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Lucio Martino

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About Lucio Martino

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  • Birthday 05/24/1961

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    Roma, Italy / Columbia, South Carolina

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  1. Hi, As you can see in this picture, the propellers of the Tamiya and the Hasegawa 1:48 BF 109E look different. Which one of them is shapwewise the most accurate? The Hasegawa propeller is the one on the rigth. Lucio
  2. Hi, According to Reskit, their 1:48 F-111 exhaust nozzles are supposed for the Hobby Boss kit. I wonder how they match the Academy 1:48 F-111. Cheers
  3. After another long break, time has come to resume once again this project. ____________________________________________________ Improving Hasegawa 1:48 Tomcat - 14 Tails, Stabilizers, and Strakes (III) Months ago, in a private message, Thadeus noticed that the ventral strakes on the Tamiya Tomcat are glued in recess and I asked me if I accounted for that in my mod. The short answer was and is yes, but now I am finally able to show you a couple of photos in which the Tamiya and the Hasegawa modified strakes are compared side by
  4. The Revell F-15E is a "real" E and it is not a B/D with some additional parts. The Hasegawa F-15E is a B/D with some additional parts. In my opinion you should by the Revell F-15E both for accuracy and price. If you don't find it elsewhere else, just search eBay. Eventually, look for the Pro Modeler release because is giving some more weapons: http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/september/first-looks/rm_f-15e.htm With the money you save buying the Revell F-15E instead of the GWH F-15E (about 60USD given that you can get the Revell F-15E for about
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. I do agree about moulding loosing sharpness, but with the passing of time, styrene doesn't get worst, doesn't become brittle and weak ?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. First of all, My special thanks to Toki71 for his help. Dear Brett M, Very useful comment. thank you.
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