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Kurt H.

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  1. Kurt H.

    707-27 - 707 and 727 mashup

    I am sanding, and sanding, and sanding .... and even more sanding. Still looks the same so no point in posting pictures. 😉
  2. Kurt H.

    CD144021 - 1/144 C-133 Cargomaster

    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.
  3. Kurt H.

    1/25, Ertl, Int'l Scout II

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Kurt H.

    CD144021 - 1/144 C-133 Cargomaster

    Great news.
  6. Kurt H.

    CD72091 - 1/72 B-47 Stratojet

    Right on! Another subject desperately in need of a modern sheet. Can I pledge to order this sheet now?
  7. Kurt H.

    707-27 - 707 and 727 mashup

    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.
  8. Kurt H.

    Looking for Corvette wheels

    Oops I did not read closey enough, never mind. 😩
  9. Kurt H.

    Photo etch tool’s questions

    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
  10. Kurt H.

    Photo etch tool’s questions

    It is worth experimenting, I do not know if Tamiya extra thin has sufficient surface tension to stay in a glue looper.
  11. Kurt H.

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    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.
  12. Kurt H.

    Amazon crazyness

    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.
  13. Kurt H.

    Mission Models Polyeurethane Intermix gone bad?

    I have had this as well, the last time was with a new bottle, made little marbles when I mixed it with thinner or paint. 😖
  14. Kurt H.

    707-27 - 707 and 727 mashup

    I filled in the windows with a mixture of Zap medium CA and Pink acrylic nail powder. The lower fuselage in this picture shows in the inside ... looks messy I filled the windows from the inside, and placed aluminum duct tape on the out side to provide a smooth surface to fill against. After sanding, this is what it looks like: I did not get complete filling, so there are some pinholes and voids. On the other fuselage half I used bondo glazing and spot putty as a final filler: This is a pretty fine grained filler so it gets into small areas. Feels pretty smooth , but only primer will reveal the truth. So, that is where I am at with this project. See ya next time.
  15. Kurt H.

    707-27 - 707 and 727 mashup

    Haha yes Thanks for all your comments so far. I have made a little more progress and should have a good update here this week