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sumterIII last won the day on July 8 2014

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  1. sumterIII

    Tamiya 1/12 F-1 decals and tires

    I actually saw Jackie Stewart race in the Tyrrell in Holland, along with Graham Hill and many others from the early to mid 70's. The cars were polished and shinny at the start but wore quickly in the race. Yes the numbers and stickers on the 003 were add-ons and not buried under clear. Back then it was all lacquer paint. Thanks Eric for the advice.
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    Tamiya 1/12 F-1 decals and tires

    Eric I have one set of Studio27 decals for my Lotus 72D. http://www.mshobbies.com/1-12-studio27-decal-tyrrell-ford-002-003-1971/ Do you know anything about this brand? I already invested in two sets of tire decals so I guess I'll try out one set and see how it goes. I was wondering if I should apply a top coat over the tire decal? Neil That's some awesome looking wet tires, do they come in 1/12 too?
  3. I have a couple questions for the Tamiya line of decals and using tire decals. Sometime ago I was building a 1/20 F-1 and found the decals to be less than desirable, they laid down fine but were so transparent that the Ferrari red shown through. Has there been any improvement with some of the re-pop kits like the Tyrrell 003 upgrade kit or should I buy aftermarket? The next is applying decals to the rubber tires, what is the best way to do that?
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    Hello Raymond, do you know anything about NorthStar Models there in the Ukraine? I was thinking of placing an order but with all that is going on not sure if I should or not.
  5. sumterIII

    Panda model A-TV request

    Anyone here have a copy of the instructions for the Panda Models A-TV they are willing to share?
  6. sumterIII

    Model Master Paint Becoming A Snipe Hunt

    Same problem with paint from overseas. WEM can't ship due to air restrictions on the UK side. The blame should go to the world wide restrictions on flammable material being shipped by air not the EPA.
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    ARADO 196 color question

    Thanks Mike that was a big help!
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    ARADO 196 color question

    Okay here is a link for RLM 72 and 73. http://www.hobbybunker.com/products/search Note both are listed as 73 while one is green the other grey. Same thing for RLM 72. So what is the correct color grey or green?
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    ARADO 196 color question

    Instruction are calling for RLM 72 and RLM 73. When I check the Model Master chart these look grey, I thought they should be green. Here are links to a color chart for RLM. http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j105/AlanBradbury/RLM.jpg
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    MayDay Huey

    Its table top resin. Bottom four layers were tented with OD Green, the top five layers were left clear. I'll post the larger size picture on IPMS facebook so you can see it better.
  11. 1/48 Monogram Huey Hog (Vietnam Battle of Ấp Bắc Jan 2,1963) Sorry for the size can't figure out how to make it bigger for you on here.
  12. Is the second picture the Russian battleship Tsesarevich? I hope so!
  13. sumterIII

    Chrome Plating ?????

    Hey Mark I used brake fluid on an old 1960s Palmer kit and it took a couple days. Lately I used it again on a new car kit from MPC and it took about an hour. I also noticed the Palmer kit chrome seemed to be thicker than the MPC. Never thought about it much until you mentioned it.
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    Model Master Enamel RLM 70 ?

    Try this free chart http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart20100101d.htm#
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    Stryker slat bending template

    Well not sure if I will try it or not, have to see how difficult it will be first before making the jump.