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    Woody V reacted to thierry laurent in What is your favorite thin CA adhesive? How about a reliable vendor to have fresh stock?   
    You're right. Many CA glues lose their strength when stored. However, as far as I know, this is applicable for opened bottles. I have used dozens of brands and never had a similar issue with a brand new bottle.
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    Woody V got a reaction from John1 in U.S. fuel fill cap   
    Something like this? If so, shoot me a PM.

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    Woody V got a reaction from MARU5137 in U.S. fuel fill cap   
    Something like this? If so, shoot me a PM.

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    Woody V reacted to Ryan in Tamiya clear parts replacement ?   
    Also check eBay as there are dedicated kit breakers that will sell off sprues.
     
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    Woody V reacted to MARU5137 in Thank you!   
    I agree. Archer Fine Transfers has enriched modellers lives with his products and enhanced  their models ... all over the world.
    Thank You from ME too.

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    Woody V reacted to Aptivaboy in Thank you!   
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for bringing your wonderful products to market. You've really made a lot of modelers happy and improved many, many models.
     
    Robert
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    Woody V reacted to D.B. Andrus in Best Flat and Gloss Varnish/Coat for Scale Model Aircraft in a bottle.   
    I've been very happy with the following MCW lacquer products:
     
    Light Sheen  
     
    Dead Flat
     
    Their camouflage colors are glossy so no gloss coat needed. Very user friendly paint.
     
    (Not affiliated with MCW.)
     
    HTH,
    Damian
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Woody V reacted to Confusionreigns178 in Is the era of weathering over?   
    Surely, as a hobby, this past-time should be what the individual model-maker wants to make it? If you want to produce a model to have a "just-rolled-off-the-production-line" look, that's great. If you want to make something that's been in numerous battles, with very obvious damage, dirt, scrapes and other "wear-and-tear", that's also a cool thing. 
     
    I find that the idea that models have to look a certain way a very "artificial" one. It's simply a matter of personal opinion, surely? 
     
    This is a hobby, folks - not a crusade.
     
    Cheers. 
     
    Chris.  
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    Woody V got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Razorback "Eileen"   
    IMO, the Razorback is the most beautiful ugly thing ever, and that's why I love it so.
    Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze one in some day.
     
     
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    Woody V got a reaction from Brett M in Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Razorback "Eileen"   
    IMO, the Razorback is the most beautiful ugly thing ever, and that's why I love it so.
    Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze one in some day.
     
     
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    Woody V got a reaction from Thunnus in Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Razorback "Eileen"   
    IMO, the Razorback is the most beautiful ugly thing ever, and that's why I love it so.
    Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze one in some day.
     
     
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    Woody V got a reaction from BiggTim in Is the era of weathering over?   
    I know I'm sticking my neck out here so be kind.
     
    Looking over photos of the trophy winning entries at the latest IPMS Nationals, weathered aircraft are few and far between. Is this an indication that the trend (and yes, there are trends in model building) is steering away from weathered aircraft models? 
     
    Discuss.
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    Woody V reacted to MARU5137 in Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Razorback "Eileen"   
    WOWZER John!!
    That instrument panel  is blooming AMAZING. 

    Woody V..
    Loved the video, thank you sir.

     
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    Woody V reacted to quang in Milliput question   
    OK Woody. I’m not here to argue. It’s up to you to try. 
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    Woody V got a reaction from MARU5137 in Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Razorback "Eileen"   
    IMO, the Razorback is the most beautiful ugly thing ever, and that's why I love it so.
    Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze one in some day.
     
     
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    Woody V reacted to MikeMaben in Milliput question   
    I've mixed Milliput with talc powder, rolled flat and cut seat belts for my 109D.
    Formed nicely, easy to press buckles where needed.
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    Woody V got a reaction from ivanmoe in Weathering USN Gloss Sea Blue   
    This photograph, which appears to be of a factory fresh aircraft, presents a compelling argument that the "Sea Blue" is indeed two different colors. However this stands in contrast to the actual colors per "official" designation.
     
    The "Sea Blue" used here is the same color - note that the only difference in the FS number is the first digit, 2 indicating semi-gloss and 3 indicating non-specular. However the non-specular version in this photo is much lighter than the official color.
    Semi-Gloss Sea Blue, ANA 606, FS 25042
    Non-Specular Sea Blue, ANA 607, FS 35042


     
    So, in closing I'm calling this a wrap because when photographic evidence conflicts with academic evidence, other than to say this has been interesting, I'm done. 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.cybermodeler.com/color/ana_table.shtml
    https://www.e-paint.co.uk/colour-alternatives.asp?cRange=AMS+Standard+595A&cRef=35042&cDescription=Sea+blue+/+ANA+607
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    Woody V got a reaction from ivanmoe in Weathering USN Gloss Sea Blue   
    Thomaz,

    Yea, sorry for the confusion regarding GSB and my -1A build. I’m building a tribute Corsair based on entries in a log book. His entries only indicate F4U-1 and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the -1A wasn’t used during the war. I didn’t want to build a birdcage so I went through his entries and found a F4U-1D which led to my asking for tips weathering GSB. Then I went through the serial numbers for the F4U-1 entries I discovered several -1A’s which took me down this 3/4-color rabbit hole.
    LINK to pilot’s log.
    LINK to my build.
     
    Regardless, thank you so much for the TO! However, as is often the case answers raise more questions.
     
