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About Crankycraftsman

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  1. Cool, hope everything works out for you. Ron G
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Yes, but bronze green was almost glossy.
  5. 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
  6. Windex has ammonium in it, and that doesn't react well with Vallejo either.
  7. 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
  8. DON'T use lacquer thinner or Windex with Vallejo paint you will end up with a gooey mess. Vallejo is a water based acrylic paint, not a lacquer based like Tamiya, Guenze and others. If you use lacquer thinner to clean up make sure you us water to flush out the remaining lacquer thinner before you use any Vallejo paint. Most Vallejo Model Air needs some Vallejo thinner and a drop or two of Vallejo flow improver and it will work fine, lets say to 20 drops of paint put 8 to 10 drops of thinner and 1 to 2 drops of flow improver. Ron G
  9. Hey Peter I believe that they would have been painted sky, but the round part of the rails should be a silver/gunmetal color with the ends med dark grey. Ron G
  10. Hey Peter From those photos it looks like the FAA did use the British rockets. ...hmmm. Looks like your going to have to scrounge up some rockets and rails from an Airfix 1/24 Typhoon or Mosquito. Maybe check Ebay for the rail parts. You can use Master Model's rockets, there better any way. Maybe someone on here can make a cast of the rail parts for you and cast them from resin? Just a thought. Ron G
  11. Hey Clifton If you are only looking for acrylic paints, then why not try Vallejo Model Air 71.323 Dark Earth 71.324 Dark Green 71.307 Med. Sea Grey These are spot on based on the paint chips in the back of the book "BRITISH AVIATION COLOURS OF WORLD WAR TWO" official camouflage from 1939 to 1945 RAF aircraft. If you don't already know this book is from the RAF museum. Ron G
  12. Thanks Crimea Right now I'm working on modifying the kit by adding all the missing detail. Actually I'm doing an involved build of it on LSM. I've done it there because I can post pictures straight from my phone as I'm building makes doing a build post much easier. It's under works in progress. Ron G
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