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Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-21-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Inflight Hawaiian DC8 Zinc Rot?

I dont think its Zinc rot, most of my JC wings models have small bubbles under the paint. I do believe it could still be some sort of corrosion which is causing bubbles in the paint, however if so...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-15-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Jamenator1
Never did I anticipate such a response to this...

Never did I anticipate such a response to this thread, but given that it appears they are metal, I may give it a pass and wait to see what HM do in the future

I'm guessing this is the first time...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-14-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Jamenator1
Question JC Wings Mig-29 Tail construction material?

Hi all,

Quick one, what material are the vertical stabilizers on the JC wings mig-29 made from?

Metal or plastic?

My concern is that they appear to be molded completely vertical, if I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-14-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Inflight vs. JCW 737 Max8

Surprised nobody has noticed the tail of the IF200 version, its terrible, the upper edge looks too long and isn't even parallel with the fuselage. Seriously I could have drawn a more accurate tail...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-19-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Jc qf 733 qc

Thanks for the link CA, I also saw that one, was wondering more about whether it was a mould related issue or just certain releases
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,541
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Paint rash and bubbling

Hi there,

I have a copy of this model also. I just dusted it off and it appears to have the same issues. The issue with the nose I think is just a printing issue, the printing for the lower...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Jamenator1
Jc qf 733 qc

Hi All,

I recently came into possession of a QF 737-300 by JC wings, on close inspection though it appears to have patches of very small bubbles under the paint (corrosion?) just forward and above...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-27-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: GJ/JC 767-200 mold issue? (possible spoiler al

Thanks for the information, I had a quick look before and they looked about the same (some photos appeared so show what I may have been seeing on the flightline 200 photos. It may have been an...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-19-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: GJ/JC 767-200 mold issue? (possible spoiler al

Thanks very much, big help, it must just be some distortion in the photos, I'm looking at an older flightline 200 model but it seems to be the same mold

Cheers:)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-18-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jamenator1
Question GJ/JC 767-200 mold issue? (possible spoiler alert)

Hello all,

Quick question, and again perhaps don't keep reading if you love this mold, but is it just me or does there appear to be kink in the fuselage of the 767-200 mold use by JG/JC?

I'm...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,808
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Gemini Jets 2017 November Release

Totally agree, the GJ/JC A320 shape is wrong in almost every respect. There is the already mentioned nose/fwd fuselage shape. Then there is the shape of the wings, too swept back and wingtip is too...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-12-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Hobby Master issues?

Hi Rivet Counter,

I had the same issue with my HM F-111. I was able to fix it by holing the tail over some steam until it was almost too hot to touch, then by applying a (very) large side force...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-16-2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Jamenator1
HM F-111 Pave Tack pod removable?

Hi all,

I have recently acquired a HM RAAF F-111C A8-113 "farewell".

It comes with a Pave Tack pod pre-installed on the belly. I understand that this pod is removable on some other HM F-111...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-05-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: IF200 Poor QC or something more sinister?

Thanks for the replies guys, if there is a risk of zinc rot I will send it back, however would it be worth trying to get a replacement (same release batch but different rego only) or would the chance...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: IF200 Poor QC or something more sinister?

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/jamenator_1/20170605_095140_zps6tuybq5p.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/jamenator_1/da702db3-d2dd-44dd-a53e-118bf4748f1a_zpsnfwggcdo.jpg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-04-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jamenator1
Exclamation IF200 Poor QC or something more sinister?

Hello all, I have just received an IF200 DC-10, however it is not exactly mint.

On the lower, rear fuselage on the right hand side there is some roughness in the paint with occasional tiny...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jamenator1
DC-10-10 vs -30 IF200

Hey guys, just wondering does IF200 accurately model the difference in wingspan between the DC-10-10 and the DC-10-30? The -30 has a 1.5m extension of each wingtip over the -10.

Can someone please...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-26-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,269
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Skymarks vs Hogan - What is better?

I prefer hogan, but here are my observations:

Hogan: better quality, smoother finish, better printing of details

Skymarks: not the best surface finish, window printing is generally way off...
Forum: Custom Made Models 01-09-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Diecast Custom question

Hold the model over steam until the metal is almost too hot to touch. This will cause the metal to expand but the glue will not, meaning the glue will generally detach when a moderate force is...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Air Seychelles 330

Thats unfortunate, its probably the A340-500/600 H-stab, lazy work from Phoenix there, similar to GJ/JC with the E170/190 H-stab, they didn't bother to make 2 different moulds for the different sized...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: JC Wings Air Canada A340-500?

ah yes I think I can now see it in the 2nd photo there
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-26-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: JC Wings Air Canada A340-500?

The nose looks great, near perfect, however the pax windows need work, they are not only printed much too high, but they are dead straight, when they should curve up towards the tail
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-10-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Moulds we want to like, but just can't seem to...

Respectfully disagree, part of the hobby for me is taking these imperfect models and bringing them up to standard (even if it means killing the re-sale value)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-09-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Moulds we want to like, but just can't seem to...

