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    Pair of Jugs

    Any more progress on these kits? You have done good work so far.
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    F-14A VF-32, Bicentenial, 1/48 Tamiya

    Like the heat staining on the exhausts. Nice work.
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    The Book Thread

    Bury Us Upside Down is one of the best books I have read. I could not put it down. A must read. I need to read Misty now. After I read it, all I wanted to do was build a F-100F.
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    RIP Lt Col Richard "Dick" Cole

    I had the honor to meet him and shake his hand this last December at my son’s graduation from Air Force basic training. His squadron was The Raiders, named for the Doolittle Raiders. They were honored to have Lt. Col. Cole attend their graduation and speak for a few minutes afterwards. Fair skies and tailwinds Lt. Col. Cole.
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    JHMCS Magnetic Transmitter Unit - In Resin??

    Me too
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    Mission Models Polyeurethane Intermix gone bad?

    I have a bottle that I bought in June through mail order that remained sealed until a couple of weeks ago. When I opened it I found it had gelled. My LHS just started to carry MMP, so it was off to buy another bottle. I was going to write Mission Models to see if I could get my money back, but after reading their FAQ I figured that bad bottle was a write off. Reading this thread confirms that.
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    Douglas A-1J Skyraider

    Eye watering. Nice work.
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    F-4B Eduard 1/48

    Very well done.
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    Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2 Sakai Zero

    Nice work. As you mentioned truly a trouble free kit. I built one a couple of years ago for a Pearl Harbor theme for our local IPMS club. One of the few kits that I have completed from start to finish in a short time.
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    US navy walking fighter pilots by reedoak

    Great looking pilots. Looks like one is saying to the other “I feel the need for speed”. Any my chance of a version with the pilots wearing helmets?
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    US navy walking fighter pilots by reedoak

    Anything but the thumbs up sign please.
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    F-14D ejection seat harness and belt color

    I used Vallejo paints. I used Russian Uniform (924) for the seat cushion. Medium Green (850) for the belts and USA Uniform (922) for the chute risers. The belts maybe a tad dark.
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    F-4J Academy 1/48

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    AA new colors

    Nice Triple. The colors look about right. Who made the decals?
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    AA new colors

    Boeing grey is too light as you can see from the picture of the engine cowl. The wings, landing gear, gear doors and engine pylons on most of the Boeing fleet are Boeing grey. The exception is the 787 where wings and pylons are white. The fuselage has more blue in the shade of grey than Boeing grey.
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    AA new colors

    I think the Tamiya silver mica is too silver. I had hoped to paint a few tests to compare with the real thing but didn’t have time before having to head out on my next trip. When I get back I’m going to try a few colors to see how they match up to the real thing. May take a week or so.
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    New deck crews by Reedoak

    What era are these figures from? Are they reprentitve of crew members fro the 2000-2010 period or the 1980’s -1990’s time frame? Either way they look great and it’s good to see you to continue to expend you selection of figures. Hope to see more. It would be great to see some more flight crew figures. Also fire fighting crew members to go with skunkmodels workshop fire tractor.
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    AA new colors

    Dylan, thanks for the heads up on the silver mica from Xtracolour. If I can find it I’ll give it a try and compare it to the real thing.
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    AA new colors

    Photo I took today showing the contrast in greys. The forward section of the engine is the silver mica of the fuselage while the aft section is Boeing grey. The far aft section tends to run darker from exhaust during reverser operation. Taken with my phone on a cloudy morning so not the best photo.
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    AA new colors

    I’m a pilot for AA so I get to see the colors up close. The official name of the color is silver mica. From a distance and on cloudy days it looks grey, but in bright sunlight it has a metallic look. There are metallic flakes evident in the paint when viewed in bright sunlight. The color is close to Boeing grey that the wings, engine pylons, and other parts are painted. To my eye aircraft grey is close. On a scale model the metallic sheen wouldn’t be noticed. One of these days I’ll get around to trying to match the paint as I have a couple of sheets to use in the new livery.
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    Trumpeter 1/48 Mig-23ML

    Nice work
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    Fightertown Decals New Tomcat sheets out

    I’d rather that the sheets are correct as opposed to an unnamed company who prints the tail codes to a F-16 aggressor in the wrong color, then when it’s pointed out to them they ignore the mistake.
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    Mr.Paint in Canada

    I’m curious, why won’t MRP ship to Canada?
  24. Gunze make a clear gold, color GX111. I purchased a bottle of the stuff but have not tried it yet. Out of the bottle it looks a little opaque but I think thinning or mixing with clear it can be made more translucent. I plan to experiment with it on clear plastic spoons, just haven't got around to it. http://www.mr-hobby.com/en/itemDetail.php?iId=121