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Daywalker

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  1. Ahhh... okay! I was hoping it was something like that instead of an issue with the kit prop.
  2. Gorgeous work my friend, good information on those kit decals! Now I won't be afraid to use the kit markings on mine. Curious as to why you used the Quickboost propeller instead of the kit supplied version?
  3. Thanks John, I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on how they go down!
  4. Nice choice John, where are those decals from? Haven't seen many Korean War decal sets aside from the AIMS set but none of those really spoke to me. I like the markings you have chosen!
  5. Brilliantly done! Love your photography too, for a minute I thought I was looking at the real aircraft!
  6. Hi Ernie - Any chance of a list of Ukrainian model manufacturers? I know a couple, but having a list might be helpful.
  7. Always loved the "form follows function" look of the PC-6, will be watching this one Peter!
  8. Just catching up with this one, absolutely incredible work here Tom. I can't even imagine tackling a project like this, let alone completing it. Magnificent stuff!
  9. Glad you're alright there Peter! Hang in there, Spring is coming.
  10. LOVE that scheme John, amazing build and one that will really stand out in the display case!
  11. Fingers crossed for you Peter, hope the electricity (and the heat) stay on! Here in Wisconsin, not as much snow this year as usual but PLENTY of the brutal arctic air. Air temp a couple of days ago (without the wind chill) was -27 degrees F.
  12. Thank you so much Ron, I appreciate that! If you've never built one of these kits, you're in for a real treat! So far, this is one of if not my all time favorite kit to build.
  13. I usually use Gunze Levelling Thinner, takes paint and clears right off without damaging the plastic. I have even used it on canopies with no ill effects.
  14. Sounds very similar to what I had two weeks ago, no fever (temp 97.2), with chills, sweats, and very uncomfortable abdomen. After driving the porcelain bus, I felt better and spent two full days sleeping around the clock. Tested negative, but felt like 10 lbs of $H1T stuffed into a 5 lb bag.
  15. Thank you Mike for explaining the differences between the "standard" Camel and the "Comic" version, I knew there were differences but did not know exactly what they were. Looking forward to seeing your take on this one, and what you do make an accurate Comic.
  16. Will this work Mike? I know it has that anti-reflective coating on it (not sure if that is applicable to the Sufa) but that could be stripped off I imagine... AFV Club Academy F-16 canopy
  17. Could the basic racing tips be 3d printed? Just a thought...
  18. NICE!!! Looking forward to seeing this one. Pulling up a chair...
  19. Bravo John, she looks gorgeous in that scheme! I can see why you want to build another one, the racer paint scheme really makes her stand out. I also like that "Race 49" bumblebee scheme, WOWZA!
  20. Thank you, I was very happy with how the finish turned out on this one. It's subtle, in fact some of it is almost invisible in the photos. Hopefully, the -1D I'm working on turns out as well. What happened with yours? Curious to hear what went south on it. There's a couple of areas in these kits to be careful with during assembly, I only discovered them myself by accident.
  21. A few photos of my progress! First, I gave the entire model a coat of satin varnish to kill a bit of the shine and bring the paint, decals, etc to the same shine level. There must be a word for that but I don't know what it is. I also finished up the propeller, though it will receive some more dirt and streaking effects later. Photos I studied of these aircraft on Iwo Jima showed that many of them had the rear faces of the blades almost entirely scrubbed of paint. Many also showed no signs of the yellow paint on the blade tips on the backside so I decided to do mine that way. I made sure to paint the rubber cuffs a slightly different shade and not chip them at all. The wheels were installed in the Barracuda resin tires, and then the red anti rotation stripes (?) were painted on. The wheels will still get a lot of weathering effects applied to them later. I also did the "Uncle Dog" antennas in a woodgrain effect, base-coated in Tamiya deck tan and numerous oils were slopped on the gently wiped off to leave the grain. It's hard to see the grain in the photos, but it is there! Next, time to start installing some of the loose pieces and begin weathering it. The weathering phase is one of my favorites and I am looking forward to starting that soon. Thanks for looking in!
  22. I'll get some photos up later Martin, not much to show photo wise. I've been down with the flu the past five days, mostly just a clear satin coat to prepare for the weathering and painting all of the tiny bits. I'll get a few shots later when I get home! Today's the first day I've felt almost normal (well, as close as I ever am LOL.)
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