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  1. CJ, If you would, just get it to where it will print the diameter it can handle and I’ll do the rest. Thanks, Tracy
  2. I had to strip off all the decals to a project I did a while back because the adhesive had turned amber. Bad because the model was gloss white! (1/24 scale Peterbilt Wrecker). As I removed each decal and got them off the backing paper, I had to rub off the adhesive with my fingers and a soft paint brush until the carrier film showed clear. To get the decals to stick to the model, I used Elmers glue thinned with water to a consistency of super skim milk. The model is over 20 years old now, and the decals are still on and look pristine. Placed at IPMS Nationals in Orlando to I might add. I'm betting the tough time you had getting the decals off the paper was just that - the decals only. The adhesive never left the paper. Try the white glue solution, and use a setting solution if you feel you need it. Tracy
  3. Beautiful work CJ. As a retired Navy flyer and Aviation historical enthusiasts, you are staying true the era you’re modeling. The scheme of the jets and the bombs having a single stripe with no thermal coating. Nice nice nice! Tracy
  4. https://garagekitsuscolors.com/products/categories/trek-colors.html
  5. Getting back to planning on the large NX Excelsior project. It’s sat long enough. I was originally thinking about lighting the top of the warp nacelles, but have had a change of heart. I plan to finish clean up on one of the war nacelles grills stacks for molding, then pour out a couple of clear cast grills. I’ll be getting in touch with Bob “Aptivaboy” to collaborate with me on a main deflector dish, and possibly a couple other small details.
  6. I don’t know if you bought the JFK before the Kitty Hawk kit came out or not. FYI the America, Constellation, and the Kitty Hawk were all the same class (Kitty Hawk class). The JFK was a stand alone class. It was originally going to be a Nuc, but congress cut funding on the hull and made it conventional. Too bad you didn’t get the Kitty Hawk kit. It would have saved ya a lot of work. 😉 Tracy
  7. Yes... those would be the sections I would replace with brass or aluminum rod. You may not have to make a full recess. Just give me a center point divot or cone in those surfaces to start the drilling myself. Tracy
  8. Another option is to not print those at all. Make 1mm dia. recesses in the upper and lower fittings and I’ll add brass tubes. All I need to know is the length of the exposed brass. Tracy
  9. I have this set, but I have a Hasegawa kit on the side for it. I thought about using a Tamiya kit. Looks like it working out fine with it so far. Looking forward to more. Tracy
  10. With regards to the diameter problem... If I understand how Shapeways does things, they have printers contracted out for them. Submit a file to one will get a unprintable response then another says, “no problem”. Maybe increasing that diameter in small increments may work if it can’t pass anywhere as is. Tracy
  11. Hey Manfred, Sorry for the late reply. I bought these from http://lakecountyspaceport.com/ The graphics and detail are incredible, and available in 1/144, 1/100, and 1/72 scales. I hope to get to work on my project soon. The work you've done here is inspirational. Tracy
  12. ADMINISTRATION... please pin this thread to the top. Awesome references in here. Tracy
  13. You can pop them in and out. It's up to the crewmember. Tracy
  14. Are they still in business? Website seems to be gone. Tracy
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