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modelingbob last won the day on February 12 2014

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  1. I use Microscale Liquitape to join clear parts where you get a join that is visible. Paint it on the edge of the clear part where it attaches, let it dry, and then attach it. No capillary action to deal with and go places where you don't want it to go!
  2. I use Mr Color Levelling Thinner with AKAN acrylic lacquers. Works perfectly.
  3. Please don't bin it like my buddy did. I'd like to see someone actually finish this kit. But this does sound like some sort of S&M experience (if you're into that sort of thing!!!!).
  4. You must go to this URL for discounted kit prices. Not all kits are discounted. https://shop.wingnutwings.com/
  5. AKAN makes both an acrylic and acrylic lacquer paints for Russian subjects. I use the acrylic lacquers extensively and they perform similarly to both MRP and Mr Color. Never used the acrylic paints. In the USA they are available from Linden Hill Imports. I've bought from them extensively, since AKAN has out of bottle matches for most Russian stuff. As an aside, I have some AKAN and MRP paints that are "supposed" to be the exact same color, but they don't match. I have some questions about MRP's color accuracy. I don't agree with the statement that MRP is the best airbrush paint you can get, but too each his own. https://www.lindenhillimports.com/store/c51/for_the_Union_of_Soviet_Socialist_Republics_%2F_Russia.html
  6. Congrats!!! You've now gotten farther than my buddy did before he threw it in the trash can! The tail fin issue was the final straw before he pulled the plug on it!!!
  7. That has been my experience as well. However, that does appear to be the "going rate", and it would be unrealistic to expect much more than that, if you go that route. Even going the Ebay route, you would be lucky to get 40-50% of value, and you won't have to deal with all the hassles, fees, jerk buyers, and multiple PO runs.
  8. Heh, heh, heh, I told ya so!!!! It's not you, it's the kit. Everywhere you ran into problems, my buddy (who ended up throwing it in the trash) had the exact same issues you did. I only know two people who have tried building this turd, and you both are having the exact same issues. Personally, I was on the fence about buying this kit, and now I'm no longer on the fence. No way Jose, life's too short to deal with that POS.
  9. Heh, heh, heh!!!! Your fun is just beginning!!!! Good luck, you're gonna need it!!!!
  10. No build thread, but a friend of mine WAS building it. The fit and engineering is so bad he gave up on it about 1/2 of the way through. And he's not a quitter, so shelving it tells me a lot. Lotsa issues attaching the wheel bay section, main fuselage, cockpit fuselage, and LERX. A rumor is floating around on the interwebs that RoG is not producing any additional kits (after the initial batch sells out) and sending it back to the drawing boards for rework to solve the myriad fit issues. I don't necessarily believe that, but, that's the rumor.
  11. I can't tell you for sure, since it's not my compressor, but I experienced pretty much the same symptoms, and it was a "sticking" regulator. You might try gently whacking it with a rubber mallet to try and unstick it, but that did not work out for me. There was an easy fix with a new regulator.
  12. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/ They have all the info you seek in a one stop search. So easy, even a cave man can do it (to quote that infamous TV ad)
  13. There is some info here. https://airline-hobby.com/2018/10/30/a-short-history-of-revell-and-where-the-company-stands-today/
  14. A friend of mine is building this kit right now. Just wait until you get to the construction steps dealing with integrating the wheel bays, fuselage, LERX, and cockpit! I think my friend is gonna throw the thing against the wall pretty soon! I was seriously thinking of getting this kit, but now that build reviews are appearing, it's highly unlikely. Please keep posting your build experiences, as I'm very interested in the outcome.
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