Lucas C.

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  1. Nate--I've done that on one model (left the decals unsealed) because it was NMF, but I'm not sure it will last for more than a few years. A lot depends on the quality of the decals. I'm not worried about fading--chances are they won't fade unless exposed to direct sunlight every day, for the whole day, for months or years. I think your approach makes sense in theory, but you might want to think of ways of strengthening the decal's glue--maybe put a tiny drop of diluted white glue under each one?
  2. Great--I'll be waiting for the email!
  3. That's great news! I've got my eye on that one and a couple of other sheets, so I'll definitely be putting in an order for a sheet.
  4. I'd like to buy a sheet (and a couple of others, but see that the purchasing link is still deactivated. Thanks!
  5. Lucas, I found you after an extensive internet search.  I am interested in these decals & mask from you 2014 sale list, if still available.  R/ Dutch

     

    Eduard XS063, B-17 F/G mask, for Academy kit (says Fujimi on the label, but the Eduard site says these are for the Academy kit), new, sealed, $3 (two available)

    ScaleMaster SM-17, 1/72 & 1/144 Low Visibility USAF Tactical Insignia/Rescue Markings, new, sealed, $7.50

    1. Lucas C.

      Lucas C.

      Dutch--sorry, but I've moved and put most of my collection in long-term storage until I return in 3 years or so.  I think both are still available, but I don't remember for sure.  If you're still looking for them in 3 years, let me know and I'll check my stash.

       

      Regards,

      Lucas

    2. Dutch

      Dutch

      Roger!  Thanks for the notice.  I will keep looking and if I don't find anything, I will ask again. R/ Dutch

  6. Lucas, I found you after an extensive internet search.  I am interested in these decals & mask from you 2014 sale list, if still available.  R/ Dutch

     

    Eduard XS063, B-17 F/G mask, for Academy kit (says Fujimi on the label, but the Eduard site says these are for the Academy kit), new, sealed, $3 (two available)

    ScaleMaster SM-17, 1/72 & 1/144 Low Visibility USAF Tactical Insignia/Rescue Markings, new, sealed, $7.50

  7. You also need to grind material off of the top of the resin well (on the surface that touches the bottom of the cockpit tub). In addition, grind material off of the bottom of the cockpit tub. In some cases with Aires parts you need to shave nearly all of the material off of both parts to get a decent fit. Do it slowly and check your work against a light source. When you can see the light very easily through the part, you're getting close to sanding right through.
  8. Tamiya, Model Master, and Krylon should all work just fine. Other may, too.
  9. Steve--Thanks! That's an interesting idea--I'll talk to my agent to see if they will accept a letter from Rareplanes (or someone similar) in lieu of an appraiser's report.
  10. I've got my stash saved in Scalemates, so I can download it into an Excel spreadsheet. I have input the prices I paid for some of the items, but not all. I just took a look and it seems I've got about 1,500 items total (kits and AM).
  11. I've been told by my insurance company that I need to get my stash professionally appraised so it can be covered by my homeowner's policy. I'm not sure where to begin on this, however. Do I need to hire an appraiser who knows about models, or would any appraiser do? If I need a specialist, does anyone here know where/how I could find an appraiser who knows about scale models? For the appraisal, do I need an inventory of my stash, or will the appraiser make one? Should I include my built models? About how much should I expect to pay (I'm in northern Virginia, if that helps)? I f anyone has gone through this process before, I would really appreciate hearing how it went. My stash is fairly large (north of 300 kits and 1,000 AM items), so I imagine this will be a big undertaking.
  12. I'm yet another California Air Tools customer. I have the same one Triarius and Galileo have. The one thing I wish it had is a larger tank, but it is otherwise great.