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  1. Thanks Gil,

    Seeing that the Ki 100 is a late war fighter the prop could be black with a yellow tip.  But I will go with the red primer and yellow strip.  To me this looks better than black with a yellow tip.


  2. I am currently building the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Ki 100 tony.  Pretty simple build.  There is a question I have and I just want to make that I am correct in my thinking.  The instructions say to paint the prop black.  Maybe I am wrong but I think black is the wrong color.  The color I normally use for Japanese props  is White Ensign Models red primer which is a mahogany color.  Also, the instructions say to paint the prop tips in yellow.  I may be mistaken again but only USAAF and RAF prop tips were painted yellow.

  3. 6 hours ago, Roktman said:

    I saw that as well. But wasn't there something in the vid about using actual sprue as opposed to bits of say, sheet styrene? I thought I remember hearing that, but don't remember what he said as a why... Too be honest I never tried it.

    I cannot remember what was said in the video.  I would imagine either sprue or sheet styrene will give you the same results.  I do remember in the video white styrene was used with a little black acryilic paint added to the goo.  I use black colored styrene so the black acryilic paint is not needed.

  4. 6 hours ago, Roktman said:

    I've used Shapeways parts etc... quite a few times. You're right it's not styrene and you will need epoxy or superglue.

    The other thing I would recommend is to get the Ultra Detail or whatever it's called now, b/c the grow lines are very small and it's pretty smooth. Buying the lesser grade, the plastic is rough and gritty, and will take you a lot of sanding to get something smooth. IMHO the extra $$ spent is worth it when it saves me tedious sanding time.

    Thanks for the tip.

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  5. 6 hours ago, Roktman said:

    I made my entire attic into the modeling nest -


    Using acrylics exclusively, I've never been "yelled at" for any smell.

    But to get to the question, the prolly most pleasant smelling paint I use is the Stynylrez primers, which IMHO has a fruity smell. 🙂 🤗


    I like your work area.  Mine looks like a hurricane has been through the area.  I noticed your clear acrylic paint racks.  Just wondering if they are nail polish display racks or the paint display rack Florey models have for sale?  The display racks look like the ones that I have (nail polish displays).  Also wondering how you store your paint sets(like Vallejo)?  You may have limited space, but I use peg boards.  Never used the Stynylrez primer before, are they good primers to use?

  6. Looking more closely at the kit.  I am wrong.  The plane is not a Frank but an Oscar.  What through me off was the tail tip.  The tip looked rounded, like a Frank's tail.  But the aerial mast is in front of the cockpit like the Oscar and not behind the cockpit like the Franks.

  7. 8 hours ago, ghodges said:

    The later -1D Corsairs that carried rockets had metal plating added under the wings to protect the fabric from the rocket exhausts. I think the -4s and later were all metal. However, I'm no expert so hopefully someone more knowledgeable will have a clearer answer for you.


    GIL :cool:

    Thanks for the reply.

  8. 12 hours ago, ghodges said:

    You've got these Tamiya kits down to a science, and you build almost fast as the Duke! I really like the lighter colored control surfaces. Thanks for sharing!


    GIL :cool:

    I like Tamiya (shake and bake) kits.  I am starting to like Airfix betterthan in past

    , seeing that more 1/48 scale kits are being released with good detail.  I find it said that oversea manufactures now haver more new releases   Gone are the days of Monogram/Revell being in the lead.  Duke and you always have  kind  comments on my builds thanks

  9. 11 hours ago, ghodges said:

    Good looking build! The only suggestion I'd make on your next Corsair build is to apply the kill marks over the tape seal decal, or simply move the kill marks more under the cockpit and avoid the overlap all together. Or, was that the way it really was on the plane? I could see how it could happen in the field. Congrats!


    GIL :cool:

    Thanks for the FYI.  I cannot remember if this is how the tape was applied in rhe field.  I noticed for this Corsair version there where fabric surfaces on the wings.  Do you know if later F4Us replaced the fabric n the wing

    s with metail?


  10. 11 hours ago, ghodges said:

    Love desert camo and the "tail art" seals the deal for me! Congrats!


    GIL :cool:

    Thanks.  Wait until you see the nose art on the Spitfie IXc the Amerians borrowed for long range experiments.

  11. 21 hours ago, ju52junk said:

    F4U Corsair.  Eduard PE cockpit,  Eduard canopy mask, Quick Boost resin exhausts.  True details resin wheels. Aftermarket decals.  Vallejo paint. 









    Thanks.  Got the assembly line fited up.  Trying to put a dent in the stash.  Problem is I build one but I buy two.

  12. This model is a P40E.  The model represents a P40F (do not think there is much of an appearance difference.  This plane represents a P40F of the 85th FS /79th FG, MTO, North Africa 1943(High Kicker). Vallejo paints, Eduard PE cockpit, Aries resin seat, Quick Boost exhaust pipes, Eduard canopy mask, Eduard Brassin resin 500lb bomb, CMK resin main wheels and tail wheel/tail wheel cover, CMK resin under carriage covers, AK panel line wash.







    image.png.e56f6f5134fa520657bb2db7da8a4921.pngOops,  just noticed the 500lb is crooked.





  13. Ki 84 Frank of   .  i like my WW2 Japanese aircraft with a factory fresh finish  versus the worn/scuffed looked.  Eduard PE cockpit, Eduard Canopy mask, True details resin wheels, WEM Colourcoats enamels,  .3mm lead pencil for panel lines, Testors lacquer spray Semi-gloss.








  14. Awaiting for  Eduard's IXc.  Also, got some interesting KITS World decals for this bird.  Will need to rob some bomb racks are tear drop drop tanks from Tamiya's P -51.  Evidently, the US obtained 2 aircraft from the Brits for long range experiments that flew out of Wright field.  I think the aircraft were only used for experiments.  Hopefully, I will will have this model built in a month or two.

    image.png.d2ea2ca32c14c915cdf647a213441aa5.png the left tire looks a little flat to me.  This is the plane without the nose art.

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