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  1. Hi everyone, I need to thin the heard a bit and have a few kits I'd like to unload. Here are the links to my sales on Kijiji. Preferably I'd love to sell them locally (in the Greater Toronto Area) to avoid shipping and money transfers and such. Most of them come with aftermarket decals and add ons. ! All kits have been opened to check for contents but all parts sealed in factory bags. !! All decals in pristine unyellowed condition. !!! Smoke and dust free home. !!!! Prices are reasonably negotiable. !!!!! Clik on links for photos. Tamiya 1:48 F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon (#98) Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in factory bags. Besides the base kit (and base decals) I’m also including: Afterburner Decals Numbered Air Forces Pt.1 Decals specifically for the Tamiya kit (#AD 48-015) Afterburner Decals F-16C/CJ/CG stencils Tamiya Detail Up Parts photo etched parts set 4 canopies (2x clear tinted and 2x clear) http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Tamiya-1-48-F-16CJ-Block-50-Fighting-Falcon-98-W0QQAdIdZ458167124 Hasegawa 1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet #07238 (PT38) Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in factory bags. Besides the base kit (and base decals) I’m also including the following: SteelBeach ACS Coaming (SB135) – resin Fightertown Decals VFA-103 Jolly Rogers First Combat Cruise decal set Afterburner Decals F/A-18E/F Data and Stencil decal set http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Hasegawa-1-48-F-A-18F-Super-Hornet-07238-PT38-W0QQAdIdZ458165745 Academy 1:48 SU-27UB Plastic Model Kit Kit comes with base decals as well as Linden Hill (LHD4810) Flankers on Patrol 3 which includes both Russian and Ukranian markings for various aircraft from either country. Kit also comes with 2 aftermarket resin SU27 ejection seats from: http://Quickboost.net http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Academy-1-48-SU-27UB-Plastic-Model-Kit-W0QQAdIdZ439664036 Revell 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle (#85-5511) Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in factory bags. Besides the base kit (and base decals) I’m also including the RARE Two Bobs F-15E 2005 TMOTA MO Eagle Tiger Meet of the Americas Decal Set (#48-147) http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Revell-1-48-F-15E-Strike-Eagle-85-5511-W0QQAdIdZ458166813 Hasegawa 1:48 A-4M Skyhawk (#07233) PT33 Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in factory bags. Besides the base kit (and base decals) I’m also including the following: SuperScale Decals for Douglas A-4M Skyhawks USMC CMA-311 (#48-968) - RARE AND OUT OF PRINT and Dragon Photo etched parts http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Hasegawa-1-48-A-4M-Skyhawk-07233-PT33-W0QQAdIdZ458167476 Revell Germany 1:48 Rafale B Plastic Model Kit Model kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in bags and in perfect pristine condition. Great thing about this kit is that it comes with a full selection of armament for the aircraft including GBU 12's, MAGIC missiles, MICA missiles and Storm Shadow SCALP EG cruise missles. Decals for EC 5/330 'Cote d'argent' (Tiger Meet ) and EC 1/7 'Provence' (Regular Service). http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Revell-Germany-1-48-Rafale-B-Plastic-Model-Kit-W0QQAdIdZ439664696 Hasegawa 1:72 Macross VF-1s Strike Valkyrie Plastic Model Kit Kit has been opened to check parts but contents are all still in sealed bags. I also purchased weapons and a fighter pilot for this kit from Hasegawa which I am including. SO you get everything you need to make this a fully loaded up and airborn model if you wish since the base model does not come with pilot or weapons. The weapons and pilot are very difficult to get for these kits! http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Hasegawa-1-72-Macross-VF-1s-Strike-Valkyrie-Plastic-Model-Kit-W0QQAdIdZ439665510 Italeri 1:48 Hawk T.Mk.1 Plastic Model Kit w/ Aftermarket decals Kit has been opened to check for contents but all parts still in factory sealed bags. Kit comes with photo etched parts. Besides the base kit decals I'm also including the Xtradecal (X48047) decal set for the BAe Hawk RAF service. This aftermarket decal sheet contains various UK based Hawk squadrons that can be liveried in a final build. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Italeri-1-48-Hawk-T-Mk-1-Plastic-Model-Kit-w-Aftermarket-decals-W0QQAdIdZ455466308 Revell (Germany) 1:48 Eurofighter Typhoon (Single Seater) #04568 Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still sealed in factory bags. Decals are all unyellowed and in pristine condition. Comes with full weapons loadout and decals for UK, German, Italian and Spanish Air Forces. