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    dashotgun got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1:32 Kinetic F-86 Sabre F40   
    superb building skills love the oil canning effect the markings look painted so either excellent painting or decaling
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Ayovan in Alclad tips needed   
    yes to both  it will be  more bright and metallic over a black base.  I have actually sprayed over no base but you have to do light coats and test to see if it will attack the plastic.  I have also used a  lacquer base as well if again you start with light coats.  MM   lacquer black is good.  The main thing is it will show any imperfection in you prep and sanding the base coat needs to be  polished to a shine before putting the alclad on.  BTW the new aki xtreme metal is quite good as an alternative and is a  bit more forgiving IMHO.  I still use both
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    dashotgun reacted to Archer Fine Transfers in Mr. Paint (MRP?)   
    Not to belabor the point but from my contact at AK:
     
    Hello Woody,
     Xtreme metal paints are lacquer based paints. Thanks to you we have just realized that the labels are mistaken.
    David Martinez
    Dept. Supply Chain
    AK Interactive
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    dashotgun reacted to ironman1945 in Revell Aircraft Kits (New Tools)   
    Hi George!
     
    Hmm. Personal taste I think.  If u build fast, perhaps not an issue. But for me, spending upwards of 4-8 months on a build, having a REVELL box is a PIA.  Being able to just take the lid off a box to find what I need, rather then constantly opening one end and pulling sprues out one after the other is annoying.
     
    Dave/Ironman1945
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    dashotgun got a reaction from mattcour in 1:32 Kinetic F-86 Sabre F40   
    superb building skills love the oil canning effect the markings look painted so either excellent painting or decaling
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    dashotgun reacted to Jeff T in Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt.   
    I've also been working on some bits and pieces like the Landing Gear etc, I try to get as much of these assemblies done so I can concentrate on the main airframe once I start painting it, theres nothing worse than having the bulk of it done, but you've lost interest to finish off all the extras.
     
    Anyway here's some pics of what I have done so far...
     
    Wheels are from Barracuda Studio's.
     

     

     

     

     



     

     
    Thanks for looking,
     
    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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    dashotgun got a reaction from John Stambaugh in Expectations and reality   
    itis about the journey  not the arrival.  the hard part of it for me is when it gets screwed  up( whups forget to empty the water trap or hmm  should have primed the whole model not just the wings. see my posts about the  revell p 51)) the effort not to slam it into a wall sometimes is immense,  I have put a model on the shelf rarely but  99% of the time I have finished it.  sometimes I mutter the mantra as I search for a tiny part on the floor modeling is fun repeated  numerous times.  I have found that the necessity  of figuring out how to fix it bleeds off into  life makes me more flexible in other endeavours when things go wrong.  The enjoyment for me is the process not the  admiring of the wall shelf
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Gazzas in Make the others jealous   
    just ordered from sprue bros the revell sturmbock  yahoo!!!!  in point of fact they got a  whole restock many of the german revell models are back in stock
     

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    dashotgun got a reaction from Derek B in Expectations and reality   
    itis about the journey  not the arrival.  the hard part of it for me is when it gets screwed  up( whups forget to empty the water trap or hmm  should have primed the whole model not just the wings. see my posts about the  revell p 51)) the effort not to slam it into a wall sometimes is immense,  I have put a model on the shelf rarely but  99% of the time I have finished it.  sometimes I mutter the mantra as I search for a tiny part on the floor modeling is fun repeated  numerous times.  I have found that the necessity  of figuring out how to fix it bleeds off into  life makes me more flexible in other endeavours when things go wrong.  The enjoyment for me is the process not the  admiring of the wall shelf
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    dashotgun got a reaction from mpk in Expectations and reality   
    itis about the journey  not the arrival.  the hard part of it for me is when it gets screwed  up( whups forget to empty the water trap or hmm  should have primed the whole model not just the wings. see my posts about the  revell p 51)) the effort not to slam it into a wall sometimes is immense,  I have put a model on the shelf rarely but  99% of the time I have finished it.  sometimes I mutter the mantra as I search for a tiny part on the floor modeling is fun repeated  numerous times.  I have found that the necessity  of figuring out how to fix it bleeds off into  life makes me more flexible in other endeavours when things go wrong.  The enjoyment for me is the process not the  admiring of the wall shelf
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    dashotgun got a reaction from coogrfan in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from John Stambaugh in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Archer Fine Transfers in anybody else having problems with aki paint lifting in spots   
    Ak interactive is a lacquer acrylic thinned with lacquer. Tamiya spray bomb fine primer is lacquer. Lacquer lacquer .  enamel for the invasion stripes. No violation of lacquer first enamel  second then water based paint. Sorry i thought you all were familiar with the AK based paint line should have specified the lacquer line. Personally i dont use water based paint ironically because i think it lifts. The problem has been over come i think i should have washed the mold release oil off i skipped that step for some reason model master enemels was immune to it .  Also second error did not prime the entire model only the wings and tails where i had no lifting. So i think i  dud not do the basics and got a poor result. Will post a pic later
     
