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    I'm the delegate of discord, the agent of chaos.

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  1. The pitots I work with are usually for 1/32 and slightly larger but the same ideas should apply. As always - be careful you don't stab yourself and I generally work against the wall or something just in case something flies out of my hand it doesn't get lost. I generally get the hole or mount for the pitot drilled/sized up perfectly before painting to minimize refinishing. Whether it's chopping an existing plastic one off or drilling a new hole. Drill a smaller hole first, then gradually test fit and widen the hole til the fit is snug. For the pitot itself, I generally give it a very very light sanding with a micromesh pad (something like...6000 or 8000 grit). This doesn't scuff the surface but keys the smooth brass just enough such that a gloss black primer will stick to it - then the coming NMF will stick to that too. As for attachment, I tend to avoid CA for the mess and "ping". I usually use white glue, let it "set up" a little so it's more gooey. Press the piece in, let the glue ooze out between the seam, let it sit for a moment then clean the excess with a wet Q-tip.
  2. I've used it with Tamiya Acrylics (Tamiya X-1 Gloss Black + GLT is my go-to for pre-metal primer), Gunze Surfacers (The black surfacer + GLT is my normal primer of choice), and of course Gunze's own line of acrylic lacquer paints. Oh and MR. Paint as well (though these don't usually require thinning, I had to dilute some even further for a shading coat).
  3. Silly question - is that the blade conversion I might need for converting the Dragon kit to a Nightstalkers Little Bird?
  4. Same. Just leave 'em. White-molded seamless intakes are the best thing ever haha.
  5. So I've been told on the green chilies... I can't wait. :P Yep, I'm in Boston right now. I'm sure I'll be in for some culture shock when I land in ABQ. Should be fun...
  6. Cool ! Thanks :)
  7. That would have been awesome to see. But I fly in on 4/13... so I'm going to miss that unfortunately.
  8. Thanks for all the info. Definitely going to try to make it to the Nuclear Science Museum and Hobby Proz. Anyone been there recently?
  9. I'm interested in the 1/32 A-4F. Would prefer to trade! Shoot me an email if you want to talk about it ;) -Anthony
  10. He can be a bit slow. I had a couple PMs in to him as well, but he did reply in the end. Anyway, good luck!
  11. I believe 911op has one. See here:
  12. I'll be in Albuquerque/Santa Fe in April. Any shops I should plan to hit up? Museums with cool planes? Looks like Hobby Proz is the winner for LHS. -Anthony
  13. Hey all, I am after a Tamiya 1/32 P-51D kit. Aftermarket seatbelts, seat, etc are appreciated. I do not need decals. Would prefer to trade - I have the following: Trumpeter 1/32 F-18E Super Hornet Trumpeter 1/32 F-18F Super Hornet Kittyhawk 1/32 OV-10D Bronco Academy 1/32 F-16C + Aftermarket (PE, resin, intake/exhaust covers, decals) Academy 1/35 MH-60S Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15TM Flagon Hasegawa 1/48 AH-64D Apache Longbow Hasegawa 1/72 J-15 Flying Shark (Flight Test Boxing) Hasegawa 1/72 SH-60 Seahawk Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet Takom 1/35 T-14 Armata Let me know if you see anything you are interested in. Please shoot me an email: Thanks! -Anthony