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scalemates
this is a review, not a gallery article
14. April, 19:52
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February 8, 2021

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1:48 Bf 109E-4 (Eduard 8263)
Bf 109E-4 Profipack
Eduard 1:48
8263 2012 | Changed parts
8. February, 10:19
Francky owns this item
8. February, 10:15

December 16, 2020

Francky added a new photoalbum.
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Lamp repair: Aluminium part with 3 holes drilled in it: dimensions 4*2*1 cm. The disadvantage is that the momentum creat...
1 | 16. December 2020, 15:52
Spanjaard
That is a nice trick. Got the same lamp, si I would certainly keep this for future reference! Thanks
16. December 2020, 16:21
bughunter
Thank you very much!
But I can see a problem here, your lamp head seams to be smaller. Since mine is wider I need also some force to lock the round pin coming out of the lamp to hold the lamp in a specific position. The original clamp offers that. Let's see.
16. December 2020, 16:33
Francky
That is why the original clamp broke :) As I wrote in the captions of the photo's addign a small pin to prevent that the Aluminium piece pivots around the connection to the stand does the trick. Making the screw longer so that it is held between the propellor shaped handle works as well.
16. December 2020, 16:52
bughunter
The lower bolt (without a nut) secures only, that the lamp cannot jump out, right? May be a slot cut from the side and adding a nut to that bolt would allow securing the lamp bolt in every position.
16. December 2020, 18:21
Francky
Not really, you cannot compress the aluminium piece. If you do that then it will beak after some time (just like the original piece). What you could do is drill the hole in which the screw sits a bit bigger until the middle (so only one side of the lamp-pin), put a small drum in it and then a bolt. This way the bolt will press against the lamp and hold it in place. But i don't really have problems with the lamp moving as I made the two perpendicular holes quite well measured.
16. December 2020, 19:37
bughunter
I use the lamps not only in a horizontal position, as I have two on each side, so I them a bit tilted. And I use them also vertical outside of a light tent for the model pictures.
The reason why its break is this zamac die casting. May be I will use brass.
The type is this one: [img1]
 
16. December 2020, 20:01
Spanjaard
if this is a known issue, would it not be possible to get a replacement from the manufacturer?
of course, maybe they simply do not bother....
16. December 2020, 22:25

December 15, 2020

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15. December 2020, 10:05
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November 4, 2020

Francky added a new photoalbum.
23 images
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1:48
With ALC 312-60 semi matte clear cote
Project: MIG-19
1:48 MiG-19S Farmer C (Trumpeter 02803)
6 | 3. November 2020, 13:44
David Taylor
nice Farmer
3. November 2020, 16:38
Francky
I don't know what I think about the weathering. I only did panel lines, the rest is the effect of airbrushing the AL color on top of black
4. November 2020, 08:37
David Taylor
Looks spot on to me .
4. November 2020, 19:34

November 3, 2020

Francky added a new project.
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1:48
Completed
1:48 MiG-19S Farmer C (Trumpeter 02803)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19S Farmer-C
SU Military Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force 1918-1991)
Red 37
 
1 | 3. November 2020, 13:37

September 23, 2020

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23. September 2020, 11:35

September 3, 2020

Francky
Is it possible to hide an album until it is ready for publication?
Reason for asking is to be able to store images of an on-going build in the album and only present it to the community when the album is ready.
2. March 2020, 13:33
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Chaz Gordon
I kinda agree with JD, but the project as it currently stands doesn't really work that way as the album contains the photos of work in progress, the discussion happens mostly on the album. As a result, I now turn off commenting on Projects and just use Albums. The project only exists to link the kit to the album. Now I've discovered Collections, I'll be moving my multi kit projects to Collections, and the projects will be the individual builds only
28. June 2020, 02:34
scalemates
The newsfeed algorithm is slightly updated:
1) Nobody sees your albums in the newsfeed unless a picture is uploaded
2) New albums (even with pictures) are only visible in the newsfeed after 3mins

So it basically means you have 3mins to get things to a reasonable level. (looking at most new albums the 3mins is a nice time)

if that is an issue: You can always delete the "newsfeed" entry and reenable it when you are ready. (recently a button was added at the bottom of your album to restore it in the newsfeed)

