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  2. fortyfourpm

    Aoshima CB400 Four

    Thank you. That’s an interesting observation on the rear mudguard. I’ve used some artistic license as far as the colours and the front bit not being plastic. I was aware of that from my reference photos. It’s probably worth changing the upper part though, as I hadn’t made the connection thst was part of the frame.
  3. Morf

    Aoshima CB400 Four

    Having owned one of these bikes for over 30 years (had to sell it when I moved three years ago), I only discovered there was a kit of it recently so I've just bought one. Your build so far is fantastic, I don't think I'm going to be able to get mine anything like as good. One point that struck me, though, is the rear mudguard. The small arched part over the top (part 17) is actually part of the frame, and so should be gloss black. The front of the mudguard (part 34) is a soft slightly flexible black plastic - the same plastic is used for the toolbox - and so would be matt or semi-gloss black. Here's a picture of it on my bike. The chrome part of the mudguard had by then been eaten by rot, and had been replaced with a black fibreglass one, but you can see the frame and front mudguard. Seat is also non-standard, and the wiring's a bit tatty! The other thing I noticed, which you can't really do much about, is that the kit has the larger Japanese/American style rear light, UK bikes were fitted with a Stanley rear light which was smaller and flatter across the top. The light back plate is chrome, the mount is black metal. No picture of this I'm afraid, mine got smashed in the garage! Please keep posting updates, I'd love to see more of it.
  4. fortyfourpm

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Few photos of where I’m at with this. Wheel was masked off to replicate a ‘rim sticker’ to make it a bit different to all the others being built. Lots of various PE washers used to finish it all off. Swing arm was painted with Alclad polished Aluminium and everything else was a range of Zero Paints. Scale Motorsport CF decals were used on the rear hugger, chain guides and front sprocket cover. All cleared with Zero paints 2k diamond. T2M braided line was ran and pinned fown as per my reference photos Rear disk was scuffed up to look used. An RB Motion banjo fitting finished the caliper off Rear chain was painted silver, then a black oil wash applied and then the pins picked out with a fine brush and silver paint. Side stand was modified to not use any screws. Pin to push it down and the spring where both scratch built.
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  6. fortyfourpm

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Got the latest video uploaded for this now:
  7. fortyfourpm

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    I’ve got some S27 decals for my Alfa build, but found them a bit brittle. Maybe the R1M ones will be better.
  8. andrew59it

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Received the S27 carbon fiber decals for this bike.... they seem really well done... no border and nice pattern....
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  10. Oh Pascal, great work with many highlights ! The steering wheel looks even better in the picture. And your wood Gear knob is perfectly taken.
  11. I like the work on the gearknob, I assume it was hand painted with a clearcoat over the top? Your front end brake and clutch lines look superb too!
  12. Good evening, Few progress on the Red Roaring Beauty! Riveting the bathtub and the bulkhead is now done. The wooden shifter knob is clear coated and test fitting is mandatory for the engine/cockpit/body subassembly. Nothing more for today. More soon Pascal
  13. Haha Lotus 49 also ordered by me! Im tempted by the Ferrari 312T as well
  14. Oh yes Pascal, the announced Daytona Spider is really seductive. And you're right, MFH has so many great models. Only limited by the purse. What do I buy first ...let's throw the dice. And have fun with your Lotus!
  15. Hi Mates, Thank you very much! @imster: Hi Boss, the Black used is the semi gloss black from ZP over a coat of Gravity primer. The whole steering wheel was painted with it, then treated with oils (w&N white, Sennelier Gris de Payne and Rembrandt Gris Froid).ZP demi gloss Black is very good, but the best of all is still the Humbrol 85 for me @mueller: Yes, we talk about it for few days... a 312B would have been ... a dream! I LOOOOOVE the Daytona! But this is also an open door to other beauties I need! M7A, M19, Lotus 38, 43, MS80... Pffff!... Sigh!... Pascal, the Bad Bad Boy who already ordered a Type 49!
  16. Again very fin and detailed progress from you Pascal . I do not know if you have already noticed. MFH only has the licenses until the end of the year.
  17. caterhamnut

    Minicraft 1/350 RMS Titanic

    All those models look great - but can I ask about the plans underneath the Titanic? Is that a 'J' Class?
  18. Great job Pascal as always you are an inspiration to us all, your turned dials are a huge imporvement over the kit, and the completed dash looks fantastic! The seats looks superb, what colour did you paint them? And of course I love that sterring wheel
  19. Hi, Sanding, welding, riveting... Few progress in the “office” area. Paint session, dashboard session and gear lever/selector. I was not that happy with the instruments, so I turned new ones and made brackets from aluminium foil. Then test fitting. Oils and screws added on the steering wheel and, of course, the Cavallino Rampante! Voilà. Pascal
  20. caterhamnut

