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Bob Beary

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  1. Check out MS flight sim 2020!! Still in alpha/beta testing, but wow!
  2. Tamiya TS-14 in the spray can. Decant and airbrush. If it's good enough for Chuck Sawyer (check out his F-5 and P-38 builds) it's good enough for the rest of us. Bob
  3. Can you glue some shims in place just inside the cockpit side walls to force the edges of the canopy out to where they belong? Have the edges of the shims just above the side walls.. Bob
  4. I agree with you. I think the surface is too glossy to let any of the wash "stick" to the model surface. Also, with the color coats and the multiple clear coats, the panel lines have been filled in to some extent, compounding the issue. Bob
  5. I knew you would succeed at this....after all, you are building a Hasegawa F-14!!! Glad it worked out for you. Bob
  6. Lacquer thinner should be able to clean anything. You might try a fine metal polish compound, Brasso, or even toothpaste. 4/0 steel wool ? Very fine sandpaper for everything except the tip? Bob
  7. Walt's just opened up about 2 weeks ago!! Bruce and Mike L both said they are VERY busy...crazy busy!! Super happy for them. I've got plenty of stuff to keep me busy, so didn't have to order anything. If I did It would be Sprue Brothers. Bob
  8. I have many bottles of Alclad that are 10+ years old and they spray with no problems at around 15-18 psi..
  9. Great collection of superb photos!! What type of lens were you using for the aerial shots? Thanks, Bob
  10. This! I just finished a Tamiya F-4D Skyray. It looked terrible, with decal solution stains, uneven glossiness, minor decal wrinkles etc.. I shot some MM Acryl flat...all problems were gone!! I couldn't believe how nice it looked. That is my go to flat coat by the way...great stuff. Bob
  11. I would use beeswax before I would use thread lock. And if there are cracks in the nozzle...replace the nozzle. Bob
  12. Use Tamiya Fine White Primer instead...right out of the rattle can. Works great. Bob
  13. The way I see this, if you spray any other shade of Alclad over what you now have, it will be that new shade. I don't think any of the underlying Polished Aluminum will show through. Is there a small panel on the underside that you could mask off and use a test bed? Maybe over spray a VERY light coat? Bob
  14. If you want it shiny, your next step is to leave it alone. Any other Alclad coat will kill the shine. In fact, any other coat of anything will kill the shine to varying degrees. Bob
  15. I'd be a little more than leery about that site!! That has red flags popping up all over the place!!!! I would not order anything from there.!!
  16. Were there any sharp angles involved? Like wing to fuselage, where air turbulence could be a factor. Was the surface of the model consistently smooth? Bob
  17. The model is superbly well done. Some of those photos could be mistaken for the real deal. The photography is exceptional!! It may be the best I've ever seen on this site. Would you share some of your set up and technique for that? Thanks, Bob
  18. I'm not familiar with Canon cameras. Do a youtube search. Bob
  19. The photos you are taking are good and mainly sharp and well in focus. In taking photos of models in progress on a work bench everything will not be in focus. Nor do you want it to be...like the paint bottles behind the model. One thing that I do not think has been discussed is number of focus points. If you leave that as the "factory setting" they will probably all be active. The camera will have a hard time deciding what to focus on. Change it to one focus point and place that on what you want to be sharpest. Depth of field will increase (somewhat in this case) with smaller f/ stops....f/11, f/16 and f/22. Bob
  20. Have you considered Ikea? I think there has been another thread here some time ago and they were recommended. Bob
  21. Maybe they just want a $700-$7000 name brand point and shoot !
  22. Maybe they just want a name brand, $700-$7000 point and shoot :)
  23. I had just about the same set-up back in the mid 70's with a Minolta SRT 101 I believe. I forget who made the bellows, but I ordered it one day from an outfit in LA and got it the next day in Syracuse NY! I might still have it around some where. It also came with a pistol grip. Bob
  24. Based on this series of photos, especially the last one, you have the necessary camera and lens for "close-up" photos. Other than a somewhat distracting background (and that may be part of the "build photos") there is nothing wrong with any of these!! Good work all around. Those photos are better than a lot of photos I've seen on this site. Bob
  25. Excepting Charlie's note above, they are trash, not recyclable.
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