However your albums are 100% visible in your profile from second 1 (that will not change)
2. September 2020, 21:22
2. September 2020, 21:36
JD
Having thought about it some more, I agree with Starbase101 in that, keep all your photos on your device until ready to publish, thus you need only publish your project intentions, or nothing at all until you are ready. Then it's easy to upload pics, put them in the right order, and add captions very quickly. Otherwise, if you publish an album then it's fair game for running commentary, which may or not be desirable. Some only post completed models without any building process, and that's fine too. You can have it both ways. I've just completed my first public build, and it's certainly a different experience. Can be stressful at times, when you know people are watching, but everyone at Scalemates has been so supportive and nice it has made the hobby much more enjoyable, and has been a powerful learning experience for me.😎
2. September 2020, 22:22
Chaz Gordon
And a good build it is too JD. I really think that the discussion is deeper in a build album. Finished articles mostly seem to peeter out after the first few comments. Personally I'd love to have some way to tag an album as "Build" "Finished" or "Reference", so I'd have a place for the reference photos that is clear. Although I'd probably still put my Finished in the Build album and just set the First completed photo as the title picture.

When I'm deciding which brand of kit of a particular subject I will purchase, I do look through the associated projects & albums, a Build album is gold, because I can see what the base kit is like. Finished is all well and good, but it doesn't tell you which details are the kit and which were added by the modeller.

Dominik's recent dual build is a perfect example. With just the finished album, you'd be forgiven for thinking the kit comes with opening doors and trunk.
3. September 2020, 09:11

July 29, 2020

Francky
Does anyone has a "model and paint safe" suggestion to remove poor decals from a model?

A have an academy Mig-29 and made the mistake of putting the original decals on: Ugly as hell 🙁

I got replacements but now the originals seem impossible to remove without scratching the paint. I used future on top of the paint but decals are not yet sealed with a second layer of future.
27. July 2020, 11:20
Augie
Oo thats going to be hard due to the future, was the paint acrylic or enamel?
27. July 2020, 11:39
Francky
enamel
27. July 2020, 11:51
Francky
And you know, the paint job I've done is just perfect compared to my normal level of painting (well, airbrushing actually, i would hate ruining the paint.
27. July 2020, 11:53
Augie
Let me have a think.. do you have any micro set? that *should* work to release the decal, if we can get the future coat off. future should come off with Windex on a q-tip.. just rub over the decal to remove the future coat, then use the micro set to loosen it off..

thats about best I can think of
27. July 2020, 12:03
Francky
I have micro set and sol, already tried, no solution, and the future is only under the decal, not on top of it.

I put on one solid layer of future and then started to put on decals. I stopped when realising quality was very poor; I bought some good aftermarket decals but can't get the old monsters of.
27. July 2020, 16:55
Christoph Kunz
I think the only way is very careful sanding. I would try micromesh polishing cloths. And some tape for the surrounding area.
Good Luck.
27. July 2020, 17:21
Augie
Could try masking tape.. I've had it lift decals off before
27. July 2020, 18:26
Clifford Keesler
Good to know the kit decals are crap, as I have that kit also. I will invest in some aftermarket decals. I have also had masking tape lift off decals, like Augie said.
27. July 2020, 21:52
James C
I second Augie's masking tape suggestion. Ordinary Tamiya tape should be enough to lift the decals without disturbing the paint beneath. I learned this the hard way on one of my early builds😉
28. July 2020, 19:20
JD
From my experience with future aka Pledge, is that it will dissolve in water if you soak it for 10-20 minutes. It will begin to turn white first, and since you have used enamels underneath, it may be worth trying, and hopefully the decals will come off underwater.
29. July 2020, 02:22

July 7, 2020

Francky
Just arrived

excellent quality
1 | 7. July 2020, 13:29
Nathan Dempsey
I have this set as well & I agree on the quality.
7. July 2020, 16:21
Francky
In fact I want to use it on my MH-53J project. If i compare what this set contains and what I need based upon pictures I took at a museum in the UK, then it matches fairly well.
7. July 2020, 22:00
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7. July 2020, 13:31

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