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  1. Hello everyone, I'm looking for a Cutting Edge 1/32 A-10A cockpit and an exterior detail set, if anyone has them or knows some that does, or even a place selling them (all the regular sites either don't carry it or its out of stock/production) please let me know via PM. Thanks Dan
  2. Hello everyone, I'm looking for a Cutting Edge 1/32 A-10A cockpit and an exterior detail set, if anyone has them or knows some that does, or even a place selling them (all the regular sites either don't carry it or its out of stock/production) please let me know via PM. Thanks Dan
  3. I noticed you mentioned you work in aviation journalism and photography. I'm currently in the middle of very large 1/32 Su-27 Flanker diorama, featuring 3 Su-27s (I've completely added all the rivet work of the actual plane in this project (for all 3 Flankers so you can imagine its time consuming to say the least) to help highlight all the weathering they experienced up in the arctic circle at Kilp Yavr, it also will have an Mi-8 hip and several ground vehicles, ground equipment, tar mac, terrain, etc. I was thinking of doing another project that would involve making a scratch conversion for a Su-27SM3 for 'Red 64' (RF-90747)I believe its based out of (or was recently) Krymsk Air base in Russia. I've been looking all over the internet for photos/videos that depict the camouflage pattern of the upper surfaces of this specific plane, but its been hard to come by any really good photos that depict that plane's particular camouflage pattern. I've even tried contacting the photographers listed on websites like jetphotos.com, airliners.net, russian-planes.com, etc but I haven't heard back from anyone, I was wondering if you happened to have any photos of the Su-27SM3 'Red 64' RF-90747 or if you might know someone who might? Or even better someone that lives/works at that base that could take some pictures to help me out (of course i'd be willing to compensate someone for their time/work/photos). Please let me know. Thanks Dan
  4. Title pretty much sums it up, I'm on the hunt for a Wolfpack 1/32 Su-30K Conversion set, specifically the canopy and the off-set right IRST parts. I checked all the regular websites but nobody has it in stock, I tried emailing wolfpack but their email isn't working. Thanks Dan
  5. Title pretty much sums it up, I'm on the hunt for a Wolfpack 1/32 Su-30K Conversion set, specifically the canopy and the off-set right IRST parts. I checked all the regular websites but nobody has it in stock, I tried emailing wolfpack but their email isn't working. Thanks Dan
  6. So I'm working on a project that currently has me redoing a lot of panel lines and rivets. I have a test piece going right now with milliput where I smeared it over some rivet lines and then used mr color lacquer thinner to "thin"/"cut" it with using a vigorous back and forth motion with a q tip. I know milliput is great in that it dries rock had and can be scribed/riveted over once its fully cured, but I'm worried with the current method I used that the milliput won't completely fill in the rivets, maybe it'll need another 1-2 applications after it dries? Does anyone know of a good putty that you can scribe/rivet well once its cured? How about Tamiya white putty? I normally use CA glue for this type of work, but this involves a larger area of rivets I need to fill in (flat surface) and isn't really that feasible as it could result in grooves/warping/uneven surfacing. Thoughts, suggestions, ideas? Thanks Dan
  7. I'm currently doing a big 1/32 Su-27 Flanker project featuring 3 of them, so I've been doing lots of research on Russian colors. They often weather heavily because they're kept outside most of the time (at least the Su-27s are, and, by extension, I assume the MiG-29s as well) so the colors will weather, fade, bleach, have touch ups, stains, etc. I like the Akan line as they're matched to actual Russian planes/colors, and usually it'll require weathering with various "mottling" techniques using white either mixed into the actual colors or as a very thin mix to gradually achieve the effect you're after. They also make a MiG-29 set, and you can get them in acrylic, lacquer, and enamel I believe.
  8. Title pretty much sums it up, I'm on the hunt for a Wolfpack Design (Resin) 1/32 F-16I Cockpit set. On a side note, if anyone knows of a 1/32 F-16B/D resin cockpit please let me know also. Its for an Iron Eagle themed project coming up. Please send PM. Thanks Dan
  9. Hello, I'm looking for reference photos of the Israeli Air Force F-16B tail number 998, of the 140th 'Golden Eagles' squadron. I have a few good reference photos that show the upper surface camouflage and a little of the right ride side, but I need some more photos/more detail of the right side of the fuselage and right horizontal stabilator in more detail. I even found some video clips that show some grainy/blurry photos of '998' but was hoping maybe someone had some other reference photos they could share? Thanks Dan
  10. 1. I've always used either light gull gray (FS 26440) or more frequently USN grey-blue (FS 35237) but you need to use the Mr Color or Mr Hobby as those are darker and greyer, for my Su-27 landing gear struts (check references for the specific plane you're modeling) and those are about as close a match as you can get. 2. The intake ducts are a little different, older Su-27s seem to have a yellowish tinted bare metal (I use a mix of Alclad burnt metal with "mists" of other metallic colors until I'm satisfied with a match to the reference photos. The newer model Su-27SM2/3s or Su-35s may be painted a grey color or a more aluminum-type bare metal color. Hope that helps Dan
  11. Title says it all, does anyone have a Zactoman 1/32 Su-27 Canopy set available? Either on its own or will consider bundled with a kit will work. Please PM me. Dan
  12. Thats really nice looking weathering, you nailed the subtle look to it in parts. The fun is in the weathering, and this must've been a blast! Theres a photo of an A-6E Intruder thats from the first Gulf War that is really weathered and dirty, great looking bird!
  13. I'd use slightly different tints to the colors, they weather and produce quite a bit of variation and it will "keep it interesting" for the eye
  14. Beautiful plane Chuck, very nicely done. Now apologies if this has been asked already, but what are you thinking of doing for your next project? Dan
  15. The Harder & Steenbeck Infinity is worth every penny, as far as the cost, if you hunt around a little you should be able to find a used one for a much more reasonable (although still pricey) amount. I too freehand my camouflage and it does remarkable work with the 0.4mm nozzle for acrylics (the smaller needles do work, but usually you need a lacquer or enamel based paint). I live in Denver, so the altitude and pressure affect the drying time significantly, I've most recently been using AKAN acrylic paints for a big Flanker project. The detail work I can do with it is incredible, since the detail work is so fine I do have to keep a q-tip next to me soaked in thinner to remove the buildup of acrylic paint on the end, and while I do have to do this fairly frequently when I do fine detail work its certainly not bothersome. In short, I would highly recommend the Harder & Steenbeck, they're very sturdy and well-made (good German engineering 🙂) and you can find accessories parts fairly easily. Hope this helps. Dan
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