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Old 11-19-2017, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This weekend I received these three new 1:200s:
– the Uzbekistan Airways B767-300, on which I flew in 2007 from Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Moscow Domodedovo, with amazing service and cuisine. The model is by Skymarks.
– the Eva Air B747-400 in Koala Festival livery; I’m not quite sure what the Koala Festival was, but Koala is one of my nicknames. It’s a second hand Skymarks/Risesoon model, with the fan blades insert missing from one of the engines:
DO YOU KNOW WHERE I COULD GET A SPARE 747 ENGINE or fan blades insert from for this model? I don’t know why, but three out of four of my 747s are annoyingly 1:250, but this week I should be getting a proper 1:200 744, also in special livery.
– I have no connection at all with IcelandAir, except that I liked the Aurora Borealis livery, and as a travel agent, used to enjoy selling flights to the States via Iceland with a few days stopover. It’s a B757-200 by Herpa: extremely difficult to get the wings and horizontal stabilizer to snap into the fuselage as the fit is very tight, and I’m afraid of pushing them too much for fear of snapping one.
Anyway up till now I’ve mainly dusted them with a dustpan brush, which is probably not ideal. I’m looking forward to receiving my new special livery 744 this week, as well as an two sexy V-bombers, and am thinking of getting something like a camera brush.
What do you use to keep yours clean and dust free?
Thanks.
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I use a soft makeup brush, seems to work fine.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like it, John, thank you.
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Hi DavidUK,

I use a small soft brush to clean all of my models.

In regard to spare parts, you might wish to contact the Risesoon model company below:

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Old 11-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like that Uzbekistan Boeing 767, am patiently awaiting a diecast release...UK67003 or 67004 hopefully. Had one of my more memorable flights (Tashkent to Tokya Narita) on 67004!

With regard to brushes, look for something that doesn't generate static.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use a soft makeup brush, seems to work fine.
Same here. It works very well, removing the dust deposits from all the hard to reach areas...
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Make up brush works great, very soft hairs.. stole several from my wife
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I use antibacterial wipes. I fold the corners to reach the hard to get places
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My wife donated a spare, unused soft make-up brush to my cause. It works a treat. Watch those small aerials, though. For the record, mine is branded 'Annabelle A-88'. The brush also retracts into its plastic handle. Perfect.
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Ditto, I also use a soft makeup brush to keep the dust off. But, when I take my models out of the box for the first time, I gently wipe them down with a little Windex on a soft microfiber cloth to get off any oils or film that may be on them.
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Ditto. It looks like several members thought of the make up brush.
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I use a soft paint brush from the hardware store.
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A camera lens brush also works well. Plus it allows you to blow air which helps clean panel lines, etc.
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Thanks everyone, I found a pack of make-up brushes on Ebay for 99p (they even have Harry Potter brushes!).

AeroNautique: This HY 763 is UK67005; I remember that the inflight meal consisted of a huge picnic hamper, and being treated like royalty for being British.
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