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    you don't see that everyday...

    This afternoon I heard something a bit out of the ordinary... to put it in context, I live 2 miles from the airport at Ronaldsway, so I hear & see planes on approach / take off about half the month. Depending on wind direction, it's either 1 way or the other for commercial aircraft. a much...
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    Future & Isopropyl Alcohol...

    Several hours of painstaking painting & assembly on a 1/12 engine followed by a couple of light coats of Klear (english Future) before having a go with pigments... I put dry pigments in recesses etc. and then wanted to "wash" the pigments into corners as well as "fix" them in place. Anyway...
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    Clear microbore / capillary tubing

    Does anyone know where to get some clear microbore tube? I'm about to start a 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 and would like the hydraulic lines to be clear so i can fill them with coloured fluid rather than use the black tube that it comes with. I have found a brand Tygon, unfortunately the one page I've...
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    1/25 military accessories

    Yup, I do mean 1/25 ... any ideas if anyone makes anything in this scale like weapons, drums, fuel barrels etc. ?? Also, might be looking for figures - all google finds me is 50's era railway accessories that are painted :(
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    AK Interactive Chippy stuff

    I didn't think I needed any more materials, tools or toys for a while as I seem to be collecting them more than making models ::) However, I've been tempted to try the AK chipping fluids since I can't bring myself to go into a shop to buy hairspray since my haircut is done with Gillette every...
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    1/24 scale brickwork

    Guys, I'm looking for thoughts on creating 1/24 scale brickwork for a pit garage... Substrate is blue foam, which I can happily emboss with lines to form shapes of the interior wall which is "breeze block" however the normal 65mm bricks don't look right and the foam texture is too prevalent...
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    This evening's entertainment...

    Not many places in the world where this happens at the bottom of your driveway. 8) 2013 Metzeler Post TT Races Thought I'd see how my camera does with Video.
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    1/12 Custom Chopper - Customised some more....

    Just made it in time... From this: to this : About 3 weeks ago I though I'd missed it, got a bit carried away with a very ambitious FIRST EVER scale model (previously I've done a few gaming miniatures)... I kept coming up with ideas for "improvements" and then had to make it up as I...
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    WANTED: Fujimi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo8 MR

    Now out of production - stupid of me thinking last year that I could buy one any time as I got round to it. I had bookmarked HLJ to get one from and sadly it is sold out. Web searches have brought up a few places that still list it (as out of stock) and I know it won't be back in :'( So, if...
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    Customer service - the impact of the internet....?

    While I have a specific experience to mention, I thought a bit more about the modern environment we 'shop' in these days and how the internet allows not only searching for best value, wider range and discovering more than one could at any single local hobby shop but also a mechanism to find out...
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    Home Made PCBs

    Anyone make their own PCBs? If I can't find someone who does - anyone have any ideas on the cheapest / easiest way to make my own? TiM 8)
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    Fading LED - take 1....

    You know the feeling.... accomplishment. Even the smallest, simplest things... I am pleased with myself ;D First Circuit.mp4 I watched Grendels' videos, asked some stuff & read some stuff. Now I have a box of stuff and made a light do what I wanted 8)
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    Clear colours for heat affected metal?

    Hi guys, A question about creating a heat affected look or temper on metal, for example a fabricated exhaust manifold or heat shield... I'm aware that several manufacturers make clear colours, I don't own any yet so before I do and to help in a decision process what are good and bad for this...
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    Information on kits etc...

    Hi all, I didn't know where to ask this so I put it here... Is there an oracle of sorts where I can look up when kits were produced, what kind of quality / detail etc, and which ones are the best? Coming from a background of wargames figures, in particular GWs warhammer40k, I knew what I was...
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    I hate e-bay because...

    I joined the forum to have a go at something new in a group build... but then I started looking for things to go with my little Humvee... then typed Tamiya into the search box... and now have 3 more models that were such 'bargains' that I couldn't resist. ;D so I hate e-bay for being so...
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    Laser cut plants

    Hi all, While considering doing a base for my group build entry, I happened to 'discover' laser cut plants. I've seen photo-etch foliage before, so I was actually trying to find some that I liked at a reasonable cost when I tripped over a review of paper plants. The difficulty I'm finding is...
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    Tamiya (or other) putty

    Hi all, Can anyone shed some light on the differences in alternative types of putty - my usual choice has been epoxy for decades, but I was watching a video the other day and the chap was using Tamiya putty. When I looked round for some, there's Basic putty, polyester putty, light curing putty...
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    Space Wolf... & other bits from a time looooong ago.

    I found this on an old FTP account that I can get to from the web... probably over 10 yrs since I painted it. The photo was done to illustrate to someone who wasn't familiar with the scale, hence the odd layout. As I'm away from home I can't show much as I don't have photos with me but there...
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    What would you do if...

    ..you had access to a small injection moulding machine? Well, 2 actually. Hardly used and currently mothballed and about to be scrapped as the contract they were bought for is over. Such a shame to see them going to waste :'(
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    Colour charts - Tamiya : VMA

    Hi all, I'm starting the painting for my first model - the humvee in the group build, and I'm embarrassed to ask something so basic but an hour searching hasn't turned up an answer through google.... Tamiya model - tamiya paint ref. TS-61(XF-67) Nato Green TS-62(XF-68) Nato Brown TS-63(XF-69)...
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