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  1. I worry more about dust than carcinogens in paint. Anyone ever been to London? Blow your nose after a day walking around London and it will be black. That will kill you faster than minimal exposure to paint.
  2. Hi all I am about to start building the Revell 1/32 F-15C and this thing has millions of panel lines, half of which I am certain don't exist on the real thing. My memories of the real thing don't include panel lines being noticeable. No doubt they are all there, you just can't really see them. Now, I have started filling the more dubious and less obvious panel lines but I am wondering, should I go whole hog and fill 90% of them? Will it look silly with most of them gone? What do you guys think?
  3. According to the text below the silhouette, the 4th of January 1989 is the when. Superhornet's can time travel?
  4. The landing gear door on the closest jet is pretty beat up. Also interesting are the two rabbit kill markings.
  5. Just remember with the Tamiya kit to sand off the wing root bulges
  6. Speed Hunter Graphics make a nice sheet which includes a number of Block 30 Vipers. https://www.reidairpublishing.com/decals/heritage-vipers This sheet includes some war birds https://www.reidairpublishing.com/decals/guardian-vipers I'm a fan of the Vermont, Alabama and New Mexico (road runner) markings myself.
  7. You should buy from Luckymodel.com, Raymond the owner even posts here.
  8. Very impressive for your first model. You have a bright future in this hobby.
  9. Now PJ can finally get back to what he should be doing, making gory horror movies.
  10. I brought it from Hannants about 1 year ago. Lesson learned it guess. Learned a lot from this thread too.
  11. I am posting this to vent my frustration after trying to use Super Scale decals this morning and having them disintegrate before my eyes. The sheet, an 1/32 Alabama ANG F-16 with a nice red tail. I expected the large one piece tail decal to be a challenge, but nothing I couldn't handle. I was careful, the surface was glossy and I even followed the decal preparation instructions, but what happened? The thing broke up before I could even get it off the sheet, so badly in fact that there is no hope of putting it back together. Not learning my lesson I thought I would try the other side, but first cutting the large decal into smaller sections. Did that work, no, was it worse, yes. Before giving up completely I thought I would even try some of the other decals from the sheet, fuel tank decals to be precise. Same result, they suck too but this time did not conform to the curve of the tanks. What annoys me the most is that I wasted 7 pounds on this rubbish when I could have brought decals from manufacturer that although they don't have the subject I want, I have had a good experience with their decals in the past. Super Scale really should give me a refund. Rant over!
  12. After 30 minutes googling, I have no idea. I can't find any link of the squadron to TX, or those two pilots to that squadron. I did find a few people comment that other aircraft on the ship have dodgy paint jobs too.
  13. That is a much better picture of the bridge than I could find. Next mystery? I got time!
  14. My guess, F-4A on the USS Lexington Museum. The ship is moored in Corpus Christi TX and the building in the background looks like the Texas State Aquarium. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-4_Static_Display_USS_Lexington_base_coat.JPG The ship's wikipedia page notes that it has been used as a filming location for a number of tv shows and movies.
  15. Hi Jake I posted this question over in the F-16 reference thread and someone suggested I post it here. Do you happen to have any photo's of F-16 86-0341 when it had it's red Tuskegee commemorative tail back around 2004? There are very few photo's around and the only one I found on F-16.net is credited to yourself. Thank you
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