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  1. Ohhh most awesome Jan - my two landed end of last week from Hannants. Forgot the seatbelts so will need to place another order - shame huh Thanks for blasting the way ….. I just need to find time to start mine but will watching so you can catch all the nasties for us - been awaiting a correct sized version of this pretty (in my eyes) plane. Keep it coming - Taff
  2. Aye mate give it a go on a tester - I said the same at the time Mal told me. But then you would do it for a decal! I have definatly had less problems with paint lifting sinse I have started doing it this way. As said depends on what and how i'm applying the mask - on or over! Taff
  3. Hi Max love it mate - this is going to look super cool when it’s all finished. Answer your question about spraying a light clear under the masks - yes I do but a very thin coat it seems to help the mask to stick and less chance of paint liffting. I also get less bleed along any panel lines. I still warm it with may finger heat and run a toothpick gently along it to make sure. It was a Tip I got from Mal at Miraclemasks. Don’t use it every time Max depends what i’m doing but on a job over camo then yes I would. Happy Days - Taff "D
  4. Thanks Viper - a couple huh I wish you luck when you break into them! I see lots of filling and sanding in your future ask me how I know!!!!! Cheers - Taff
  5. Thanks Starfighter - sure will! But if I go much slower I'd be on full stop! never been a fast builder execpt when I was 10 then it would be built, painted and hanging from the celing in a day. Cheers - Dave
  6. Cheers Tom - not sure i’m even making Glacial Speed at the moment. I have given the wings and tails another squirt of silver - this has thrown up some more surface issues on the tail so more wet and dry and a scrape of filler…… just when I thought I might be able to chuck some paint about!!! But happy days - stay safe - Taff
  7. As I said before - it’s going to look way beyond cool when its all done. Smoke looks fab and thanks for sharing the technique. Cheers - Taff
  8. Hi Folks about time I did a bit of an update on these two beasts I am a bit on from this but still in wing hell or is it fun! These things are nearly beating me for the second time. I know they are old kits but the fit is just about there abouts if you are lucky. You need plenty of superglue, talk sandpaper, files, filler and Mr surface - only got 500 left in my stock now and with no shows allowed at the moment! Not sure when i’ll get a re-supply of the others. So onward - First remove the kits vortex generators - remember to draw the lines to line them back up. Then lots of brass bits from Flightpath and my home made ones. Loads of cut fold and cleaned up stuck on - and then knocked off and swearing whilst hunted around on hands and knees fighting the carpet monster to give um back and then re stick. We have all been there! Then the big air guard things on the leading edges - also put the top nav lights on. These where a really bad fit and are defiantly showing their age. Some very carful sanding and then sticking them on to some plastic card helps to keep them on flat. Nice to get some colour on at last. It is a little victory. Moving on to the RAF one which will be sitting on its legs. Look at the thick plastic wasn’t going to fight this bit - choosing my battles so just some rough detail you don’t see a lot when the leg is in. For the leg I cut the mounting lugs off and drilled through so I could paint this bit once the wings where sealed up and then feed a bit of brass tube in to the holes. I have drilled the outside wing aswell to line up - also this will give the outriggers a bit more of solid joint. Then a squirt of rattle can aluminium paint to see what it looks like - a few bits to clean up but not bad for two semi finished bat wings - only taken ohhhh er 3 years to get these. Next up was the wing tips fight number 2 - the fist fight being the USMC one. Learnt some lessons from them. First don’t worry to much about neat yet just whack the plastic card in and lots of thin glue. You get a chance to neaten once it all dry and rubbed back. You can see from the Plastic card that these things don’t line up very well. Then on top of that the wings where a bit short shot on the leading edge. Oh the joys huh! Does show my Nav lights that I have made. the kit ones where moulded to the wings but I think the moulds are definitely showing there senior age as the definition was just about there but very soft. I do like my Silhouette. First time trying to cut plastic with it. Didn’t go through but was enough to run a blade around to cut them out. So proves that I have been tinkering away at these things for what feels like ages. Not on the SOD yet - been close but I am still just about going. They are a bit further on with the wings just about done. Both tails are started but not finished. Looking forward to getting some colour down at some point so till next time enjoy everybody and stay safe Cheers Taff
