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  1. Yeah, I have been practicing on the 1/32 F/A-18 painting top first, by holding underneath then placing on Tamiya round turntable and placing a large plastic storage bin upside down on top of it. That is probably how I will do the F-15E. I can't wait to paint the B-1B Beast. lol
  2. Thanks! Yes it is.
  3. Hello all I have been working on several models and most are primed and ready for paint. I had a 1/32 Hornet I have been practicing on. Airbrushing cockpits, wheel wells and such are easy but airbrushing a big kit has me a little intimidated. I have been working on them for about 10 years or so and just got a Paasche 30-16 spray booth ducted outside and it's time to paint. First one is a 1/32 Tamiya F-15E. I'm using mission Models paint and a mix of 3 airbrushes. Iwata HP-CS a brand new Iwata HP-CR and a new Grex TrItium TG. Any tips on holding and maneuvering? Trying to paint the whole thing at once, does not really allow for a good place to sit and dry. On other planes, you can't paint underside a lighter color first then flip over after it dried and do the top. Any help would be appreciated. I did practice adding some white to the FS36118 color. Most of the F-15E's I have seen aren't that dark. I will do some shading of panels and weathering. I pre-shaded this F-15E, but I won't for the others. Following planes already primed with Tamiya fine white and ready for paint: 1/32 Tamiya F-14B converted, scribed and riveted. It's the 1st 1 I started 11 yrs ago. She looks so good that I didn't want to put a crappy paint job on it. 1/32 Tamiya F-14D converted, scribed and riveted. Much easier the 2nd time. 1/32 F-14D Trumpeter (Have another one still in the box with Zactomodels intakes and all the Aires goodies) Zactoman rocks! 1/32 F-4E Tamiya 1/48 B-ONE B - Barracuda resin installed, photo etch and lots of rivets. It's a BEAST! Sorry for the rambling. Just getting excited to see what they look like with paint.
  4. Hello all, has anyone tried cutting the pieces for the 1/32 CBU-105 and GBU-12 items yet? I have a small aluminum miter box and a razor saw from UMM and another saw with 54 tpi. The razor saw from UMM is awesome, but the resin part is thicker than the saw blade. When I glue them together they are not as flush as I would like them to be. Already tried sanding flat. The detail on these items are amazing. It will be very difficult to use filler in these tight areas, but that may be my only option. The 1/32 GBU-24 I have turned out pretty well. I only started a few, but before I start the others I wanted to see if there were any better methods. Thanks, Mark
  5. Spray Booth and types of paint

  6. Spray Booth and types of paint

    Thanks! I work at an engineering firm and going to run it past my mechanical engineers! lol
  7. I have seen many discussions hear about spray booths and certain paints that can be used. I just purchased the Paasche HSSB 30-16 and I had known it was for acrylics only. I still need to duct outside. To get into their explosion proof booth it would have been over a $1,000.00 plus needed hardwired. So how is everybody spraying alclad's, enamels and such? Everybody can't afford an explosion proof spray booth. Just curious. I just bought some Mission Models paints and like them so I will use for the most part. I will still use testor's enamels, alclad and AK Xtreme metals when I have too. Thanks, Mark
  8. 1/48 B-1B WARE Canopy masks

    Has anyone used the canopy masks from WARE yet? I am about to primer this beast this weekend and going to lay down the masks tonight? I have never used anyone's canopy masks before. Thanks
  9. Great News indeed! She is a true fighter! Mark
  10. Help with intake painting

    If the intake needs to be sanded then use a small stick with different grades of sandpaper. As for paint I have went two ways. Originally, I used Floquil Reefer white thinned and sprayed through an airbrush. I stick airbrush just at edge of intake opening and I make a small circular motion with airbrush. I spray several coats. I have since moved onto spraying Tamiya Fine spray primer in WHITE. You will have to do some masking of other areas first though. Hope this helps.
  11. B-1B 1/48 warped exhausts from Barracuda resin

    Thanks Everyone. I wasn't bashing Roy or Barracuda. I just need to know how to fix the shapes. They are pretty oblong, so I will try the hot water method before I contact him again. I met Roy at the IPMSA and was great talking with him for a few minutes. The exhausts and all the other B-1B resin looks awesome though. Have a great day! Thanks, Mark
  12. Hello all! I purchased 2 complete sets of resin at the IPMSA show this year. When I received them in the mail the exhaust nozzles (featherless) were oblong. Does anyone know of a method to make them round again. I called and emailed Barracuda but never got a response. I paid a decent amount for the resin and a little disappointed. I will say that Barracuda's resin is AWESOME! Just didn't expect to have to make these items round again. Any help would be much appreciated. I am going to start my first B-1B in a couple of weeks. I am pretty excited. Need to get my (2) 1/32 Tomcats to a stopping point before I start the BIG BONE! Thanks, Mark
  13. What is the best & safe liquid masking?

    Thanks everyone. I was watching this build on youtube of a Tamiya F-15E and the gentleman had this yellow liquid he brushed over the canopy pretty cool. It's a great 6 part video. Very talented.
  14. I was wondering what the best liquid masking that is available on the market. I bought this green/blue Maskol stuff years ago and it started eating the primer on my 1/32 F-14 Converted to a B Tomcat. I'm not happy. I have to see how I am going to fix it before I paint the thing. Too many hours on it to screw it up. Thanks in advance.
  15. IPMS Nats in Columbus and Vendors

    Thanks! I'm hoping they will be casting more soon. If not, I have spent a lot of money on 2 birds in the last few days 4 nothing. It's a 4hr drive but I'm still going Sat.