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  1. Some of you may have noticed i've not been very present those last months. Indeed i was very busy at work and also for other stuff. I will certainly move in a few months, for a larger house, and especially a larger garden to put a large garage. Why the garage? Because of that It's not a show car, but the paint is the original paint applied in the factory in 1971. It's a 442 1971, with 455ci engine, with W25 ram intake hood option, lime green paint, power windows, AC, jade green interior, and almost everything is original. Only the radio has been changed for a modern one (i may rebuild it as original, but i would change the whole fake wood panel, as it has been cut for the new radio CD). The interior looks almost new. I'm very happy with my Olds !
  2. Lol, that's funny you ask... Some Aires sets fit nicely, others are aweful. The F-104 cockpit is certainly one of the worst fit ever. Mine took me almost as long to fit than to build the whole model. I talked about this in the WIP, iirc... However the casting and details are so beautiful that it's "almost" forgiven.
  3. Amazing paint job ! I love the many little touch-ups, that's very realistic. Was it the Tamiya kit?
  4. Bob, did you get only the canopy or also the windscreen? Did you mentioned the sprue letter in the form?
  5. Wow ! That's amazing ! Glad i have not glued the windscreen yet on mine ! Do they request any proof of purchase or something? I have two kits in the stash, bought at the same time.
  6. EZ Line is called the right name. It's actually very easy. Just make sure to untwist the EZ line before gluing it. You can just let it fall and thread it slightly through fine tweezers. With Prim elastic line a twist is even more noticeable, though it's also easier to untwist. With a bit of care you can get no twist at all.
  7. I'm too ashamed to take a picture of the room at the moment. It's all dramatically cluttered with about 1 year accumulated dust and piles of boxes everywhere. I definitely need to tidy and clean it. The desk itself is covered with dozens of tools, model parts, pieces of kitchen towels, brushes, paint jars, and dead mosquitos. Sorry guys, it looks like a desk from Mad Max.
  8. No music for me. But i have always some youtube something running when i'm buidling models. I watch reports, interviews, debates and so on.... Actually i dont really watch, i listen to....
  9. It dries very fast so you have to close the cap immediately after use. I also put a drop of water in the tube when it becomes a bit thick/dry. However, if it's brand new it's not normal. This putty is useful for some special applications, as you can wipe it simply with a wet towel or cotton bud. On the other hand you have to make it water proof with a good coat of any other paint or primer if you need to use anything liquid over it. But it's useful if you have to fill seams in tight areas or make some repairs or filling over arround a painted area.
  10. I missed it yesterday, but Happy birthday Iain !
  11. The build looks amazing. However, i'm very sorry to say that, but i'm not able to read anything more than a few lines of text and a few pictures on a screen. Even a very long review is often too much for me. I'm an old paper kind of guy.
  12. Indeed that resin is incredible ! Very nice original subject, cant wait to see it progressing !
  13. Very nice !!!! Funny, when i was a kid, my father went to the Bourget airshow and talked with a F-14 pilot who was in Iraq, and he gave him a nice signed F-14 picture for me. Then after several movings, i thought this picture was lost. And a few weeks ago, my kids were at my parents' home for the hollydays, and my daughter found it in a drawer. She did not even know what it was, but when my wife and i came there to get the kids back home, she told me "daddy, i found a beautiful plane picture". Instantely, i remember that F-14 picture, and it was it. I will take a picture for you. I dont know the name of the pilot, and honnestly i cannot read it correctly. Maybe one of you could help?
  14. Thank you guys ! Here a some more pictures, now it's finished with the PAK-1 gunsight from North Star Models. It's a very nice resin + PE set, but it's so tiny and delicate that you have to hold your breath when you build it. (The piece of masking tape on the paint jar is 6mm width) And the cute little plane with outdoor light :
  15. Wow, that plumbing job is just impressive !
  16. I have two sets of the Eduard/brassin exhausts. Perfect casting as usual, but they are VERY skinny. Definitely too skinny, i can even say anemic. I then drilled the kit exhaust, and they look nice, too, but lack the detail of the resin, and are also pretty skinny compared to what i see on the pictures. So yesterday i ordered two of these 3D printed exhaust. They look better in proportion.
  17. Hello, I've just seen that Italeri released a new box of their F-104G/S with a new sprue, with an Orpheus reccon pod and 2 chaff dispensers.
  18. 10€ for 8 is really a bargain ! Very nice !
  19. That's why i prefer the lines of the Challenger rather than the Mustang. Very modern but very retro at the same time in my opinion, i really like what Dodge did with this car. Love it ! The modern Charger is cool but have nothing in common with the first Charger generations, though.
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