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  1. If you mean act like you, perhaps you'd be happy to know that I use examples likes these to teach my kids how not to be. Getting back to your original question. Yes, the hobby is dying unfortunately. Agree with your astute observation that brick and mortar shops are shutting down. Kitty Hawk just went belly up. Testors paints got bought up and is discontinued. Kids are trading pokeman cards rather than baseball cards. If I were you, I'd hang it up and move onto something else.
  2. This line of thinking is so flawed I'm surprised when it comes from people with life experience. So you did everything your grandparents used to do? Why can't you see that what you're saying about the kids today, your parents and grandparents were saying the same about you. Taking yourself as the point of reference and measuring everything else relative to that is like saying the sun revolves around the earth. Just odd....
  3. Thank you Mirek, Thadeus. Much appreciated.
  4. Your humor is just like the KH kits; defies logic, common sense, and quality.
  5. I built the Academy bombcat about 10-15 years ago. It was actually not too bad. The panel lines were ok but the kit was otherwise somewhat bare detail wise. The nose looks odd. Nice selection of ordnance and I remember the decals being real nice. If I found it for $15 or less at a show or something, I would consider buying it just for the ordnance. I had the HB -A but sold it off years ago (so never built it). A lot of rivets on the wings and horizontal stabs that looked out of place. To me, the biggest issue with the HB kits that goes unnoticed is the MLG. They are too tall. That
  6. Thank you! Still a few things that need to be improved, but overall I'm glad I now have this Stinger sitting in my display cabinet.
  7. Thank you. For the blue bombs, I used a 1:1 mix of Tamiya XF-2 (white) and XF-8 (blue), maybe a little heavier on the white side. For both bombs, after the main blue, I did a little bit of post shading with the airbrush using slightly lighter and darker tones of the main base color. Then, for the -31, I did a little bit of sponge chipping with green. For the -12, after the main color and shading, I did a little bit of oil weathering using dots of white and brown at the top, and pulling them down with a mostly dry brush.
  8. Hello, I am looking for this decal set: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/model-alliance-ma-48174-tornado-at-war--270471 I am only interested in the Saudi markings, so a partial set that has all the Saudi pieces would be fine. Thank you for looking.
  9. Thank you both, much appreciated!
  10. Just wrapped up this build. Thanks for following along. Final pics: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/318512-148-hasegawa-f-18c-vfa-113/
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