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  • Birthday 10/31/1969

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  1. I've competed my models at the Nationals several times and in my experience Tamiya and Hasegawa kits don't necessarily win if there is a well built model of the same subject on the table made from an inferior kit. Judges actually do consider extra effort so long as it's well executed. I imagine this is the reason why we have to write down the kit manufacturer and any aftermarket parts used including scratch built items on the entry form. If there are construction flaws on your model then your extra effort won't matter as far as I know. So if you want to earn extra points, your model has to be
  2. I built the Monogram A-10 and went to town with it. To be honest it was a lot work but the finished model was well worth it. Here is a link to my build from 4 years ago. Hope you like it? Monogram A-10
  3. They're a day late and a dollar short! That being said I'm still interested to see how it stacks up to the Kinetic kit.
  4. FWIW - I own a Super Silent 20 and have had it for 18 years. I bought it brand new and glad I took the plunge. Yes - it's expensive up front but considering the years of service I've had its a good investment for the hobby. I'm sure if I bought a cheap one to begin with I probably would have had to replace it several times by now. Another perk is it is quiet! You can work all hours of the night without disturbing your family and pets.
  5. Welcome back Bro! Good to see you here again!
  6. Mine arrived yesterday! It's a very impressive kit. It looks very accurate too. The tooling is the same quality as the GWH Mig-29. If you've seen the Mig-29 then you know what I mean. One piece missles and burner cans. Slide mold technology? Comes with a PE fret (very delicate! Reminds of White Ensign if you know anything about ship PE) and Cartagraph print decals. Color me impressed!
  7. I pre-ordered the SU-33 from LM but not the Mig-31. My guess is LM/Kinetic wants to fill distributors orders first. That being said I'll probably order the Mig-31 from the local distributor. Just my 2 cents
  8. I'm friends with the owner of Baracuda and he's a stand up guy. I suggest you contact him for replacements. Btw, he may not respond quickly at the moment since he's likely coming home from SMW 2015 in Telford this past week.
  9. HELL YEAH! It's about time! This is one subject that I've been waiting for in full plastic! I can't wait! I hope they do an SU-34 fullback in 1/48 as well.
  10. Thanks F4DPhantomII! Thanks Gene! Unfortunately no. I didn't own a camera at the time. In case you didn't know, it's the old 1/48 Monogram kit completely rescribed/riveted with the Legends cockpit and some scratch.
  11. If you have no preference between acrylics or enamels than I would suggest Testors #1110 enamel. The little square bottle. It's a very close match out of the bottle. Here is my build using the CAM sheet.
  12. Wow! I didn't realize my conversion would be a topic of debate? My conversion requires an HP-C+/CH needle (part# I-075-3). You don't need to replace the needle packing if you go this route because the needle diameter is the same as the Eclipse series and the Revolution CR model. The AR/BR models have a smaller needle diameter as RichardL pointed out. If you do decide to use the AR/BR needle (part# I-717-3) you will also need to buy the needle packing (part# I-125-7). On a side note - I spoke to Dave, the owner of Coast Airbrush, and he said that you don't even need to buy the needle packing
  13. The Paasche VL is a very reliable brush. I've had mine for over 20 yrs and it's still going strong. It sprays base coats fine and will shoot just about anything (paint, Mr. Surfacer, Future, etc) however if you're trying to do fine lines, a dual action gravity feed would be better for that type of work.
  14. The box art looks great Chris! I'm really looking forward to this kit! How much longer before it's released and how much?
  15. Awesome Mig Rodney! Makes me want to build one now.
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