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Ken Cartwright

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  1. Some really cool builds here of that version - very nice!
  2. I found this in my Ramstein kit, so I'm sending it to agelos2005 F-16A_TailParts.jpg (500×667) (techflyer.net)
  3. I have the Hasegawa Ramstein F-16C kit, and I haven't looked recently, but if it has the A-version tail you're welcome to it, as long as it doesn't require parts to build the C version. I'm planning on building a (roughly) Block 25 F-16C out of it, which is why I can't give up all the parts.
  4. I saw this news story and it looks like the Russians took a photo of a US F-16 that was dispatched to investigate and escort the planes, and it looks like it's painted in Russian colors. Just seemed kind of funny to have Russian-looking aircraft be the ones to intercept actual Russian aircraft. Moment Russian and American fighter jets meet in eye-to-eye aerial encounter (msn.com)
  5. It just seems like putting in holes that could be filled or something like that would work just as well for alignment, but be easier to deal with, especially by someone like me with limited skills 🙂
  6. I haven't seen the Texas ANG kit, but the Block 25/42 kit has bumps on the intake for mounting various pods, and if you want the pods that's probably pretty good, but if you don't, you'll have to sand them off, which is kind of a pain. I'm hoping the Texas ANG kit doesn't have that.
  7. Hi Dave, I'm not too bright sometimes, and I didn't notice you were from the UK until I read the comment about your passport. I have seen several people there from other countries, so I don't think that's an issue. I do not know of any shuttles from the gate to the flight line, only from the parking areas, so being dropped off at the gate would be a long haul. I don't know that I can make the Friday show, but I plan on being at the Saturday show, so if you're going that day and would like, I could either pick you up from the hotel and you could ride to the show with
  8. I live about 2 miles from the base, and I don't know of any shuttles from downtown, or anywhere, really, to the show (but then, I don't really look, living so close). I haven't had any real issues with parking on base, but always go early. Friday can be a good day to go, but sometimes there are acts that don't perform that day, so I usually go on Saturday, and sometimes go back on Sunday. I would buy tickets in advance, and for where depends on what you want to do. I think the best views are actually in the bleachers, but they're not the most comfortable and don't have any shade
  9. In the past I have used a low-magnification microscope, I think sometimes called a dissecting scope, to paint small parts, and it's worked out well. The other day, I saw the item below for sale and picked one up and it seems like it might work very well for painting small parts and things like that. It can be found from various sources by searching for pallipartners lcd digital microscope, but I picked it up from Woot: https://electronics.woot.com/offers/pallipartners-lcd-digital-microscope-1 It is self-lit, has a rechargeable battery so you don't have to have it plugg
  10. Nice build! I had that as a kid and loved it, before I really cared about building for quality or accuracy (and I'm not sure I'm there yet). I only remember thinking that the window frames were a pain to paint, but I loved the plane, and the kit having a moving turret, and as I recall, a fairly detailed cockpit (probably soft by today's standards, though).
  11. But to answer your question, I'm not a pro by any means, so take anything I say with a grain of salt, but I personally would use the same airbrush for both, just making sure I clean it in between, which I would always do anyway. I'm sure it doesn't hurt to have two airbrushes if you can afford it, though.
  12. Maybe it's just me, I would use something more lethal when shooting lawyers...
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