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  1. Do you have an intake set for Hase 1/48 F-18C? I am shopping for one and am aware of xmolds but open to other options.
  2. I bought a new bottle about 3 weeks ago from Walmart. It is now called "Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss." What is seen here is exactly what I found at Walmart: https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/19256-future-re-branded-again/
  3. Thanks a lot all. The paint and weathering (which, more will be done) is admittedly not that realistic. But at the rate I build nowadays, I just can't bring myself to building a clean jet, hence all these artistic deviations. More pictures:
  4. Thank you all very much. I am really enjoying this build. Decals are on. Future for gloss, Windex as a flash coat, vinegar for setting the decals, and Microsol for blending. Still need to cut through the panel lines and rivets to pop those back out. Also, still need to do the yellow strips on the sides of the antiglare.
  5. Thank you. However, mine was more of a question, as I am unsure if my assertion is correct or not. Since we have moved over to a new page, let me paste my question below in hopes that somebody can confirm or correct what I think: So to all the experts, is the following correct?
  6. This question may have been discussed above and elsewhere, but wanted to confirm to be sure. Tamiya F-14A sprues: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/kit_tam_61114.shtml Tamiya F-14D sprues: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/kit_tam_61118.shtml True or False: You can make a late F-14A from 1/48 Tamiya F-14D with the following: - Get “Sprue K” from the A kit (engine cans and nozzles): https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/pages/tam_61114_parts4.shtml - Get aftermarket GRU-7(A) seats - Get ECM blisters under the glove vanes (Steel beach) - Get TCS chin pod (Quickboost) Everything else for a late A (boat tail ECM, NACA vents, tail L-braces, late wheels, BOL rails, antennas on the spine, cockpit panels) is already included in the D boxing. If this is wrong, what is the best way for a late A (aside from the Steel beach conversion set, I think)? Thank you.
  7. Thank you Rodney. Yes. Wife’s old set. Unlike others I tried, this one doesn’t have those shiny particles/flakes mixed in, which is good.
  8. Thank you. I know what you mean with MM Acryl. I tried many thinners. The only thing that worked is their own thinner: https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Paint_and_Construction/TES00050496/product.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsZq5vLfG5AIVCVYMCh2ypgroEAQYAyABEgKi1vD_BwE I couldn't get any other thinner to work properly at all. I bought this bottle as a challenge to myself (painted my A-4F mostly with that), trying to get good performance out of a seemingly not so great paint brand. For spraying, just using my Iwata airbrushes. I tend to dilute this paint a little less than I would do with other brands (seems too runny otherwise).
  9. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. More work...
  10. Looks great. The rbf tags and the seeker covers add a lot to the presentation. I need to look into those too.
  11. Thank you very much all! In hindsight, i wish i was much more aggressive and creative with weathering. After taking too long with rescribing and assembly, i always get ultra skittish with the fear of screwing things up. I’ve got to get over that fear. I envy those who do. Hope to try a few things with my Tamiya Tomcat.
  12. Gets better and better with each update!
  13. Thank you. Still quite a bit of airbrush work is ahead of me. I am studying reference pictures of VF-142 as well as other gull gray Tomcats. Trying to decide what to do with the airbrush vs with oils.
  14. Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
  15. Thank you! More post-shading...
  16. Thank you all. This stage is where i have most fun! CJ: you’re right, the base is pure h315, later post-shaded with a little white adde to the gray. The darker post-shade layer is not on yet. The effect currently is too subtle. After a gloss coat and oil rendering layers, it would be pretty much all lost. So i think more contrast is necessary now with the darker shade. Will be out for a week for work, so hopefully will back with more updates then!
  17. The three 1/32 Turkish Phantoms look awesome!
  18. Another small update. Nearing the more exciting parts of the build.
  19. To replicate that wear, i’d look into a crackle medium (like Vallejo’s) carefully applied according to the pattern.
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