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  1. Thanks! What is the difference specifically? Just different paint, material, etc.?
  2. As said in the thread title, nice models from all four contributors today! Something about Tom Thounaojam's SU-30MKI jogged my memory about a question I've been meaning to ask. On the right side of the forward fuselage below the cockpit, there's a sharply defined area of a much different gray than on the rest of the aircraft, which is also present on most Russian and export SU-30's, even the blue-camo birds. What function does it serve? Is it a dielectric panel? Cannon-related?
  3. Thanks guys. Looks like I have my work cut out for me. Hey, I hadn't known the Aussies went for the longer wings. Any idea why? Range, difference in temps in the operating environment?
  4. I'm planning to build every Strategic Air Command bomber and refueler, from the B-29 to the B-2, in 1/144 scale. Maybe my search fu is bad, but I'm turning up no kits with SAC decal options and no aftermarket SAC options in 1/144. Is there any way to create a SAC FB-111 in this scale other than buying decals for a bigger scale and reprinting them?
  5. What the heck is up with the seats in my B-25 kit? The seats look like these: That pic is from an IPMS review of some Eduard photoetched seats, but the plastic ones in my Airfix kit look similar. My question is, did the real seats look like that? If so, how in the world would they be designed that way? How do you sit on that thing during a 5 hour combat mission? Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. If you have trouble seeing the discoloration, it's directly forward of the cockpit in photo 1 and outboard of the dorsal vent and the slot for the stabilizers in photo 2. I shot gloss black enamel out of a spray can onto this 1/72 Blackbird. All the usual proper paint prep was done and it was shot onto standard issue gray primer. I went for multiple thin coats, and waited 90 minutes at most between coats, because the manufacturer recommended retaining within 2 hours or not until 48 hours had passed. Painting was done in a dry basement (no humidity issues) and I don't see the paint itself
  7. My daughter really enjoyed building a Mustang ragtop Snap-Tite. We want to build a glue kit together, and pick one that will be relatively easy. After reading the Scale Auto review of the 1929 Ford Model A Roadster special edition (85-4322) I figured we had found the perfect kit. Perfect fit, and the only con was related to whitewall decals. The thing is, I have an opportunity to get a different one literally for free. It's the 1929 Model A Roadster 2'N1. It sure seems to be a reboxing of the same kit (same parts count, both options are high boy or channeled, etc.) with different decal op
  8. I'm praying for full and permanent remission, comfort and courage and help dealing with all the stress. And let me just say how much I appreciate this site. I'll appreciate it even more now.
  9. that doesn't really clarify anything. I don't know anything more now than I knew before you answered. Let me clarify: You've made some statements about what God does and doesn't do. What's the basis of the conclusions you made?
  10. Lou, I just wanted to say beautiful build and thanks for your service! The rotor drivers don't get nearly enough regard in the Air Force in my opinion, and I suspect it was even worse back in the days when the mailed fist was the be-all and end-all. Again, thanks for serving our great nation in a risky capacity, God bless and keep building those good looking birds!.
  11. Good advice. Been thinking along those lines.
  12. I bought a Minicraft DC-6 in 1/144, the United Airlines mainliner with the white & dark blue livery and the "Hawaii" box art. It appears that somebody at the factory put the Conair firebomber parts in the box instead, which is no big deal, because the only difference between the United kit & the Conair kit is the belly tank. So...rather than throw this belly tank in the spares box, I'm thinking I'll use it with another of my DC-6 kits. Anyone have any advice or ideas, or happen to have the Conair or other firebomber decals on hand?
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