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    CANicoll got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    GREAT idea and this should push me over the edge to buy a cutter as well!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    That is what is great about this site, sharing info, pieces and parts!  I'm very happy to pay for someone to cut a mask for me and mail it.  

    Cheers,
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from mozart in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    That is what is great about this site, sharing info, pieces and parts!  I'm very happy to pay for someone to cut a mask for me and mail it.  

    Cheers,
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Any use for old business cards?   
    Testing mixed paint colors is EXACTLY a problem I'm having now - great idea!  Ditto the drawer labels...  Thanks Rick!
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    CANicoll reacted to mozart in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Already done it for forum members several times, free of charge in these instances.
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    OR:  Will this help set up a minor cottage industry where we can ask people who already own a cutter to make a mask for us and we pay them for the work?  Having this as a resource would be fantastic...
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    CANicoll reacted to Subodai in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Oh yes! this!! 100% this, would be a great idea!
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    CANicoll reacted to Rick Griewski in Any use for old business cards?   
    I too have a *hit load of cards. The back I use for quick lists of what I need when I go to my LHS. Pieces of paper get lost. Also:  Spray masks,  squeegeeing white glue, testing colors mixes (cut square hole and hover over color I am trying to match),  fix small parts with tape for painting,  label parts drawer fronts. 
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    CANicoll reacted to jenshb in Any use for old business cards?   
    I use them for mixing small quantities of 5-minute epoxy as well as handheld masks and palettes for oil paints.
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    CANicoll reacted to Kirk Taylor in Any use for old business cards?   
    Use them as palettes to test your airbrush.
     
    Kirk
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    CANicoll reacted to ssculptor in Any use for old business cards?   
    They can be used as shims. So can thin sheet plastic but the card is less likely to adhere to the plastic.
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    CANicoll reacted to BradG in Any use for old business cards?   
    Fuel for the fire pit?
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    CANicoll reacted to ade rowlands in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Great idea and I will make use of it and contribute where I can. This along the lines I've been asking for on these boards for a while, a pinned thread on Silhouette stuff when ever a question about tips and teqniques pops up. 
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    GREAT idea and this should push me over the edge to buy a cutter as well!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    GREAT idea and this should push me over the edge to buy a cutter as well!
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Ive just uploaded some more Silhouette files to the site................a JG-27 badge, a JG-53 badge and a JG-27 Stabl II badge.
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Yes, the new mask site I believe will be a great resource. And yes, as was pointed out, if you visit LSP regularly, you will see a lot of familiar faces!   Also as Kev points out, this will be member driven, so the more the merrier in this case.   Already some nice stuff up there for DLing. 
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in Scale Model Paint Masks   
    Howdy folks,
     
    I'm pleased to announce that I've just launched a brand new website called Scale Model Paint Masks.

    The purpose of this website is to provide a repository where members can share their paint mask files with fellow modellers, which can then be downloaded and used with consumer cutters/plotters like those from Silhouette (for example). There are also forums, much like here at LSP, though obviously the focus is different. I know there's a Facebook group that does something similar, but many of you don't use Facebook, and I'd argue that what I've set up works better anyway.
     
    You need to be a member to upload and download, so you're all welcome to check it out, sign up, and contribute if you can! The site is in its infancy, and well grown and improve as time goes by.
     
    https://www.scalemodelpaintmasks.com/
     
    Hope to see you there!
     
    Kev
     
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in Metallic Details (detail sets for aircraft models: 1/144, 1/48, 1/72)   
    While we do welcome you aboard, there is nothing in your product line-up that qualifies for the Vendors Board, so I've moved your post here to General Discussion, where it more appropriately belongs. If you ever get around to providing detail sets for aircraft or helicopters in 1/35 scale or above, we'd love to hear from you about them!
     
    Kev
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Metallic Details (detail sets for aircraft models: 1/144, 1/48, 1/72)   
    Nice site!  Although you are missing the King scale 1/32nd. 
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    CANicoll got a reaction from chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". July 21- Front Radiator Bits   
    Chuck,
     
    Just WOW.  I have the same kit, and also both of the Barracuda resin replacements (the 'flawed' one and the replacement).  I must say, following your build, I don't
     know if I want to tackle the kit now!  You are doing stellar work and the replaced/enhanced rivet detail is amazing.  And the panel lines.  I'm watching!!  
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    CANicoll reacted to chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". July 21- Front Radiator Bits   
    Thanks Guys!
     
    I have closed and finished off the front fuselage halves, using my usual technique of using Tamiya Panel Line Accent Color in Black to check for flaws.  After sanding, every panel line was re-scribed and just about every rivet was re-punched, so there's a high chance of slip-ups that could be revealed after the first coat of paint.  By adding a dark wash now, these flaws can be seen and fixed easily, so I now hardly ever have to fix something after painting which can be a real pain.  After sealing up the front fuselage, I found plenty of little slip-ups here and there and for the most part, they are all fixed now.  I notice quite a few other modelers using this method recently, so maybe I started something? 
     