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire MkVb

    I think it may be 'unconfirmed'? Or 'assists' - not 100% sure... So looked much better in matt... ...so it was on to some weathering. I've only ever done one other, so I am sticking to what I know at this point - so the end result will be a 'used' Spitfire - as opposed to a polished-to-perfection version! I am very aware that half the skill during this next stage is knowing when to stop... I'm missing my Tamiya Panel Gap wash (waaaay too dangerous for the UK apparently!) which worked very well, so it is straight to the oils.... ...always a bit scary this bit... ...and then wipe off, hopefully leaving some detail behind! I wipe in the 'direction' of the airflow. The molded rivets did not hold much black - but I think it turned out ok. I pretty quickly started on adding localised detail, in the form of stains, smoke trails, exhaust etc...again using oils. I dotted oil on and brushed with a 'dry' brush. Used a mix of black and some burnt umber. You can see I have added some more parts - the light behind the cockpit, and the aerial mast. I added the cockpit canopy - fitted surprisingly well, and the sliding bit...slides! At this point I also glued the prop on, and the airspeed tube on the underside of the wing (if that is what it is) - I also added an aerial wire - I AM AWARE THIS MAY NOT BE PERIOD/CORRECT - but it is a nice detail - I was showing my 'customer/mate' a little later yesterday, so I wanted all the fine stuff on - I'll probably take the wire back off again though... I used Tamiya flat clear sprayed from the can between various layers of oil etc - otherwise finger marks will show. The only main parts missing on these final photos are the exhausts - although I have added the exhaust staining. So very almost there! Just got to figure out how to mount it (in flight) but I do want to show it 'banking' as opposed to in level flight. For such a much-maligned kit, I'm pretty chuffed with the end result...when it is 100% finished, I want to take some proper pictures of it - it is big though! I may even try some taken at the old WW2 airfield that is a few miles away - Harrowbeer, Yelverton.
  21. mueller

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire MkVb

    I really like your Spitfire.😀 The beam crosses are indeed for downed machines and the red ones are for what?
  22. caterhamnut

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire MkVb

    Had a minor potential disaster (and got away with it) where I had been using Tamiya airbrush cleaner (from Belgium!) and had a bit on a piece of kitchen roll, which I then rested the model on - luckily it was only on a one-colour section - so a quick gentle re-spray of the area worked - few!! I obviously had not learnt my lesson - when I was making the Brabham BT52 I managed to wipe the freshly dried blue Zero paint with a similar rag, and cause much more damage - perils of working on a small, temporary space - arrrgh!! Ginger had survived all the manhandling... ...and the canopy is going to fit! ...so on to the decals. Really comes alive now - I had sprayed a semi-gloss clear to protect the paint and help the decals, so everything looks very shiny right now... So, now onto the hard bit - adding a bit of weathering and detail! Quick question for Spitfire nerds - rear wheel - up or down? You see both in pictures....
  23. caterhamnut

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire MkVb

    Hi Mueller - probably not, but I will re-visit with oils later - I need to get one of those roller wheels to re-scribe rivets... More filler - had to plug one of the pairs of gun holes, and the wing roots are a real pain on this model - each side is a different profile, and there are prominent ridges - that get sanded away as you try and fill gaps etc! Spent longer on this area than any other... I ended up adding some very thin strips of plastic to re-define this wing root area... The engine panels had prominent fittings in the molding, some of which got sanded off during fitting. I decided to replace these - they are more flush on most models, but are a nice bit of detail on this one - I used PE 'washers' glued on to represent these - lower profile than the ones that had been moulded on - lots of them though! I also used a generic PE 'pulley' to replace the crude detail of what I presume is an oil filler cap or similar, situated on top of the forward fuselage. I added the very nice extra detail set of cannon... Now onto the painting. On the only other plane I have made, I used oils on the top surface to simulate panel profiles, panel gaps etc and shading - on this model I decided to try the method of airbrushing black shadows BEFORE the top coat. Took a while to get the airbrush set correctly (low) and to get the steady hand required to freehand the lines, but super-accuracy is not required here... This had the desired effect... HOWEVER - I was not happy with the colour. I had read that sometimes the proposed colour for this top surface of the Spitfire can be a little dark, so had tried a slightly lighter colour - but was still not happy - easy to respray another slightly darker colour on top - but I had to re-spray those pesky shadow lines again! But happier with the colour...and with my first attempt at the shading. I then had a similar issue with the underside - the colour that was suggested seemed too close to the top grey, so I ended up doing this twice as well - the smaller XF-83 was suggested, but I ended up using XF-19 - very subtlely lighter - but I also know that when I use my oils later, it will make things slightly darker anyway... Finally it was the time for the Dark Green (RAF) - I used my Blutack method I used on the Mossie - I like the slightly soft edge it gives. Before spraying the green I had to re-apply those shade lines again, once masked. Pretty pleased with the final result... ...and now some airbrushed details, such as stripe and yellow around the gun ports... I had also completed the canopy sections - I had bought some after-market masks, which seemed to work ok. There were internal and external masks - I was going to spray the internal colour the same as the light green cockpit, but pictures suggest that the canopy framework itself was actually dark grey/black. As I had already sprayed the dark green, I left the internal like this... So now onto the decals!
  24. andrew59it

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    You are right....
  25. fortyfourpm

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Yes, a bit of artistic license. As there are so many being built now I’m trying to make mine a bit different.
  26. andrew59it

    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Hello received mine and noticed the engine would be satin black.... Are you making a different version?
  27. Thanks Mueller Brass buts are from RBMotion. Pascal
  28. Very nice details Pascal, the ignition coil looks really great. Are the nuts on the coil dummys?
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