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  1. I'm an old hand at this, some people just don't 'get' how if you bid early all you are doing is raising the price for the eventual end sale price. If you really want it just think what your absolute max price would be then bid in the last 10 seconds, You have the best chance then, If you do that any earlier it's like showing your hand in poker and is utterly pointless. The theory if you bid high early you put people off is utter hogwash, you're just burning up the value of your bid, remember it's a world wide web and somebody out there probably has more money than you or is more stup
  2. I think bottom line is you're using too much of either, the liquids to all intents and purposes are 'clear' but if you dried them all out in a block they would be white, and what you're seeing is too much of the fluid drying out into a semi white patch. Graham
  3. We are doing a short run of the Supermarine Attacker F1 /FB2 as we had a number of requests and we are fulfilling those orders at the moment, but if anybody wants one, now is the time as we shall stop producing in the next couple of weeks. The belly tank has the rivet detail on this time.... The Link is http://www.iconicair.com/attacker Regards Graham
  4. A similar thing happened with model railways, Hornby in the early years couldn't get the electric motors to fit in the British locomotives at HO 1/87 scale because they are smaller than European counterparts, so they tweaked the scale up to 1/76 called it OO but not the track, so now we have trains running on track that is too narrow and you can imagine there are lots of off shoot societies that model it correctly to differing degrees of accuracy. One manufacturer bucked the trend the Italian company Lima but then they were bullied into scaling up to OO in the 1980's and at one point were supp
  5. looks Fab, Love the interior painting especially. Graham
  6. The cabinet looks great Carl, I've got one for my live steam trains but I could really do with just two more shelves evenly spaced! I keep toying with the idea of welding on another set of rods then grinding all the originals off... I keep looking at the various lighting options and there are some that are linked together by thin wires and fit via magnets in the middle of the shelves but not sure how good they are. Graham
  7. Here's one, it's on the Lancaster test shot model, but you get the idea. Graham .
  8. Just received these images of Bob Lawrence's built up Tractor the first one built probably. Took him less than a day. Graham
  9. Not you're normal sort of bench but I'm making 4 more Narrow Gauge wagon kits to go with the completed one for my Garden railway Steam locos, Scale is [ SM32 which is 16mm to 1 foot, so 2ft gauge on 32mm wide track 1:19 Scale] I'm doing this in between casting David Brown RAF Tractor kits behind me, I also suffer from not enough bench space, I've always got a PC and other computer stuff on my bench like a 3D Scanner which doubles up as a shelf as its used only occasionally and is right PIA to unplug and set up, which I'm going to sort out soon after this lot is out of the way. Graham
  10. The RAF David Brown Tractor is available now, below are a few images, it is a full resin kit and the front wheels are positionable on its axle, also with decals. www.iconicair.com/tractor Regards Graham
  11. It's not a black art but it takes some setting up to get consistent results, here are a few tips, btw I've been doing this since 1987. 1. Your master part needs to be strong and very well finished and shiny, a trick to get this made easier is to vacuum form over your master and then vac over that again, I assure you it works, and you get a crystal clear result. 2. have your master raised off the deck by a slab that recesses in slightly, that way the plastic will tuck under slightly rather than web out which leaves you with no edge to cut to. 3. A lot of machines have timers and
  12. My Mum had a massive stroke on Jan 12 this year, and the past few weeks have been visiting hospital until recently when she was discharged into a temporary care home until they organise an at home 'care package' this will involve about 4 visits a day by nursing staff to our home. She's in a really bad way and has not made any progress recovery wise and her prospects are pretty grim. She was sent back to hospital last week from the home as she wasn't eating or able to take her medication, so of course with this Covid 19 going on I am focused on looking after my Dad, trying to get food and
  13. I noticed our local supermarket was out of anti bacterial hand cleaner [ understandable] but toilet roll? Is that because everyone will be crapping themselves in fear of getting Covid-19? My younger son knows some health professionals and they're saying it's no worse than any other Flu strain. Graham
  14. I produced my first and last Jet kit last year, The only reason I decided to do the Attacker was to make use of the wing CAD and somebody said that if you do an aircraft that had service history it would sell better than the previous Spiteful and Seafang. So after spending many hours of CNC and machining a couple of visits all the way down to Yeovil to measure and check the last survivor I completed it. Which is not free to do by the way. The sum total was sales of 45. If it had been made by anyone else ( and the masters whittled out of wood by hand ) it would have retailed at twice
  15. Thanks for the link some great shots, that second spit landing was a hard one! he dropped it on to the deck. Graham
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