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BlueNosers352nd

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About BlueNosers352nd

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    Not an idiot....I am underachiever!
  • Birthday 01/24/1972

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    http://www.hickoryhillphotography.com

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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    1/48 World War II Allied Aircraft
  1. What did you use for the PSP? Trying to find something myself.
  2. Can't seem to find the answer in my searches as to what is the difference between Mr Color's Clear and Ultra Clear? Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!
  3. Well close enough anyway. I started this one back in early 2010, worked on it a little in 2011 and finally got back to it in late 2014. It was mostly finished in 2011 before I really started looking at weathering more than a wash. The final steps really gave me fits so I decided to just get it done and get it outta my hair. I was going to start it as a crashed dio for a inner club contest, didn't make it very far. Revisited for another inner club contest, but again got no where. Like mentioned, the final phases gave me fits... 1) Something happened on the clear coat leaving little white blemishes, not raised blemishes though. So I gave it another super thinned coat of RLM 66 and unfortunately it covered up the wing a little too much hiding the swastikas even more. Suppose to be an overpaint of the plane anyway, but it's a little too heavy now. 2) Removing the older than dirt BMF masks was a chore. On the last window, the canopy came off, chipping the paint. So the canopy was stripped, Futured, masked, put on the plane, gaps filled and painted. Then I saw a faint finger print, lightly sanded it out. When I got back to painting the canopy, I masked it off with Post-It notes and it pulled up one of the crests. Got some replacement crests from a fellow ARC modeler Sluggo2u (THANKS!!!) and replaced them. Again, managed to pop off the canopy taking off the newer easier to remove masks. Fortunately it didn't chip much so the touch up was minor. 3) Broke off the loop antenna so had to replace that, but that looks better than the kit supplied one anyway. 4) Don't know how times I got the antennas on only to have them snap. This one basically finished very simply to get it off the bench. Seemed every turn was another problem......so I'm just glad to be done. I am not a Luftwaffe guy by any stretch of the imagination. Take it for what it is. Overall, the kit is a easy to build kit, with no major fit issues. Really was a gem to build, the finish of it just gave me fits. THANKS! :-/ PS: I need to get a better photo shooting setup. I had one more flash for the earlier shots. 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-1 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-2 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-3 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-4 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-5 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-48_Otaki_Bf109G6-6 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr
  4. Thanks AM! I used this particular tutorial in this instance. LINKY LINK
  5. Picked this kit up several years ago on the cheap from Great Models when it still was Great Models. Got this one and a USS Los Angeles figuring they would be something fun to tinker around with and not eat up a bunch of cash. Got to building this one and decided to try my hand at water. 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-6 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-5 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-4 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-3 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-2 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr 1-700_HobbyBoss_Uboat-1 by Hickory Hill Photography, on Flickr
  6. Ok I might of exaggerated a bit.......it's not that bad. I guess the instrument panel is really just a simple layout anyway, so the kit good for that.....just some decal faces maybe. I did miss when looking the throttle controls and estiguisher, so that's good.
  7. They are not for the new Revell, but maybe they could be tweaked a bit to work. Gotta be better than the kit things! Hell, anything would be better that the kits version!
  8. Lonestar has instrument panels and seats. I haven't really looked closely at my PT-17 copy to see how it looks.
  9. Trying to find some ref pics of Guatemalan Ryan PT-20's. Aztec Decals has a couple options on one of their sheets that I have ordered and waiting on. So obviously they saw some photos somewhere. A paper model company has profiles for several as well. Ideally I would like to find a pic of the single seat like below as it would be a cool option from the normal two seaters. Biggest Q is the color. Looks like on Aztec's instructions they call out for Neutral gray rather then NMF. Anyone have anything on this? THANKS!
  10. OMG.......YOU ROCK! Thanks! PM coming!
  11. Still monkeying with this darn 109 that's been on the bench for a long time. Stripped and remasked the canopy. Got it mounted and painted. Used sticky notes to mask and how be damned it didn't pull a decal off. So my first thought was in the trash. I dug it out thinking I'd strip it and use the other option on the sheet. Then I though I'd see if I can find another crest. It's $15 + shipping for a new sheet just to get one little crest. I'm not a Luftwaffe guy at all......can anyone think of any other options in 1/48? Maybe on another sheet? The other option is just to leave it off and say prove me wrong that it was only on one side. in the grand scheme of things, $15+ is a lot cheaper and less time consuming than stripping it and redoing it. Any thoughts besides reordering another sheet from EagleCal? Item I/J below...
  12. Still monkeying with this darn 109 that's been on the bench for a long time. Stripped and remasked the canopy. Got it mounted and painted. Used sticky notes to mask and how be damned it didn't pull a decal off. So my first thought was in the trash. I dug it out thinking I'd strip it and use the other option on the sheet. Then I though I'd see if I can find another crest. It's $15 + shipping for a new sheet just to get one little crest. I'm not a Luftwaffe guy at all......can anyone think of any other options in 1/48? Maybe on another sheet? The other option is just to leave it off and say prove me wrong that it was only on one side. in the grand scheme of things, $15+ is a lot cheaper and less time consuming than stripping it and redoing it. Any thoughts besides reordering another sheet from EagleCal? Item I/J below...
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