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  1. chukw

    Vallejo Polyurethane primer

    I read a post somewhere saying that spraying a coat of Future over this primer made it rock-hard and sandable. I've never tried that- maybe worth an attempt?
  2. chukw

    Painting turn table

    You can simply wrap a bit of tape, any kind, around the Tamiya turntable to stabilize it if you so desire.
  3. I had to re-enter my password and all was fine. I have had trouble with Tapatalk at Modeling Madness and had to start a new account with a Gmail address to be able to join that forum.
  4. chukw

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    I read you on the judging aspect of oversprayed tires- whatevah! Here's a link to the cutter: Thinnerline Circle Cutter It cuts circles from .5 mm to 50 mm!
  5. chukw

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Thanks- I've seen various incidences where tires have simply been oversprayed when the hubs were repainted. I've picked up one of the excellent Shadow Hobby circle cutters- if your masks don't materialize I'll happily cut some for you. Cheers!
  6. chukw

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    WOW! What a finish! I take the wheel hubs on the original beast were not masked when repainted?
  7. chukw

    New USAAF pilot by Reedoak

    That's a stunning model, and the pilot's not too shabby, either! 🙂 He would make an excellent "tail prop" for a tricycle gear aircraft as well. Cheers!
  8. chukw

    Question about Perfect Plastic Putty

    I've been using it to fill panel lines and fine seams to good effect, and sealing it with Future or whatever it is they call it this week. For larger areas, Milliput works better- it feathers much better than PPP. A quick wipe with rubbing alcohol is all you need before painting- cheers!
  9. chukw

    Landing gear hydraulic lines

    Here's my take on all that hosiery- enjoy! http://chukw.blogspot.com/2016/06/hosiery.html
  10. chukw

    Question about oil wash on cockpits

    Great! Congrats on your success. :)
  11. chukw

    Modelling necessities... on the cheap!

    Foam makeup sponges are great for wiping away excess oil wash. Q-Tips leave too many fibers- the sponges are a lot smoother. Microbrushes are also just an overly marked-up makeup item- buy 'em by the hundred on Amazon.
  12. chukw

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    As ever, meticulous and delightful craftsmanship- thanks for making the world of modeling a bigger, brighter place- cheers, Oliver!
  13. chukw

    Question about oil wash on cockpits

    Crackerjazz, just use a mild thinner for your oil paints- I use Humbrol Thinners or Odorless Turpenoid by Weber from and art supply store, framing store etc. Hardware store turpentine is way too "hot", as the kids say today. ;) I also put a bit of Windsor and Newton Liquin (a pinkish goo that dries clear)in my wash mix- it speeds drying time and helps the wash spread nice and evenly. After the wash has has a few minutes to set up, I lightly run a foam make-up sponge (from the ladies' aisle ant any drugstore) over the washed ares to pick up any excess. Experiment, have fun- and enjoy the fruits of your labors- cheers! chuk