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  1. I own several iwata love them my old eclipse siphon (hp bcs)does not meet my needs anymore. I have an hp bs which is superb for small areas and some detail and a hp sb which is for very small areas and mottling. I am looking at a hp cs and a paasche talon the gravity feed. This is going to replace hp bcs for overall spraying of large areas. The paasche is cheaper then the iwata comes with multiple needles. needs an adapter cheap to fit on my iwata air hose. The iwata are like tanks other then replacing the needles really do not need any maintenance.
  2. okay ordered plastic one maybe some felt on the risers to avoid scratches. we well see about the third hand jigs
  3. I have been considering getting one: http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?cPath=21_162&products_id=6593 would love to hear opinions on pros and cons is it worth it to get the 1/32- /24 vs the 1/48- 1/32 version
  4. Having recently acquired the new mig 29 a from trumpeter now I had to decide which if any am material to buy. I ended up with a quickboost K 36 ejection seat leftover from the SU 27 project ditto the stencils. after some reflection I bought the wheels and exhaust from Zactoman( much internal debate about the exhaust but it is such a prominent feature I had to. Decals form Begemot the pito tube also form master models, and the subject of this review the master model static dischargers. The Tamiya F16 was the first to my knowledge to include fine wire to model the dischargers before that you either had to scratch built them or ignore them entirely. The model includes them although as injected plastic. They are too thick and will most likely be broken off with handling needed for construction and painting. They also ignored a pair on the main wing only showing one there. So back to ignoring or scratch building. Master models AM-32-066 has 14 mig type static dischargers for around $7.00 plus shipping. first picture is the wing and static discharger from the model nest is a closeup of the dischargers close up of the package these are very thin wiil end up drilling small holes to insert them I recommend them as the scale correction adding the missing one on the wing and to avoid the inevitable shearing one off during assembly is avoided . you need one on each rudder two on each wing and two each on the horizontal stabilisers. For a total of 10 the package includes 14 so some spares are provided. Depending on your aims and modeling pocket book these are a worthy addition.
  5. decals are am? really?. For modern jets usually at least he ejection seat. The tamiya f 16 did not even need that. I did use scab plates because I backdated it to a block 40. For WW ll at least seat belts and decals or masks. Depending on the model the wheels need to be replaced. I think good execution and painting makes the model more 'believeable'. It is easy to get caught up in the aftermarket. For the new mig 29 a I did pop for the exhaust although initially I was not going to. Chris's( zactoman) piece was just to beautiful to pass up. I
  6. Somebody on the thread dissed the bergomot but did not say why. They are extensive and including the shopping are pricey. I do not need 20 to have 30 choices 3 would be fine.i liked the subject matter better on the linden Hill sheet but he told me no plans to upscale them from 1/48. Time will give us more choices. I have stars from a linden hill flanker sheet and data markings maybe I will do the bort numbers as a stencil. Anybody with a silhouette cutter?
  7. not to many decals around I want to do a plane jane russian vvs. Linden hill did a nice set in 1/48 but there is not a lot around yet.
  8. gresat job I have always wanted a saber you convinced me to wait till tamiya does one..
  9. I got my new model it looks lovely and it is about the same size as my F 16. I am having second thoughts be about the zactoman burners they do look beautiful. AMS and kicking in. The quick boost seat will fit. Okay tires and vvs decals and master static dispersers maybe burners that is it no more than that must fight it.
  10. am expecting the trump mig29a in the mail today!
  11. btw if anyone is in the market for the mig 29a freetime hobbies has it for 109 with resonable shipping least expensive I could fine it.
  12. I know what you mean it is a slippery slope with all these preassembled parts otoh you could say the same about decals or any number of other AM parts. My near vision sucks now that I am bit more mature so I do not mind a few aids. The yalu sets are nice this looks good too
  13. I love zactomans stuff but it is too pricey for me maybe his wheels. I think the exhaust stuff is 50- 60 bucks
  14. I have the linden hill decal set for the su 27 I bet the stencils are about the same. I ordered the mig29 a from free time hobbies much cheaper then ebay 109 plus 8 dollars in shipping. I have the quickboost seat. I think decals and resin wheels and I am done. I am finding to much AM stuff is an impediment instead of fun.
  15. Okay I have a k36 d from quickboost. Just sold my su 27 so I will get the mig. I started looking for decals and found out linden Hill is gone sigh.
  16. I needed the color for yellow 1 me 262 checks. I found a small jar although it has been discontinued from model master line. Probably due to slow sales. What other WW2 german aircraft use rlm2 in their camoflage I cannot think of any off hand
  17. beautiful stuff agree with you jennings I have boxes of models unbuilt with unbuilt resin in it( case in point the Su 27 with full complement of zactoman goodies
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