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Kuznetsov28 Nov 2023 7:05 a.m. PST

Originally broadcast 29 May 1975.

Link to BBC video: link

PaulRPetri28 Nov 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

I do not know who that master modeler is but WOW! He was great!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2023 7:08 p.m. PST

Interesting, but why wouldn't he have started with an ACW figure in a sack coat?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2023 8:52 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link. Perhaps if I did my work wearing a tie, I would get better results. I like the idea of taping bottles of glue to a small brick to provide stability,

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2023 12:58 a.m. PST

Now I need to find liquid plastic. That stuff looks amazingly useful.

Zippee29 Nov 2023 2:59 a.m. PST

No 54mm easily available ACW figures in 1975 (maybe something from Historix) – the airfix rifleman was pretty much the stock conversion dolly back then, mostly due to the bent knee option for kneeling/running.

Liquid plastic is literally the sprues melted in glue – very bad for the health if unventilated but we knew no better back then.

I remember watching Bob Symes making a Cromwell from paper, including cutting and placing all the track teeth one by one – thousands of 'em and the damn thing looked umpteen times better than any effort of mine to build a kit from the box!

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2023 11:16 a.m. PST

Liquid plastic is literally the sprues melted in glue very bad for the health if unventilated but we knew no better back then.
That's what the modeler said in the video, but I was hoping there was a professional product by now. Doesn't seem to be.

On the bright side, now I know what to do with the jar of Tamiya liquid styrene cement that has gotten too low for the cap brush to reach. grin

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2023 11:18 p.m. PST

Tamiya makes a modeling putty in a tube for plastic.

Kuznetsov30 Nov 2023 2:08 p.m. PST

I was thinking that the Tamiya putty was probably just a thicker version of the liquid plastic from the video.

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