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About jester292

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  1. jester292

    F-15C/E exhausts 1/48 by KA models

    That tempts me to purchase a set. I’d like to know what we’re dealing with, fit wise. Aires or Brassin? I know which one I’d choose. Hopefully these don’t have any monstrous gaps.
  2. jester292

    F-15C/E exhausts 1/48 by KA models

    I’ll be the first to ask: how well do they fit?
  3. jester292

    1/48 Monogram F-4J

    Perfect sense. Thanks!
  4. jester292

    1/48 Monogram F-4J

    That will be most welcome. My trouble is trying to maintain the detail while filling and sanding.
  5. jester292

    1/48 Monogram F-4J

    Wow, beautiful markings and finish in that! Darren, can you kind of elaborate a bit on how you handle Monograms F-4? Similar to the F-14 pdf you did some years ago for FSM, but the quick and dirty version. 😄 I love those Monogram phantoms but I have trouble cleaning the seam along the fuselage and not losing all the detail.
  6. jester292

    Great Wall Hobby Mig-29 decals

    Yesterday I decaled my 9.12 early type. Decals were a little on the thick side. Not at all thin like aftermarket. I used Walther’s Solvaset, and it took 5, 6 or even 7 applications to get some to conform. I wasn’t pleased too much with the kit decals. I’ve had Tamiya decals work better. Hopefully you have better luck. Overall the 9.12 turned out ok.
  7. jester292

    Meserschmidt Me-262A-1a, 1/48t Tamyia

    Great little kit. You’ll make a winner out of it easily! Looking forward to watching your magic. Are the decals usable? I’ve had mixed results with Tamiya decals. Watching with interest!
  8. jester292

    1/48 A-10

    I did it too, way back when. I wasn’t sure if it was correct, but it seemed to do the trick.
  9. jester292

    1/48 A-10

    And to piggyback, for a question I’ve wanted to ask: Can the airbrakes on the monogram kit just be cut from the wing frame and be posed closed? Or is there more to it?
  10. jester292

    F-15 and Mig-29 kits

    For F-15s, I think the F-15I may include more weapons. For MiG-29s, I think all boxings are similar. Otherwise not many differences between boxings, if any (besides model variants like 9.12, 9.13, SMT etc).
  11. jester292

    1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk IXc, "Kicked Up A Notch"

    Great to have your talent back on ARC. The more, the merrier! You know we are all watching. 🙂 Keep the inspiration coming! (And as always, thank you for taking the time to share.)
  12. jester292

    Good Trader Alert

    Falcon053 is a great trader. Deal in confidence! Thanks Duane!
  13. jester292

    Good Trader List

    Falcon053 is a great guy to deal with; patient and excellent communicator. Happy to have dealt with him. Thanks Duane!
  14. jester292

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    PS. I “preordered” through Victory Models and haven’t spent a nickel yet.
  15. jester292

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Maybe just leave to the modeling gods and build in the meantime? Seems reasonable to me. But I know, I know; torches, pitchforks, angry mobs! Not that we can’t be upset, but it seems pretty minor. What is complaining going to achieve? What is bashing and comparing going to achieve? Now that the AMK thread is being filled with various hateful opinions of AMK, it’s becoming a thread of whiners, and as a result people who support AMK’s F-14 endevour are being shamed and made to feel guilty. I’m sure I can speak for more than myself when I say I’m still looking forward to this kit. And while I wish it were here already, or coming sooner rather than later, it’s actually not that big of an inconvenience. At all. Particularly with regards to my hobby of building model airplanes, I tend to be more relaxed about modeling issues when life seems to be full of other frustrations. Alas, it’s more than slightly amusing when the whining continues over topics such as these. Please, can we continue to have patience for, and look forward to, the F-14? If you don’t support the AMK project because “reasons”, let those of us who do, continue to. My my biggest rant on ARC, but only because life is SO much bigger than our plastic world.