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Wolfman_63

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About Wolfman_63

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  • Birthday 05/08/1963

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  • Location Schaumburg, IL
  1. Need some assistance....

    Hobbylinc is having an online model contest. The contest ends on November 3rd. Please follow link and like my F-14 Follow the link and click on "Like" Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207320257672160&set=o.493967850749222&type=3&theater&notif_t=like&notif_id=1475276628337829 Thanks!
  2. Just finished an Airfix Spitfire Mk I in 1/48 scale. I used aftermarket decals to represent a spitfire flown in the 303 Squadron. This is the squadron flown by Polish pilots during the battle of Britain. This is my first time doing an Airfix kit in many, many years and I must say I was impressed with the detail and fit. Aside from some minor filling at the wing roots, everything lined up extremely well. The gray recommended in the decal book appears darker on the model than in the pictorial in the book but I am still happy with the end result. Just finished an Airfix Spitfire Mk I in 1/48 scale. I used aftermarket decals to represent a spitfire flown in the 303 Squadron. This is the squadron flown by Polish pilots during the battle of Britain. This is my first time doing an Airfix kit in many, many years and I must say I was impressed with the detail and fit. Aside from some minor filling at the wing roots, everything lined up extremely well. The gray recommended in the decal book appears darker on the model than in the pictorial in the book but I am still happy with the end result.
  3. Many aircraft have coated canopies or lenses that seem pearlized or chromatic with a certain color hue when viewed from various angles. Many recent aircraft canopies have a gold tint. The HUD's have green or purple tints. To replicate this on a model and keep the clear parts transparent, I found an artists pigment that works great. Mix 1 part Jacquard Pearl EX # 674 Interference Gold and 9 parts future acrylic. Pearl EX is a extremely fine pigment. Paint onto canopy. Creates a gold tint and a pearl hue from various angles. For F-16's, EA-6B's, F-22, and any others. The interference is transparent and makes the canopy look coated instead of painted just like the real aircraft. They have Green, Blue, Violet and Red. Green or violet works great for HUD's. Green works great for radar screens in the cockpit. Purple or blue for coated lenses on tanks or ships. Add violet to Tamiya Smoke X-19 and paint lenses on FLIR pods or IR heads on missiles. Available at most arts and crafts stores. More info and details at: http://www.jacquardproducts.com/pearl-ex-pigments.html
  4. A-7E from VA-37: F-14 from VF-51: S-3A from VS-29: EA-6B from VAQ-134: The SH-3H from HS-4: E-2C from VAW-114: A-6E from VA-52: F-14 from VF-111: A-7 from VA-105 (CAG bird) Here is the last picture. Shows all the aircraft together.
  5. Greetings from Illinois

    Hello to all. I have been building models for many years. The last decade or so has been primarily aircraft. Mostly 1/48 scale WWII and occasionally modern jets. Many of my completed models can be seen on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/ On Facebook I have an album of the aircraft I have built that includes the build pictures and details: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3661064452689.2128710.1457024256&type=1&l=178c523475 Recently I completed a personal project of building one aircraft from each squadron that was on the USS Carl Vinson during it's 1983 World Cruise (I was aboard during the cruise) At present I am building a Revell 1/48 scale A6M5 Zero. Looking forward to seeing others builds and sharing tips and ideas.