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The Dude

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    The dude abides!
  • Birthday 08/22/1972

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    Planes, Trains and automobiles

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  1. Looking good! I just finished my 1st GW su-35 few days ago and it was a wonderful kit to build. Hopefully I can get some pictures posted up in the display case section soon.
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    Optional details: sand out, or scribe in?

    ^^^^ this.
  3. Looks great so far! I like the magnet idea I might have to borrow that... My first one i almost done, all I have left is the seat, canopy, weapons and landing gear doors and its finished. A little over 6 weeks build time. I really like this kit and I credit it for getting me back into build mode after a long burn out spell. I now have four of these kits total. Thanks GWH!
  4. Just a little bump to this thread on what an excellent kit this is turning out to be with a teaser pic of my latest on my build. I guess I should start another new build thread...
  5. The Dude

    Things to know about college

    Interesting comment... I recently applied for a job as a vehicle inspector and being that I was a former GM certified tech with 20+ years in, I figured I was well qualified for the job. I could take a car apart, sans internals on the transmission, put it back together and make it run. I was detailed oriented enough to spot hidden body damage and repaint jobs so figured I would get the position. I got passed over for a younger recent college grad with a degree but had little to no vehicle experience. That was pretty obvious when I interacted with the kid about 2 months later when I was looking a car the place had on their wholesale lot. So yeah in that case that piece of paper trumps 20+ experience.
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    1/32 Mig-29UB Trumpter - Any review?

    Sorry but I didn't do a build thread for it. My work space is not really set up for taking pictures plus my camera skills aren't that great too.
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    1/32 Mig-29UB Trumpter - Any review?

    FWIW here is my trumpeter single seater i finished last year..
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    1/32 Mig-29UB Trumpter - Any review?

    I've got one partially built and overall fit is pretty good, similar the the single seater. The LEX shape is a better but still not 100% correct and the engine upper bulges are untouched from the single but not many non-die hards will notice it. I have been lucky to be able to examine and crawl all over several mig-29's so I am a little more picky that most on this kit. Over all it a pretty good kit IMHO and i plan to build several of the single and twin seat trumpeter Mig-29 kits. Its the best one out in 1/32.
  9. Thanks Haneto! I'm in the decal stage of this model and noticed a lot of the same minor fit issues you have said. The engine nozzle part is the biggest but like you said I sanded it and was not a big deal to fix as was the other things you pointed out. Over all it has been a pleasure to build so far, I have 2 kits and have on order 2 more that I hope to get here soon!
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Cool, I'm in for one! I enjoyed building the AMK Mig-31 last year, one of the best kits I have built in a very long time!
  11. lol, yeah i noticed that but luckily it touches up real easily. I was able to blend in some of the smaller oops with a fine paint brush and airbrush the rest. I agree. That's what I usually use on a regular basis. The flanker colors from Testors seemed to be darker than the AKAN paint for this particular model unfortunately.
  12. it was AKAN acrylic 7xxxx series. I thinned it with Tamiya acrylic thinner x20 and it worked pretty good.
  13. I'm using the akan paints and so far so good. I'm used to enamels but they had the colors that looked the closest to what looked correct.