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  1. haveblue

    Canopy polishing

    I never touched the inside of the canopy at all, and I didn't tape it with anything either, cheers.
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    Canopy polishing

    Canopy originally had a seam on it, so I was happy how it turned out
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    Canopy polishing

    Ok I'm not familiar with the Novus brand, but that doesn't mean much at all because I'm a complete novice at this stuff! But what I have found is that polishing at 90 with progressively finer grades can help remove the fine embedded scratches, I also do this when I sand the primer/paint on a model. Also, I use the Tamiya polishing compounds and have found them to be excellent, along with their gloss varnish to finish/protect the canopy, and it worked quite well for me. From memory I think I even used a circular motion with progressively finer compound pastes and it wasn't an issue (used the Tamiya polishing clothes as well) For clarification I just put a dab of the compound straight on the canopy then polish until the compound has disappeared. Then I'll move to the next fine grade etc etc...so it's all "wet" polishing. I used to use micro mesh with progressively finer grades (3200 -12000 etc) but now I just use the Tamiya paste in progressively finer grades What I can't tell you is how the gloss varnish will react to CA glue, haven't tried that as I use white glue to attach my canopies.
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    Canopy polishing

    Me too...thats actually why I polish canopies now!
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    Canopy polishing

    What polishing compound are you using? And when you polishing do you change the direction in which you polish by 90 degrees each time? Ie 3200 grit along the canopy lengthwise then 12000 grit 90 degrees to the 3200...
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    1/32 B-29?

    Without introducing thread drift... I’ve lived in Japan for the last 3 years. They aren’t taught their history in school, they bury it or retell it differently to how it actually happened (eg they teach they were liberating China from incoming allies not invading China ). A lot of Japanese wouldn’t even know what a B29 is or what it’s bombed. I’ve worked with people here that looked utterly shocked and confused when I mention the Japanese occupation of Singapore etc. As mentioned previously if there’s a yen to be made they’ll make it. (Lots of mustangs and cosairs out there) Also as previously mentioned...yeah there’s no where to hang that monster in a standard 20-30 sq metre apartment
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    Zoukei Mura in 2018 - Ki-45 / Hs -129 NEWS

    Yes it looks like the release date is December 22nd 13000 yen which is $115 USD, $160 AUD Have a great Xmas everyone, hope you find one of these under your tree
  8. Correct, definitely 1:72....trust me I scouted that show looking for 1:32 items!
  9. I know there has been a lot discussion about the WNW Lancaster , but here are some other pictures from the show: I saw this 1:32 P40 buried in amongst things, label says basically "show display only, pricing and release to be determined"....made by a company called G.W.H Hobby Boss 1:32 B24 HKM 1:32 Lancaster 1:48 Tamiya Spitfire Weren't a lot of bargains out there but I did manage to snag one of these (even though I didn't need it!!! ) for $175 USD!
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    Just got back from the show, went to the exhibit where the WNW display was...it's at least 1.5 years away and it will probably cost more than the HK model....don't want specify an exact number because it's up to the people that sell it, but from what I gathered it's likely to be an extra $100-$150 or so.
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    Zoukei Mura in 2018 - Ki-45 / Hs -129 NEWS

    I might be reading to much into this, but the USAF was formed in 1947, so I’m placing my bet on the single seat fighter being an F86 ....it’s just the liquid cooling part that’s throwing me off.
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    Zoukei Mura in 2018 - Ki-45 / Hs -129 NEWS

    I must say I’m rather impressed that ZM keep customers in the loop about their kits in development
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    Dipping Canopies

    Re the gloss coating varnish: it’s quite thin in viscosity, and applied with the same polishing clothes used with the tamiya compounds. It says on the instructions not to apply too much as the clear plastic may become cloudy or opaque. Other than that it was really easy to apply and when I pick up the canopy now I don’t leave fingerprints on it. It seems to eliminate some of the fine scratches if there’s any still left after you’ve gone through the 3 types of polishing compounds
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    Decal sizes

    Are you looking for what percentage to increase the decals by? This might help http://www.finescale.com/~/media/import/files/pdf/9/c/0/tips_for_scales.pdf