I see you've also "been-there-done-that" with weathering! Yes, fuel tanks are indeed a PITA - especially because [at least in my case] that's where I grab my models to pick them up and/or rerail them. Can't really do the vertical streaks with an airbrush, and Pan Pastels get rubbed off by my fingertips or those of my guest operators...Your prototype looks very similarly weathered to one of my MRL SD35's, which I want to replicate. Getting that streaking down the angled sides of the roof and tank is not easy. Too thin and the paint just blends back together again and gathers along the bottom edge. Too thick and it is obvious that it is paint. Only on the trucks is it relatively easy. I did see a technique in a Tamiya magazine used on military vehicles using their clear orange acrylic spray paint to create the darker streak lines, airbrushed in light narrow stripes over the thinned gray. Sort of creating the effect in the reverse of how it would happen in reality
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Interesting. The civil registration (shown under the tail) is from Germany. Has a small German flag and the registration number is D-xxxxxSomething for Sherrel and other air junkies that I found on "the Tube" while fiddling around. This is a Mark17 Spitfire, of the type that came into service in the very latter part of WW2, with the larger "Griffon" engine, 5 blade prop (there was also one type fitted with twin 3 blade, counter rotating propellors, built for the RN Fleet Arm, I believe).
That bakery was started by some Amish women... You gain five pounds just walking into the shop. Everything is melt-in-your-mouth-goodness.I'm sorry Sir, but only food purchased on the premises may be eaten within, otherwise how will the waitresses earn their tip? (Don't ask Sherrel to answer that)
While I have heard of them for years, I do not own any of their kits. From what I understand they are mainly wood and metal kits, that are sort of like craftsman kits that have many parts to assemble. A late buddy of mine had a few and noted that while the sides were painted, the ends and roofs were not, and the modeler had to match and paint them. He was only speaking of the ones that he had, other kits may be different. All of the ones that I have seen were of older equipment, pre-50's and earlier, primarily wood sided cars. Everyone that I spoke to about them over the years had good compliments about them. It will be interesting to see what you get if you win the auction.Has anyone heard of Silver Streak model kits? I'm thinking bidding on an auction lot of about 40 of them, still unbuilt. The Mrs. asked me who would need to have that many unbuilt kits....of course I said he who dies with the most trains wins...
This ad has been popping up on my Facebook feed. As annoying as ads can get this one doesn’t bother me and I forwarded the site info to the daughter for either an extra Xmas present or a anytime they want to give me a present. They have quite a selection of shirts for us.
NOT trying be political here. That is the exact reason a strong united front is needed. Where do folks get these ideas? At my parents campground on Lake DuBay in Wisconsin in the 70’s and 80’s dad always used a mask of some sort when using the honey wagon when emptying the RV holding tanks, but he never got sick from them. But he didn’t play in the fumes either.Good afternoon. Back from the doctor's office from my annual check up.
Another forum I belong to has some, "unusual", people that participate. One of them is terrified of dumping their RV holding tanks becaue they might catch Corona from the fumes around the dumping hole. I'll stop there before this becomes a rant.
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