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  1. Oh wow. You got me curious now. Wished I had known this before I went and did this. Thanks
  2. Hello modelers, I wanted to ask AB experts out there what are the advantages of each. I have used Badgers exclusively i the past, but not the Patriot. I was leaning on buying the Patriot due to the lower price. TIA Triet
  3. Interesting. Did you thin down X22? Dip straight from the bottle is quite thick.
  4. Long shot, but I am looking for the front and rear windscreens. I got the old ModelUSA kit from eBay quite a few years back, did not noticed until now. The clear parts are missing. Thanks Triet
  5. One note about ELO, they do attack the plastic a little by making it more brittle, if left it on for too long. It may attack cemented joints also. I suspect if you use it once, it should be ok. I had fuselage half joints came apart and parts chipped off at the edges. But one thing it does very well is stripping lacquer based paint, including Mr surfacer.
  6. Superb work on that base. Those circles are spot on. Thanks for sharing.
  7. That looked like a very clean cut from the demo. Thanks Dave
  8. Hi all, I was wondering if there are any tool out there to cut perfect small circles down to 6 mm diameter? I want to cut vinyl mask in sizes from 6 to 9 mm diameter. TIA Triet
  9. Not sure how bad the fog is, but if you buff it out with Tamiya polishing compound, it may restore the gloss. Triet
  10. Oh wow! This is incredible. The decals looked like they were painted on, no edges visible. The metal look is fantastic. Regards Triet
  11. Does anyone know whatever happened to the molding tools since HC closed down? I haven't seen any release of the kits for a long time. Wonder who owns it now. Hoping for a plan to re-release this kit.
  12. One thing to watch out for is which is the right Bearcat versions served in the theater. I think the -1 and -1B were (short tail) in Indochina. I don't think the -2 ever made it there. That said, someone is gonna prove me wrong. Another problem is, which marking carried the cannons or machine guns. The Acaademy/Hobbycraft kit was criticized for the tail, for which represented neither the -1B or -2. Another issue widely discussed was the nose cone shape. The wheel wells also had accuracy issues. But I think all those can be fixed with the Lonestar upgrade resins. I don't know much about th
  13. Some had letters on tail. Note the set of louvers. I never knew they were installed in Indochina.
  14. The GSB might be a little easier marking to do, just the basic alphabet letter identifier on the nose and fin flag on the tail.
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