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  1. So, if I have a CAD model of an airplane, and want to sell it as a 3d printed kit, what is the best vendor for that? Asking for a friend.
  2. Anyone who has the brass to take on any existing Flagon kit with the intention of making it as true to the real thing as possibleā€”that modeler has my appreciation!
  3. I'd like to buy some missiles. Does anyone here know who handles this brand in the US? Thanks!
  4. I just saw a review of the GWH T-33 and it looks really nice. One of my favorite cheesy 50's sci-fi movies is "This Island Earth" which features a T-33. Could I persuade any of you decal makers to add this scheme to your upcoming Shooting Star sheets? http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=This_Island_Earth Glow-in-the-dark green paint optional...
  5. Deepest condolences, Terry. Hang in there as best you can.
  6. Su-15s did buddy tanker tests but don't know if they were the first.
  7. You guys! The Iowa Caucus debacle! I CAN'T DECIDE!!!!
  8. Let's not BICKER and ARGUE over 'OO killed 'OO!!!
  9. That's right, keep it classy guys! /s All over a plastic model plane...
  10. Oh come on, this crap needs to get real. Publicly naming someone a scammer is a serious accusation. There is no scam. From what it sounds like, it was just a funding/marketing plan gone wrong at a company that's working with a very small staff, a limited budget and too little time. Happens every day, in every industry, and it doesn't make business people criminals. Neither does misinterpreting a complex curved area on an aircraft the designer probably can't afford to examine and measure personally. Full disclosure, I know Martin and can guarantee you he would never try to take adva
  11. If I got this mad every time a product I bought didn't live up to the vendor's hype... I'd be off the grid by now, living in the woods and writing creepy manifestos. šŸ˜±
  12. In CAD work it is SO EASY to zoom in on a part in progress, look over at the walkaround photo, and think "Wow I better do the hex head on that bolt. I wonder if it's an M10 or an M12." Sometimes you have to zoom out to the approximate size of the final part just to reset your reality. They won't be able to mold that bolt head anyway. Maybe just a bump.
  13. Uh-oh. Has anybody checked the AMK model for that nut and cotter pin???
  14. The thing is, most published drawings aren't based on factory blueprints, they are drawn by outsiders (for example, a graphic artist at an aviation mag, or just a fanatical enthusiast). People working with incomplete and often contradictory data. Acquiring accurate factory drawings is a lottery win. Even then, there is a lot going on in the 90 degrees between those orthogonal planes, and judgment, experience and talent come into play. Not an engineer, but I am a CAD pro, and for years now I've been modeling one particular airplane for my own amusement. Even with good drawings, exce
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