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  1. Just what Bob said above. From my experience, I find useful rubbing the plastic cover with a wool cloth, so it electrically charges, attracting the dust on itself. Regards Euge
  2. Thank you very much for your reply. Now I have no choice: I have to build those tiny things. Bye Euge
  3. Hallo Boeing 707 experts. I have a question about the vortex generators on the wing extrados. Were those generators mounted also on early 707-100 series as f.e. N707PA in 1958? I cannot find any picture where is clearly understandable if they were or not. Thanks in advance. Bye Euge
  4. Hi, Dutch, I'm really sorry to read this. I sympathize with you since on February the 13th I broke the three malleoli of the left foot as I slipped on ice in the mountains. I was brought to the local hospital with an EC-145 (10minutes flight). Had surgery and still have a titanium plate inside (the only thing I have of this precious metal). Was very tedious but I was able to keep on working at home. My best wishes.
  5. wm_cheng, have you looked at their website? There is something interesting. If your jar is already full of water, try to warm it up. Kind regards Euge
  6. Hi, Dog1 Welcome to the CODWA (Club Of Decal Warping Accidents) and to the Forum. When it happens, I take the decal out of the water with a brush. I mix a drop of dish wash in few water (say 1/30 ratio) and soak the brush with the decal on it. (the dish wash lowers the surface tension and helps the surfaces to separate) 50% works, but it is whort to try. Good luck Euge
  7. Hi Valerio. Please excuse me, but on international forums is correct to write in English. I'll send you a private message. Best regards Euge
  8. Hi, Curt. I'd add to previous suggestions a consideration regarding the kind of NMF paint. In my experiences I always used Testors enamel gloss black with good results. If you are going to use a lacquer based NMF paint as Alclad2, the enamel base is a must. Acrylics gloss are not suitable to be tinted with that stuff, but also for enamel based NMF. Acrylics NMFs are OK on almost any kind of base. Note: Acrylics paints make a strong barrier on the surface and (even if hot) lacquers don't stick on them and this way is how lacquers work; just tinting and not p
  9. Hello everybody. Thank you Underdog and Ray for your comments. I've managed to get some work done in preparation for painting. Well, the painting stage is not behind the corner, but I have to do some things now, otherwise such works could damage the painted model. First the landing light. The transparencies in the kit are quite nice and fit perfectly into the leading edge. They are too much clear, so it is necessary to put something inside. Closed the rear part of the lamp with a piece of polystyrene. Made 2 little bulbs with stretched clear polystyrene. Stil
  10. Ray, that Herc looks really great. Love those walk ways and your recovery on them. You know there is a legend about how was discovered that "Future" was a good stuff for models: apparently a not closed bottle spilled down from a shelf in a garage on a painted model... Great finish. A lesson for detail hunting. Euge
  11. Hi, everybody. I've got some progress to report on the Caribou. Also the kinematic of the main gear doors is really complicated. In fact, the leg acts on some leverages that move the doors and make them close. It took long to understand from the photos and the manual how it actually works, but at the end I did. Doing something that looks like the real thing requires to work on the model sitting upside down on the jig. I had to do it now, absolutely before the painting stage. There are not great details, but quite visible on the finished model. So, you can see the doo
  12. Perfect said, Dutch. That matches with my knowledge. On the modeling side, I'd say that is always easier shortening than stretching, so if you like the Authentic Airliners engines, you'll face an easy task. Bye Euge
  13. Dutch, Actually the inboard long pylons feature is typical of the 707 and it could be that Kurt has a single mould for both models. An other point is that the Kurt's long (wrong) pylons of the TF33 are for the outer engines, as you can see in your second pic, where there are also the TC humps. Bye Euge
  14. Hallo everyone. Sometimes come up questions in the forum regarding finishing and painting problems and I was use to wait for a post by Triarius (ARC member), a very expert in the filed of chemicals and a very kind person. I sent him a PM but no answer. Has anyone news of him? Best regards Euge
  15. Hallo everybody. Thank you for your words, mates. Interesting, but I don't understand how a Caribou can inspire a C-119, beside to be both transport aircraft. A friend of mine asked me to prepare a sort of sample for the mechanical part of a testing instrument. Back to industry modeling after decades. Therefore I have to clear the bench and temporally stop the Caribou project. As last update of the year, I post a pair of pics of the painted gear legs in test fit. Thanks for watching Euge
  16. Hi, gents. In the last days there have been on the forums several conversations regarding new kits, specially regarding aircraft, in particular civil aircraft and in 1/72nd scale. Now I don't want to enter in detail of the news and the comments, but just want to share my thoughts about accuracy and the way to get there. "Short run” producer do make this kind of kits, since they require a minor investment to generate the molds and don't need zillion of sells to reach the break even. My asking now is: why some of these producer don't care about accuracy in a modeling w
  17. Jenshb, I agree with you. The Airways VC-10 has its issues, but you may consider how much you paid for, comparing with the Mach2 cost. When you start a challenge with a vac kit, you exactly know what you are facing and you hope not to find the same problems with an hi priced injection kit. Just my 2 cent. Eugenio
  18. Hi guys. I have already spent too much money for the Mach2 Viscount and the Caravelle. Trust me I think I'll have more fun to scratchbuild those airliners than try the Mach2 way. Perhaps at half the price I would by one, but at 100 US$ is a nonsense. Who has the Airways Vac is a lucky guy. Sure they use CAD? Cheers Euge
  19. Here I am with an update regarding the landing gears. I totally rebuilt the legs, because in the kit they were very simplified and not so much realistic. Metal paper clips, styrene tubes, some putty. A dry fit into the nacelles to check the high on both sides and that the model is aligned Here the almost complete legs And here more finished waiting for the paint to dry before some tubing. Hope you like, if you can see the pics. Regards Euge
  20. Hi guys. I have a new hosting site for the images. I have updated the posts from September on. I hope that they are visible now. Next week end, if all works, I'll post new progress. Thanks for your patience. Euge
  21. Hi, Ray. Cleared all what was clearable, tried yesterday at home and now at the job, with Avast Secure Browser, Chrome and even Internet Explorer with no result. The region issue is the most likely reason, but it is fun to search the web for HTTP ERROR 418. Thanks. Euge P.S. Now I'm stopping auto hijacking my thread and boring you with this problems until they will be solved.
  22. Thank you for your feedback, sirs. By the way, Ray, what happens to ACAM forum? When I try to visit it, I get HTTP ERROR 418 - The page is not working. Regards Euge
  23. Good afternoon. Please excuse me, but I have a problem with "village photos" image hosting. Many people can't see the images published after September the 1st or so. Now I have tried to upload a pic on another domain (of a local modeling club). I ask you for a feed back: here below you should see a red and yellow Auster. Can you confirm please if it is so? TIA Euge Test pic
  24. Hi, guys. After some preparing jobs, the "animal" is primed. First underside, than on top. This process, of course, revealed some tinny gaps, some of them due to the little accident occurred and some to my mistakes. None is visible in the pics, but they are there ad I will take care of the next week. I'm anxious to unmask, but perhaps is too soon, even I'd avoid to leave the tape for too long. Will see. Thanks for following. Regards Euge
  25. Hi, guys, thank you for your kind comments. I know I am late in responding, but first I've been on vacation for a week on the Adriatic sea and than had some modeling problems. Well not really a problem, but a mistake. I totally forgot that the proptotype had no de-icing boots on the leading edge as the series aircraft have. For that, Hobbycraft provided some finely engraved lines to help the modeler masking and painting black. This fact delayed the priming stage. So I had to protect the surrounding area, lay down Tamiya white putty,
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