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  1. Do you guys think P.E. and other media detail kits are worth the investment? If it’s cockpit or areas that will be displayed I think yes but seems like there is a lot that gets covered up.... is it just the fun of building and knowing it’s there or do you use pics to preserve the existence? I’m trying to decide if I should detail out the Revell B-25 I have.... plus are there special tools or anything I need to get if I decide to do it?


  2. So, there are a lot of assemblies that connect to the main cockpit frame, the cooling ductwork and exchangers, the tailwheel housing etc. Due to a big screw up on the instrument panel decal I am now at a work stoppage on this one too... I didn’t have any decal solvent or setting solution and this decal just would not conform to the instruments and was lifting... I read on the old internet that you can use acetone as a setting solvent...... NOT!! Man it dissolved it as soon as I touched it with the wet brush..... heart kind of sank but I found a Eduard cockpit detail set (FE 1074) for $13 but it’s gonna take a couple weeks to get here. I also did a preliminary painting of the cockpit sides but need to wait for the detail set to move on.... wellllll....... I am learning a lot and that was the intent of these builds so......

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  3. Thanks Lou, I started by painting the floorboards in front a medium brown and after it dried I painted 

     the black over it, then I took some isopropyl on a brush and exposed the brown paint, mixed in some light tan and yellow highlights and used a dry brush technique to blend them till it looked like a worn down plywood floor... I didn’t know P-51’s had a wood floor till I started doing research for these builds, I read somewhere that they were painted with flat black paint mixed with sand for a non skid surface, so that’s what I envisioned.....


  4. So this is my second foray into plastic aircraft, I am trying to get some skills with plastic and paint so I can build the 1/24 Airfix Typhoon. This is in conjunction with my P-40 build on here as well... Started with the cockpit, this one has the belts molded into the seat, came out OK. Man! I don’t know how anyone could fold and make PE belts look that good! Know I know the P40 belts are way too big these things are tiny! Probably 1mm or even less!! Instrument panel and try some wiring on the radio stack up next....

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  5. Started with the cockpit, this one has the belts molded into the seat, came out OK. Man! I don’t know how anyone could fold and make PE belts look that good! Know I know the P40 belts are way too big these things are tiny! Probably 1mm or even less!! Instrument panel and try some wiring on the radio stack up next....

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  6. Thanks guys, I have been watching all kinds of vids on it and our own James H. Did a step by step build for a modeling book on typhoons and for Scale Modeler International’s mag, got the cover of both! I found a copy of the book plus some other great resources on a subscription service Scribed.com - that guy can build!!  I am waiting again for stuff for the P40 so I am going to start the Airfix P-51 till I get the mr.surfacer and masks I got for the P40.

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  7. Man! What a nice kit this is! I can’t believe how everything fits together, light years different than the stuff I used to build.... very little filler needed and all the seams matched up really well. I am amazed at how the wing roots, fillets and fuse to wing joints were just a pleasure to fit and fair. I might just be swayed - might have to try a new release armor kit too! 😁🤯. Here’s a few shots before I spray it with primer - all my mistakes are right out in the open....

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  8. Thanks Lou, yeah looking at some other builds online I’d say they should have been 1mm wide but as fiddly as the little wire buckles were at 2mm I would probably still be doing them at 1mm. Appreciate the good word though, maybe on my next build I’ll try something smaller or PE... I’ll have a 1/48 eduard set by then - I can probably make them work on the P 51 I have waiting...


  9. Well the C-Vi must be taking its toll on Amazon too, I just got word that my seat belts are delayed and the 1/24 Typhoon got lost somewhere between the model shop and USPS.... so I had to re order it and now it won’t be here till next week or the week after. I decided I have waited long enough for the P40 harness so I tried my hand at making some out of asking tape and annealed wire. They are a bit out of scale (unless they were made wider than I think they were) but they look ok for my first attempt... and this is my learning mule after all! Here’s some pics .....

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