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  1. F-117 is a good study example too - that whole thing is fastened together, but when it's out doing its business - even 30 years later - there isn't a fastener head in sight for all the same reasons.
  2. I work with a former Intruder/Prowler pilot who flew out of Whidbey NAS and various carriers for years and, like Tracy said, they trained out there every now and then in a very specific MOA but certainly didn't go out and do hourly low-level noise runs.....I guess it's too much to ask for nuanced reporting and discussions instead of hyperbole. A man can dream....
  3. That's funny - I live in the area and can hear the jets ripping up the Cascade valley from work. I hear them on maybe 2 or 3 days per week, max. Not only that, when they do pass by, it's for a few seconds. They make it sound like there is non-stop flying circus of Growlers out there just to torture visitors and wildlife.... I have lots of friends and co-workers who live and work out at the NAS - half the community out there loves the NAS and half hate it. I'm sure it's the same for every other base on earth....
  4. Thanks for that - I'm leaning toward a casting epoxy now since I was going to use it for a different project too. No sprue goo for me!
  5. I've been thinking about how I want to do the windows on my Revell SpaceShip 2 and I noticed on the actual vehicle they are very flush and smooth the fuselage. I was thinking of gluing them in, but filling the gaps between the windows and fuselage with something clear that I could then sand and polish up. I did some tests on CA, but it had a tendency to fog, and I know epoxy is an option too, but has anyone tried clear sprue goo? TIA!
  6. I just finished the LM and Apollo - it was QUITE a project, but lots of fun. I built the Falcon too, and I would say those 2 are easily the the most difficult Metal Earth models I've done.....fun, but definitely challenging....
  7. Hi - it looks like it's about $10 more than I planned, so I would do $130 shipped USPS to Canada. Thanks, Nate
  8. Interesting - my reaction was different (the bottom one was tested with blue painter's tape): I tried the bottle of black tonight and did not have any cracking - same room, same airbrush, same pressure, same everything, so I guess there was something up with the white.... I will also echo what everyone else says about cleanup - the stuff is a nightmare - I had to completely strip my airbrush because so much Stynylrez had built up at the nozzle that the needle wouldn't go all the way forward. My double action was working like a single action. I ended up putting th
  9. Thanks, I have a bottle of black too, so I'll give that a try this week and see if I get a better result. On a whim after letting it dry for a few days I tried some blue painter's tape on some small areas that didn't crack and, unsurprisingly, the primer came right off. What other kinds of issues did you have with your bad bottle? Just trying to figure out if I can confirm it's the bottle and not operator error...
  10. Has anyone had Stynylrez crack? I used white Stynylrez for the first time today, and was really excited after all the positive reviews, but it cracked all over and I can't figure out why. I shook it a ton, put it straight into my gravity feed Iwata, sprayed at 25psi, indoors at about 65F, and it went down ok, but then cracked as it dried. I tried thin and thick layers and was painting 2 brands of plastics and it happened on every combination. It was an Academy 1/72 P-51 and Tamiya 1/24 911GT1. After a bit of chemicals and scrubbing, I'm back to zero, but pretty frustrated with the
  11. Hi all - 1 last 1/32 to clear out of the stash: 1/32 WNW 32608 Sopwith Snipe "William Barker" - Still in shrink wrap - $120 USD Shipped in ConUS. Will do international, but will have to work out shipping costs. Paypal preferred, but I'm flexible.... Thanks for looking!
  12. Thanks - my concern was that it would be tippy with the 4" posts close together with a small 1/72, or that it would be too low to the table with a bigger kit on the short 2.5" posts.....thoughts on that?
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