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  1. In Russia, models build you! Fantastic work- cheers!
  2. Try a general clear coat- matte or gloss, your choice. Maybe just a small area on the bottom to test. It's a simple solution that's worked for me for various transparent boo-boos. HTH- and cheers!
  3. Wonderful, Fozzy! In case you didn't know, Red Devil brand spackle is perfect for filling the grain and imperfections on balsa wood. Thin it to a paste with water, brush it on and when dry sand it nice and smooth. Paint on some clear water-based varnish for a tough finish. A bonus is that it's so light I could use it on rubber-powered free flight models. Cheers!
  4. Thanks, Spooky! Quarantine has given me lots of bench time. Have you seen my LanceR thread in In-ProgessPics? http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/285332-natos-lancer-update-5262020/page/5/#comments Cheers!
  5. Thanks, Steve! Much better- cheers!
  6. I use a Canon PowerShot Elph 340HS- I'm sure there are newer versions, but these little Canon cameras have always done it for me.
  7. I did. I have been writing the posts in Thunderbird emails and saving as drafts- that codes the urls into links. There's the rub! Right-clicking yields an option to copy and paste as plain text. Rich text code removed- problem solved- please share. Thanks, Steve! Sorry for the inconvenience, and huge appreication for all you for modeldom. Cheers!
  8. In this thrilling episode, we take a long, hard look at the ejector seat trolley- read on!
  9. I have their OV-1 engine set and it's perfectly cast. The stowage sets in these builds were a lot of fun to paint!
  10. Nice work, M3! The upper joins of the nacelles are often reported as very tricky- did you have any problems? Yours look pretty darn good- cheers!
  11. ChernayaAkula THANK YOU! I had the wrong url for this most important 🙂 pic:
  12. Wow- I just can't edit this post to make the images work- sorry.
  13. Thanks, guys! Here's an update- enjoy! I have enough material to do another, but I didn't want to flood the system. 😉 http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_120.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_121.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_122.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_123.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_124.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_125.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_126.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_127.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_128.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_129.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_130.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_131.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_132.jpg[/img] http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/MiG21/MiG21_Andreea_10.jpg[/img]
  14. Glad to see you back on the forum, my friend. I hope you and your family are healthy and doing well in these strange times. I've finally gotten back to my LanceR build- with mixed results. It won't be perfect, but I'll finish it. I have made great progress on the Ejector seat trolley- I'd like to send you some pics if you'd share your email. A friend is making the pneumatic wheels on his lathe from aluminium- hope to see them soon. As far as the seat itself, what do you think of these belts from Eduard? https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/MiG-21-KM-1-seatbelts-FABRIC-1-48.html Also, what does the seat pad itself look like? It's just another odd omission from that manufacturer, like the flats on the tires. Thanks- and cheers! Chuck
  15. Pastel pencils would work better to replicate chalk, not surprisingly. 😉 Wax pencils are hard to use on smooth surfaces, even with a matte coat.
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