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by MikeV
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Museum of first jets
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Museum of first jets

Great display Yves! You may have spotted I have a liking for early jets - especially the German ones - The Horten looks futuristic even now. It also shows a recurring theme that 144 does so well - groups and collections. Right from our early days with Terry's British helicopter and Schneider trophy ...
by MikeV
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: Novelties
Topic: simple yet brilliant !
Replies: 0
Views: 26

simple yet brilliant !

Came across this the other day Like all ideas of genius it's simple -- black glue. This is essentially a thin cement (like tamiya Extra-Thin etc) designed to capillary-action along seams and joins - the advantage being that you can now see exactly where it has gone (or not) Simples !! I've done some...
by MikeV
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Reports & Photographic archives
Topic: Peterborough (Stamford) show 03 March 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Peterborough (Stamford) show 03 March 2024

Yesterday the three Musketeers (Terry David & Mike, and before anybody says anything I'm Pathos) travelled the uncharted flatlands of Lincolnshire to a new venue and had a great day out. Peterboro' show, confusingly, is held in a school (actually it might be an Academy) in Stamford. Having found...
by MikeV
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Oakville,s Flower
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Oakville,s Flower

Lookin' good!

For what it's worth I find Lifecolour paints excellent and very reliable. You can airbrush or brush-paint too. The U Boat and the KFK were both primarily Lifecolour. It's a bit hard to get sometimes but worth it.
by MikeV
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ICM's KFK
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: ICM's KFK

Thanks Malcolm

Ukraine colours only by chance....The only signal flag I could find that matched the two-colour pennant visible in a B&W photo I found is apparently the one for (number) 5 - which happens to be blue and yellow (pennant number? - boat has no other markings)

My best guess!
by MikeV
Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ICM's KFK
Replies: 2
Views: 58

ICM's KFK

Spurred on by Malcolm's lovely ships I finally finished the KriegsfischKutter - built it full hull but finished up with it 'in' the water. Lots of research as ICM simply didn't model anything they had (presumably) no info about - but it goes together well enough............seems the Yacht club is ex...
by MikeV
Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Oakville,s Flower
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Oakville,s Flower

Malcolm that looks like it's coming on a treat - I just received my parcel from L'Arsenal and I have to say their stuff is astonishingly well detailed (the jeeps are going in my D Day landing craft)

Keep us posted on progress
by MikeV
Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: Novelties
Topic: Bases at Hobbycraft
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Bases at Hobbycraft

Hi all casting around for a 'recessed' base for a ship model I came across these at Hobbycraft. (online too if you don't have a nearby branch) They are sold as a three-pack described as 'trays' for somewhat under a tenner (I think I paid around £8.50). They are made of wood so quite rigid but light ...
by MikeV
Thu Feb 01, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation
Topic: Pit Road's Typhoon - Build, Excited Ramblings and the likes
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Pit Road's Typhoon - Build, Excited Ramblings and the likes

Do keep the pictures coming - that's a cracking job taking shape there. The Pit Road kits are always amongst the very best in our scale - I may have to get mine out of the stash now !!

Thanks for sharing!!

Mike
by MikeV
Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: HEIEN Under new managment
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: HEIEN Under new managment

That's very nice - I have the Bronco job 'in stock' - and I have to say wondered why the davits were all turned outboard on their instructions ?

Currently still wrestling with the K'fisch Kutter but making slow progress !!