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About godfrey1775

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  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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    Cumming, GA
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    WW2 - modern aircraft
  1. Great kit, although it's too bad that none of the excellent cockpit detail is visible. The seat belts I made with tape and solder wire. Montex masks were used for the canopy and they are highly recommended. Paints used were Mission Models and Gunze Aqueous. Kit decals were used on prop and bomb, all other marking are painted. MRP Insignia Blue was used for insignia markings. Walkways were masked off and stippled with Mr Surfacer 1000 for texture detail. Sponge chipping was applied to worn areas. Weathered, faded and streaked using oils. Fishing line was used for the antenna wire, but it was di
  2. I owe Kinetic customer service an apology for doubting them. They responded in less than 24 hours and after leaving me $13 lighter, they confirmed shipment of the part with a tracking number. Have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Thank you Kinetic.
  3. Building the F-16I Sufa, but I think any Kinetic double canopy will fit. Happy to trade or buy. I emailed Lucky Model based on feedback provided here, but they said to reach out to Kinetic directly. I've done so, but have read enough user experiences with them that I'm not holding my breath.
  4. Thanks Juan. I used the AKAN acrylic Flanker color set. From what Ive read, its generally agreed that they are the most accurate colors available. I believe it to, they are based in the USSR....er, I mean Russia.
  5. Just following up here. Thanks to all those that offered advice. I ended up painting the engines, masking them, free-handed the camo, then removed masks, touched up the engines where needed and attached the painted stabs. Not perfect, but overall happy with the results. Glad I attempted on the Academy kit, now I feel more confident starting the GWH at some point in the future. Sorry for the terrible lighting and phone photography. Burner Cans Engines Top View Side View
  6. For what its worth, my workbench is in my basement, in which I run a dehumidifier 24/7, and the workspace, although next to a window (ventilation folks!) does not receive any direct sunlight. So no UV exposure and very consistent temp/humidity. I wonder if that has any affect...
  7. I've had the same bottles of thinner and Poly for about 3 years and have had absolutely no issues.
  8. I gradually replaced almost all of my colors with Mission Models. I love the selection, color accuracy, and that I can spray or brush paint equally well. Also it needs to be said that the packaging is a huge plus. No screw tops that get stuck, ability to precisely measure paint by the drop for good, consistent results and I have found them to be quite durable and resistant to scratching or lifting under tape. I havent tried the metalizers yet, but if they are anywhere near as good as the rest of the lineup, I would be fine replacing my smelly alclad laquers and go 100% acrylic.
  9. Wow, what a great resource you found there. Love how he shows what shades of alclad he uses and where. Will be bookmarking this for sure. Thank you!
  10. This is great advice, thank you so much! Now I'm looking forward to pressing on with this build!
  11. For those of you have built the Flanker before, did you paint the exposed engine areas and mask them before adding those huge vertical stabilizers? It seems like once they are in place, it may be difficult to spray the outboard area of the engines where they approach the tail fins. On the other hand, I can see the benefit of completing all of the basic assembly and seam filling/sanding/primer before painting the bare metal. I do plan on spending a lot of time on the engines to simulate the real thing as closely as possible. For what it's worth, I'm using Alclad for the metal paints and Akan ac
  12. I use an empty coffee can with an old filter secured to the lid as my airbrush cleaning pot.
  13. +1 - Been using the same one for about a decade and it works great and filters are long lasting and are not expensive
  14. I use the Copic Sketch White Wax pen - It actually glows in the dark, and in the day it very closely resembles the color of the formation lights. https://www.amazon.com/Copic-Markers-G20-Sketch-Wax-White/dp/B001QWXWN8
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