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  1. Hi Guys, At present I mainly want to make resin-type parts. I'd like to possibly even print and build scale aircraft or conversions that aren't offered as a model or are no longer available. Of course for a complete air frame I'd have to (depending on scale) possibly print it in sections and assemble them. I'm also aware this might involve a lot in getting it to work right.....I know a lot of clean up work like sanding and scribing will also be in the order as well. And another thing: I don't know if it's just bad timing or bad luck but a lot of the times I go to loo
  2. Real Mr Ed, MoFo, Thank you both very much for the replies! That was a huge help in clearing up some of the questions I had. Budget-wise I was looking to spend about $300 to $500 and what I wanted to make mainly consisted of building parts from 1/32 to 1/144 scale. Yes, there are a ton of 3D printers out there that range in price and functionality. Since I wrote this I learned about the "Creality Ender 3" printer which retails for about $180. The printing specs show this as having an area size of 220 X 220 X 250 mm and the machine size is 440 X 410 X 465 mm whic
  3. Hello, Regarding 3-D printers; would anyone happen to know if there are any out there that are best tailored to making model parts or are they all pretty much "six of one, half dozen of the other?" Thanks!
  4. Thank you crackerjazz! My apologies for taking forever to get back to you; I've been busy.
  5. Thank you MoFo!! All of those links are a good starting point!
  6. Are there any books, websites, videos, etc. out there regarding scratch-building model air frames? I have scratch built several small parts from styrene plastic sheet, tubing and Milliput over the years to dress up my models but I have never built an entire model aircraft and would like to give it a shot. Only thing that's keeping me from embarking on such an endeavor is how to shape aircraft curves. I know it can be done from styrene plastic; I just don't know where to start. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  7. Hello, Could someone please tell me if the Russian fighter jets of the 1950's and 60's were bare metal or painted over with aluminum lacquer? I'm planning to start building a 1/48 MiG-17PF in Russian markings but it just lists the skin color as "aluminum." I've seen a plethora of photos on the net; some seem painted others seem bare. Any help as to which one? Thank you!
  8. Good info! Thanks for the help!
  9. HA...silly me, I never thought of doing that! That is a very good suggestion and the A-4 you built looks fantastic! :thumbsup:/> Thanks for the help!
  10. That's a very good suggestion. I never would've thought about using that; I'll give it a try. Thanks Jennings!
  11. Hello everyone! I'm currently building the Hasewgawa 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk and I'm trying to determine the best way to mask and paint the intake lip. My reference pictures show the inner portion of this area has a red stripe that extends aft about 4" from the edge and covers the entire inner lip (as shown in the link below). Afterwards it's painted white all the way up to the engine. I can easily mask the red outside portion with tape.....any suggestions on how to mask and paint the red portion on the inside? Thanks! www.afwing.com/intro/a4_skyhawk/early_intake.jpg
  12. That's a good point Diamondback. I agree, compared to today's standards the tooling on these kits is ancient. I guess that Eduard deems these old dinosaurs of no particular value and that's why they replied like they did. Oh well, it's their loss not mine!
  13. Hello, A while back I contacted Eduard support and suggested they build and release a photoetch set to dress up Monogram's 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart. I received a reply from Libor Havranek at Eduard that read as follows: "Unfortunately, I've found out that we've already released detail sets for the mentioned kit in the past. However we're not going to re-issue them, nor make a redesign of them. The previous sets are quite old and depreciated - we do not have any of them left in our stock." I've spent weeks searching the internet; all I found was an F-106B 1/48 resin conversion from C & H
  14. Hello, Anyone have the Eduard (#8504) 1/48 Japanese Army Airforce Personnel set they would like to part with?
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