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  1. Yes, their payment system was down when I ordered mine. I emailed them what I wanted, they emailed back an invoice, and I sent payment via Paypal to their email address. Absolutely no problems.
  2. I ordered three .3-oz. bottles directly from them (Ukraine) and received them about a week later in the U.S. They look to be true enamels (Arcus say wait six hours before repainting). The color samples above look good, but according to my references, they've got the RLM numbers backward.
  3. MRP does both colors. I used them for a recent Do 217 and think they look pretty good.
  4. Hi Paul. Don't know if you saw my query above: I'm wondering where you find 1 lb. test fishing line (which seems really thin, but would be good for radio antenna wires). I've got invisible mending thread, but the lightest fishing line I've found is 2.6 lb. test (.004 inch diameter). I generally use that or 4.9 lb. (.006 inch) for 1/48 rigging. **** Having just done a bit of searching, I realize that there's a difference between tippet line (which is what I've purchased) and fishing line, so apparently 1 lb. test fishing line is not analogous to 2.6 lb. tippet line in terms of diameter.
  5. I'm with you, Mark. However, IMHO the rivet effects, at least on the Eduard Mk. VIII/IX family, are pretty subtle once it's been painted/clear coated. I don't know if they did things any differently for the I/V series since I don't have any.
  6. Nice pics, DaddyO. Question: what's your source for 1 lb. fishing line? I haven't been able to find anything thinner than 2.6 lb. online. Thanks!
  7. Yes, I see that. I went to your photo and clicked the Share button to create a link, then tried to insert it in my post above -- same result as you. It has to be something with where your photo file resides -- presumably Google. I just had no trouble embedding one of my photos from my hosting site (Smugmug) into this post (I then deleted it to avoid the wrath of admins). Upon further investigation, Google is apparently not creating a link to the actual photo file because the URL doesn't end with .jpg . I think this forum needs that to reference the actual picture. It may be that if you really want to post photos you'll have to find another hosting site. A lot of people use Imgur, which I believe is free.
  8. You have inserted a link that takes one to the photo, but if your goal is to have the photo appear in the thread, you haven't quite succeeded. In the edit box for a new post or editing an existing one, you should see "Insert image from URL" in the lower right corner. Click on that and paste the URL from your image hosting page into the blank in the window that will pop up. Then click the black "insert into post" button in the pop-up, and you should have it.
  9. I have been under the impression that AII Green is quite a bit darker than AMT-4, which in turn, at least according to Massimo T's table, is darker than A-19f. Was A-19f in fact the substitute for AII Green on metal surfaces?
  10. Did you find this Hyperscale review? Might be useful. https://www.hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/trumpeter02850reviewbf_1.htm
  11. No, indoors on the a/c that is or was being restored. Here's a link to the thread. It's the second photo posted. At first glance it certainly looks like black, but it may be Blue-Grey after all. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/351595-wessex-has3-radome-color/
  12. I recommend you look here for description of Pe-2 camouflage evolution: http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/pe2/pe2camo/pe2camo.htm ... and here for table of Soviet colors with sample chips: http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/colors/color-table.html If you're talking about the early dark green scheme, the color, according to Massimo T, was A-19f, a glossy paint for all-metal airframes. In the table, although there is no FS approximation supplied, the sample looks lighter than the one for AMT-4 (standard color with AMT-6 black for mid-war years).
  13. That's the way it has appeared to me in photos as well, but someone posted a close-up shot to ARC that looks more like black.
  14. Any suggestions for the color of the top of the radome on an a/c in the Golden Yellow/Blue-Grey scheme? It looks like something between black and dark blue-gray, glossy when fresh. Thanks! Pip
  15. Hi Grey. Thanks for posting the links. Yes, based also on a very clear photo posted to Hyperscale by Modeldad Steve E, the lead-in entry to the fuselage is a small raised fitting aft of the MG cut-out and laterally central. My remaining question, which I think has been partially answered, is about the location of the attachment of the lead-in to the antenna itself. This seems to have varied, possibly from Mk. to Mk. Sometimes the lead-in angles right back to the fin mast. Other times it goes nearly vertically to a point just aft of what looks like a mid-wire tensioning spring. Still other times it appears to angle back to a point several feet forward of the fin. For the Mk. I (Bismarck attack) I'm doing, I think I'll go with the second option.
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