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  1. I know you want to do the 1983 airframes, but there were also the Ferris scheme F-14s that were on the Enterprise in 1977. Furball used to do a sheet with these two.
  2. +1, Tamiya or Mr Surfacer 1500 white. THIS! Basically the way I have been spraying white for years. Discovered Mr Surfacer white and then Tamiya white primer and have used them doing the light coats method. Don't be tempted to spray on heavy. Light coats, built up slowly allows the paint develop a smooth seamless coat. If you want you can finish it off with regular white paint as they often have slightly different tones, like USAF Insignia White (I forget the FS number).
  3. Add "They just don't care enough". They want a model the looks close enough and that they can get out the door in a short time so they get their return on investment plus profit. Based on the fact that most modelers are of the casual type and don't know or care enough to spot accuracy issues, Kitty Hawk's business model makes perfect sense. Even so, difficult assembly will lose them customers at both ends of the spectrum. If a casual modeler has a real difficult time (read "not fun") assembling the kit, they aren't going to be a return customer. Experienced builders, given the choice of an m
  4. Yea, "Open Orders" is about as close as you're going to get. Obviously, Amazon "upgraded" the user interface to improve customer experience
  5. Years ago I built one. Had a wood frame, top and base. 2' x 4' x .25" tempered glass shelves with beveled edges from the local glass shop. 1/8" plexiglass sides and front doors. Not a piece of furniture art but functioned just fine. Had a bunch of 1/48 and 1/32 aircraft displayed. I think it cost me around $150 to $200 in all (late '80s, early '90s).
  6. I just read through most of this thread. Lost a few brain cells but I don't use them much anymore anyway. The old lady and I have our vaccine shots scheduled at the clinic we go to, not until April though. Thing is, they only do Covid Vaccine shots twice a week. Lack of staff or some such. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Seems that if the government is devoting so much energy and money to the vaccine rollout, you would think they could get help to clinics to expedite the whole thing. Oh well, it is what it is. Just have to hang in there for a while longer. Frankly, I have
  7. Talk about targeting a very specific clientele.
  8. The AMK F-4B is unbuildable. Think about it. P.S. I'm back, kinda.
  9. As noted earlier in the thread, Vent-works.com makes metal window insert vents of various sizes for both regular and vertically opening windows - https://vent-works.com/products/6-inch-window-vent. Years ago I made my own out of plywood, but if these had been available I would have snatched one up. My current set up, in my basement, vents to a dryer outlet set in a glass brick. I had the glass bricks installed in the basement window along with the vent. Looks real professional and works just fine.
  10. I purchased one of his F-16 ACES seat back in 2018. Had no problems. The e-mail contained Mike's phone number. Has anyone tried calling him?
  11. Ahhhh, yes. Says 16:9 up at the top but down where the details are listed it states 21:9. I always had a dual monitor set up when I worked at home. Could have used a third one but my video card only supported two (was quite a few years ago). Back to Kindle. I have one of the simple e-reader versions. I didn't think I'd like it, always preferred real books, but boy, was I converted fast. Books are cheaper, easy to read. The reader is easy to carry. I also have a Samsung Android tablet that has the reader installed, but I haven't tried using it. Thought it would be better
  12. Nice! 16:9, great for watching movies too .
  13. That's one L O N G monitor. What size is it?
  14. Considering the amount of fading international containers experience, I think you could get away with starting with a yellow and adding white until it looked right.
  15. New exhausts are pretty much required. The kit ones are terrible. KA Models makes a set that fits GWH F-15s. They're the best as far as I'm concerned.
  16. I would agree. I doubt that is an RLM color. I don't even think the RLM system is used anymore as it was created by Germany during WWII and has been superseded by the RAL system. It is also quite possible that MSC has their own custom color that they use, though large multi-national corporations are more likely to use a system like RAL which is available all over the world.
  17. Tamiya X-15 is almost a perfect match. Unfortunately, my family line has never standardized its integument shades, so its usually a mix-my-own situation.
  18. I have turned a very bright green in envy. Have always wanted to have my own racks of paints. Sigh...
  19. Except that the panels on the F-2s are actually a very light grey color.
  20. It simply means that the replies below that line are ones you haven't viewed yet. The forum keeps track of when was the last time you viewed that thread. Any replies added after that date/time are considered new "unread replies".
  21. I never order without tracking. Its not a guarantee that the order will get to you, but it gives you some proof that the order never made it to you and it is then in the sellers court to make it right. Most sellers will either refund or, if possible, send you a new item.
  22. Here in the US, I get this kind of stuff at Model Paint Solutions. All sorts of goodies... https://modelpaintsol.com/model-painting/bottles
  23. This. Did you actually thin the pain IN the bottle, i.e. add thinner INTO the bottle? If so, this could cause your problem. It is essentially the same as returning thinned paint back into the bottle. If this is not what you did, then I have miss construed what you wrote and you can ignore this post.
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