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About fnick

  • Birthday 06/15/1977

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    Southampton, UK
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    Ship modelling (!), films, reading, rugby

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  1. Cheers Craig that is not something I had thought of. Have to admit the challenge of doing it the hard way with paints is also appealing... Why make things simple when they can be complicated...๐Ÿ˜„ And thank you for your compliment. Nick
  2. Thanks for feedback. Good to know I'm not going about this the wrong way. Yes I did think of doing the white first but it was more of a "should have done the white first!" ๐Ÿ˜‹ Nick
  3. Made me think of one that I think has been posted here before but anyway here goes.. Did you hear the one about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac that lies awake at night wondering if there really is a dog. Off to get me coat...
  4. Small update. Seats paint and fitted in interior along with dash. Car bonnet also painted. Need to start thinking about the two white stripes.plan is to use tape to mark stripes out and then start sanding carefully to remove gloss coat from red paint. Knowing that white doesn't have generally great coverage properties I'm thinking of putting down a coat of grey first to try and keep the number of coats down. Might try it on car bonnet first so that if I need to strip the paint and start again at least it will be a small part! Thanks for looking in. Cheers Nick
  5. That looks like a model plane made out of metal. So thumbs up from me ๐Ÿ‘ Nick
  6. Nice work Mark. Looks the business. Now back to those ratlines!๐Ÿ˜‹ Nick
  7. Hi Mike Stumbled across this on LinkedIn. An advert for the 2CV prototype! Thought you might find this interesting. Nick
  8. Having run into problems on my last car build where I had to fill after painting... I would glue,fill,paint. My 1.6 pence worth Nick
  9. That is as close to the real thing as possible at this scale. Superb work! Regarding modeller's relaxation I think an accurate description could be warped sense of pleasure as a result of self inflicted pain. I think there's already a word for that...๐Ÿ˜„ Nick
  10. Good start Mike. Hope that airfix model is better than the Aston Martin I recently completed... My cousin used to have one of those years ago. 5 of us in it going uphill on a mountain road. Probably would have been quicker to have ten real horses! ๐Ÿ˜„ Regarding colour scheme I've googled yellow 2cv and a few of them have a black roof and white and black front and rear bumpers. I know it goes against the single colour but might be worth considering to avoid the plastic look. Plus a few things like door handles are metal. My two pennies worth! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nick
  11. Really like the weathering on this. Subtle but effective. Nick
  12. That is very sad news indeed. His modelling ability was only surpassed by his willingness to help others. RIP Danny ๐Ÿ˜” Nick
  13. Thanks guys! Appreciate it. Apart from the speed indicators it was just a question of being careful. The decals made a massive difference. The ones for the two round gauges had a silver metallic edge to them which I removed. The speed numbers decal did also have the speed indicators but I didn't want to have any chrome effect from the decals. Nick
  14. Thanks Nirvana!โ˜บ๏ธ Combination of the smallest brush I have and also trying to use a toothpick. Problem I had with the toothpick is that if it's not sharpened to a point too much paint comes off at once but too sharp and none comes off the end!

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