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  1. Mstor. Looks like Photobucket isn't working like it was last time I posted on this forum. What website are people posting their pics from now?
  2. My 2017 model project finally finished after 10 months! A 1/48th scale model of a US Navy F4D Skyray of VFAW-3 from the late 50s. Tamiya 1/48 kit with Cutting Edge resin cockpit, XMM intakes, Eduard PE, Meng Sidewinders, SAC metal landing gear, Royal Resin wheels, and Aeromaster and Cutting Edge decals. Replicated brake lines with wire. Gun barrels replaced with brass tube. Painted with Gunze Mr. Color paints except for the Gull Grey which is Humbrol. Bare metal parts painted with Alclad II and Vallejo Metal Color. Post shading, oil paint, Flory wash, and pastel weathering effects. Testors semi-gloss lacquer finish. Enjoy!
  3. Ok. Good to know. Thanks for the tip, Grey Ghost!
  4. Really?! I had no idea you could use that with enamels!
  5. Ok. Thanks! I appreciate your help. Looking forward to trying them. What do you thin them with?
  6. Ok. I bought the Colourcoats, but man, were they expensive! I understand that Colourcoat paints have been discontinued. Is that true? Are the Model Master equivalents sold on scalehobbyist.com accurate? Thanks.
  7. Hi! I'm just getting into ship modeling and am trying to figure out the right paints to buy for WWII USN ships. After some research, I've found that the Navy standard colors were Ocean Gray (5-O), Navy Blue (5-N), Haze Gray (5-H), Sea Blue (5-S), Light Gray (5-L), and Deck Blue (20-B). I'd prefer to go with Gunze Mr Color, but will consider other brands if there isn't a good Mr Color equivalent. Can anyone recommend the best Mr Color matches? Also, I see that Testors Model Master has these specific colors in their line (5-O is their No. 2157 for example). Are these good matches?
  8. Hi! I'm just getting into ship modeling and am trying to figure out the right paints to buy for WWII USN ships. After some research, I've found that the Navy standard colors were Ocean Gray (5-O), Navy Blue (5-N), Haze Gray (5-H), Sea Blue (5-S), Light Gray (5-L), and Deck Blue (20-B). I'd prefer to go with Gunze Mr Color, but will consider other brands if there isn't a good Mr Color equivalent. Can anyone recommend the best Mr Color matches? Also, I see that Testors Model Master has these specific colors in their line (5-O is their No. 2157 for example). Are these good matches? Thanks!
  9. Does anyone have a canopy (part L1) for a two-seat 1:48 Hasegawa F-18B or D that they are willing to sell? I'm also willing to buy the whole kit if need be for a reasonable price. I have Paypal to make payment. Thanks.
  10. You paint the base colors (grey and white) on both sides of the doors, then you Future them. Once the Future is dry, you take a long thin brush and paint the red edges with enamel. If you mess up and you get red on the sides, simply take a small Tamiya q-tip (I like the extra small, triangular ones), soak it in paint thinner, and rub the red paint off holding the q-tip at an angle to the edge so that it doesn't touch the red edges and just wipes it off the sides. The Future protects the base coat. That's it! Good luck!
  11. Finally finished after 17 months! A 1/48 scale model (Hasegawa kit) of an F/A-18D Hornet of VMFA(AW)-225 Vikings. This was the CO's jet from 2003-2004. Aftermarket includes Black Box cockpit, Sierra Hotel intakes, Eduard PE, Wolfpack F/A-18C/D Late Type Update Set, Royal Resin wheels, Brassin AMRAAM, and SuperScale decals. Vagabonds once, Vikings forever!
  12. Trying to find decals for my Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster B I/III Special. I see Kitsworld makes decals for the 1/48 BI and B III, but not for the 'Special' versions. These versions were modified to carry the Grand Slam bomb (B I Special) and the "Upkeep" bouncing bomb for the dam busting raids (B III Special). Does anyone know of any manufacturer making sheets for these?
  13. Hobbyboss 1/48 YF-23 PAV-2. Caracal decals. AIRES ACES II ejection seat. Scratch-built odds and ends such as afterburner/turbine section. Fun build. Fit together fairly well. Enjoy.
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