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About southwestforests

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  1. southwestforests

    Kudos to Iwata-Medea!!

    Alright! Good news is always good news.
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    Dirigible Aerial Landing Platform

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    707-27 - 707 and 727 mashup

    How about a concept model for a proposed episode for one of the Gerry Anderson TV shows?
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    Question For You Armor Modelers

    Decades ago MPC had a Jeep in the automobile model scale of 1/25; I've not looked to see if it is still available from someone. Question is was its styling WW2 or Korea, or were those really much different.
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    My Daughter's Airfix D-Day Battlefront Diorama - with Additions

    You know, those scenery making skills would carry over to model railroading ... 🙂 Ah yes, can remember being a child and feeling the simple joy of making things.
  6. southwestforests

    "How Its Made" did a segment on injection molded models.

    Hey, cool. Wonder if it might be found on YouTube, off to look.
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    Hey, thats not real group build, starts soon!

    My messy health may not allow me to contribute much ☚ī¸ though I certainly am looking forward to seeing and following the builds 😎
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    GWH Su-35 "Red 25"

    About that panel line wash; I'll put it this way, the job is not overdone & an overbaked cake can't be unbaked.
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    Ship painting question(s)

    Ah, that explains it. Those craft acrylics are formulated very differently from dedicated model paints. Though, a few years back there was a thing with the multiple decades old brand of PollyScale acrylic model paints being discontinued, and some people in the model railroading community figured out how to use art additives in the various brands of craft acrylics to make them more usable for models, including airbrushing. I know the information was published in Railroad Model Craftsman magazine, and I know that it is in several places on the web. But right now my memory is coming up blank on dates and websites, but search engines can find them. Note, though that a paint which works on things the size 1/87 and 1/48 scale trains may be a bit too coarse for the far finer 1/350 and 1/700 scale ships. But then again, one might be surprised. On the 2 pounders, there may well be enough difference between the 1/720 ship model and the PE even if the parts were at the only slightly larger 1/700 scale. Primers are indeed useful. And there are of course different people who have differing theories, practices, and preferences, on their use. If nothing else, a coat of primer gives a good presentation of the model's surface condition prior to painting. Examples from my experience, "Oh, I missed filing that mold seam line." "Oh, that filler putty isn't quite level." "Oh, I didn't see that glue fingerprint earlier." Those kinds of things. 😄 Sometimes there's even, "Aw man, it looks so nice in a solid single color that I hate to visually break it up with the camouflage paint." Ah, talking about ships and camouflage, this might be of interest if it isn't already known, though your Ark Royal / Tribal is UK Royal Navy and not USN, http://www.shipcamouflage.com/warship_camouflage.htm There's gotta be an equivalent for the Royal Navy ... I know there are books and paints for the Royal Navy out there.
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    Ship painting question(s)

    Could you give more identification on exactly which water base acrylic paint that was, several different types of paint exist which fit that vague definition.
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    Does Tamiya X-22 gloss go bad?

    Hmm, interesting. I have a few bottles of X-22, both the original size and the small size, which are each a few years old and I have noticed no yellowing. I also do not put thinned paint back in. Now, what has yellowed, is the liquid in about an 8 year old bottle of Future acrylic floor finish.
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    Dangers of Vallejo Model Color Line

    At this date Vallejo's website says, https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/safety/ and,
  13. Man, that was something! Yep, that Southern cooking can do things to a person!
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    A380 end of production

    Unless the people here are simultaneously employed in the management of multiple airlines those same articles are what they will be referencing for forming their opinions. Here's a couple articles for reference as to reasons, https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/why-the-end-of-the-a380-superjumbo-is-no-surprise-1.826104 http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-terminating-a380-program-2021 https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2017/10/05/operating-costs-killing-jumbo-jets-as-airlines-profit-from-smaller-planes/#3086bef5336a
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    A380 end of production

    Why poll the experts when a couple minutes in Google will find articles which have already answered all those.