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  1. Not sure which way the hammer is going to fall here, whether you have been scammed or not - certainly it seems that others in your exact situation have been. Your ultra-defensive passive aggression is making everyone quite uncomfortable though. The fact of the matter is that these scams occur on eBay quite frequently, and the "sellers" know how to run a scam. For every person like you that will receive a USB cable or other cheap trinket and immediately launch a claim, there are many who won't, and your refund gets written off. The "seller" is the one losing nothing, not the buyer.
  2. Looks great! I respect a man who puts in the masking time for a checkerboard pattern. Which aircraft will you eventually turn it into? Did you run with the Tamiya Sea Blue and Intermediate Blue?
  3. Hi guys, I'll be building Tamiya's 1/48 F4U-1A, which is a lovely kit to build. Unforunately the kit's decals don't align with what we are trying to achieve in this GB, so I'll have to source some others! I'm looking forward to trying out all new weathering techniques and trying some new products in this build, as well as it being the first time I've used an airbrush. The coarse sand landing strips, heavy traffic and combat fatigue on the aircraft in 1943 mean that there are some really interesting subjects out there. Tamiya's range of 1/48 planes are always well produced, and this isn't an exception. I laid down a base of Alclad's Gloss Black primer, followed by Aluminium. I let this set, before adding two coats of Vallejo's Chipping Medium. The interior colour is standard GZC, as close as I could match it. I then did a bit of dry-brushing here and there, detailed the instrument dials with a needle and some paint, touched it up with a very fine brush and added some pigment over the top to highlight the instrument bezels. I was considering adding some Kristal Klear to the gauges to add some depth - I'm not sure how it would turn out though? Anyone have any advice? I mixed Vallejo's GZC and Tamiya's XF-4 to reach a nice match for the primer outside the cockpit, however I'm not happy with the oil wash. It wasn't anywhere near thin enough. Still experimenting there! I'll use the same colour to simulate weathering on the wing-root area also, but have been looking for references and advice about how far through the paint would be worn away. If anyone has anything to share, please do!
  4. Hi guys, Bit of a cross-post from the research corner, but didn't get many nibbles. I'm looking for info regarding the weathering and scratching of the wing-root area of the -1A. In their role as an island-hopper workhorse, would the top layer of non-specular sea blue scratched and weathered off to reveal YZC primer underneath? Or would it have flaked off right down to the sheet metal?
  5. Hi guys, I'm looking for info regarding the weathering and scratching of the wing-root area of the -1A. In their role as an island-hopper workhorse, would the top layer of non-specular sea blue scratched and weathered off to reveal YZC primer underneath? Or would it have flaked off right down to the sheet metal? I've built a fairly large reference base, but I haven't found many colour photos. Kind regards, Billy
  6. @admiralcag I have read good things about running it lower than recommended, I will start off at 15 and lower it I reckon. @Cobus It does, but it recommends 15-20... a pretty generic figure. I've heard of people running it as low as 10 and getting good results. @Spectre711 I was lucky enough to pick up a Badger 360, courtesy of a friendly forum member - so can run it as either. I think ideally it's suited to gravity-feed though? Does that sound similar to your experience?
  7. Hi guys, Any idea of the best PSI to spray any of the Alclad range with? Also, am I right in thinking they won't need to be thinned?
  8. Hey Dann, interested in some of these, are you located in Australia? I tried to send a PM but it said you couldn't receive them. Cheers
  9. That SAC camouflage on the B-52 always melts my heart. How many of the BUFF's in vietnam retained that camo?
  10. Hey guys, I'm a bit confused about who's got the most quality tooling for a vietnam-era UH-1. Ideally a D. I know that KH's just came out and is getting great reviews, but is also pretty expensive and in limited supply. Has anyone built one of the larger scales, a 1/35 or a 1/32?
  11. Hey mate @midnightprowler, have you found a copy of the decals you need for sale anywhere?
  12. Hi mate, Firstly, congratulations on having the courage to recognise the impact that alcohol may be having on your body, and then again for exhibiting control. This is a wonderful step in your life and one that your children will really appreciate in the years to come. I'll shoot you a PM with some more relevant stuff, but I think you'll find an overwhelming amount of support from us. Cheers! (With a ginger beer of course)
  13. Further to the Tomcat discussion... how much is the Tamiya F-14A retailing for in other countries? I was astounded to find it on sale at $149.99 AUD ($118.00 USD).
  14. $399 is ridiculous. $39 would have been a far more realistic number, and probably would have gained them more customers.
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