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About Crankycraftsman

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  1. Hey Tim Just remember Vallejo is a pure water based acrylic paint. You need to use there thinner or distilled water. What ever you do dont use ISP, or lacquer based thinners like tamiya, or you will end up with a gooey mess (ask me how I know). You can use ISP for cleaning, but soap and water will usually work just fine. Ron G
  2. Hey sapperastro Vallejo has a set of acrylic water base paints for US Navy WW2 aircraft. #71157 US Navy & USMC Colors WWII 1940-1945
  3. Hey Peter The brake line should go to the brake drum on the wheel, not stay attached to the leg, you need to cut it from the leg, because he only put it there so he could cast it, also the cylinder of the oleo should be a chrome silver color, other then that looks great. Ron G
  4. Hey 487 squadron If you want to use Acrylic paints Vallejo has the colors you need in there model air line. AV71080 - rust/ or roundel red. AV71091 - signal blue/ or roundel blue. AV71033 - trainer yellow for the band on the fuselage roundels. These are the colors I'm using on my 1/24 Mosquito that I will be painting with Makater masks. I have color matched these to the RAF museum book with the paint chips on the back. Ron G
  5. Hey Peter Master actually has two new sers out for the 1/24 scale Hellcat #AM-24-018 for the F6F-3 and #AM-24-019 for the F6F-5. They won't be for sale for a week or so though. There not even showing up on there site yet. Ron G
  6. Sounds good Peter, can't wait till mine get here. Ron G
  7. Cool, hope everything works out for you. Ron G
  8. Hey Peter You can use the 1/24 scale Master Model's brass/aluminum barrels for the P-47. I have them, you just need to mount the tips a little different then how they were on the P-47. I can't post a picture here, sorry. Let me try to explain. The P-47's tips are recessed in the aluminum piece and the Hellcats were not, if you get the Master barrels you will see what I mean. You will need a piece of Alum./Bass tube for the inner gun, as those are recessed into the wing. Ron G
  9. Hey Peter Just got a Gmail from Aerocraft that said he shipped me my stuff, so yours may be in the mail too. Ron G
  10. Yes, but bronze green was almost glossy.
  11. Very early P-47's had bronze green interiors, but since bronze green had a shiny finish they determined that it was not suitable for cockpits and switched to dull dark green. The interior of the plane other then the cockpit was done in untinted zink chromate which was a yellow color the wheel wells were zink chromate yellow also, and the inside if the cowling was aluminum. Ron G
  12. Windex has ammonium in it, and that doesn't react well with Vallejo either.
  13. Hey all Sad news today. The Collings Foundation B-17G 909 has crashed in Connecticut. this happened October 2, 2019 at approximately 9:00 am. There were 7 people killed. There were three crew members on board with I believe 10 paying passengers, plus one person on the ground involved. They had just taken off when they experienced engine problems and turned around to land and check out what was wrong when they crashed into a building on the runway area by the de-icing facility. From the videos it's hard to believe how anyone could have survived. I hope they don't stop these flights because of this, because there is already talk about how safe these old WW2 planes are, sad very sad Ron G
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