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  1. GreatModels is back as KITLINX

    The membership doesn't seem all that worthwhile. Scalemates has links to reviews and also links AM products to the kits they are designed for. The 5% discount might be worthwhile if you order more that $400 per year from them.
  2. Attack Squadron etc. SHUTTING down

    I bet there were many others that did the same. A few of the items I wanted were out of stock when I put in my order. Not too many, thankfully.
  3. Attack Squadron etc. SHUTTING down

    I managed to put in a last-minute order on Sunday thanks to this thread. Stocked up on a few items I had been eyeing but hadn't pulled the trigger on. Thanks for the heads up!
  4. Is Mission Models paint going OOP?

    I got a reply from Mission Models: That's good news. I'll give some of the colors a try once the new ones are available.
  5. I saw an announcement from Mission Models back in April stating that they were going to be broadening the range to include a lot of useful paints, but since then I have heard nothing. Instead, the Web site now shows several colors as "sold out" and there is no hint that new ones are coming. Is the expansion of the range still going to happen? Is MM postponing it? Or are they winding it down? The "sold out" part is what triggers my concern that the paint line may go away. I was thinking of trying the paint, as it has gotten very good reviews, but I'm not willing to invest the money and time required to learn it if the brand will cease to exist. Anyone know?
  6. Spray gun

    I'd go for the RG3 or the G5--better to have a dedicated instrument that does one thing really well instead of a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. I also was tempted by a fan-pattern cap for my Grex Tritium, but spray guns with a fan pattern produce a lot less overspray than airbrushes using a fan cap. That's what sold me.
  7. Spray gun

    Not to further muddy the waters, but consider the Iwata LPH-50 if you have a compressor with sufficient CFM to run it. I've got the 0.6mm model and love it. I spray 1/35 armor and 1/72 planes. It's a bit of overkill for the smaller planes in 1/72, but perfect for 1/35 armor and larger 1/72 models.
  8. Long-term behavior of unsealed decals?

    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?
  9. Great--I'll be waiting for the email!
  10. 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.
  11. I'd like to buy a sheet (and a couple of others, but see that the purchasing link is still deactivated. Thanks!
  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Trouble With Aires Resin

    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.
  15. Base coat for alclad

    Tamiya, Model Master, and Krylon should all work just fine. Other may, too.
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