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Thank you.
Hope not to disappoint.:smile2:
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She is looking really nice with the primer on her.

Some of the seams look pretty large, out of the box. How do you rate the kit overall?
 

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Some of the seams look pretty large, out of the box. How do you rate the kit overall?
Thanks.
:grin2:
I would give the kit a B-/C
Mainly because of the large seems. I had to fill the up the gaps with J B Weld after gluing.
Also there are fit issues to tackle as well.
But I think the worst is over..................................for now.
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The Revell kit is not "bad". Remember it is a good 40 years old now. So, it is typical for the early 70s and not a 2016 kit. But, with some TLC you can make a nice kit out of her today, like this one!

The newer Trumpeter kit is a lot cleaner without the heavy raised detailing
 

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So, what did you use for the silver coat? Is that ACLAD? I've never done an aluminum finish before.
So, it is typical for the early 70s and not a 2016 kit. But, with some TLC you can make a nice kit out of her today, like this one!
Thanks guys!:nerd::grin2:

The aluminum base coat is Tamiya "rattle can" Spray Lacquer TS-17 Aluminum Silver.
Here is a small update:

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Slowly but surely...............................................:nerd:

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PUDGY" decals?

Well I hate to ask this but, does any one out there have any spare 1:32 scale P-38 :pUDGY" decals? Thae set that came wit the AirForce Star.
Naturally the ones that came with the kit (To old I guess. ( I even tried them)
E bay ones fall apart.
Thank you.
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You might want to check Zotz. They make a 1/32 Pudgy set. Not sure WHICH Pudgy it is for... there was more than one and some were OD.
 

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Thank you friend.
Unfortunately I am all tapped out on the $$$ seen. The paint I got for this wiped me out.:surprise:
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I dig that you're tapped out now and your decal is no longer useable, but some advice for the future. With older kits and with decals that are suspect always spray them with a decal film. Testors makes a spray "decal bonder" and Microscale makes a brush-on/airbrushable liquid.
 

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The newer Trumpeter kit is a lot cleaner without the heavy raised detailing
Yeah, true, but the model will retail for $600.00!!!

But, I know... FreeTime's pre-order price is $350.00 and includes free (Continental US only) shipping. Ya does gets what's ya pays for! :)

Doug
 

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You might want to check Zotz. They make a 1/32 Pudgy set. Not sure WHICH Pudgy it is for... there was more than one and some were OD.
Thanks. Looks like I may have to wait.

I dig that you're tapped out now and your decal is no longer useable, but some advice for the future. With older kits and with decals that are suspect always spray them with a decal film. Testors makes a spray "decal bonder" and Microscale makes a brush-on/airbrushable liquid.
Thank you sir, I appreciate the advice.





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