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    Airliners (Braniff), civil aircraft, real space, sci-fi (Star Trek)

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  1. And just today it was revealed that a coronavirus breakout had been discovered at the Amazon warehouse/fulfillment center in San Marcos. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/hays/multiple-employees-at-amazon-warehouse-in-san-marcos-test-positive-for-covid-19/
  2. https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11118.0
  3. Here is a great tutorial for us landlubbers or those new to ship modeling:
  4. I'd suggest you try True North. Their paint is an alkyd enamel. I have not tried it myself, but it has received some excellent reviews. https://www.truenorthpaints.com/
  5. Fusion 360 is a 3D CAD program from Autodesk and is free for non-commercial, hobbyist use. I know a gentleman using it to produce 1/72 models of prototype and proposed aircraft. The results are amazing.
  6. There are reports that Rustoleum ceased production of all Testors products today, May 7, 2020. Discontinuance of the Model Master, Pactra, and Aztek brands was previously announced on Testors’ Facebook page.
  7. Sounds like you might have too much paint on your brush. Are you familiar with the concept of "dry brushing"? This entails wetting the brush with a bit of paint, then removing most of it by wiping it on a paper towel or something else absorbent, until just enough paint is left on it to leave a bit of pigment. So first paint the radio black and allow it to dry. Then dry brush the raised detail with red paint. Or, do what some figure painters do. First paint the raised detail red, then carefully paint the body black. If the paint is thin enough, the black paint will flow around the raised detail, leaving it red. Colored pencils are another option for raised detail. There are pencils made just for this purpose, but sometimes the garden variety colored pencil will work. Is there an IPMS chapter or other model club in your vicinity? If so, join up! You'll be able to get plenty of useful advise on this and other techniques from other modelers.
  8. Particularly the 1:1 scale drawings for the different shapes of the vortex generators placed around the front and rear frames of the cockpit canopy, as well as any info on their placement. Thanks in advance.
  9. Is there any chance it could simply be postponed until next year? This what the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society have done. Their 2020 convention, which was to have been held in Albuquerque in late June, will now be held there next year. I note too, that IPMS North Central Texas has cancelled ScaleFest, which was to have been June 6.
  10. Google “Starship Reliant” and you’ll find many sources of info. I have some bookmarked and will be glad to share them, but I’m not at my computer at the moment. Send me an email (to [email protected]) and I’ll get back to you tomorrow.
  11. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/california-vintage-neon-sign-photo-model
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