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Camus272

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    St Cloud, MN
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    Modern Military Aircraft, mostly US, primarily aggressors. Additionally airshow photography.

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  1. Never had a problem, and every kit I've obtained in 20 years has been through the mail. I suppose it's possible that a box could get creased on the corners, but I've never cared about the boxes.
  2. Exactly. I've watched an F-16 change from a warm metallic bronze to a deep dark gray in a few minutes, as the clouds pass over.
  3. It's going. Post your pics in the In-progress forum.
  4. I've been using Duplicolor auto paint for my white priming. Because white is such a pain to cover as it uses so much, I was looking for a slightly cheaper alternative while still getting high quality results. It sprays very fine, and dries like other lacquer model paints. I don't use it for a full coat, but to get the base built up and then covered with another white. So far, so good, i think I'll keep using it.
  5. Got some Alclad Primer on it, and tested out AK's 36270 on the horizontal stabs. Unfortunately, the color is quite off, so I'll have to break into the Model Master stash for that.
  6. I'll jump in with another one. This time, a fully operation F-16C from the Minnesota ANG, from back when we had Block 25s here.
  7. Well, it was RPM that owned Testors, which they acquired in 1984, before they expanded their Model Master Line. They later acquired Rustoleum into the company as well. But nothing has changed for decades as far as ownership, they just apparently decided that Model Master wasn't worth keeping alive. I wished that they would have sold it to some other hobby-focused company, but given the change in opinion about enamel paints int he last decade or two, it maybe wasn't worth it.
  8. It seems down to only a few modeling posts per year. I suspect most users wanted to talk about the "off-topic"subjects rather than actual modeling.
  9. This is really disappointing. Considering other people have said they had the same problem, I'm reluctant to order there again. If I do, I will be prepared to dispute the charge right away.
  10. Thanks. Looks like I've got all those, it just #3 that Kinetic neglected to include 2 of, or address in the instructions. The antennas under the intakes seem to be only on the original version,( I hope) as I have now removed them. Also, on the insides of the vertical stabilizers, Kinetic has molded several plates. All the photos I see show smooth surfaces, so I've removed those.
  11. Sinking into this kit is learning a whole new routine. I may be a little too focused on F-16s, whether it’s Tamiya, Hasegawa, or Kinetic, I can pretty much put them together while half asleep. This is a whole new step by step process. Starting off, I thought Viper intakes were difficult, but the size and shape of these is something else. They didn’t turn out as well as I hoped, but next time I’ll take a bit more time to smooth out the interiors. As for fit, it was a struggle to keep them at just the right adjustment while drying. First note to self: Next time, contrary to instructions, I
  12. Hello all, As I try to get up to speed on Legacy Hornet advancements in the last 35 years while I build VFC-12 07 (164647), I'm trying to figure out all the added-on lumps and bumps. Does anyone know what the sensors are which are located under the cockpit windscreen and leading-edges, above the front gear door? Also, does anyone know if these are included in the Kinetic kit? I believe everything else is in the kit, but I don't see those. Thanks for any help. Edit: Looking at my copy of Uncovering the F-18, they appear to be extra RWRs. If not included, would they appear t
  13. OK, here's my first F-18 project in 35 years. I think I'll go with VFC-12's 3-tone scheme from around 2008.
  14. OK, calling this one done. A simple decal job, followed by a lot of fixing this-and-that. It could have been a little better, especially if I was more careful with masking (a good lesson), but I definitely like the way this one looks. I think this now one of my favorite Viper schemes. Photos are pretty rare, and I find it's place in the evolution interesting, as this was the first variation of the original F-16N aggressor scheme, but is somewhat similar to the current USAF splinter scheme. Now, I'm hoping to clean some stuff of the bench by tomorrow so I can look at the F-18 build, and anoth
  15. It looks like he last signed in on March 13th. I do hope the hosting remains intact long enough for us to figure out some ways of distributing administration.
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