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Revell-Germany-1-48-Eurofighter-Typhoon-Single-Seater-04568-W0QQAdIdZ458165989 Tamiya 1:35 M26 Pershing US Medium Tank Kit has been opened to check for contents but all parts still factory sealed inside bags. Kit comes with two figures and some stowage. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Tamiya-1-35-M26-Pershing-US-Medium-Tank-W0QQAdIdZ455466907 Verlinden 1:35 US Paratroopers Normady WW2 (2 figures) - resin Kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still factory sealed inside bags. Kit comes with two high detail resin figures. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Verlinden-1-35-US-Paratroopers-Normady-WW2-2-figures-resin-W0QQAdIdZ455467461 ERTL (MPS) Luke Skywalker’s Snowspeeder (#8914) This vintage kit has been opened to check contents but all parts still in factory bags. http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-ERTL-MPS-Luke-Skywalker-s-Snowspeeder-8914-W0QQAdIdZ458166498 E-mail me with questions: greg.leszczynski@sympatico.ca Thanks for looking guys and gals... -Greg
  2. Wow those are just awesome... take some creative shots with them in a space background... they look just like the real thing from the movies. Just superb! -Greg
  3. Great job on the Tie... Love the stripe! Worthy of any collection :-) -Greg
  4. Hey Jason... I worked on a 1:48 'gawa A-7E with build walkthrough photos that my help you during the process. You will note I did not use any resin parts but a little bit of extra effort from the old parts bin will yield a great result... trust me :-) The finished model was in the Oct '09 issue of FSM (If memory serves)... here's the build for your reference: Progress photos: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index....8&hl=lgl007 Final photos: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index....7&hl=lgl007 Oh, and Reddog helped me tremendously during this build. Thanks RED!!! -Greg
  5. One of my fave camo schemes of all time. Excellent job. -Greg
  6. Bloody 'ell... looks like photos of the the real thing!!! Simply stunning! -Greg
  7. Outstanding!!! Definitely in the top 2 CH's I've ever seen completed around here... Just brilliant :-) -Greg
  8. WOW... what a gem! The clean look is just so CRISP... just wonderful. Excellent job! -Greg
  9. Scott... thanks for your input... BUT where were you during the build? ;-P Hehe, seriously your advice would have been immediately put to good use during the build but alas it is too late. But the info is invaluable to me and others as we build other F-4's... "The inboard main wheel hubs on USAF Phantoms were left unpainted and were always a dirty rust color. I think you might still be able to correct it on your model." Interesting... I have a number of photos of the inboard wheel hubs and I always thought they were just dirty and not left unpainted. All my photos are in shadow of course so it is hard to tell. Still an excellent observation... "I know a lot of the guys here thought the shaded painting on the exhaust blast panels looks good, but I can't say I like it even though your technique was certainly innovative. It just doesn't look like that on any Phantom I ever worked on, saw or photographed. If you want to call it artistic license, that's okay by me though." Yes, I knew that going in. Frankly I was going for a very 'interesting' and eye catching technique more then a real reproduction. "If you're trying for a really accurate F-4, next time you might not want to make the top fuselage walkway quite as wide. It should go to the inboard side of the upper UHF antenna, and not all the way out to the panel line. I've been comparing your model photos to photos I took of real F-4E backbone walkways and it appears Hasegawa may have made the backbone panels not quite wide enough. The walkway sides follow a row of screws about halfway between the centerline of the fuselage and the panel line. I think Hasegawa's placement of the panel lines are what made the placement of the walkway sides confusing for you. No matter where the panel lines are, though, the side of the walkway was definitely just inboard of the upper UHF antenna. " Excellent point and well illustrated by your photo but alas the dimensions of the walkways were taken from the actual decal sheets that I used on this project so I assumed the homework was done by the manufacturers. "Please don't think I'm trying to tear your model down; it's far and away better than anything I've ever built. Except for a few things it would be near perfect. I am only hoping that I can help you or someone else be just a little bit more accurate in the future." No worries at all Scott. Your points are all excellent and wonderfully illustrated for us all to use as reference going forward ;-) I guess it does take a very keen eye to spot these items as I had shared my build photos with a couple of former gents who worked on these weasels and they didn't catch those items either. Thanks Scott. Best, -Greg
