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Two pack Epoxy
paint in authentic colours.
MR EPOXY. Two pack fuel proof Epoxy paint.
Available as Gloss, Satin, or Matt finish. Quick drying, and fully cures over several days.
Completely proof against all fuels, the paint can be expected to outlast the model!
Supplied complete with correct amount of hardener.
Gloss 167 ml pack. Satin 209 ml pack. Matt 209 ml pack . All at £11.
A little dearer than Spectrum, but another epoxy is 50% more expensive.
(based on equivalent volumes including the hardener)
Approximate coverage is 11 sq ft.
Sorry we can not send any paint outside the UK.
|Med Sea Grey||sparkley Silver|
|Dark sea Grey||Bright silver|
|RAF Dark Green||Silver|
|PC 12 Brown||Black|
|RAF Dark Earth||White|
NOTE. The colours
look very dark on the screen, but are correct, see photos of my
For Spitfires Use Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey for top. Medium Sea Grey for bottom.
Sky for band at the rear. Yellow for leading edge and roundel outer ring. Blue and white for roundels.
The red will serve for the roundels, but needs added yellow to be fully authentic.
These colours are matched to existing Spitfire MH434 at Duxford.
For Sopwiths use PC10 for top surfaces, Linen Solartex for the bottom.
These are matched to samples from RAF museum at Hendon.
Red, white, and blue for roundels.
One good system for painting a model is to use gloss for the main colours. This gives good
adhesion for any decals to be used. Finally a clear coat in Gloss, Satin, or Matt to give an even
finish and protection for the decals.
MR EPOXY is best sprayed on. Normal precautions should be taken.
You don't want to breath the vapours, or get the paint on your skin.
The paint will need to be thinned for spraying, 20% to 40%.
Normal cellulose thinners is OK, and different grades are available from motor factors.
My strutter is
painted with our polyurathane spray can paint,
forkend anchoring. 34 mm x 5.5 mm, 2mm
1/4" oxygen hose. £1 a foot.
|Small Turnbuckles. .
Eye both ends. Suits up to 1mm cable.
For rigging to control horn or anchor plate. Up to 1mm cable.
A job saved is money well spent.
brackets. Much more reliable than glue on hardwood
£1, packet of 8 brackets.
Tiny brass hinges. 8 mm x 10 mm
(3/8" x 5/16"). £1 packet of four
Mini snap hinges. 75p
Brass finish. 3 inches wide.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make
it pass water!
Sliding canopy rails.
6" alloy spinner for Spitfire £65
5" Mosquito -£45
4" Spitfire Plastic £8. -
SCALE DISPLAY PROP KIT
Wing joining tubes.
Super Carbon spinner.Lightweight and strong.
6"- £82. 5" - £75
These will need a light sanding, then paint to required colour.
|SCALE RIVETS SYSTEM
1/6 scale (1.2 mm)
rivets per inch. 12 inch long strips. 60 rivets per
.Scale paneling tapes
Self adhesive silver
Foam for making scale tyres.
Soft 2 3/8" x 12 x 12. £20
Hard 1 3/4" x 12 x 12" £20 out of stock
12" x 12" square. Will make two 6" and
two 5" tyres,
. Servo plug holder
This handy item to allow you to fix your servo lead on the
side of the fuselage, so that the aileron lead can be easily
connected. It can also be used in other places where it
makes plugging in a servo a one handed operation.
Only 50p each.
Razor blade strips. 50p each.
SCALE RIB TAPES
Solartex 'Linen' is no longer made.
ORATEX natural or Antique
BRASS TUBE. 12" long.
Brass tubes to fit piano wire gauges.
8mm x 1.6mm wall axle tube any length £1 per 10cm, .
Epoxy board. Useful for horns and fittings. .
1.6 mm. 6" x 12" - £6.
Chipmunk dash kit £12
1/5 scale 140mm wide x 70mm
see 1/5 compass on spitfire page.
Real sheet aluminium for model covering.
Self adhesive, Only weighs 9.4 gm per sq foot.
.Easy finish - stick it on, ready to paint,
polish or burnish to required effect.
Of course its fuelproof. Easily replace a patch if damaged.
600 mm wide. £3.50 per metre
Tony Manzur's P51
This 1/6 scale sergeant pilot (unpainted) £4
1/4 scale Mick, age 32! £3
Clear 1mm plastic for glazing. 8" x 22" £4
|Balsa and dowels, all 36" long.
|Balsa Gussets, save time and
strengthens your build.
