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by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

California COVID-19 Update

Parts of California literally are shutting down insofar as "non-essential" travel being restricted, something not seen here since WWII. Unlike WWII no "Travel Wardens" will be patrolling roads, petroleum products, gasoline & diesel oil in particular, aren't rationed, are now in fact reaching lowest ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Sure I Will!

If you go be sure to practice social distancing, if you touch a surface wash your hands immediately and if anyone is sick don't get near them. The main problem with this virus is its rapid transmission, not that its lethal. This creates a high number of cases in a short period of time and with each...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Nope...

I saw that on tv, people fighting over toilet paper. At this point it's the fear of (irrational) fear. China needs to be held to account after this has passed. In the US, its estimated that as high as 90% of pharmaceutical drugs and medical equipment is now manufactured in China. If you visited tha...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 169
Views: 22730

Update-Balaton Modell SM.75 Regia Aeronautica Italia Build

This promising build candidate via Wikipedia Commons:

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Unarmed aircraft appears to be a early civil serving with 602 Squadriglia before painting on white belly band, might be able to piece together water decals from stores.
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Yep...

I saw that on tv, people fighting over toilet paper. At this point it's the fear of (irrational) fear. China needs to be held to account after this has passed. In the US, its estimated that as high as 90% of pharmaceutical drugs and medical equipment is now manufactured in China. If you visited tha...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Appears So...

Well I'm not a doctor, not a medical doctor that is, Stefano is :) The virus affecting the world is officially known as Covid-19. As a responsible member of the public I thought I would post an announcement as a reminder to be vigilant about minimizing risk through some simple daily practices - mai...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ALERT: COVID-19
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

What's In A Name?!

For the "Corona Virus" its three of them: International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses "UPDATE:The virus causing the current outbreak of coronavirus disease has been named "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)". The manuscript describing the name also reports the work of th...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Very Nice...

Thanks all for the tips - always open to other folks methods. Here's a model I completed a bit over 20 years ago: ( Vince - I figured out Imgur - an old dog can learn new tricks ) ...Here's my 1/72nd SUPERMODDEL builds c. February 1990 employing Giorgio Apostolo's Humbrol enamel mixes per original ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors

falcon04 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:41 am
Thanks all for the tips - always open to other folks methods.

Here's a model I completed a bit over 20 years ago:

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( Vince - I figured out Imgur - an old dog can learn new tricks )
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 169
Views: 22730

Balaton Modell SM.75 Build Will Be Regia Aeronautica Italia Version

The 1/72 scale Balaton Modell Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 resin kit build will be the Regia Aeronautica Italia version, this after researching building the Hungarian one apparently in German RLM 61, 62, 63, 65 "export" livery colors proved too expensive insofar as buying & shipping to me either enamel or...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

If You Mean Me...

Thanks Vince and Stefano, Paints ordered from SB, deciding which kit to sacrifice to the airbrush gods - 48th Secter / Hasegawa G.50 for a simple OOTB ( which is very hard for me to do !!) is the likely victim. Pete Chalmers I would get a square sheet of plastic styrene from your local hobby shop a...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Too Late For Me...

...Now that Italian aircraft paint coloration is back in the news here with MRP lacquer acrylics just when am ending my 14-year 1/72 scale Italian model building spree this year :shock: :crazy: :? At least all my painting is consistent with CMPR/IPMS-Italy references, didn't know about Vidochart Ita...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 169
Views: 22730

Italeri Macchi C.202 "Recovery Bash" With C.202 & C.205 Kit Parts

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by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Nice colors...

...Too bad they weren't around in 2006 when I'd launched my "Italian Campaign" building every 1/72 scale kit could get my hands on! Down to last 10 "Italians" in stock excluding 6 Macchi C.202s now building BTW; am old enamel guy, plenty tins & bottles left, give away or toss them after 2022 well as...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 169
Views: 22730

Thanks...

That's one heck of a collection. Notice how much larger the C.206 is. I like the engine and mount you added to the C.206. ...Y'all mean the C.207 :biggrin: Daimler-Benz DB 603 engine & mount were kit provided I'd added resin exhausts from parts bin, nylon fishing string magneto wire leads. Engine v...