Posted by Matty on January 28, 2013, 19:29:54
(Christian D. is a Matt Stein Models customer, to whom I just shipped the following): |
Click on Image for FULL-RESThe numbers (omitted from the full-res original) show each group shipped:
1: The four best-available remaining "Production Seconds" for conversion to S2F Trackers. Note each is missing one aft finlet (for the WF2/E-1 Tracer), which was flawed - pitted or otherwise malformed - so I just chopped them off, during (partial) preparation. Note, however, these are not completely prepped - you will still have to remove the remaining WF2/E-1 features, as well as any undesired S2F options: forehead radome and/or starboard-wing (Leigh type) spotlight.
2: Another four good-for-S2Fs but more seriously flawed "Production Seconds", which I repaired and prepped just the same as for (1), above - and then, frankly, couldn't tell the difference between them, any more!
3: Same for the four best-available remaining AD5 "Long-Canopy" SkyRaiders "Produciton Seconds", for completion without the AD5W's belly radome. Just a little flash - "casting matrix" - remains on these, requiring removal.
4: Again, an additional four Long Canopy SkyRaider "Production Seconds", having more serious flaws, were repaired and prepped - this time including complete cleanup and removal of the belly radomes.
5: Likewise, four of the latest-version HSS SeaBat helicopters were cleaned up and prepped - and similarly confused, in this pic, with some flawed "Production Seconds", with missing tail wheel strut. However all four that I sent you had all their features intact.
The purple paint applied to all of these is very fine - all surface details/textures remain clearly visible - and also note I masked off all windows, leaving them clear. If required, however, this paint is very easily removed with straight alcohol, or any standard paint remover (less volatile than lacquer thinner, or certainlly not acetone).
Let me know - or better yet, take pics and show us - what you can do with these, and I'll be happy to post them on ModelFleet, and/or on the Matty's Models website, proper.
-Matt "Matty" Stein