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  1. Our rockets are designed for the Typhoon, but we also sell Mosquito mounting stubbs so with a bit of simple work remove the old stubs and replace, The mark 3 rail and mosquito stubs were done by Dave Brown so very happy with them. Bob
  2. Just did a quick trawl Banff Strike Wing at War between £15.90 and £159.00 " you do the math" Bob
  3. I think the Special Hobby are based on the Tempest the rails are ok but the mountings are wrong for the Typhoon and Mosquito Our rockets are for the Typhoon but we also have the correct mounting stubs for the Mosquito. The best reference for rocket placement is Mosquito FB VI by Dave Brown airframe systems and wartime usage. and for Banff Wing is Banff Strike Wing at War by Les Taylor you can still get this at reasonable price if you trawl a bit but some sites are silly money.. If you need anything drop me a PM Bob
  4. I've been playing with Indian Ink it's water based a bit like concentrate wash you thin to what you want. Bob
  5. Fishing tackle shops they use lead wire for fly tying Bob
  6. Grahams correct if it is the similar PU resin we use in the flexi Mr S 1500 works Bob
  7. David Parker is also editor of Air Modeller some of the LSP builds are outstanding Bob
  8. dull the metal finish and look at the ground on the picture browns and yellows washed down Bob
  9. Will try to locate what I have, trying to get the books sorted out after the move has been a bit fun but starting to get there I have quite a few on the Ju88 as we did a few bits in 1/48 will keep you posted. Bob
  10. Hi Tommy, I'm setting up a workshop in out buildings so first job is move the books, will keep you posted bob
  11. There is quite a lot information out there, I did a trawl years ago for 1/48 some good photos and some "drawings" always check the photos with this kind of project. Good news I have some information bad news the library is still in boxes in a stable after the move. If I find anything will let you know. Bob
  12. 1/35 makes sence for this type of aircraft, since V1 and V2 plus all supporting vehicles, cranes and railway stuff all 1/35 a diorama with the fuselage cranned of a railway wagon !! Bob
  13. Bench height is not as important as your chair hopefully one thats good on your back which is adjustable to where you want to be in relation to your work. I have two work areas a workbench height and a normal desk height. My tool of choice was a Stokke Balans swivel Not cheap but bloody good, bought it when I finished in mining, there is no end of good chairs available now. Bob
  14. Bob MDC

    Luftwaffe cockpit sets.

    Never say never, I can work with stupid prices it's being a ' sweaty' that brings the worst out in me
  15. Bob MDC

    Luftwaffe cockpit sets.

    Yes, We are thinning it down stuff that's not selling or very -very slow that needs re-moulding also a lot of the kits are no longer available so trying to slip into semi retirement plus I have a couple of pet projects that I want to spend time on. Bob
  16. Bob MDC

    1/32 Hurricane

    We brought out the Typhoon (cottage industry kit) also rockets (two flavours) and some other bits, we're happy with the returns
  17. Strange normally football supporters and fountains !!!!
  18. As some of you know I've done a bit of casting over the years (started 1966) apart from my stint in mining then started MDC 25 years ago and we do a bit of casting. On the talc side I agree with Graham as you are introducing a powder this will result in the mould not closing properly causing mould lines and flash, for casting were are 100% vacuum but may have to go into pressure for clear On the materials side with the fastcasts a couple of cycles in the tank and demould in 45 minutes ( I only have the resin under vacuum for about 90 seconds total) there's even a new silicon 8 minutes pot life and 20 minutes demould so you can turn a part round in about an hour Only ever use a one part mould and cut the part out. On the companies side Graham is correct most reps are not the best help, they tend to tell you who is using their resin and I have been asked to help a company out by training at my place nice thought but think of the phone calls If you are buying a small vacuum set up use a proper vacuum engineering company and not a tool company that has one or two items, as the engineering company will normally have an entry level unit or a second hand unit that has been traded back, these guys know vacuum so are really helpful and sometimes know more about application than resin reps. Bob
  19. The casting side of the business is getting a lot of fantasy work in 54mm (aka 1/32) initially it was " well that's interesting but !! " now it's selling like hot cakes and more companies are getting into the scale. Will "watch this space" Bob
  20. Gunze every time for me, Ok I was the UK distributer for over ten years but the reason for that was Mr Surfacer paint on wipe of even when hard even the new Mr white putty R is great, also with the epoxy putty's a touch of thinner and they smooth down to zero. Since I have no commercial ties to GSI Creos I've tried all lot of the other products for my demo spot at the UK Nats. I still find the GSI product to perform the best and as good part of my time is working with 3D prints the Mr Surfacers are the tool of choice Bob
  21. I use a Proxxon tool through their transformer so you can slow the power to the tool then lower the speed of the tool at ultra low speed it can be a bit jumpy https://www.proxxon.com/uk/ Sorry guys another case of pornography for model makers Bob
  22. This is another option the guys at Air Modeller like these http://www.vertigo-miniatures.com/vertigo/eshop/15-1-VERTIGO-JIGS Price looks fair Bob
  23. Did you check the "Fantasy Panzer from Amusing Hobby" Hollow coil springs !!!!
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