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    "Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"

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  1. 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang "Betty Lou"

    Whoa. That interior and especially that pilot is crazy good.
  2. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.XVI

    Fabric effect looks good. Nice job Steve!
  3. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks for chiming in Joerg, I do make it a point of using only the manufacturer's thinners. Can't figure it out Perhaps I'll do many thin layers and wait for the paint to dry in between and see how that goes. Cheers
  4. Tamiya Spitfire and Mosquito

    That's a good trick! Thanks for sharing.
  5. F-14A Tomcat - Tamiya 1/48 Scale

    Such a nice finish! I love the weathering. I'm working on this exact same project and I can only hope it turns out half as nice. Fantastic job and pictures.
  6. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks for stopping by. Your F-15 is crazy good! Thanks Aigore. Your intruder is very nice! So much work! I do wait a long time for the paint to dry. Weeks later, it is kind of "dry" but it still takes fingerprints. It is something I noticed about gunze's aqueous line of paints. No biggy, the fingerprints do disappear under a cover coat.
  7. Tamiya Spitfire and Mosquito

    What a heart stopping moment on the decals. But what a great save! I can't tell the difference post repair.
  8. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Hey everyone, I've been sticking the main bits together. Here, the forward missile pallets have been glued to the bottom of the front fuselage. If you knocked down these 2 locating pins a little, the front fuselage can slide and lock into the corresponding holes on the aft fuselage. They can also be separated with ease by lifting up on the pallets with gentle pressure. The pallets act like latches. Masking is not fun. Primed in black. Putty, sand and rescribe the inevitable seams that you find. She's a big model, so being able to separate the halves makes handling easier. She's going to be mainly clean gull gray over white but I thought I'd give mottling a go for a little depth. I've started on the bottom half using Gunze's Aqueous Hobby Colors. I like to use them but the only downside seems to be that they remain tacky for a long time. I leave finger prints on the finish after weeks of drying. The only work around I have is to clear coat them with Tamiya X-22. Does anyone else share this experience? Any help is appreciated.
  9. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Yeah, it wasn't difficult to remove at all.
  10. 1/48 Hasegawa A-4F VA-93

    That is a beautiful finish. I will try to keep your advice in mind. Thanks for sharing!
  11. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    That's some really nice work on the cockpits and intake. The main gear doors look painful though you seem to be beating them into submission. Great job!
  12. A-6E Intruder

    You're on a roll!
  13. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    Nice work Petrov. Cockpit looks nice, good fit on the intakes and very nice save on the main wheel wells!
  14. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks Steve. You've hit the nail on the head. The kit is so good it lulls you into a sense of complacency. Which was why I missed it ;) Hi dnl, It does look like a flow line. The line is the same on both sides though. That leads me to think that it may be caused by a multi part mold. Who knows?
  15. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks Rich. With respect to the stickiness of the adhesive, I would say it is slightly stronger than masking tape but weaker than stationary clear cellophane / scotch tape. Being stretchy, once it's stuck onto something it is hard to remove without deformation. It is not that sticky, just delicate. I would say that it is thinner than masking vinyl and a little thicker than plumber's tape. You can see I had to cut out a new piece every time I didn't get the application right. Regarding compound curves, anything that Bare Metal Foil or water slide decals can do, this will do easily. You can also burnish it into shallow details like canopy framing with a cocktail stick. While it will tear once it reaches the limits of it's stretchiness just like BMF or decals, it is more stretchy than either. It is a little expensive but I am happy for the option. I hope that helps. Scheme wise, I'm afraid it is going to be the boxing's Jolly Rogers. It will replace the one I built 25 years ago that is falling apart. You gotta have at least one Jolly Roger tomcat in the collection right? ;)