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ClareWentzel

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  1. Check the list of colors and see if they have numbers along the left side like, C1, C33, C62 etc. These refer to Gunze Sangyo or Mr. Color paints. A listing of these colors can be found here; Color Reference Chart Hope this helps.
  2. I would not think that the Chinese would have any supplies of Mitsubishi Green. Rather, I would think that any stocks that they would have had would have come with the export aircraft that they bought. Can you find any photos of the field? Whatever planes that are in the background would be good sources for the captured Zero painting. Having said all that, I would consider painting it in Russian Green or US OD. You want it to look different from all the other Zeros on the table. :D
  3. I couldn't find a reference in the old IPMS Color Reference charts but my guess would be that China retained the color from the supplier country. I would expect that the I-16s would have the Russian color while the Curtiss planes would have the US colors or export colors.
  4. Welcome Willi, Let us see some of your models. It is a real friendly group.
  5. Welcome Ron. Let's see some of your models. While a travel trailer may be a little small for modeling, lots of us, myself in particular, have built many models in hotel rooms. Where there is a will, there is a way.
  6. Well done John. Will CBK/USA have a display table at Phoenix?
  7. Very nice Greg. What kit and scale? I really like the shading of panel lines and the way the camo colors flow together.
  8. Nice job Jay. It really looks realistic. What did you use as the etching material?
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    By Request

    Great models Greg. I love the markings on the F-84 and particularly the A-4 in markings from the Malvinas.
  10. A great model Jim!!! How do you do the fine lines of the pattern on the kilt? It looks fantastic! Did you paint the shadows in on the rear pleats or is that a natural shadow from the photo? Love it. Obviously, the face, hands and tunic are great but I just love the kilt.
  11. Thanks Keith. It gives me a good idea of what to use.
  12. I am looking for the approximate FS number for the RAF color Hemp. Also, what MM paint colors come close to Hemp? I am looking for the color to use on some interior panels on a MiG-21 MF. The instructions call for Hemp plus my reference book seems to show a hemp-like color. If you have any specific MiG-21 color references it would be better. David Klaus' book seems to call for FS 26492, 26496 and 36559. The latter looks closest but I am open to any suggestions.
  13. It actually is a fleeting appearance. I had recently finished (with the wife's help AND prodding) cleaning all of the paint spills from the floor. Lacquer thinner and Krud Cutter actually can make a difference.
  14. I was very pleasantly surprised when I used MM Acryl Flat for the first time. I had been using lots of enamel based products but none gave me the flat coat of the MM product.
  15. Brian, I use Model Master Acryl Flat Clear. I use it out of a bottle with my air brush. If I have to thin it, I tend to use denatured alcohol. This is about the only acrylic paint that I use. I paint my models with enamels. I will coat the model with Future before applying decals. I seal the model again with Future and then add an oil or acrylic wash to bring out details. When I am satisfied, I will spray it with the MM Acryl Flat Clear. I like the dead flat look. If you want to work on some panels, some pigments like the Warpigs pigments can be worked into the surface to modify the tones a bit. Having said that, we always break things off the models and have to repair them or add parts such as gear doors and ordinance after paint the model. A quick coat of Clear will eliminate the shiny of any glue dobs.
  16. Great project so far Mike. I love how you have done the weathering. I have been a fan of the salt masking and you made it turn out spectacular.
  17. Welcome back Michael. Love your models, especially the 1/72 ones. :D Not sure of the scale but I love the He-219. Those radar antennas look really impressive. Also, I will be interested in watching the build of the SE-5. (I know, it is not 1/72 but the WingNut kits seem to be really impressive.)
  18. Glad you have come back Jonathon. Show us some of your models. It is a really friendly group.
  19. Welcome Daniel. Your models look great. The early Fury is a favorite of mine.
  20. Sorry Gil. Some of us are more utilitarian. Not sure if I could model from a comfortable chair (not that I can model well from the stool). Here is my basic stool and simple bench - two kitchen cabinets and a piece of countertop.
  21. One other minor item that might help. When I finish using a bottle of paint, I lightly blow into the mouth of the jar before I close it. The theory is that it reduces the oxygen content in the bottle. Less of a chance for the paint to oxidize. Maybe I am kidding myself but I do have lots of old bottles of paint that are mostly still good.
  22. Welcome Mark. We hope you enjoy the forum. Lots of very knowledgeable people around here to answer any question you might have. Also, we all like to OOH and AHH over photos of your models. Lets see what you build.
  23. Welcome John. Glad that you are back in the fold.
  24. It was pretty dark up there and kind of cramped but here are a couple of photos showing the breath of the display.
  25. ClareWentzel

    A Good Read

    I have always liked Werner Voss. To me, he epitomized what a dashing young WW I aviator should be. Now, are you coming down on the side of the yellow cowl? :D It sure looks neat but IMHO, it should be green.
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