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  1. I had ordered the Mig-29 (9-12) set, but it got stuck in customs in Russia. I finally had to ask for a refund. I had ordered direct from Quinta via eBay. They processed the refund right away, even though it was after the eBay cut off. If it eventually gets delivered I'll resend him the money. Darn coronavirus stuff is making it impossible to get stuff shipped.
  2. It's alive! Its alive!
  3. I too use FireFox but use uBlock Origin for ad blocking (used adblock plus before that but my old lady says uBlock is better and she knows her stuff having been a self employed computer tech for years). Not only are ads annoying but they are frequently a vector for all sorts of malware. Some sites will complain, some won't let you use their site unless you disable ad blocking. Unless absolutely necessary, I avoid those sites.
  4. There also appears to be a difference in the size. The ResKit bomb appears to be larger in diameter and maybe in length, though that is difficult to determine as the parts are still attached to their casting blocks and not assembled. Would be interesting to know which is closer to the actual dimensions, and that takes us back full circle to the issue of dimensions and plans of ordnance being hard to find.
  5. If you are using soap and water to clean, make sure you rinse away all remnants of any soap, else it will interfere with paint adhesion. Shurtape is a brand and they make many types of tape, so I'm not sure what you're actually using. I stick to Tamiya's family of tape or some of the other Kabuki types from Gunze and other distributors. It has very low tack making it ideal for masking over painted areas. Mr Surfacer 1000 makes a great primer. Needs to be thinned significantly. Usually more than 50/50. Judge by consistency not ratios. Should be skim milk consistency or even a little thinner. Lays down as smooth as a baby's butt .
  6. Not only too curved, but too small in both height and length.
  7. The pilots looks like "I'm ready, let's get this going!". The back seater looks like, "Coffee, I need coffee, please, some coffee".
  8. According to Lucky Models most recent flyer (color highlighting mine): "The airmail postal services of some countries, such as Japan, Korea, UK, Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand etc. are still suspended. We will keep the parcels in our warehouse and send them out as soon as the services are resumed. Meanwhile, you could select surfacemail, in which the HK Post is improving the transit time of surfacemail. Or, to change to Speedpost or DHL Express (email us to get the best quote)." So to answer your question, I would say no. Still no airmail from HK to the US.
  9. Yes, looks like its in stock. Its interesting, but I think I'll wait for a GWH single seater.
  10. The vertical stabs look just like the early Su-33 moldings from Kinetic. Complete with all the sink marks.
  11. Trying to widen the fuselage is the better route. I have found that trying to close or open the sides of a clear part invariably leads to stress fractures if not outright cracks or deep fractures. Clear plastic is more brittle that most colored plastics. Just reread your OP. Is the fuselage made of resin (you state this is your "first experience with resin")? If so, heating the fuselage with hot water or a hair drier may soften it enough to allow you to spread the sides. If you can get them spread far enough, then insert something to hold it that way till it cools. It may solve your problem. If it is the canopy that is resin, the same procedure may work (hot water being the better choice), but you must be extremely careful, else you will cause fractures or outright breakage.
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