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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. Here's what happens when translation goes wrong...☺️ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm Nick
  2. Thanks Mike! Appreciate the comment. Also reminds me I took a few pictures with my DSLR. This last one was an attempt at a diorama using a backdrop. Idea is ok in principle. Just need access to an A2 printer!πŸ™‚ Thanks for looking. Nick
  3. Yeah cos you made such a poor job of it...πŸ™„πŸ˜‹ Just kidding superb job! Would like to see what you think you are good at! Cheers, Nick
  4. Congratulations Ekis you have just invented a time machine to go back to the middle ages!πŸ˜€. Stunning work. Nick
  5. Thanks Mark! If I had planned it a bit better I would have got some decals for the white side stripes which would have looked pretty cool. Next time!πŸ˜‹
  6. Hi Ragove. Thank you for the suggestion. I have seen that one done however I do have an alternate idea I'm hoping will work which if it does will look a damn sight nicer than my driveway!πŸ™‚ Cheers,Nick
  7. Thanks gents! Sorry Egilman lost the keys... Not surprising at 1:24 scale πŸ˜‹
  8. Morning all thanks for the comments and the likes. Well the lady's got wheels!πŸ˜€ Finally finished! First of all here is what I was hoping the car would look like. And here is the end result There's a vague resemblance!πŸ˜‹. Ok I'm quite pleased with the result!😁☺️. A few more pictures. Thanks to all again for the advice and support. I'll take some more pics with the DSLR and post them hopefully in a few days. Cheers,Nick
  9. Thanks Egilman. Unfortunately I don't think I have the right pledge product I have a multipurpose floor polish which has a milky appearance but I have tried it on a test piece and it does appear to do the job but this time I will let it dry properly ☺️ before potentially using it on the windscreen! Cheers Nick
  10. Hi all Thank you all for the suggestions. After considering them I decided in the end to crack on with the sanding and polishing. (I also fired off an email at Revell asking for cost of replacement parts! πŸ˜€) The main reason for this is that I had seen a while ago on YouTube a video of someone cleaning up a windshield with this technique ( ) and I was hopeful it would work for me. Here is the result. So top to bottom,left to right :sanding with 1.5k,3k,5k,7k then polishing with coarse then fine Tamiya compounds and then a polish with Tamiya wax.
  11. Hi all So the good news first. Metal trim around the windows all done. As per usual not perfect but good enough.πŸ™‚ Now the bad news... Tried what I thought was a good method to make the clear parts look more like glass: dip them in gloss varnish. Yes I tried it out on a test part first. No I didn't wait long enough to see the result...(although I thought I had)☹️ For those who don't want to try this I used humbrol clear gloss. Not saying that is the reason this happened but... All I did before was clean the parts in warm soapy water
  12. Hi Grant First of all great job on the car irrespective of how much advice you are using you are still the one doing the work! The molotow pens are amazing. One tip I saw on another forum is if you are to brush it on, add a bit of alcohol to the chrome, work quickly and if you need to redo a bit wait till fully set before attempting second coat and you should get a smooth finish. Keep up the good work. Nick
  13. Really nice tank! And interesting too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for showing us your work Nick
  14. Hi all Thank very much to all who commented and pressed the like button. So I sanded, polished and waxed the body and after much consideration decided I was happy enough with the result. Yes you can still see a bit of the orange peel if you look at it in the right light. However as I had sanded down to the paint in a few areas despite being super light I didn't want to risk more damage. I've also started on the metal trim around the windows. I am using the molotow chrome pens for this. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
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