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About andrew.deboer

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    Opulence: I has it.
  • Birthday 06/12/1969

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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  1. With Reskit, my only ‘beware’ is: “Beware! Buy stuff from them once and you’ll keep going back for more!”
  2. I use Model Master enamel Flat Gull Gray as my base coat - I like the coverage better than with the gloss. I have found that other brands that are a little different shade make great “touch up” paints. On a recent overall gull gray F-14 I used Model Master flat gull gray as the base, then used MRP’s shade on several panels, the radome, and some panel edges. Then I used another brand(??) for some shading on the underside. It really was an easy method for simulating the patchy appearance of a mid-cruise plane, when there really is no “correct” color.
  3. That was a beauty. If you didn’t feel a sense of loss about selling it, I would say you didn’t have a soul.
  4. Chuck: I have the CH-53E. It is complete but a few parts are assembled or painted. Definitely a builder’s kit!
  5. I do keep decal sheets in a few binders with sleeves, but many of my sheets are too big to fit into binder sleeves. I keep these flat in a plastic bin with a latching lid. Fortunately, decal sheets come in plastic bags these days so I don’t have trouble with humidity. I have 25 year old sheets that are still perfect. Having said that, I’ll use a sheet tomorrow and it will disintegrate...
  6. I unsubscribed from their email list a while back and truthfully had forgotten all about them. I was getting the emails and automatically clicking the link and browsing the inventory (such as it was), and suddenly realized that I didn’t want anything from them except to reclaim the time I was wasting on that activity. Their “unsubscribe” function is effective...
  7. I’m tired of the “what’s wrong with the Monogram kit?” answer. I have 30 or more reasons why I’m not building a Monogram A-10 - one reason for each year it’s been out. I’m not interested in exercising the modeling skill (which I do have) I would need to bring that “classic” up to modern standards. Just like I’m not buying a 1987 Buick and turning it into a Tesla. I want to build a well-engineered kit of what seems to be a very popular subject. I had the Hobby Boss kit not long ago, and sold it, and could certainly buy another. At this point, though, I have more than enough to keep me busy, and if a company like Tamiya steps up, my money will be waiting.
  8. I don’t have a girlfriend, but if I did I would not want her and my wife to be in the same crew as me. Very awkward.
  9. I am sorry that you are insulted. It was not my intention and I apologize. When I said your store looks like a guy selling his stash, I mean that there isn’t very much in your store. IT is as if you had a personal collection of kits and had created an online store to try and sell them. Eduard's Tornado is “temporarily unavailable”, which means that it is sold out. Were you trying to buy it from Eduard at wholesale price? I think that you would need to be a registered reseller with them (are you?) and perhaps would need to buy a case of them. Are. You. Registered. With. Eduard. As. A. Reseller.
  10. Your “store” looks like a guy selling his stash. Do you have a business license? Are you registered with Eduard as a reseller? Not defending Eduard’s behavior (if it was as you describe), but you don’t look like a legitimate reseller.
  11. I’m glad the tail kit is a separate section. That way I can apply ablative coating to the warhead without masking off the tail. Punch ‘em out, man!
  12. I know. However, he specifically said he intends to take a completed B [first photo] and convert it to a D. His completed model looks like it does not have the things I mentioned.
  13. Matt McDougall has been building the Tamiya P-47M. It’s quite a commitment, but you can learn a lot from watching his video series.
  14. Looks like you might also need new main wheels, BOL sidewinder rails, LANTIRN pylon pod. Or you could leave it just like it is, and buy a Tamiya or AMK F-14D kit. Sorted.
  15. Yeah, I came off like a jerk. Sorry about that. Mi scuso. Mine fits. Don’t know what to tell you. To be fair, it is difficult to get the tab on the bottom of the seat inserted properly in the slot in the floor. I have also seen some instances where the cockpit had been slid into the nose with its alignment tabs above the rail inside the nose, rather than below, which could make the entire cockpit sit higher. I would cut off the tab on the bottom of the seat and sand the bottom of the seat with a coarse grit. The bottom of the seat will never be seen.
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