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  1. Plasto

    Question about Revell's Seafire

    A Seafire 1b was basically a Navalised Vb as per the Wikipedia article Mike posted earlier. The old Revell kit is a Spitfire 1a or II or at a pinch in a dark room at 20 paces could pass as a Va.... The older Revell kits originate from much gentler times so applying a modern critical lens is probably a bit harsh... Whatever you decide to do with it have fun....
  2. Plasto

    Question about Revell's Seafire

    If you want a more accurate Seafire 1 then you would be better off starting with a better base kit of the Vb than the Revell kit provides. However older Revell kits have a charm of their own so building it nicely OOB would yeild a nice if not too accurate model.
  3. Plasto

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    WnW’s operation is discussed at length in this excellent podcast... https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/on-the-bench/id1262869310?mt=2&i=1000414450000 worth listening to.. It explains concisely why they pick the subjects they do and out of that you learn to understand that no amount of forum ‘discussion’ will really influence that process... HTH John
  4. Plasto

    Wingnut Wings Taube 07/14/18 Wings

    Why not paint the base silver and then use one of those silver gel pens to draw the squiggles onto the cowl. As long as you get two contrasting silvers it would work.. Just a thought.....
  5. Plasto

    Revell P51-D

    Plasmo is the YouTube guy.... I don’t have a YT channel as such but I do have a IG account... Check out gadfly models. Anyhow glad your like the build. Cheers John
  6. Plasto

    Wingnut Wings Taube 07/14/18 Wings

    Cowls look good.... I didnt realise Tamiya enamel is not available every where... Its fine paint ( for enamel)...
  7. Hi, I have never built a WnW kit before , and was feeling enthused to build one after listening to an interview with Richard Alexander on the OTB podcast which I listen to as I commute to work..However I do find myself with 2 in the stash.. A Snipe which was an Xmas present and a SE5a' Hisso' which was in our club bring and buy sale for a reasonable $40.00. Since both of these feature a reasonable amount of rigging which is a bit off putting from the perspective of you might stuff it up and ruin a nice (and expensive) kit. I thought I'd try my hand at the Junkers D.1 a monoplane with almost no rigging. To get my hand in... So I have made a start and have been experiencing the things that make WnW 'famous'. The fit on the cockpit parts has been really good the whole assembly pretty much 'clicks' together and you can dry-fit and then disassemble for paint.. Im in the process of doing the base paint on the cockpit parts ATM then the decals then the PE and then button that up before moving onto the engine.... I really like the clever cutouts / slots for the seatbelts to sit in.. Cheers John...
  8. Plasto

    Revell P51-D

    Hi All, I finally got round to adding a bit of paint to the P-51... [/url] A few more things to do before the decals.. Cheers John
  9. My Flaps have arrived. They are superb... I can now progress with my build... Cheers John
  10. Plasto

    Will Revell P-51 wings fit Tamiya kit?

    You still have to fill the Revell wings...Admittedy not as much as the Tamiya wings but it still has to be done if you want factory smooth wings....
  11. Plasto


    Al, Checking kit parts directly against drawings is something that seems to be reasonably common in the modeling world. There are lots of factors that make the practice a bit questionable if your searching for ultimate accuracy plus in 25+ years in engineering I’ve never seen anyone place a component on a production drawing as a method of assessing its final accuracy. Modellers however for the most part are not engineers. I’m currently using a set of Bentley plans in my 1/32 Typhoon build. I find those very good. I think that well used drawings can be really helpful. Plonking a kit fuselage 1/2 on a ‘scale’ drawing and then bemoaning a minor difference is possibly not the best use or practice. Doing that to get a general idea for shape is possibly useful. HTH John
  12. Plasto

    Revell 1/32 Hawker Typhoon Canopy.

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I’ll have to cast a pattern and vac form a replacement.. Cheers John
  13. Hi, I’m currently building the Revell ‘car door’ Typhoon. The kit canopy is a product of its time. Does anyone produce a vac form replacement? Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers John
  14. Plasto

    P-51 doors and flaps

    How long does it take after engine shutdown for the hydraulic pressure to bleed off and the inner doors to drop down to the lowered position? Also after start up and with the engine running as hydraulic pressure builds up do the doors then close up??
  15. Plasto

    Tamiya Silver Lacquer Paint...

    I think he’s talking about this.. https://flic.kr/p/23kjJSh Which is relatively new to the market.. I’m using it currently on a 1/48 F-86D along with some alclad.. it’s a fine paint similar to Gunze super metallic.