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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. Hi Paul. I wish I had a simple answer. I tend to spray at around 12 to 15 as Earnest says. Lower pressure if heavily thinned when doing post shading etc. I also find the gloss paints tend to spray easier at lower pressure than the flat paints. The new tamiya lacquer acrylics I’m still experimenting a bit. Best advise I can give as practice, practice and practice. I sometimes find myself adjusting the pressure just on the feel of the spray without even looking at the gauge. All that said , I do enjoy them and with and generally get good results. I’d advise sacrificing a cheap kit as a paint mule.
  2. Does anyone know of a commercial lighting kit for HK ‘1/32 lanc. Have seen the model masters kit that includes engine sets. But am more interested in internal lighting and landing lights etc. any ideals?
  3. Evil- bay up to its nasty tricks. For what its worth I picked one up from a LHS here in Johannesburg for R1400. (About 70 quid) a few months ago. Just waiting for a resin cockpit and then will get on with it, warts and all.
  4. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/bomb-found-on-beach-used-by-dambusters-187746/ Amazing find. Assuming it was a practice bomb?
  5. Beautiful job. Finish looks great. I have one in the stash and am thinking about doing it a desert camo version. Although I’m struggling to find decals . how was the build. Any major fit issues or pitfalls?
  6. Came across this while exploring a little museum in Swakopmund, Namibia. Spent a week there in Feb and thoroughly enjoyed the country and the town, anyway the majority of the exhibits are dedicated to archeology, geology, wildlife and culture of the area. Tucked away in one area was this. An old Ventura propeller. I’m no expert but I believe it to be the propeller from a SAAF Venture which went down during rescue attempts of the mv Dunedin Star in 1942. But if anyone knows anymore about it I would love to know more
  7. Vinyl wire used by fly fisherman. The black version looks just like black rubber in color because, well it is black rubber. Also takes thin superglue very well
  8. Tamiya’s famous 1/32 Mosquito. I don’t think I need to say anything about the kit. It’s simply brilliant. Almost ruined it with Humbrol acrylic Matt varnish. The horrible stuff left white marks all over the place. Fortunately many hours of careful sanding with micromesh removed the worst of it
  9. Working in Africa we get some unusual patients. Gaboon Viper for pregnancy ultrasound.
  10. Great job on the weathered black . Any tips.
  11. 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
  12. He was a genius. Will be sadly missed
  13. I really enjoyed mine. I think revell are giving good value for money with this one. Enjoy!
  14. 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
  15. Lovely job. How was the kit? I picked one up second hand and it’s on my to do list.
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