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  1. Thanks so much to all for the news and suggestions. Regards Euge
  2. Hi Jelle. Thanks for your help. Well, "build" is a too great word, at the moment. I'm playing with the idea with some wood and plastic. I love this one. Looking at the photo you linked, I suspect there is a reverser, even if the description states there isn't. Everyone may be right or wrong. Still waiting for an expert. Euge
  3. I'm afraid they had, if these sources are reliable. http://yarchive.net/.../kc135_707.html http://www.airliners...ain/158452/1/#1 Thanks anyway for responding. Euge
  4. Hi to everybody. Does anyone exactly know how is arranged the exhaust section. In particular: from the pictures I know there are no visible vanes or flaps or anything else, providing thrust reversing. Perhaps is there something inside for the purpose and the gases come out from what apparently are grids, just before the 21-tube exhaust? Has anyone good drawings about? T.i.a. Euge
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    C-27 Spartan

    Oh yes! Age plays its role. It had to be this. Sorry. Euge
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    C-27 Spartan

    If memory still works, I believe it is this. Euge Sorry, you want the spray can: this other one. -- edited for this.
  7. Really??? This is the end of the world. I hope this is a wrong rumor. Many of my present and future projects are..."Alclad based" Regards Euge
  8. Hi Richard. Besides other advises, consider handbrushing Future. It might take a while to practice with a soft flat brush, but results are really as good as airbrushed. Water and soap work fine for cleaning your brush. Regards Euge
  9. Hi, Charlie. Future is useful for many purposes and I like a lot, but why cover with anything that wonderful finish? Alclad 2 is strong enough to last for years. Regards Euge
  10. Hi European modelers! I'm proud to invite you to the 18th edition of the Scale Aircraft Modeling Contest in Cremona. It will be on April, 20 – 21 2013 The contest is the only one in Italy for scale aircraft models only. More information on the nuovoCASC website. Stay tuned for further information. Besides all prizes, we are planing special awards for ARCers that will take part to the contest. Best regards Euge
  11. Hi, Billabob. I had the same problem with my scratchbuilt 4 blades propellers. Best way is to prepare a jig for proper pitch angles and alignment. Hope the pic shows what I mean. The only difference with your propeller is that you have to divide the 360° angle by five, instead four. So: first the blades on the hub and than the nose. Regards Euge
  12. As written before. I tested a cheap European equivalent of both kinds and the difference is quite visible. Chemistry and physics are the same all over the world. Regards Euge
  13. Lorenzo, I had the lucky chance to see your A-7 in person yesterday in Brescia: outstanding Euge
  14. Mike, I'm one of those people who has to say sorry for having hijacked your previous post. You know, the perspective of a new 1/72 737 is very attractive. I haven't built the Aurora 737 that I bought several years ago. I haven't built, just because I noticed all issues you have already pointed out. What I cannot understand from your post is: have you already begun making the changes or are they just planed? Anyhow, not only the length is different from -100 and -200 series: the fuselage to wing fairing is different and in some cases, (200 adv) the upper forward engines area and more and mo
  15. Thanks for responding. I was referring to all those Texan and/or SNJ that had an "apparently" aluminum fuselage and yellow wings, or partially yellow painted wings. That's because in Italy were used both aircraft from USA, Canada, and returned from leasing to South Africa. The point was to find out the correct finish for the aluminum parts. Meanwhile I solved the problem: they were all aluminum doped, at least in Italy. Thanks again. Regards Euge edit: typo
  16. No resin at all, I guess. Look deep inside. Short or long run, is really well designed, with attention to modelers' needs: the transparencies (we don't see) seem to be glued from outside, thus simplifying the build. Regards Euge
  17. Be careful, Mike: the Aurora 727 is not 1/72 scale. Probably 1/95 or so. @Jennings: everyday I wish it was already tomorrow. Regards Euge
  18. Sirs, I have a question regarding the finish of the "Texan". I'm referring to the aluminum-yellow livery: does anyone know if the aluminum was painted or left natural metal? Thanks in advance. Regards Euge
  19. If you have already paid that putty, you have done some beneficence, since it is unusable for anything. My supplier had no Tamiya White and for a matter of color I bought one. Ages to cure, not suitable to wet sanding, doesn't adhere to anything, even to Milliput. Perhaps if you make a diorama you can use for little spots of snow, but I cannot find other uses. Regards Euge
  20. That's what I've done when I was in the situation you described. I took some PVA (polyvinyl alcohol). It is a well-known release agent used in fiberglass casting. With a soft brush I put a coat of PVA on both parts to be glued. Then, I used some epoxy 5 minutes glue to join the parts. Just be careful to put the glue only on the PVA covered areas. This method allows you to separate the parts with some tap water. Also noticed that sometimes the PVA is enough to keep the parts together if you don't stress them too much. Regards Euge
  21. I belong to a small model club, mostly devoted to aircraft modeling (www.nuovocasc.it ,sorry only in Italian at the moment). We are about. 20, but actually only 10 or less make models. We meet every Friday at 9 pm and have no official limit, but around midnight we go home. Normally we discuss in general about aircraft and modeling, how to spread our hobby and how to increase the number of the members. We work a lot organizing promotional exhibition in our town and in the villages around for the cause. We also work every friday, not all at the same time, but our habitude is to check out ea
  22. That's a good idea, but since the main legs are slightly taller, I'll take the chance to correct them. Thanks anyway for the suggestion. Euge
  23. Thank you all, mates, for your kind words. The project has been sitting for some reasons. I have worked more for my modeling association than for my models. Besides, I learned once more that if a friend promises to do something for you, you have to be prepared to do it by yourselves. An auto modeler, that is really clever in brass soldering, promised me to built metal gear legs for the DC-7, since she is heavy, but in six months he did nothing. So I am making some tests to get there. Regards Euge
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