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Landrotten Highlander

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  1. Thanks for the offer. I was able to order earlier this week andgot the email with the links to download yesterday. Just finished saving them in my Ebooks folder.
  2. have the same problem. sent an email to their customer support but no answer as of yet edit: just tried again, and somehow it worked. Got mesel' 3 books this time
  3. so, do we order in bulk, or each individually - and if so, how do we order?
  4. I'd say leave them as is. The details are a very nice touch to the model, and any weathering would make me cringe if I were the one needing the meds.
  5. I think I would like to give it a go at that price. Does this include postage to the UK?
  6. what technique did you use forthe blue? Using a flat brush and apply as if water painting?
  7. I have been using oil paints for figure-painting for a long time an there are a number of things to consider. First: oils tend to need a relatively long period to dry completely - this is heavily dependant on layer thickness (the thicker the layer, the longer the drying time) and colour (some colours are more 'oily' than others). Many of my figures are dry to the touch after one or two days of drying (I am using a drying chamber and paint in very thin layers - as in paint a layer, then using a dry brush remove as much of the paint as possible) so I can paint another layer on top, but that does not mean that the oil is completely dry - which means It may not be wise to 'seal' it in by means of varnish as the oil cannot evaporate anymore and stays within the paint layer. Second: the student version of any brand usually has fewer pigments (that which provides the colour) and a much higher percentage of carrier (in this case natural oil as in plant oil). It is possible to remove as much of the oil as possible by letting it 'leak out' as follows: place a small amount of oil on a piece of cardboard (any cardboard will do, I use pizza boxes - the ones that are frozen, not the ones that come from a pizza delivery company such as Pizza Hut - but cereal boxes will do just as well). Leaving the paint on that surface for at least 15 minutes before using it. - but the longer you leave it, the less oil will be in the paint, the more difficult it will be to paint surfaces as the paint will not 'flow' from your brush. I have used mostly Winsor and Thalens as brands, and have found that colours such as lamp black, titanium white, raw umber, raw sienna, burnt umber and burnt sienna have a low percentage of oil compared with for instance 'Prussian Blue' (very oily stuff, dries with a sheen if not used with care). To use as a wash on plastic kits (non-figures) I mix the oil paint with turpentine substitute (cheaper than the real artist turpentine, which I use for my figures). I do not think this is a major issue with the washes, but for historical subjects in my figure painting I try not to dilute my oils at all, as they tend to show some erratic behaviour - mostly altering the exact colour shade I am after, or drying with a sheen where without thinner I have a completely matt finish. Hope this helps.
  8. Pulling up a chair, as I too have this in my stash.
  9. I too would like to open up one of the engine bays, hence my comment of having this would be a nice addition to the kit.
  10. I can empathise (I had to let 3 cats depart in piece before the one I got now). My worst one was the first casualty - cancer on his spleen, diagnosed on Thursday, a fight with his pal on Saturday, Sunday evening all was over for him. Still miss him, best pal I ever had.
  11. I think the quality of work justifies working on it for 3 years. Rushing never brought anything good in exitence.
  12. Looks to me based on the B&W picture that the left wing is white, the right wing orange, while the fuselage has a white band at top and bottom and orange sides?
  13. He must be an agent of the dark side........
  14. oooohhhh the suspense...... it is killing me......
  15. Seems like a good place to look at planes up close AND remain dry. Is on the bucket list if I ever decide to visit the States. EDIT: glad I did not fly that drone - got caught in a wire once and bumped into two planes ...... oops
  16. was easier to find than i thought couple of posts down is a discription of the different types of scribes. hope this helps
  17. I believe I saw a post in the Q&A: tips and techniques part of this site. might want to have a look there as I seem to recall something that you have to snap off like photoetch and it could do all sorts of fancy lines (even right into corners) but am too tired and dizzy to look now. Might have a go tomorrow if you have not found it by then - I believe it could be bought at hannants and did not seem too expensive.
  18. in my opinion we committed on the quality of the kit, not the currency rate. Having said that, it would be nice if the yen dropped significantly when payment is due.....
  19. This was my first plane I ever built - 1/72 of course. Now getting the urge to find one myself on 1/32.....
  20. I purchased this kit and am very pleased with it. Very clean production needing next to no clean up work. It is currently waiting a basecoat before painting - probably using mixed media (oils for skin and leather, acrylics for cloth.
  21. You can also considerr changing the tubing with a simple rod? that way the risk of crushing the cutted area is non-existent.
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