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    Awesome! Thank you, sir And good luck with your TF-102. If it's anything like your Neptune, it'll be a great one.
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    Hi Ed! That was an awesome build, I must say. By the way, I recall that your Durham's master was very shiny before you used it for vacuforming. Could I ask how you managed to get it to be so smooth? Also, what did you use to fill in the small potholes of the Durham's master?
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    Help! How do I weather a black aircraft?

    Doog's video is pretty good on black basing black aircraft: This fantastic build might also help:
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    Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

    The 2nd effort looks much better. Good work!
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    Instead of plaster, I would recommend "Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty" available on Ebay. http://www.waterputty.com/ http://www.waterputty.com/casting.html I believe some chaps over at Britmodelers have used it before. I recall seeing someone vacuforming a P2V Neptune canopy with this stuff.
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    Printable modern aircraft carrier deck section

    Man, these are fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time & effort for these, sir !
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    Showing my age

    Yup. I agree. Hasegawa's 1/72 Phantoms and Tomcats come to mind. Some Trumpeter kits too ( RA-5C Vigilante).
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    Eduard MiG-21MF in 72nd scale

    No worries, my friend I think you are right. Olfa being a Japanese company. I think Tamiya also does this with their airbrushes. Some of their HG ( High Grade) airbrushes are said to have been manufactured by Iwata but re-packaged under Tamiya's name.
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    Eduard MiG-21MF in 72nd scale

    I think the one that you labeled as Tamiya scriber is actually by Hasegawa Tamiya's scriber looks like this: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10001618 vs Hasegawa Trytool: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10037816 The Hasegawa one is awesome in my opinion ( There are 2 versions: avoid the black handle one. It is unstable when you try to scribe plastic) https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10037815
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    Classic Matchbox Voodoo (OOB)

    Ahh, yes. Very nostalgic kit. Thanks for the article. Well written
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    JASDF F-4E Sea Camo colours

    Fujimi ( 1/72) : https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10555560 ( decals only but for 3 different Special schemes) Kit: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10515077 ( not sure why boxart shows a grey bird but the kit is definitely the digital scheme one) Blue RF-4E https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10368218 ( But Fujimi kit doesn't contain the parts to make it a Kai version) Hasegawa also made a proper Blue RF-4E Kai in both 1/72 & 1/48. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10460353 https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10363789 The sold-out ones sometimes pop-up on Ebay and sometimes HobbyLinkJapan or HobbySearch re-stock them. By the way, with regards to what has been mentioned about the blues appearing brighter or darker depending on the conditions, the boxarts from the 1/48 Hasegawa kit (the first 2 pics from the top) might be of some interest: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10363789
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    Where do you get your inspiration?

    Movies, youtube videos, books, etc. Eg, If I'm reading Ed Rasimus's "When Thunder Rolled: An F-105 Pilot Over North Vietnam", I suddenly want to build F-105s. If I see a youtube video about Da Nang airbase during the Vietnam war, I suddenly want to build F-100s or Marine F-4B Phantoms. If I see the Top Gun movie, then I want to build Top Gun Skyhawks in their unique camo schemes. Battle of Britain: Spitfires & He-111s. Tora Tora Tora: Zeros & Kates. Sometimes it's events that spur me on. Eg, Next year the Olympics will be held in Japan. The last time they hosted it was in 1964. In 1964, as part of the Opening ceremony, they had their aerobatics team, Blue Impulse, performing aerobatic maneuvers including the Olympics rings. This then makes me want to break out my Fujimi F-86 Sabre: https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-89ffd/images/stencil/1024x1024/products/2975/6629/1__48943.1328281486.jpg?c=2 And so on.
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    K-8 KARAKORUM help

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    K-8 KARAKORUM help

    IIRC, El Presidente was a one-man show and a university student who made the K-8 decals as a hobby venture and not a serious business. If I'm not mistaken, he shut down El Presidente because he wanted to further his studies. Do correct me if I'm wrong. It's a pity because the decals were of quite good quality and sharply printed.