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  1. Thanks! It is indeed a 16-foot boat, and when the rig goes on it will be a gaff cutter. It's a Campion Apple 16 which suits a novice like me perfectly http://www.campionboats.co.uk/apple-gaff.html
  2. Glad I found this thread! I recently started on a dinghy also Mine is a stitch and glue construction which for my first boat is suiting me well, although I think I'd like to build a "proper" plank-on-frame boat at some point in the future.
  3. Nice start Duncan. This is the best model aeroplane kit I've ever built. Try not to spill lacquer over it, or get a big gluey thumbprint or some such Duncanism along the way
  4. I have a number of hours on Bulldogs - most of them from Leuchars as it happens
  5. In freshly applied guise it's hard to distinguish from FS30219 Tan as used on Vietnam era USAF "SEA" schemes.
  6. I think it will start to appear lighter once juxtaposed against RLM 74 and 75 also. Currently you're viewing it juxtaposed against a very pale primer. Just a thought.
  7. It goes together fine. I've got one here with an electric motor in it. If being picky I'd gripe that it's geared such that the two propellers turn at different RPMs, but it does fit together and it does work. It might benefit from some plastic-friendly lubricant to make sure it lasts longer term.
  8. Our empty tins come from Germany and we're now being charged fees for declarations forms completion which didn't happen before, so the unit-cost per empty tin has increased 8.7%. We've already absorbed 6 price increases over the past few years as the Pound Sterling tanked affecting everything about us. Very little in the way of raw material is made in the UK and we're no different. Whilst our paint is made into paint here, the various chemicals aren't. We've been trying to reduce our sales figures recently and are making some progress there, but I'm going to make our first price in
  9. You know that the Spitfire which reached Mach 0.92 and lost its propeller due to the overspeed had 11g pegged on the accelerometer when it landed? I'm not really sure where the flimsy reputation stems from. There were without any doubt far more wings pulled off Bf109s than ever happened to Spitfires.
  10. Hi folks, It's been a busy week at work but I fitted a barrier coat of Alclad Aquagloss, a pale grey-green filter, decals, an olive filter and enamel matt coat in between the usual responsibilities and commitments. http://village.photos/images/user/483a5850-3d62-4900-8176-6062170ac842/resized_3bd48f1a-ee56-47a5-a379-5c1e1ec3163e.jpg
  11. I got to work on the topsides. I started with the darker khaki green, then masked with white tack. The sand was then airbrushed over the lot. It's drying now and I've resisted unmasking it already and am on the way to the shops for some stuff (Gill's driving, obviously).
  12. It's got some paint on it. It needs more paint on it.
  13. This is why I always build models with all panels closed. How on earth does one mask this in under 10 minutes?
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