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  1. I’ve purchased spare sprues before on eBay. They’re always packaged good and at a reasonable price, I’ve only purchased 1/32 scale, but it might be worth a search. when searching, I’ve had best results with a very broad search, i.e 1/32 spare sprues. Good luck
  2. G’day all, I’ve always been looking through the Arc website and forum, for at least 15 years now, but this is my first In progress thread! After a big family move, it was time to start building again, and I’m trying a switch from 1/32 to 1/48 scale, and I’m a big US Navy fan, so I’m trying the Super Hornet from Meng. The aircraft I was interested in was the VFA-137 Kestrels with the digital camouflage from DXM. Long since sold out, so I tried the forum here, and within 48 hours a member had gotten back to me, I’d payed for them and they were in the mail! Thanks Tigerfan112!!
  3. G’day all, I know this is a long shot, but I’m wondering if anyone has, and is happy to sell at a reasonable price, a set of the DXM 1/48 Kestrel digital scheme decals? I’ve tried eBay, but prices are over 4 or 5 times the rrp, I know they’re sold out, but that’s crazy! Thanks Keith
  4. Awesome work, this is on my to do list, so I’ll be following this build with great interest! I’m also hoping that the aftermarket world will come to the blackbird party!
  5. There’s a build on the forum at Large scale planes by Marcel. He had recently built a Trumpeter tomcat and used the Zactomodels intakes, which are awesome, and is now building the Tamiya kit. Marcel used the Trumpeter kit intake pieces in the Tamiya intake fuselage pieces! You might find the spare sprues on ebay
  6. Am xtreme is an enamel based paint, it’s pre-thinned ready for airbrushing, but you’ll need something to clean your airbrush. I don’t like mixing paints and thinners, AK make an xtream thinner/ cleaner, that’s what I use to clean up
  7. Here’s a photo of a B1 that isn’t as weathered as the one provided. As new, they’re white, and then heat and other elements change that. It’s only me, but I’d start with white, and start the weathering/ staining process from there
  8. Awesome, I’m in Australia! Finally aftermarket close to home!!
  9. Sorry, metal colours for the outside, and for me, I’d start with a white colour inside, very similar to a F-16 GE exhaust, and build the colours up slowly to what you see in the photo using pastels. The tamiya pastel sets come in colours to simulate grime, rust and colour distortion from heat, just use a short or stiff paint brush for the pastels, and finish with a clear coat. I’d probably also go with a wash, such as the tamiya black pin wash. Good luck!
  10. Very nice work there Solo! I got two questions, what would be your choice of kit for a F/a-18 D, hasegawa? Also, what are you using the details added to the wheel bays, I’m currently using lead wire or copper wire, it just looks different in the photos before paint, but very neat good work?!
  11. The paints I used are the AK xtream for metal effects. They’re pre thinned ready for the airbrush, heaps of different shades, and you can mix the different paints to get a ‘custom’ shade if required. To dirty it up Tamiya pastels, very easy to apply, if it’s over done, wash it off with water and go again, but it’s easy built up slowly. I hope this helps!
  12. I’m really glad to see this thread up and running again! There’s a heap of information in here, current builds and ideas that get passed around, and I’ve also got the kit put away in the stash! It’s the platinum edition, and my plan is to fully deck the bone out with a full complement of resin and photoetch aftermarket gear! My plan is in about two years to start it, as I’ve just jumped from 1/32 to 1/48 aircraft, there’s so much more choice of quality kits to build, I want to finish at least 5 or 6 kits before tackling this monster! Please keep the info and photos on current builds comi
  13. With the lights of the diorama on in a dark room, the scene comes alive, great job!
  14. I’ve got the same kit as well, and in regards to the cockpit, as the kit set is just woeful, the only company I’ve heard about that are planning on doing a set us GT resin. But that’s also been planned for several years now, but good things come to those who wait! There’s also bits and pieces for the kit by quick boost (Aires) and reskit who make very good exhausts and wheels!
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