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GeeBee

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  1. It can, see the photo of mine, this was taken when it was new and un-used, the pipe can be simply popped out the window, and because of the design, the window only needs to be open around half and inch
  2. I do take photo's of my builds, then post them on my website, with a comment on each photo, what I did, how I did it, etc
  3. Truck Model World Tamiya Model magazine International Classic Car Weekly Classic car Buyer Practical Classics AmateurPhotographer
  4. The Krupp Titan is a re-release, I have the original version, not sure if it's because I've been building 1:35th scale for military modelling magazine or not, but I only bought mine a few weeks ago, (another eBay find) and it seems huge !!!, it has a lovely 6 cylinder 2 stroke engine.
  5. Yes, they run on 240v, they have a moulded in plug fitted, and no, it won't explode when using Halfords paints, they are acrylic lacquer, I've used the older more volatile cellulose paints, and still over the 12 months I've owned it, had no problems at all, even when I'm cleaning out the airbrush using thinners, I spray it into the booth, and still no BOOM !!!
  6. I love these little teardrop trailers, great work building it from scratch, I think it would have too me longer than 8 hours just to figure out how I was going to do it, well done !!
  7. No, the only time I get a smell up in my hobby room is if I leave my airbrush in lacquer thinners before I clean it out, but when spraying, no, I get no smells, even when using Lacquer paints, I've used mine for the last 12 months, and have only just bought a new filter for it, which cost me £6.00, so it's a pretty cheap unit, and does the job ....I wouldn't be without it.
  8. Yes it goes out of the window, but because the width of the adapter, you only have a gap of around 1/2 inch, do a search for Expo tools spray booth, or have a look on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPRAY-BOOTH-EXTRACTOR-FAN-AIRBRUSHING-E420-NEW-/300561475151?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item45fadc264f#ht_3302wt_1185
  9. I bought the very same unit around 12 months ago, and I wouldn't be without it, before I had to do my spraying in the garage, and that gets pretty cold out there in the winter, and almost impossible to keep it warm with heaters, I use acrylics, enamels and automotive lacquer, and I've had no problem, I'd say go for it, I've lined mine with greaseproof paper, easy to change when it gets dirty, but keeps the plastic from getting grotty.
  10. Bought mine today, should have it in a few days, and it seems they have changed the box art, since the photo's were put into the catalogue.
  11. I shall give that a go in the future, Thanks !!
  12. It's a thick liquid, Usually use a cutting polish, but there was no need for it on this build
  13. Beautiful work !! looks like BMC Almond green you used on the body, I've never seen this kit built up as a standard van, and I'm pleased to see the flying A on the bonnet, as this actually the handle for the bonnet latch ....
  14. It's Hycote automotive lacquer, decanted from the aerosol and sprayed on with my Paasche H airbrush
  15. This has been on the back burner since I started writing and building models for a magazine, but I decided I needed to spend a little bit of time on my own models, as I don't want to loose interest in my own work, I decided I would add some flocking to the interior, I've never tried it before so I thought the Morgan would be the guinea pig, I had originally painted the steering wheel to match the seats, but decided I wanted it to have a bit of contrast with the interior, so decided it would have a wood rim, but again, I have never tried to do this before, so I went over the Tamiya XF-59 with clear orange, I think it might need a little dry brushing with artists acrylics, but I shall try that later when things have dried out. I also got round to painting the hood, this is moulding in clear, I simply masked the parts that needed to stay clear, and painted the hood using Tamiya semi gloss acrylic. I still need to pick out the parts that need to be done in aluminium using BMF
  16. Cracking build, love the way you've done the cab stripes ....
  17. Well I've read many articles in magazines and the internet, but up until now, I had never used the stuff, so I thought I would give it a go on the Morgan I'm building, and I'm pretty happy with the results, so get some of the flocking and give it a go, just take it slowly, I spent 2 days doing this, in between working on my magazine work. This is how I did mine :- 1/ Paint the interior and let dry 2/ use PVA (I used Solvite wallpaper repair adhesive) and brush on where you want the flocking to stick 3/ Sprinkle the flocking, press down with your finger, and then leave to dry, I used a flat paintbrush to push down in the corners 4/ Shake off the excess flocking, it might look a little bit "Bald and scruffy" don't worry, apply another coat of the glue and sprinkle another dose of the flocking and again, press down in the corners and leave to dry. 5/ Shake off excess flocking and the job should be finished. I used one of these to apply the flocking and kept the part in a plastic tub while I was working on it, as the stuff gets everywhere ... The Results :-
  18. Nasty, now don't get sending any of that stuff this side of the pond !!
  19. Two words say it all, Simply Stunning !!!
  20. The last lot I bought off eBay, i got from a seller in the U.S, and for the price you get a pretty big bag of the stuff, and she does loads of colours http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PURPLE-FLOCKING-1oz-/220557582564?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item335a41a0e4#ht_807wt_952 also the glue I use is Solvite border and overlap adhesive, it's PVA based but is thin enough to brush on.
  21. We should have this model in the next couple of weeks this side of the pond, I have seen quite a few photo's of this, and it looks like it's going to be cracking model, by the way, it isn't a Bedford, but an AEC Routemaster RML, notice the smaller window in the middle of the bus.
  22. Very nice, I hope I can get one this side of the pond, got to get something to put behind my Lonestar, (when I get round to build it !)
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