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  1. caudleryan

    Trumpeter 1:32 F-117A

    "Are you sure you saw my keys down here?"
  2. caudleryan

    1/48 Great Wall F-15C Aggressor, 65th AGRS Splinter "Blue 94", 2013

    Another outstanding build!
  3. caudleryan

    Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5F test shots

    Awesome! Now I can build one of those brand spanking new Iranian fighters they just rolled out a couple of days ago!😄
  4. I got started around 18 years ago. Mine was kind of simple back then. I wanted all of the big models. The bigger, the better. I wanted to impress my brothers and my friends. So, I bought just about all of the big bombers from Monogram and Revell. It just so happened, most of them were in 1/48, with the exception of the B-36 and B-52D which were in 1/72, but still huge. The look on my brother's face when I got not one, but two 1/48 B-1's for Christmas was priceless! So, I started out in 1/48 and kinda just stuck to it. These days, you have a lot more choices to pick from and more coming out every year. I find it is a nice scale to work with. Not too small, and not too big that you don't have any space to display them.(says the guy with six AMT 1/72 kc-135's, four B-52's, a 1/72 B-36, a 1/48 B-24, a 1/48 B-29, two B-58's, and a 1/72 Victor!)
  5. caudleryan

    ACADEMY T-50

    Nice! Do you happen to have any more pics? Would love to see more!
  6. caudleryan

    1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-86 Sidewinders CAG, 2006

    Outstanding as always!
  7. caudleryan

    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    No problems Joel. I find it just a tad bit harder to do automotive models because the finish has to be just about perfect. In my honest opinion, it's just learning another set of skills. But I do find it rather enjoyable to be able to pull off that fantastic shine to the gloss coat! I'm looking forward to seeing it come together!
  8. caudleryan

    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    I also forgot to mention the primer I use. I began using Badger's Stynelrez(another wierd name) primer. It's already prethinned for airbrushing. Levels off extremely well. Even when I hose it on. Also dries pretty fast. It dries to I would say an eggshell finish. Hobbyworld USA carries it. I've been using it for a few months now and I love it! Of course, my experience may vary from others.
  9. caudleryan

    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    Have a look at thescalemodeling channel on YouTube. His name is Tom Rutijer( I really hope I spelled his last name right.). He usually decals first, then a light mist coat over the decals and lets them set for a few seconds. Then he sprays the gloss coat over the entire body. Doing it this way, the solvents in the gloss coat he uses doesn't "eat" the decals. He uses Zero Paints 2k diomand clear.
  10. caudleryan

    J-15 Conversion (kinetic Su-33)

    Very nice! Following along!
  11. caudleryan

    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    Oohh man. Way too many to list! But I guess my top choices would be: 1/48 B-26k Counter Invader. And now that Special Kay is all painted up and looking good, I want to build one like right now. 1/32 F-101. All versions. New tool B-26 Marauder in 1/48 New tool B-24 in 1/48.
  12. caudleryan

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    I know Great Wall Hobby did some fairly substantial retooling on the F-15 kit.
  13. caudleryan

    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    Very nice! I've been wanting to get this kit for a while now, so I'm following with interest!
  14. caudleryan

    Was the A-10 ever considered for export?

    Didn't Sweden have a proposed concept that was very similar to the A-10, but smaller? Almost like an A-10 mini me? I thought I saw an online article about it a while back.
  15. caudleryan

    Question about Re-scribing Panel Lines

    Also, a good scribing tool helps a bunch. For straight lines, I use a Mr. paint scriber. I find it scribes lines a lot better than the trumpeter scriber. For curves, I still use a needle in a pin code.