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  1. You may need to try several differing brands of 'poster tack' before you find one with the stickiness (or lack of it) that you like. I have had some blue blue tack (don't know the brand) that is horribly sticky, especially after being left for a bit on the model surface...it's quite a chore to get all of it removed sometimes, especially on matte surfaces. The most recent variety I've tried was the one Mike mentioned above, from Hobby Lobby. It has a "medium" stick to it, and what residue it leaves behind is fairly easy to remove. Another white poster tack that I picked up from (I think) Office Depot a year or two ago has just about ZERO adhesion to it. I now use it more as a medium to plug openings with, as it does what you described (i.e. sticks to fingers but nothing else haha).
  2. Message sent for the Xtradecal Lightnings set.
  3. Also, add a bit of dish soap to your water bottle to break the surface tension.
  4. And they'll surely charge twice what the excellent Esci/Italeri offerings go for.
  5. That, sir, is a beautifully finished model. Great work.
  6. For fine-point tweezers, cut some insulation off appropriately sized electrical wire, and slip it over the tips. Also good for holding painted parts without fear of marring their finish. I am also toying with the idea of dipping or spraying some of my tweezers with a product called 'Plasti-dip', available in hardware stores. It's a rubberized paint meant for tool handles and whatnot.
  7. Are there supposed to be some pictures included with this post?
  8. Sometime in the early 70's; from the time when they still wrote out their name as "Italerei". As for when they stopped, I'm not too sure but I think in the early 80's. As a note, the Revell of Germany 1/72 La-5 is also this mold.
  9. Hmm, then what about the Hobby Boss "easy kit" La-7? I have no idea who they based the tooling on for that one, is it basically correct in shapes (I know it's very simple detail wise)?
  10. You know, that color scheme really works on the ol' Mustang. Nice work!
  11. I can pull a vac canopy for you from the kit canopy in my boxing if you'd like. Send me a PM.
  12. I'll stand by my statement that we need a newly tooled series of La-5's in 72nd scale.
  13. Italeri mold, through and through. And parts for the other manufacturers kits should fit pretty well, may need some mild modification.
  14. Gabor, I'm contemplating starting on the old Italeri 1:72 edition that I picked up years ago, and finishing it with the HuAF markings I bought direct from HAD.
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