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Any model makers here? This is a nice little add on.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kennyh, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    That's how they are. They dry to quickly when using a brush, better of with good old humbrol. They work much better with an airbrush, but that's very messy, you need an spray booth and cleaning the airbrush afterwards isn't exactly fun either.

    A trick to avoid brush marks is to staple the paint on with a sponge.
  2. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Tamika now do the acrylics in mini spray cans. Not all colours, but it works very well. Specially useful for undercoating.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  3. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

  4. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    95% done. Decals and a bit of touching up and she's done
    Tamiya rules. Fit and finish of these kits is amazing.

    [​IMG]nearly. Top view by John Dutfield, on Flickr

    Plumbing, brake lines magnetised fairing covers in place
    [​IMG]plumbing by John Dutfield, on Flickr

    My little 3.5mm home designed Tacho.....(never thought it's print. Well done Epson!)
    [​IMG]new tacho face in place by John Dutfield, on Flickr

    and the lot loose fitted to test all out
    Fits exactly...try that on an Airfix after 500 parts or so :)
    Dcals and a final varnish here and there. Hope to finish mid week.

    [​IMG]push fit by John Dutfield, on Flickr

    Anyone else making anything?
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  5. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

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  6. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    Lovely work John. Very good eye for details.
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  7. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Good grief - I built one of those little 1/12 scale 250/6 models back somewhere around 1980! Wonder if it was the same kit ? There cant have been to many manufacturers doing them in that level of detail.

    Inspired by my (relative) success - ie getting most of the bits in roughly the right place - I bought another kit. It's still sitting unstarted beside me in a cupboard here some 40 years later.. :)

  8. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    I built lots of models as a kid, @-alan- do you remember them forsale upstairs in McMullans newsagents or upstairs in Leslie Hutchinsons shop?
    I built alot of WW2 aeroplanes and tanks to start with, small scale matchbox sized, then when I was about 9 I started building cars, vans and 4wd models. My older brother had some great horror movie models with glow in the dark parts.
    That's an impressive build @Rockmeister .
    I can see myself starting to build some in the not to distant future :)
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  9. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I hope to put up some ‘finished’ pics here later.
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  10. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    I dont use the word lightly, but that is a stunning build John. Could pass for the real thing at that magnification even. Excellent job.
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  11. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Yes, we must have trod the same paths manys a time. I remember making the monthly pilgrimage over to McMullens for Cycle World as they were the only shop around who bought in the US bike mags. Proper shop :)
  12. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

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  13. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

    Dang, that is very nice model making there John
  14. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    It's something else alright!

    (Agree completely on forgetting about the yellow decals btw John - much better without. Always thought they looked out of place on the real bike.)
  15. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Thank you. All the credit goes to Tamiya for the quality of what they are turning out, but I am a bit pleased anyway:)
  16. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    And for a contrast, am not over the moon about this, after a 2 year battle. Still, on the bright side you learn a lot about yourself, building an Airfix model hahahaha.
    Ah well.

    [​IMG]blower Benters by John Dutfield, on Flickr
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  17. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    And a heads up that my Mini Compressor and Airbrush kit are for sale in the classifieds as of now:)
  18. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

  19. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Nooo. I haven’t the space or etc to run one. I was pleased with the Tamika spray cans, so it’s them and a paintbrush from now on:)
  20. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    [​IMG]N gauge 9-2-23 by Andrew Clarke, on Flickr

    Thanks to the pfm’er who pointed me to this thread. I couldn’t remember the title.

    Anyway, my railway now has two working loops, some sidings, and the boards are cut ready for landscaping. A flat layout this isn’t.

    The image is of my Class 40 pulling a few coaches round in order to see practically how badly I’ve laid and powered track so far. Just the one point motor no throwing the power to its frog correctly. Result.

    Sadly tho the loco has a bent driven wheel. Thankfully Bachmann have a decent spares dept, so a replacement is en route.

    Let me know if there is any interest on here for further updates, and I’ll post when something interesting is happening to the railway.
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