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  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:46 PM

keavdog

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

Gloss Clear Coat MMA-006

Flat Clear Coat MMA-004

Thinner / Airbrush Cleaner 4oz MMA-003

Polyurethane Mix Additive 2oz MMA-001

Japanese J3 Hai-Iro Lt Grey ( Zero ) MMP-107

Japanese Q1 Anti Glare Blue Black Cowl WWII MMP-108

Japanese D1 Deep Green WWII ( IJN) MMP-112

Japanese Propeller Brown MMP-115

Aotaki Blue Green MMP-113

Japanese M3 Mitsubishi Interior Green WWII MMP-109

 

Nice decals John. I haven't checked out Werner's Wings before even though I've seen them mentioned on the forum before. Maybe it's me, but I had a hard time finding the set you bought on their site.

I'm curious what you think of MMP. I almost bought some to use on the BF-109 I posted earlier, but decided to try Mr. Color instead. I still have a lot of different brands of paints I haven't tried yet. Not sure if you saw the fairly recent MMP thread in the paint section.

I tried posting this yesterday with a link to that thread, but kept getting the "403 forbidden" error.

What other forums are you guys on? I like the guys on this forum, but the "403" error is aggrevating.

Jay

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:36 AM

The jury is still out on the Mission Models paint for me John.

I'd like to see thoses sets GH

Nice find Stick.

I received some items myself in the past few weeks.

First one that came in is a Williams Brothers Pratt and Whitney Wasp Jr. It's out of production so it cost more than it did while they were in producion but I got it for a friend of mine so it was worth it. It WAS still in the wrapper.

Next is the Tamiya 1/72 Boeing X-32. Gawdawful looking thing but I always wanted one.

Next was the 1/72 Special Hobby Short Sunderland Mk III. Nice looking kit and its big.

Then finally I got some resin AM for my little 1/72 Heller SBC-4 Helldiver. Cowl and engine and cockpit interior.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 6, 2021 5:08 PM

Well lots of talk of Hurricanes, Typhoons, Tempests, etc. on another site where I'm active got me wondering how I could make my second Monogram Hawker Typhoon different from my last build, aside from armament (bomb racks or rocket rails) or backdating the kit into a car door type, and I remembered that for half of their wartime service career, they had a three bladed propellor, while the kit comes with the later four bladed type. So a bit of searching on eBay later, and I came up with this old KMC conversion set, which also included exhausts. And then I think somebody tossed a set of wheels in there as well, because those are not shown to be included in the set, but came in mine. I’m not complaining.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, February 5, 2021 4:35 PM

Got the eduard pit set for the 1/48  RF4-C yesterday, and the brassin alq71's, along with the old Italeri RF4-C today.

Got a set of the old Fox One decals for it a couple days ago.  The designer of those bent over backwards to help out with those.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:24 PM

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

Gloss Clear Coat MMA-006

Flat Clear Coat MMA-004

Thinner / Airbrush Cleaner 4oz MMA-003

Polyurethane Mix Additive 2oz MMA-001

Japanese J3 Hai-Iro Lt Grey ( Zero ) MMP-107

Japanese Q1 Anti Glare Blue Black Cowl WWII MMP-108

Japanese D1 Deep Green WWII ( IJN) MMP-112

Japanese Propeller Brown MMP-115

Aotaki Blue Green MMP-113

Japanese M3 Mitsubishi Interior Green WWII MMP-109

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:23 PM

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

 

Gloss Clear Coat MMA-006

Flat Clear Coat MMA-004

Thinner / Airbrush Cleaner 4oz MMA-003

Polyurethane Mix Additive 2oz MMA-001

Japanese J3 Hai-Iro Lt Grey ( Zero ) MMP-107

Japanese Q1 Anti Glare Blue Black Cowl WWII MMP-108

Japanese D1 Deep Green WWII ( IJN) MMP-112

Japanese Propeller Brown MMP-115

Aotaki Blue Green MMP-113

Japanese M3 Mitsubishi Interior Green WWII MMP-109

 

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:01 AM

Nice looking decals from Werner's Wings came in for my F-4E - Steve Ritchie and Friends.  And enough decals (though not specific) to do my Chico build

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Monday, February 1, 2021 1:22 PM

Bish

Go on, give it a go. Would liove to see that 109 in the GB. Can't be as bad as the Chieftain will be in that Berlin scheme.

 

Thanks. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't join your British Army GB. I'm not confident enough in my skills yet because I haven't built enough since getting back into the hobby last Spring/Summer. I don't want to c**k it up. I doubt I'd be able to get another set of decals. Plus I build slow due to lack of time. Actually the Chieftain paint job doesn't worry me. I think my masking and basic painting skills are decent. It's some of the detail stuff, washes, and weathering that I haven't really tackled yet will be where I struggle.

Steve I couldn't quote your reply due to the 403 error I kept getting. So haha with your drool comment and the checkerboard is a combination of multiple decals.

 

Jay

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Posted by xenon55 on Monday, February 1, 2021 1:00 PM

keavdog

Wow!  Nice haul.  That 109 will be killer looking.

 

Thanks. I hope so lol

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 1, 2021 11:34 AM

Sorry Bish;

 No Photos! But my only acquisition so far this year are as follows. Jeep " Mountain Goat" kit. Another one I couldn't pass up is the "El Camino SS " with teeny dirt bike( Waste of plastic,That!) I did order, But haven't recieved it yet is the 1/35 Scale model of the "TreibFlugel" As reviewed by Aaron and Tim.

