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Gloucester Nige

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About Gloucester Nige

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  1. Gloucester Nige

    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Me too Iain, OOB is great but it wears a little thin after a while eh... I haven't looked closely at anything other than the IP yet. I know nothing about the subject so cannot advise. I do have a reference book on the way from the USA so as soon as it arrives I'll check it out. The IP is very flat looking and could do with a replacement that has more defined bezels etc. Airscale to the rescue??
  2. Gloucester Nige

    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've seen no mention of the ball turret on this kit? Does one assume it's OK accuracy wise then??
  3. Why thank you Rog. That reply must have taken an age to write. It would appear clear that I should be looking forward to getting the ZM P-51B in my stash then.
  4. Gloucester Nige

    HK Models 01E010: 1/32 Lancaster B Mk I

    I didnt spot that in my review Kev.. I did however notice my Eratum has the 'M' missing from emergency!! So, I have the choice of Pull Hand in Emergency or Pull Hard in E ergency. (I think some splicing will be necessary)
  5. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    Check my sprue review vid at 27:50. Please confirm if this is in fact correct. I'm not trying tp plug my vid, it's just easier this way than saving a snip and posting it. EDIT:- I can confirm those support rods are actually there, and shouldn't be, unless you're modelling your kit in major overhaul or restoration? I now need to look into exactly what needs to be removed, just the rod or is there something at either end that has been molded on by HK?
  6. Gloucester Nige

    HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command

    Great work Iain.. I remember you "taught" me that trick with the sharpie on the edge of the glazing, on your He111 build. I have applied it to every clear part join ever since. I'll be interested to see if it helps to disguise the joint once polished? Thanks again for posting...
  7. I have a Trumpy P-51B which I believe is way off in many areas? I have a Revell G6 which I believe it's way off in many areas? I have a Fly AR234, but am not sure what it's like? Buildability or accuracy? Will the ZM kits be better than the above? Are their 219 and 335 better than Revell/HKM?
  8. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    This is the same product I think, and is what I use. They are invaluable for plolishing PE or removing excess glue from PE mesh etc. The bristles do tend to break off however and must be vacuumed up immediately.. for obvious reasons. RS also do spare tips for them. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-cleaning-brushes/0514868/ I'm not sure theyre man enough for removing EPM's, but will be good for cleaning up after scraping. They are also available with a wire brush end.
  9. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    I would like to see this guys post removed please. I find it offensive to be told I am describing an aircraft component incorrectly, incorrectly pronounced by an Englishman describing a British Aircraft component?? and to be called a "model Nerd" is not appropriate for someone who has been modelling for 49 years and has been a member on this site for many years.
  10. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    And your point is?? What did I mis-pronounce? As for being called a model Nerd.. what exactly do you mean?? Please define a model Nerd?
  11. Gloucester Nige

    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Thankyou!!
  12. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry, I dont remember your name!! We did meet up at Telford back in 2012, when we both parked in the same little car park just down the road. You carried in a beautiful SU-27 and I bought loads of kits. I look forward to tucking into this kit and will probably start by removing the EPM's so that I can calm down and forget they were ever there lol.
  13. Gloucester Nige

    HobbyBoss 1:32 Liberator GR Mk.VI - RAF Coastal Command

    I'll certainly be interested in those drawings Iain. I have B-25 and P-61 resin wheels here. Did you want me to measure up the nose wheels for you? I see True Details are going to release a resin set for this kit, but the're capped. I much prefer to see the wheel rather than a flat disc really.
  14. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    Hello Phartycroc. Thanks for posting those pics. I agree, those teardrops do look good, thanks for posting the method you used to affix them. Of course, the benefit in doing it this way that you havent mentioned is that they can easily be removed if you %£$& it up. Please remind me.. what is used to remove future from clear parts. I will also agree, as mentioned in my review, those clear parts are some of the clearest I've ever seen!! I will however, "wait and see" on those EPM's?? I hate the bloody things, and probably have a mental issue with them?? As I mentioned in my review, they'll not be easy to remove, and they shouldn't be there in the first place. HKM have shown what they are capable of.. this kit reflects both ends of the scale in my opinion. Still, whinging over.. it is a beautiful kit and I am really looking forward to building the cockpit. Yes.. just the cockpit!!Then we'll take it from there.... Thanks again for posting those lovely pics. May I ask.. how much of an issue was the fit between front and rear fuse sections? Can the nose turret be removed even after the fairing has been fitted over the top of it?
  15. Gloucester Nige

    HK Lanc review

    I've obviously not been at all clear.. oh that makes a change!! NOT!! I am trying to say that, in my opinion, manufacturers should try to aviod EPM's on visible surfaces by using the tab type, or indeed adding sprue across openings with an ejector pin on it, much like WNW do. The funny part for me with the Lanc kit is that there are about a million pads on the fuselage halves, there are pads on other parts too, but on some parts, the bomb bay sidewalls for example, there are EPM's and external pads. In this post I refer to EPM's as the marks on the model surface, and I refer to pads as the external ones off the part but attached via sprue.
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