kpnuts

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  • Location Halstead Essex uk
  • Full Name Kenneth pithouse

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  1. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Thanks harry will have to look at that
  2. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Hi all here is the next update, progress may slow down a bit as I'm waiting for some alclad gold (hoping I looks shinier than the gold leaf)



  3. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Thanks for the heads up mate.
  4. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Hi all, well I've added a carpet also I noticed the rails that run under the chassis is missing so I've added that





  5. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Hi sjordan2 the part is not included in the kit I made it, the only reason I know it should be there is from looking a a pocher kit build, harry I may try alclad gold although I've not had much success with alclad chrome.
  6. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Hi all revell put the location tab for this part but for some reason didn't make the part. 

    I've fabricated it also the other bits which are attached to the sump (don't know what any of the parts are) but they help fill empty spaces, they are not exactly right the black box thingy with 2 nuts on the top should have 3 but I've not got any small enough, but I figure it's better than having nothing there.


  7. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2   

    Hi all well i was looking at a poacher build of this car and (although it's a 1/8 kit do twice the size of this) I thought I could add more detail to the engine so I've removed a bit moulded to the engine (not sure what the part is) but I've seen it in a lot more detail on the poacher kit and I think it is a fairly easy bit to improve (I'm not saying this will end up like a poacher kit but I am going to try and add what detail I can) 



  8. kpnuts added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Revell 1/16 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2
    Hi all well i figured since i seem to be ruining everything i touch lately i thought maybe i should try a new kit, if i make a hash up of this im going to take it as time to hang up my modeling tools and give up all together i decided to do all the chrome on this gold i was having trouble getting the gold leaf to stick to this but now is sorted the gold leaf sticks now but I couldn't get a good shine on it (its too soft as soon as you try to buff it (however gentle you are)it rubs off) so I've had to settle for imitation gold leaf (it's a bit tougher) I think it looks much better.
    This is the main colour I'm doing it (not even sure if I will be adding another colour yet) I think the gold looks good with it,  opinions please?



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  9. kpnuts added a post in a topic Heller 1700 centary ship of the line   

    Hi all well still on this, not much to show, I seem to have lost any skill I had, this is looking so shabby, showed so much potential when I started it, I thought the wood effect was great (I know bit big headed but I did think it was a good effect) seems to have gone down hill since then, sorry. 




  10. kpnuts added a post in a topic Revell Thermopylae   

    Hi all, well I needed to do something to take my mind off things so decided to start the ratlines  (actually I found it very relaxing) 



  11. kpnuts added a post in a topic Parents are a worry   

    Hi all thanks for the kind words, docs been told, she's strained her chest, probably trying to move my dad on her own, instead of asking for help knowing her. she used to be a nurse and thinks she can still  do it all. 
  12. kpnuts added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Parents are a worry
    Hi all well today is a bad day for me, my dad is 84 and I've been told by my mum he's gone into hospital with a chest and urine infection, he's on 24 hour oxygen and nebuliser, dosent look good my mum is complaining of pain in her lungs but won't see or tell a doctor as "she has to be there for dad" has sworn me not to mention to docs (I'm going to anyway) don't think things are looking very good.
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  13. kpnuts added a post in a topic Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   

    Thanks that looks like a possibility 
  14. kpnuts added a post in a topic Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   

    Hi all well back off hols with renewed energy, oh dear, there is something weird with the plastic on this kit, the paint I'm using I usually (on other models anyway) I can get off with meths, I didn't like the look of this so I thought I would remove it and start again, I started brushing it off using meths and it started melting the plastic? 

    I put some plastic from another kit in the meths along with a piece of sprue from this kit over night, as you can see the ItalarI sprue has dissolved completely

    And the other sprue as you can see is completely untouched

    Don't know what to do now, if I sand it out I will loose the rivet detail, all I can think of is to do a what if and have it as a derelict in a barn now, any suggestions.
  15. kpnuts added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    On hols
    Hi all I love a bit of serendipity we arrived at our hotel in Cyprus at 10 pm last night and were told our room was double booked so we agreed to go to the hotel next door till it was sorted, today we are at our original hotel in an upgraded room with a sea view free bottle of champagne free bowl of fruit and full drinks package, loving it.

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