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Iain last won the day on November 17

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About Iain

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  • Birthday 05/22/1966

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    Flying (Private Pilot's Licence and currently learning to fly hot air balloon), Models, occasional magazine contributor, photography, Lotus Cars, 80's motorcycles and this interweb thingy...

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  1. I've only got the one LST - but I can see that it could get addictive! Iain
  2. Merci! Decision made - I'll use the kit one on mine... Iain
  3. Beautiful build! I understand what you mean about this kit - I'm working on one at the moment - so understand how much work you've put in. Love the weathering. BTW - is that the kit propeller? If it is I'll go that route too - I've been mulling on possible replacement - but that looks good... Iain
  4. Possibly due to different points of entry/or only a percentage being 'fully processed' as part of trials? It's only a thought/pure conjecture - I have no contacts in the customs service. I also have a kit en route - but posted later than yours - and mine looks like it's left Poland. Hopefully it gets processed through customs before Jan 1st - or there will probably be charges to pay. Iain
  5. As well as the current pandemic situation, I suspect there may be delays at UK customs as we approach the end of the transition period. Iain
  6. Don't be sorry - perfectly understandable. And great project! Iain
  7. Hi Fabio, Your images aren't visible - try removing the [img] tags. Regards, Iain
  8. In unrelated news (with respect to wing fixes) these turned up in the post this morning. I didn't know they were a 'thing' until I spotted them on Ebay, whilst searching for something completely unrelated the other day: I also have the Vector engine and cowling set on the way - might arrive tomorrow. Iain
  9. Aha - they still do 1.5mm - see https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Impact-Polystyrene-Sheet-1-5x457x305mm-Clear-HIPS/291549937244?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D44fa1a6507a547b68195f3222b97e274%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D301724583107%26itm%3D291549937244%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109 Iain
  10. Took a bit of searching, but found it on Ebay - from a company called Spiratronics here in the UK. Now listing 1mm, rather than 1.5mm: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301724583107 I'm assuming its HIPS, as described. I haven't done any more with it - but appears to work well... Iain
  11. As an aside - I built the Tamiya 'action sound' Zero a few years back to entertain youngsters/families at shows - which it did a treat. Great fun! If Tamiya did an equivalent set with their 1:32 Spitfire IX - and a digitised Merlin soundtrack - I'd rip their metaphorical arm off for one! The Revell one does seem a little pricey, but I'm not keen on the base kit either... Iain
  12. Draw up B-24 wing inserts in Rhino... Cockpit work Tornado F3 conversion. Iain
  13. No printing progress this weekend, but spent a few more hours earlier learning how to use more features that come with Meshmixer software: I now have a 3D model of the front 3rd of the fuselage split vertically - and horizontally into 6 parts - and scaled correctly to 1:32. And I now know how to precisely add a cut-out for the bomb bay - as well as the main undercarriage bay. May do an update next week with some screen grabs... Another few steps further up the learning curve! Have fun. Iain
  14. Apologies to everyone that's been following this for the lack of updates - but a little news, maybe... Modding the kit wing spar to fit with the new wing profiles really wasn't working. I now have an FDM type 3D Printer and have practiced printing successfully with HIPS High Impact Polystyrene - model kit plastic! So, moving on with a wing fix I'm drawing up (as part of my attempt to learn Rhino 3D Modelling software) complete spars for 3D printing that will now run from the fuselage centreline out to the mid-point of the wing - a few mm outboard of the outb
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