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    I would much rather see your 10 inch Moonraker than Roger's! (No offense to his ghost.)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Dwayne wrote: »
    Very nice @Agent_99!

    As a self-identifying “Shuttle Hugger”, I approve.
    ^:)^

    A friend very kindly sent me dozens of pictures of Endeavour he'd taken in a museum, for reference! They are amazing things.
    Revelator wrote: »
    I would much rather see your 10 inch Moonraker than Roger's! (No offense to his ghost.)

    Me too, charmer though he is!
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Behold my 10" Moonraker, as I'm sure Roger Moore said on at least one occasion!

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    1:200 model kit by AMT, purchased from the 007 Store. Special thanks to @QBranch for supplying the DraxCorp logo I used on the base!

    That is stunning!!! @-)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Thank you, @RogueAgent!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Amazing work, @Agent_99! The shuttle really compliments the logo :)>-

    Watch out, someone might hijack it mid-flight!

    Props for using the Moonraker Special annual as background imagery. Nice touch.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Great stuff, @Agent_99! I have the tiny Moonraker space shuttle with opening bay doors that they made at the time of the film's release. Found it at a car boot sale about 5 years ago. This is much more impressive though!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Props for using the Moonraker Special annual as background imagery. Nice touch.

    Well spotted! I tried a few pages but that one worked best.
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Great stuff, @Agent_99! I have the tiny Moonraker space shuttle with opening bay doors that they made at the time of the film's release. Found it at a car boot sale about 5 years ago. This is much more impressive though!

    What a great find - I've not been lucky with one of those yet, but I keep looking!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Next project involves back seat driving. Of a milk bottle top, currently.

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    (Yes, I know how the rear guy's control column looks.)
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Next project involves back seat driving. Of a milk bottle top, currently.

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    (Yes, I know how the rear guy's control column looks.)

    Look forward to seeing how this progresses! :-bd
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Doing some spray painting in the carport. Just using the cheaper Fiddly Bits brand paint can, but the aluminium finish looks on point. Especially if you add several coats and some clear gloss.

    Can anyone recommend a good gloss aluminium paint for scale models?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good gloss aluminium paint for scale models?

    TBH I often use the stuff sold as car paint because you can get it for £1 in Poundland and modelling stuff is expensive!

    Humbrol Metalcote might be what you seek - planning to use this for a future build (QOS Dakota) so I'll keep you posted!
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good gloss aluminium paint for scale models?

    TBH I often use the stuff sold as car paint because you can get it for £1 in Poundland and modelling stuff is expensive!

    Humbrol Metalcote might be what you seek - planning to use this for a future build (QOS Dakota) so I'll keep you posted!

    Sounds like a good name for a Bond villain..
    'Humbrol Metalcote'!!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    TBH I often use the stuff sold as car paint because you can get it for £1 in Poundland and modelling stuff is expensive!

    Humbrol Metalcote might be what you seek - planning to use this for a future build (QOS Dakota) so I'll keep you posted!
    Thank you! The Humbrol polished aluminium 27002 looks like a good one for my little prop project. Looking forward to seeing the DC-3.
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Sounds like a good name for a Bond villain..
    'Humbrol Metalcote'!!
    He'll buy you a delicatessen in painted steel!
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good gloss aluminium paint for scale models?

    TBH I often use the stuff sold as car paint because you can get it for £1 in Poundland and modelling stuff is expensive!

    Humbrol Metalcote might be what you seek - planning to use this for a future build (QOS Dakota) so I'll keep you posted!

    Sounds like a good name for a Bond villain..
    'Humbrol Metalcote'!!

    As Connery Bond would have said, "Sounds like a French nail varnish." :)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Finished the L-39 Albatros, as seen in TND (and took some shots on my balcony while it was hailing last night):

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    Had to make some very teeny decals for this one:

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    And purchase some optional extras:

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Amazing work on the jet! Did your kit come with optional landing gear?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    It did! Always in favour of not messing about with wheels if I don't have to.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I'll be adding wheels to mine. I remember with one model plane I built many years back, the two halves of the fuselage didn't quite line up perfectly, so when it came time to add the front wheel, it slotted in a bit crooked, it was angled to one side a bit.

    Your stand looks the same shape as mine - same model kit, by any chance?

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