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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. One of the guys on the World War One site is building the complete Jasta 11.
  4. Did you mention something about "great minds" awhile back?
  5. 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.
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    Decal Fonts?

    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.
  7. 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?)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 up and bring your models to enter. It is a good time. Enter the contest, see the museum and ride the rides for one small price.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Great models Chris. Thanks for sharing. It is always fun making a model of a specific airplane that you know the history. What scales?
  14. 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.
  15. Very nice Mike. Welcome and thanks for showing us your work. Great job on that kit. Good kit and great use of aftermarket stuff. I love the markings too.
  16. Welcome Steve. Glad to have you with us. Show us some of your models. Glad to hear that Amarillo is getting more active.
  17. Bob, The Mikesh book that Tim mentioned also lists the color as Pantone 5747C. Checking the Pantone Color Chart link seems to show a dark green color with a touch of olive. Good luck.
  18. Glad to have you Graham. Probably most of the people here are Star Wars fans of some sort. Show us some of your work.
  19. Fantastic Greg. The detail on the Wildcat is outstanding.
  20. Very nice work Pablo. It is good to see the Small Air Forces markings for the Mustang. Also great job on the Hs-129. The winter camo looks great. Finally, the fading of the finish of the Corsair looks very good. Welcome.
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