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About crackerjazz

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  1. Looking forward to your results. Hopefully there aren't any hungry silverfish in your basement.
  2. Cool job on those intakes!!
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    A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Thanks Steve! The last batch of Eduard Snakeyes I ordered have arrived. I've had trouble cutting these properly and gluing them together straight. So I thought maybe if I put one on the drill I could just take a razor saw to it while it spins, the cut might come out more square --- and it worked a treat! First I cut the aft part off the block This portion is what I have trouble cutting square. I spin it and cut. No sawing motion required -- just liight pressure from the razor saw. I do the same to the front part. And they end up nice and sqare with little to no cleanup required. And they align perfectly straight -- no more eyeballing : ) Just be careful with the suspension lugs if you want them intact. Align them to the spaces of the chuck if you don''t want them broken. I broke a couple but I don't really need them.
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    A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Thanks Steve! Some hull painting...I tried doing the two-tone scheme freehand but was getting lots of splatter. Had to cover the white. Had to sacrifice one of the canopies -- albeit the wider one (which I had to string a wire though and tighten) because I couldn't find a way to cover the cockpit well. Started panel-lining as well. Did the lines as fine, light and irregular as I could to prevent toy-ifying the model which I notice with heavy and dark panel lines.
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    1/48th Revell-Monogram A-6E TRAM Intruder

    Whenever I click on one i get "the person moved or deleted this image." You might have moved it to a different Photobucket album and the link changed?
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    My (not) Group Build Apollo build

    Oh,wow, that's akin to landing on the moon!! Looking forward to seeing it built!
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    My (not) Group Build Apollo build

    Following along! A docked CSM/LM would make an impressive model! And a huge one even at 1/48, especially with the legs deployed. I thought you downloaded Vincent's STL files somewhere, then I remembered the blueprints : )
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    AN-M66 bomb with conical tail

    Wow that's a great technique! Yes it's clear to me now, thanks! : )
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    AN-M66 bomb with conical tail

    That's awesome scratchbuilding, Rob. What are the pressed fins made of, and how exactly do you press them onto the buck (and how do you build this)? I couldn't quite get the process for the fin-making part -- can you elaborate a little please? Thanks!
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    A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Some progress on the Intruder MERs. Scratched the bolts for the pylon swaybraces and made a rear swaybrace lug to adapt it to the Corsair's. Scratched some parts of the suspension lugs. They're not really visible : ( but at least the MERs now hang from the pylons with the right spacing/clearance and not just glued flush onto edge of the pylon. Shaved off the moulded-on firing leads and replaced them with wire. I should've done all these before the decals --- damaged some of them due to the rework.
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    Lacquer based paint supplies in Canada?

    Hi Jon, where are you located? I get my Mr Color from Panda Hobby in Markham and Meeple Mart on Spadina Ave in downtown Toronto.
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    1/24 GEMINI 9A part 2

    Amazing stuff, Pete! You'll be all done before the GB starts : ) By the way, how did you get the decals to stick well onto the non-glossy surface without silvering?
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    1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C VMFA-323 Death Rattlers

    Wow that's really beautiful work!!!
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    F-14A VF-32, Bicentenial, 1/48 Tamiya

    Excellent job!!!