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    Corsair colours

    Was the Corsair ever all over Navy Blue in WWII? Or was that simply in Korea? Was it ever an all over intermediate blue in WWII? I've looked at a few sites on this, and it gets a bit confusing.
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    Carro Armato L6/40 [Italeri, 1:35]

    I love the L6/40. I wish Tamiya made one. And you have done a terrific job here.
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    Good way to make holes in plastic?

    Thank you all, for these replies. This is very helpful.
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    Dragon Smart Kits 1/35 and photo etch

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    Dragon Smart Kits 1/35 and photo etch

    A lot of the small scale armour kits I've encountered with photo etch also have styrene parts to use instead of the PE. Does anyone know if Dragon's 1/35 Smart Kits (e.g. the Panzerjager I with the 30 sided gun shield and 47 mm gun) have plastic parts to use instead of the photo etch?
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    Good way to make holes in plastic?

    I want to make a hole in a plastic schurzen plate (1/35) to indicate damage (either by AP round or HEAT round, haven't decided yet). I would imagine heating something and just poking a hole through would be a good idea, but what's a good way to do this without catching the plastic on fire or...
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    Uniforms for Stug IV crew

    Thanks for the responses! (I know I'm a little late here).
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    Carpaccio Semevonte finished.

    Looks good. I like the Semovente and wouldn't mind building one myself.
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    applying flat clear with a hand brush

    I have sometimes tried to apply Tamiya's flat clear or Acryl's flat clear with a hand brush. The results are not so good. The surface ends up kind of splotchy, and it's more semi-gloss than flat. Can anyone tell me if there's some technique to this to get a genuinely flat finish?
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    Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1

    Looks great! This is an aircraft one doesn't hear about much. I like the looks of it.
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    Cougar AVGP

    Looks good! I have one of these as a shelf queen I'm working on. I'm trying to do it in white as a UN vehicle--not an easy colour to work with.
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    Uniforms for Stug IV crew

    As far as I know, uniforms for a Stug IV crew can be black (if SS) or Field grey for a lot of other units. I'm building Tamiya's 1/35 Stug IV and don't want the crew to be SS, and I don't have field grey. Is Panzer olivgrun at all a plausible colour for such a crew? German grey perhaps? I've...
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    Filtering out World of Tanks

    Thanks for posting this!
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    tabletop size for 1/72 or 1/100 miniatures?

    I'm thinking of getting back into miniatures wargaming (WWII, probably North Africa or Soviet Front) using my big army of 1/72 vehicles and figures or maybe starting a new one with 1/100 Zvezda equipment. Is a table top of 2 x 3 feet workable for either scale? I may simply make up some fairly...
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    IS-2 Italeri easy kit

    Nicely done. I've got a couple of these on my bench that have been sitting there for months. Just a coat of paint on them and no weathering yet.
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    Filtering out World of Tanks

    I've been trying to look for youtubes of the Japanese type 61 tank, and there is page after page of World of Tanks crap. Is there a way to filter out World of Tanks so I can get to the real stuff? CanTANKerous
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    Vallejo Model Air for handbrushing?

    My local hobby shop seems to carry the Vallejo "Model Air" line of paints as opposed to the "Model Color" line. Does anyone know if the former can be used for hand brushing?
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    HELP ww2 french armor

    Mark Bannerman in the March 2013 issue Collector's Edition of Military Modelling builds the Renault R35 (I take it what you have here is a Hotchkiss but maybe the camo would have been similar. Here is a link to the issue I mean...
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    Energija/Buran, Reifra, 1/288

    An amazing, forlorn looking place. Also, I'd forgotten how beautiful Tchaikovsky's 4th was.