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Everything posted by bashace

  1. I don't think I've ever used the decals that come in Tamiya kits, never cared for their marking choices in the box, always went AM.
  2. Looking good, love the Eduard Mig-21's!
  3. I have Phantoms from Eduard (Academy), Academy, Hasegawa, and ZM. Have "B" models already on the shelf, not going to add another just because it's Tamiya. They all build into decent looking Phantoms, some are a little more or less work than others, but still great kits.
  4. I agree, just like trying to build a Tamiya 1/32 F-4E with unwanted battle damage repairs on it!
  5. Believe it or not, the original kit canopy upon first opening was cracked into two pieces, requested a replacement from Classic Airframes that arrived broken with the broke off piece missing. I know it's a longshot, but if there's one out there, I would like to buy it from you.
  6. I'm pretty sure this plane will be landing itself, if there is a pilot on board, he's just along for the ride. Besides, if it doesn't have the "Look-through" technology like the F-35 I would be shocked.
  7. Nice work! I remember seeing these operating in camo without markings.
  8. Gwen, you are not supposed to use a "thinner" in the paint jar, the Mr Color Replenishing Agent is not a "thinner", it is basically the carrier that evaporates from the paint, specifically formulated for their Mr Color paint line.
  9. I have a rack full of Mr Color paint, some are easily 10 or so years old. I keep a bottle of Mr Color Replenishing Agent on hand, this restores the thickened paint back to its former glory.
  10. I have some that I've been "working" on for 10 years.
  11. I built this kit a few years ago and bashed it into an Italian version. Biggest issue was the speed brakes do not like to be in the closed position, required a lot of fitting and cleanup, other than that, I was happy with the final results. During final stages...
  12. Never worked on airframes, only A-10 engines, but to me the apex fastener looks like a Philips, I'm sure there must be some aviation use difference between them.
  13. I paid $700 to FedEx a kit and a handful of supplies to Iraq, because if I didn't get my hands into a kit, I was going to lose it! I rarely finish a model, but I am dedicated!
  14. I pretty much have most F-15's in 1/48 and 1/32 scales, I will pull out my Monogram F-15 and have a good look at it against my references, I know it has been mentioned numerous times that the Monogram kit has the most accurate shape of all the kits, that's why it's in my stash.
  15. Comparing the canopy detail in the GWH kit to the Modern Eagle Guide, the detail should be flush fitting Philips head screws, which they look like they are. The rivet detail on top of wings is way overdone, they are pretty much invisible on the full scale aircraft, with one exception, the F-15E due to it's dark color, can show some flush rivet detail if work was done after it was painted, the rivet heads are unpainted, but still flush with skin surface.
  16. This site has some decent panel line details: Чертежи (airwar.ru) Due to the flush riveting on most of the airframe, the only prominent "rivet" type detail one might see at 1/48 scale would be the Dzus Fasteners on the removable panels.
  17. Fantastic build, the pilots really look the part!
  18. If you can find this Lifecolor paint set, it brushes well and has many shades of black including an interior black... Shades of Black Rubber Colors Acrylic Set 6 22 ml Lifecolor Hobby Paint CS27
  19. I've ordered numerous sheets from them in the past, they have always delivered, despite the lack of shipping confirmations.
  20. Isn't this how it's done? I've been misinformed!😁
  21. You are correct, this was only for discussion sake from previously mentioned issues.
  22. I'm currently working in the engine/intake assembly now on a Block 52+, to be honest, the ejector pin marks on the engine face are a little annoying when you're looking at the part before assembly. The intake trunking itself wasn't too difficult to deal with, once you install that engine face way in the back of that contorted intake, you are going to have to work really hard to make out any specific details on it.
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