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  1. Dr_Fester

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire MkVb

    So good to see an old Airfix kit being resurrected from the grave and look forward to seeing this one come together. It is very difficult to resist adding detail but I'm sure once you get the fit issues sorted this will be a cracker. I picked up a 1/24 Hurricane original boxing a while ago for £9 and its 'in the stash' waiting to go, mind you it has been there for about 10 years! Cheers Doc
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    1/12 Williams FW14b

    No problem Imraan, as expected you are making such a better job of it than I ever could! The RB Motion kit is labelled as a 'sidepod kit' but as you can see with over 650 parts it is so much more than that. The kits are rare with only 20-30 being manufactured and the one time I did see one for sale it went for over $1000. Of course you still need the skill on show here to create a masterpiece. Sorry to hear of the stall Imster but keep plugging away its looking real special. Doc
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    1/12 Williams FW14b

    Hold on Imster, just pulling up a chair. Looking forward to what you have planned Doc
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    Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750

    Despite all she threw at you I think it turned out a real stunner Kev, and one to be proud of. If you hadn't pointed out the issues I don't think anyone would notice and the paint finish is superb. Lets hope the next one tries not to trip you up so much, possibly a Tamiya offering Thanks for sharing your build. Doc
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    Honda RC30

    John, let me see what I can find and I will send them your way FOC. Doc
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    Hasegawa 'Elf' Honda NSR500

    In the immortal words of Mr Frank Carson ' That's a Cracker! ' . Great build Dallas and some lovely detail in there. What happened to the catch bottle at the front end? Doc
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    Castrol RC30

    Thx all, really appreciate your comments and from such esteemed builders. Doc
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    Honda RC213V Team Gresini 2014

    Superb work as always Sandro. Great livery for this bike and exhaust work is sublime. Doc
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    Honda RC30

    Thx guys. John the decals I had intended to print to decal paper and use these, however metallic stripes could not be reproduced so I used chrome gold vinyl, benefits of owning a sign company I have plenty of coloured vinyl offcuts for this work, the downside is the extra thickness a vinyl sticker produces on the surface. So all the logos and sponsor decals reproduced and printed to clear vinyl. I printed a ton of spares so can send them to you if your interested in a Merkel Rumi bike. As for the violet colour I still think my colour is a little off and needs to be hint redder but by the 3rd colour mixing attempt I lost patience and went for it. A closer starting point might have been this https://www.hiroboy.com/Jaguar_XJR8_Silk_Cut_Paint_Set_2x30ml--product--4930.html from Zero. Hope this helps Doc
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    A 'what if' Spitfire race.

    Very nice idea and great model. Almost as bright as the X1 I'm building Love the race planes and any spit with a griffon up front should give the Mustangs a run for their money. Doc
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    Fujimi Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750

    I've started to put freshly painted parts into a sealed plastic box to dry, so straight from the airbrush booth and into the sealed tub. Helps stop airbourne particles settling on the wet surface, especially if you are using the airing cupboard to dry them, more fluff and fibres than anywhere else in the house to be honest! Doc
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    Fujimi Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750

    Good to see you are still fighting the good fight Kev! Some models you just have to chalk up to experience and move on, worse case is a model you have lost interest in and the hobby becomes a chore. I think the finish will be great but I know you are a perfectionist. There is always the next kit to start fresh. Keep at it. Doc
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    Detailed 1/12 Williams FW14B

    Looks beautiful so far D ! As someone who has researched this beast way too much everything looks spot on so far. Between yours and Imster's build I'm not sure I will ever have the courage to show mine here. Looking forward to the progress. Doc
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    Fujimi Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750

    Hellsbells Kev, I thought my RC30 was putting up a fight but this one is battling to the last! I've had the same masking result if I've not allowed the paint to dry long enough, patience not being my strong points. Also had the same on some dry finishes and a few occasions managed to get rid of the glue residue with white spirit and cotton bud. If you are unsure when you get to the same stage next time, put a layer of clear down to protect the paint layer, future or similar, then you can use a spirit to remove glue. Maybe a few light coats next time followed by a wet coat, but well thinned. Great metallic grey colour match BTW and look forward to seeing this one edge towards the finish line. Doc
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    Castrol RC30

    Thx guys
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