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Member postings for Steve Colman

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Thread: A brief change of discipline
17/03/2019 10:39:54
Posted by Doc Marten on 17/03/2019 09:49:07:

Where do the parts like tyres, windows and decals come from? Do you use the original paint or a modern equivalent?


Restoring these old Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox vehicles is a very popular hobby with many proponents of the art posting videos online. There are many sources for tyres, windows and decals online. I bought the replacements for those two models plus more from a chap in Holland.

I think the original paint used was enamel. For the models in the video I used a white enamel in a spray can for the police patrol car. The land rover was painted using Vallejo acrylic and an airbrush. In fact, it was the first time I'd used an airbrush in over 35 years.

17/03/2019 10:31:24
Posted by GrahamWh on 17/03/2019 09:18:56:

All part of honing the skills. Nice results Steve.

Many thanks Graham.

17/03/2019 08:53:13
Hope there won't be a problem posting this here. After all, it's still a kind of modelling.
I have a few old die cast model cars from my boyhood days, many of which are in poor condition. So, I decided to give a couple a revamp. Not perfect bet they'll do for now.

Edited By Steve Colman on 17/03/2019 08:55:02

Thread: Hobbyking Hummer - adhesive experience please
11/01/2019 12:51:08

Plus 1 for UHU por.

Thread: Hmmm
02/01/2019 17:29:37

I bet he's fun to be around or to meet at a party.

Thread: New year
31/12/2018 13:02:17

After many years of promising myself, I'm going to get an airbrush and learn how to use it for aero-modelling and other hobby activities.

Thread: 3D starter plane
27/12/2018 17:42:31

The Hummer from HobbyKing is excellent and costs less than 30 notes.

Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
23/12/2018 09:06:40

Yes please.....add another to the list

Thread: lndoor model anybody?
17/12/2018 19:21:45
Posted by Denis Watkins on 17/12/2018 18:04:44:

EPP, bouncy plane, a brilliant flyer


Absolutely agree Denis. A fantastically brilliant little model capable of flying in all conditions and will take a beating. I've still got mine after what must be 7 years now.

Thread: Inexpensive lightweight GoPro type video camera?
11/12/2018 10:27:19

Another vote for the Mobius.

Thread: YouTube Video you like
05/12/2018 20:51:23

I've been a follower of the brothers videos for a while now. Very entertaining and amusing. Their enthusiasm for the hobby shines through in abundance.

Thread: Do you weigh your lipos (I think you should!)
01/12/2018 13:45:13

You could have made life easier for yourself by buying 3 lipos of the same size, type and manufacturer.

Thread: Hobby King
01/12/2018 13:40:12

I have been using HK for some years now and only ever had a problem with one order which was sorted out amicably using the chat option.

Recently I placed and order totaling around 250 euros during the Black Friday sales; a selection of small items from the EU warehouse and a heavily discounted 1.7m electric model from the UK warehouse. Both arrived 6 days later, well packaged and with everything present and correct.

I will continue to use them.

Thread: workbench design?
27/11/2018 19:38:50

Oh how I envy those of you being able to even contemplate a decent workbench. For me it remains a distant dream at the moment.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
25/11/2018 21:12:56
Posted by cymaz on 25/11/2018 17:02:24:

Went out for an hour....boy it’s cold at Davidstow airfield kulou...( 960ft above sea level). Flew this for the first time. It once belonged to a club member, now passed away. Flew without any problems


Wow Cymaz, you did well to manage to fly it without the wings!

Thread: Something to do on a dull afternoon
25/11/2018 21:10:01

I've been doing this for several years now to revive some stubborn packs back to a semblance of normality. I wouldn't use one as a flight pack but it does help prolong the life of some for use in non critical situations.

Thread: Topmodel CZ Challenger
14/11/2018 07:59:15

May I chime in here?

Eric, Ikura is correct regarding the power train for the challenger. The motor he suggested, a 12x6 prop, a 40A esc, along with a 3S 2200mah lipo would be ideal for the Challenger. A 4S battery would be overkill on such a model unless you're looking for warmliner/hotliner performance; the Challenger is not that kind of model.


Thread: Pack flat field stand
13/11/2018 19:18:33
Posted by Nigel R on 13/11/2018 15:36:48:

Oh, poor show, SLEC. My dad's is timber throughout, nice and solid.

On my bucket list of "to do one day" is this:


which is very similar in design to the SLEC one.

Nigel, I think I'll add that to my list too!

Thread: Foamies for beginners?
09/11/2018 18:37:38

Some interesting comments made here, especially about flying light foam models in windy conditions.

For me, when it gets too windy that most in my club stop flying, I fly my lightest foam model and have an absolute blast with it. The model in question being the HK Hummer @ 565g. On many occasions, the Hummer has been seen flying inverted in a rearwards direction along the strip much to the dismay of onlookers.

Agreed, this wouldn't be a suitable situation for beginers but to dismiss foamies as not suitable for beginers because they're too light is a misnomer to me. I taught myself to fly using small, light foam models and now fly all sorts and enjoy them all for different reasons. However, I'm happy to admit that I do prefer the, more or less, instant response of lightweight models in comparison to their heavier brethren.

Thread: Buying From the Czech Republic
26/10/2018 21:23:45

I bought a Topmodel CZ Marabu direct from the company in the Czech Republic earlier this year. Excellent quality model and excellent personal service from them.

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