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  1. Academy F-15C MSIP II (12531) decal question

    I've misunderstood. Thanks. I see it now. I just googled Hwang + Fini flight and poof there she is. 85-0100 in the flesh with 2 kill marks.
  2. AH-1Z Cobra in 1/72? How to?

    You can also use the Amercom Ah-1Z. It's basically a rip off of the Forces of Valor Viper. I've used that one to make an UH-1Y.
  3. Academy F-15C MSIP II (12531) decal question

    Oh I see. Well I guess that settles it then. 85-0100 never had 2 kill markings at any time and no F-15 bearing the redhawk tailart with the number AF 85 - 100 wore those kill markings ever
  4. Academy F-15C MSIP II (12531) decal question

    Oops may have spoken too soon. WHat do you mean by "that line jet"?
  5. Academy F-15C MSIP II (12531) decal question

    Thanks gents. I guess 85-0100 is out of the question now. I would be doing 78-0473 instead
  6. Hello guys. I'm thinking of getting this kit. I'm interested in the markings of 85-0100. s-l1600 by timothy33csa, on Flickr As you can see Academy depicts it with 2 kill markings. I've seen another kit which shares the same markings. GBH IIRC correctly. Anyway I want to know if 85-0100 really did wear those 2 kill markins at one point. Only pics I can find in the net doesn't show it does 84908_1515231611 by timothy33csa, on Flickr Decals of the ACADEMY KIT. I could also opt for the other Oregon marking aca_12531_decals by timothy33csa, on Flickr
  7. Hi guys. I just wanna confirm something. Forgive my ignorance but our store ran out of Tamiya Flat white and Black. They do have the gloss/semi gloss black and white though. So assuming I want a matt finish on my model, would it give the same effect as if I used flat paint from the beginning?? Coz I generally paint like this 1. Paint 2. Gloss coat 3. Decal 4. Gloss coat 5. Matt Would it matter in whatever way if I used Gloss Black or Flat black from the beginning?
  8. Hello guys. I was looking to do a 1/72 UH-1Y. I could sort out the parts to get UH-1N to look like one. Problem is the decals as there are to my knowledge none in 1/72. I was looking for easy to do schemes. I'm particularly eyeing to do a HMLA 167 as their insignia is easy enough for me to replicate and I understand that this unit also served in Afghanistan. And if I could find one scheme depicting one that actually served in Afghanistan, the better. Doesn't have to be one from the 167. Any squadron would do provided that there's no squadron markings so I can still copy the scheme with ease. For now this is the scheme I could do https://www.google.com.ph/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-YJVzmqLDvi8%2FVSSWZRpO9zI%2FAAAAAAABHNc%2FAxtYkZHT4ds%2Fs1600%2F1605135.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsnafu-solomon.blogspot.com%2F2015%2F04%2Ftodays-debate-does-uh-1y-huey-fit-into.html&docid=pNFY4smBs_mHSM&tbnid=ej19WyOZG8I-PM%3A&vet=1&w=1600&h=1067&bih=613&biw=1366&q=uh-1y 1605135&ved=0ahUKEwjN_Kf599XRAhWFJ5QKHZ2LCAsQMwgYKAAwAA&iact=mrc&uact=8 It's from a simulation raid in Yuma Arizona. This is the one I'm also interested in. Only problem is I can't quite gripe its serial/BuNo as you can see from the pic ( it's from wikipedia) Edit: Oh yah, I'm looking for one with door gunners, not just ones with LAUs.
  9. How do you apply overlapping decals

    I was worried that after putting micro sol on the first layer and then I get to putting the microset for the 2nd decal that it might activate something and ruin the decal. This helps a lot. Thank you so much.
  10. How do you apply overlapping decals

    Hi Admiralcag Do you put setting solutions on your first layer, let's say something like microsol or do you apply them after you placed the second layer?
  11. Hello Guys. Firstly I want to say sorry as this post is a duplicate. I've erroneously posted this question in the armor section under tips and tricks and I can't find the option to delete it. My apologies to the moderators. I hope you can delete that thread Anyway so I'm using microscale solutions and it normally goes like this 1. Wet decals 2. Apply microset to area where I'll put it 3. Put decals 4. Apply microsol So my question is what if you have overlapping decals like for instance a Begemot Russian star where the red star is separate from the blue outline. Also saw this for some British roundel where you put the red circle on top of the Blue. How do you apply the solutions for overlapping decals?
  12. Hello guys. I'm using microscale products. So basically I wet decals in water, apply microset in the area where I'm gonna put it, place the decal there then apply microsol. But I'm wondering how do you do it for Overlapping decals. Let's say Some decals like begemot has the red Russian star separate from the blue outline. Saw this too for some British roundel where you apply the blue circle separate from the red. How do you do this? When should I apply the microsol?
  13. Hi. I just took the pics from the net. The one with multiple brands of pilots belong to a modeller while the sar figures are from the PJ production website. I'm not sure what brand the depicted helo is. I can confirm though that the size difference between a caesar miniature figures and this particular set from PJ is huge. But regardless I still ordered some pilots. They're not that costly anyway that's why I like this brand. If there is some size excess/deficiency, I'll just modify. Very small anyway as I only do 1/72
  14. Guess that settles it then. It's PJ that is in the wrong scale not the others. I checkedout Reedoak, thanks for the suggestion. Looks awesome but the pricetag is a bit more than I willing to spend for a figure. Perhaps I may just modify other figures instead.
  15. Hi guys. I bought the vietnam UH-1/Ah-1 4 man crew awhile back. I used it for my blackhawk along with some figures from Caesar miniatures. The PJ productions were severely undersized. I am unable to provide pics of my own since I already cut them and modified them. But I found a pic in the net beside other 1/72 figures This one is from the SAR 4man crew. Still looks very small I just want to know if other PJ productions are like these. I was thinking of ordering some modern pilots and it'd be a downer if they weren't the right size. I hope they're constrained to these helicopter crew. There's also an AH-64 crew that I may want to get my hands into. Anyone have that? Are they the right size? I'd appreciate all the help