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    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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    Model Aircraft 1/32 Scale, Wooden Ships, Card

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  1. I have the LED version of this model and I am planning this is my next build. Glad to see someone paving the way. May I ask who was the manufacturer for the photo etch you purchased. My kit comes with some limited photo etch and I am shopping around for more detail. I have been looking at Tom's Modelworks, Gold Medal Models and Rainbow's Titanic sets, there may be others I am not aware of.
  2. Does anyone know where I can purchase a set of French Curves in steel. There seems to be a lot of plastic ones on the web - but I am struggling to find steel versions. Preferbally these need to be a small set similar to the plastic sets you see in stationary stores. RICHMOND
  3. Last time I heard they were in administration - search MSW - there is already a topic on this -there may be updates.
  4. Its his deadpan look that always gets me. Funny guy I think he did all own stunts - some pretty dangerous situations in that small segment alone.
  5. Has anyone ever considered a MSW sanctioned group build for a plastic model kit? - This was not in the voting options.
  6. Quality HD photographs and I am still struggling to find any faults - those railings and stairs look magnificent. I would have been scared to fit the railing until I had fitted all the other parts - Can I assume you have appropriate above the line controls in place 😉
  7. CDW - I have this kit as well - here are the instructions 115195-98-instructions.pdf
  8. I Model Kit brings up the many alternatives for SC03 - using the software the best matches I can see from the main brands are Tamiya XF75 or TS66 Val Air 71.050 AK 733 All are very slightly darker but I am certain you would never get an exact match when switching between brands.
  9. I use the Tamiya pin vise - their model 74112 is their best one as it takes 0.1mm to 3.1mm bits https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/74112pinvise_d_r/index.htm If you shop around you shouldn't have to pay more than $17 for it.
  10. I have the Carson Pro Magnisvisor Deluxe comes with 4 lenses and LED light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egJyxIxm9XA
  11. Thanks John - I am struggling with the build (I have dropped it /knocked it over twice) and it is really a horrible kit and not an enjoyable build I was just completing the rigging and knocked it over for the second time and bits come flying off everywhere - a testament to my poor gluing techniques or just the poor fitting and constructability of the model generally. I will ensure I will construct my own base on any future ship models - that way it will be more stable and probably easier to build. I hope to have the finished model to show in a week or so. To tell you the truth I just want to get it finished and will forget the weathering and just put on the shelf. I think you can see it in the background of one of my work space photographs minus the top deck which is now sitting forlorn behind it! I really do not recommend purchasing it. Richmond.

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