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  • Birthday 12/03/1953

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    ANGERA, (VARESE) NORTHERN ITALY
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    -military aircrafts...and modeling them!
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  1. AMT or Italeri B-52H Decals

    happy to help a bit... i have seen sets of b-52 decals dedicated to tech stencils. maybe among the many there are also the alcm's. as for fracking up a decal sheet i take a caution: by default before i start a project, i scan at hi resolution (600 dpi can be enough) the decal sheet and i save as .jpg. from that file there are some people who are capable to reprint the sheet; i had it done a couple of times. i would give you the names, but unfortunately one gave up this activity and the other one is a pro decals maker and lately was too busy to do this job just for me. nevertheless, just in case, i believe that on this forum you can find someone willing and ready to do it... back to the damaged amt/italeri decals: are you sure that the alcm decals are among the marred ones? because if you didn't dip them in water already, you can almost surely salvage them with the microscale liquid! i apologize to tell you such an obvious thing, but if you spray the film, you will have to cut the contours of the decals that went under a new film. right? that's all folks... best ciaos and good luck. bobo.
  2. AMT or Italeri B-52H Decals

    paul, you're lucky. just a click afar you got decals for all the b-52 in the fleet. particularily cutting edge decals and warbird decals have really a lot of stuff, tech stencils included. go to: https://www.google.it/search?q=1/72+b-52+h+decals&dcr=0&tbm=isch&source=iu&pf=m&ictx=1&fir=1fX56OiP_nk76M%3A%2CaYb2NTIjrL8ALM%2C_&usg=__VFz78wy9gwvDUZdRuhA3fVYoi9I%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiyhqHWwe3WAhWKXRQKHcJ1CWYQ9QEIKTAA#imgrc=AkNxIVGb60bIvM: bobo.
  3. AMT or Italeri B-52H Decals

    hi paul. if your original old decals haven't already disintegrated totally, you can shoot the sheet with microscale "liquid decal film" diluted with isopropyl alcohol or even domestic alcohol, as you would if it was a normal paint. several coats of decal film have saved many old or at any rate damaged decals for me. the result is so fantastic that i apply the film by default on any decal sheet whose provenance or age aren't clear to me like when you buy on e-bay or so. shoot with an airbrush just as you would do with a model, letting dry each coat. but it dries quickly. if you prefer, you can also use a handbrush, a soft and large enough one. the stuff -to a certain extent- is self leveling almost like future. clean air/handbrush with water if wet, or -better- with alcohol. hope this helps, and even if your decals are completely wasted, i believe this is an info you'll find useful in the future. best ciaos, and...happy modeling! bobo.
  4. meng 1/72 F-102 case xx from keflavik

    hi joel. thank you for your nice words on my sweetheart. you're perfectly right looking for meng dagger and dart. they are good kits. i wanted to tell of the mishaps just as a form of short review in a direction more realistic about the real quality of the so much praised meng. nice kits, but with some issues that say, monogram, never had in my experience. best ciaos. bobo.
  5. meng 1/72 F-102 case xx from keflavik

