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  1. You can feed the end of a bit of sandpaper into the slot and wrap it around the bit to use for sanding. Haven't tried it myself as have the D400.
  2. Another spectacular model John. The mottling and weathering are really well done - congratulations!
  3. Thanks for that Ryan. With their usual attention to detail, Tamiya actually have a nice moulding of the closed vent intake on the leading edge of the wing. I might consider drilling it out later to represent it in the open position. So, work on the wheel wells continues. Sean and Alex in their A6M2 builds and Ryan in his tweak list have all highlighted problems in this area, particularly if you are making some modifications. As I've mentioned previously, Tamiya have designed this kit to have retractable landing gear which has resulted in some compromises. In an effort to save space
  4. Thanks very much Sepp, Rod, and Reuben, the kind comments from folks around here certainly give me extra inspiration!
  5. Thanks very much guys, I appreciate your comments!
  6. Spectacular effort Brett! The raised rivet detail combined with spot on weathering is fantastic - congratulations!
  7. Thanks Kev, Ernest, and Maru, appreciate your comments! Thanks Maru for suggesting the engines thread, have posted the Double Wasp over there.
  8. Great engines all! Thanks Tom for starting the thread and Maru for the suggestion - engines and cockpits can really be little models within a model! Here's my R-2800 Double Wasp from Tamiya's magnificent F4U-1A kit. Cheers, Kirby
  9. Thanks Maru, appreciate your comments! Yes, it took me many hours, more than I was planning. The problem is once I start adding detail I tend to get a bit carried away!
  10. Beautiful model John, been a pleasure to follow along! Have bookmarked this as a reference for when I eventually start my bigger 1/24 Mossie... Cheers, Kirby
  11. Great work John, I particularly like the weathering job you've done on the tyres - very convincing!
  12. Hey guys, my latest Tamiya A6M5 Zero. Eduard interior set and some scratch building. Cheers, Kirby
  13. Thanks Rockie, Jamme, and Mark, appreciate your comments! You're right John, my spares box is full of half used PE frets! Ah thanks Ryan, I was looking for a picture of the other wall - good to know the PE is accurate for at least one side! So, after giving it some thought I've decided to use the PE enhancement on both sides of the wheel well despite inaccuracy of the lightening hole positions on one side because a) it will look significantly better than simply drilling the holes, and b) the PE ribs are designed to fit properly with both
  14. Looking terrific John! The 262 really does have beautiful lines. Love your idea of holding small parts with a suitable attachment point with a pin vice!
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