You could always rebuild the parts with brass rod and tubesAt the start i was in awe of it as the detail on the cockpit and engines was quite impressive. Then after having the spindly undercarriage snap a few times and the fit of the engine cowlings being a bit off, my mojo lost it at the nose guns.
Top floor of the tower, small room with a bench seat all round. Lads could gather round with a stein and listen to fatso telling them about the design of his latest uniform. Beam was activated by opening a small flap on the end of the bench in the corner before the door if I remember correctly. Could be discretely lifted up to gain access to the handle. Handle connected to pulleys which would drop the middle of the centre beam by 10 inches or so.IIRC the collapsing beam was in the cellar bar of the Officers' Mess. New arrivals would be invited to attempt to climb around the room without feet touching the ground. One of the old hands would show them how it was done (without triggering the beam), when the newcomers attempted it a lever would be moved and the beam would collapse depositing them unceremoniously on the floor for them to buy the round. It was still working when I left in '96.
Purple flash of smoke...."No no no, undercoat/primer not needed you daft twat...paint straight on and get on with it!"....
Looks shite, back to shop....Halfords Primer sorted and like an idiot I bought a "few" more revell paints I think I'll have to start using the "special" credit card, the missus is unaware of........
do you want a bit of advice? I've done quite a lot of casting as I'm a sad b@stardToday I've been mostly learning about moulding and casting. With varying degrees of failure.
the first test subject, a simple near naked figure. The wood picks are to let air out of the mould acting as sprue.
partial success, need to mix the resin better, the part moulding on the left is from a half mould in latex, latex takes longer to cure than silicone rubber.
Looks like you've reached Revell's standard of casting alreadyso on to a more complex mould, this didn't work well at all.
one of the sprue framse from the Airfix Beach Buggy, only part success, too complex to do whole frames in a one piece mould, might try again with a two piece.
His wife has now received all his models sent home from Hong Kong. (Or rather she received them a while ago, but has only now felt able to unpack them).Chaps and chapesses,
Heard this morning that a contributor to this thread has gone to the big model expo in the sky.Joe Civvy passed on yesterday/early today after a quick battle with the big C.
He did some good stuff with the 1:6 scale figures.
Rest easy Joe (David) and condolences to his family.
Pics would be needed for sure, there's bound to be an interest, and she'd get a genuine valuation here rather than some other site or greedy dealer. Point her to this thread, if needed we can even create a thread just for them.His wife has now received all his models sent home from Hong Kong. (Or rather she received them a while ago, but has only now felt able to unpack them).
She has asked me if anyone would have any interest in them, and what they are worth.
I'm afraid I'm too lazy to look back through the modelling threads, as it was not something I ever looked at, so please if anyone has any suggestions do let me know and I will pass on to her.
I might also suggest she sets up her own account so she can correspond directly, and post pics if she wishes.
Thanks in advance.