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  1. On 5/30/2019 at 10:24 PM, Raymond Chung said:



    In the past 10 years we have made a lot of unique aircraft that no other maker did before like E2 S2 M346.... and also try to make a balance between price quality and subject. 


    But after when we upgrade our tooling quality, our choice of subjects would become narrowed. As we need more qty sold to offset the cost for higher quality tooling. For example, when everyone is excited with our Su33 release and look down on the F-18 release. The F-18 selling result is way better than the Su33. And we have the figures forecast the F-18 is 8 times more than Su33 in 5 years time selling period.


    So in order to offer some niche item  we need to do some mainstream subject to keep our book balance. 


    Thr bottom line is we are running a business and we need profit to drive the operation. We do not want to be a modeller crazy brand but we never able to keep afloat or deliver the product. 



    Hi Raymond, based on your mainstream subject theory, have you ever considering doing a A-10 Warthog in 1/48? Its a quite mainstream subject that has been neglected for too long. HB did one a long time ago it many feel it missed the mark.



  2. 3 hours ago, airmechaja said:

    Not as much as I would have liked because I couldn't find the OIF update kit. I did use the Eduard Sniper pod and some Hasegawa GBU 31's.

    The Wolfpack update sets for the F-15 looks nice on the box but they have some dimensional issues,; for example, the LAU pylons are innacurrate (short in length). And I know what I am talking about because I have both the F-15C MISP and the F-15E OIF sets. Your best bet (and the one I finally took) is to get the Academy F-15E Seymour Johnson  for cheap at EvilBay, these kits have the correct parts specific for both the F-15C & F-15E post-DS and TONS of weapons. You wont be disappointed.

  3. 10 hours ago, Napalmakita said:

    I couldn't tell you anything about the science, that's way out of my pay grade.  What I can say is that I used the original primer (black and rust) and it had a thicker, dusty finish and took more passes to get an even coat.  The one shot goes on more evenly and leaves a silky finish with just enough bite.  Not sure what the difference in Formula is but the one shot is noticeably better


    FYI, One Shot primers are just repackaged Badger's Stynelrez.

  4. 3 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:


    I hate to say it, but they're all toys.

    You will burn in Wakanda for what you had said , I have a box that says 'Its not a toy, intended for children 40+'...

  5. Gents: I would like to create some custom-made decals in light ghost gray (FS36375) for the Italeri 1/32 F-35A.  I already have the squadron badge and tail art done as a vector image, and I am planning to use a third-party decal printing service since I figured out that it will be cheaper that buying a new color printer.  One of them wrote that I need to send the CMYK color code to properly print the decal, other told me that he needs the Pantone code. I have done some web searches but the only color code I was able to find for the LGG is the RGB Hex Code(9598A1).

    Do these color codes exists (or an approximate) for Light Ghost Gray? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


  6. Gents: what Federal Standard color should I use if I want to get some custom squadron badges printed for  the F-35?  I am under the impression it is FS36375 (Light Ghost Grey) but comparing the color from my Caracal F-35 sheet it seems a little darker, more like FS36320 (Dark Ghost Grey). 




  7. 45 minutes ago, KursadA said:

    34th FS ("Rude Rams") aircraft do indeed have fin cap art; starting around mid 2018 or whereabouts. Here is a photo - you will need to do some perspective correction but it should give you enough to use as the basis of a custom decal design.

    34th FS tail marking

    Thanks Kursada!!! That fits my bill perfectly. I may end hand-painting it,  or doing some sort of airbrush template for painting because my Photoshop skill sucks.

  8. 1 hour ago, ST0RM said:

    Unless its really current, the 34th jets show up with blank fin caps. The 4th have their tails painted though. They often deploy with a mix of jets, not only their own. Could you have seen that, possibly?





    Hi St0rm: thanks for your reply. I think you are correct, I miss- identified the squadron. Looking hard at the photos the ones who had fin cap art are from the 4 FS, not the 34.  Looks like the 4th and the 421 are the only ones that have fin cap art.



  9. Gents: I am currently building Meng’s 1/48 F-35A and I am planning to do it representing   34th FS markings. I have been collecting photos of some current squadron jets and I noted that on the vertical fin, on top of the ACC badge, there is some sort of artwork or fin flash markings I cannot see in detail in any of the photos I have found on the web. Does anyone have a clear close-up photo of one of the 34 jets sporting these markings?

    Thanks in advance.  

  10. 10 hours ago, Hawk One said:



    In the past, after putting down my base coat, if I had different paint layers to spray I would cover the base paint with a light coat of Future/Pledge to protect the base coat during handling and masking for the other layers.  Never had any issues doing this with Future/Pledge and it helped protect my base coat nicely. 


    I recently started using X-22 for my pre-decal coat and I really prefer the finish I get with X-22 over the finish I get with Future.  But I have not yet used it between multiple layers.


    Has anyone used X-22 to protect a base coat then sprayed other layers over top?  Any issues or does anyone foresee any issues?




    I have done it,  and never had any issues. X-22, once fully cured its rock hard and durable. Hell, I even mix X-22  with Gunze and Tamiya paints, it gives the paint a hard eggshell finish look and, to me, makes the Tamiya nearly scratch-proff.

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