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  2. Jessie_C

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Or maybe worked at Martin?
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  4. Kpnuts

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    Wow that is some incredible detail work.
  5. Mulder1966

    Just Jane at East Kirkby

    Some good photos there, very nice. What camera and glass did you use?
  6. Col.

    Glasgow IPMS Model Show, 20th October

    I was hoping to make this one but supposed to be on-call for work
  7. Paul Brown

    Just Jane at East Kirkby

    I thought birding was going to be a cheap hobby. Hahahahaha!!!
  8. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Whoever designed that tail must have been on some pretty serious stuff.
  9. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Great excuse to buy another kit.
  10. Muttley

    Just Jane at East Kirkby

    Thanks all, A bit of fun that costs me a bloomin fortune.... no, wait that's model making 😂 Many more albums, please have a wander through
  11. Grunhertz

    Cutter/Mitre tool

    Nice one
  12. Mulder1966

    Tamiya A6M2b Zero (1:72)

    Coming on very well.
  13. Jessie_C

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Oh yes, there's just a trifle of difference between the two designs there.
  14. Paul Brown

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    The catapults that come with the Hasegawa Alf and Jake kits are quite similar to those used by the RN, they might be a starting point.
  15. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    By the way, does anyone know of a 1:72 ship's catapult to mount it on? Or even better, original drawings to scratch-build one? I've seen the photo-etch ones, but I don't think they're RN versions.
  16. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    I was thinking the 1948 version Paul just linked to.
  17. Paul Brown

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Supermarine Seagull V: Supermarine Seagull:
  18. Jessie_C

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Possibly you're thinking of the Sea Otter?
  19. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    I see, I thought you meant the later Seagull.
  20. James Hatch

    Cutter/Mitre tool

    THIS is the one to get. Pure quality. Tell those guys you saw the review here 🤣
  21. Paul Brown

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    I think you're referring to the post war Seagull. I'm referring to the Seagull V first delivered to the RAAF in 1935. For RAF/RN purposes it was renamed Walrus. The machine in Hendon was originally delivered to Australia as a Seagull V IIRC.
  22. Paul Brown

    Cutter/Mitre tool

    I'm thinking seriously about getting one of these. I don't do a great deal of scratch building, but there are occasions when cutting thin strip or rod in consistently accurate lengths would be Really Useful.
  23. Jessie_C

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Given that ILM used Tamiya tank parts (among many other interesting and useful greeblies) on the original filming models I'm pretty certain they're in good company
  24. Romper's Green

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Well that one is definitely fitted with the Vickers K.
  25. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys. I'm enjoying myself with this one lol, yeah, It'll be taking on the Yamato in the next cross genre movie. I just like them for detail - makes the surface look so much more interesting don't you think?
  26. James Hatch

    Cutter/Mitre tool

    Cutter/Mitre Tool RP Toolz Catalogue # RP-CUTR Available from RP Toolz for €85,00 RP Toolz’ Cutter Tool (or Mitre Tool) isn’t really a new idea. There are of course a few manufacturers out there who produce fairly similar tools, and I used to have one of them myself, so when RP Toolz announced that they were releasing their own, I was pretty keen to see it for myself. A mitre tool is designed so that the modeller can produce mitred plastic junctions of specific angles on strips of either flat styrene or shaped section stock. If you’ve ever tried to make a 90-degree angle frame, you’ll know how difficult it is to get right if you don’t have the correct tools. The Cutter Tool is designed to ease all of your woes. This tool is packaged into a robust, corrugated box with a colour product label on the lid. You’ll also notice the weight. There’s some heavy metal in here, and some of the best you’ll see from a tool manufacturer. Unlike some contemporaries who may mould their cutters in some form of plastic, this one is precisely CNC-machined from a very hard grade aluminium, which has also been given a tough matte red anodised finish. The box fits the tool almost perfectly, with an insert used to support the cutter arm. A hex key is provided for changing the blade, as is a second blade with a finer cut. The tool is fitted with a 0.3mm thick blade for regular cutting tasks, with a slightly thinner (0.25mm) blade for something a little finer. The first thing you notice when exploring this tool is that there is no playin any of the parts. That is, there is no looseness or wobble in either the arm pivot or the two adjustable fences. Those fences are also neatly engraved with degree graduations and the base is marked with a reference point too, in order to align the fences. The bottom edge of the fences is also marked, but in centimetres, with ZERO being at the actual cutting point of the blade. With the fences in their neutral position, an end stop can be positioned so you can cut precise and equal straight-edged lengths of strip. This stop can be removed of course so the fences can be adjusted. It can also be switched to the opposite side of the cutter for maximum flexibility. The stop and both fences are tightened using plastic thumbscrews that cover the metal fixing bolt. Now, a cutting area really needs a cutting mat, and this is what is fitted to this tool. A self-healing and graduated mat, sits flush with the upper surface of the tool, and proved a hard yet non-damaging surface to the cutting blade. I made a small number of cut tests with this tool and found it both precise and effortless. Conclusion RP Toolz’ arsenal of quality modelling tools is certainly expanding, and like those before it, the sheer quality of this really does demand the price asked of it. This is no flimsy or inaccurate tool, but one with which you can work with total precision in producing either angled lengths of styrene, or equal, multiple lengths too. If you like to scratch-build or even just improve on what a kit supplies, then this could well be of interest to you. This is the very best of the mitre cutting tools that I have ever seen, without a doubt. My sincere thanks to RP Toolzfor the review sample seen here. To purchase directly, click the link at the top of the article.
  27. dr_g

    HPH 1:32 Walrus Instructions

    Thanks. The Seagull is significantly different from the Walrus - what you linked to is fine.
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