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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-14-2013, 02:49 PM
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Views: 3,625
Posted By astralscooter
Never heard of using Tamiya cement for decals,...

Never heard of using Tamiya cement for decals, but Tamiya acrylic thinner on the other hand has been used to good effect by several modellers I trust. Takes care of the decal film, but not as...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-02-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,268
Posted By astralscooter
S&T Productions had a set of early tracks in...

S&T Productions had a set of early tracks in resin, but I believe they have been discontinued for quite a long while. I was lucky and got mine a few years ago. They very nice, but with lots and lots...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 04-17-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,006
Posted By astralscooter
Who sculpted this? Arild :)

Who sculpted this?

Arild :)
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 03-19-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,936
Posted By astralscooter
Sounds pretty much like Silly Putty which is sold...

Sounds pretty much like Silly Putty which is sold in small red egg-shaped containers and behaves the same way. (And may be easier to find than "Panzer Putty".)

Arild :)
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-17-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
You're welcome buddy, but you will have to build...

You're welcome buddy, but you will have to build and paint the model yourself ;)

Arild
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
I was only thinking you can look at the Panzer...

I was only thinking you can look at the Panzer Color set and see which colours are included in the set. To me it looks like they use the following Model Color:

70916 as yellow
70890 as green...
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
Hehe, know what you mean but a bottle of Vallejo...

Hehe, know what you mean but a bottle of Vallejo Air will last you a while, and for my own part I've never really figured out how to airbrush Vallejo Model Color properly. Always had trouble getting...
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-16-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
I'm using these Vallejo Air colors for my German...

I'm using these Vallejo Air colors for my German tri-colour work:

http://astralscooter.com/mygallery/images/937433/946870.jpg

http://astralscooter.com/mygallery/images/937433/947627.jpg

I...
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-15-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
Well, the answer to that original question is...

Well, the answer to that original question is that they are quite thin. Not tin can thin, but certainly not armour plate thick. They were never meant to repel projectiles from a gun, but to fend off...
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-12-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
The way Grant describes the construction of how...

The way Grant describes the construction of how the front fenders are assembled, is how you assemble them using Aber etch in 1/16 also. And it no doubt is the way it was done with the original too.
...
Forum: Axis: World War II 03-09-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,186
Posted By astralscooter
One should be vary of using modelling supplies...

One should be vary of using modelling supplies for reference, but if we assume that Aber has done their homework, there are three supports per side skirt:
...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-26-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,553
Posted By astralscooter
Wow, how about a blast from the past. I read the...

Wow, how about a blast from the past. I read the thread title and thought it would be interesting to see what others got out of this kit, and then there was something familiar about the pages... :D
...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,294
Posted By astralscooter
Absolutely love it! Job very well done! ...

Absolutely love it! Job very well done!

Arild :)
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-14-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,823
Posted By astralscooter
Looks good, save for the belts and the left drive...

Looks good, save for the belts and the left drive sprocket. The sprocket looks like it's about to come off. The belts could need better tension, but that is perhaps difficult to fix at this stage?
...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 11-02-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,829
Posted By astralscooter
How did you do the zimmerit? It looks superb! ...

How did you do the zimmerit? It looks superb!

Arild :)
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,798
Posted By astralscooter
Gibbs, I found a different...

Gibbs,

I found a different diorama-opportunity for your Duster:

http://astralscooter.com/mygallery/images/937433/948529.jpg

Arild :D
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,294
Posted By astralscooter
You're off to a good start there. I'm doing...

You're off to a good start there.

I'm doing the 2 cm FlaK) version, and the only trouble I had was that the upper front is narrower than the bonnet part from Dragon. I solved this by cutting the...
Forum: Axis: World War II 09-27-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,852
Posted By astralscooter
Yes, it has got the armoured nose of the 251, so...

Yes, it has got the armoured nose of the 251, so I'd say it looks more like a 251 than an 11 to me, but officially it's not.

The Drilling version is very cool, but I've got a feeling it's a field...
Forum: Axis: World War II 09-27-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,852
Posted By astralscooter
You mean this thing here? ...

You mean this thing here?

http://astralscooter.com/mygallery/images/937433/948171.jpg

One thing is that it isn't really an official 251 variant. According to Panzer Tracts, the only official...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-26-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 61,878
Posted By astralscooter
Novel way of making weld beads indeed. :) I...

Novel way of making weld beads indeed. :)

I was wondering though about your decision to put three track hangers onto the right side of the hull. As you're building a late Tiger I, there would be...
Forum: planetArmor General 09-16-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,356
Posted By astralscooter
And even if you need to thin Vallejo Air, use...

And even if you need to thin Vallejo Air, use their airbrush cleaner rather than their "thinner". Their thinner is a weird substance I've never quite figured out, but the airbrush cleaner works well...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 46,231
Posted By astralscooter
Andrey, you know we all have to thank you for all...

Andrey, you know we all have to thank you for all the new Neubau kits, after the stunning work you did with resin and scratch! ;)

Arild :)
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-07-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 46,231
Posted By astralscooter
Those instructions looks like they're no more (or...

Those instructions looks like they're no more (or less) busy than Dragon's. And contrary to Dragon's, they appear to at least try to educate the modeller on the subject (haven't tried to verify the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-05-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 46,231
Posted By astralscooter
That's a load of PE in an injection kit! And the...

That's a load of PE in an injection kit! And the tracks look like something Modelkasten could have done.

As a Norwegian, this strange beast has been on my want-list for ages (as an injection kit,...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 08-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 117,278
Posted By astralscooter
Yep! The model is very heavy with all the R/C...

Yep! The model is very heavy with all the R/C stuff inside, and with all the delicate Aber stuff on the outside, I just couldn't think of a better way to handle it during final assembly, painting and...
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