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John Symmons

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Thanks Paul for the heads-up on the Chaika. Yes; the Finnish one does sound interesting. 

 

Remember we do this for fun                          John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Did my rounds to our LMS's, the original idea was to get some new paints. Came home with 3 new Vallejo colours, four scaple blades, (These seem to be getting hard to find in Cape Town looks like I'll have to find a medical supplier and buy a whole box.) and 2 sheets of Decal Paper. Also picked up 3 Zvezda kits all 1/72 armour the BMW motor cycle & side car (Made this last year, superb little kit; but that one's now stuck on a diorama.), a Soviet 37 mm AA gun and a British Bofors 4o mm AA gun to go with my growing collection of artillary.

 

Also tempted by a couple of old Revell 1930's fighters the P26 Peashooter and the Polikarpov I-153 Chaika. I know the P26 dates from the 60's but it still looks pretty good; maybe Revell are taking really good care of their old moulds. The Chaika looks more recent maybe 80's-ish as the detail is recessed and raised and the sprues have a frame arond them. I seem to be getting an interest in these pre WW 2 aircraft, after my recent fasination with WW 1 types.These should look good next to the re-released Bulldog and Demon, and my few Heller 1930's aircraft kits.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                  John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Whoops! Sorry Ratch must be my dysleexsia rcooping pu gaina.

 

Remember we do this for fun                       John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Hi Endeva.

 

Welcome to the forum. If your Lightening is still a tail sitter you could slightly flatern the nore wheel tyre then uing a tiny piece of press-stick stick the front wheel to what-ever surface your Lightening is standing on.

 

EDIT: This forum seems to have a really strange attitude to paragraph/line breaks, it bunched all of my post into one solid block of text and I cant seem to remedy this.

 

To help getting over the paragraph break problem try using two or three breaks between paragraphs. I've used two breaks in this reply.

 

Hope this helps, and looking forward to seeing your modelling results.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom 

John Symmons

937 posts

Hi PenPow.

 

Welcome to the forum. I don't know when you brought that pot of paint but it's in an old style pot that's been superceded some time ago, several years back. I had several of these pots and had to open them with a mole wrench. that pot must be several years old so don't be surprised if the paint has dried up and is now useless. The newer pots have a twist-off at one end (best left alone) and a flip open lid the other end. Try and only buy paint in this type of pot.

 

Hope this helps and good luck.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

The Finnish version "rotates" the opposite way to the German one. I don't think the Dorniers lasted into the postwar period.

 

 

Here's one that did.

 

 

Remember we do this for fun                                          John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

As I said welcome to the modelling human race.

 

Remember we do this for fun                             John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Hi Shteve.

Some time back I did the US Missouri. Started it in the 1990's and after about 10 to 20 hours work realised I needed so practice and I wanted to do it as a water-line model with Photo-Etch railings etc. so back in the box it went. Fast forward ten years or more. First thing I would advice is make a display case for the model that way it can be safly be put away out of harms way and it reains dust free. 

 

The next few months the construction was more or less done and the painting completed. The main superstructures were left free to make the rigging easier by pulling the rigging from the underside and then gluing in place. If using PE don't use all the parts supplied as often the plastic parts or better as PE can be very 2 dimentional. Using PE realings really makes the biggest improvement and really isn't that diffecult, just tack it in a few places with CA glue then run som diluted PVA along the join, it's surprizing how strong it becomes. 

 

Once I'd restarted the kit it took about 6 months but that was working on and off and I think I actually made another kit for a change of pace in that 6 months. Making something like you're thinking off is going to require quite a commitment in time and concentration but if you take your time and do it logically it is well worth the effort once finished. That case I made for mine was the best thing I could have done as  it was a real life saver.

 

Good luck with you're 350 battleship.

 

Remember we do this for fun                          John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Now my Santa Stash has been posted, I've noticed a few typos. I must still have been suffering from some Xmas Spirit when I unloaded the post lol!!

Or you were just over-come with all that expectation. anyway "To Er Is Human." welcome to the human race.

 

Seems we have some interesting adventures to read about in the near future.

 

Remember we do this for fun.                         John the Pom

John Symmons

937 posts

Or maybe a re-issue will be a different mark like a "P" variant or a "K" or maybe the engines will be replaced to make a 215 version then that could be followed with the night-fighter variant. Still we can dream on.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

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