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  1. I have this problem too, so following this thread. I do have a work-around though. Print out what you want in MS Word, scan in at 1200 dpi as a jpg, then import into Studio and trace.
  2. Hello there, and I agree with Kev^^^ - see how it goes and consider the upgrade if and when you feel the need.
  3. Thanks Max, I have absolutely no doubt it will be. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  4. Agreed: been there, done that. This checked nose looks fine to me.
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    KJ233/NV:G of 79 Sqn in Burma, seen at 2:55 in this short film: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060025281 Date? The latter part of 1944-1945, I can't be more precise than that at the moment. Includes spares of all markings.
  6. View File ThunderboltMkII-79Sqn.studio3 KJ233/NV:G of 79 Sqn RAF in Burma, seen at 2:55 in this short film: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060025281 Date? The latter part of 1944-1945, I can't be more precise than that at the moment. Sized for Hasegawa 1:32 kit. Includes spares of all markings. Submitter MikeC Submitted 05/16/2022 Category Specific Aircraft
  7. Hi Franz, good to have you here
  8. Agreed. I'm very pleased with my Portrait 3. Me too, and I'm not a dinosaur, but an ex-IT person. ๐Ÿ˜€
  9. Hello Gassman and . Like you & Max, I'm in the UK, in St Neots, Cambs. Yes, the machines are an expensive initial outlay. However, against that set the cost of all the aftermarket decal sheets you won't have to buy. It will pay for itself over time, and you can have the exact subject you want to do. I have a Portrait 3 which does everything I need. The only accessory I've added is a low-tack cutting mat as the masking material I use - Artool Ultra Mask - did not easily detach from the normal-tack mat supplied with the machine. [Edit] I bought it from Graphtec, and highly recommend them - excellent service. https://www.graphtecgb.shop/shop/
  10. Hello there, and . I was a Brit in Texas once, in fact twice - a grand total of 5 hours or so in total passing through DFW en route LGW to ABQ and return. ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. FINISHED!! This one seems to have fought me most of the way: perhaps that's my fault, perhaps the kit, perhaps a bit of both. But here it is, warts'n'all, and I'm now rather pleased with it: it's been a useful learning experience from the masking point of view, not least the checks. I'll do some proper RFI shots in due course, but meanwhile, here's some "taster" pics: A small touch of artistic licence: I'm not one of those who insist that all invasion stripes painted in the days before D-Day were scruffy ("hobby-horse" alert!!), but the black straying up the aerial was deliberate on my part. The other stray black on the stripe behind wasn't, but I decided to leave it anyway. Did you wonder "Will it ever be finished"? I know I did. Thanks for staying with me, and for all the encouraging remarks along the way.
  12. Thanks Kev; wilco when she's on her legs.
  13. Suddenly it's coming together and starting to look as it should. Today I matted down the nose checks and redid the anti-glare panel which had suffered some overspray at some point. Then I added Capt Johnson's scoreboard using a Kits World set of generic kill markings; mended the tailwheel which broke earlier in the build (but nothing superglue and a pin couldn't fix); removed the windscreen masks plus the kit canopy which was being used to mask the cockpit (so it wasn't completely useless after all ); and added the Quickboost exhausts. Sometimes you just get one of those kits that fight you all the way, but (touch wood) it's very nearly the last lap!
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