    Before we go any further you should know that I was an Airframe Repairman in the USAF from ’66-’70 so you can use real aircraft terms with me. I also earned my living as a commercial artist so I know a little about color.
     
    The station 52 cross section indicates “Non-specular Sea Blue” at the top, then blending into “Sea Blue” (which I’m left to assume is the semi-gloss Sea Blue”) which blends into Intermediate Sea Blue, which blends into White.
     
    Moving on to the side view, the “Key to Color Scheme” indicates that the area usually seen painted Intermediate Blue is called out as a “Graded Tone”… what? If my shop chief handed me the paint and this drawing and told me to paint a Corsair I’d paint white up to the non-specular Sea Blue demarcation and then fade N-SSB down to the white because that’s what the drawing calls for - a Graded Tone. How else would you interpret that? Reminds me of “The right way, the wrong way and the military way” joke.
     
    Now I shall commit heresy.
    It’s a three-color camo scheme - period. Hear me out.
    Red is a color, green is a color and blue is a color for instance. Red can be cherry red, green can be grass green and blue can be sky blue or whatever some paint company wants to call it. Those are all distinct colors visually different from each other. In our case we have Semi-Gloss and Non-Specular Sea Blue - same color, different sheen. Three colors, one of which in two sheens. Sheen does not change a color, only its reflective properties. I’m not trying to be difficult but unless these two Sea Blues are two distinct COLORS they will appear to be the same. The only difference is that one is shinier than the other.
     
    To further complicate things, once you dial in the conditions these paints are exposed to, all bets are off. Since we’re dealing with aircraft sitting on a coral rock surface in the boiling sun, tropical rain storms, clouds of coral dust and fluid/exhaust staining none of the paint on these aircraft is going to conform to factory specifications. True, the Semi Gloss will appear darker but only because a semi-gloss paint will repel dust contaminants better than a non-specular (flat if you will) sheen. That’s why so many restorations are painted gloss - it’s easier to keep clean. Okay, so it may add another 2mph to top speed but you get my point.
     
    Again, the ONLY reason I’m engaged in this discussion is to learn so if I’m wrong I’m happy to be corrected, so beat me like a red-headed step child if I need it.
     
     
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    Woody V got a reaction from chukw in Milliput question   
    True for the first part, but later he shows how to dilute it to any consistency with IPA which I personally found most helpful. 
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    Woody V reacted to Panzerwomble in Is the era of weathering over?   
    For me all of this modelling is an expression of peoples Art .
     
    And the liking or not of art is entirely subjective to the eye of the beholder . Each to their own , don't like it , it's ok -don't look at it !
     
    So lets line up some art in a gallery and award prizes . 1st prize to Da Vinci, his brushwork better than Van Gogh .......etc .no that clearly is nonsense beyond kindegarten .
     
    So sorry peeps, but, to me, what won at some IPMS show somewhere is completely irrelevant, I appreciate I may be in a minority , just my opinion .
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    Woody V reacted to nmayhew in Is the era of weathering over?   
    nothing wrong with a viewpoint!!
     
    I couldn't disagree more
     
    IPMS winners  - indeed most IPMS entries - are just not weathered that much at all; the focus is on having your wheels 100% straight and if not you're in the bin and that's that, so I don't think entries and winners are any kind of barometer for 'what's going on in modelling'
     
    that being said, the majority of finishes I see are plain, unweathered, and just scream 'plastic toy' to me; unless you are building from a specific reference that shows straight out of the factory, that's just not how the thing looked - and even then if you get a sharp enough image you will see the finish is rarely if ever 'plain'
     
    i've seen the whole "no crew chief would allow x y z to fly like that" arguments and frankly I think that's b*llocks.
    for every clean bird I've seen (and it probably only appears clean because the pic is not sharp enough), I've seen far more that look like someone with grubby shoes just walked all over them - funnily enough because that's exactly what happened.
     
    i guess the irony is that many build clean because they are unsure how to weather, or are a bit scared to attempt it - I was definitely in both these categories - and yet to achieve a clean build that doesn't look like a scale model kit is actually harder in my view 
     
    by all means build whatever makes you happy - it's meant to be fun - but aircraft get filthy in many areas; not mud build up like tanks filthy, but filthy nonetheless
     
    just my 2p of course
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    Woody V reacted to npb748r in Is the era of weathering over?   
    I think you are right - a subtle tad of weathering adds realism, anything more also looks painted plastic. There are exceptions but these are few and far between. However, people should do what they want with their models, paint and build in the way they see fit and enjoy. 
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    Woody V reacted to Rick Griewski in Is the era of weathering over?   
    I feel that your observation has merit.  The ooo ah aircraft models at the last two contests I attended showed great restraint.  Gone are the uniform/same all over black and grey under painting panel lines and squares.  No inked in panel lines.  No dry brushing with silver everywhere.  Big models need the paint surface  broken up.  
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    Woody V reacted to quang in Milliput question   
    There’s no point in ‘diluting’ milliput just because it simply cannot be dissolved.
    For tiny joins, a small bead of Miliput can be forced down the crack by using a dedicated silicon clay shaper and smoothed up with a bit of vaseline.

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    Woody V got a reaction from nmayhew in Is the era of weathering over?   
    I know I'm sticking my neck out here so be kind.
     
    Looking over photos of the trophy winning entries at the latest IPMS Nationals, weathered aircraft are few and far between. Is this an indication that the trend (and yes, there are trends in model building) is steering away from weathered aircraft models? 
     
    Discuss.
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