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#1 OFFLINE   pauldoubleyou

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

Is anyone else into their kits? In new money, that’s scale models.

Is anyone selling any? I have an unhealthy collection that I can’t particularly let the wife see.

Latest Abrams about ready to be weathered and next oldie but goody..

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:48 PM

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Leyland Princess 2 with his and hers armrests, Alfa 33 Mk1 with cloverleafs of gold, Rover R8 T-series with cow, Alfa 156 Wagon with cow, funny face Multipla, 80s Honda Aerodeck rotted

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

Got this lot to build and turn into slot cars

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:23 PM

http://autoshite.com...l-kits/?hl=kits


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:25 PM

Got this lot to build and turn into slot cars

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I’ve not been a massive fan of car kits, I think the last one I did was the six wheel formula 1 Tyrell. It’s on a shelf somewhere.. I’ve done a few Scania but there are cars in the stash.

I think it’s mainly because I don’t like to paint stuff that looks new. I enjoy the weathering.. painting new shiny paint takes me about ten minutes and i feel like I haven’t given the kit enough attention.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:26 PM

Ah yeah that’s a failure in my part I guess!


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

Fair enough. You could always make the Tyrrell look like it had been out in filthy weather though, plenty of reference photos

Is it the Tamiya 1:24 kit?

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

painting new shiny paint takes me about ten minutes and i feel like I haven’t given the kit enough attention.

 

 

OMG, PLEASE explain your technique!


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:46 PM

The technique is.. an airbrush! It makes the painting stages so much quicker if there is no weathering.

It doesn’t however make me motivated to get models finished. I’m waiting on a new compressor hose which I’ve needed for aaages so I’ve been slacking.

I think it’s a 1:20. I wish it was the tamiya one although it was that long ago I wouldn’t have done it justice. I’ll have to dig it out.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

Fair enough. You could always make the Tyrrell look like it had been out in filthy weather though, plenty of reference photos

Is it the Tamiya 1:24 kit?


I’ve got that kit somewhere

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:50 PM

I’ve got that kit somewhere


/rubs fingers together like mr burns

Oh really..


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:51 PM

I 've got a few empty boxes , are they collectable ?


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

Am I reading from that response that your built Tyrrell is from the Matchbox 1:32 kit??

If so I'll buy it

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

/rubs fingers together like mr burns

Oh really..


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Yeah I’m not into F1 car kits really. I like my tanks

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:27 PM

Datsuncog sent me the 6 wheel Tyrell today  :-D about 10" long

 

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Clockwork engine too !

 

 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:16 AM

The technique is.. an airbrush!


I have the infrastructure.
 

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But I'm too much of a coward to use it. Conrad also appears to refuse to be the guinea pig, passive aggressiveness being his default demeanor.

 

However, I swore this is the last plastic kit I'll ever use a spray can on.

 

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You can't imagine in your wildest dreams how involved the bodywork was. This was sinkmark heaven.

The thing I fear most is the perfection required bodywork wise for this aerobrush thingy to yield satisfactory results.

However, once the bodywork is achieved, I give you that an airbrush can yield a perfect paint job within ten minutes.

 

Oh, for the ones wondering, it's the Revell 1/25 snap fast plus kit.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:29 AM


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

I made a conscious decision to stop peeing about with Airfix and the like some years ago on grounds of space, however

 

If anyone would like to buy a complete set of Airfix magazines from 1968 for £6.00 plus postage, give me a shout.

They're in reasonable condition, everything readable, not ripped and not falling apart although there is some notation on some of the covers.

I bought them from ebay, because one of the covers featured a Vauxhall FE Victor and I couldn't remember Airfix doing one -

They didn't, it was just a cover pic totally unrelated to the rest of the mag,

And I was curious as to how to convert a Lightning F1a into an F6 -

Answer, carve a new tail out of balsa wood & make a new ventral tank using a shit load of filler.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:14 AM

In amongst my random stuff
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If anyone would like this I can stick it in the post
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:58 PM

i think with painting its all down to the individual, i used to work a lot in O gauge 7mm to the foot railways, my usual paint method was rattle cans as i couldnt justify a good airbrush and compressor, giving each model a prime before filling and sanding then a couple coats of topcoat. for weathering i loved dry brushing to get the dirty and rusty streaks, build up the colour gradually. found it very relaxing

 

with good air gear you can get amazing results and if your doing a large amount like a rake of coaches it is cost effective, to me it felt like a production line and a wee bit impersonal



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

Er... why is there a thread about model kits on the main forum?


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

Er... why is there a thread about model kits on the main forum?


I thought he had been banned?
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Er... why is there a thread about model kits on the main forum?

 

Because the one in the off section (http://autoshite.com...l-kits/?hl=kits) takes up so much space that it wasn't possible to open this one there as well.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

I had a decent win on eBay today, I wanted a few heli kits the other week when I was in the local Model shop but ended up buying an Apache just because it was there.

I originally wanted a Viper and a Havok to go with my Little Bird and transport choppers, managed to win four for £12 today.

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I wonder what the quality of the revel one is compared to the Ital one.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:06 PM

The italeri is quite an old tooling now isn't it? Revell one should be a really nice build
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:32 AM

Prosper give revell a bit of grief but every kit I’ve had from them has been pretty good


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