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Paul W

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  • Birthday 04/23/1958

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    Mounds,Oklahoma
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    almost anything with wings and shooting

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  1. Well Hubert you were correct about the skewed effect that you saw so I think I corrected it as best I could as for the nose gear slant I couldnt say for sure but it was placed according to the directions. Now for the good and bad news Y'all. I am mostly done with this bird so I went ahead with the decals and what a fiasco they were. Out of two sheets only the four stars were salvageable as every one of them either broke apart in the water or as soon as I applied some pressure to adjust them in to position. I did use plenty of micro-set but now all I have is the four roundels. I have a friend sending me some Zotz decals soon and Ill just have to redo those to see if I can perk up the plane a bit. If you look closely to the decal you can see the tiny white marks left by the crazing. It did settle down well for those four but I amstill dissillusioned with HB decals. I am pretty stoked about the way my canopy and wind screen came out. I usually muck those up pretty good. I took the ionspiration from another builder of the same planer here in the Forum. Thank you... I am stilllearning how to improve the skills iot takes to pull something l;ike this off. so my next kit will be better and I hope you will agree....Paul
  2. Well Steve you about eliminated almost everything on my list. Lets seeeeeeee ummmmmmmm how about a 32 P-6 Hawk? For the other side of the pond, a 32 HS123. Oh gee I am on a roll now. Nope thats it....More tacos......
  3. Sorry Paul but I am a single malt type of guy. None of thet secret agent stuff for me. Now I guess there is no help either So how about some ideas on scratching a pit for both the Beau and Mossie? Tacos for everybody
  4. I love getting things stirred up
  5. Iso and surgical spirits are so close. You can also use distilled water as stated before or clear ammonia diluted by 30 to 50 %. I am not really familiar with that ab so I dont know if you can go for a larger tip. Paul
  6. I know I am resurrecting an old post here but I use a leather nail buffing stick that can be found at beauty supply stores. to get the seam down to manageable tolerances I wet sand with a fine sanding stick dry off the part then buff it until it squeaks. My grand daughters think its funny and they want me to squeak their nail then.
  7. Well I should hope so.
  8. I finally got most of the color shot, landing gear on and some other touches done, all I have left is the attention to details stuff and decals. I noticed that I have a seam in the port wing that opened up so Ill fix that also.
  9. I have to say that this is the most ambitious build I have ever seen. I do imagine you do get burned out sometime.But let me interject a little inspiration, I did this a while back as a wiffer from NAS Glenview. I really hope to see this build of yours to fruition as none of my friends will believe it. Paul
  10. I have a couple of ole Revell kits, Beaufighter and a Mosquite. I was wondering if you guys may know where I could find some good details sets for these. Thanks Paul
  11. Happy Birthday Phil. Never will you be as old as I. Thank goodness. Many more.

    Paul

  12. Right on Ron! I have the older Revell kit from the dark ages, Dark green plastic and a pilot that resembles a Sasquatch. I see what you have done and I am inspired and have hope for these old Revell kits anyway. It hard to believe that just 30 years ago those were state of the art kits. Keep it going and I will watch with intrest. Paul
  13. Mike. I looked through all my stash and I am sorry but I dont have anything near to what you are looking for.Paul

  14. Well I applied the first couple of coats, color sanded and then another coat, No I didnt use the alclad but MM acrylic aluminum. The first couple of coats were like pearl. I thought it was really pretty but thats for a car build I have in mind. Any way before I get too far gone on this I thought I would give it a day or so to cure and follow up and keep the light mist going. Here is what I have so far. Thats not much to look at but it is still progress all in the same.
  15. @Kev, Yeah its the OLD kit for sure. Going to figure something out. Maybe get some accent in April. Pit wheel wells etc. @ Mike, Thats not a bad idea Mike. Looks to work real well.
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