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  1. There Spitfire Mk.II spinner is out of production. I emailed them a little while ago and that was their reply. Have a look at EagleParts Spinner. It was mastered by Jim & Jeroen. http://www.eagle-editions.com/eagleparts-fine-cast-resin-parts-to-update-or-modify-model-kits/spitfire-mk-i-and-mk-ii-1-32nd-resins
  2. I wasnt happy with how it looked. I just ordered a bunch of Balas so will be making a base for this one and others soon as it arrives.
  3. I am calling this one done now for now! I'm impressed with what Takom have done, and the kit falls together! I reckon this could easily be a weekend build project if you were looking for one! Clean up wasn't too bad thanks to where Takom placed the sprue attachment points, and a sharp sprue cutter makes it hassle-free. Mission Model Dunkelgelb, Rubber, Gun Metal and Transparent dust paints were used, which is now my favourite paint brand as its so easy to use without all the smells from solvent-based paints. Ak Interactive pigments were used on the tracks, exhaust and sand build up/weathering. I dumped the idea of it blowing a track as it didn't look right, I ended up connecting the track back up. Only thing I want to revisit is the Imperial Star on the front, as it should be a little be darker.
  4. Had some spare time over the last few days and I started weathering the Tankette. I'm using Ammo & AK weathering washes and effects. I still need to add some chips and paint a couple of little details like the Star on the front and rear taillamp. Tracks were painted with MMP Burnt Iron, and AK Track wash. I have decided to try my hand a making a small base for it. I am going to go with an abandoned Tankette after blowing a track in battle and. I'm also looking at adding a figure it too, there is a nice looking figure of USMC soldier charging from Alpine. But there doesn't seem to be much out there. Well, this is where I am currently, I am waiting on a couple of jars of pigments to arrive for me to continue...
  5. Personally, I would love to see a Wellington! But not till after a Sterling!
  6. Small update... All the base colours are on now. I have decided to go with the overall sand colour scheme, with the rising sun flag on the sides of the tank. All the colour callouts are from the Ammo paint range which I am not a huge fan of, so I converted them over to Mission Models Paints. The colour Ammo suggest is a shade of Dunkelgelb, so I have used MMP-011 as my base colour. Tools and barrel also painted using Mission paints. So that is where I am at the moment, I will start some weathering later tonight if I can get downstairs for a bit.
  7. Interesting your tackling this with the HK Models kit announced...
  8. I just got some acrylic makeup holders. Come in different styles and sizes, and cheap! I got a bunch of vertical nail polish racks too for all my paint. I will take a photo when I head down stairs next time.
  9. I can say that Wingnut Wings will not tackle a Mosquito as there is a perfectly good kit out there from Tamiya & HK Models.
  10. Ha! I saw this thread and my reply was going to be that you need to check out Anthony's thread over on LSP as he is doing the same... But he bet me too it! He just needs to finish the damn thing!
  11. Don't go off the HPH site, There is an importer for HPH in the US already mentioned by Ernie.
  12. I picked one up at Telford last year. Saved me a bucket load in shipping!
  13. Cheers, I only used the Pigments on the exhaust. All the mud was made with Plaster and AK Mud Washes.
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