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    R/C flying, music and recording. P/C sims. Licensed Aircraft Mechanic currently working on the B757-200, B767-300ER, Airbus A300/A310 and have 10+ years Herk experience. Also worked on the B727, B737, CT-114, CT-133 and CF-104.

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  1. Wet sanding with 2000 grit should do the job. Going above that has limited returns for scale models. Cheers, John
  2. Absolutely not. That would be the worst thing for paints. Honestly I feel it's a continuing issue with the AKAN acrylic range with the packaging not having a very positive air seal as some of my latest purchases from last year are doing the same thing in the newer plastic bottles. It would appear that this drying out is not an isolated event as a web search brings up quite a few others having the same issue. In comparison, I've never had issues with Model Master, Tamiya, Mr Color, Vallejo etc.... Anyway, no word from Hobby Colours yet (not surprising) but I've decided to bin all 8
  3. Hi Arnaud, Just bringing this back into view as I'm interested in hearing if you are going to proceed with the corrected stabilizers? I have 3 GWH F-15C's in the stash which would benefit from this correction. Cheers, John
  4. Feel free to do what you want. But if you're looking for the worn look of a stealth aircraft, the F-22 should be your first stop. It's been in service long enough to get some of the weathering you're looking for. As for the fasteners, they would predominantly be titanium into composite skins/frames etc. and smoothed with RAM putty in preparation for the RAM exterior coatings. This fastener/composite skin structure/exterior finish does not react the same as steel Hi-Lok fasteners or aluminum rivets in aluminum structure with a commercial paint finish so I wouldn't base any weatheri
  5. Hi All, Anyone hear from Dave if this problem is sorted? I received 4 various F-4B fin caps and all were too short? I contacted Dave over 5 weeks ago about the issue and he replied that they were working on it. Tried contacting him last week on his post HERE and this week via email without a reply. Anyone else having issues contacting Dave? Cheers, John
  6. Just bringing this back to the top with an update. I did try the Tamiya X-20A trick and it worked for some but not all of the dried out bottles. The ones it didn't work on just turned into a gooey sludge that will not mix with the X-20A. I ordered some new AKAN acrylic paints last year from Hobby Colours, 29 bottles in fact, and about 6 are still okay with the rest showing signs of thickening in the bottle. I'll be contacting them to see what my options are as using AKAN acrylic paints is getting too expensive if they have no shelf life. Might just have to move over
  7. The CFT's for the E and C/D have the same fuel capacity and shape but have other external differences beyond the obvious weapons pylons. The C/D CFT's have more access panels in the lower part of the CFT than on the E's and the PW-229 and GE powered E's have an air scoop as well. If you have a bare CFT with proper pylons and panel lines/air scoops don't matter to you then an E CFT will fit a C/D. Cheers, John
  8. Hi Dave, Just wondering if you have an update on this issue? Cheers, John
  9. Hello All, I have a set of Canuck Models WVD 48-009, CF-101 Special markings decals that I would like to trade for the same set in 1/72 scale which is WVD 72-009. If you happen to have a set to trade or purchase outright, please let me know. The decals are in perfect condition and I am looking for the same in the 1/72 set. The set has markings for 4 CF-101 Voodoo aircraft * 409 Sqn Hawk One * 414 Sqn EF-101 Electric Voodoo * 416 Sqn Lnyx Squadron Canada * 425 Sqn Lark One Also includes maintenance and warning markings and canopy edge decals
  10. Actually All F-104A's and B's that survived in service past approximately 1960 had the downward C-1 seat replaced with the upward C-2 seat and new canopy. The same thing with the very few D's that had the C-1 seat as well. Cheers, John
  11. The price tag is only a few dollars more than the original F-14A release. MSRP is $129.00 whereas kit 61114 (original F-14A kit) is $115.00 and regularly retails at around $90. I would expect the retail of this new boxing to be around $100. In comparison, the 1/32 Tamiya kit is closer to $175-$200 retail. Cheers, John
  12. You're correct. Looks like a cut and paste mistake from marking option D. Cheers, John
  13. Ah, yes! Totally forgot about that. It will indeed need the H5 seat. Hypersonic models makes a great seat for early F-4 jets. Here's the link: Hypersonic Models Martin Baker Mk H5 Phantom Seat Cheers, John
  14. The only thing to change is the tail fin tip. The Sidewinder for that time would be the AIM-9B as well. Cheers, John
  15. Furball Aero-Design has a set that includes 2 VF-84 F-4B jets sized for the new Tamiya kit. The set is # 48-076. These are 1965 era jets with both styles of tail markings. It requires the original tail fin without the ECM blisters which is available from Flying Leathernecks. Cheers, John
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