    thank you don and whiskey. although it was a plane i did not plan to build, i fell in love with the '102 after i saw a picture of the black knights 61447 in icelandic colors. i have built f-101 and f-106 in adc gray, and i wanted a more "fifties" look. 61447 is the only daggger left bare metal instead of being painted adc gray. i believe that i have an answer for both of you: my 1/72 57th fis decals are by xtradecal, but i checked for you, and i see that they don't do the 1/48 set...maybe in the future. yet there are so good daggers in 1/48...ask hannants. best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
  6. hi everybody. just finished a meng 1/72 delta dagger and wanted to show it off looks like the display case ain't a hit in arc forum, so i post this again straight in the middle of "jet modeling"... i am very happy with this keflavik black knight...let me say blatantly that i really love it, many modeling imperfections notwithstanding. indeed, let me say that this so much celebrated meng has failed my expectations. they make gigantic injection pins that override the rim of the part and extend on the surface of the part itself. so you have to cut from the sprue and then cut away and carefully sand, a bump that protrudes e.g. from the surface of a gear door. some small parts just break when you try to sepatrate them from the sprue. and so on. wrong lenght parts, a wrong-shaped canopy that can't stay properly closed, and some steps of crazy engineering. instructions aren't of great help in solving the puzzle of those steps. even cartograf decals (i used some in addition to the 57th fis keflavik xtradecal sheet) lack of adhesivity and i had to use diluted white glue to set them. so, all in all, a beautiful model as for detailing, but not exactely the piece of cake they said the build would have been. a notice to those who want to build arctic colored aircrafts: after a lot of searching and testing, vallejo model air 71.086 "light red" IS f.s. 28913, perfect for the "conspicuity red" of the early sixties, after the insigna red period and before the fluo red one. as in general i don't like much vallejo, i know what i am saying. here's the link to the google photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rvXAWGJTWAMZPLk82 thank you for watching. hope you enjoy! best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
  7. hi everybody. just finished a meng 1/72 delta dagger and wanted to show it off i am very happy with this keflavik black knight...let me say blatantly that i really love it, many modeling imperfections notwithstanding. indeed, let me say that this so much celebrated meng has failed my expectations. they make gigantic injection pins that override the rim of the part and extend on the surface of the part itself. so you have to cut from the sprue and then cut away and carefully sand, a bump that protrudes e.g. from the surface of a gear door. some small parts just break when you try to sepatrate them from the sprue. and so on. wrong lenght parts, a wrong-shaped canopy that can't stay properly closed, and some steps of crazy engineering. instructions aren't of great help in solving the puzzle of those steps. even cartograf decals (i used some in addition to the 57th fis keflavik xtradecal sheet) lack of adhesivity and i had to use diluted white glue to set them. so, all in all, a beautiful model as for detailing, but not exactely the piece of cake they said the build would have been. a notice to those who want to build arctic colored aircrafts: after a lot of searching and testing, vallejo model air 71.086 "light red" IS f.s. 28913, perfect for the "conspicuity red" of the early sixties, after the insigna red period and before the fluo red one. as in general i don't like much vallejo, i know what i am saying. here's the link to the google photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rvXAWGJTWAMZPLk82 thank you for watching. hope you enjoy! best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
  8. MiG-29 9.12

    yeah: the ultimate chart is not up to date, and i agree with helmsman that mr. paint is definitely the most accurate and wide palette of soviet/russian colors. it's lacquer, but they're working on a new line of water acrylics named "aqua": they already have in production aome 10 basic colors. ciao. bobo.
  9. MiG-29 9.12

    hi jester. i suggest that you look at the "ultimate model paint conversion chart" at: http://www.paint4models.com/ for f.s. light ghost gray see the link: http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart20100101h.html# for pale green: http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/paintconversionchart20100101h.html# this is not a bible but i am grateful to the guy who made it for the pain it must have taken; not all the connections are actually or definitely correct, but it's a basic tool to make up an idea of who makes what. hope this helps. best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
  10. F-102 delta dagger

    hi everybody. just finished a meng 1/72 delta dagger and wanted to show it off i am very happy with this keflavik black knight...let me say blatantly that i really love it, many modeling imperfections notwithstanding. indeed, let me say that this so much celebrated meng has failed my expectations. they make gigantic injection pins that override the rim of the part and extend on the surface of the part itself. so you have to cut from the sprue and then cut away and carefully sand, a bump that protrudes e.g. from the surface of a gear door. some small parts just break when you try to sepatrate them from the sprue. and so on. wrong lenght parts, a wrong-shaped canopy that can't stay properly closed, and some steps of crazy engineering. instructions aren't of great help in solving the puzzle of those steps. even cartograf decals (i used some in addition to the 57th fis keflavik xtradecal sheet) lack of adhesivity and i had to use diluted white glue to set them. so, all in all, a beautiful model as for detailing, but not exactely the piece of cake they said the build would have been. a notice to those who want to build arctic colored aircrafts: after a lot of searching and testing, vallejo model air 71.086 "light red" IS f.s. 28913, perfect for the "conspicuity red" of the early sixties, after the insigna red period and before the fluo red one. as in general i don't like much vallejo, i know what i am saying. here's the link to the google photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rvXAWGJTWAMZPLk82 thank you for watching. hope you enjoy! best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
  11. F-102 Paint Help

    hi kurt. just one question: paints are water-based acrylics or lacquers/enamels? thank you. best ciaos. bobo.
  12. CF-104D

    hi fbw. i never saw one for real, but watching at the picture i'd dare say that this is polished aluminum. too shiny for a paint. best ciaos, and happy modeling! bobo.
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