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  1. A dream of mine is to get inside an A380. It won't happen though, but I am not sorry; there is no way I could endure a such long trips in a seat.
  2. https://m.facebook.com/worldwartoons/photos/a.1605956606348057/2070242116586168/?type=3&comment_id=2320430071567370&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1555260075907354&ref=m_notif Wonder if we will see crew men for their tanks?
  3. Wonder what the quality is of those old kits.
  4. https://goo.gl/images/zsWdXz
  5. Adding another warning signal to cockpit will do no good. They are often ignored by the crew in stressful situations, or cause even more stress. An example is how the crew of that Bombardier Q400, in the article i linked too, didn't react to a warning the gear leg wasn't extended at landing. The investigators could hear the sound on the cvr, but the crew didn't. Blaming the pilots is easy but unfair. Humans are clever but very limited in what they can do with their bodies and minds. They are perfectly adapted for a simple stone age life in Africa, but flying is basically to use science to push the boundaries of the possible. (Heck, I am always amazed we got no more car crashes than we do.) Put another way; would you like a trained monkey in the cockpit? That is what you got already. The scientists are smarter, they don't use throttle and stick to run the great Hadron collider.
  6. Got my decals for the build. It is peddinghaus late war markings in 1/48 Scale. The decals looks nice but are not contour cut. Something to keep in mind if you want to purchase from PH. I chose the sheet that gave me most crosses so that I have plenty of markings for my toon projects. Since they are something of what-if projects to begin with i don't bother much with getting markings right. ^^ Gloss varnish and all the setting solutions I got was used to make the decals conform to the zimmerit. Hopefully it will look OK after the flat varnish I will apply later. I am still looking for a good wooden base to make a Diorama. The idea is to make something like that well known photo of tigers parked under trees in Normandy. In other news is my successful test of a plastic Primer for a slaver-1 i am working on. The plastic is not styrene but some pvc. (it is a toy) The Primer is transparent but with some metallic in it to make it more visible. It stuck really hard to the plastic. (not shown) That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
  7. Even with automation there is too much complexity for a pilot. These days it is mostly pilot error that send the machines crashing. Like this one https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/approach-so-awful-tower-controllers-ducked-out-fear Occasionally there are hardware error, like that Airbus 400 that crashed, but they seems rare. More common is small problems that lead to pilot error through confusion. Air France Flight 447 didn't crash because of faulty pitot tubes, but because of erroneous pilot response to speed data. Then we got suicide by aircraft, too. I recall at least three times that has happened in the 21th cent.
  8. There are several actually. Amur makes one IIRC
  9. A new book? Sounds interesting.
  10. It happen sometimes that in a dream I find myself go looking for a shop selling plastic model kits. I often find one and then feel the excitement of exploring the back rooms for kits I never seen before. It's not quite the same in real life... The only unknown here is the future releases!
  11. It's been a while since his last one http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/?m=0
  12. From Tamiyas website: 【 Smooth the Paints 】  This paint retarder will make acrylic paint dry slower, enabling a smoother finish. It can be used up to a 1:10 ratio with Tamiya Acrylic Paints. It helps to lessen the chance of painting a grainy surface on your model. Also, it is ideal for painting glossy finish surfaces. 1 bottle contains 40ml.
  13. Hmmmm. Size wise it is nice. I figure that you get used to it sitting close to the edges, or adjust the angle slightly. Alternatively place it parallell to the street and add figures to break the symmetry. Old school chain mail and mithril? Cool, will try that. Tnx
  14. Quality of the artwork varies greatly. That above is basically the same as this, which is not readily apparent. I suggest you paint it like you want too. Black underside and big spots? Well it's up to you in the end.
  15. I do what I like when I like to do it . No problems . There is however something to the idea of switching to something simpler. You can still use all your skills but with less pressure from large parts numbers and details.
  16. They are not the same machines. From what I could find the first machine is Green 1 that was lost after his last night victory. Camo seems to have been just the standard for a day fighter. This because the fighters where borrowed from day fighter units. Note that Eduard seem to think the panel under the engine should be yellow. http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2017/08/fw-190-6-grune-1-werk-nr-550-445.html?m=1
  17. You could try apply a thin pin wash to the depressions. Very thin. The choice of colour would still be tricky. Blue is reflection of the sky. More noticeable in the evenings than in direct strong sun light. Alternatively pretend the tracks get through the snow to the ground and make the impressions dark brown green. I suspect lots of experiment is necessary.
  18. How do you do the metallic on the tracks?
  19. Comparison photos are useful to measure progress. Here's the clean left side. ...and the right side after applying mud. I have a bottle of Mig's oil weathering I use because I like the colour. (need to find a water based substitute) Here it's thinned by odourless thinner and applied by brush. (the Airbrush was too subtle) The rear looks quote right.
  20. Another way to clear a minor blockage is to use the needle, but blunt end first.
  21. What color do you use to simulate wear?
  22. I am not sure there is a future for the hobby, in its present form. Stores is what attract new people to the hobby and they get rarer. I suppose tanks and aircrafts in various fixed scales may eventually disappear. I am not that worried, however. Building stuff and painting it, otoh, is a basic fun thing you will find in all variants and that will stay forever. Kids today do the Warhammer stuff. Of course, what they call tanks and aircraft are pure
  23. I like that sturmtiger. Perfect inspiration for my own toon build.
  24. Right! I have seen those in the art supply store! I'll go get one tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!
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