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RKic

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  1. RKic

    Group builds. really people?

    That forum is a lot more active (in fact it seems to be the last really active modeling forum following the Photo bucket Armageddon. But people there take a much more vibrant approach towards group builds. I don't know what it is, but I wish I could bottle that sentiment and keep it for later.
  2. Oh man 😞 he was such a character here and at MM. RIP, Rex
  3. Have any of you had any experience with this site? Where are they shipping from? Are they reliable? They've got some incredible prices on Eastern Express kits
  4. RKic

    Group builds. really people?

    It's got to be ARC's demographics. Groups builds are alive and well on other forums.
  5. RKic

    Biplanes and/or the Great Air War build

    Lately all I build is biplanes, so I'd be down. But I have an awful track record for losing interest in group builds, so don't base anything on me.
  6. RKic

    Have a seat, a stick and enjoy the ride

    Tamiya's Ki-61 and zeros have well appointed cockpits for their scale. Same with AMK's Kfir
  7. RKic

    WW II vet seeking comrades

    Please disregard. I just learned this gentleman has died.
  8. A gentleman on Facebook is turning to the internet to help him locate surviving members of the 384th Bomb Group. If you can help him, please see
  9. RKic

    Zvezda Acrylics?

    Does anybody know anything about these paints? Are they repackaged Revell Aqua or Vallejo or something?
  10. If any members from the Baltic states are members, can you PM me? I'm thinking about planning a trip to the region and would like some advice that ISNT coming from a travel website.
  11. RKic

    Tamiya Panther Ausf. A

    LOL. Manther panther. I do want to add, that in the photos, the face painting on your figures looks really good.
  12. RKic

    Tamiya Panther Ausf. A

    That's a pretty good start. The sheen on the tank looks fine, but I would add a dead-flat finish to the undercarriage and wheels. The contrast between a touch of sheen up high, and dead flat down low really goes a long way. Also certainly add flat to the commander's uniform. He looks like a BDSM leather-daddy right now. :)
  13. Is the seller named something something Tornado something or other? He's legit.
  14. Yeah.... Is there anything you want to tell us, Holmes?
  15. RKic

    Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear + tracks

    I think there is more nuance than that. The clean track may have a semi-dulled black metallic look, but contact surfaces would quickly be worn down to a brighter sheen. Add dust, grime etc, and you have a palimpsest of black metallic , with various earth tones in recesses and bright metallic highlights. I like to paint them black then.gice them a very heavy dark brown wash, then drybrush with Humbroll oily steel.
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