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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. Wow that's a really cool set though! Yea, I was talking about 1:48 scale Kitty Hawk kit. Sorry, I should have been more specific. Too bad, that was nice. I'm thinking of giving Milliput a shot, since they are the plug type that I want to do, adn not the over type that I could make out of tissue. Thanks!
  2. Hey All, I was going to scratch some intake covers for my Kittyhawk AH-1Z. Does anyone have any recommendations how? I was thinking either the tissue and white glue (ive done that with F-14 combing covers) or maybe some Milliput? How can I use the kit as a "mold" without Milliput sticking? Other ideas? Thanks in advance! Dave
  3. Hey Dave, I got your turret and FMV parts. They all look great! I had sent you a pm last night, but what do you recommend for making the clear windows for the other two turret 'holes'? There is a cool reflective piece for the flir. This thing looks great! The kit part is junk! Thanks. Dave Y
  4. Uggg! They look awesome! Thanks Dave. My ah-1z is so close to being done (just finished putting your decals on). I've never been too happy how my turret turned out and I scratched some fmv mods, but they are not as good as yours! Just placed an order for a turret and fmv. I'll throw more money into it! Thank you! Dave Y
  5. đź‘Ť My 5 year old daughter saw the sheet on my workbench last night and said 'ooh I like the pirate flag and little person flag'. It may have to be one of those! Thanks! Dave
  6. Sure thing! It's coming along pretty well. Any particular scheme you would vote the best? I'm having a hard time choosing, they are all great. Though I'm partial to a Pendleton cobra since my good buddy was stationed there in the early 2000s.
  7. Dave, I just wanted to let you know that I got your decals last night (I had pre-ordered) and they look great! I'm right at the gloss coat of my AH-1Z so perfect timing! I highly recommend! Just have to figure out which one to do! đź‘Ť Thanks, Dave Y.
  8. 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).
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. Great, thanks for all of your help! I have plenty of options to try and I just PM'd Raymond. Thanks again! Dave
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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:/>/>
  15. Ron helped me out in Jet Modeling. I will let you guys know if anything comes up. Thanks! Dave
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