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About saltydog

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    I've been gone since 2007 so I guess I need to update some of this stuff. I teach carpentry at a local community college. I am happily married with 3 kids. I have enjoyed building models since childhood. Other interests include woodworking, shooting 3-gun, and college football (mostly Alabama).
  1. The trophy is well deserved. Nice Jug.
  2. I love the weathered look you have achieved on this build friend. Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Ditto on all compliments on this build! Very realistic looking. Nice job.
  4. A very well done model. I love the cammo job and slightly weathered look you've achieved there.
  5. I have always loved birds dressed in different feathers. You have done and amazing job on that kit friend. I love the scheme. Thanks for sharing.
  6. thanks for the kind words guys! i'm hoping the next one won't take so long!LOL
  7. hi fellas, finished this bird last night thought i would share it here. as the topic title says, this is the trimaster 1/48 Fw190 A-8. this is a GREAT kit! nice engraved panels, molded well, white metal landing gear, PE detail galore, tubing for the cannons and pitot tube, just a really nice kit. the only gripe i have was the old wing root fit!! anyway, i finished her with MM enamels, weathered with an artist oil dark grey wash, some dry brushing, very little pastel, and some paint chipping with testors silver and a silver pencil. she's full of mistakes and there are plenty of missing pa
  8. anything lacquer based paint is going to be "hot", meaning it will dry quickly. your psi shouldn't be any higher than 12psi. also, you shouldn't be too far from the model with your airbrush or the paint will be almost dry before it reaches the kit causing orange peel, or grainy surface. too high psi will cause this too. always tweak in the psi/distance on a scrap model before applying it to the real deal.
  9. i also have used alclad grey primer and love it. as mentioned, it sprays right out of the container. i wish they'd make FS colors!!LOL later.
  10. very convincing weathering job eric!! would love to know the secret.
  11. yes old man, i have thought of drawing them back on with a pencil. probably the safest method anyway. thanks for all the input.
  12. hi chris, i build houses for a living and oneday on a final walkthrough the customer pointed out a defect in the drywall finish. all i had to mark it with was a sharpie. well, about 12 coats of paint later, the mark was still bleeding through. after about 5 coats of kilz, she finally gave it up. i see on this forum where the same happens on models. what kind of paint did you use on the mig?
  13. i don't think you overdid the fade job on the navy decals, i think they look more realistic that the others. i was in the navy for a 4 year enlistment and you could barely see some of the insignia on the real machines. later.
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