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1to1scale last won the day on June 24 2018

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  1. Thank you, it was my original intention to build this a learning kit, I wanted to learn how to do specific weathering techniques, it started turning out nicer than I expected. I ended up adding lots of AM to it, rescribeing and re-riveting the whole thing, at one point it was looking so nice, I almost didn’t do my planned weathering, but carried on. I went too far and screwed up the paint job with some oils that didn’t play nice, I had to stop and re-spray parts of the wings, and I ended up re-weathering it again. This is now in it’s second life, but not it’s last, my eventual plan is to stri
  2. FYI, I finished my Mig-15, heavily weathered, it won 3rd it it’s category.
  3. Scroll up two photos...big hint...also the title.
  4. Paint progress, need to paint some details, then ready for decals.
  5. I started working on another 1/48 aircraft on September 9th. Tamiya’s F-14A has been a dream, I literally took this from a box of sprues to a ready to paint aircraft in 7 days, maybe about 20 hours total working time. This included converting the landing gear from extended to stowed. I had to make supports for the front gear bay to hold up the gear doors, and as there were 5, it was a little bit of a pain, fit was mostly good, but some small gaps on doors 3/4. In the rear, a little bit more work because the doors were not designed to fit into the fuselage. I had to make a new set of doors to f
  6. Oh come on...trumpeter promised to bring it out this year...you don’t believe them?
  7. Very nice, a model I always wanted, but will never get. Great build.
  8. Mike, I am also coming to the end of my first P-51 build, and i had so much pleasure, i now have 2 more planned. I had very similar issues you did, however I left all features working, I found the fit of all the moveable features working very well, and did not experience some alignment issues some had with a few pieces, but I also understand how tolerances stack, and I just got lucky. As I said, I built my first with ALL of the features working. However, I did have issues with removing the lower cowl and with the ailerons, unfortunately, they both droop down, I may see if I can put a little gl
  9. Typically, Korean War planes varied a bit, but most all had black from the side switch panels up. The bottom of the cockpits were some type of chromate green paint, colors varied by manufacturer a bit. That sky raider looks like everything was black, but usually you would see chipping with green and aluminum showing through. And as t8me went on, they painted the whole cockpit black. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/458010
  10. I still prefer Tamiya as the best acrylic paintFor airbrushing, they are alcohol/water based, so they have some smell (alcohol), but it’s not harmful and it dissipates fast. You CAN brush paint Tamiya, but you will need to add retarder, but you have to get the part coated first time, as it can pull up the dried paint when you brush a second coat. My favorite for brush painting is Vallejo, by far the best I have found.
  11. I would wait, I thought I read that they were going to honor orders before they shut down the ordering. PayPal usually gives you 90 days or more to file a claim, so you might as well wait until the last day, as you will never get that kit for $129 again.
  12. It can be fixed to make a nice kit, I did it with my MIG-15. This was just sanding and dry fit, no glue.
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