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  1. Jackman

    Anyone for an RNZAF Skyhawk 'Kahu' panel and HUD?

    Just out of curiosity, is the A-4K Kahu nose different from the standard A-4E nose? Don't know if my eyes are playing tricks on me or perhaps it was the lighting but when I look at photos of the A-4K, it seems slightly different from the standard A-4E but I can't quite put my finger on it. To me, the A-4K nose looks almost like the modern Argentinian A-4AR Fighting Hawk nose. IIRC, they both used the similar-to-F-16 radar (?). Can one just use the standard A-4E kit without modifying the nose?
  2. Jackman

    Italeri RAAF Mirage IIIO. FINISHED

    Hi, Did you spray this straight from the can or was it airbrushed on? I have a can of this stuff but am worried that the lack of control over the can's pressure may wipe out some delicate panel lines. Thank you in advance.
  3. Jackman

    RF-8A Conversion up for pre-orders!

    Paul, thanks so much for taking the time & effort to write that fantastic article. It's most helpful, sir
  4. Jackman

    RF-8A Conversion up for pre-orders!

    Paul, I have a technical question regarding the windshield+canopy: From my earlier wandering into your website, I noticed your master for the windshield/canopy had some sort of shiny/polished White paint / coating (?) on it. Could I ask what that is? Actually, would you mind sharing how you made the windshield/canopy Master so smooth? I'm trying to create my own spare vacuform canopies but I never seem to able to get the master smooth enough. Thanks for any advice.
  5. I really appreciate you showing these in-progress shots. It helps us learn more about the process of resin casting & silicone molding. Thank you!
  6. Jackman

    IAI Lavi 1/32

    Soooo......any updates?
  7. I really appreciate these "how-it-was-done" in-progress pictures of your resin casting. It's like watching a movie and the story starts to slowly reveal itself. Great work!
  8. Oh, so it's a 2-part mold. Do you cast in a pressure pot? Because the details look fantastic! Thanks in advance.
  9. Thanks guys. Useful tips. I've also invested in tubes of Tamiya Polishing Compound. They're meant for plastic canopies but should work for mold masters too.
  10. Hi, I just found this epic thread. Can I know how you managed to get such a smooth master (the one in yellow)? I tried to make my own masters for a sci-fi project but no matter how much I sand it, it always has a little rough surface. When I pull heated plastic over it ( the heat + smash ) method, I get a good overall shape but not a smooth surface ( because the original master is not smooth). How did you get your master's surface to be smooth? Thank you in advance.
  11. Hi, I've just been following this epic thread. I have a question: From above pictures, how did you go from vacuform to resin? Do you have any step-by-step pics? I am just curious how the vacuform master was turned into resin. What techniques did you use? A two-part mold? Slush-casting? Thank you in advance.