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  1. I ordered a couple sets of Foxbot decals a month or so ago on eBay. I figured if they shipped great, and if not it was a donation. They now show as shipped, so maybe they will show up, but if not I’m fine with that too.
  2. This one was finished, I just forgot to put pictures up. The canopy ended up being a problem, if I can find a replacement I'll end up taking it off and redoing it.
  3. The zinc chromate is multilayered chipping. I painted the aluminum applied hairspray then the zinc chromate and more hairspray then the top coat. Then with water and a stiff paint brush removed paint to show the chromate and aluminum.
  4. My current project is the Great Wall 1/48 Su-27UB using the Quinta Studio 3D cockpit and Galaxy Model masks for a Ukrainian aircraft. The Quinta set is wonderful and adds to an already fantastic kit.
  5. Progress on the P-40, all the markings are on with the only decal being the nose art. Exhaust stain with oil paints and a little more done. I hope to get it on its wheels tomorrow.
  6. My progress on a Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E. It's for an OOB group build with the exception of seatbelts. I opted to spray the roundels and I'll also mask and spray a few of the markings. I did some multi-layer hairspray chipping, I should have waited longer for the MRP to be harder to chip. It's a nice kit, the interior is pretty good, since they did multiple versions of the P-40 there are some modular parts that lead to some seams where there shouldn't be seams, notably where the tail attaches and the rear canopy. They weren't too bad but took some work to get blended in to my sa
  7. It's supposed to be out next month, I have one pre-ordered and I'm really looking forward to it. The question is where to put it.
  8. ICM's new stuff is really nice, some of their early kits were challenging and overengineered. Some were clones of other companies, like their P-51 series. Their new B-26 is really nice, and their Bronco will likely be as well. In my opinion they are one of the better kit makers now, they are up their with Eduard in quality. I am definitely getting the Bronco, and probably their monster 1/35 CH-54 when it comes out.
  9. I use MRP and I try to think several builds ahead to make sure i have what I need on hand since it can be hard to get at times. Shipping costs aren't really a factor for me since the US retailers that have it have charge flat rates. I've been using it for about 4 years and have accumulated enough that now it's usually just restocking, and trying to avoid buying more than I need so I avoid events like realizing I have three bottles of insignia red for some reason.
  10. The website crashed, and is in the process of being recovered. It is not out of business.
  11. My list in no particular order 1/48 B-25J 1/35 and/or 1-48 Waco CG-4a 1/48 Merlin engine P-40s 1/48 OV-10 1/35 AH-64 1/48 Su-7 1/48 B-26
  12. It's a good idea. I have not done that, but I am trying to do the ordnance well ahead of the end of a build so I may be able to avoid the tendency to rush through it. It is helpful, like on the Tamiya F-14 I'm building now each Phoenix missile has 25 decals so just doing those a few decals at a time made it less tedious.
  13. Well that's an unfortunate reward for Montgomery. There have been rumors of Maxwell being shutdown due to how bad the local schools are, so putting new capability there doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
  14. There are quite a few overdue. The ones on the top of my list 1/48 Su-25 1/48 B-25H and J (the early Mitchells could be better than the AM kit) 1/48 A-20 1/48 B-26 1/48 B-24 1/48 P-40F/L The top of my list is one that hasn't been done in plastic and that's a 1/35 or 1/48 Waco CG-4a glider
  15. With the internet market we can get any paint, including Model Masters and it was still more readily available in store than most other brands. Testors was available, but once we could easily get better products we did. People will pay for quality products, look at the following MRP has, and it is only available from a couple places. So I think Testors declined because they offered an inferior product in a market with many better options.
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