£5 a set. 136 - 1/2" pieces. or 120 - 3/4". Keep some handy!
Stainless steel. Bends VERY tightly
12 inches x Inside diameters.
6 mm £6.00 ............ 8 mm £6.00
10 mm £6.00 ..........12 mm £6.00
15.mm £8.00 20 mm £7.00
25 mm £10.00
Special pipes to fit into LASER cylinder head.
Laser 120/150/300. 10 mm. £10.00
70/80/90/100/160/180/200. 8 mm. £10.00
Silver solder for joining £3.50. Flux 50p.
ENGINE TEST STAND.
Takes engines up to 30 cc. £15
Instant release steel strap mounting.
Remove turbine from model in 10 seconds
(Please state engine model)
spot welded jet pipes. 0.15mm stainless steel, made to order.
3-4" diameter @ £2 per inch length.
bellmouth £6, mounting lugs £2 each, rear support
Total height, top of plug 175 mm.
Length, mount the prop driver 218 mm.
SPEED REDUCTION UNIT for ZENOAH 62
50% Thrust increase, from 20lbs for standard Z62 to around
30 lbs when fitted with Torquemaster.
1. Bolt-on Unit. no modification to the engine.
2. More torque drives bigger props for increased thrust.
3. Moves the thrust line closer to the centre of the engine.- Easier cowling.
4. Ratio 1.75:1
Thrust - 30 lbs. Weight - 2¾ lbs. Length increase - 2½ in.
Prop shaft is 75 mm above engine shaft. Pulley runs on two ballraces.
Prop .........RPM A well run in engine can give 10% higher RPM.
26 x 8 ......5400 (prop too small. Suggested max RPM - 5100 on prop.
26 x 10 ....5200 (a bit small)
28 x 12 ....4600
28 x 14 ....4400 (takes my 1/3 Camel up vertically!)
30 x 11 ....4000
32 x 12 ....2700 (too big for max power)
MORE INFO ON THE CHAT PAGE
28x14 Menz wood prop £50
We can supply the engine with drive
ready fitted. ask for price.
Ian Redshaw's DH2 with 30" pusher prop on
Torquemaster with 9" extended shaft
Sopwith Swallow by Fernando Blanco
glow system for Laser twin. Each plug needs only 1.2
volts for easy starting!
Finished Nearly there not started
Shaping balsa Leading Edge. 1. Sand level with wing skins
|2. Spray a little coloured paint on the front.
Sand with the paper at 45 degrees, so that the edges wiill not dig a groove.
One hand each side, pulling the paper around the leading edge
|3. The paint will show exactly when the balsa reaches the finished shape.|
|Tiny screws F, One of our most useful
and unique items.
Opens up new possibilities for scale models
Hinges, canopies, and scale fittings can be held in place with screws instead of gluing on.
Easier to service and more realistic.
I also use them for practical things, mounting servos, rigging brackets, hinges, etc.etc.
Buy a packet to try.
Items M,N, P fit our forkends. PLEASE ORDER BY LETTER CODE.
6 BA x 1" bolts £1 per 100!
1.5 x 5 mm
£1 pkt 30
|0.8 mm Pilot drill
for F. 75p
Mini cross head
Very good. £3
Metal fuel Filter £3
1. No need to clean our rigging wire,. screws, bendy
3mm airline junctions.
4 way £1.60.
Retracts valve with speed control. £35
Tinplate. Approx 6" x 12" £4
PRO-SKIN is epoxy-glass sheet which has been moulded under high pressure and heat.
Result is a perfect flat sheet with semi-matt surface which accepts paint and glues well.
It is waterproof and fuelproof, and will not warp.
When a model has been covered in PRO-SKIN, it will be ready to paint!
Gone will be the weeks or months of tedious dusty work of rubbing down, messy resin/glass
covering, filling, more rubbing down and so on.
PRO-SKIN gives you a representation of a scale metal skin which would be hard to achieve
normally, and its instant!
When you add it all up, PRO-SKIN is not only MUCH quicker, it is also cheaper!
I did a check building a 9 foot span pair of wings,
Balsa sheet £35. 1120 gm
50 gm Glass cloth £15 135 gm
Epoxy resin £17 200 gm
spray filler £17 185 gm
Total cost £91 1640 gm
The cost of eqivalent area in 0.3 ProSkin - £84.
