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  1. Cheers guys, I plan on making one good one and casting loads Kev, I had that kit but sold it although I wish I kept it now. Lots of filling to do on this kit by the looks of it from a dry-fit.
  2. Forgot to put, I find ali tube better, as it's softer and the drill piece if held steady will go through in 2 - 3 turns. Just don't have you finger on the underside as it can go through and pierce your skin, as one found out.
  3. No, I just laid the tube on the cutting board and taped it down either side of where I was going to drill. So for the first hole I put tape either side of the mark and drilled, removed tape and then taped it back down where I wanted the next hole, had to do that 10 times. Time consuming but looks ok in the end. (and if your wondering, mine was a fuel rail for a 1/24th Airfix Me-109)
  4. When I done mine, I taped the tube down. Broke two drill pieces though! MB9T7448 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr MB9T7453 by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  5. Hi guys, I thought I would get this started. I've only got photos at the moment of the actual kit as I haven't taken any recently of what I've done, It's the Sanger IL-78 Midas vacform kit in 1/72nd. I'm not to sure on what it's going to look like when done, the fuselage looks 'OK' but the tail plane is going to need some work as to me it don't look right. I'm not one for rivet counting but I would like it to resemble a IL-76/78 at least. I'm actually building this as a IL-82 / IL-76VKP (See here for those that don't know!) I've cut out and sanded all the fuselage, made most of the bulkheads so the fuselage isn't far off going together. I'll try get an update tomorrow, although not to much to see atm! Once the fuselage is together I plan on cutting the front off to do all the interior of the cockit etc! Here's the kit for the time being. (photos taken on a set of scales that are 4ft square to give a rough size) Sanger - IL-78 'Midas' - 1/72nd scale vacform kit. by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr Sanger - IL-78 'Midas' - 1/72nd scale vacform kit. by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr Sanger - IL-78 'Midas' - 1/72nd scale vacform kit. by Rainbow 1984, on Flickr
  6. Just replied to your email John, Great news on the Defiant! Really looking foward to that being released.
  7. I don't get how it works, but on a good note I would LOVE a model Mil-6 in 32nd!
  8. Proper smart work there. I've got this kit and one day hope to do it justice like this.
  9. Quite looking forward to this! Didn't want to shell out the above cost just yet.
  10. Hi Nick, Just a quick answer from me as I'm packing up at work. Ideally, you need a tripod. Set the camera to A (I'm not a Nikon man, but I think A is the same as Canon's Av.) A being Aperture setting. If you set the numbers to f/22 (the higher the better) this will slow your shutter speed down (this is where a tripod is needed). In short, the higher the number, the smaller the Aperture = more in focus. If you set it at f/3.5 (or there abouts) your setting the lens at a larger Aperture = less in focus, you also get a fast shutter doing this. be warned though, if your camera sensor is dirty, the smaller the Aperture ( ie: f/22 etc) will pick up dirt on the image, so don't be alarmed if you looked at your photo and have a black dot, small hair line on the image. If you don't have a tripod, up the ISO to around ISO500/ISO600 and set the A between f/10 or f/16, this will set the shutter speed slightly slower, but decent enough to be hand held. Although, photos won't be as good. It all depends on your lighting, and where your taking the photo. I'm going offline now, so will check back tomorrow. Hopefully someone has explained it better. Best of luck!
  11. Lol, Iain I'm starting with a Skyvan, something a little easy to break me in. But i'm looking at certain fighters that haven't been produced in 32nd if I can master my first master. Work is starting on this after xmas, as I'm not down my dads until then. (He has the Balsa wood!)
  12. Thanks Tim, Your right it is but I can't find anything online. I've probably got the issue at my dads house somewhere too!
  13. I've actually got one, and will use it for a reference, but good call!. I'm after some plans to photocopy to the right size. I'm going for a 32nd scale one.... Hopefully it won't be to hard because it's so boxy
  14. Bit of a long shot, but does anyone know where I can get scale plans for a Short Skyvan? I'm going to embark on a new project after the new year!
  15. Radders

    Kit Prices

    How many people spend fortunes on kits only to have them in the 'stash'? I can understand the hobby, totally. I just don't get hoarding literally hundreds of kits. I'll buy a kit at any price even if it takes a while to save, but only doing so knowing that i'm going to build it. But back to the OP, I agree, some kit prices are silly!
  16. Yeah I think I get that, so it's got to be wider\deeper so that it sticks out of the vacform. When I'm nearer the time John, i'll drop you an email as I was also going to ask about getting it vacformed
  17. Hi guys, Been thinking alot lately about vacs since I got started on the Hudson. I'm going to attempted at making my own master, unsure of what aircraft yet, but it's going to be fairly large. I've got the balsa wood sorted with thanks to my dad, but I've got a question. Say i'm making a 1/32nd scale aircraft, do you have to take into account the thickness of the plastic used when vacforming (the final scale), so really I'd make the master slightly smaller? Or is that me being silly. I've no idea what i'm going to do, i'm weighing up my options with regards to engines etc to see what would be best as I wouldn't want to make engines etc! Thanks all, Radleigh.
  18. All 1/32nd scale CL-215, A-20 Havoc Hansa Jet Gulfstream 1/2/3/4 & 5
  19. You would never think so much detail goes into something so basic looking. Top notch Eric!
  20. Superb stuff, that'll be my toy if my numbers come in! I've wanted one for years.
  21. Alright Steve, I'd go for the Dauntless although I was going to say the F.3! Radleigh.
  22. LOL, Telford '14! Telford '13 i'll have the Hudson on show all being well. I'm thinking of getting the B-24 just after Christmas once the Hudson is in full flow.
  23. Hi guys, was thinking of 32nd scale using 'Tigger's' vacform kit. Decisions..
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