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  1. I bought a decal sheet from Afterburner decals of East Coast SuperBug CAGS, 1/48 scale. now i have never used 2 decal sheets, 1 for the Hasegawa Super Hornet along with the 2nd decal sheet from Afterburner. But once I had put on some decals fromt he afterburner sheet I saw a white color develop around those decals, and not the Hasegawa ones. When i put water on it it causes the white color to dissipate but it then comes back. In my opinion I believe it is the afterburner decal sheet, but don't know? Has anybody seen this before?


    With the scheme that I'm using it'll be hard to repaint those small areas with decals surrounding them. I'm afraid the paint would cover up the decal.

  2. I keep getting an uneven coat when i paint the horney i am working on. i have painted it twice and the first time gave me some light and other dark areas. so i shot it again and was slightly better,but still had a slight mix of light and dark. Is this an issue of texture that can be fixed with sand paper, or is it a color issue? i am baffled.

  3. Love the tail colors! Any chance you'll get it done in time for the meeting on the 10th? Hope so, but don't rush and screw it up!


    GIL :smiley16:

    Probably not, this coming week I got finals in my 4 courses. So i'll be rather busy. But I'll definitely have her done for JaxCon.

  4. Does anybody know why the third antenna on a Super Hornet is sometimes connected other times not? I know it is the automatic direction finder, I read in " The Modern Super Hornet Guide" which i'm using as a reference, great book it said the ADF is rarely used. But the more I look at pictures the more I see it's attached, and I see some pics where there are 3 antenna.While other pics only show 2 antenna. Why is it sometimes not connected or used?


    This Gladiator doesn't have it



    But this Gladiator has it below and forward of the national insignia, between the 2 angled antennas


  5. I was getting these blotches of paint with a Paasche H a/b using enamel paints. I was told to thin the paint more and turn down the pressure. After some experimentation with Testor's and Floquil, thinning 3:2 ratio and using between 20-25 psi works pretty good.

    Ron W.


    Interesting, must have the paint too thick, and pressure too high.

  6. Agree with the others about your splotches. When you say you rarely get a smooth finish, is it pebbly? That would be from the paint drying before it gets on the model, in which case, dial the air back. I typically spray between 10 and 25 psi - lower for the up-close, fine stuff, and higher for base coats.


    Might also check your needle and tip for bends and cracks - that will cause sputtering...


    No what i mean by "smooth finish" is that it comes out nice and fine, no puddles, or splotches, just right showing the detail. Didn't know about changing the pressure for different uses, thanks

  7. Do you a compressor with a reservoir or a water trap? It could also be atmospheric issues


    Not with the one I'm currently using.


    When you say clean the brush, what I essentially do is unscrew the forward nozzle clean it using thinner, then make sure I can see straight through it, next I clean the needle and make sure no paint is on it, and I continue to check to make sure no paint is blocking the piece that produces the air, the piece behind the nozzle. This is all done after I have run thinner through the brush 'til all that was coming out was thinner. Is that right correct way to do it? Because I have never "overhauled" the brush, and don't know how to do it.

  8. need some expertise on airbrushing. Whenever I use my airbrush I sometimes get small or larger splotches that come out, & I rarely get a smooth finish. So I'm wondering is it

    more pratice or is it the quality of the brush,a Veda?

  9. That's what i thought but didn't know. In my opinion the good thing is you'll have the template in front of you so if you make a mistake of cutting it, just go back and redo it.


    What would be good tape to use for cutting out another copy of the template? I tried masking tape, hard to cut, scotch, brittle, and tamiya, fair but wrinkles easily.

  10. I have been having a tough time trying to free hand my 1/48 Super Hornet canopy. I did a search and found no canopy masks for a super hornet, but later found one that is exactly what I need. So I purchased that, an Eduard 1/48 F/A-18E canopy mask. What I'd like to know is since canopy masks are 1 time use only, can you using the outline that was left on the card, after you peel up the mask, to use as a future template to make your own?

  11. I'm currently building a 1/32 F-104 in SEA camo. I have seen multiple pictures of 104s with wing tanks.. But what has puzzled me is sometimes one tank will be exactly similar to the other in the way the tails are positioned.\For example this pic shows the horizontal tails oriented toward the fuselage. But other pictures have shown them with both tanks exactly the same, i.e. the starboard horizontal tail will be oriented inward to the fuselage and the port side would be oriented outward

    What is the common config between the 2?



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