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  1. A nude Dragonfly

    Utterly amazing! The thing looks like it should actually fly...
  2. Fine Molds F-14A (1/72) and Aircraft Missile Set

    I have now! Thank you for sharing this excellent news -not a part-work issue this time either, from the looks. (But how a Bf109 etched set is a 'Related Item', I'll never know...)
  3. A-7E Corsair II, VA-37 Bulls

    Superb! I do like a Lo-Viz Sluff.
  4. 318 FIS F-15A Decals?

    These are some of my favourite markings on anything that ever carried them! But as far as I can tell, decal printers seem to have a fight with the light blue colour (the Xtradecal effort for the Dart in 1/72 is...bizarre). IMO, The Expert's Choice set for the Eagle looks by far the most accurate and is well worth having.
  5. LF for replacements

    Absolutely -one of the items I naffed up was from an OOP kit, but Eduard still got me one!
  6. LF for replacements

    You could do worse than trying Eduard's Support service -on two occasions now they have replaced parts entirely FOC when it was MY fault I lost the darn things! I tried to at least pay shipping, but they wouldn't have any of it. Click the little green tag at the bottom right, send a message and see what happens...
  7. Only a fool, an absolute fool, would not want to follow this...and I pity that fool!
  8. F-18 ATARS questions 1:48

    The rear section (Part #R1) of the Eduard ones looks like an absolute witch to clean up -the resin 'plug' sits right inside the front edges of the fins... I'd steer clear of anything in two sections anyway; the Tamiya ones are probably worth buying the Block 25 kit for!
  9. Hasegawa 1/48 legacy hornet etch set

    Indeed they do, and it contains many fine items. Their service is excellent, and if your package is like mine it will arrive all wrapped in brown paper and proper string!
  10. Tinting F-14 Windshield Clear Green

    Diluted ammonia-based cleaner ('Windex', I believe, in North America) will make short work of removing the old paint/Future. Just apply & remove carefully and you shouldn't damage the plastic. To remove any scratches/marks from that process I recommend the suite of polishes by Tamiya, working through to the very finest one -or, so I'm told, regular toothpaste!!! The last thing I airbrushed with Tamiya clear was an HUD reflector; it worked out OK with much the same procedure you described...at the second attempt. Because, unless you keep the paint jar thread and plastic cap absolutely sterile, tiny flecks of paint will dry therein to a weird, crispy solidity. Next time you open the jar, they will come loose and fall into the paint -the airbrush will spit them out as diminutive pellets that will show up on your lovely clear transparency. And it all looks a lot like the one in the photo!
  11. Olimp Resin reviews or feedback

    I have the 1/72 Su-34 sets; tentative test-fitting would support the dimensional accuracy of most parts for the Italeri plastic. The account of an actual installation can be found here...the Good Bit starts on Page 2. (Would it not have been easier to shrink the real thing?!)
  12. Revell's 1/72 SU-27SM Flanker, who's mold is it

    Zvezda indeed, as is the recent Academy boxing, which has a few p/e bits thrown in IIRC. For some reason, in Europe the original usually retails for a LOT less than either re-pop! Wonder if that goes for North America too?
  13. Raytheon Sentinel R1 (1:144 Anigrand)

    Interesting subject; sorry to hear the RAF is pulling the plug on theirs... Will watch this one's becoming with much interest!
  14. Solvalou out of box: From the arcade to you!

    Heh -saw the title & thought 'Ridge Racer Type IV'!
  15. Sword 1/72 F2H-2 Banshee - VF-11 Red Rippers

    Got 'em now! Well worth waiting for, too.
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