What the postman brought today (AutoModeler)

Bring on the shiny!
Excellent haul there Dennis, looking forward to the build reports as these hit the bench mate!

Cheers, D

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Dennis,
Now that’s one great haul for sure. You Canadians are lucky in that you can get Tamiya’s true lacquer paints and even their upgraded lacquer thinner with retarder. It’s their answer to the Mr. Color Leveling Thinner #400.

Looking forward to your Toyota Gazoo build for sure.

joel

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Well I got these a couple of weeks ago for my birthday.
Alpha Models resin 1/24th Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, from my Better Half and Luciano (who chose it and bought it as a joint pressie from both of them).
And a 1/25th Revell 58 Corvette Roadster, that I bought for myself.


Andy :slight_smile:

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That’s quite a haul Dennis. I have only tried Tam. LP once; most likely he best paint I have ever tried.

That is one nice birthday present Andy.

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Andy,
Nice birthday models for sure. I’m really impressed with the Alpha Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Sure hope that you move it right to the front of your build list ASAP.
joel

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Thanks Joel.
I want to review the kit first, then I will probably enter it into the Wheels of the Union Jack and Tricolore campaign, as it fits very nicely into that.
Also gives me time to get the paints I need for it, and make up my mind what colour the interior will be.
Andy :slight_smile:

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Andy nice Aston :crazy_face: Looking forward to your review.

Well postie finally arrived with these after taking them back to the depot twice without leaving any card telling me they had tried to deliver.

Couple of bikes and a soft drink :face_with_hand_over_mouth:



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Sweet ninjas!!! I’m looking forward to seeing you make them.

Dennis

Littorio
I’m starting to get the urge to try a Tamiya 1/12 scale bike as my change of pace from cars every so often. Maybe 1 or 2 per year. Just haven’t a clue on how to build one as yet. So I’ll be looking forward to your builds for sure.

That’s one very interest Willys 1940 modified truck. Are you going to build it as it’s on the box top?

joel

Hi again

Big thanks to Joel for sending me a bottle of Solvaset! :slight_smile:

It doesn’t seem to be readily available in the UK these days, so I really appreciate Joel helping me to get some again. :beer:

All the best

Rowan :beer:

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Rowan,
Just glad to help out. You’d have done the same for me.
joel

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Is Walthers any different/better or worse then Microscale?

In my usage, Walthers is my “Go To” decal setting solution. It works to get decals to settle over rivets, into panel lines on top of “zimmerit”! I personally have not found a decal it can’t settle. Hope this helps, Joel.

Thanks. The Microscale products do the same thing but I cannot say I have heard of the Walthers product before as everyone mentions the Microscale products when asked about treating decals.

Hi Joel

Yep - just let me know if there’s anything we have in the UK that you’re having trouble buying. :slight_smile:

All the best

Rowan :beer:

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Hi Ryan

Solvaset is great to have at hand. It’s fairly strong straight from the bottle (but, of course, you can dilute it) and it used to be readily available here in the UK. I basically used it on almost all my builds once I found it, because would beat even the toughest decals into submission. A bottle lasts years - but it was a bit of a “modelling catastrophe” when mine finally ran out and I realised I couldn’t easily replace it. Once again, major thanks to Joel for coming to the rescue! :beer:

All the best

Rowan :beer:

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Solvaset was developed for railroad modelers to make decals snuggle down over vents, rivets, and anything else that sticks up. Walthers is a major supplier of all things railroad related. Hope this helps, Joel.

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Post man has been dropping these of the last week.

All PYRO made 1960-65 1/32 scale and complete and not cut from sprues.

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I use Solvaset in conjunction with Micro Set and Sol as a 3 part process. I’ve yet to loose the battle to the thickest kit decals when AM wasn’t available.

As with all setting solutions, let them do the work, not you. Each solution is brushed on, and then when it’s just about dry I pat it down so very gently.

joel

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Richard,
That’s some haul you got there. I do remember those kits from my teen years. Looking forward to following your builds for sure.
joel

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