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  1. I made a CA accelerator applicator like this: using one of the CA bottle fine tip extenders and the squeeze bulb from an eye dropper. I often decant a wee bit of accelerator into a small mixing cup first and take what I need from there with this applicator just so I don't have a large bottle sitting open on the workbench waiting to be knocked over. cheers, Graham
  2. Well done. Nice turned machine effect on the cowl. cheers, Graham
  3. I too would like pass on my thanks to Troy. If it were not for his postings here about these wonderful David Union tools I would never have known about them. I am in Canada and Troy will ship to the Great White North for a quite reasonable sum. I do however like to shop local if I can and I did manage to find several sources for the David Union tools in Canada. All told I might have saved $10 to $20 buying from Troy it would likely have taken 3 weeks plus or minus to make it's journey North through the postal system. One of those local sources turned out to be less than hours drive away. Interestingly these Canadian sources are all stores catering exclusively to the Gunpla / Gundam crowd. I have been using the D400 sander for about a week and I am still coming to terms with it's use, trying to find that sweet spot between grit, speed, and application force to the work piece. I have to keep reminding myself that it is a detail sander and is not a bulk removal tool. cheers, Graham ( in Ottawa, Canada )
  4. Sow's ear to silk purse indeed, well done. I have seen these kits around for a very long time but this is by far the nicest finished one. I don't recognize the pilot. Is that Bob and Doug's younger brother? cheers, Graham
  5. the smile and expression of joy says it all. Made my day too. cheers, Graham
  6. I don't have a God Hand cutter but have read much online about them. I don't have a Dspiae or Trumpeter version either. I do have something very similar to the Tamiya pointed sharp pointed side cutter no 123 that works well and I quite like. They may be Tsunoda brand who perhaps make the Tamiya ones. But, something that I do have which I use all the time are what are called cutting tweezers. They come in a variety tip shapes and prices vary from inexpensive to very expensive. I use several quite a lot for delicate electronics work like cutting 38 and 40 awg wires using a very fine tip cutting tweezer. Very easy to use and have a very nice touch and feel in the squeezing cutting action that is easy to control. For cutting small parts from trees I use one of the larger types referred to as a type 15a or 15AGW: https://www.amazon.com/Cutting-Tweezer-Stainless-Inches-TWZ-801-60/dp/B0058ECBQY/ref=sr_1_5 https://www.amazon.com/15AGW-Carbon-Cutting-Tweezer-Overall/dp/B004UN8G8Q/ref=sr_1_3 They can get pricey but if you shop around you an usually find one made in Pakistan or India for reasonable prices that are still pretty decent quality and suitable for snipping plastic. cheers, Graham
  7. Indeed. Describes my everyday routine cheers, Graham
  8. Food of the Gods for some may be Vegemite or Marmite. I had a friend at work who liked both, tried both but they were not to my liking. My preference for Food of the Gods is more for fish and brewis with scruncheons. cheers, Graham
  9. Indeed. Variations in different languages can be confusing. I suspect Thierry's comment is more about it's French spelling being méthyl éthyl cétone I did a quick search for different names for MEK: MEK, 2-Butanone, Butan-2-one, Butanone, Methyl acetone, are all used ethyl methyl ketone cheers, Graham
  10. it is the addition of the butanon ( aka MEK ) which gives the Extra Thin cement it's "quick dry" properties. cheers, Graham
  11. My preference is for the Mr. Hobby Mr Cement S and SP products although I also use the Tamiya Extra thin types as well. Both the Tamiya ( Extra Thin ) and Mr Cement ( S and SP ) types contain up to about 50% methyl acetate. The remainder in the Tamiya Extra Thin is acetone or mix of acetone and butanone ( also known as methyl ethyl ketone or MEK ) in the Tamiya Extra Thin Quick dry The remainder in the Mr Cement S is butanon ( aka MEK ). I also keep a bottle of the Mr. Cement or Tamiya Cement ( white top ) on hand. These dry slower and contain dissolved styrene making them thicker and more suitable for some of the tougher gluing jobs. Incdentally, if you like the Tamiya Extra Thin cement, the Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner is exactly the same thing available in a 250ml bottle - about 5x as much for 2x price of the 40ml bottle. cheers, Graham
  12. I had head something similar. Other common paper model scales include 1/50 and 1/100 plus you also find 1/48 and 1/72. It's easy to print to whatever scale you want The history of the mish mash of models scales is an interesting topic. For a probably not completely accurate listing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scale_model_sizes cheers, Graham
  13. I have been messing about with using paper and card for some simple model making which has me spending some time reading through a few of many online forums catering to paper and card modelling. Many of these makers have honed their skills in this medium to very high degree and produce some amazing work. This particular thread caught my eye this morning: https://www.kartonbau.de/forum/thema/42034-baubericht-mig-25-rbf-angraf-1-33/ Makes my efforts using paper and card seem very wanting but I am getting better and some of the techniques do work very well for scratch building and detailing in plastic. There is always something new and interesting to learn, practice, and refine. cheers, Graham
  14. You would be paranoid too if everyone was out to get you and it's all them whats doing it
  15. Richard, Good ones. However, Roden is planning an Avro 504 in 1/32 scale. Roden has been following and there has been some collaboration with the gentleman doing this scratchbuild: Roden has been listening - may even be following this these postings Not only the C172 but pretty much all or most of the very common small general aviation single and twin piston engine types are not likely candidates. But just to prove that you have to be careful about saying never - Roden does a 1/32 Cessna L-19/O-1. cheers, Graham
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