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  • Birthday June 20

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    Model trains, rockets, planes. Kites.

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  1. Which are usually very different locations in US English and Their Majesty's English. 🤔
  2. Even so, it is a reality in your life. I have a lot of partly done models, largely because of messy health, but also because of where does the finished thing go in this little apartment?
  3. Glad y'all got them, sorry that such samples of humanity cause you the hassle.
  4. Oh dear. 😲😢 If it does eventually get repaired it will be a model with a story behind it. That Eastern livery is one of my favorites.
  5. There is a balance to find between being strictly realistic and being able to discern the model's details. I do like where the final product is on that balance.
  6. If getting the proper green turns out to be a hassle, there's always silver ... 😁 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Buffalo-Airways/Canadair-Conroy-CL-44-O-Guppy (we'll just gloss over getting the proper red for the cheat line stripe as the question here is green, not red)
  7. Julie is just beginning a RAF museum on her model railway layout. Right now she's not got time to go. And I need my health to improve so I can finish a couple 1/72 airplanes and some figures promised to her.
  8. Would like to be able to attend; have a good friend who lives nearby in Beare Green, but I live a bit further away, like Kansas City far away.
  9. Google found this for me to offer here, https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/what-is-hdr-photography/ See truck photo at bottom here, http://digitalphotographyhobbyist.com/7-tips-taking-great-hdr-photos/ Let's see if this Flickr link will show the guy's locomotive image, [url=https://flic.kr/p/4RivJ1][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/2417/2526995504_c9be6807e4_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/4RivJ1]Western Pacific Train HDR[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/clickclackma/]mike ayers[/url], on Flickr Okay then, let
  10. Parts grouping pic has paint shading which strongly brings to mind the look of HDR photography.
  11. Hmm, interesting question. I have thoughts about if it were me doing the painting but the question is what did they do.
  12. Potential idea via Tamiya in the late 1970s, early 80s; (hmm, ... via Tamiya ... "Viva Tamiya!") Curbside style 1/24 motorized model of Lancia Stratos rally car sponsored by Alitalia Airline, which I built in my dorm room - Kit instructions said for airline logo decal on 3-d curve of car's roof, heat a soft cloth in warm water and press decal with it. It worked exactly as advertised. But there is the factor that Tamiya probably deliberately selected a decal material which would do that. No telling with Artemis decal.
  13. Hmm, haven't even opened the decals in mine yet. Might just go do that now. ▶️ EDIT: 01/27 This set is in register. Transparent decal film is indeed thick, and quite glossy. Brings to mind 1990s Monogram or was it Revell Star Trek ship decals, which were, shall we say, quite sturdy, and literally said in the fine print of back of sheet to NOT use setting solution. Have through the decades seen some Tamiya decals which were quite thick, MPC wins the thickness prize. Would have very much liked decals which had the kind of transparent film I've experienced with Micros
  14. Now, my life has been probably very different from the life of the person who made that comment on the KMBC video, my life has Two important relevant factors: 1: when Dad was finished with the several aviation magazines he subscribed to in the 60s and 70s he gave them to me and my brother. 2: being a kid in a military family I got interested in military history, so ... ... every time Dad got transferred first thing I did at new school library was find the 358, 629, 940 sections. Had read quite early in my life about B-17 and B-24 crews at high altitude and th
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