Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 5 of 10     «   Prev   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   Next   »
Cellarrat

Avatar / Picture

Sergeant
Registered:
Posts: 234
Reply with quote  #61 
An unusual item arrive today, 1.7KG or 4Lb of lead for nose balast (only need 105g of it, but was cheaper to buy 4lb than 1lb???). Mad some of the things you need for model making

IMG_4180.jpg   

Little Minnie had found it and hid it, only just found it lol

Was funny to see her running around with it in her little mouth, she's only 5KG.


__________________

Blood, Sweat & Lots of Beers [thumb]


Keith,

Stockport,
N.W. England
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #62 
I always keep any leftover stencils and decals from my builds. If you have some around, trim them down to size. No, they won’t be legible but doesn’t matter(?). I’ve also trimmed very thin paper down to sign size and glue it in place. Hope this helps
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Cellarrat

Avatar / Picture

Sergeant
Registered:
Posts: 234
Reply with quote  #63 
Very good idea Ted,

With this kit I have optional black or red stencils for the exterior, so should have plenty of stencils I could use.

I usually make 1:48 or 1:32 models so not got any spare 1:72 left overs.

Like you I keep all left over decals.

Usually do RAF WW2 stuff so never hurts to have spare stencils etc

Thank you again for your very good advice [smile]

__________________

Blood, Sweat & Lots of Beers [thumb]


Keith,

Stockport,
N.W. England
0
Alba83

Avatar / Picture

Wing Commander
Registered:
Posts: 1,707
Reply with quote  #64 
@ Keith ... I Used Airscale Placard Decals before but can't say they have 1/72.

Also, HGW do a stencil set for your kit, not sure if its the same ones you got in your kit (i think they supply eduard with stencils so ...)

http://https://hgwmodels.cz/en/wet-transfers/690-liberator-gr-mk-iii-mk-v-stencils-172-272016.html

I did quick search for 1/72 placard decals and found a company called reheat models did some stuff in 1/72 but are defunt could try ebay ?



__________________
Steven
Glasgow, Scotland

[32517153131_6c36eb6cc6_b]    


0
Kit'n'Kaboodle

Avatar / Picture

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 996
Reply with quote  #65 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cellarrat
An unusual item arrive today, 1.7KG or 4Lb of lead for nose balast (only need 105g of it, but was cheaper to buy 4lb than 1lb???). Mad some of the things you need for model making

IMG_4180.jpg   

Little Minnie had found it and hid it, only just found it lol

Was funny to see her running around with it in her little mouth, she's only 5KG.


That's a heck of a lot of ballast!  No chance THIS build will be a tail-sitter!

__________________
[GMh06IOh] 
0
Alba83

Avatar / Picture

Wing Commander
Registered:
Posts: 1,707
Reply with quote  #66 
I keep everything left over ! not that its much mind you still only ever finished the 3 kits in the Russian GB haha 
__________________
Steven
Glasgow, Scotland

[32517153131_6c36eb6cc6_b]    


0
Cellarrat

Avatar / Picture

Sergeant
Registered:
Posts: 234
Reply with quote  #67 
Thank you Alba83,

I was searching stencils not placards................my search will continue, but at 1:72 I think Ted's idea may work

Though for final release I hope to have access to a top quality SLR camera with macro facility..........so proper looking interior decals would be preferable.

I haven't even started building yet, but I'm one of those people who likes to have everything mentally worked out before starting a project (self employed floor layer, so that contributes to it. Not good to travel 80 miles and find you're missing things).

I'm no rivet counter, but I get final images in my head that I'd like to try to achieve them.

Never done a GB or competition build before (I don't think of this as a competition, but it is a chance for me to shine...........usually my builds are for me or I give them away to friends who show appreciation for them).

So I am going to go that extra step with this build.

I am glad we are a very nice group, everyone seems to be helpful and appreciative of each others work, a nice group to start something like this with  [smile][wink][smile]

__________________

Blood, Sweat & Lots of Beers [thumb]


Keith,

Stockport,
N.W. England
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #68 
That is a nice haul of lead---if it were only GOLD!

You are welcome for any suggestion I can offer. It might not be the answer but sometimes it will help your brain see a solution.
One thing I've always appreciated about Genessis is the willingness of members to help each other. It is not possible for one person to know everything, but as a group we can do pretty well at giving suggestions that at least steer you in the right directions?

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Kit'n'Kaboodle

Avatar / Picture

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 996
Reply with quote  #69 
Have you considered liquid gravity instead of lead?  I may be investing in a bottle of this once my steel ball bearings run out.

https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/product/240g-liquid-gravity-deluxe-materials-bd38





__________________
[GMh06IOh] 
0
Alba83

Avatar / Picture

Wing Commander
Registered:
Posts: 1,707
Reply with quote  #70 
Liquid gravity is handy to have, id recommend some, pretty sure its just lead though.
__________________
Steven
Glasgow, Scotland

[32517153131_6c36eb6cc6_b]    


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #71 
According to online reviews it is fractional mm metal shot that is magnetic. It’s just less than half the specific gravity of lead. Modelers who use it swear by it and it’s used in scale static models, RC planes, and model railroading. Great idea! It’s also non toxic.
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Cellarrat

Avatar / Picture

Sergeant
Registered:
Posts: 234
Reply with quote  #72 
Gone with lead, as 105g (3.75 oz) of ballast is a lot of weight and I'm limited for spaces to hide it.

As lead is so dense I'm hoping it will be the smallest volume possible. I can make sand molds and cast it to specific shapes to make the most of the space I have. I use to make my own fishing ledgers (bombs) so I'm quite happy to use lead.

I know its toxic, but its a heavy metal like arsenic, never clearing your system, so over long term exposure it will build up in your system and have adverse effects on your health. But for the occassional usage I do, I'm content to use it.

__________________

Blood, Sweat & Lots of Beers [thumb]


Keith,

Stockport,
N.W. England
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,504
Reply with quote  #73 
We all use what we have, are familiar with, and what works for us individually. Cheers!
__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Choppa Nutta

Avatar / Picture

Admin
Registered:
Posts: 2,524
Reply with quote  #74 
Just remembered a top tip concerning PE parts pinging off into the carpet.

use a piece of masking tape on the back of the PE fret to hold it altogether when cutting out the bits [wink]

hope this helps [biggrin]

__________________
May The Farce Be With You !
Paul... [tongue]

Gallery
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/a-gallery-of-my-art-other-endeavours-with-video-links-8037830?&trail=15
0
Cellarrat

Avatar / Picture

Sergeant
Registered:
Posts: 234
Reply with quote  #75 
Thank you for the thought on cutting PE, but I use the same cutting set up Bobby uses.

A black perspex type base and a clear holder. You simply hold this on the piece to cut and it stops "pings". You can also cut right up to the piece you want, removing the need to file off the tabs.

My fingers are like sausages so I usually fumble the piece and the carpet monster gets fed

I'm a bit disillusioned ATM, the liberator dry fitting, general quality is really disappointing for a £100 kit

It has a clear front section that joins to the rear normal plastic rear section, but dry fitting there's a 0.5mm step  all around. I like to think I'm an intermediate modeller, but this problems seems too much for me. Hard plastic next to soft isn't ideal.

I'm a self employed person and know and accept my limits, thats telling me this build may be too much for me..................Me bf110c/d may be made instead

__________________

Blood, Sweat & Lots of Beers [thumb]


Keith,

Stockport,
N.W. England
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.