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Eric

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  1. Not really effecting me, just lowering the amount of stash I've got.  But was wondering about how this is going to effect some of the websites I visit.  Noted one saying that he was short $1500 of support money compared to last year.  Wondering how many of the websites we visit won't be around next year.

    Eric

  2. Been looking for a source of 1/35 pots, pan and coffee pots either in plastic, resin or white metal.  I've previously had used H & R metals but can't find anyone who carries the line.  Did find their website but minimum order is $25 and I don't need that much stuff.  Tried asking on an other forum and people have mentioned Miniart but their sets don't have what I'm looking for (plus the price to buy a set for one item is not practical).  Didn't someone make a field kitchen kit in 1/35?  If so, did it included pots and pans?  Someone also mentioned some doll house stuff is close to 54mm size but it seems like all I can locate is 1/24 or larger doll house furnishings.  Anyone know of a good source?

    Eric

  3. This is the second full summer since moving to Wisconsin.  The last two weeks has seen temps in the 80's or better with humidity above 70%, long range forecast doesn't show any improvement .  I know not to bother trying to airbrush when it's in the mid 80's and above but never dealt with humidity this high.  How does humidity affect airbrushing?  If it's about water from the compressor does installing a water trap inline fix the problem.  Got 4 paint projects I'd like to move forward with but even if I try at 7 AM I'm still dealing with humidity in the 70 % or more.

    Thanks,

    Eric

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Filled out the change of address form but when I hit submit the next page that comes up shows a box with what looks like problems with the form.  Not sure if the form is working.  Is their an e-mail I can send a change of address to just to be sure.

    Eric

  11. This might sound like sacrilege to some but I had all my issues since I started in 1975 as well as some earlier issues I had picked up along the way.  Wife and I are planning on moving across the US and I sat down to pack them up.  As I started going thru them I realized that I had not looked at any of the old issues of Quarterly, Update or the Journal in at least 5 years.  Decided I didn't need to take the cross country if I wasn't using them, so I took them to my IPMS club and let anyone who wanted them have them.  Also doing the same thing with my old AMPS Boresight, MMiR and Fine Scale Modeler magazines I had.  Never really realize how much room they took up.

    Eric

  12. One of our members in our club painted the raised panel lines black. He then painted the aircraft Olive drab. After it had dried he lightly sanded the panel lines to exposed the black paint. It looked really good and sounded very easy.

    Eric

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