 It obviously hasn't arrived at Hill Country Hobbies yet.That's it for now.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 1, 2021 9:10 AM

Go on, give it a go. Would liove to see that 109 in the GB. Can't be as bad as the Chieftain will be in that Berlin scheme.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 1, 2021 8:03 AM

keavdog

Wow!  Nice haul.  That 109 will be killer looking.

 

 Ditto

You're making me drool over here.

That 109 more than likely had decals for the checker board.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:20 PM

Wow!  Nice haul.  That 109 will be killer looking.

Thanks,

John

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    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:44 PM

What I've acquired over the last month. I'm tempted to join Bish's GB with the BF-109 in the box art racing livery, but I'm not sure I could do it justice at this time. I haven't done a NMF since I built a B-58 in elementary school in the '80s, but that was painted with a can of silver spray paint. I figured the P-51 weekend edition would be good practice before attempting the very long range version.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 29, 2021 11:57 AM

Those look cool John and the Raiden is a good kit. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:17 PM

Now those are the 71's I know.  In Thailand we used a two canister configuration as shown.  At Shaw we ran a three can ( six antennas).  One antenna is a horizontal and one is vertical dispersion of the output signal.  None of ours from '73-76 used the fan generator, at least on Phantoms, they drew power from the aircraft.  They were gloss white, the antenna inserts looked like bare fiberglass.  They could chip on the nosecone, but got sent to the paint shop before they got too beat up.

 

Got to get some of those.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:05 PM

Mail call.  Raiden for the Japanese group build and under wing goodies for a planned F-4E Chico build

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:25 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
I looked with both the search engine on the website and an off-site one and didn't find the thread.

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/165145.aspx

 

Ahhh, I'd forgot you ran it. Gee, six years ago- I can't even remember what I did yesterday...  Dunce

Thanks again Steve! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:32 AM

Gamera
I looked with both the search engine on the website and an off-site one and didn't find the thread.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/165145.aspx

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:42 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
Wish I had some photos but looks like they're all still on PhotoBucket and I really don't want to go dig out the kit now. 

 

I have the pic of your build I posted on the Artillery GB, what 5 years ago? BTW, they are still there but with the stupid watermark.

 

Thanks Steve!!! 

I looked with both the search engine on the website and an off-site one and didn't find the thread. Thanks again for finding the photo for me!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:04 PM

modelcrazy

Cool looking figures Kdog. I stink at figures so I steer away from 'em.

Bish, how did I miss your score mate! I'm keen on all of them.

Here is what I got the past few days.

A late arriving Christmas gift from a friend.

One of favorite biplanes. Seems like the only manufacturer of it 1/72. Starfighter makes American decals, resin engine, cowl and interior for it.

And here it is.. The Bruno arrived!

 

I'm drooling over that B turret!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:54 AM

Gamera
Wish I had some photos but looks like they're all still on PhotoBucket and I really don't want to go dig out the kit now. 

I have the pic of your build I posted on the Artillery GB, what 5 years ago? BTW, they are still there but with the stupid watermark.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by rcguy on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:27 PM

Can't seem to post images.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:14 PM

Greysnake: Congrads on some really cool stuff there! I built the B-4 howitzer a couple years back and it's a really nice kit. Wish I had some photos but looks like they're all still on PhotoBucket and I really don't want to go dig out the kit now. 

Real G: Commented on the armour forum but still that's a cool AFV. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:16 PM

When I built the Tauro A7V, it was new as well.  But I was young and not terribly picky nor skilled.  The armor panels did not fit exactly, but I did not care.  The track pins gave me some trouble, as I did not file down the cut ends, which ended up splitting the tracks when I inserted them.

But anyway, Meng's kit is light years better.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:54 PM
A major contributing factor to my poor experience with the kit is it was a later issue of the kit and the molds are worn out on it. I’ve made two attempts at building the Tauro kit. The first one was around fourteen to fifteen years ago and went together with little fuss. The second I started late last year by comparison was a nightmare with none of the side panels lining up along with very rough molding.
 
After spending a number of hours trying to line up everything decided the kit wasn’t worth it. Originally my idea was to build it as a fun project not worrying about accuracy. If the Tauro kit was my only choice for an A7V I would have stuck with it and probably ended up scratch building a large chunk of the model since the dimensions are off by a large margin.

 
  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:15 PM

I built the Tauro A7V about 40 years ago when it first came out.  I thought it was pretty good.  I did not have any trouble with it.  I thoght the tracks with single link held together with little pins was hard on my fingers was fiddly, but I had fun doing it.  I was an experienced modeler and the kit was just fine. I was young guy then, I as only 29 then .  I built another a few years ago, it won at club contest.  I haven't tried the Meng kit yet, but looks nice.  I have several books on the beast.  

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, January 25, 2021 1:04 PM
RG,
 
 
The Tankograd book is on my list to purchase. I keep procrastinating on purchasing it as its forty dollars and I’ll very rarely spend that much on one book.
 
I’m surprised the Tauro kit didn’t drive you out of the hobby. Whilst the Meng kit is expensive the Tauro kit really doesn’t seem to be worth putting the time and effort into now. Think you’d almost have an easier time scratch building most of the kit rather than fighting it. 

 
  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:54 PM

GreySnake,

Tankograd published a good book on the A7V.  It attempted to cover each vehicle produced as best as photographic records permit.  It covers the differences in the gun mount and side armor plate, and has a couple of nice multi-view drawings.

I know your pain building the Tauro kit, as did one back in 1980 or so.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:21 PM
Few things I’ve picked up throughout the month. After trying to fight a Tauro A7V into submission I’ve given up and got the Meng kit along with a few books to go with it. The Trumpeter B-4 has been on my want list for awhile and finally found one.
 
Resin figures for various projects some I’ve been waiting on since November.

 
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