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  1. This has also happened to me on a couple of occasions. I have found that it doesn't have to do with pics, but more about the text. On my latest Display Case topic (Academy Su-30MK2), when I tried to post it in whole with 10 pics and 3 paragraphs it gave me the Server 500 error. So I did some testing, and found if I removed ALL the text it would post. I had saved the entire post, and I tried to add one paragraph at a time via edit, the first one worked, but when I tried to add the second one I got the error. I tried to then add the third, and also got the error. It would only allow me to post the one (first) paragraph. So there was something in the other two that caused the error, what it was I have no idea. I had the same issue on a Kinetic Su-33 Display case post I made awhile back, but was able to get that one to work by removing just one paragraph.
  2. Thanks Zach, I always appreciate your kind words and feedback!!!
  3. Thanks Underdog! Yep, same rule, although I must admit my wife is pretty cool with my hobby, displaying, and even buying (although I accumulated most of my stash before marriage). I don't even think of buying stuff at the rate I used to though, which is a good thing actually. Now I am a bit more choosy with what I buy and aftermarket is limited only to must have corrections or conversions now. Flankers are my second favorite aircraft, after the Tomcat. Both are elegant machines with many similarities in appearance. Thanks Mark! I used Gunze GX2 Ueno Black for the base, Alclad Airframe Aluminum over that, and then differing amounts of Alclad Jet Exhaust, Burnt Iron, and some Tamiya Clear Blue, Yellow, and Red for the titanium heat stressing color. Thanks speedlimit! Thanks Thadues! I love building Flankers, I think I have built 6 total so far. At least one from every manufacturer that makes on in 1/48 with the exception of GWH. Thanks Bravo, I appreciate the kind words!
  4. Couldn't agree more with this. They come off the paper backing very quickly too, and usually tend to want to roll up on itself. So be cognizant of that. Like Andrew said, after a few you kinda get the hang of it, but you REALLY have to continue to concentrate when removing and applying. I found that even after getting the knack of use, if I was not careful it would roll up on me. But print quality seems pretty good, and they do tend to do subjects not found elsewhere. That would be the only case I would use them again in the future.
  5. Hi all! Back again with my latest completed project, the 1/48 Academy Su-30MK2 Flanker-G of Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force), circa 2014. This model was inspired by my wife, Cicila, who is from Indonesia. This model is now proudly displayed in our living room and she is very happy with it! Having some issues posting this post in it's entirety, so I will break it up into multiple posts...
  6. Just finished 1/48 Academy Su-30MK2 Flanker-G in Indonesian markings from Caracal sheet CD48088.
  7. The GSI Procon Boy PS270 is what I use. Absolutely love this airbrush. I have the Eclipse HP-C as well but find myself reaching for the Procon Boy every time. I just prefer it, even though the Iwata is a great brush as well.
  8. That is beautiful George! Love the moderate yet restrained weathering, and the pics in the hanger dio are very convincing. Well done!
  9. This is a cool thread indeed! Here is my contribution: 1/48 Academy U-2S Dragon Lady Caracal CD48126 - U-2R/S & ER-2
  10. My heart breaks for you to lose your loving soulmate of so long, and I couldn't even begin to imagine the pain you must feel. I will keep you in my prayers, and please know you and your family have my condolences.
  11. No prob, I do that because I often look at finished models by others and wonder what they used in their builds, so I just decided to list everything I use so that it may help others with the same questions I often have. Thanks CJ! I always appreciate your feedback, and it always puts a smile on my face. Thanks Janissary! Your beautiful F-22 build I found from 8 years ago inspired my to build a Raptor myself actually. Thanks Brian, I appreciate the kind words! Thanks so much Gianni! Hopefully someone can find a suitable replacement and do some testing to see what kind of results can be had. Thanks so much Steve! Man, that is some seriously high praise. I am truly honored and humbled to have this be favorably compared to some of the great Raptor builds I have seen.
  12. Thanks Mark! Unfortunately, as you have seen in the Canopy Tint Thread, the polish I used is no longer available. Hopefully a replacement can be found in that thread! Thanks Arnaud! Unfortunately the polish is no longer available. We are having a discussion about it here: Thanks D! Thanks Sys! Just wish Hasegawa would not have made them so ridiculous to begin with. They got the shape right overall, unlike the issues with the Academy nose and tails. But Academy's panels are much better. Doh!!! I have been mentioning the wrong product code for this for a long time! Thanks for the heads up on that. Thanks UD for the kind words as well. It is much appreciated! Thanks Collin! As mentioned in one of my earlier responses the polish I used is discontinued. There is a search for a replacement here: Thanks Ryan! I love this one too, I had to solve a couple of challenges with this one and feel I came up with good solutions. I actually had a Langley liaison officer from the Pentagon contact me to offer to buy it from me (wants it for his desk), but I think I will just gift it to him in exchange for some squadron swag... even though parting with it hurts a little. I'd rather it go to someone serving that would truly appreciate it then for it to stay at home seen mostly by people who could never appreciate it.
  13. The stand is custom made by me using piano black plaque blanks, aluminum bar, plastic baseball card holder, screws, and custom printed info card done in Adobe Illustrator. Here is an album showing how I make them: https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=16625&p=albums&album=50194 Hahaha this made me LOL for real!
  14. Well, since I bought the polish over three years ago I had not considered that it may no longer be available, and after a search it does appear it is discontinued. After some research, I am wondering how nail powders might work. Honestly, I am not even sure how to implement powders, but maybe they could be added to something like future and dipped instead of sprayed on the inside. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Ktyssp-Mirror-Nail-Art-Glitter/dp/B082HKHQP4/ref=pd_day0_c_194_1/131-0744312-8217143?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B082HKHQP4&pd_rd_r=b064df9f-6c6a-4e5d-a2d7-98fe84e7fcab&pd_rd_w=IuCJ7&pd_rd_wg=17fTH&pf_rd_p=47a9d55c-4dbb-48fe-a136-8e1abc72e8e6&pf_rd_r=2PQNHJAZ143X4V7YZNX7&psc=1&refRID=2PQNHJAZ143X4V7YZNX7
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