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Craig Baldwin

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    Your joking, right?!?!?

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  1. Craig Baldwin

    Airbrushing Exhaust Stains?

    What do you consider thinned paint? I've moved to thinning my base coats up to 75% thinner, even the ones said to be thinned for airbrushing. Using a tinted clear, I would consider similar ratios. Less clogging but you must be disciplined as to not expecting to complete the job in a couple of passes with the airbrush.
  2. Craig Baldwin

    1/48 Hobbycraft T-33

    You sound like a guy who just enjoys modelling, nothing wrong with that. The problem with asking your questions on ARC is you will get all the expert opinions. The kit was good enough for Academy to box it and sell it under their label. I can speak as someone who fiddles with modelling details most people would not notice and maintained the aircraft with the Canadian Forces for several years. You will not lose sleep over the small dimensional issues with this kit. Go and build those kits and just have fun.
  3. Sorry I do not always visit this subforum. You've got all the colours and details spot on. You have the eye for this workmanship. Looking forward to more work of yours. Craig
  4. Craig Baldwin

    Revell 1/48 Tornado GR.4

    Why? When leaving them separate increasing the chances of people buying a second kit.
  5. Craig Baldwin

    F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    Congratulations on staying on course and finishing this kit with such perfect detail. It was my pleasure to contribute what I could to your efforts and others enjoyment. So many small details added, many great memories for me. A NODAK F-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was very fortunate to visit that unit at Hector Field in the 1980's and photograph. Which paint scheme? Looking forward to more from you, Giovanni. Cheers Craig
  6. Craig Baldwin

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Very well said. I would have preferred just hit a "like" button, so I've entered a post.
  7. Craig Baldwin

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    What, letting work and sleep get in the way of modelling talk.
  8. Craig Baldwin

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    In my work I am asked for completion times constantly. I learned very early in life to come up with realistic times. Never-ending postponements tells me some is not being honest or has not learned how to properly judge estimates.
  9. Craig Baldwin

    Kinetic CF188 1/48 Production Line x4

    You have far more patience than I ever did, great work on the adjustments.
  10. Craig Baldwin

    F-4S seatbelts - Which should I get for ZM kit

    My feelings exactly, I build my kits for myself.
  11. Craig Baldwin

    F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    I don't really have anything different in photos that show any better. The larger cylindrical shaft back of the pilot seat was the jettison mechanism for the canopy and the below it, out of view behind the pilot seat was an electrical motor that raised and lowered the canopy. Behind the radar operator rear seat, the small shaft is part of an accumulator in assisting raising and lowering of the canopy. This is all going from memory. We removed the canopy a few times and the large shaft behind the pilot seat needed to be safetied. The arresting hook was nothing more than a large spring, a special tool was used to raise it, normally after an engine change. To lower it, they just pressed the release button in the cockpit and look out! It was released onto a large rubber mat. Sorry I could not be of more help. All great details and beautiful workmanship. Craig
  12. Craig Baldwin

    F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    Yes very common, I think it achieved a better fuel used/range ratio than with both tanks.
  13. Craig Baldwin

    F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    You have the eye for detail. Your beautiful workmanship gets me digging through old photos and I will take this opportunity to share with you and the other followers. They are all scans from prints and the colour on a few are off but the details are still there. Note on 101057 the yellow object mounted on the armament door, I don't remember what it was for. This has been a great ride down memory lane for me, and you provided a classic for it. Cheers Craig
  14. Wow, excellent job with everything.
  15. Craig Baldwin

    F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    Your details blend right in with the kit. That is real modelling, and that well wheel color, I remember it well! Good things come to those who wait.