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  1. I am very experienced with plastic kits, but I have never built a resin. I went with an Authentic Airliners 757-2 and it will go in USAir colors. I have a couple of questions: 1. What is the best paint to use to get a high quality polished aluminum finish? Any special preparation such and wet sanding? 2. What is the best adhesive to use? Any other tips are appreciated. Thanks
  2. Michael posts here I believe, at least this is where I found out about him. It's a nice fitting model, this is the 3-4 airplane I've ever built so I'm not an expert on model critiquing.
  3. It's actually the Monogram 1/48 kit. I'm 6ft 7in tall, so I don't have the smallest of hands, those Minicraft kits are hard for me to work with.
  4. Thanks! He was a director of personnel, hiring and training pilots and mechanics. I know he flew the Stinson Reliants, training the pilots how to do the air mail pick up, not sure if he ever got in the DC-3 at AAA.
  5. Hey Guys, I've been on this forum for about a year now and I'm mainly a lurker but I'm damn glad I posted thread about 6-9 months ago. I came on here and asked if anyone knew who could make custom decals and people told me about Michael Vykukal of Vintage Flyer Decals. I sent Michael an email with a couple of pictures and about 2 weeks later I had these decals. Why All American Airways? My grandfather worked for them and then my father was a pilot for Allegheny/USAir (for those who don't know, All American changed their name to Allegheny and then USAir). These pictures aren't the best, but I just wanted to post these. As soon as I'm completely done with it and have it all cleaned up, I will post better pictures. In the mean time I just wanted to say a big Thank You to Michael, and he does excellent work! Thanks Michael!
  6. I've tried using the search functions but can't find them. If you're able to find them, could you PM me a link to their profile? Thanks again!
  7. Thanks. At first I considered it but didnt want to possibly make it worse or flatten out the fuselage, but I never thought of going the opposite directions. I just laid another coat of clear on there, once thats done drying I will give the wet sanding a shot. Thanks again!
  8. I'm currently in the process of building a 1/48 scale DC-3 that will be in All American Airlines colors. I have some fine scratches left behind from sanding the seem on top of the fuselage. I have tried Mr. Surfacer 1000, followed the directions and it would not fill the scratches. Then I tried a clear coat to see if that would do it, it was a little more effective than the Mr. Surfacer. Anyone have advice or technique? I'm going to try Alclad on this model, so it has to be absolutely perfect. Thanks for any help in advance.
  9. I'm currently in the process of building a 1/48 scale DC-3 that will be in All American Airlines colors. I have some fine scratches left behind from sanding the seem on top of the fuselage. I have tried Mr. Surfacer 1000, followed the directions and it would not fill the scratches. Then I tried a clear coat to see if that would do it, it was a little more effective than the Mr. Surfacer. Anyone have advice or technique? I'm going to try Alclad on this model, so it has to be absolutely perfect. Thanks for any help in advance.
  10. Does anyone know of a company that makes Allegheny or All American decals for the DC-3? If not, does anyone know of a company that might be interested in making them if I buy mass amounts of them? I'm currently in the process of making a 1/48 DC-3 for a family friend who flew the DC-3 for All American/Allegheny. If I can't find decals I can always mask and paint, but I would like to have this model completed sometime this decade. Thanks!
  11. The story I heard was the model was supposed to be a -400, but after the moldings came out they noticed it resembled for a -300 than a -400. The instructions were created first and then never corrected after the designation change.
  12. If you're looking for WWII Military transport, you can forget about the C-46 Command. Big beautiful plane.
  13. I agree that some of the guys go a little over the top on how they react to other peoples models. But if the real airplane doesn't have highly visible rivets, then I would say the model shouldn't either. But to each is own, people shouldn't get all pissy on how another guys his own personal model.
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