I must say, you have listed just about every mold in existence, but failed to mention the one which is in my opinion the worst by far (the one which seems noticeably off from almost every angle):
...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-04-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: MH370 out of control and spiraling fast before crash, report says

The flap not being deployed means very little. When you run out of fuel in a Boeing 777 you CANNOT deploy the flaps anyway. So if it flew until it ran out of fuel, you can still do a controlled...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-01-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Gemini A380 Modification

great stuff, that curve looks perfect. How did you get the wings out? I have tried with other models (767's and 777's) but I always end up putting close to maximum strength into it with no result and...
Forum: Custom Made Models 09-01-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,212
Posted By Jamenator1
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-25-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By Jamenator1
HM RAAF F-35A (with tail mod) pictures

Hello there everybody

I recently got my hands on HM's RAAF F-35A, after not too long I realized the vertical stabilizers were inaccurate in shape and size. My solution was to take approx 3-4mm off...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-01-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Hogan MD-11 (KLM) photo request

Thanks for all the responses and links everybody, from what i can tell from the reference photos available the windows on the KLM are ok. Many of the hogan MD-11's I have seen photos of appear to...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-29-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Hogan MD-11 (KLM) photo request

Thanks for the feedback
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-28-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Jamenator1
Hogan MD-11 (KLM) photo request

Hello all

I'm considering purchasing Hogan's 1/200 KLM MD-11 PH-KCB "Douglas of History".

Would anyone be able to please send a photo of the model perfectly head-on, to check the cockpit window...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-17-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: JC 777-300 House Livery Quality

totally unacceptable, thats Skymarks quality there, and both skymarks models I have had printing that was so far off I considered them scrap (sloping window lines, and windows on one side 5mm higher...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-22-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: HM F-16 mould

while i agree most of the changes proposed here would be easy, the intake blades would need a significant redesign of the mold at least, and a total redesign of the mold if they were to do it...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-08-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Cathay Pacific Green (Old Livery)

Sorry for the late reply.

That's good, that colour will be very close to the actual colour. Yes i would strongly suggest cutting a small square and using that. I would NOT use the whole decal, the...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-01-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Cathay Pacific Green (Old Livery)

Thats a bit of a shame. My best idea would be to use a decal if you have the skills/capability of printing your own off, or just happen to have suitable ones lying around (I suppose unlikely given...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-10-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,374
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Expected 2016.. Herpa 1/200 B-1 Lancer!!1

Come on guys its a sample of the mold, all the parts are unpainted, look at any HM mold sample and it will look exactly the same. Everyone stop worrying, the whole mode is unpainted. On any model...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-05-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,800
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Re-painting diecast models.

Depends on what sort of primer you use, I have used Tamiya primer from the rattle can on bare metal before and it sticks very nicely
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-26-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Restoring finish due to rub marks

Thats possible, however be careful as i believe thats a lacquer, so it may attack the paint underneath. Personally I would never paint a diecast unless it was already dead to me, but if I did I would...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-25-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Restoring finish due to rub marks

if its a mark on a matt finish unfortunately its very hard to get rid of it, because a matt surface is actually rough on a very very small scale, meaning the light is scattered. Effectively what has...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-19-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Recent Arrivals

That Q400 is very nice, and is it just me or have they finally changed the blade angle of the props to simulate them rotating in the correct direction?
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-06-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: --> PLEASE HELP! Paint chip on Gemini200 model!

If you go the repairing way i would suggest getting some enamel model paint and a very small paint brush. Get the closest colour grey you can find, then get black and a white, this way if the colour...
Forum: Custom Made Models 09-06-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Changing cockpit windows

Thanks for the kind words everyone. As Upkeep said, Hogan models (and other plastic models) are very workable and easy to modify with great results.

emb190, you can acheive some impressive...
Forum: Custom Made Models 09-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Changing cockpit windows

Sorry for double posting, but here is what i did to my A330, in my mind it was worth it.

Work in progress

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/jamenator_1/100_1703.jpg
...
Forum: Custom Made Models 09-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Changing cockpit windows

I'm someone who is very strict on cockpit windows, I even reshaped, repainted and put a new decal on the nose of a 1/200 hogan A330 in order to make it look more realistic so i totally know where you...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-15-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Herpa United Express Q400

stunning model! very temped to pick one up. But has anyone ever noticed that the props are molded for anti-clockwise rotation (when viewed from the back)? they spin the wrong way
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 07-09-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,375
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: First in Field testing, F-35 cannot beat a F-16.

Lets not forget that the F-35 in the test was forced to dogfight in the traditional way of maneuvering to get behind the enemy, which it is not designed for. The F-35 which was used was one of the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-05-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By Jamenator1
surely this price must be a mistake!

Ridiculous eBay pricing at its very best! :eek:

GEMINI200 1 200 G2STD357 GEMINI200 Wood Metal Stand Medium Widebody NON A380 | eBay...
Forum: Custom Made Models 04-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Zvezda 767-300 in Mexicana markings

The kit itself looked a little poor, but he did an excellent job fixing it up (especially that vertical stabilizer) as the end result looks brilliant!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-15-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: IF 200 KLM Beijing Wing Issue

That's just the kink in the wing sweep, its normal on all 747's, and when viewed from that angle it makes the wing look like it has a large bend in it. This photo shows this illusion on a real 744
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-09-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jamenator1
Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

you are probably not gonna like what i'm about to say.... but what i would do is just try to bend it down, and if it breaks then just glue it back on in the correct position. Its not ideal, but its...
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