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  1. I now about the silver pencil and I am aware of the hairspray and salt technique but do not know how to do those? any tips or direct me to a website? bte I use enamels
  2. btw you have a superb job on basic construction this is not a shake and bake kit
  3. the trump model does give you seperate flaps. they were usually raised by the ground crew when on the ground although I have seen mix and match. I think for a repainted in the field ac the area under the flaps is probably camo color at least it is on the nasm ac. I think they would research their ac carefully as well
  4. you da man I am follwoing behind you with the same aircraft using yours as an inspiration!
  5. I ended up going with the hasegawa one to start off it looked like the most usefull one to start with
  6. having to do some rescribing ont he trump me 262 my half assed rulers etc just don't cut it anymore. There are tons of templets on amazon etc what do you guys use and recommend. I need straight edge and the oval for access hatch and circles . thin enough to bend on to the models tia https://www.amazon.com/Hasegawa-Tool-Template-straight-TP1/dp/B000S6F05Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549119920&sr=8-1&keywords=scribing+template hmm this would be good for jet planes https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=LR LT0003 https://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Model-Works-Scribing-Templates/dp/B004QP8YPS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1549119920&sr=8-4&keywords=scribing+template
  7. not to be critical of a beautiful realized model but that ac did not have the antenna wire.
  8. i did this by photocoping the decal and used it as a cutting guide. that shold give the accurtate shape you just need some stape which is flexible enough
  9. why not use the kit piece and use the pe t o spruce it up https://www.eduard.com/store/eduard/p-51d-engine-1-32.html
  10. https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/1419149/1944-north-american-p-51-mustang includes 20+ engines and multiple spares
  11. hmm I have some of these from the car guys https://www.hiroboy.com/IgnitionPlug_WirePiping_Cord_x_4_Colours_04mm--product--2852.html
  12. I checked on their website it is indeed not listed. I am not a fan of acrylics either
  13. Yes I saw some on ebay the shipping will kill you though! I am goinh to chevk the pne hobby store in my town
  14. I build intermittently and had not had to restock any of my rlm colors due to building some modern airplanes recently. Just started an messersmith 262 and was at the dregs on my rlm 66. it's hard enough finding a local hobby store but I was visiting my granddaughter in DC and visited hobby works in Laurel Maryland. they had model Master on the shelf but no rlm 66 to my surprise when I asked the clerk she said oh that's been discontinued. What a pita. I was able to get mr color rlm 66 But since it is a lacquer if i want to lighten it now need a lighter gray color lacquer. I think sooner or layer will be forced into acrylics
  15. thunnus what happend to this great build thread?
  16. beautiful work I am going to follow along
  17. that is amazing wish i had the skills to paint it
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