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  1. I use ammonia straight out of the bottle. Five seconds, and the future is gone. Ammonia is equally effective at stripping Tamiya acrylics, too.
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    scaling the image

    Old scale divided by new scale. 72/32 equals 2.25, as Tim said.
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    Make the others jealous

    If you're missing any parts for the 219, Z-M is very good about supplying spare sprues (for a price, of course).
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    best scribing templet?

    This might interest you, too. https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/Photo-etched-parts/Template-Access-STEEL.html?cur=2
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    My opinion on the Lancaster from HK Models

    I thought it a fair and balanced review. Thanks, EagleDriver. I hadn't noticed the lack of color callouts in the manual; the fact that it's in black and white doesn't bother me at all. Assuming I can get a good fit of the wing tips, I applaud HK's use of slide molding on the wings. It's nice to see someone push the envelope!
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    KH F-5E

    My advice: don't give up on the kit decals! I was lazy on the side consoles and tried to apply the decals as a single piece. I thought for a while about how I was going to do the instrument panel. I cut sections out and applied them individually. The result is much better.
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    The One That Got away: Complete

    Awesome, Gaz!
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    Mr. Paint / MRP Paints?

    No, Brian. He finally just shipped the parts. With the competition generated by so many online shops, I don't understand it.
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    Mr. Paint / MRP Paints?

    I ordered a couple of Yahu panels from Hobbyworld. I had to get PayPal involved to get him to ship them.
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    KH F-5E

    I opted for something simple - just to get rid of the internal boxes. Some 0.010" (.25mm) sheet stock... The end result (hard to see in the photo) is acceptable. Now on to the cockpit...
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    KH F-5E

    I got the ammo boxes stuffed with lead; the front end is complete. I'm leaving the nose gear for later. I'm not adding any detail to the engines; a coat of paint is all that's warranted. But the intakes... All you'll see is the boxes for the gear bays. Something's got to be done here - but I refuse to scratch intakes. The design of this kit is such that the upper wing can be cemented in place prior to assembling the fuselage top and bottom. It let me apply good pressure while the glue set. Not perfect, but filling and sanding should be minimal.
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    CSM Nieuport 17 (Late)

    That's EZ Line (fine black) with Bob's Buckles, Gaz. I noticed on Bob's website that he has a disclaimer that his products are not compatible with EZ Line; I'm not sure the reason for that - I've never had an issue.
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    KH F-5E

    I got some painting done on the main cockpit areas. I figured I'd try the easy way out and use the kit decals for the consoles... They actually look worse to the naked eye than to the camera lens. Off they come...
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    CSM Nieuport 17 (Late)

    A little progress: I got the empennage fitted to the cockpit. The fit is VERY tight; I had to remove paint on the outside of the cockpit frame. Even then, I'm not sure if I got the frame of the cockpit far enough into the tail assembly.
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