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  1. I've got both WWII Eastern and Western Approaches RN kits. I do like the way you can brush it on ... very smooth, nearly as good as airbrush .. nearly
  2. That's rather harsh ... A violent man ... wouldn't expect that when I look at your builds
  3. Another plastic build hits the road. Interesting ship, Steve. Quite a change from a wooden sailer ... For the portholes you might have a look at "Glue 'n' Glaze" Cheers
  4. if you use a brush. not impressed with the airbrush quality personally
  5. And what a wall it was ... Not a lot of PE on those ... rivets stand out good, better than at 1/350
  6. Thank you Gaetan. Another try out on the list At least the cake won't be squashed with thin blade, but I like thick slices ...
  7. You will get a problem with the capt'n, leaving those doors open ... Even tiny steps are steps mate
  8. Great result Geatan. I had a reasonable result at F32, but that depends on the lens and camera I tried that, but photoshop frooze on me, probably because the images were to large. What size (px) and file size did you have to do this. I run Photoshop CS5 (64bit) on win 7 Ultimate, AMD A10, 16Gb mem, and AMD Radeon HD7660D graphic adapter (the latter could be improved upon I presume)
  9. No, but you can aspire to ... On the other hand ... when I look at what you establish with some plastic, brass, glue and paint ... a lot would think the same about you ...
  10. Didn't have a lot of time for modelling off late, but today and Yesterday, in between work sessions, I took some time to pull the airbrush trigger. Preperation is half the work ... it seems to me it's about 90% ... getting the shapes transfered to the masking tape, cutting them out, fitting to the hull, decide what will be the base colour and work up towards the last, each time adding more masks ... So for now a first attempt at hull camouflage ... There are three colours, white WA Blue and MS2 (a darkish grey) The white is an off white, the WA Blue a very pale green/white-ish. When you zoom in you can just see it, although in reality the distinction is quite visible Cheers P.s. Nearly forgot: I used Lifecolor paint this time. I didn't know the airbrush quality, but now I can say I'm not a fan for airbrush use, not even heavily diluted (80%)
  11. I can imagine ... What's with the English and French version (practise your foreign languages?)
  12. I like the camouflage giving the ship strange angles when you look at those frontal pictures, a busy deck and lots of things to see. So much more pleasant to look at than those boaring modern ships ... Vendetta is already relatively small compared to the G/Tribal class desroyer I built, so this doesn't surprise me, next to the Yamato class she would be even more like a ship's boat ... but so much more agile one shouldn't forget ... P.s. what's that French title about ...?
  13. Vaddoc, There are quite a few brands on the market, I like BSI insta-cure (fast) and insta-cure+, which is slightly thicker, they also have a gell. Most use Zap or Zap A Gap. Both brands can be get in the UK (I order mine in the UK as well) You'd probably are best off with either Zap-A-Gap or BSI insta-cure+ for what you need it for, though they dry somewhat slower than the other two, they fill in the irregularities. HTH Cheers

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