  10. Thanks everyone for your kind comments... I VERY MUCH appreciate your support. But more importantly I can't say how much I appreciate everyone's help around here when it comes to trying to 'get it right'. I think the build came out really well and pretty accurate ... and only because of the great help I received from members of this forum. Thanks again. -Greg
  11. Hi all, I'm ever so excited to report that my second article has been published in the Feb issue of FSM. My 'Gawa F-4G build has a nice 4 page spread ... "Detailing a Wild Weasel" on page 28. Let me know what you guys think. I'm always trying to improve on the quality of my builds. I just received my complimentary issue from FSM last week and have yet to get out to my LHS to get a few more copies so I'm not even sure it's on the stands yet... Oh, and that build was well documented by me here as well before writing the article for FSM: In progress shots: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index....9&hl=lgl007 Finished photos: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index....7&hl=lgl007 Again a HUGE thank you for everyone who answered the multitude of questions I had during the build. Best, -Greg
  12. Darrell... truly spectacular! Do you have a website with all your works and can we purchase prints? -Greg
  13. During my A-7E build I did a photo doc on how I use tamiya masking tape for the masking of canopies... Look at the bottom of this page to see the start and the rest is on the following page... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index....58768&st=60 Good luck. -Greg
  14. I would also recommend getting new decals and not using the one's that are cracking. The only time I would advise trying to save them is if... AND ONLY IF, you are willing to deal with the 'issues' that may arise if they don't work as intended. I have seen people screw up months and months of fabulous modeling work trying to apply old decals they were 'hoping' would work... some worked some didn't... /shrug... up to you but I wouldn't use them as I spend way too much time on building up these suckers ... only screw it up in the final leg? Not! ;-P -Greg
  15. Hi there, I don't use Citadel ink, but I do use the citadel base colors such as black... here's my painting process that's worked for years to this day: I airbrushed on the base color(s) (I used Gunze Sangyo Acrylics - Acqueous Hobby Color)... * I put in about 5% Tamiya Acrylic Paint Thinner to each batch of Gunze Acrylics I airbrush on. I airbrush on clear gloss (again Gunze Acrylic) - not too heavy because I don't want to seal too many of the panel lines with too much paint; I use Citadel acrylics and mix my own panel wash (approx 80% water 18% black Citadel paint and 2% dishwashing detergent - I kinda eye this bit and add more paint if the panel lines are not coming up as vividly as I like)... * I don't apply the wash too liberally in fact I try to get it in the panel lines as much as possible... let dry for 2-10 minutes then I rub of excess with paper towel (Citadel paints dry very quickly)... apply a bit of moisture to stubborn spots on the paper towel... you may need to re-apply wash if you rub it out of panel lines. The clear gloss coat ensures that the excess panel wash comes off quite nicely; Apply another thin coat of clear gloss to seal panel lines in preparation for decaling; Apply decals with Micro Set and Micro Sol; Apply matt coat (Gunze acrylics again)... actually I applied 3-4 coats. ... so that said I've never had any issues... here is some of my work: This one is in the Oct or Nov issue of FSM: This one will be in the Feb issue of FSM: Here's the ARC write up on it: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8...czynski/00.shtm Here's an F-15E So again it's worked for me for years... not quite sure why it's not working for you... I've even applied it extremely liberally on a gloss surface and it works wonderfully... just wipe it off within a few minutes of it being dry... Can you tell us what paint, gloss you used...? Perhaps that's the trouble. There could have been a reaction between the ink and the paint. My advice is use the regular Citadel paint in the same process on a spare test piece and see how it goes... -Greg
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