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Kurt H.

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  1. I have. The back story is silly. I imagine a backstory where the 707-27 tows the glider .. it is something of a ultra economy class. One scenario is that it tows the glider all the way to the same destination. The other idea is that say, the two of them depart the east coast, say from IAD and the destination is LAX ... They could cut the glider loose approaching DFW and the glider lands, making it an intermediate destination for the passengers on the glider. The idea of not being able to go around with hundreds of people aboard is terrifying. But it is an fun idea of a dystopian future of ultra economy class travelling.
  2. The 707 engines need help. Here is what they supply for a turbine face Just the cone, and they expect you to put it in between the engine halves. A test fit revealed it fit horribly. So I figured I could cut the part before it meets the cylinder in the middle of the shaft, and glue the cone in later. I cut the first part, and proceeded to drop it on the floor, never to be seen again. My next thought was to look for aftermarket engine faces. I could not find anything easily, then I realized I had a reasonable solution. The 727 has reasonable engine faces which look like they will fit If only I could make 4 more .... I can! I made a mold with polly plastics mold putty Mix equal parts, and push your part in 30 minutes later, you have a nice mold Now I need something to cast a tiny part. Bonidc to the rescue Bondic is an epoxy which cures upon exposure to a UV LED. Squirt some bondic in the mold Illuminate with the built in LED and you have a passable part I can not remember where I saw this , I think it was a post on the model cars magazine forum, the post was about making clear headlights for cars. It comes out yellow, but even this would be better than chromed globs some older car kits have. Once these are painted, they will look better than a black void in the 707 engines. see ya next time...
  3. Hey guys Sorry I have been quiet. I have been working on this model and many others. I think I have the fuselage tamed, so I am moving on to the wings, and it is a horror show good thing the seam is hidden under the wing I had to glom thick CA to try to fill the gap. After that, I used red bondo glazing and spot putty. This is after 1 round of sanding. The wing on the bottom needed some more to level the area. I went for the thick and quick method and really slopped the putty on While the wing set, I started test fitting the engines. What a disaster, trying to fit the spinner in place and fit the nacelles together is probably the worst I have encountered in an injection molded kit 🤮 Looks like I have an appointment with 220 grit sandpaper this week. 🙂 ok talk to you later !
  4. I am sanding, and sanding, and sanding .... and even more sanding. Still looks the same so no point in posting pictures. 😉
  5. Thank you ... I think that was the fastest turnaround on a decal sheet in history. Now I need to be ready to order as soon as it is available for pre order.
  6. One approach for getting the correct color for automotive subjects is to use touch up paint. It can get a little pricey, but it may be worth it depending on how important the model is to you. I have had good luck with the following companies: http://www.automotivetouchup.com/ https://www.paintscratch.com/ for older cars, they do not always have all the colors, but it is a good place to start. I have used MCW in the past, if they have your color, they are a great choice. https://mcwfinishes.com/ If all the above do not have your color, then you can try a local automotive paint supply place, or https://tcpglobal.com/ I have never gone that route, so I have no guidance on how to work with them.
  7. It can be a very polarizing topic. I never had good luck with future. Lately I work to apply paint as smoothly as possible and apply decals directly to the paint. Before weathering I use aquagloss from alclad for a protective layer. Some people achieve great results with future, I just never could.
  8. Right on! Another subject desperately in need of a modern sheet. Can I pledge to order this sheet now?
  9. I have been moving along slowly, but steadily with this one. I was studying for a certification exam, and thankfully I passed on the first try. But it really ate into my modeling time. Now, I do not have to study, so I can do fun stuff without a guilty conscience. I glued sinkers in the nose. It was not enough, and later I added clay Since the 727 fuselage is wider than the 707 fuselage, I aligned the joint at the rear, I figured it would be better to try and get this joint right. but it is still pretty gruesome: and that is not all I knew from dry fitting I would have a huge gap I glued the nose together, then let it set for a few days. Now I have a V shaped seam in the middle. I filled the gap with different thicknesses of Evergreen sheet I glued it all together. Next step will be to trim the shims, then scorched earth sanding and CA/Nail Acrylic powder. This is like building a Vac. see ya next time.
  10. Oops I did not read closey enough, never mind. 😩
  11. they come in different sizes. There is one pack with 3 different sizes, the v2 . this would be a good way to start. http://www.creativedynamicllc.com/the-glue-looper.html
  12. It is worth experimenting, I do not know if Tamiya extra thin has sufficient surface tension to stay in a glue looper.
  13. One of my dreams came true, I just saw Roden has released a 1/144th c-133 Roden has delivered several kits I have always wanted 1/144th C-141 1/144th C-5 1/72 C-123 Never give up hope My other dream is for Hasegawa to not be so stingy with re-issues. They made kits I want to build but trying to find them is more work than building the kit.
  14. Sometimes prices can be very good on Amazon, and vary wildly, even shipping and selling from Amazon If you really want to track prices, try this site: https://camelcamelcamel.com/ If you watch carefully and you are not in a hurry, sometimes badger Airbrushes reach very good prices.
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