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  1. Ok thanks Gil... have to do a little puttying, but when do you never have too? LOL
  2. I was cutting out the forward windscreen area for the 1/48 monogram f-5 trying to fit the resin cockpit I have for it into the right place. But can't figure out is that large horseshoe area surrounding the resin cockpit supposed to be sanded, or stay there? Haven't found very many pictures that show me that angle. Plus if I sand it any more then the gunsight will be hitting the windshield when i glue it.
  3. Thanks Tim... Do you have a picture I could see? If not no problem ;-) I wonder if i could find those at a local hobby shop or just online? I know I can get gunship grey, just the 2 blues.
  4. Does anyone know what colors the Navy uses for the blue on blue scheme, such as this F-5? http://www.airliners...77e7fa9384fcd3b
  5. I thought that'd might be the case but didn't know. Currently I can't afford a new airbrush. But I'll definitely take mine to a hobby shop and see if they have an interchangeable one. IMO even if I can't make fine lines having good control with the airbrush still allows for good detail, just not as good as I had thought. I could be wrong
  6. Are needles designed to be universal? Do you think if I got a new needle from a craft store it'd fit any airbrush, or does it have to be made from the company?
  7. I attended a seminar at the Nationals on airbrushing, and learned to get better detail make the smallest line you can with your airbrush. Now i don't have the airbrush that I was using at the Nationals, which was an iwata airbrush. i have a Verda airbrush, and it only has 1 needle. I tried changing the pressure to 15psi as the instructor said, cause he uses that. I tried spraying at different distances. I aklways got the same effect it wasn't a small line, but rather an average size line. So i can't figure out why the airbrush I have doesn't do they same thing I was able to do at the seminar?
  8. looks beautiful, love the armament choice. Looks like she is prepped for a SEAD mission
  9. Looking great Gil... love the detail you're adding
  10. I was hoping to find an enclosed display case, but if you don't touch it then there's no problem
  11. I was browsing around town and came across two of these book cases at a hospice store. They are the right size and shape, and great price for two $64.00, only good for today. So i took 'em. Granted they don't have glass but they are a place to start, so instead of having my collection stashed throughout the house in boxes it can be in 1 place.
  12. Thanks Bill. I have that book and have been looking through it. what page is that on?
  13. Thanks for the advice, I'll experiment with it 50-50 then 1/3-2/3 see which is better
  14. How much alcohol? 1/3 alcohol 2/3 future, 1/2 and 1/2 etc..?
  15. That's alright, but thanks for the offer Dick. The only problem i'm having trouble with is the depth. With the aircraft models, phantoms, hornets, etc... then depth is more than 12". But haven't found one that is deeper than 12" at a good price.
  16. I've tried just Future in the past and it seemed like the brush was getting clogged with it that thick.
  17. Would you recommend this one? http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/40128563/ How many aircraft do you think you could fit into case from the first ikea link you posted?
  18. Thanks Dick I have been looking at these http://www.gemodisplays.com/featured_display_cases.html particularly the one on the 2nd row on the left. Don't want to spend above 300, but still have enough depth to store multiple aircraft. i don't know how deep that should be 10, 12, or 16 inches?
  19. I didn't know if it was exhaust or a vent. Plus I thought it was too far back fr4om the combustion chamber to be related to that. Must have been a pain for plane captains to keep clean, Thanks John
  20. I have been using 1/3 water and 2/3 future. I get good results but not what I expected. Some times I have small water droplets come through. What percentage of future and water should be mixed for a nice even solid coat?
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