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by mikeg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What does the wife really think about 18th ?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

What does the wife really think about 18th ?

So, i'm working on a hasegawa 32nd me163 in the basement, Marla is busy with the clothes dryer and suddenly... One of our cats attacks the other, knocking my #28 dark blue Avenger a couple of feet to the ground; breaking a landing gear at the wheel. Naturally I cussed out the cat, what else would yo...
by mikeg
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Jo Jo Rabbit movie?
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Jo Jo Rabbit movie?

Obviously satire, so don't eviscerate me with facts :x I saw a trailer for this a while ago while glancing at upcoming movies, the 2nd trailer; checked out the reviews (mostly 20 somethings who seemed more adept at talking about never ending marvel movies, not late war German efforts)- I saw it last...
by mikeg
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Jackson
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Jackson

don't be making us all sad and misty eyed- just start drawing up custom decals again and you'll feel better...
by mikeg
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: several 1/32 and 1/6 items- 15.00
Replies: 0
Views: 251

several 1/32 and 1/6 items- 15.00

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I figure about half that fee would be for ups, usps, or fedex; so there you go- 15.00 in a piece of paper in an envelope would suffice to my home address- lmk if any interest
by mikeg
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 Revell HE219 nose weight experience? Ha! lemme tell ya!
Replies: 6
Views: 616

1/32 Revell HE219 nose weight experience? Ha! lemme tell ya!

so, how much do you think? the instructions say about 70 grams behind cockpit area- maybe if you just cut the rear section of the fusilage off behind the wings..... http://i.imgur.com/N6ohasR.jpg http://i.imgur.com/QkCKoPs.jpg I started with pieces of curtain lead weights behind the cockpit along wi...
by mikeg
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Affordable 32nd sorta old model kits- thanks Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Affordable 32nd sorta old model kits- thanks Ebay

https://i.imgur.com/vNyClS6.jpg Within the last year or so, lots of really good deals continually pop up - just plain cheap, some unopened, some parts off sprues, beat up boxes, really good deals on lots of 2,3 or more- one lot of 6 for 100.00. more often than not, you can use the decals, but there...
by mikeg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Interest for a 1.18 scaled Bachem Natter
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Interest for a 1.18 scaled Bachem Natter

https://i.imgur.com/kgF7kHJ.jpg

Speaking of - I just finished a 32nd Fly model a couple of days ago; keep us posted on the progress of this in 18th
by mikeg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Canopy Masks
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Canopy Masks

Well, being impatient sometimes and using what I have laying around; I've just used masking /painters tape. Over the past year I've completed a HE111, JU88, Beaufighter, Misquito, and 2 ME110s. It is tedious, but it is kind of relaxing, too. Held up to a table lamp, one can see the frame outlines pr...
by mikeg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: What color primer or paint under Jap metallic blue interior
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: What color primer or paint under Jap metallic blue inter

I'm told it was applied over bare metal, so there ya go
by mikeg
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: What color primer or paint under Jap metallic blue interior
Replies: 2
Views: 667

What color primer or paint under Jap metallic blue interior

the plastic color is dark green (old Revell 32nd Raiden kit); for the wheel well interiors. Silver, white, gray, etc.....? any?
by mikeg
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: 1/32 B-24!

I saw the new 32nd Zoukie Nick under saved ebay searches, also
by mikeg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

Yep, they both offer good advice and will try to answer your questions, even when you know they are almost always busy.
by mikeg
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

:o well....obviously if it wasn't for Kevin and Burt at the local Hobby Town, it would still be a lovely shade of luftwaffe light blue all over; as it has been for several weeks. A postcard size piece of thin cardboard/stiff paper and a hole puncher is so simple, I would have never figured that out....
by mikeg
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

I think I can improve with rattle cans and punched out patterns on manila folders. I think I should have had the pattern closer to the surface, though

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by mikeg
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Most impressive- advanced weathering is obviously a skill I am not familiar with!!! :lol: I will have to get an airbrush :cry: or be content with simple schemes...
by mikeg
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Awesome! me too recently, only with 32nd- a few more the last couple of months. ebay is great for old 32nd cheap kits https://i.imgur.com/0xrnvpk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XLUAg9H.jpg https://i.imgur.com/z53gxpk.jpg next up... https://i.imgur.com/QVienPG.jpg I'm still too lazy to get into air brushing...
by mikeg
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: WTB 21C 1/18 FW 190
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Re: WTB 21C 1/18 FW 190

broken wing guns?? what about the little plastic tits that keep the landing gear from collapsing and falling off the plane- having to disassemble the wings and figuring a way to repair, one way or another.
by mikeg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: My 32nd AC- Zircus Rosarius to the rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: My 32nd AC- Zircus Rosarius to the rescue

That's an obvious idea, naturally I didn't think of that! Until I put the effort into learning how to airbrush or be more effective with rattle cans; I'll probably stick with the simple schemes
by mikeg
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: My 32nd AC- Zircus Rosarius to the rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

My 32nd AC- Zircus Rosarius to the rescue

New schemes to renew my interest in my 21st AC. I re-stumbled upon this info a bit ago, and realized I can just add them to the 32nd collection- relatively easy to do with rattle cans- I have no airbrush experience at all :roll:. I got an old Revell kit off Ebay and got advice from two really knowle...
by mikeg
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Painting 18th AC bombs/missiles
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Re: Painting 18th AC bombs/missiles

I just downloaded the imgur photo hosting site and seems a lot quicker and less a pain in the ass than photobucket - just copy the BB code category for a picture transfer
by mikeg
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Painting 18th AC bombs/missiles
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Painting 18th AC bombs/missiles

My AC have been somewhat boring for a while; i decided to paint some of the armament. I saw some luftwaffe bomb color charts, some different stuff here and there. What else can be done to the other arms/fuel tanks as far as detail https://i.imgur.com/ah0ZTZZ.jpg I'm not sure where I saw the grey on ...
by mikeg
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Armor and planes in Newport News,Va
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Armor and planes in Newport News,Va

Yes, Sunshine, seriously......I have as much of this stuff as anyone here or more, I just don't equate my items with terms I would apply to high end collectibles with which one expects to fund their childrens college education or help to use as a down payment on a new home. And yes, I am apparently ...
by mikeg
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Armor and planes in Newport News,Va
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Armor and planes in Newport News,Va

What's NRFB?? mint in box, only touched by chinese fingers, almost never removed from box, displayed put back in box, displayed generously dusted and put back into box,- what? Shipping is easy, fun, an absolute joy, AND effective in moving your stash. Reconsider depriving your long distance brothers...
by mikeg
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 13581

Re: Where is everyone?

probably, mostly, still here- the dust does hang around longer than it used to; fill in an empty space with and old, previously unwanted scheme on occasion- just to keep a semblance of interest, you know...
by mikeg
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 scale prices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: 1/18 scale prices?

Yep, I'll occasionally fill in an empty 1/18 AC space with a scheme I ignored in the past- I don't go for the NIB stuff. The 85-120.00 or so pricing for displayed stuff is sufficiently seductive, but the 150-300.00 pricing for non-customized piston engined AC is not my thing.....a lottery win or une...