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Kurt H.

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  1. Great subjects so far. Now what about the current kits do you find lacking, what do you expect in an all new kit, and who do you think would be a good candidate to release such a kit?
  2. In recent years many new manufacturers have emerged, and released new kits of subjects which were due for a refresh. Recent examples are the HK models 1/48 B-17G , The AFV club 1/48 U-2, and the forthcoming Revell 1/48 SR-71. What are other subjects due for a new kit which is currently only filled by an older kit? This is not a wish list request, but a discussion of subjects which are in need of a modern kit, and why you might think it would be a good investment for a manufacturer. I think the F-4 in all variants is due for a new kit in 1/32. The Tamiya kit was release
  3. I watched the first episode. I agree the film is a tough act to follow, but I like the idea of bringing the story to a new generation. The Mercury program was still in the collective memory of most of the population in the 80s, and many of the people involved were still around. It is not in the collective memory of much of the population today, and many who were involved are no longer with us. It is also a little tricky to get used to the new actors, as the actors in the movie are the ones I associate with the role. I guess what i am trying to say is that it is a good time to te
  4. Thanks guys! With the KH kit, I was surprised the finish came out as good as it did, I was just trying to get it done, and wrap up this project, and I did not put as much care into the paint job. I think It benefited from my recent experience with the Monogram kit, and I was more used to painting with MRP, so I had a better idea of what to expect. They are both look great on my shelf. And yes, Picknpluck, get that Monogram kit out, it was a fun build for the most part, just remember to reinforce the seam on the top of the fuselage from underneath, and prepare for batt
  5. I declared "Voodoo Vindication" a tie. The paint job on the Kitty hawk kit came out a little better in my opinion. These are both great looking models. There are some issues with the landing gear from my fumbling so they are not up to competition standards, but they are both great looking models I am proud to have on the shelf Monogram: Kitty Hawk: together:
  6. Well ... how do these models stack up? KH on the left, Monogram on the right. I reviewed this build thread, there were things I forgot about. This is a really tough call. Monogram: Advantages: Better detail on some parts, most notably the seats and the wheels simpler assembly Drawbacks: Raised panel detail difficult to pose flaps closed Kitty Hawk Advantages: Engraved surface details much better wing to fuselage joint and fit Disadvantages: multi-piec
  7. Well .. better late than never Both models are done monogram: KittyHawk: I just finished the last fiddly bits on the KH and took pictures. I will follow up soon with more pictures and my conclusion Thanks!
  8. It is now October 2 everywhere in the world, so the Group build is over. Participation exceeded my wildest expectations, and the quality of work was great. So many great builds, and comparisons. I thank each and every one of you who participated. And this also closes the book on Group Builds as we knew them here at ARC. The structured and scheduled GB appears to be a thing of the past. It was fun.
  9. You finished just in time, The pictures seem to be broken here, but I see them in the completed gallery
  10. The next step was to mask and paint the keel Lots of careful masking, resulted in this, I wrapped the whole model since metallic paints seem to creep everywhere. I used Mr Color Super Silver After the silver dried I used Model Master Metalizer "Exhaust" to try to simulate heat distressing Here is where it stands now, There are some areas of the Camo which require touch ups,so that will be the next thing I address Thanks for looking!
  11. Thanks Steve, I am always looking for better ways to do things, I will give this a try.
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