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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    That one needs Lindbergh on a reviewing platform.
     
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    Lindbergh?
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    Or Hindenburg?
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    or Hamburger?
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    I’d have this on my desk…
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Just got these from a buddy from grade/high school that I hadn't seen in over forty years ! Hopefully I'll get them put together by Spring.
     
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    Best to you. I never built the B-17 but I have built that Revell 1:48 scale F4U-4 Corsair two times. I wish you luck attaching the wings to the wing roots. I am no master modeler but no amateur either. I had to swear quite a bit on that one. Personally, if you want to build a nice non swearing Corsair, go with 1:48 scale Tamiya. Perhaps I am leading you astray. Time will tell, right? Here is my Tamiya……it’s done in Krylon Midnight Ink…. IMG_2775.jpeg IMG_1798.jpeg
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    I don't remember ever painting my models , just gluing and hanging from the ceiling. But then I was 10/12 years old. Now that I've reach the "Golden Years" I think I can take my time and pay attention to some detail. We'll see.
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Okie-doke, good old Dennis got a bargain at the auction now I'm in a quandary as to where to get the proper colors of paint. Looking over the instructions on the F4U I suddenly remembered painting my squadron of planes back in 1960's. Testors ! Any suggestions on finding the 12 colors for the F4U-4 ?
    I've decided it's going to be a long journey but then again that's how I roll. May take me months/years but I'll eventually did it done. Just ask my wife.
     
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    Model shop?
     
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    Internet. You've heard of it?
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Yeah I have. Its the Bane of Humanity ! So many pictures but so few explanations. Description is lacking in most.
    Simply want a few colors not a smorgasbord of "Well these might work".
    But I've got a few dozen leftover paint pots from my excursion of paint-by-number artistic experience during Covid. So might give those a go. Mix and blend.
     
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    I don’t know where you are, but Hobby Lobby is my choice. They have every Testors color in small bottles as well as a rather good selection of modeling spray paints. In all my years of modeling, I never acquired an air brush. I just learned the proper distance to hold the spray cans to avoid runs. Sometimes I used my own paint scheme. Then again, you could always order Tamiya paints from Amazon I guess. I always thought that Testors white and yellow were very hard to get to cover. The bottles need to be shaken vigorously before using.
     
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    They have phones.
     
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    Yes Half Track...I stuffed both my wrists shaking tiny silver paint pots when painting my 1/72 B-17! At least 3 coats...25 years later my wrists still aren't the same...So be careful BIAK! - I'd use a spay can rather than hand paint...
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Don't laugh! I'm still a rookie at this stuff. Now I'm heading out the door : got a date with a Miss Mitchell.
    Photos to follow. Hopefully.


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