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About caudleryan

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  1. Just passed by Maxwell AFB here in Alabama. No less than 30 Seahawks we're parked in the field next to the runway. Not sure where they are based at, but I hope their home doesn't take a direct hit. To all in Florida, please stay safe and evacuate if it becomes necessary. Hurricane Dorian is now a category 5.
  2. Lacquer thinner in an ultrasonic cleaner. Set on longest setting for best results. Every ten minutes or so, I take the bottles out to see how clean they are. If any paint is being stubborn, I take my putty applicator and scrape the sides of the bottle. Then let them keep soaking. Repeat until the bottles are clean. You can get a decent ultrasonic cleaner from eBay for around $20-30.
  3. Good planes for sure, but it has nothing on the F-99 Windows XP.
  4. While I was reading an interesting article about the fictional Mig-31 Firefox, I also came across this. I thought I would share it with you. Basically a scaled down version of the B-2. Although only a concept drawing, I can imagine some of the technology that would have gone into this wound up finding it's way to other projects. https://theaviationist.com/2016/07/29/take-a-look-at-this-cool-drawing-of-the-northrop-low-altitude-penetrator-concept/
  5. I found this article and thought it was quite interesting. What if the Mig-31 Firefox was real? What would the performance characteristics be like? What type of engines used? I thought it might be worth a read. https://theaviationist.com/2017/12/01/the-story-of-the-mig-31-firefox-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-most-awesome-fictional-advanced-high-speed-interceptor-ever/
  6. If you are going for a modern buff, there is a bulge protruding on top of the radome just in front of the windscreen. Edit: looking at pics of today's B-52's, it looks like some have it and some don't. Or none have it, now. Interesting. I didn't know they were removed.
  7. I also got mine from spraygunner. They seem to have the best price on the ps-770. I also bought the ps-274(I think that is what it is). It's also a really good airbrush and can be bought for around $95. I replaced my H&S Evolution 2in1 with it and I'm really happy with how it sprays. I can get pretty fine and tight lines with it. But, I noticed Badger's stynlrez primer tends to clog it up faster than my Evolution. So, I use the Evolution for primers only, now.
  8. The PS770 is a very good airbrush. May be a bit pricy for some, but very good value for your money. It can give a custom micron a run for it's money at half the price.
  9. For all of the problems you had, you turned out a stunning model!
  10. He's back! I have the 2 seater, so can't wait to see you work your magic!
  11. Incredible! The weathering is perfectly balanced between being dirty and worn, but not too dirty. I would love to see you do some more helos in the future!
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