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  1. CharleyGnarlyP290

    which filler smooths with water and feathers perfectly ?

    For me the answer is "none." I tried the Vallejo, and was underwhelmed. It didn't clean up quite as easily as demonstrated on some of the videos I have watched, and it didn't seem to get hard... stayed kind of rubbery and wouldn't sand worth a hoot. I plan on experimenting more, but I will probably stay with my current putty and continue to sand and shape it as needed.
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    Weather like anything else. Being acrylic, they should be impervious to any weathering products including those thinned with spirit-type ingredients.
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    Brush Painting Model Air

    What they said. Since I don't use Vallejo paints for airbrushing any more, they have been relegated to brush duty, and they perform nicely. As noted above, I use them for smaller items as well. No need to thin for me... ready to go out of the bottle.
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    Which acrylic paint for RLM 74 and 75?

    I'll chime in on this one. I bought the Vallejo Model Air RLM set a few years ago, and after much swearing and gnashing of teeth, I like them pretty well now for most things, including brush painting them. The colors seem pretty good to me, including the 74 and 75. The only recommendation I would make, is to use a retarder for the brush painting, especially if the temperature gets very warm. It will keep it from drying too fast as you are painting.
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    What are you reading?

    I am currently reading the Harry Potter series, and All For A Few Perfect Waves a biography about Miki Dora. After that, it will be Das Boot.
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    Bf109G-10 Props... Wood or Metal?

    Splendid. Thanks.
  7. Cripes... I just realized I don't think I have posted a complete model here, so here goes. This is the Eduard 1/48 Bf109E-4 Profipack and is the third aircraft I have completed since I got back into the hobby four years ago.
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    Bf109G-10 Props... Wood or Metal?

    What the title asks. I am trying to finish up a project and was wondering if the G10 props were metal or wood.
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    Panzer IV help

    Agreed on the Monogram kit. I built some when they were still somewhat new (1970s) and built one again recently. For a first armor kit it has a couple of things going for it: fairly inexpensive; and it builds easily. It does have a small amount of flash, but can be cleaned up easily and is still a good skill to learn. It may not be the most accurate of kits, but in the end it looks like a Panzer IV.
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    Von Werra's Second Plane?

    I am going to be starting Franz Von Werra's famous aircraft soon (in it's un-crashed state,) and began wondering about his second plane... the one that cost him his life. From what I gather, it was an Bf109 F-. After doing some Goggling, I haven't been able to come up with any photos or any real reference to this plane, other than in passing comments. Does anyone have any info, or can anyone point me in the right direction? After I finish this one, I would like to do his second one as well.
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    After Market for Tamiya 1/35 Sdkfz 251/9?

    Thanks for the response JackG. I think I may go with the Verlinden set. The PE I can use now and keep the stowage stuff for a later project.
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    After Market for Tamiya 1/35 Sdkfz 251/9?

    Howdy all. I have a question about aftermarket stuff for a Tamiya 1/35 Sdkfz 251/9 Ausf D. I have tracks lined up ,but don't know what to get to improve the detail of the kit. The only thing I can find specifically for this vehicle is a Verlinden set that has some photo etch and stowage type stuff. Other than that all I can find for Tamiya kits are other versions, i.e., 251/1, 251/7 and what not. So my questions are these: anybody have experience with the Verlinden set? and; will the other version stuff work for a 251/9 as long as it is the Ausf D? My knowledge of these vehicles is severely limited, so any help would be appreciated.