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  1. Yep, as Sturm said, it sounds like you need to thin your paint quite a bit more. It's hard to tell you how much, after some practice you get a feel for how much thinner to add and what setting work best for you. 50-50 is generally a good starting point. You can buy disposable pipets on ebay so you have total control of your paint and thinner ratios. It's also not a good idea to mix your paint in the airbrush cup. I buy inexpensive tattoo ink cups on ebay or amazon. Those make great little cups for mixing paint and thinner. Medicine cups also work for larger amounts. Once mix
  2. Hi Guys, Just wanted to vent a bit. Last weekend, after several years of on and off work, my Roden 1/144 C-124C was about to receive it's coat of natural metal paint so I could maybe finally finish this kit. I sprayed it with rattle-can Rust-Oleum gloss black. I let it dry for about 18 hours, wet sanded it, and polished it back up. Next I broke out the Tamiya Silver Leaf rattle-can and sprayed the model. Then this happened 😞 The only thing I can think of is that I didn't let
  3. Here's one of mine. This is the 1/144 Academy KC-97G kit with Cobra Co. resin "L" upgrade and of course Caracal Decals! -Derek
  4. I second the 144th FW CA ANG with the griffon logo so I can do this bird that used to be stuffed and mounted on a pole close to me: Thanks Kursad. -Derek
  5. That’s good news! Glad to hear it 🙂
  6. Hope this isn't a repop of the HC kit?! -Derek
  7. Hi Jake, I know Sierra Hotel was working on one but I haven’t heard anything from them for several years... Is someone else working on one that you are aware of? Thank you! -Derek
  8. So I guess the resin QF-4 conversions and decal sheet never happened? That's too bad...
  9. Kursad - I am a member of an F-105 group on Facebook. There’s many great shots of her on there. Her former crewchief is a member of the group as well. I’ll get some photos together for you and send them to you today. -Derek
  10. You are the man Kursad! I cannot wait to shake your hand/fist bump/whatever we will be doing by then in San Marcos at the Nats(fingers crossed it's still a go!) to thank you for all the decal joy you have brought me and so many others over the last few years. Perhaps a bottle of your favorite beverage as well, you name it sir. It's the least I could do. If you need it, I have detailed artwork/logos for the 108th TFG and 141st TFS of the NJ ANG to make this happen. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Derek
  11. Or if you really want to get crazy with this sheet Kursad, a bonus 1/32 white “NEW JERSEY” and associated unit decals would be pretty amazing for those of us with the Cutting Edge resin “B” nose and Trumpeter “D” kit. Just saying... 🙂 -Derek
  12. This is great news Kursad! Please include the white "NEW JERSEY" lettering as a minimum for the "B" model Thud. I can cobble the rest together to sir to do this F-105B, 57-5789. I've always wanted to build this bird. Now where did I put that C&H conversion?! 🙂 Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! -Derek
  13. Yeah, the hubs on the Hasegawa kit props are too small. Those white metal props are the way to go if you can find a set. -Derek
  14. Hi, I’m looking for a spare set of 1/72 OV-10A Bronco decals. Something from one of the AOA sheets or the China Lake option from the Warbird sheet would be great. I can buy or trade as I have many many 1/72 decals (post war US) to choose from. Thanks! -Derek
  15. Looking good! you gotta love the Fujimi 1/72 A-7 series. I need to do a "D" in this grey camo myself one of these days... -Derek
  16. Hi Gents, I’m looking for a set of Air Defense Weapons Center decals in 1/72 for the F-106 Delta Dart. I know Microscale did them a long time ago. Xtradecals did them for a B model more recently, sheet X72247, and I’d love to trade or buy for this option. I have many F-106 decals to offer in trade + many other US Cold War subjects. Let me know if you can help and we’ll go from there. Thanks, -Derek (in Texas)
  17. Dutch, I don't have one of these kits yet, but why even mess with the windows in this scale? I would either use Krystal Kleer after painting if you want them clear, or fill and sand them smooth and use black decals to represent the windows. Masking them in 1/144 would be a royal pain in the a$$. Just my two cents worth. 🙂 -Derek
  18. My decals arrived a few days ago Kursad and they look super as usual. Thank you. I have one almost done. I'm just getting the nacelle to wing seams smoothed out and the landing gear doors closed up (this will also be in-flight like my recent KC-97 build). It's stalled a bit like my Roden C-133 build 😞 That being said, I plan on doing a TN or OK ANG scheme. Hopefully your new decals will create the spark I need to get this one to the paint shop!! -Derek
  19. I'm sure I know the answer for this already, but are there (or where there ever?) any aftermarket decals for the 1/35 Academy/MRC UH-1C Huey kits? I picked up both the "gunship" and "hog" MRC boxings of these kits over the weekend at the IPMS Fort Worth show. I am a big fan of the John Brennan nose art books and it just seems that there are many great subjects out there. I am friends with the 192nd AHC unit historian and have a copy of his unit's history book that he wrote. Lots of great photos in there. I'd sure love to do "The Executioner" that was on the cover of the first Brennan book
  20. Yes! So looking forward to the C-124 sheet Kursad. Thank you.
  21. Hi, I'm interested in buying or trading for the 1/72 Tennessee ANG F-104 decals that were on this year's 2019 IPMS decal sheet. If you have this sheet and don't plan on using this portion, please drop me a line. Thanks in advance, -Derek
  22. Hi Mark, They do require extra skill to build and aren't easy at all. The smaller detail parts can be crude, and the clear parts aren't very clear... I recently build one of their Convair 340 kits. You are see some photos and info here: If you decide to tackle one, I wish you luck! -Derek
  23. There's one on eBay right now for $40 + postage 😞 -Derek
  24. Almost for sure, thanks for looking Kursad. I did a re-prime last night and I think I’m okay on the seams. Now I’m just re-scribing panel lines and landings gear doors. Once that is done, I’ll polish the primer up in preparation for the natural metal finish. She looks funny without the thimble nose radome at this point but no sense putting it on until after paint. Stay tuned! -Derek
  25. Great! I will send them now 🙂 -Derek
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