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Andrew Maverick Taylor

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    Airbrush, Model, Paint? What are these things?

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  1. Right, time to take the plunge. I currently have a Dragon 1/72 M1A1 Abrams with Mine Plow and am looking to purchase the new Academy 1/35 M1A2 Abrams TUSK II/II SEP. These will be my first ever armor subjects as I'm mainly a modern jet/WWII aircraft modeller. Could someone suggest what chain sizes would be suitable for 1/72 and 1/48 tanks as I haven't the faintest of ideas what would or wouldn't look right and where I may be able to purchase them online? Hope someone can help Regards Andrew
  2. Tomcat 1/48 Scale Drawings

    Both are included.
  3. Tomcat 1/48 Scale Drawings

    Another option is to obtain the Danny Corman Uncovering the F-14 book. In the back are full 1/48 and 1/72 line drawings by Willy Peters. Failing that, go with the previous suggestions of scanning you kit tail fin parts.
  4. Kits for sale 1/72, 1/48

  5. 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet (Has)

    Good choice of kit and accessories. The Hase and Wolfpack combination works great and I've done it several times with folded wings and the standard dropped flaps. It's the best 1/72 option for the Super Hornet.
  6. Got this kit for for sale/trade: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/kh/kit_kh_32001.shtml would prefer to trade for this later boxing or if anyone wants to swap decal sheets: http://www.squadron.com/Kitty-Hawk-1-48-T-6-Texan-p/kh32002.htm Please send me a PM if interested
  7. Smooth paint finishes

    Hi Everyone Of late I've been pretty content with my standard painting process of cleaning my models with IPA, then priming with Tamiya Extra Fine White primer and continuing with the final paint scheme then glossing before decals etc etc. However recently I visited a new hobby store opened by a friend to sell a small modest range of models of the more medium to advanced level eg Eduard, new Revell, Wingnut Wings, Zoukai Mura etc etc. In the store was a glass cabinet featuring some of his models and the level of finish was far better than anything I've ever seen. Very clean, smooth with that subtle sheen that real aircraft have yet with the subtle weathering also. After a long discussion on various subjects, I left with out asking the one question that is possible the missing key. Does anyone polish each paint layer from primer to final coat and everywhere in between to achieve a very very smooth finish and if so, what polishing aids is everyone using? I figure that this could be the missing link I'm after to achieve an even more satisfying level of finish to my models. I've tried using high/low spray pressures, extra thinning and using paint retarders and different gloss, satin, flat coats and whilst they are good if not great methods, I still find my self looking for that WOW finish like what I saw in the hobby shop.
  8. F-14 - Why is it so popular?

    It has everything that draws most kids to military jets. It's big, it's fast, makes a tonne of noise and it has a lot of moving parts. Today's jets beginning to look to similar. The tomcat is very different and very easy to destinguish. Best description I've heard was from a VF-31 flyer at the homecoming from the last cruise, "Don't take this the wrong way but it's a sexy plane". Tomcats forever...baby!!
  9. 1/48 Tamiya Preproduction F-14

    Thought the Tamiya kit didn't have dropped flaps or slats? Did you find a way to do that or did you use a set of Hasegawa wings? Looks the business though.
  10. 1/48 Su-30MKI/MKM

    Affordable in comparison to the eye wateringly expensive resin conversions for the Academy Su-27 or the Su-33 conversions that are around. At a guess, the $70-$90 mark might be worth it with a good set of weapons in the box.
  11. 1/48 Su-30MKI/MKM

    Anyone know if we're likely to see an affordable kit of a 1/48 canard version of the Su-30 Flanker MKI or MKM given that we've seen new Sukhoi jet kits from Trumpeter, Hobby Boss etc?
  12. FS Airfix 1/48 BAE Hawk 100 and extras

    I'll take it! PM sent
  13. Got a bunch of kits up for grabs and would prefer to trade as I'm looking for some specific kits. I live in New Zealand but am prepared to post anywhere if someone comes up trumps with the kits I'm after. If you're looking to just buy, then buyer pays the postage. I take PayPal. Please send me a PM if you're interested in something. Kits available: 1/72 Academy F-16C National Guard Airfix Harrier FA.2 Airfix Hawk T2 Airfix Coyote armored vehicle with Black Dog and Airfix PE sets and vehicle crew set Airfix Patrol and Support Group (WMIK Land Rover and Lynx helicopter) with an Eduard BIG ED set for the Lynx helicopter Hasegawa F-16D with Aires Resin cockpit Hasegawa Harrier FRS.1 Hasegawa Jaguar GRMk.1 / T2 Black Twin set Hasegawa E-2C World Hawkeye Italeri Wellington Bomber with CMK PE flaps and resin Bomb bay Italeri Harrier GR.3 Falklands War Italeri Macchi MB339 Falklands war kit with Resin parts and decals to make Royal New Zealand Air Force version Revell Lancaster MK.I/III 1/48 Airfix MK.IXC with Masters gun barrels and extra decals Airfix Harrier FRS.1 (reboxed version of the old raised panel kit) Bronco JF-17 Thunder Pakistan Air Force I am looking to trade for the following kits: Academy 1/48 MIG-29AS Slovak Air Force (digital scheme on the box) Kinetic 1/48 T-45 Goshawk Revell 1/48 Tornado GR.4 (new boxing)
  14. FS 1/72 C-130s and 1/48 F-14 detail sets

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    am looking for the parts from the updated Academy 1/48 MIG-29 kit for the Slovak AF MIG-29AS: Require parts E26, E27 and G5(Clear part) as well as the decals for the digital scheme of the Slovak AF jet. Scheme and part in question Hope someone can help. Andrew