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  1. I have made the mistake of painting a model in the wrong colour and miserably failing to strip the paint cleanly. I cannot think of anything else but trashing the kit. Any suggestions?
  2. Would like to know how many times or how often do you end up making a disastrous mistake that means you have to write off the kit itself? Would it be once a year, once two years, once every 4 to 6 kits or seldom or never?
  3. Dear all, I am an intermediate skill modeler living in central London. Have been using the countless tutorials on the web to improve my skills but nothing beats hands on training by a master. I am wondering if you are aware of some person or classes/workshops nearby London to learn some advanced techniques. Thanks in advance for any help.
  4. Dear All, This must have been asked before and I tried to search the forums but the old replies did not really help. Is there a tutorial video on various rigging methods? If not a video then a well illustrated write up could be helpful also. Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. Does anybody know of a good scale modelling shop in central London? Thanks in advance for any information. Regards
  6. Dear All, I am building an Eduard F16 MLU, it is the first time that I want to attach photo etch remove before flight tags on the kit. Would like to have some useful tips on how to do this. Especially what to use to attach the tag to the point of contact i.e. a thin wire or directly? Which glue would be the best? Thanks to advance.
  7. want to order 4 Pakistani sheets, waiting for u to open them for ordering
  8. Good, count me in to buy several of them.
  9. when do you plan to make these sheets available?
  10. any update on when we can expect Pakistani vipers? having bought your JF17 decals I cannot wait for the Pakistani vipers. Have the kits and some update sets already in the stack.
  11. Having gone through the thread I am very happy to see that Pakistani decals for Block 52s are in the works. I will gladly buy them in all scales 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and perhaps several of each sheet. I understand you would cover both C and D versions, is that correct? Any plans to cover MLU birds? And this has been asked before also but I have to ask, by when?
  12. All, I am planning to start building the 1/48 scale Eduard Bf109E. I also plan to add the Brassin cockpit set. Need advice and tips on the building process i.e. what should I be careful of when building this model. For example should I build the complete brassin cockpit standalone and drop it into the fueslage or fix the parts separately and then joint the fueslage halves? Would fitting the resin set take a lot of sanding and cutting and of which parts? Etc etc. Note that I started one such kit without the brassin. Everything went well, when after joining the two fuselage halves I noticed a
  13. Paul, very interesting, I will be contacting you on PM to discuss how i can get some custom made decals.
  14. so i will need to use a dremel? this would be my first time with the tool, any tips? also why not just cut-off the sidewalls, would that not be simpler?
  15. i have been grappling with eduard's limited edition release of airfix spitfire mk 22 with aires cockpit set and eduard photo etch. the problem is with the assembling the cockpit, I am not sure if 1. i am supposed to cut away the complete sidewalls in the fueslage halves and insert the resin sidewalls or, 2. just remove the raised detail on the fuselage halfs and then glue on that area the provided resin sidewalls. if i look at the instruction sheet supplied i think that option 2 is the way forward. however if i look at the photos on eduard's website it seems that option 1 is the way forward
  16. I understand that 1/48 Sabre Mk6 released by Revell is a Hasegawa reissue. I am unable to find a review for the kit. Can somebody point one of them to me? thanks and regards
  17. would appreciate suggestions for which Alclad NMFs to use for painting the following parts 1. rear fuselage underside 2. burner cans 3. the band between these two areas. I have a lot of F-15E color pictures but it is difficult to translate those pics into specific colors. Second Q, I prefer to use Gunze Acrylics. my favourite wash till now how has been pastel washes mixed with water and little of deterfent. Have thought about oil washes but have always wondered whether i can use turpenoid based washes on these acrylics?
  18. Yawar

    Alclad II

    thanks gentlemen...but a lacquer thinner is an enamel thinner..correct?
  19. Yawar

    Alclad II

    which thinner is used to clean the air brush after using Alclad II? The paint bottle says use company's air brush cleaner..i was wondering if an enamel thinner like Hubmrol can be used. Also can we use a hand brush to paint small parts with Alclad II ? thanks in advance
  20. I have two questions, 1. I want to make a WW1 model, which Gunze color should i use to simulate dark natural wood? how do I create wood grains and dark streaks that appear in wood? 2. For F-14A I have a PE set that includes wind screen railing. Should i use CA glue for attaching this to the clear part wind screen? I use white glue to attach clear parts as normal plastic cement fogs clear parts. Would i have this problem if i use CA with clear plastic? thanks in advance for answers
  21. What is the best way to air brush white paint on metallic landing gears? thanks for any suggestions. regards
  22. doctor pepper/night hawk u mean Gunze's thinners which are sold for their enmamel line? or do they have separate thinners for acrylics? Kaan any alcohol which artists use for thinning acrylics when airbrushing? or i have to be careful here also? thanks and regards
  23. Hi, I have two questions regarding Gunze Acrylics, 1. I used Gunze Acrylic matt coat, thinned it with tap water and sprayed with an airbrush. on drying i had white traces on the model. any ideas why this would be? please note that i did the same with the gloss coat and had no problems when the coat dried. 2. what should i use to thin Gunze acrylics for air brushing? water, distilled water, alcohol of some sort? thanks and regards
  24. Hi, I have finally decided to throw away my aztek airbrush and buy a new one (i.e. not an aztek). I know this question has been asked before many times but after trying to do some research on the net and especially this forum i am completely lost as to which airbrush to buy. I want a double action airbrush which I can use for both fine detail/line work and general spraying. It should be easy to use and maintain and be reliable. Can anybody suggest any airbrush. would be grateful if you could tell me the set number to buy which includes both fine and general needles and tips and also the inte
  25. I have an aztek airbrush and the general gray and tan nozzles. is this good enough for spraying Gunze acrylic gloss and flat? or do i need to get aztek's acrylic nozzles? thanks in advance for replies. regards
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