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  • I'm going to have to get busy on the cockpit to make it look worthy!!

    Grossman56
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    • Hey AK, I believe that's a scarf under the jacket isn't it?
      I can't recall if that's molded, but if it is, can we go a red scarf?
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        • Looking good.

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            • That's just incredible work. All of them.

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              • Just can't wait to see him in person and get some shots of him in the Spitfire. Thanks again AK!
                So, now you guys no where to go for all your pilot painting needs.
                Ben, there'll be more from me in the future!!

                Grossman56
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                • Get them in ladys and gents. Time is of the essence.
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                  • Someone recently on the other board questioned my prices and why they are so HIGH. Well I can tell you that comment alone turned my blood enough to boil and want to shut it down for good. My prices on the painting front are dirt cheap for the paint job given and time and love given to each piece and customer. So I am at a impasse with this one. I lowered my prices a ton and I basically make 10 bucks a hour if that. I Spent 5 hours on this latest raf pilot and that does not include supplies. Little turned off right now.
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                    • Don't let it ruffle your feathers AZ. I'm in the same boat with antique clock repair and restoration. It's not unusual for me to put 30-40 hrs in a clock, so my "hourly rate" isn't even close to yours. Charge what you charge and those that want the craftsmanship and expertise will be willing to pay it. Let the whiners try painting it themselves. Then when it's messed up, they'll either live with it or send it to you to be fixed. You get what you pay for people.

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                      • Same thing when I do pinball restoration. Here is a playfield swap I did a few years ago and this dude complained too. Shit took me like 100 hours to clean up wiring harness and unhook than move everything to new playfield hook up tweak line up make sure it plays right etc like the factory. This is a Addams family pin. see how new everything looks wires metal parts etc...thats casue I hand washed all that ish lol.


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                        • Hey HK...........don't let the trolling sheep on RCG get ya all wanged out.

                          I actually was recently requested over there to "enlighten" as to why I use Hobby Squawk.
                          https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=2210
                          Warbird Charlie

                          ScaleTech OV-10 Bronco; HSD A1 Skyraider; FlightLine: F7F-2D, P-38 Allied Green, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51 Marie, F4U Olathe, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1500 Razor, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-10(RIP l/g parts used A-26), A-6, P-51 Iron Ass; VQ: P-39, JU-52; LX PBJ-1(B-25), P-40E; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco, Catalina; Phoenix Spitfire; Maxford Antonov AN-2; Starmax L-4 Grasshopper; Eflite 1100 T-28 float; Tech1 P40; NP O-2 Skymaster; ASM A-26 Invader; ESM F7F-3

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                          • Can't find good WWII Luftwaffe figure appropriate for Me-262.
                            FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                            current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                            • What size? large or the dynam? Freewing?
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                              • Originally posted by AkumaZeto View Post
                                Someone recently on the other board questioned my prices and why they are so HIGH. Well I can tell you that comment alone turned my blood enough to boil and want to shut it down for good. My prices on the painting front are dirt cheap for the paint job given and time and love given to each piece and customer. So I am at a impasse with this one. I lowered my prices a ton and I basically make 10 bucks a hour if that. I Spent 5 hours on this latest raf pilot and that does not include supplies. Little turned off right now.
                                I have the same thing happen when I custom build R/C birds for people.... The labor comes down to basically a few bucks over the price of the bird itself.... Just charge what you think is fair and if it is too high, oh well then...... BTW, here is a quick paint I did on my Extra 300S pilot. Added his cigar and the eyes are airsoft BB's. It has a pretty good sculpt, so adding more time and a lot more love, it could have really been a work of art. It serves it's purpose for me just for fun though!!! Hang in there bro!! Jerry

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                                • BTW, if you want to do a pilot for the Freewing ME-262 and find a good one for Fhhuber let me know...I am in for one if you have the time....

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                                  • http://www.acesofiron.com/page/AOIW2LW315.htm
                                    In 5th and 7th scale, if that helps

                                    Grossman56
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                                    • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                                      http://www.acesofiron.com/page/AOIW2LW315.htm
                                      In 5th and 7th scale, if that helps

                                      Grossman56
                                      Closest I have seen, but Me-262 pilots essentially never wore the life vest because they didn't cross the channel.
                                      FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                                      current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                                      • Originally posted by Hardway View Post
                                        BTW, if you want to do a pilot for the Freewing ME-262 and find a good one for Fhhuber let me know...I am in for one if you have the time....
                                        This isn't for the Freewing which is close to 1/7 or 1/8 scale I think.

                                        I'm doing a 107 inch span with twin 5000 watt fans.
                                        FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                                        current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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