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Keith Pruitt

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  1. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! They look great!!!
  2. Oh, that's just nice!! Beautiful work!!!
  3. Love it! I think this one had the "Beetle" noseart...I built the "newly captured" Beetle in transition markings a couple of years ago. I used the old 1987 vintage Hasegawa 1/72 kit (think "zero detail" in that box). Congrats on finishing this one!!
  4. Wooooooooooooooooof...wish I could make paint look "rough" like that!!! ;) :lol: :lol: I think that's really nice work all around...
  5. Nice!!! Fuel lines, brake lines...all the details!! Interior looks great...and a beautiful finish on the body!!
  6. Thanks, David and Gil! David, the new airbrush is a Peak C-5 (got it from BearAir.com last month)...it seems to be a great detail airbrush, and the funny thing is Iwata parts and hoses seem to fit this one, too....hmmmmmmmm. For now, let's just say "the capabilities of this instrument exceeds the skills of the user". I haven't built the Tamiya or Hasegawa kits of this aircraft. The Academy kit is fairly good...cockpit detail is so-so (pretty much what might be expected in this scale), except for the headrest mounts on the inside of the canopy which are downright ugly (you can see what I mean in the last pic)...the surface detail seems good, with only Mr. Surfacer used on the seams...and the finished model appears to be accurate. The decals were the worst part...soaked them in hot water for 2-3 minutes before they would release from the paper, and then they were stiff and unresponsive to setting solutions. I wound up applying them using Future as the adhesive. There is still some silvering with some of them...don't know if it shows up in the pics. Thanks for looking!
  7. Did this one as a quick OOB therapy...forgot how bad Academy decals can be...but I was also using it as a testbed for a new airbrush, playing around with freehanding the camo and mottling... As always, comments and criticisms are welcome...
  8. Very nice!!! Congrats on bringing home some hardware from the contest!!
  9. CAREFULl!!! The "Gator Grip Hobby Glue" that we are discussing is NOT available at Lowes, it can only be obtained from Kenny at http://www.gatorsmask.com/
  10. Here is the review... http://www.ipmsusa2.org/reviews/Products/g...-hobby_glue.htm
  11. It is great stuff! I've used it for canopies...landing lights...model car glass...any clear part.
  12. Very nice work! Speaking of stress-relief, I think I need to build a Tamiya model in the very near future...
  13. Seems like I remember something from a book that I reviewed on Painting & Finishing Model Cars...after scribing the lines and sanding, run some Tamiya Thin Cement in the scribed line...it will slightly melt the plastic, smoothing the edges and somewhat leveling the newly-engraved line. I've tried it and it does make the scribed lines look more like the kit's engraved lines.
  14. Quickboost also has a nice set of Main Gear Doors (QB72116)... True Details has resin cockpit set (TD72453), seats (TD72414), and wheels (TD72025)... Extratech and Eduard have photoetch sets in 1/72... HTH!
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    Beautiful work! Nice to meet you...
  16. Superb! Nice work...and a wonderful tribute to your Dad!
  17. Awesome! Great build!!!
  18. I've used the needle in the pencil eraser for thin CA...and gel CA on the tape, with a toothpick applicator. Both seem to work well for me... :lol: :lol: :lol: ...oh, that was a good laugh...Thanks, John! I needed that!
  19. Very NICE!! (And, yes...I like to wire distributors in the correct firing order, too...so I'm with you there!)
  20. Raisin, I'm very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. The interior looks awesome! Very nice work...and I think this model would be a nice tribute to your Father. Best wishes...
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