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That is so true. So often it is the one tool, often a simple one, that you need that stops a project, repair, or build in its tracks. Also knowing where they are makes a huge difference. This year has been one of organising tools for me.

Picture below is from yesterday. This morning can hardley see over the hedge it is raining that much.


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Whilst sorting out a cupboard found this bottle of whisky 🥃 Is quite rare. Cost about £50 new but is going up in price. Last auction for a bottle from the same cask was about £370. Tank is coming along. Getting used to the airbrush now.
 

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Thanks. YouTube has been a great help. Really pleased with the result so far. A lot of weathering was using pastel sticks as dust on the tracks and around the exhaust - about £2.50 for a box. The worst bits are the tracks as you have to glue the 100+ bits together and then before they set too much bend them into shape - one is a bit square at the front as in the pic below. Airbrushing isn’t too bad - just need to practice (funny as I will be passing the model shop tomorrow. 🤔🤫) Really enjoyed the build too.

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Thank you. The weathering is the hard part and knowing when to stop. In this case I stopped before I screw it up completely 😀

Just need to tone down the numbers a bit (should have put them on earlier).
 

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Well todays was mainly looking at a vacuum and cleaning stuff - Friday is mainly housework (we do clean on other days too). After that I needed a distraction as I have so many bits hurting at the moment and was rattling with the number of tablets thought I would look at the Corgi Aston Martin. Drilled out the rivet and took it apart. Most of the parts seem fine with nothing broken. Thee was a lot of crud inside which is expected for something about 55 years old. The only things need replacing are the tyres as they literally just crumbled away. Replacements are £1.25 for the 4 so they have been ordered. The paint work is quite shabby on the body so I will strip that back, prime it and do it in a metallic gold (same Alclad paint as theh Dakota) which needs a black base coat. As I was going to strip back the body I also sanded of an ugly mould seam aon the wings. The window piece is dirty and a little bit scuffed but should polish up just fine.

Boxed, pristine versions are worth a lot but as it wasn’t in a decent condition like that I would rather repaint and have something that Iz can display as it was her toy.

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