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  1. You can either spray the entire interior, then mask off the sides with strips of Tamiya masking tape going longitudinally toward the fan, then spray the fan. You can also measure the diameter of the fan and cut out a circular mask for it. Then spray the fan first, mask it, and spray the rest of the interior. Easy peasy.
  2. It won't be that bad. There are two ways to do it. Both are equally fairly easy.
  3. AK Xtreme Metal will survive the masking tape test just fine (starting at 22:15): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1eF4-c3bvE
  4. Does it survive the masking tape test? In other words, if masking tape is pressed hard onto it and quickly pulled up after a couple of hours, does the tape lift up the paint pigments also?
  5. Is the tail boom at the correct scale length?
  6. On the other hand, it might be lightly harder to clean dried paint off its exterior surface since paint sticks better to a matte finish.
  7. I think this one is just like the regular Eclipse HP-CS except for the external color. It's a great airbrush. Can't go wrong with it.
  8. Mr. Color is lacquer. That's why it can't be shipped by air. Most hobby shops will label it as a lacquer. Mr. Hobby Aqueous and Tamiya are synthetic acrylics.
  9. Any lacquer paint that's not already pre-thinned for direct airbrush use, such as Mr. Color, AK Real Colors, and Hataka Orange Line, will require around 50:50 paint to lacquer thinner ratio for proper spraying. Depending on the color, sometimes a little more thinner is needed. For example, 5 drops of paint to 6 drops of thinner.
  10. You can contact G-Factor and ask them to make landing gear for this particular model. How about modifying the Hasegawa or Revell version to fit this kit?
  11. Found the thread on SAC metal gear bending: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/311772-scale-aircraft-conversion-metal-gears-thoughts/&tab=comments#comment-2992303
  12. Some observations and feedback on SAC landing gear: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/307594-upwind-new-metal-landing-gear-sets/
  13. There was also a thread on SAC gear bending and collapsing, but I can't seem to find it. Most SAC sets are just duplicates of the kit parts without any additional details. If you want strong landing gear, get the brass version by G-Factor if it's available.
  14. I hope you didn't get the SAC white metal landing gear because those are soft and will bend easily under the weight of the complete aircraft.
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