Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Aircraft / Re: Blanik
« Last post by JayBee on Today at 09:56:19 am »
Well this build is going on hold for a while.
The first reason is that the paintwork has been a disaster. That lovely yellow undersurface was done with Vallejo acrylics, then I masked it for the next colour.
So far so good when I removed the masking tape, good old Tamiya/Kabuki tape, the yellow lifted as well.
I tried to touch it up and that worked, sort of.
Then after a few days, to let it really set, I just rubbed the whole surface with my fingernail.
Almost all the paint came of.
I was to put it mildly, totally guttered.
This was just before the Perth show, and I spoke to two well respected members of the SIG and found out that certainly one of them had also had problems with Vallejo acrylics failing to adhere to plastic.
Now, after some time trying to get my head round this I have decided to use a paint stripper and  get it back to basic plastic and use good old enamels.
So this build is on hold for a few months.
I have ordered the Special Hobbies 1/72 Blanik from the big H, and they will both be done in the same colour scheme. However as that would give the game away for one of the GBs later this year, I say no more.

2
Great minds etc. etc.  ;D
3
Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 08:44:59 am »

That's what I'm talking about. I think our Ese` neighbors don't get near enough love in the model building community.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:



I have a 1930's/1940's scenario involving a Greater Mexico and Colombia. Years ago I wrote an article for the UK Newsletter based on it. Central and S America in that period is a fantastic source for scenarios.

That's my speed right there. Stuff like the el Beau would be right at home. You're right.... the more I've read about that whole area (esp. the canal zone! ) it gets the mind to wandering/wondering and coming up with all sorts of things and I just barely know bits and pieces of the history!  The cool thing for me is that it's local-ish. I wouldn't have to leave the ground (per se) to get there. Especially Mexico! In fact, I have been there when I was a wee lad but it was so long ago I don't remember it. Might have been when we went to Galveston, TX though, which I do remember bits and pieces of but I digress.... 

Wouldn't happen to have this article you wrote handy in a digital form, would ye?  :mellow: :mellow:   ;D
4
As the original engines were removed, we need some new ones:



And again, a lot of putty and sanding required.
5
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by Hobbes on Today at 08:24:59 am »
I found some nice stuff on Shapeways:

1/144 Black Arrow and Blue Streak

1/125 Hermes (will fit the Heller Ariane 5 kit)

6
Aircraft / Re: Me-262Z
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 07:32:14 am »
It really does look like something the German's would have done given the time
7
Aircraft / Re: My latest completion F-20
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 07:29:52 am »
Oooooh, that has come out well  :thumbsup:
8
Plane Spotting / Re: Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory, North Carolina
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 07:21:55 am »
Cool pics.  Thanks for sharing.

Indeed  :thumbsup:
10
Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 07:11:15 am »

That's what I'm talking about. I think our Ese` neighbors don't get near enough love in the model building community.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:



I have a 1930's/1940's scenario involving a Greater Mexico and Colombia. Years ago I wrote an article for the UK Newsletter based on it. Central and S America in that period is a fantastic source for scenarios.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10