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Eric

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About Eric

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  • Birthday 08/01/1955

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  • FirstName
    Peter
  • LastName
    McClure
  • IPMS Number
    7549
  • Local Chapter
    Stateline Area Modelers
  • City
    Beloit
  • State
    WI
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Beloit, WI

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  1. Thanks for the input about the base color for the ship. The color guide with the kit says to use Duck Egg Blue for the two large panel on the upper aft of the hull and for the large panel on the lower aft of the hull. From all the photos I can find it looks more of a bluish gray color not Duck Egg Blue. Maybe it should be the Intermediate Blue but that looks to Blue compared to what photos I've seen. Don't really want to mess around mixing paints, so wondered what anyone else used for these panels. Eric
  2. Having just primed my 1/1000 kit of the Reliant and looking it over for defects, I realized how deep the panel lines on the saucer section are and how deep they would be in actual size. Planning on using Polar Lights Aztec decal sheet and wondered how well the would work on the current surface. So even though it was suppose to be an easy project I now am thinking about filling the panel lines ( as the AMS Borg would say: Resistance is futile) So just wondering what other builders have done. Eric
  3. Managed to pickup Polar Lights 1/1000 USS Reliant kit at an auction really cheap. Since I got so cheap I bought the Polar Lights Aztec decal set for the kit. Had hope the decal set would give a better paint guide, no such luck. Kit instructions say to paint the kit white but I'm not sure that's the right color, I'm thinking something more on the lines of off white. Also, looking at some photos of the ship online the recommended colors don't quite match up. Anyone know of a good site for the color scheme for the ship or how they painted the kit? Thanks, Eric
  4. That's neat. Really like the diorama you did as well. Eric
  5. My thoughts as to the reason some regionals are two days and some are one is the cost of renting the venue, cost of a hotel room (and if they can get a discount for the rooms) and what there is to do in the area. I know at my old club in the bay area of California it was really hard to find a venue that didn't break the bank for the club just for our one day contest. I realize that California is not the normal for costs but still that's the main issue for clubs. Also if there is nothing to do outside hanging around a contest for 2 days I would just go for 1 day. Yes, you can say there are seminars but still if none interest me then I won't go for 2 days. There is also the issue of getting enough volunteers to run a 2 day contest. I've only been to one contest in the area I currently live in but still at that one they were still having trouble finding enough people to judge the contest. I joined a team so we had 3 people but at times had only 2 because of one person being entered in a category we had to judge. Just my two cents. Eric
  6. I tried it once but left residue on the kit when I removed it. Eric
  7. Thanks all, looks like I save 6 bucks. Eric
  8. A member of my local club mentioned this product. Found it at a local gaming store but at $6 for a small container thought I would check if anyone else had an opinion about it. Thanks, Eric
  9. According to Wikipedia Marvel comics gained the trademark in the late sixties. According to the timeline there has been a number of female Captain Marvels in the history of the series. Eric
  10. Never mind. Should have looked at the profiles in the book. Found it there. Eric
  11. Started reading Chris's new book on the 362nd fighter group. Had a photo of Jim Ashford's P-47 Okole Maluna. Remembered that there was a set of decals for this aircraft in the Journal. Found the decals but no drawings. Unfortunately I downsized my library when I moved and gave all my back issues of the Journal to members in my club. Wondering if someone could scan the article and any drawings for me. I think it was like Volume 7 of the Journal. Thanks, Eric
  12. I am working on Hobbycraft's kit of the F-89 and their decals don't include any of the placards or step markings. Anyone have a sheet from Revell's kit they don't need? Eric
  13. I mainly use Tamiya paints with some enamels and trying to figure out when it's too cold to airbrush them. Just moved to Wisconsin from California. During the winters in CA could still get warm (around 60) enough days that I could keep going on projects. So far in Oct. had a few days 60 or above but it's starting to stay below 60. I know I'm not going to try to airbrush below 40 but would above 50 still work? Thanks, Eric
  14. Picked up the 15 x 20 paint booth and just put it together. Looks like I'm going to need an extra light source. The product description says an under the cabin light fixture can be fitted. Has anyone done this and how did you mount it. Thanks, Eric
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