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  1. Great work Cap, keep it up. You're making me want to add a 1/48 Tamiya F-14 to the stash.
  2. Thinned down white, gah now I wish I was further along so I can try that out. Thanks. Ha, fortunately my work has an Opti-Visor that they won't mind if I borrow over the weekend. That and my worklamp with a built in magnifier should make fairly simple. Key word being should.
  3. Great work on the Tomcat, @CaptainObvious What color did you use for the mottling? It looks like either a light ghost grey, or flat white? Man, my eyes aren't what they used to be. I'm building a 1/72 Hase F-14A, as a late 70's Sundowners bird. I'm planning on using the same AeroBonus figures too. Keep up the good work!
  4. I built this for a friend who is a fan of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. My first Sci-Fi kit in an insanely long time, and come to think of it, the first kit I've actually completed in a number of years. I tried a few new to me techniques for this one, adding physical scratches to the paint, weathering with an airbrush etc. I also used Mr. Surfacer 500 for the first time, in addition to my usual Tamiya putty, and liked the Mr. Surfacer so much I bought a second jar. For aftermarket, I used the Green Strawberry photo etch set, which led to some fitment issues with the canopy, noth
  5. I've got a couple of the 1/48 Tamiya F-16 C/N Aggressor kits in the stash. PM your address to me, and I'll send the pilots out to you. No charge.
  6. This, so much this. 91% isopropyl alcohol is like a thermonuclear bomb when it comes to removing paint. Plus it's dirt cheap. I use it to clean my airbrush all the time.
  7. Based on what Solher1 and PetrB have been saying I'm not so sure this is common. I did purchase them in 2011 for another build, and have been sitting in my stash since then. Maybe they did shrink? I'll send an email to Aires describing the problem and maybe I'll get a pair of replacements, or I'll just buy a new set. Although, I did use them a few years ago for my 1/72 Su-33 build. The main part was too large as I had to sand down the inside of the engine bays a bit, and the exhaust petals were a little too small. Nothing major though, it was barely noticeable.
  8. More like Eduard + Aires = Rough sex and you don't know the safe word to make it stop. If my build turns out to be half as good as yours Crazy Snap Captain, I'll consider it a good build. If not, I'll be sending Eduard and Aires hate mail until the day I draw my final breath, okay, maybe it won't be that extreme, maybe.
  9. Sprue Brothers has spoiled the hell out of me. I order stuff from them, and it typically arrives the next day. Then again, I live in Kansas City MO, and they're in Liberty MO, so that's probably why. If they carried Akan paints, and Begemot decals, I'd be in hog heaven.
  10. *sigh* Thanks Gents, that was my biggest fear. I'll give the Northstar ones a look for my next build, (Not too happy with the way the Eduard kit has turned out.) I've definitely learned a few lessons with this one.
  11. Sorry if this has been covered before. I searched the forum and google, and couldn't really find an answer. I've been building the Eduard reboxing of Academy's 1/48 Su-27. Since the kit exhaust nozzles look, well bad, I replaced them with a set of Aires nozzles. I noticed that the Aires nozzles seem to be too small. There is a step of about 1 to 1.5mm between the engine area, and the Aires nozzle. Is this normal for these nozzles, or did I just get a bad set?
  12. Not really. Is the figure in one piece, would I have to glue it's arms on? I looked at the PJ Productions pilots, but I'd like something poseable.
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