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  1. Grey Ghost 531

    Inline fans for spray booth?

    Unless you're going to be dumping a whole ton of solvent through it the fuel/air mixture will be waaaaaay too lean to ignite. An airbrush couldn't move enough solvent through to be dangerous. Disclaimer: I am not any sort of engineer, chemical, mechanical or fire protection. Just another a-hole with an opinion.
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    Rear firing missiles

    Now, they don't need to, the AIM-9X can be targeted at a trailing aircraft, fired forward and then pull a high-G turn to reverse course and kill the target. It probably loses less energy pulling the turn than a rear-firing weapon would need to slow down, stop then speed up again in the opposite direction, which in effect it would need to do. If the target was fairly close (mile or two) the missile and target would merge while the missile probably had a very low TAS and so would be very easy to avoid. If the target were much further away, it would probably be more effective to turn the launching aircraft around and attack normally.
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    A-6B Mod 0 / VA-196 Main Battery

    I built that kit a few years ago. It's in the Gallery if you want to see it. It's a rough kit to get looking nice. Isn't it a '70s Hasegawa mold?
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    Oderless Mineral Spirits....

    Here's another late reply. I use Mr. Color Leveling Thinner for almost all of my paint reducing. It's the only thing I've found that works at all with MM flat black. Everything else seems to clot. It's also really good for thinning Alclad II Primer/Fillers and Mr. Surfacer. It works well on Tamiya acrylics too.
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    Great name for a town

    Vermont has a "Tickle Naked Pond".
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    Question about Re-scribing Panel Lines

    I second the razor saw for scribing putty. A light treatment with thin CA can help too.
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    Silly week on eBay?

    Well, I've seen people ask for more for worse. And I didn't see a claim of "pro-built" anywhere.
  8. Grey Ghost 531

    OOB RF-4B Hasegawa 1/48

    She really looks the part to me, and I worked in the hanger next door.
  9. Grey Ghost 531

    Masking over decals

    Little bits of paper over the decal image and Tamiya tape over that where the adhesive only touches non-decaled surfaces. MAYBE Tamiya tape won't pull off decals, but I don't take the risk.
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    AIM-9 question

    The carriers that had bad fires were the Oriskany, Forrestal and the Enterprise. Oriskany's fire was caused by an ordnance man accidentally igniting a flare during stowage and then chucking the burning flare into a magazine full of flares and then shutting the door. I think both the Forrestal and Enterprise fires were caused by accidental launch of a rocket on the flight deck during flight ops. The Forrestal's fire is what initiated thermal coating being applied to bombs.
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    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    I'd like to get VAW-113 off the I/O cruise of the Coral Sea in '79-'80. I paid for a sheet once but never got it.
  12. Grey Ghost 531

    Some cool Sci Fi from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    The Ghidorah diorama was good, I liked the illuminated explosions with building chunks embedded. I think the Thunderbird 2 is the DeAgostini Modelspace kit that you can get for only 24 installments of £39.99. Thanks for posting!
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    Possible piece of Zacto History?!

    Not model related but a similar story: My wife volunteers at the local library. One of the books that came in donations for the semi-annual book sale fundraiser was a kid's book, one of those "Scholastic Book Fair" books. She looked it over and inside the cover was a stick-on book plate with her niece's name on it. It was about 25 years old from 100 miles south. The next time we were down to visit she gave the book back to her niece. It was pretty funny.
  14. I put together paper kits of the Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin about 40 years ago. They was 1:200 and they were pretty damn big. My brother was an airship fan so I built them for him. I built a 747-400 in 1:200 so he'd have something for scale. Also, the old Hawk vac-formed Zep; if you built it as the Los Angeles was 1:200.
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    May releases

    Yay! Thanks.