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by Bigglesof266
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Very simple question,
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Very simple question,

... about to tackle my first card kit, a metcalfe bridge. My question is, what is the best glue to use? And any other tips on construction for a complete beginner. There are many alternatives which will work just fine, but IME the best by far for multiple reasons is Weldbond . Hands down. Available...
by Bigglesof266
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Airbrush kits
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Airbrush kits

What airbrush kits are people using, Not quite that simple. it looks like a minefield when trying to buy one . Not really, just unfamiliar territory to you . I take it a compressor with a tank is better than just a compressor? Yes. But, you can get by without one. That said, these days compressors ...
by Bigglesof266
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Latest kit build
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Latest kit build

I like it Tony! Keeps getting better and better me ole china plate!
by Bigglesof266
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2302

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Phat Controller wrote:I don't have Pay TV, Foxtel, or whatever you call it over there, so I have to wait til someone throws the episode up online.


IQ > 80? Two 'words'. VPN. iPlayer. Sorted.
by Bigglesof266
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 2302

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Peterm wrote:I'd have a propergander if it aired out here. :wink:


LOL. For a proper gander in AU, the ever so naughty t******t word is the means old bean.
by Bigglesof266
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

I wasn't intending to have a go per se. I did leave airbrush or equipment as potential faults to end user technique. Not even being a Vallejo fanboy other than to point out to you to have confidence in them. They're good product. For Brushing, Model Color are fantastic. For Air Brushing, Model Air a...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

That's it. Use Vallejo's Mediums to thin their range including Model Air as required, any decent tolerance and metallurgy quality airbrush with adequate equipment, and the results will show with practise and technique. P.S. There is a brand of medium that is reportedly compatible with Vallejo that i...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

I have bought Citadel 'Abaddon Black' [why to they insist on giving their paints such stupid names?] from the Games Workshop ....Tony Gamers Workshop acrylics were originally OEM Vallejo Model Color Tony. Citadel is their own incarnation of a similar formula. The names are in character with their p...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

So I went out and bought Valejo AIr bottles and tried the acrylic route. I even bought a new airbrush to ensure no past residues cause issue. Result, not impressed! IME inarguably your problem here is the end user, airbrush or equipment, not Vallejo acrylics even if you're using Model Color to spra...
by Bigglesof266
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

Ex-Pat wrote:In what way are the acrylics "still utter rubbish"? (I've already bought a load, but not yet used them!)

Use them. You'll find out.
by Bigglesof266
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

Bottom line Tony, is whichever you use, quality is everything. Brush painting, universally enamel is easiest. Acrylics can work, but are trickier. For instance, Tamiya 'acrylics', whilst of first rate quality, require a retarder additive to brush paint with. Theirs is best. Thin with their proprieta...
by Bigglesof266
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 1000

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

No. Now, thanks to our never elected back stabbing ex-PM - since disposed of the same way by an equally traitorous party collegue, AU GST is currently levied on all goods & services (which of course includes P&P as a service in the total) irrespective of value. It applies to personal or priv...
by Bigglesof266
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 1000

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

Internationally, I avoid. Different if resident in the UK, but from AU airmail return costs are prohibitive & are not covered under (Hattons) return T&C. Price of most described "as new" in the case of wagons or coaches is too high for second hand. e.g. Bachmann brake van £15, now ...
by Bigglesof266
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Brick road bridge, Superquick or Metcalfe?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Brick road bridge, Superquick or Metcalfe?

Thanks, I hadn't considered Scale Scenes, I'll have a look. I do prefer plastic kits as they have more "depth" and texture, but the only plastic kit I can find is from Peco and is stone rather than brick. Scratch building one would be good but I'm struggling for time (and patience) on tha...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2271

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

This appears to be the closest thing to a Hornby 2019 thread even though its no longer only speculative now the catalogue is published and future releases illustrated in Hornby Magazine. Just wanted to express my excitement at the revelation that Hornby is releasing two new mould Bulleid coach types...

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