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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3045 on: January 16, 2020, 10:39:55 pm »
Hey, Fred - good progress there.

For the rivets, what about rolling/pushing a razor saw or a curved PE saw along the rivet lines?

The teeth are good and close together, and if you can ignore (or the paint will fill) the small divot before the lump that's pushed up, it could work for you.

I have had pretty reasonable results with the method. FWIW

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3046 on: January 18, 2020, 02:16:35 pm »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
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Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3047 on: January 19, 2020, 12:21:37 am »
Thanks for the suggestions and the info.
TBH this Airfix Sea King, being the old mould, isn't worthy of such effort and attention without a lot of extra work to bring the rest of it up to scratch.
So i'll be sanding some rivets off and I suspect I may lose the rest under paint.
I'll save the links though as I can see myself looking for this info in the future.

Today I had one of those days where I spent 3 hours in the shed and didn't seem to do very much.  Probably because much of that time was spent masking the Sea King canopy.

I am here with the Eggstang.
Eggstang WIP 19-06-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
That's Ocean Grey and Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey.  Sky blue rude and the spinner will be red.  I dropped the sky fuselage band as there is no room for it.

I've been thinking about my stash.  It's all in the same place and Its occurred to me that that if a bushfire comes through I will lose it all.  What I really need (in IT parlance) is an off site back-up.  A second copy of every kit in the stash (plus an example of every finished build - or the kits needed to replicate them) stored somewhere far enough away that they wouldn't get hit by the same disaster.  I'd also have to buy two copies of every new kit from now on - one for  the stash and one for the back up.
I can just see Mrs z agreeing to this <sarc>.  Although as she works in IT she should appreciate what I would be trying to do.
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« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 02:09:24 am by zenrat »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3048 on: January 19, 2020, 01:58:35 am »
The camo on the Eggstang looks very good! :thumbsup:
What paint brand(s) did you use?
Regarding the stash backup, i'd like to do the same, i'd just have to win the lotto for that... ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3049 on: January 19, 2020, 02:11:44 am »
Thanks DFZ.

Vallejo acrylics applied with brushes.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3050 on: January 19, 2020, 02:21:52 am »
Thanks, brotha!  :thumbsup:
I've been wanting to start painting that camo on my Spitfire but i'm not too sure about the Tamiya colors that supposedly are a match for those.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3051 on: January 19, 2020, 06:30:33 am »
For one minute I looked at that rudder and thought it was the start of an Italian Eggstang, and no I haven't had a drink  :angel:

Nice work on the cammo  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3052 on: January 24, 2020, 02:24:43 am »
I have been going through the process of purchasing for myself those things I wanted for xmas but didn't get.
One of them was a second paint rack for Vallejo paints.
Having assembled it I spent thisarvo reorganising my paints.
20200124_170000 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3053 on: January 24, 2020, 04:27:33 am »
Oh my life, that looks SO organised Fred!  :o

I can't get my paint collection anywhere near as tidy, and I've tried. Oh, how I've tried!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3054 on: January 24, 2020, 06:03:52 am »
Mines fairly organised. I have a series of small 3 drawer cabinets (Poundsaver specials) and the paints are then filed by Nationality/Air Force. All within arms reach whilst sitting at the bench.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3055 on: January 24, 2020, 12:04:31 pm »
Yes that organized level is impossible ! Looks awesome. One can only dream lol. As Kit says....I've tried and tried....
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3056 on: January 25, 2020, 01:55:15 am »
The problem I find is that I'll spend an hour or so tidying/organising and then the next 3 months getting it all disorganised and then we start the cycle all over again  :-\
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3057 on: January 25, 2020, 02:13:44 am »
The problem I find is that I'll spend an hour or so tidying/organising and then the next 3 months getting it all disorganised and then we start the cycle all over again  :-\

Yup, I resemble that remark - though it takes me a lot less than 3 months...!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3058 on: January 25, 2020, 02:48:40 am »
They are only that organised because I put them all away.  SOP is to have the ones I am using on current build scattered across the bench.
The left hand wooden drawer (originally a card file) contains enamels (RH one has miller and putty) and out of sight below the plastic tilting drawers is a plastic cassette drawer system containing (amongst other things) metalisers and metallics.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3059 on: January 25, 2020, 12:32:49 pm »

Yup, I resemble that remark - though it takes me a lot less than 3 months...!


Yes, 10-15 mins is usually enough!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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