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Yarm6

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    Modern USN Jet Aircraft, Vietnam Conflict Aircraft<br />An occasional F-16 here and there
  1. Thanks for the info. I didn't think it mattered, but didn't realize they came two ways (or always brass but oxidized). I have at least two sets. One Eduard EA-6B (actually the exterior, wheel bays and wing folds, so three) and another Eduard for the Harrier. All in 1/48. They all are an oxidized grayish color. I have never seen brass colored except for on ARC. I usually use Mr. Metal Primer, but every now and then some Tamiya tape will pull up a chunk of paint. Sometimes I sand them too, and that's how I noticed the brass (in addition to online photos).
  2. I figured it doesn't matter once the paint was on either. I didn't realize they came both ways. I have seen pictures of some with with the same set I have, mine is gray and theirs was yellow brass. Very strange. Thanks for the info!
  3. Hi All, I tried searching for this and couldn’t really find anything (I’m not the best “Googler” however), but maybe you all can help me out. When I’m using Eduard photo-etch, mine has a grayish-silver coating. I notice often in the In Progress Builds that a lot of people applying the photo-etch have a nice brass (yellow gold) color. How do people get this color? When I sand my etch I can get the brassy color, but it’s not uniform. I tried soaking my etch in vinegar to help with paint bite, but that doesn’t take away the coating. How do you guys do it? I see a ton of pictures of people using nice yellow brass etch. I can only get that with sanding, but you can’t get the coating off the recesses. It’s almost like it came that way. Maybe I’m just being silly. Maybe it doesn’t matter. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks, Dave
  4. Great, thanks for all of your help! I have plenty of options to try and I just PM'd Raymond. Thanks again! Dave
  5. Great, thanks phantomdriver. I'll wait until the weekend to see. I assume the info@kineticmodel.com email works since I didn't get an error. I will try Mr. Chung next week. Is there a Kinetic sub forum or do I post in Jet Modeling or send him a PM? Just trying to do the right thing. Thanks again, Dave
  6. Hi All, I have started working on a Kinetic EA-6B Prowler (the updated kit with the single piece wings that I cut into folded) and have been working on the wing sections. The other day I cut the two fuselage halves off the sprue to begin to match up the wing sections. To my horror, I noticed some severe mold/plastic shrinkage issues. One half there is a large semi-circle of plastic missing on the football and both halves seem to have missing/shrunken plastic behind the second canopy and the other half has a broken frame near the canopy. These are definitely not shipping/packaging breaks, as plastic is just missing. I'm pretty bummed. I was going to try to repair it, but it will be a substantial effort and I hope it comes out ok. I also tried to contact Kinetic via their services@kineticmodel.com but I got an undeliverable message (well it was in Chinese but I had to use Google Translate to figure it out). I sent another email to info@kineticmodel.com and that seemed to go through, but that was a few days ago and I haven't heard anything. Does anybody know the best way to contact them? If that doesn't work, I thought there used to be a site you could buy sprues from various kits. Anyone know of that? Please help if you can. If not, hopefully my scratch building skills are up to snuff to repair the fuselage. I was going to glue in a big chunk of kit plastic and do a lot of sanding on the football and cut out the deformed rear canopy section and glue in a more square version. Thanks so much in advance!!! :mellow:/> Dave
  7. A bigh shout out and thanks to Ron (aka Wizzard_rkt). He really helped me out and sent the parts and extras. What a great guy. Thanks again! :cheers:/>/>
  8. Ron helped me out in Jet Modeling. I will let you guys know if anything comes up. Thanks! Dave
  9. Yarm6

    ACMI Pod

    Excellent Harold! A few weeks is perfect. I'll keep checking at Sprue Bros. I have one of your AMA pods and it's great. Can't wait for the ACMI! Thanks! Dave
  10. Ron, I got your PM and sent you an email with my shipping address. Thanks so much! I want to make it widely known how helpful you are. Thank you so much! Dave
  11. Hi Everyone! So about a year ago I sold a house and bought a new one. I was in the beginning stages of a 1/32 scale Tamiya F-16CJ build. I had the cockpit and engine complete along with a lot of the landing gear and intake trunk done. About a few months ago I dug it all out and set it up in the new house. I was painting some pieces white the other day and was looking at my completed parts box. Well, I seemed to misplace two important landing gear parts. I have no idea if I lost them here or in the move. So, I was wondering if anybody had spare of these two parts. Maybe they built their F-16 with the gear up? Or I noticed the 1/32 Thunderbird kit also has the F Sprue and you don't need these parts. If you have them, I would be willing to pay postage or even a few dollars. I could even trade as I have a few weapons I won't be using. My next step was to contact Tamiya and try to buy the sprue. It’s too bad, I already had F20 painted and added hydraulic hoses. Missing Pieces: F56 (nose gear wheel locking piece) F20 (Main wheel bay door actuator) Thanks so much in advance. Let me know if you need other information. Thanks! Dave
  12. Thanks for the info. I'll try the looking for section. If not, I was planning on giving Tamiya a call. It seems pretty easy. Anyone had any experience? Thanks again, Dave
  13. Yarm6

    ACMI Pod

    Hi Harold, That would be great. Are you planning on sending them to Sprue Bros for sale after you build up your inventory? Do you have an idea on when this would be? I don't need one right this second, so I could wait till Sprue Bros have them. If it's going to be a long time, how do I go about buying a 1/32 acmi pod from you? Thanks! Dave
  14. Hi Everyone! So about a year ago I sold a house and bought a new one. I was in the beginning stages of a 1/32 scale Tamiya F-16CJ build. I had the cockpit and engine complete along with a lot of the landing gear and intake trunk done. About a few months ago I dug it all out and set it up in the new house. I was painting some pieces white the other day and was looking at my completed parts box. Well, I seemed to misplace two important landing gear parts. I have no idea if I lost them here or in the move. So, I was wondering if anybody had spare of these two parts. Maybe they built their F-16 with the gear up? If you have them, I would be willing to pay postage or even a few dollars. My next step was to contact Tamiya and try to buy the sprue. It’s too bad, I already had F20 painted and added hydraulic hoses. Missing Pieces: F56 (nose gear wheel locking piece) F20 (Main wheel bay door actuator) Thanks so much in advance. Let me know if you need other information. Thanks! Dave
  15. Yarm6

    ACMI Pod

    Hi Everybody! Does anyone know where to get a 1/32 scale ACMI (TACTS I beleive?) pod? I can't seem to find any. I know people were talking of TwoMikes, but I can't seem to get to their website. I can't find anyone that makes one or sells one for this scavle. I was just thinking of scratch building it. It should be fairly easy, but if there is a nicer one for sale, that would be beneficial. Thanks in advance! Dave
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