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  1. I am 65yrs old and started modeling when I was eight. i started with Aurora, Lindburg, Hawk and such. As an adult and 1/72 became the scale to build I started to get and build Airfix, Matchbox and Frog kits. I still have a bunch of them unbuilt in my stash, probably an few hundred kits. I.ve gotten into building again. Takes me back to good old days when I wasn't worried about a lot of details, of course back then there was not a lot of reference material like thee is now. Once you put the finished model in yourdisplay case no one sees tne details in the cockplit and such anyway.



  2. I have never read anything definitive on what the color of luftwaffe field equipment, ( carts, engine heaters, aircraft dollys, etc.) was. The same as Wehrmact vehicles, panzer grey. If so did it change to dunkel gelg (dark kyellow) when vehicles did? Some color photos I have seen they look like the dark panzer grey, but we all know old color photos and film type can be deceiving.

  3. I bought my CO2 tank and regulator from a welding supply shop. When i went there I took my air hose from airbrush with me and fitted and adaptor for it at no extra cost. The whole setup cost me about $270 and a refill for the tank when I do an exchange is $8.00.

    When i thin my paints I also do not measure but it by letting it run down side. You should never add thinner to the paint in the bottle it comes in as it can sometimes cause it to go bad. I mix mine in a shot glass as it is easier to clean because of the courved bottom and never put unsed paint you have thinned paint back into bottle.

  4. I have bottle I have mixed with liquid cement and pieces of plastc melsted in to thin but not runny consistancey. It works great in small gaps. You have let it se for a few days to throughly dry. It bonds the pieces together as one piece. Also if you need to scribe over it, it doesn't chip like putty can. I have been doing this for over 30 years.



  5. I have four Paasche airbrushes and i use three of them. I have dble action siphon feed model that i use for priming and base color. I use my Dble action garvity feed for cameoflage. I used it once to paint the cameoflage on a 10mm Sdkfz 234 Puma just to see if I could do it. I have used it to paint hundreds of 15mm armored vehicles for other people for gaming purposes. I use my H model single action to applly Future. I use it for that alone as a couple of times useing one of the dble action airbrushes for Futute I had problems shich I believe was due contamination of the Future from residual paint and or thinner in the brush. The Paasche model H was my first airbrush and I used that for a number of years. I have been airbrushing models now for 30 some years and have always been happy with Pasche.icon6.gificon12.gif

  6. Pipe cleaners will leave fibers whether they are craft or for the pipe. The only differance between the two is the craaft ones are colored. I have been smoking a pipe for 46 years so I am very familiar with pipe cleaners. Do not use the thick pipe cleaners as they leave a lot of fibers, get the the thinner ones. If want ones that do a good scrubbing get the bristle ones.icon6.gif

  7. Hello Dan,


    You have two choices. Some believe that the base color of the F. I was clear doped linen and some believe that it was light blue . Then which ever base color you choose a streaky olive green over that. Look at photos of the real aircraft to see what density the streaks are and in what direction they go. I myself would go with the light blue and the underside of the wings and underside of horizontal stabalizer and elevator. There is also two diffirent opinions on the clolor of the cowl, yellow or olive green. Again my choice is olove green as I don't think the face on the cowl would show up that well on yellow seeing it is white. The interior would be clear doped linen. The metal frame work RLM 02 grey/green.

    Which kit of the Fokker F. I are you doing? The horizontal stabalizer had a bit diffirent shape than the standard DR. I. It had a curve to it leading edge and not straight like the Dr. I. Also the aelerons were a little diffirent in shape. I would suggest if you don't have the albatros Publications Fokker Dr. I Windsock Datafile get it as it has scale drawings showin the diffrence. :D

  8. If you build a 1/72 scale model of a Bf 109E-3 it is a scale representation of the real plane. It is not my criteria or anyone elses critera it is a fact. I was not talking about what someones flight of fancy of something they made up. I am not going to say anymore on the subject. Everyone has there opinions and I am not trying to change them.

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