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About TimHepplestone

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 01/30/1969

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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  1. Great job on the weathered black . Any tips.
  2. Next on the bench will be Academy’s big Hornet.I’ll be building it as the Canadian CF -118 version flown during operation Mobile in Libya 2011. Any advise as to a reasonable load out and has anyone got any experience with the kit? Thanks all
  3. He was a genius. Will be sadly missed
  4. I really enjoyed mine. I think revell are giving good value for money with this one. Enjoy!
  5. Thanks ever so much. Think that will prove helpful. Solves what seems to be the Achilles heel of many P38 1/48 kits as well
  6. Lovely job. How was the kit? I picked one up second hand and it’s on my to do list.
  7. Yep. Got a Dspaie circle cutter from them. No problems
  8. I am blessed / cursed with some humbrol acrylic gloss. Sometimes it works beautifully and other times it develops tiny cracks as it dries
  9. Fantastic paint job. Which metallics did you use?
  10. Awesome picture. Thanks for posting. As to the original question on this thread note a distinctly hard edge to the camouflage on the fuselage
  11. Thanks for all the great responses. I found this in an edition of Wingleader magazine ( a great publication by the way), it’s a mosquito that took part in the Amiens raid which is close to the airframe I want to model. Once again the edges of the camouflage are tight but slightly feathered. If anyone has reference photos of mosquitoes showing weathering I would greatly appreciate it.
  12. They’re some really interesting posts on this forum. Frankly, when I started this thread it was with a mosquito in mind and not a Spit, and in the vain hope that there was a standard followed by the RAF during WW2 . Obviously this is not the case. Just another thing that make this hobby so fascinating
  13. That’s a great picture. I guess it confirms the old adage of check your references.
  14. Recently in several model magazines I’m seeing more builds where paper or tape masks , applied flush to the model, have even used to create hard edged demarcations on RAF camouflage subjects. My preference is always to create a softer edged appearance either by using a mask slightly lifted off the surface or by freehand spraying. Does anyone have any thoughts on what would be more historically accurate though? My reference photos seem to show a slightly soft edge although interpreting old period photos can be difficult Thanks in advance Tim
  15. Added myself. A scarce South African it seems
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