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Daniel Leduc in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from scvrobeson in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from MikeMaben in Feedback Wanted - Hasegawa P-47D / MDC P-47 Cockpit   
    the only real problem with it is that the cowl is not centered right and you need to adjust it down a mm or 2 not a  difficult fix.  I like it better then the trumpeter  as   there is all that  engine and ducting which does not show.  It completes as a beautiful model. Note  I did not do the cowl correction as it is barely visible.  Kit  cockpit alclad paint  lsp decals, somebody or others wheels 
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Derek B in Feedback Wanted - Hasegawa P-47D / MDC P-47 Cockpit   
    the only real problem with it is that the cowl is not centered right and you need to adjust it down a mm or 2 not a  difficult fix.  I like it better then the trumpeter  as   there is all that  engine and ducting which does not show.  It completes as a beautiful model. Note  I did not do the cowl correction as it is barely visible.  Kit  cockpit alclad paint  lsp decals, somebody or others wheels 
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    dashotgun got a reaction from coogrfan in Feedback Wanted - Hasegawa P-47D / MDC P-47 Cockpit   
    the only real problem with it is that the cowl is not centered right and you need to adjust it down a mm or 2 not a  difficult fix.  I like it better then the trumpeter  as   there is all that  engine and ducting which does not show.  It completes as a beautiful model. Note  I did not do the cowl correction as it is barely visible.  Kit  cockpit alclad paint  lsp decals, somebody or others wheels 
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from John1 in Feedback Wanted - Hasegawa P-47D / MDC P-47 Cockpit   
    the only real problem with it is that the cowl is not centered right and you need to adjust it down a mm or 2 not a  difficult fix.  I like it better then the trumpeter  as   there is all that  engine and ducting which does not show.  It completes as a beautiful model. Note  I did not do the cowl correction as it is barely visible.  Kit  cockpit alclad paint  lsp decals, somebody or others wheels 
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    dashotgun got a reaction from blackbetty in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Another sign of increased popularity of the hobby   
    http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2020/12/31/scale-modeling-hobby-provides-student-with-creative-outlet-during-quarantine/
     
    My wife loves to tell people i do fine scale modeling sometimes i cringe
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    dashotgun got a reaction from IainM in Is tonal mapping the same as a mottled layer   
    My only issue with this is that shadows depend on incident light and are not static. The other personal problem is that i paint with a melange of paints acrylic enamel and lacquer due to history and color acquisition which further complicates the process. Certainly you get superb results from the artistic application of it and will have to try it
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    dashotgun got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Many new Quinta sets announced for this Spring, most are 1/32...Phantom lovers rejoice!   
    still hoping for a mig 29a cockpit   I predict it will be realsed the day after I glue in the cockpit with the euadward set in
     
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Uncarina in Many new Quinta sets announced for this Spring, most are 1/32...Phantom lovers rejoice!   
    still hoping for a mig 29a cockpit   I predict it will be realsed the day after I glue in the cockpit with the euadward set in
     
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