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  1. I had to re-enter my password and all was fine. I have had trouble with Tapatalk at Modeling Madness and had to start a new account with a Gmail address to be able to join that forum.
  2. chukw

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    I read you on the judging aspect of oversprayed tires- whatevah! Here's a link to the cutter: Thinnerline Circle Cutter It cuts circles from .5 mm to 50 mm!
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Thanks- I've seen various incidences where tires have simply been oversprayed when the hubs were repainted. I've picked up one of the excellent Shadow Hobby circle cutters- if your masks don't materialize I'll happily cut some for you. Cheers!
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    WOW! What a finish! I take the wheel hubs on the original beast were not masked when repainted?
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    New USAAF pilot by Reedoak

    That's a stunning model, and the pilot's not too shabby, either! ­čÖé He would make an excellent "tail prop" for a tricycle gear aircraft as well. Cheers!
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    Question about Perfect Plastic Putty

    I've been using it to fill panel lines and fine seams to good effect, and sealing it with Future or whatever it is they call it this week. For larger areas, Milliput works better- it feathers much better than PPP. A quick wipe with rubbing alcohol is all you need before painting- cheers!
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    Landing gear hydraulic lines

    Here's my take on all that hosiery- enjoy! http://chukw.blogspot.com/2016/06/hosiery.html
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    Question about oil wash on cockpits

    Great! Congrats on your success. :)
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    Modelling necessities... on the cheap!

    Foam makeup sponges are great for wiping away excess oil wash. Q-Tips leave too many fibers- the sponges are a lot smoother. Microbrushes are also just an overly marked-up makeup item- buy 'em by the hundred on Amazon.
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    As ever, meticulous and delightful craftsmanship- thanks for making the world of modeling a bigger, brighter place- cheers, Oliver!
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    Question about oil wash on cockpits

    Crackerjazz, just use a mild thinner for your oil paints- I use Humbrol Thinners or Odorless Turpenoid by Weber from and art supply store, framing store etc. Hardware store turpentine is way too "hot", as the kids say today. ;) I also put a bit of Windsor and Newton Liquin (a pinkish goo that dries clear)in my wash mix- it speeds drying time and helps the wash spread nice and evenly. After the wash has has a few minutes to set up, I lightly run a foam make-up sponge (from the ladies' aisle ant any drugstore) over the washed ares to pick up any excess. Experiment, have fun- and enjoy the fruits of your labors- cheers! chuk
  12. Hey Chuk!  Been following since the days of the Helldiver.  Hoping for some new updates on the MIG!  Hope you are doing well.

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      Thanks, Marley!  I haven't given up on that MiG- I'm itching to tackle the bang seat! I am sidetracked by a build I'm doing for Tamiya Model Magazine Int'l- it's a fun project that I'm, yes, going whole hog on. The only problem is all that work and life stuff- ;)

      Cheers, my friend!


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    CMK resin me 410 cockpit

    Check your PMs, Ian! I have an ancient email address attached to my profile, and I can't for the life of me remember my password to change it. Gary, I have an old Monogram kit with all the Eduard etch and some other goodies, but I'd be severely tempted if I could find a deal on the new P-61A with the clear radome and proper turret. ;)
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    CMK resin me 410 cockpit

    Thanks, Ian- much appreciated! Yes, I'm an artist by trade, and do all the girlie art. :) I have a bunch of spares from my build, including the CMK wheel wells left over from their engine set. It's yours if you like. Gary, those Meng kits pique my interest, but one 410 is enough for me- so many other kits to build, and so few lifetimes in which to build 'em. ;) Thanks for the kind words, my friend- and cheers!