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Av8fan

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  1. My 2 cents. The Airfix is likely to be more in my price range than the other kit. Interestingly some folks on the other site feel that the other kit may be the trumpy offering? Hard to tell. I like the looks of the Airfix kit, so when i can, I will get that one.
  2. Gunze AQ in USA. Looks like left over stock. http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/1979.htm Spruebrothers has the solvent based Mr. Color line though. As does robots4less. http://robot4less.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=mr.%20color Redfrog: http://www.redfroghobbies.com/products.php?cat=30&scat=147&prodline=Gunze_Sangyo_Mr_Color Wear a mask, proper ventilation. No spraying near family/friends/pets.
  3. Very nice build. Thanks for posting the suggestion and the build. I will keep en eye out on Ebay or at the local hobby shows.
  4. Is there any way to fix these issues? Any way to use the engine cowl & canopy from an Airfix donor kit? Finding one of those is another issue, but, just curious. Is it even worth trying to fix? Edit: okay so it looks like the area immediately before the canopy may have shape issues top and sides?? Hmm. Would it b possible to graft the airfix nose onto the Trumpeter ?
  5. This would go near to the top of the "must get" list for me, as long as there are RAF markings and a Malcom hood. Edit: Come to think of it, the Polish nmf birds are very attractive as well!
  6. I have found that there are a few shops that will cut your artwork for you. I researched one place, and basically it went something like this: Materials supplied or supplied by you $15 set up fee. Haha. And xyz $ per minute to cut. You local shop may have different pricing structures. I looked a fair bit into the cheap/cheerful laser cutters from "the east" before things went..well never mind. in the main, the software was not good. There were/are ways around that though. Of course the software may have gotten better since I last looked. Some machines needed bolt tightening/adjustment upon arrival. Some more than others. Customer support? Co2 lasers are (if I remember correctly short life span). Make sure you can get spare bulbs easily. Work shop set up: You will burn things. Fire extinguishers and a way to clean your laser machine aren't options imho. A good mask is probably a good idea. Proper eye protection just in case? Perhaps keep the thing in the shed? Be careful of off gassing. I.E. PVC. There were a few folks selling their own Laser kits on Sawmill creek. You assemble yourself. Interesting forum. May provide some insights. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/forumdisplay.php?8-Engravers-Forum&s=a513a5b0617f1648d953dccbd081af4c Just my 2 cents from research a while back.
  7. The Kinetic kit may be an option*IF* it is as nice as their SU-33. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985425-148-kinetic-fa-18a-new-tool-announced/page-2 Might be worth waiting for a few reviews to come out first?
  8. Nice shots. thanks for posting.
  9. Alwas nice to see another Tomcat. Maybe in a few years there could be a USN/Tomcat group build.
  10. Closest I've ever been able to get to these kits are the paper models. They look pretty good to me. Edit: Same fellow that did the LV-426 dropship paper model (free) also did a fantastic Sulaco. Link to the paper model APC http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/aliens_papirove_modely/aliens-apc_gb.html As always virus scan anything/everything that you download.
  11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nvgq1 Well worth a listen.
  12. I am sure that other more knowledgeable folks will chine in. Hopefully with drawings. According to wiki(yeah I know wiki) if you read the "systems" section, 1 tank per engine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito#Overview "Each nacelle contained a 15 imperial gallons (68 l) oil tank" As always, check more than one source. Cant wait to see your build. Edit, if you need references, Wouter has many many photos in his picasa album from his very nice 1/24 build. http://picasaweb.google.com/109309507096324313126?gsessionid=qZj4VfrZyr-ZsFrXeex_0Q Further Edit: I found an HK build online. 2 Tanks as well. The HK tanks look like this photo from mossie.org: http://www.mossie.org/images/Phil_Broad/RS712_ext/ERS712-66.jpg
  13. Duncan, You are welcome. I am happy to use practice/learn any technique. I am looking forward to eventually getting my workbench together and trying the BB technique out.
  14. Becker modelling vid. Thanks to user justicebringer on another site for posting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iof95c0htdU&feature=youtu.be Edit: should mention that the maker of the vid is in favor of the BB technique.
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