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  1. Kpnuts

    Steam train restoration yard

    I've started weathering it, in the dio it's going to be one in the process of being restored. I feel I need to add some more rust but I'm not really wanting it to look really neglected I have a prairie in mind for that I feel at the moment it's not looking very realistic I'm wondering if that's just because it's not in a proper setting.
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    Steam train restoration yard

    Hi all my brother bought me this for my birthday I was really chuffed a rare find. (I know I said I was going to finish some of my stalled builds but this was calling me so loudly) img]https://i.ibb.co/nnb0ymD/IMG-20190211-5466.jpg[/img]
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    Tamiya king George v

    Hi all here is the best tip you will ever get, never ever glue the sub assy's to the deck if you're using pe this piece of pe took 2 hrs and ive left a piece out as I see no way of bending it and getting it in place (tbh it's so small even if I added it I doubt it would show anyway) Once again DO NOT GLUE SUB ASSYS TO THE DECK IF USING PE.
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    Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider

    Hi all here is the next update, i was fairly sure I would make a mess of trying to do the exhaust staining with the airbrush so I opted for doing it with a brush, i know it would be better with the ab but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
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    Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider

    Next update, last one for a fortnight (holiday of a lifetime cruising the Caribbean)
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    Tamiya 1/48 Douglas skyraider

    Hi all well I've developed a bad habit of starting models and not finishing them(I get to a boring bit or a tricky bit, or it's just not going very well (like this one) and I shelve it) Well I've decided this yr I'm going to try and restart, and who knows maybe even God forbid finish a few. Well this one not being a subject im very good at got left as soon as the going got even slightly tricky, when I left off (The kit dose not have the option for landing gear up but that was how I wanted it, simple enough I thought) the landing gear doors would not shut properly so I valiantly struggled for about 5 mins then shelved it and gave up. Well I've started it again and ive done my best with landing gear doors, had a go at doing the panel lines with a pin wash ruined it, stripped the paint off had another go, same result so this time I repainted it and tried my own idea I got some 600 grit and a piece of black pastel which I sanded over the wing I then rubbed it in with my finger, then wiped the mess off with a damp cloth, i am quite pleased with the effect. I've added some weathering (probably not great as I know little about planes but I'm happy with how it's going)
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    Heller 1/16 Citroen DS 19 car transporter

    Hi all well I finally got some bench time, got the rear wheels on, just got to invent some suspension.
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    Tamiya king George v

    Hi all well I finally got some modelling time and I've fixed what I can and I've now glued the sub assy's to the deck (I know it will make adding further pe problematical but I figure the whole ship will have to be knocked off the bench to damage bits in the future) So now I have about a gazillion bits of PE to add to the Oerlikons, then all the railings, build and add the last set of pompoms to the stern big guns, add the pe to those guns and the job should be a goodun.
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    Revell Ford GT Le Mans 2017

    That's looking great
  10. Nice haul, this is what I got. Can't wait to try the truck but got to find the time and finish some of my started builds.
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    Revel 1/6 Ford 427 engine

    Hi all well the engine kit is finished, just lots of scratch building to do on the engine bay now.
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    Steam train restoration yard

    Hi all more progress on the station, also my brother kindly donated some of his stuff and track (any ideas on how to straighten the bent card ) he also donated my first train. I will be using this as the first fully restored train on the dio.
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    Revel 1/6 Ford 427 engine

    Hi all well the engine is nearly complete, I've added a few more details to the engine bay ( these are purely to add interest and not based on any car) as I said I need an engine bay to add the connections to the engine.
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    Heller 1/16 Citroen DS 19 car transporter

    Hi all here is the next update (those opening doors were a nightmare) there are 2 tiny pins with corresponding holes in the inner door skins which have the hooks for the hinges in the door posts thing is if you put the doorskin in those pins the chrome trim won't align and the door droops so what I ended up doing was using liquid cement on the joins hanging the inner door then putting the outer skin up to it and using clamps to hold them in place till the glue sets.
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    Revel 1/6 Ford 427 engine

    Hi all I don't have access to a big American car so have had to loosely, and I mean loosely base this on the biggest car I have access to ( my bosses 340sl merccedes)( would have preferred his rolls royce) I've had to be creative with the measurements and this is very simplified, just a framework tho add suspension struts to and stuff. It is purely to allow me to add some of the many engine connections a couldn't add with the supplied stand. I may not even use this, but and this is a big but, if it looks ok and I can find plans for it maybe I will try to scratch a full 1/6 car to put it in.
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