     
    The dark wash would ooze into tiny cracks that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.  There were a few, which I have now fixed.
     

     
    Note there are no gaps around the rear landing gear well, due to the modifications I did above.
     

     
    This kit has lots of fine rivet and panel line detail, but not all of it is very clear.  Re-doing much of it brings it back to life.
     

     

     
    In a month or two, it should look a bit like my last model of the Kitty Hawk Harvard below, which had a very smooth and glossy yellow finish.  With a big investment in early flaw detection, it paid dividends later with yellow paint that was hard to touch-up.  With a weathered camo-finish, this model should be even easier to eliminate surface flaws.
     

     
     
     
    I'll be gone again for a few weeks, so no more modeling until I return.  Thanks for checking in.
     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
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    CANicoll reacted to Brett M in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". July 21- Front Radiator Bits   
    Nice work, as always, Chuck. Love the details you provide for the rest of us; learning something new every time.
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    CANicoll reacted to chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". July 21- Front Radiator Bits   
    July 3/20
     
    A bit of an update already, in order to document some challenges with this kit and how to fix them.
     
    Step 17 and 18 have you install the cockpit cage assembly and the rear landing gear housing into the fuselage halves.  This wasn’t very straight forward.
     

     

     
     
    First, the rear bulkhead part J6 is too wide, holding the fuselage halves apart at the bottom.  After many fine-tuning sessions with a sanding stick, I got the fuselage halves to fit together nice and tight at the bottom, without the need for clamps.
     
    Chuck Tip:  Try avoid the need for clamps to glue large parts together.  This often leads to cracks later and other parts sometimes don’t fit due to swelling.  If parts don’t fit, there’s usually another solution like the examples below.
     
     

     
    The windscreen isn’t installed in the instructions until Step 40, but I want to install it now to protect the gun-sight.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit very well either, due to a shallow front lip on the fuselage parts and a very thick front of the windscreen clear plastic.
     
     

     
     
    And resultant fit.
     
     

     
     
    As with the rear bulkhead, the solution is to sand the bottom of the windscreen, especially at the front.
     
     

     
     
    Here it is installed after masking and painting the windscreen flat black on the inside, with the kit vinyl masks applied to the outside.  Near perfect fit now.
     
     

     
     
    There are two arms on either side of the gunsight platform that apparently serve as braces attached to the sides of the windscreen frame.  I could not get them to touch the windscreen frame without the gunsight hitting the glass, leaving a gap.  To close the gap, I applied CA glue in layers until I achieved the correct thickness, which is a lot easier than applying shims.
     
     

     
     
    After sanding the CA glue and painting it green, the arms now touch the windscreen frame.  I could have glued them as well, but the gun-sight platform is strong enough without the added risk of glue (and fogging).
     
     

     
     
    The rear landing gear well is nicely detailed, but it doesn’t fit the fuselage parts at all.  After gluing the parts together (J2, J7, J19) as per the instructions, I wound up pulling them apart,  The long angled part J2 is too long, so it needs to be trimmed at the bottom (top of pic) and it should sit forward of the angled guide on Part J-19, so I inserted a styrene shim behind it.  The upright front Part J7 is a bit too shallow, so I added another styrene strip to support it from behind.  These parts were glued to one side to ensure proper alignment.
     
     

     
     
    After painting, the gear well now fits both sides of the fuselage halves in a clean snug fit, without any gaps.
     
     

     
     
    With everything now glued into place, it’s time to set it aside and let it dry, before I cleanup all joins with CA glue and new scribing.
     
     

     
     
    Thanks for your continued interest in this build, which I am really enjoying right now.  It has the right balance of kit quality- and enough flaws to fix- to make it fun.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to chuck540z3 in SH Tempest Mk V "Kicked Up A Notch". July 21- Front Radiator Bits   
    Totally agree John, to a point.  There is a little black tank at the bottom of the cockpit (Parts H28 and H29) that sits under the floor boards.  From the side you can see it, barely, as shown below.  It took me a long time to remove the seam and paint it, and now I can't see it from any angle, even with a flashlight.  To be honest if I ever built this kit again, I'd delete it, because to me it's a waste of time.
     

     
     
    This reminds me of the Zoukei-Mura P-51D with all the fine internal detail that needs to be assembled, before the covers are put on the wings, etc., that completely covers everything up.  While I can see the interest in what is underneath, I can't see painting and detailing any of it if you can't see it through some open panels. etc.  To each their own, I guess!
     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
     
     
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