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David Fifer

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    Farmington, Utah
  1. No worries; I will probably hold out for the Hypersonic/Gaspatch SR-71 in which case I'm not in a rush for the decal sheet I ordered. Thanks for the excellent products which are well worth any small wait.
  2. With respect, you were oblivious. This has been discussed at length in this and other modeling forums for months. Search "Atlantis Toy and Hobby." https://atlantis-models.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AtlantisToyAndHobby/
  3. Lots of videos and articles are available. Here's one source to get you started. https://paulbudzik.com/tools-techniques/Airbrushing/airbrushing_for_modelers.html
  4. I do too, and on occasion when I see them I dig out my copy of the kit and sell it on eBay for $100.
  5. Apparently 6. For some excellent detail photos, see here: https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/c-121/c-121_walk1.shtml Unfortunately, I've given up hope that someone will make these in brass to go with the Fisher Models tip tanks.
  6. I don't believe it's the 552nd Wing badge which you can see here: http://www.dean-boys.com/552/552nd_wing_patches.htm I'm not sure what the emblem is, but it appears to be the same as the decal here for a 551st Wing aircraft: http://www.caracalmodels.com/cd72022.html A good source of period information and photos is here: http://www.dean-boys.com/ The release date for this book keeps getting pushed back, but it might eventually be of interest: https://www.amazon.com/College-Eye-Lockheed-Technology-1967-1972/dp/1912866323/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=college+eye&qid=15949
  7. I have the same project waiting on my shelves (along with a couple of hundred others). Thanks for posting. I'll be watching your build with interest.
  8. As an occasional eBay seller, I take the opposite view. I like the Global Shipping Program. Before eBay instituted it, I used to restrict my listings to US buyers only. Why? Because the extra amount (50 cents to a few dollars) I would get from a winning foreign bidder over the second-highest (US) bidder was not enough to justify to me the extra hassle of computing and dickering over foreign postage costs, shipping options, shipping times, filling out customs forms, special trips to post office to work out details, and so forth. The Global Shipping Program put US and foreign bidders on a level
  9. I agree. What I'm seeing in the cutaway item 109 is a camera pointing through the lower right fuselage, not through the upper left fuselage. It's just a coincidence that the label "109" appears in approximately the same location as the mystery hatch.
  10. I'm no paint chemist, but I'd say there's a fair chance you've answered your own question. You added a different chemical to your paint (not what the manufacturer recommends) and now its properties have changed. It could be a coincidence, but I'd guess it's not.
  11. I'm sorry about your sister. Others have already responded, but I just saw your original post and will add that I live just a few miles away from Hill and visit the museum periodically. It's a fine museum, open to the public, easily accessible from I-15, and you can't beat the admission price (free). It's definitely worth a visit if your circumstances permit. Once there, you can decide how long you want to stay.
  12. You can read about my one experience ordering from them several years ago here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/internethobbies-com-t510468.html If you have any means for cancelling the order and obtaining a refund through your payment method (credit card, PayPal), I suggest you get on it soon before any time limit for doing so runs out. Good luck!
  13. That's what I did with my paint booth installation. It's more complicated than it seems if you want a tight seal all the way around a partially open sliding window. I built a wooden insert to fit into into the open window space with a dryer vent in it. Then I had to make a second weatherstripped insert to seal the gap on the other side of the partially open window where it moves past the stationary pane. It turned out nice, and I'm glad I did it. But it was a lot of work.
  14. I built my spray booth using plans and parts from Ventworks: https://vent-works.com/blogs/the-ventilation-blog/15945741-diy-hobby-spray-booth I've been very happy with it. In the end, all the materials probably cost about as much as a ready-made booth, but it was still fun to build and I like that it's customizable to a degree.
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