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Lucio Martino

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About Lucio Martino

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    Canopy Polisher
  • Birthday 05/24/1961

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    Roma, Italy / Columbia, South Carolina

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  1. Well, Where 90% rubbing alcohol and lacquer thinner failed, toothpaste succeed ! Now, I am pretty worried by what I get on my teeth several time a day...
  2. Hi, Time is coming to think about seats: - The two seats on the left are the ones included into the Aires cockpit set. They are missing of the photoetched belts. - The one in the middle is the original Hasegawa one. - The two seats on the rigth are Verlinden. Which one you like the best? I don't have any Quickboost F-14 seats. Should I get a couple of Quickboost seats instead ? Lucio
  3. I do agree about moulding loosing sharpness, but with the passing of time, styrene doesn't get worst, doesn't become brittle and weak ?
  4. Hi, How would you clean this needle? I used rubbing alcohol and then lacquer thinner. It belongs to an used Badger 200 airbrush (medium) I bought days ago on eBay. Lucio
  5. Improving Hasegawa 1:48 tomcat - 18 Tails, Stabilizers, and Strakes (IV) And then comes step 20 according to which the parts D14 and D30 are glued together, using part A13 as a spacer (pic 219). In step 21, this his sub-assembly should be glued to the upper and lower half-fuselage (pic 220). Honestly, that doesn't seem like a good idea to me, especially after taking a close look at all three of these parts (pic 221). I really don't think that part A13 can ensure a good alignment of this sub-assembly to the fu
  6. First of all, I need to thank Toki71 for his very appreciated help _____________________________________________________________ Improving Hasegawa 1:48 tomcat - 17 Tails, Stabilizers, and Strakes (III) When I thought that - finally - there was nothing else to improve in the fuselage, my Tomcat Hasegawa gave me another surprise. The speed brake compartment is not acceptable as it is out of the box. The temptation to close everything was strong, also because the fit of the E14, E26 and E27 doors is particularly good. In the end, I decided to leave
  7. First of all, My special thanks to Toki71 for his help. Dear Brett M, Very useful comment. thank you.
  8. Right now I don't have much documentation with me (I left on the other side of the ocean my Daco Book) and browsing the Web I did not find pictures good enough: 1) To asses if the Hasegawa step/door compartment is deep enough: 2) To detail the Hasegawa airbrake upper and lower compartments: Any help is very welcome
  9. I just want to thank you for your very welcome message. I am doing my best, but the true is that I do not have the stamina and the skills of some the excellent modelers crowding this forum (like Wardog, just to give an example), to cut these vents off and to scratch building some new. In this, like in any other build, I need to stop somewhere, I need to say to myself "good enough". When it comes to this kit gun vents this is one of these cases. On the other hand, especially after checking the pics, I saw few other small flaws in this area that I am planning to address,
  10. Thank you! I need to do some minor filling and sanding in this area before dealing with the vents. However, I won't do much more than cleaning them from the sanding dust because these vents are very, but very, fragile and I feel that a dark wash will be enough to bring them to life.
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