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Ranger I Pct 4

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  1. dnl42. Yes the nail polish remover was fine. I found that info on a video, it just needs to be used before the putty dries. I usually swipe my wife's old nail tools; buffers, files, etc. I also bought a set of files at a hardware store called Harbor Freight. So, the buffer, I guess is used after I sand down the putty?
  2. Doom3r, that sounds great, since I gauged a large divot out of the number 3 engine. I wish I had see n this post first instead I filled it in with Tamiya basic putty. I used nail polish remover to clean the edges out and around the filled area. Now, I'll hope for the best when I start to sand it down.
  3. Years ago I built a larger scale (I cannot remember the scale) AC‐130 (Spooky) Gunship and my favorite jet of all time the A-6 Intruder both of which needed weighted nose. I would just melt down a few lead fishing weights, scribe the date into it and plop it in the nose. I still have the Intruder but, lost the Spooky. I'll look for the liquid gravity for future builds. These tips and tricks are great. Please keep 'em coming.
  4. Corsairfoxfouruncle and dnl42 thanks so much for this invaluable information! I really appreciate how to use the Tamiya (I have never used it before) and what to use and what to avoid. My last build was the 1:96 USS Constitution and I was using the testors liquid cement. That build only had the hull and 2nd deck with all of the cannons and rope and officer's quarters and that is as far as I got. It has since been shelved. Oh... I might get it back out someday. Now, it's back to the B-17 with confidence! Thanks again guys!!!
  5. It has been a year since I started on my B-17G. I guess the reason it's taken so long is because I'm a little apprehensive on putting the parts together and not being successful in sealing up the gaps especially on the fuselage. I have the following: Loctite super glue gel, Tamiya thin cement, and the 'ol standard Testors model glue and I also have a tube of Tamiya putty basic type and E6000. I have heard Zap A Gap here and there a few times in blogs and videos. I might be wrong but, what is Z-A-G, is it a CA-type glue, is it a magic solution that will make gaps disappear (using Harry Potter's wand of course)? Would I benefit from having it or is what I have good enough? Thanks, y'all!
  6. Chaotic Mike, It was hard getting him to stand still.
  7. Julien, Not at all. Still learning about this site. My mistake, please disregard. Gary
  8. Thanks for everyone's awesome feedback! I really appreciate all of your opinions as I embark back into this hobby. It's a slow and fun trip to the end of this build. After all it's not a race. Julien, Not at all. Still learning about this site. Sorry for that
  9. Thanks for everyone's awesome feedback! I really appreciate all of your opinions as I embark back into this hobby. It's a slow and fun trip to the end of this build. After all it's not a race.
  10. I'm just trying to add a little homemade detail to the engines. (B-17G Chow Hound) Please let me know if I should scrap it, keep it, or enhance it.
  11. Mdauben, welcome back! This is such a relaxing hobby that I feel we all have enjoyed from our youth to now and beyond. I'm glad there are forums, like this, to call for help and share our achievements! I look forward hearing from you and seeing your work from time to time.
  12. If you came to Texas you may have difficulty understanding us. I think your English is very good. Gary
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