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  1. For some kits I definitely think the detail kits are worth the investment. Of course, you might end up spending more than you did on the kit! I usually search online for build logs to get a sense as to how much a particular set will add to the build. Not sure if you know about this site, but it’s a great place to find the accessories that might be available for a particular kit. You can also get a sense of how good the accessories are if there are build photos posted by kit and accessory. www.scalemates.com
  2. That looks fantastic! Just out of curiosity, do you need to put a clear coat over it, or does the wax-based application help protect it? I'm working on a car model now, and I noticed that they recommend using flat colors for some engine parts and gloss colors for other parts. If i put a gloss coat on to weather, it seems like everything would become gloss. Seems like this AK stuff would allow one to keep some parts flat and some parts more glossy.
  3. Craig, sorry to clutter your log, but here is another discussion on wire wheels - this time used in the context of the old Hubley metal kits (I have a few kits in the stash and was browsing the web in them this morning). Having wire wheels true to scale seems well worth the effort to make a beautiful car model as the plastic wheels are way out of scale: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/86613-118-duesenberg-wire-wheels/
  4. Here’s another approach using steel wire for wheels on a 1/12 Bentley Blower: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/95098-airfix-blower-bentley-112-scale/
  5. Awesome, I'm in for this one. I have the blue Jo-Han cadillac in the stash, been waiting to find the green one for a decent price. You probably already saw it, but Plasmo has a fantastic youtube tutorial on replacing the wire wheels with monofilament. Seems easier than drilling out and cutting steel wire.
  6. Thanks Bob. I’m probably going to do just as you suggest. Seems like removing the chain might be fairly risky for little reward. I’ve put this on hold to get some experience with plastic models, PE, airbrushing, etc. I decided to go with a 1/700 destroyer which I’m close to completing (no build log but might post one on completion if it comes out ok). Will be nice to move to a larger scale - the PE at 1/700 is insanely small.
  7. Also the last few just before the stern counter. So many models on here (not just the Pegasus) show a distinct kink.

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