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  1. Thanks for the tips. I'll give both a try.
  2. Don't know if I've asked this before but here goes anyway. What is a good clear flat coat that'll make a really flat/dull finish? I've tried Dull coat, and several others but they end up looking semi gloss. I'm looking for something that is as flat as Tamiya flats, for example. Thanks for the help.
  3. Absolutely not!!!! The only thing that will keep your obsession in check is to immediately send most of your stash to me. I will perform the proper rituals to rid them of demon possession and store them safely for you.
  4. Has anyone done business with High Altitude Hobbies in Colorado? Just wondering about reliability etc.
  5. I used to buy Wingnuts kits until they priced themselves out of my wallet. Not only have the prices shot up a lot but, now shipping isn't included.
  6. 1/48 scale, I guess I should have said that.
  7. Hi, does anyone know if there's a aftermarket manufacturer who makes torpedoes for a Nakajima Kate. I guess any torpedo for a Japanese aircraft would work.
  8. Unfortunately, restored birds aren't necessarily accurate in all details. I did find some old WW II photos that showed a prop with no yellow, but I couldn't really tell what color the prop itself was.
  9. Ok, I'm building a Airfix 1/48 P-40B stationed at Hawaii in 1941, and during my research I've found conflicting information on the prop color. I've read that the props were black with yellow tips, black with no yellow, and bare aluminum with no yellow. Anyone have any definitive answer to which is correct? Thanks
  10. I use lacquer thinner for my MM paint.
  11. Does anyone know if the 1/32 Aires F-16C block 30/40/50/60 exhaust nozzle for the Tamiya kit will come close to fitting the Hasagawa kit? I bought the Hasagawa kit at a swap meet and it was missing the exhaust nozzle parts. Thanks Robert
  12. I went to Hasegawa's site to find replacement parts and they refer me to Hobbico. Are they still in business?
  13. Hope this isn't a hopeless cause but I need to find the two lights that go on either side of the large intake.
  14. I don't know if this is the right place for a post looking for aircraft parts, but the mods can move it if It's the wrong place. I got ahold of a Hasegawa 1/32 F-16 C kit which was partially started and a couple of parts are missing... the lights which go on each side of the main intake are MIA. Any ideas where I could find some, or if anyone has them for trade or sale. Thanks
  15. Roberto123


    I'll give em a look, thanks.
  16. Roberto123


    Anyone know where I could find decals for Egyptian Air Force jets? Maybe mig 17 or mig 21. Prefer 1/48 scale but 1/72 would be ok. thanks
  17. That and the way schools and others seem to believe that any work using one's hands is somehow distasteful. All the computer geeks will wonder how to fix their toilet when they're no plumbers left.
  18. I think there is a more basic reason why the companies are having trouble. I belong to two model clubs here and the members are mostly older guys. It seems that fewer young folks are getting into modeling these days, too interested in other things I guess. It's hard to build a kit while you're busy texting.. The model kit building base is shrinking to the point that there may be no interest in the hobby in a few years.
  19. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy modeling but I do like a model to look somewhat like the real thing when I'm done and I really don't want to spend a year building one. I enjoy driving but I don't really want to be stuck driving a model T.
  20. Really sad story, the woman who was killed was from my city. She had a family and was well respected in the community.
  21. I think the problem with the US kit companies is that they decided to build for the low budget modeler and producing less than great kits. Less than great is a huge understatement. Look at Hasegawa, Tamiya, Hobby Boss and many others who build very detailed good fitting kits. Yeah they are a little more pricey but you get what you pay for. The last Revell aircraft kit I bought still had raised panel lines and almost no detail, and took a half a tube of putty to build. Revell hasn't come out with a really new kit in decades. Other than nostalgia, I won't miss them.
  22. I should have mentioned that I use a scalpel too. The weight of the scalpel will be enough to cut the BMF.
  23. Has anyone built this kit yet? I've heard it's very nice.
  24. For canopy masking I use Bare Metal Foil, it's so thin that every detail shows up and also you don't get a build up of paint next to an edge. I like Eduard masks but sometimes it's difficult to find the mask I want and it takes some time ordering them.
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