  9. Good luck Brian I know how much the airframe means to you but wow you have far more patience than me mate all this would have blown my brain’s fuze by now! Looks like it's going to be a bun fighter all the way but keep it going mate looking good so far. All the best Taff
  10. Nice base mate - so you use the foam tube. Interesting thought you might have squirted the expanding foam on to get some random organic shapes and them some cotton wool whilst it was still sticky for smoky texture. Looking forward to seeing it how it’s done. Sorry for the bum-steer on the motor looks like they might be stopping doing them - but still design their big 1/24 stuff to use them. Well good hunting and hope you find one will defiantly save you some bother You can really start to see how this is going to finish - nice!!!!! Taff
  11. Love this and the display is going to be way beyond cool looking at the others you have done. Just incase you didn’t know Airfix do a lecky motor kit to fit their 24th scale kits. If this kit is like the Mossie it is as close to a click fit as is posable especially compared to their older kits Mail order way better than fighting the masses at the mo! https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/airfix-electric-motor-1-24.html Really looking forward to seeing the end of this build - almost tempting me to break into the piggy bank Cheers - Taff
  12. I have had good results in the past by drawing these in a computer. As you are using simple shapes think anything would do. I use Illustrator draw a 3mm circle and a dot - centre H / centre V. Print it out and use it as a template. Bit of white glue to hold it whilst I mark up. Nice and simple - well to my simple mind Cheers - Taff
  13. Well that’s got my wallet rippling with anticipation toss-up between this and the Mossie for my favourite WW2 plane. When can I get my mitts on it!!!!! I need it now!!!!!! Taff
  14. Very smart looks supper cool Doesn’t show any of the fight you said you had. I have the D to build at some point when I feel brave enough to start!!! Is that the kit undercarriage or a replacement? Very nice job - Taff
  15. Pretty darn cool looking plane Kev - not to crappy to my eyes at all. Taff "D
  16. No electrician so will bow to these with a lot more knowledge than me - but what about one of the electric motors Airfix make for use in there 1/24 scale planes. Its an off the shelf solution that has been used in kits. Might be worth a look. Cheers - Taff
  17. Thanks Kev - as long As I get to take some pics today might actual have something to show soon! Trying not to let them break me again! Looking at the date stamp on the pics I started rubbing these back - 3 years ago now. Cheers - Taff
  18. Yes please Kev - at least that will give me the incentive to build - this is going to take a while. Still stuck in wings trying not to let them beat me! Happy Days - Taff
  19. Looks pretty darn good Kev - and something i’ve never seen before so makes it all twice as interesting. Go for it with the Silhouette mate - once done yer’ll never go back!!!! Happy Days - Taff
  20. Hi Brad Not for me mate I'm still fighting just the wings on the harriers - think if I get something resembling a plane by Christmas I'll count that as a victory. Think my ambition out weighed my ability and speed So if you can lift mine out of the Group Build and put in to the general WIP at least it will give me the incentive to keep bashing away Thanks - Taff
  21. Amazing work as usual Peter - metallurgist workings at its very best! You been to Ikea then - nice cabinet which one did you go for? Got say really sets of the models! Happy Days - Taff
  22. Yeah nice progress Peter and as always inspiring work Who did you go with for your photo host in the end Peter - toying with moving from PB myself Happy Days - Taff
  23. Wow - just amazing. Makes my efforts look like a fumble in the dark. Thanks for posting - Taff
  24. Yeah Max - mind numbing - that's why I thought Id stick the landing flaps together. At least look like I have done something other than sand and dig holes - but that just opened another can of worms!!!! Oh the joys of this hobby huh!!!!! Ceers - Taff
  25. Don’t knock it mate sometimes it really doesn’t pay to look to closely at your pictures - so half a pixel blurred can help!!!
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