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About RadMax8

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  • Birthday 08/03/1987

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    WWII Aircraft, Motorsports, and Ice Hockey

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  1. Another beautifully completed, odd scheme on an even odder plane. Kudos to your dad, and thanks for sharing with us.
  2. I saw a lot of this in the WIP forum, but wow the completed project looks phenomenal! Excellent work on the finish, and your added details really make this thing pop. I wish you the best of luck at the contest, at the very least this thing should get plenty of looks! A long time ago, my family bought the jet version for my grandfather, who built it and hung it in his basement ceiling. Safe to say, I’ve got a soft spot for flying wings! Thanks for sharing.
  3. I think your paintwork looks phenomenal! Way to not kill the preshade like I normally do. Thanks for for sharing this, I’ve got a much earlier release of this kit in the stash, and it’s making me itchy to build!
  4. Sorry to hear about your experience! Were they dried out or something before they got to you? I suppose I’m open to anything, but given that I’m across the pond it seems that my options are a bit limited. Do you have suggestions?
  5. Hey all, I’m currently looking for a good source for WWII VVS colors, and I’ve come across two brands that seem to have all the colors I’d need. Hataka and AK Interactive both have sets for both early and late colors in acrylic. Given that they represent a reasonable investment, I’d be interested in hearing anyone’s opinion and experience with these paints. Thanks in advance for any input!
  6. That was quick! Excellent work. I like the plane you’ve chosen to build, quite a bit different from what you usually see. Any other comments on the kit? Is this the new standard in P-51s or a reasonable upgrade from the usual Tamiya?
  7. At number 20 for the year, it is obvious that your dad is a very prolific builder, however his quality doesn’t suffer a bit given the quantity of kits he builds! Another exquisite example of his work. There’s been a couple planes he’s posted in different markings than you’d expect, and I think that’s awesome! How did he find the AML masks? I’ve got a couple sets in my stash to go along with my RAF planes, and I’m just curious. Thanks for sharing!
  8. I don’t know why, but from the first time I ever saw this plane I really loved its look. Not quite sure what it is, but I just think it’s a cool looking plane. You’ve done a fantastic job on this kit! The finish is awesome, and the weathering/wear looks very nice. What technique did you use to break up the monotony of the paint colors? Thanks for sharing!
  9. Well, looks pretty good to me! It’s amazing how you’ve adapted, congratulations on getting one of your pleasures back. Thanks for sharing, and here’s to many more!
  10. There’s a company that makes a resin conversion in 1/48, might have to track one of those down after seeing this unique build. Nicely done. Certainly not the average subject you’ll see built often. Also, glad to hear you kicked the illness! Thanks for sharing.
  11. Very nicely done. Do you have the image you used to guide your weathering? I’d love to see it! Interesting story about the P-400 and how it ended up getting back to US service after being built as an export model.
  12. Sorry to hear about your health concerns and your family situation. Glad to hear you’re feeling better though! I’ve read a bit about Pips, interesting career post-WWII. I've got two special edition Hasegawa kits, a Bf 109 and an FW 190 with the BMW, both come with a Pips figure. Since I don’t need two Pips in my case, if you’d like one you can have it!
  13. Well this is all a bit nutty! Couple pointers: The P-47 had a much darker cockpit, it was almost a bronze-green... wait a sec, wrong thread! Your pilot looks good, you hit the shadows well. Now, you may want to try to give him a dry brush on his face of a lighter color to hit the high spots. Also, if you haven’t glued the wings together, it might be good to drill the pylon holes out, just in case you want to use them. Should be easy enough to fill if you want to go a different route. Glad to see you’re having fun here, that’s what this hobby is all about, right?! Thanks for sharing this wacky adventure!
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