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About Zank_Frappa

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  • Birthday 10/21/2000

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  1. Hmm, that's good to know. I've been fiddling with making plugs for and sculpting the shell collectors all evening.
  2. Hi all, I'm working on a build of Fliegerstaffel 15's J-4015 "Papyrus", and I was wondering if anyone knew of any conversion parts for a Swiss mk 58, specifically the spent ammunition collection bulges (at least that's what I think they are) Thanks
  3. If you're not looking to make your own filter, quickboost makes one thats pretty nice. I used it to replace the kit one on the g2/trop
  4. I've never used MM stuff over acrylic but tamiya's own clear lacquer has worked pretty well over acrylics for me
  5. Hi guys, Currently I'm building a Fw 190D, and in looking at pictures of certain examples, I've noticed a fair amount of skin sag on various areas of the airframe. If you want a great example of this, just look at some of those older b52s. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has tried replicating this on any of their builds, and if so, how'd you do it? I was thinking of gouging shallow trenches inbetween where the stringers should be with a #10 blade and then softening the area with tamiya liquid thin, but I dunno.
  6. You're lucky A year ago our brand new puppy got up onto my table, and proceeded to destroy the rear fuse half of a meng me 163 Needless to say he didn't come into my room for a looooong time
  7. Hey dudes, I'm starting a build of a Trumpeter 1/24 Fw 190D9, and *hopefully* I'll be capable enough to skin it in metal. Maybe. Anyway, I'm pretty dissatisfied with the verlinden cockpit, so I think I'll try to scratchbuild one; or at least some of the components. Which leads me to the question: Where can I source some reference drawings, in scale or not, for the components of the cockpit. I guess I'm looking for something similar to Radu Brinzan's extensive book on the I.A.R. 80/81, which was an invaluable tool for scratching parts of the cockpit. Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly.
  8. Man, sometimes I have a hard time painting things up bc its cool to see all the little extra bits in their natural color. Makes you appreciate it more, almost.
  9. Some of the biggest milestones for me when wiring was figuring out how to use pins to create complicated bends and rolling out the wire with a hobby knife to make it straight.
  10. Alright boys, cleaner arrived today, and my god was it worth it. I ran my airbrush, and some files, too, just for fun through some denatured alcohol. Everything came out spic and span; I'm really pleased with the thing.
  11. Yeah I learned the hard way to take all the o rings off before soaking it in anything
  12. I went ahead and bought this one from amazon. We'll see how it does. In the mean time, acetone (mostly) did the trick, but I can still see some paint residue that I cant reach, even with my pick or brushes.
  13. It's been a while since I've even looked at a model, but I got the itch. $170 later and, well, here we are. Anyway, I broke out my airbrush and compressor and... I forgot to clean it. Months ago. Could've sworn I did, but oh well. I took it all apart and soaked it in lacquer thinner for 2 days; nothing. As it turns out last thing I sprayed was metallic lacquer. Awesome, right? So now here's the question: I'm looking into buying an ultrasonic cleaner to solve this little problem and hopefully prevent it happening again. I've seen those little magnasonic things on amazon, they any good? I don't wanna spend too too much right now. Recommendations would be appreciated.
  14. I really like the uschi ones, but they're the only ones I've used. They were easy to cut out and settled well.
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