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About Pappy35

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  1. I can't tell what kind of airbrush that is, but the compressor is perfect. Love the dual diaphragm types.
  2. Anyone have any idea who will be importing these to the US? Kitlinx can get them buy they want $180-something dollars which is wayyy over what I'd be willing to pay.
  3. I thought about that but given that I'm a gas-turbine engineer (worked for RR Indianapolis, GE, and Pratt & Whitney) for 30+ years now it would be blasphemous for me to hide the intakes.
  4. My other kit hit a wall waiting for paint so I broke out the Phantom just to check out the intake situation. Wow. You guys were being kind. They are horrible and not at all what I expected from such an expensive kit. Yikes. I'm going to order a set of GT resin intakes. The images on Sprue Brothers though look like the joints along the outer fuselage are pretty rough. Any opinions? Edit: I ordered a set of GT resin intakes from Sprue Brothers just now.
  5. I just recently got back in and got my first airbrush ever. Don't feel bad, I did the same thing in buying a cheapo Amazon deal by Master Airbrush. After a couple of sessions I figured out it (airbrushing that is) was in fact the bomb and I returned that POS I got and replaced it with an Iwata Revolution. My advice to you is to: Ditch the cheap airbrush, it's only going to cause problems and frustrate you. You'll forever be troubleshooting issues (like the the ones you started this thread about) rather than learning technique. I tried to use Vallejo paints and had consistent prob
  6. Roger that. Those are the ones I ordered. I don't think I'm going to apply them all but I'm a big believer in "better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."
  7. I will take a look at the fit of the intakes on mine when I get to it. I don't want to make myself suffer unnecessarily and these sound like they'll save me a bunch of time and look better.
  8. That Hobby Lobby 40% off thing must have burned them before because now that deal is restricted to only items that are not marked "Your Price" in a little red flag. The 40% off thus does not apply to high value items like airbrushes. I'd post a screen grab but I can't figure out how to post pictures on this site. Hobby Lobby Iwata Revolution Ad
  9. Thanks for the replies fellas. Here's where I stand so far: Eduard Placards, Masks, Formation lights, Cockpit Details (PE), Seat, Nozzles Quickboost Tail inlet Armory Weighted wheels AOA Decals Aircraft stencils I'm just not so fussy about whether outline matches the true aircraft's to the nanometer though I am fussy about details. I'm just getting back after a 40+ year hiatus and so I'm still slogging up the learning curve. Nine kits so far not counting two Revell kits I tried that were horrible and are now just p
  10. I'll add my input: I just finished a Mk. IV last month that I purchased in early January or late Dec. '20. It did not contain those FB parts. Though I don't have the leftovers anymore, I know it didn't because I would have built that version if the parts were there.
  11. Hello there folks, first post. I have the subject kit on the way and was wondering, for those of you that have built the kit, are there any must-have accessories?
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