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    I'm in desperate need of a copy of the instructions for MPM's 1/48 FW 189 Uhu (the recon version, not the trainer version). Please contact me if you are able to help.
  2. I'm in desperate need of a copy of the instructions for MPM's FW 189 in 1/48 scale. Somewhere along the line I've misplaced mine; I'm planning on putting this thing in Out of Box at Nats this summer but without the instructions that plan is out the window. Any help is greatly appreciated. Happy Landings, Rick
  3. I am in need of the instructions for MPM's Focke Wulf FW 189 kit in 1/48 scale. Somewhere along the line I seem to have misplaced mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Happy Landings, Rick
  4. Where exactly are you from in central Pa.?
  5. Charles, I've read over the all of the comments and can't really add to the answers to question #1. One solution I didn't see mentioned for the question on the canopy is Bare Metal Foil, which is the solution I've used for 20 years. Cut a piece large enough for the clear area, then burnish it down and use something like a toothpick to get it in the edge between the frame and the clear area. After using an x-acto to cut along this line, reburnish the edge you just cut to reaffirm the seal. When the paint has dried, use the x-acto to score along the panel line to break the paint and seperate
  6. Once again, thanx to all for their suggestions. The jury is still out on what I'll decide as it won't make it to a contest until August..
  7. Looks beautiful! I love the markings too. Were you at Nats last year?
  8. Wow, Gil! Absolutely Awesome :D I just sold mine last year; I couldn't convince myself to begin something that probably wouldn't ever turn out the way I wanted it to. You did yourself proud on this one. Congrats
  9. I appreciate all of the responses and suggestions. I always dip my canopies in Future a few days before attachment; this trick has never failed me when it comes to protection from CA fumes. I can dislodge some of it by tapping on the canopy but the rest is still there. I'm still trying to figure out a way to create a static charge to try to move the junk little by little until it is not on the glass. Perhaps I need to be proactive and try Pete's anti-static wash before attachment. Happy Landings, Rick
  10. Perhaps some of you have been here before. After uncounted hours of eye straining labor you get that project through the paint shop only to find that when the mask is pulled off of the canopy, there is a haze at places on the inside. It's not the end of the world if the canopy can be removed and cleaned, and then reinstalled. My problem is that this is not possible on my current build (High Planes "Precious Metal") where the teardrop canopy has been blended into the airframe with 5-minute epoxy and jet glue. After removing the Bare Metal Foil I'm left with what can best be desr
  11. Mike and Dave, I appreciate the feedback. Since mineral spirits are easily obtained locally, I'll try that first.
  12. HELP!!! I'm having all sorts of trouble with this one stupid color. Most of us can agree that Model Master is not the correct shade of green. While I love (or should I say "loved")White Ensign paints; I just found out that they are now defunct. So I ordered several tins of Humbrol 242 last week and was very disappointed with the results. The paint was obviously old in all of the tins, but after much shaking and the use of a battery-powered stirring thingy I got it to where I thought it was usable. However, after cutting it with laquer thinner to a good mixture, the results were a ve
  13. I'm sure this is coming a bit late but here is what I've discovered. Based upon Bert Kinzey's research in Detail & Scale's P-47 Thunderbolt (Vol. 54), the cockpit color for Republic-built P-47s was Bronze Green. Humbrol 75 is a great match. Curtiss-built T-bolts were painted Chromate Green. All of the rest of the interior surfaces were painted Chromate Yellow. I believe the inside of the cowl area was grey but at the moment I don't have the exact color reference handy. I hope this helps if it is not too late!
  14. Wow! Monster project, my hat is off to you. This kit has been interesting me recently but I'm enjoying your updates and photos more than if I pulled mine out of the closet and started building it. I'm looking forward to more updates... Rick T
  15. Dave, I have a copy of the book "Deadly Duo: The B-25 and B-26 in WW-II" which has some drawings in it including a 2-page spread in profile. Shoot me an email @ p51rick@yahoo.com, and I can scan them in and send it to you if you are interested. There are a bunch of lines and numbers which really don't mean anything to me but it just might be of help to you. Happy Landings, Rick
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