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About crackerjazz

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  1. Hi Manfred, it looks like below. I'm sure you'll find the equivalent at your local hardware's ducting section. You'll have to cut it into 1mm strips using a straight edge and a brand new blade so the edges don't shear. https://www.uline.ca/Product/Detail/S-18880/3M-Single-Coated-Tapes/3M-3311-Aluminum-Foil-Tape-2-x-50-yds?pricode=YD055&gadtype=pla&id=S-18880&gclid=CjwKCAiAy4bTBRAvEiwAFtatHPxvzkHKlvuP2ZHW2mt6MDVJOVaXUhuwJlbCTzdeZR3QOlew-OjfxhoCuL0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Let me do some modifications on the wall thickness of the model -- I got a reject message from Shapeways due to the walls being too thin. I should be able to upload the updated model soon.
  2. You'll have to cut up some bare metal foil. It's self-adhesive. I also have some foil insulation tape from the hardware store's hvac aisle. It's pretty thin. I'll be using it on the LM-5 coffin.
  3. Hi Manfred, I thought so too. 24 grooves should be enough. You'll definitely go cross-eyed with 48. The depth and width are both 0.13mm. I could make them 0.1mm but I'm not sure if they would disappear in the 3D print. You wanna give 0.1mm a try? Then maybe if the lines become too faint to see you can just pencil the guidelines in.
  4. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Thanks for the kind words, Joel! Doing the inner frame: I wanted to have a go at the alarm indicators
  5. 1/48 LM Cutaway

    Wow, Pascal, your model can make anyone weep. Please do post a thread about it -- It's so beautiful!!!
  6. 1/48 LM Cutaway

    Beautiful job, Pete!!! It's really good to see you working on your models again. Hi Pascal, please post some photos of your 1/24 -- would love to see it.
  7. Hi Manfred, do you mean a hint of the original grooves? Or a hint of the 1mm strips themselves. The plate is 1.2mm thick.
  8. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Absolutely stunning, Thommo!
  9. Wow, that is a great photo, Hotdog! Hi Manfred, you know what I think? Silver foil insulation would best be replicated using bare metal foil. 3D printing and painting the strips just wouldn't do them justice.
  10. Wow,Joel, congratulations on another fine build! Someday I want to be able to build that fast.
  11. 1/48 Revell Lunar Module without Foil

    Awesome, thanks, Pete! Did they come with tips bent already, or did you do that yourself? My only bent files are the ones I used for opening Humbrol lids after failing to find a flat-head screwdriver (why do crossheads always turn up whenever it's flatheads you're looking for).
  12. A-6E Intruder

    Love watching your updates, Aigore - very inspiring!
  13. 1/48 Revell Lunar Module without Foil

    Very impressive, Pete! :) You're kicking off the year with a blast! Mind if i ask what kind of file that is -- the one with the bent tip?
  14. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Hi Ikon, thanks! Thanks, A10-Loader -- I tried hand-brushing but couldn't get the white to cover properly : ( I find Tamiya white primer provides great coverage, a nice hard shell and a subtle sheen that looks really good. The kit's control stick looked bare and didn't have the top part where the switches are -- reshaped it with putty and some tiny bits of styrene.