The proskin was a little heavier 1872 gm. but much stronger.
We checked out plywood prices -
Proskin 0.3 mm thick £2.50 Sq Ft.
1/32"plywood (0.8 mm) £3 Sq Ft
1/48" plywood (0.6 mm) £5. Sq Ft
1/64" plywood (0.4 mm) £7. Sq Ft.
So, its Cheaper and much Stronger than ply wood, and is ready to paint!
Use for Foam wings, instead of veneers.
Sheet is applied using Polyurathane adhesive. The adhesive has a foaming action which
fills the slight irregularities in the foam. Leading edges and wing tips are best made with balsa as normal.
Result is a hard surface ready to paint.
Wing is strong and stiff as it would have been with the normal veneer/glass/epoxy resin finish.
Built up wings instead of sheet balsa.
0.2, 0.3, PRO-SKIN is used according to the size of the model.
The wing structure is sanded until all ribs and spars are level, just as you would for sheeting with balsa.
The PRO-SKIN is cut with scissors slightly oversize.
(One piece covers the wing, no joining of sheets is needed).
Polyurathane adhesive is applied to the wing structure and the skin is smoothed down and clamped or weighted.
The adhesive foams up to fill any gaps and also give a filleting effect to make a strong bond with the structure.
The adhesive will be handleable in about 20 minutes, then the wing can be lifted and the operation repeated for
the other side. The PRO-SKIN will only work where there is no double curvature, so wing tips and leading
edges willbe made in the traditional way. The PRO-SKIN is now ready for painting!
Alternative adhesive is one hour epoxy with some filler to thicken it.
This allows more time to position the skins.
It is good practice to roughen the ProSkin suface at the glue joints.
Hunter wing with top skin fitted. Hunter flap only 6 mm thick and completely rigid. Took 15 minutes to make.
Fuselages, small assemblies, ailerons etc,
anywhere that a flat sheet will fit.
Perfect sharp and straight trailing edges are easy with PRO-SKIN.
Scale hinging for metal subjects now becomes easy! Hinges can be fitted with our
tiny screws directly under the thin, hard PRO-SKIN sheet. Hatches?
Just cut the hatch in PRO-SKIN, place it on the surface and mark around with a knife.
Cut out, and line the hole with narrow strip of PRO-SKIN glued inside.
Place the hatch into the perfectly fitted recess and secure with MRM tiny screws F.
Foam wings/tails/fuselage panels are covered in the thinnest PRO-SKIN, using polyu glue.
You must prepare the job well before applying the adhesive to one side of the foam,
spreading with a scraper. You must work quickly to get the PRO-SKIN in place within 5 minutes.
The PRO-SKIN is then held down with the foam wing outer block and weights, and left to set.
Polyurathane sticks very well to most things (even your fingers).
It is very convenient to fit formers in glass fuselages because it needs no mixing.
Just squirt it from the bottle over the joint and it will form a natural, slightly flexible fillet.
Proskin will work with epoxy resins and cyanos, best to abraid the surface along the glue lines.
For an almost unbreakable trailing edge, just apply normal cyano so that it wicks between the wing skins.
It will set in a few minutes, then you will be able to knock the trailing edge of your wing on the edge
of your wooden bench. The bench will be dented, not the wing!
As you might expect, being a perfect flat board, PRO-SKIN cannot cover compound curves in one piece.
Most wing panels can be dealt with, and the leading edge is most easily achieved with balsa in the traditional way.
Double curvature wings may be possible by slitting the PRO-SKIN near the wing tip,
but you must experiment with this. Wings with a change in section, such as the Hunter or Javelin
will require a short slit at the front of the ProSkin
You can be sure that many new techniques will be developed with this new material when
ingenious modellers get their hands on it.
Polyurathane adhesive is very useful for all sorts of materials.
It needs no mixing, cures quickly and foams out to form filleted joints.
0.2 mm. - Foam wings and small models. 48" x 48" - £40. Half sheet - £21. weight - 44 gm sq ft.
0.30 mm - Built up wings. 48" x 48" - £40. Half sheet - £21 weight - 88 gm sq ft.
CHEAPER THAN PLYWOOD!
Please note that the thickness stated is nominal.
The process cannot control the thickness exactly and so this will vary.
ProSkin can be rolled up for posting.
More details on 'Mick's Chat' page.