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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.
  15. Thanks for the advice guys. I clearly havent precise enough with my information so apologies! I used a spray can for the gloss varnish (I don't have an airbrush) but I am guessing from your comments that that won't make much difference. I am planning to finish sanding the gloss tonight. Next question is... If I can still see the orange peel should I respray anothet coat of gloss on the affected area or still carry on with polishing compounds to see if that solves the problem? Thanks again for all your help and advice. Nick
  16. Erm... Didn't use spray cans for painting...πŸ™‚. Brush painted and gloss spray. But thank you for the tip since I am thinking of using spray paint for my next model. Out of interest does the distance play a part in orange peel for gloss varnish too? Nick
  17. Well what did you expect? it's the first time i've inadvertently managed to do an orange peel effect! πŸ˜‹ On an equally serious note: thank you. Much appreciated! 😊 Nick
  18. It must be. I sprayed the gloss on...πŸ˜‹πŸ€ͺ Slightly annoying since the first coat went on fine and I gave it 24h to dry. The can is new so don't think that is the problem. Like you say it just happens. I'll try sanding the whole thing down gently and then decide if I want to add another coat or not. I might try and polish a small area to see how that turns out. I don't want to make the car body look glossier than the bonnet. All an experience. All good fun! πŸ™‚ Nick
  19. Hi all Ready for the gloss coat. 2 coats on the bonnet went on fine. However second coat on the body did this...☹️ Yep the dreaded orange peel effect... I am planning to sand the gloss back down anyway and polish it back up using Tamiya compounds. This is the bonnet after sanding and polishing. Started with 3000 grit then 5000 and finally 7000. Think the 3000 started to take off the shiny part of the gloss paint slightly despite trying to sand very lightly so might just go with the 5
  20. Looking good Mike. The yellow on the bonnet is much nicer in my humble opinion. Regarding the molotow chrome pen you can put a bit of chrome on a palette and paint it on. Trick is not to try and paint it on too thinly. Also work quickly and don't try to go over an area a second time without leaving it time to dry properly or you don't get the same finish as out of the pens. Hope this helps Nick
  21. Hi all Thank you for the likes. The F is now sorted. Had to redo it since I was not happy with the first attempt. The F being raised on the bonnet is fine when using the normal decal but a bit of a pain when using three tiny strips! Not perfect but it will do. It passes the 1m test!πŸ™‚. Anyway it's that or I'm building a car called an Ord Mustang...😁 Cheers Nick
  22. Haha Egilman thanks for bringing that typo to my attention. Stay stuned is now stay tuned...πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€ And thanks for your nice comment. Nick
  23. So I thought I'd start putting the "Ford" decals on the bonnet and guess what muggins here decides to do...?πŸ™„ Yes you've guessed it I managed to lose the "F" 😠🀬. Queue lots of colourful French language... Thankfully the kids were already in bed! 😁 This morning once I had calmed down and after having a quick look to see if I could easily find some replacement decals (I couldn't) I started building the "F" using thin strips of unused decals. I also put on the rest before I lost those too,πŸ˜‹ Although not perfect I think it might just do. Waiting for the whole th
  24. Thanks for all the likes and comments. Right bonnet sorted now. Well at least that was the case until I started sanding the paint ridge on the white paint and some red pigment ended on the sand paper and on the white... So a small amount of touching up to do. Some pics Thing I'm not so sure is whether to do a glossy clear coat or maybe just a satin finish (which I would need to order). I also need to do the interior colour in the car body. Nick
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