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  1. Glad I could help Charles. I look forward to seeing the finished model. I didn't notice the scale that you mentioned with your initial post. As you said, we needed a good -15 in 1/72 scale. I will have to look for some. Lots of great marking schemes.
  2. Hi Charles, After checking out the MiG at the Air Zoo, I can't find any transparent panels on the underside of the rear fuselage. Here are a couple of photos to give you an indication of where I was looking and what I saw on this particular airplane. Here you can see the rear side of the airplane at the dive brake area. You can see the edges of two circular panels on the bottom of the fuselage. These are circular and are solid and painted. Here is a better view of the panels. Man!! The MiG-15 is small. The clearance under the rear fuselage is 4 to 6 inches.
  3. Greg, a really great P-51 plus the staff car. Well done!!! It looks like it should be setting on the ramp.
  4. The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo has a MiG-15 in their collection. I will try to get over to the Zoo over the weekend to see if I can see anything.
  5. Where do you get Gater Glue? What is it normally used for?
  6. ClareWentzel

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    Great work Maffe, Great paint jobs. Nice panel lines and very subtle exhaust marks etc. Welcome.
  7. Beautiful Jeff. Bring it along if you get over here to Kalamazoo next October. A great job on the NMF of the Tony. Love it!!! What did you use to bring out the subtle panel line effect? Maybe Warpigs Washes? :D
  8. Very nice Jack. Love the weathering etc.
  9. Why not use snap-on connectors at the compressor or tank? I have two brushes that I use regularly (one for paint, one for Future) and I simply pop the connection of one loose and connect the other.
  10. Great job Tim. George Smith of our club keeps wanting more motorcycle builders. Look forward to seeing them in person.
  11. I'm not sure what information you are looking for on the company. Yes, they were a French decal manufacturer. They go back to the early days of plastic modeling. After His-Air-Dec, they were one of the first companies to offer decals that were different from those provided by the manufacturers. Initially, each decal sheet provided two sets of markings. Their first sheet covered Pierre Closterman. Subsequent sheets covered various French and German subjects. They were the first to provide a proper color of blue for the center of French roundels. They had some general sheets covering Swa
  12. Hi Glen. Welcome. We look forward to seeing some of your models.
  13. Great job Scooter. Thanks for sharing. Pfantoms Pforever. :D
  14. ClareWentzel

    Daddy's T-55

    The model was great Jack!!! Have you seen the 2009 issue of Great Scale Modeling? They included a blurb about the Air Zoo contest and your T-55 was featured prominently. Another great photo of a great model.
  15. I would tend to agree. They seem to be good fairly easy to assemble and seem to be accurate as well. A friend of mine feels that they offer the most accurate P-40C of all manufacturers. I have picked up a couple of F/A-18Ds from Squadron as a quick build in case some new decals come up for review.
  16. How about adding a copy of the PDF to something like Hints and Tips on the web site. More people want to know.
  17. Ditto with the above. One added item is that I use the "Touch-n-flow applicator when applying Tenax to a fuselage or other joint. It makes sure that both surfaces have Tenax applied and will weld together.
  18. Bob, Scott Van Aken reviewed the 1/48 version of the Kedi decal for the Bush 102. The reference is; Modeling Madness Review Maybe Scott can be contacted and could part with the decal. I have the 1/72 version of the decal only.
  19. Come on Gil, you should know me better then that. I would never enter this in a contest but it is on my shelf.
  20. Have you guys ever wanted to add a model to your collection but haven’t really gotten around to building it? I have always liked the FW-190D models with the red and white striped undersurfaces but it is a long way down on my build priorities. The other day at Hobby Lobby, I saw some pre-painted plastic 1/72 models. One was the 190 that I liked. I figured, “what the hell, let’s see what we can do with thisâ€. With the 40% coupon, it cost about $10 so I bought one. Here is how it looked OOB. First, I added some swastikas to the tail. Then, looking at the model, I
  21. That sounds like a great place to get your work bench. I used two of the cheap kitchen cabinets and an eight foot piece of counter top (that I got at a trailer factory discount store) to make my bench. I have been very happy with it and a friend has copied the idea as well
  22. I have four sets of Microscale decals on the F-8 but none of them are VF-53. Do you have a picture of Cane's markings? Perhaps we can cobble together different parts to give you a usable set. BTW, I checked your blog and didn't see any mention of the F-8. Don't be nasty about the French. They were smart enough to keep flying the F-8 till the end of the century plus they had some great markings.
  23. I agree with David. I shoot Future straight and clean up with ammonia. I have had some problem with Future "pebbling" on the surface. Now, I spray Future to get an even coat and then use a very soft brush to smooth out the coat. A single pass of the brush is all you need. A second pass will mess it up. FWIW, I use a separate air brush for the Future. It is an el cheapo and I don't take the chance of screwing up my Iwata or Sotar.
  24. Thanks for passing the message along Eric. It appears that the die-cast people will be the only source of late model NASCAR vehicles.
  25. I have a corner of the basement decked out as my workshop. Check out; My Workshop In the overall view, you can see a couple of the shelves where the finished models are displayed. Hitting the back button will give you a link to my paint system and my library. The window in front of the bench opens to the back yard.
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