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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #810 on: June 05, 2017, 05:21:36 pm »
I'm currently using this stuff as moulding rubber:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RTV-Addition-Platinum-Cure-Silicone-Moulding-Rubber-Food-Skin-Grade-500g-kit-/281606787855?var=&hash=item419112930f:m:m8_mjN7h9ad13ZfrLVshMPA

Relatively cheap, easy to use 1-1 mix ratio and will cure in 6 hours under 25 degrees and 30 mins over it.  Results so far are very good.

As for resin, I'm using this from East Coast Fibreglass.
https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/axson-fastcast-pu-resin-f180-3-min
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #811 on: June 10, 2017, 10:09:00 am »
Lots of things going on, and some modelling. New builds even though I have tons of builds on the go, new ideas are hard to stop starting if that makes sense  :unsure:

Wishing I had several Hawker Tempests in stock at the moment as I keep coming up with ideas for this line of Hawker products, the Typhoon included which is also the subject of the latest build I have started.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #812 on: June 10, 2017, 11:43:22 am »
new ideas are hard to stop starting if that makes sense

You are not alone Alistair, I rather think we all have that problem.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #813 on: June 10, 2017, 02:47:40 pm »
new ideas are hard to stop starting if that makes sense

You are not alone Alistair, I rather think we all have that problem.

Jim

I know Jim, however I really should finish a few of the builds that I have already started first  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #814 on: June 10, 2017, 03:28:21 pm »

I know Jim, however I really should finish a few of the builds that I have already started first  :banghead:


We could use that as a Forum motto Alastair..............  ;) ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #815 on: June 11, 2017, 01:45:06 am »

I know Jim, however I really should finish a few of the builds that I have already started first  :banghead:


We could use that as a Forum motto Alastair..............  ;) ;D

That's also why I was sort of lamenting that I didn't have another two Tempests in my stash, if I did have them I would have started another two builds when I am supposed to be clearing a few out by finishing them. A French Air Force Tempest, post WWII and a second Tempest with a different engine in a similar vane to a build I recently started using a Typhoon which shares a lot of similarities to Dizzyfugu's latest creation.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #816 on: June 11, 2017, 04:17:38 am »
Your French AF Tempest could then sit with my French AF Typhoon  :thumbsup:

I have plans for a French AF Tempest II. Post War Indo-China to go with the Beaufighter that is sitting waiting for me when I return
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #817 on: June 11, 2017, 08:58:38 am »
French Tempest sounds really cool.   :mellow: :lol:   PARLEZ VOUS?!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #818 on: June 11, 2017, 10:48:18 pm »
Your French AF Tempest could then sit with my French AF Typhoon  :thumbsup:

I have plans for a French AF Tempest II. Post War Indo-China to go with the Beaufighter that is sitting waiting for me when I return

French Tempest sounds really cool.   :mellow: :lol:   PARLEZ VOUS?!

Yes, I was thinking that seeing that several French personnel were flying them during WWII that a whole squadron or two could have been transferred to the French Air Force at the wars end. At least that will be my reason behind them having them.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #819 on: June 29, 2017, 02:33:20 pm »
I am fully intending to use part of this months pay to buy some casting material so I can make my own little bits and pieces. Less and others have helped me source most of what I am going to buy but I recently remembered that I wiould also like to try casting a few clear parts too as that could save a lot of problems in the future. Does anyone have a source for clear resin?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #820 on: July 02, 2017, 10:59:25 pm »

I know Jim, however I really should finish a few of the builds that I have already started first  :banghead:


We could use that as a Forum motto Alastair..............  ;) ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #821 on: July 03, 2017, 07:08:57 am »
I am fully intending to use part of this months pay to buy some casting material so I can make my own little bits and pieces. Less and others have helped me source most of what I am going to buy but I recently remembered that I wiould also like to try casting a few clear parts too as that could save a lot of problems in the future. Does anyone have a source for clear resin?

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It depends on what those clear parts are.  I use East Coast Fibreglass, largely because they're quite close and have a range of resins in stock. 

I haven't tried this one:
https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/supacast-clear-epoxy-resin

I have tried this one, with indifferent results - I'm not sure it's down to the way I've mixed it or whatever or perhaps it'd gone off, but castings were coming out soft and unusable.  It's now gone solid in the tin...  It is a cheaper product though.
https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/water-clear-casting-resin-inc-catalyst

Not clear, but it's a superb resin and possibly the best I've used.
https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/axson-fastcast-pu-resin-f180-3-min
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #822 on: July 03, 2017, 10:43:09 am »
Thanks Lee  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #823 on: July 07, 2017, 07:00:33 am »
Well the dreaded Photobucket screen has caught up with me so I am going to be spending some time migrating pictures elsewhere, probably flickr as I already have an account there so if you look at some of my threads they are likely to be missing a picture or two for now.  :-\

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« Reply #824 on: July 07, 2017, 07:15:51 am »
Starting to find my way around flickr, updated my profile picture and my latest build thread which can be found here

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