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Everything posted by ClareWentzel

  1. Great work Patti and welcome to the forum. I particularly love the first model. Those red, yellow and blue scales must have driven you crazy.
  2. I have a small diameter, about 1/8th inch., nylon rod. I think that it came from some old filing cover. It is stiff enough to stir the stuff at the bottom of the bottle and easily wipes clean.
  3. Well done Arkut. Great attention to detail and weathering. I like the paint chipping, it looks like it is truly worn down. The "Gear Down" indicators are a nice touch. The cockpit interior looks very realistic also. What kit did you use?
  4. Welcome Patti, Glad to hear another voice. Show us some of your work.
  5. That sounds great!! How about posting some photos of the display. I stay away from 1/32 because of the size.
  6. Great job on the Baka Mike!!! I wonder how many of us tossed this kit together when we were kids, complete with the orange rocket exhausts. You really win the "Silk Purse out of a Sows Ear" award.
  7. Will, I have tried just using the circle template. It will work but you have to be VERY careful. Don't let the paint build up at the edges. You need to just mist it on slowly until it builds up. Having said that, I use tape and mark it off using a circle template.
  8. Good idea Gil but I would do it in two steps. There is no way to the tape to cover most spinners without wrinkling. Do the back one first then the point.
  9. One of the guys on the World War One site is building the complete Jasta 11.
  10. Did you mention something about "great minds" awhile back?
  11. Generally, I try to build different models but I found that I have; P-51 Mustang - 4 Bf-109 - 4 ( E, F, G-6 and G-10) Polikarpov I-16 - 3 Mirage III - 3 (including one Kafir) F-4 Phantom - 3 F-16 - 3 Nothing like Duke's output. I can understand Duke's fascination with the MiG. Lots of great color schemes.
  12. Generally I believe that the Amarillo USAF font will fill the bill. It is a modern font but I believe that it is the same or similar to the WW II font. One place to check the font is; Amarillo USAF Font For other sources, Google Amarillo font.
  13. David, the Detail and Scale book has some color photos but they really don't show the inside of the wheel well doors or the wheel wells. They do, however have some very good B&W photos of the areas. It looks like the wheel well doors are silver. They are a very light color. The book does show the inside of the nose wheel well. It looks pretty dark. I would call it zinc chromate or interior green. (same color?)
  14. Adam, if you want to do the blue first, I would suggest spraying the nose silver instead of white. Silver really covers the base color without a heavy build-up.
  15. It makes me squint!! My workshop is in the back corner of our walk-out basement. I have a window in front of the bench and during the winter days, when the sun is out, it is really bright.
  16. For the last eleven years, our club in Kalamazoo along with the club in Grand Rapids have been holding a contest at the Air Zoo facilities. Here is an overview from last year. We bring in a lot of tables and set them up in the museum. Last year, we had about 431 models entered by 112 modelers. As much fun as seeing the models and competing is the vendor area. We had about 50 tables for vendors. They transformed the Air Zoo into the largest hobby shop in Michigan for the day. We don't have a date defined for 2010 but I expect that it will be early in October. Plan on showing u
  17. Welcome John, Glad to hear from you. You are starting to enjoy a great hobby. If you ever get over to the west side of the state, give us a call. Also, we will probably be having another contest at the Air Zoo later this year. It would be a great chance for you to get even further immersed.
  18. Hi Guys, Just to let you know that the Paasche gun can work, my grandkids were in town over the weekend for Christmas. The young one just turned seven. I got a cheap wooden dragon kit for him to build while he was here. We got it together and it was time to paint it. Out came the old faithful Paasche. He got it painted pretty well by himself. Here is an in-process photo. He has to use his thumb to operate the guy because his hands are so small.
  19. Great models Chris. Thanks for sharing. It is always fun making a model of a specific airplane that you know the history. What scales?
  20. David, my records say that Superscale 72-640 covered the F-89. Problem is that I can't find it in my stash. Checking the internet gave me this review; F-89 Decals Check it out.
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