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  1. Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale

    It's looking really good Ken, I really really really really really really like the colour, amazing paint job, Cheers Andy
  2. Tamiya Lola T-160TS 1/18 Scale

    Thanks Ken, Thanks Kev, depends what magazine you mean
  3. Bon Retour 1/25 scale Artesania Latina

    Thanks Col, it's very much like building a real wooden boat but much smaller. I am explaining a lot of things so that maybe a few other people may be tempted to try this type of model building, Cheers Andy
  4. Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat

    Great looking ship and diaramma Ken. Andy
  5. Bon Retour 1/25 scale Artesania Latina

    I have now finished fitting the Keel and Stem pieces, there are a few small gaps on the Keel so I used some wood filler, which will be smoothed down to get a nice finish. This boat is supposed to be a single planked Hull, but I want to practice planking so I will add a second layer of planks. I started with the Transom. Whilst it's probably not accurate, I like planks at the stern that run at 45 degrees to the Stern Post, so that's what I went with. I used some of the left over 0.6mm by 5mm deck planking and worked down from the top of the Transom. I cut the 45 degree angle on one end of a plank and once I was happy with the fit, cut it slightly over length. It was then glued with wood glue. I left the it overnight before filing down the planks. Taking a break from the Hull, I turned my attention to the Hatch Coamings. These are 4mm by 1.5mm pieces of Walnut strip that fit inside the edge of the Hatch openings on the two Decks to stop water leaking into the Hold. The fore and aft Coaming was cut to length and fitted so that the top is about 1mm above the Deck. The Coamings on the front Hatch were a little bit fiddly to fit, they are only about 10mm long and I didn't want to lose one inside the Hull. I have all the fora and aft Coaming fitted and I am now working on the Transverse ones. Cheers Andy
  6. A380 over the M4 in Berkshire

    A great looking aircraft and a brilliant idea for the base, it certainly adds something to the aircraft, Cheers Andy
  7. Pacific Island Corsair

    I have always liked the Corsair, must be the shape of the wings. You have built a great looking aircraft and so well painted, Cheers Andy
  8. HIJMS Mogami - some time in 1943

    Very neat, those railings look really good.
  9. Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn Class Lifeboat

    I feel seasick everytime I look at your pictures, it looks a great little boat especially where it is trying to land on the Titanic Cheers Andy
  10. Bon Retour 1/25 scale Artesania Latina

    Progress has been a bit slow this last week, I have been carrying on with the planking and have finally completed it. The planking looked aweful at first but after spending a few evenings sanding the Hull down and creating loads of sawdust, the end result doesn't look too bad. There are a few small gaps but I have decided to add a second layer of planks to the Hull. I have some 0.5mm by 5mm Lime wood kicking about from a previous kit and there is enough to cover the Hull and Transom. Before I make a start on this second layer of planks I made a start on fitting the Keel and Stem. This is in 4 peices and I was pleased that they all fitted without me having to make any adjustments, so I must have been fairly accurate with my building work so far. When I glue each Keel part to the Hull I am also fitting a couple of Brass Pins with the heads cut off to provide a bit more strength to the joint. In between all the work on the Hull I have also been getting on with Mast, this was tapered down from 6mm diameter to 3mm at the top, again filing the end square, then octaganal and then rounded down with a sanding sponge. Where the Fore Stay fits to the Mast I fitted a Cleat made from scrap wood, this is there to stop the Fore Stay from sliding down the Mast. I need to make a couple more further down the Mast for the Shrouds. Instead of painting the Boom, Gaff and Bowsprit I used some Antique Oil that I got from Homebase (available at other DIY stores). This soaks into the wood and gives it a nice finish when you polish it with a dry cloth. It brings out the grain in the Walnut nicely. Once this was dry I then fitted the various Eye Bolts and made the end pieces from 3mm wide Brass strip which need to be rolled to fit the Boom and Bowsprit. Cheers Andy
  11. I didn't finish my model today- because...

    That's two words you don't normally see in the same sentence, nice and Barnsley . My Father is from Barnsley so I know the place fairly well, in fact the last time I was there it was closed. Andy
  12. Building the Old Bill Bus: Then and Now

    What you say makes sense Paul. I think a lot of us are very critical of our own builds seeing things wrong that others don't and as you say once it's in the display cabinet it's forgotten about because I'm too busy being self critical of the next build. I post pictures of my builds on Forums because it helps me keep focused on a build and not put it to one side when I get to a difficault part, but I want it to look really good, now in real life I don't care one bit about what other people think about me or things I do, but I don't want people looking at my builds on the Internet and thinking how bad they are, weird or what. I am going to get an Eggplane, build it and then spray it with what ever colours I have in the shed just for the hell of it. Andy
  13. Building the Old Bill Bus: Then and Now

    I remember building this when I was in my teens Paul. I have also got this kit sitting in my attic waiting to be built and I also looked at it in horror at the excess flash and mould mismatch. When I was younger it was all about the fun of the build, I used to use paint from old Painting By Numbers sets that I had got for Christmas or Birthdays, why waste money on Airfix paint that could be used for more model kits. Doing a paper round 5 evenings a week meant I could afford to buy a kit every Saturday morning, which was usually finished by the time the football results were appearing on Grandstand. I didn't care what the finished model was like, the only picture I had was the picture on the box front, no Internet then with 1000's of pictures to compare or Forums with their "Rivet Counters". I have found that as I have got older I am becoming more "fussy" about the accuracy of my models, I want the finish to be perfect and I sometimes get fustrated because I can't get the result I want due to my lack of certain skills, you see so many great looking models on this and other Forums. May be one day I'll throw together a kit and slap a bit of paint on it like I used to. I build a wooden version of this bus a few years ago see photo below Cheers Andy
  14. Ha, told you I'd finish something !!

    Brilliant Duncan absolutly brilliant, I must get one as well. Cheers Andy
  15. Trumpeter 1:32 Grumman Wildcat F4F-4

    A nice looking aircraft, I like the paintwork finish as well, Cheers Andy