Cunning plan, a thread for all the paint, modelling tools and all the other bits and bobs that us modellers tend to acquire, either recommendations or “cry’s for help” welcome.
Normally I use Vallejo since I discovered airbrushing, however theres a review coming shortly on AK paint
Erh, brand and linky please oh secretive onemy PE bending tool arrived today, £15 quid well spent as it goes. Here's an example, the top hatch internal handle, original blobby sanded off, and the new pe part bent to shape, four bends on a component less than 10mm, you can see them on the sprue frame, part number three.
the black knob raises and lowers to trap the pe part to be bent, in the picture is pe part number three the hatch grab handle.
this is my first use of it, it will come into it's own on larger folds.
thank you Gentleman, thank you
That's a question for the figure modellers, calling @HelmGents, when I was about 10 I used to do a little modelling (though I gave up when about 13), and a question from then still sticks in my mind.
How the hell do you paint eyebrows on a figure less than 1” tall? It baffles me. The fine tremor control of an Olympic pistol shooter and the smallest paintbrush known to man?
The full review can be found here https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/vallejo-us-navy-usmc-colours-wwii-1940-1945-–-set-71-157.286136/#post-8788183Here’s another paint review, in this case it’s the current go to set for the Pacific Group Build, its Vallejo Model Air Set 71.157 US NAVY & USMC Colours WWII 1940-1945
Or have long enough arms.I read in an "authoritative manual" that when painting facial details, paint what you would see from 30 metres! From that distance, I doubt if I could see the figure!
Had a can of shaving foam in a pannier explode. I'd ridden my Honda 750 from Osnabruck to Hoek van Holland to get the ferry home. The pannier was resting against the exhaust and blew! The result was me landing on me arrse in the middle of a bunch of bemused Cloggies. They helped me sort the bike out, but two pairs of jeans and a woolly pully were no more.Or have long enough arms.
On a side not, a can of army painter spray varnish I had in the garage split during the summer probably due to heat. Never seen that before.
I've also got one of those...… I use it for the big jobsAnyone umming & ahhing about whether to buy a pin vice go for it . I picked one up off amazon a while ago for less than £8 & i'm wondering how i ever managed without one.
I've had a fun weekend of drilling out a pipe bowl on a 200mm bust plus the barrels on a few 200mm & 120mm gats for some other figs. The control you have over the bit is excellent compared to a Dremel or similar. I find i am able to be far more precise - an elec drill even at low variable revs can 'jump' when you start off a job. With a decent quality set of nice sharp bits you are on a winner.