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  1. 1 hour ago, KursadA said:


    I will most likely release a 1/48 version (with only the options not already covered in CD48140) in early 2021, after more photos of the third RAAF F-35 squadron markings become more widely accessible.

    There's some nice VMFA-242 markings in the thread on Navy aircraft weathering as well.

  2. 6 minutes ago, Tato said:

    Hi RedCrown,


    I do exactly the same procedure as you, except I use enamel thinner to remove the excess wash. In my case, I've never had a problem.


    I think you are using the wrong thinner. You need to use a thinner that won't affect the paint. I've also had good results using White Spirits.


    Hope this helps.



    Thanks for the advice, I'll try that.

  3. I'm currently building a 1/48 Tamiya F-16 and first primed the ejection seat with Mr Surfacer black, then painted with Mr Color paint then after detail painting with Tamiya paints I put on a clear coat of Tamiya X-22 thinned with Mr color leveling thinner. I put on a few decals then another coat of clear. After I left it for a few days, I put on some Tamiya panel line wash. I left this on overnight and then went to remove it with Mr color thinner  with a cotton bud. I wiped most of the thinner off on a paper towel. When I started wiping away the panel liner, it started taking off everything down to the plastic in one area. What did I do wrong? Am I using the wrong thinner to remove it or did I leave then panel line wash on too long?

  4. On 6/2/2020 at 5:49 PM, Dave Roof said:


    Twobobs has covered most of them very well. Pretty sure he'll cover these as well.




    Yeah, kind of like Marilyn Monroe on the speed brake of an F/A-18D with VMFA(AW)-224.......lasted just under two hours from what I was told by Maintenance Control!

    Do you have any plans of decals featuring the Marilyn artwork? That would be awesome!

  5. On ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 1:15 PM, Zactoman said:

    I am currently not doing any canopies due to problems I've had in making the vacform parts.


    I'll consider these for a future project, but for now the North Star set looks pretty good.


    That would require me to purchase a kit of what has to be the ugliest plane ever...


    Thanks for all the suggestions and please keep them coming! :thumbsup2:



    I agree, the North Star set is nice, but it is very hard to get, it's always sold out. I think based on your previous missiles that yours would be nicer!

  6. Has this kit's release been delayed in North America? My local hobby shop was expecting it in March, and it's still not out, and I haven't seen it at Sprue brothers either. I know it's available on ebay and some online shops in Asia, but not over here yet AFAIK.

  7. 1 hour ago, wardog said:

    Hello RedCrown, thanks for looking and the feedback. There's quite a few steps involved in getting results that look decent and of course, some very useful tools. I typically start by using a pencil with a sharpened tip and Post it Notes to draw out where I want the panel lines. This step is key because it helps ensure when putting down the Dymo Tape that you stay true to the lines you drew. Once the tape is secure, I use a very small diameter sewing needle chucked in a pin vise and go over each line multiple times. It's also important to try and use consistent pressure from start to finish so the lines come out devoid of sections that are too deep or shallow. I then use 3200 or so sandpaper to clean the ridge along the line that develops when scribing followed by running the scriber along the lines as many times as I need to to achieve the desired result. That's basically it! It's a very simple process but It's very time consuming to achieve the results you see in the pics. The other recommendation is simply to practice. It takes a little while to get the hang of it but you'll get it. I also now have at least three different needle diameters I use to achieve the look I'm after. For 48th scale, I use the smaller of my needles for the majority of lines to maintain scale appearance. One other thing to keep in mind is to use a needle that is large enough, but not too large,  to allow for subsequent layers of paint, clear coats and washes to flow into the lines you scribe. If you have any other questions feel free to let me know.





    Thanks a lot for the response. I will keep trying with your method.




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