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  1. I have seen three versions of this color for WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft. There doesn't appear to be a consensus on what this color was and perhaps all three colors were used. What are your thoughts? Cheers.
  2. Has anyone built the Revell 1/32 Mosquito? Any good?
  3. Aren't those U.S. tanks in Battle of the Bulge?
  4. This may sound like Advanced Modeler Syndrome (AMS) but I find the aircraft camouflage patterns/schemes suggested in the kit instructions are generally accurate but some are not and more so with old Revell kits from the 1960s-1970s like the Smithsonian 1/32 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB where the recommended scheme was Temperate Land Scheme while the actual scheme was Day Fighter based on research and photographs. Even the new ones can be inaccurate like a Hasegawa 1/72 EA-6B Prowler (VMAQ-2) where the "football" on top of the vertical stabilizer is actually gloss Black and not gloss Sea Blue (lik
  5. Hi Juggernut. Thanks for the tips. I spray paint the canopy separately from model after I have masked it. I have template to cut rectangular and curved patterns and have used Humbrol Maskol to cover the corners (sometimes). I generally do not paint the inside for the less detailed Revell models (especially the old tool kits) unless I have good fit. I may paint the interior frame color on the outside and cover that with the exterior color.
  6. Everyone has a different approach to canopy and camouflage paint masks from creating your own to buying them commercially. I have done both. In the former case, Tamiya tape has worked beautifully. In the latter case, I have had success with Top Notch Models for camouflage masks and Eduard, DeadDesign and Cutting Edge for canopy masks. I did not so much with Montex canopy masks because the masks did not cover the entire canopy and I found myself having to cut small strips to cover the canopy yet paint still managed to bleed in on the canopy. What has been you
  7. Here's something I discovered with Revell's 1/32 Me-262A-1A camouflage pattern after I compared the pattern to actual records: the colors are reversed. The pattern is correct but what is supposed to be RLM 81 and RLM 82 is vice-versa! What happened? Also, do hobby companies have in-house researchers or are they contracted out?
  8. Thanks. I bought some 1/48 position lights that may work.
  9. Hi Mike: I think it is better to wait and report back on your findings to be fair.
  10. Revell, like many model companies, that have been around for over 50 years, have made quantum leaps in scale modeling mainly because of new technology. While yesterday's scale models may have not been as crisp and greatly detailed as they are today, they paved the way for greater things much like our Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts have for further space exploration. They had to start somewhere and it only became better.
  11. Hi MikeC: According to Scalemates, it would appear you are referring to the 2014 Spitfire Mk IIA. Scalemates indicates there is Spitfire IX version (2017) which could be better.
  12. Starfighter: Thank you. I think you are referring to 2019 1/32 Revell F-18 Super Hornet. According to Scalemates, there is a new tool 1/32 Super Hornet being released sometime this year. I hope you have a better experience with this one. Sorry.
  13. I have an old tool 1/32 Revell Hawker Hurricane and I'm missing one of the clear plastic position lights. I could file down and shape a clear plastic sprue or 3D print the light is there an easier way to create one?
  14. Gents: You address some valid concerns. I generally enclose the parts in clear plastic zip-lock bags (especially the clear parts like canopies and navigation light covers) unless there are already in sealed bags. I generally will not open the sealed bags until the kit becomes my current project. One thing I noticed with some old Revell and Monogram kits (and probably others) from the 1970s was the parts were not enclosed in clear bags. So, if you have old kits, this may be a grand opportunity to protect them because you may not be able to get replacement parts. :-(
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