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About hooter

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    Canopy Polisher
  • Birthday 04/28/1950

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    Essex, UK
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    Century Series fighters, Esp. F-100s and F-104s, and USAFE in the 60s
  1. That's just superb . . . Thanks for sharing the pics with us
  2. LF Apollo CSM blueprints

    I agree with habu2 . . . if you're going to build a Saturn V then the David Weeks drawings are a must have. I used them when I built my Dragon 1/72 Apollo 11 Saturn V, and they were indispensable.
  3. Italian Starfighter

    That's an excellent F-104 you've got there, Nathant, so thanks for sharing.
  4. Lowly two for 2016

    You may have only built two, but they were certainly worth waiting for !
  5. Will we ever see any new F-105 Thud decals??

    To me, every model I've seen of an F-105, be it Monogram or Trumpeter the upper nose profile looks too flat, without the subtle curve of the real airplane, plus f you want to do an early '60's machine there's an awful lot of sanding and re-shaping to be done as well.
  6. F-104S 1/32

    Superb !
  7. F-104G Belgian Air Force

    Very nice indeed. I always liked the Belgian colour scheme ( After the Luftwaffe, of course ) and that's a very tidy model you've made,especially for the scale, Dragan. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Changing avatar

    I've been trying to change my avatar, and have gone through the procedure ie . selecting the correct size, using only a jpg. file from my computer, but all I get is the message that I can only upload image files ! Now correct me if I'm wrong but I thought a jpeg. WAS an image file ? I'd be most grateful if anyone can help, or perhaps explain what I might be doing wrong ?
  9. F-102 460th FIS

    I'm just about to start building this kit, and if it tuirns out as good as yours I'll be more than happy ! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
  10. Excellent film, Don . . . Great to see the Century series airplanes. Reminds me of the 1960's air shows at the 20th. TFW's home at Wethersfield ( Though not quite so many pyrotechnics ! ) Thanks for sharing with us.
  11. BF109e4

    I have this kit in my stash, so I've just checked and yes, there are both types of prop spinner caps included. HTH
  12. P-51D Mustang colours

    I think the best solution is to build the model how YOU think it should be and be satisfied with that. After all, I don't think a P-51 expert is going to come along and say that's definitely wrong ! Unless you can find definite proof that the particular a/c you are modelling is THAT colour you're left with your best guess. However, I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this topic, after all, it's discussions like this that make our hobby so interesting ! :thumbsup:/>
  13. P-51D Mustang colours

    Hi everyone, i'm looking for a bit of advice regarding the colour for the engine bearers and wheel bay of the P-51D. According to the instructions with my Tamiya 1/32 scale P- 51D all internals are chromate green - ish, but I've seen pics of superb models where these areas are chromate yellow, so can anyone give me guidance as to which colour is more likely to be correct, or were there variations depending on which sub contractor built the airplane ? Any help would be gratefully received.
  14. Dragon 1/72 Saturn V: Apollo 11

    I should have said that I used David Weeks' drawings . . . they were a tad expensive ( After adding postage to the UK ) but they were definitely worth it, as there's so much detail missing from the Dragon Saturn V. :)
  15. Dragon 1/72 Saturn V: Apollo 11

    I built this kit a couple of years ago ( it was a Xmas gift ) and you're right, it IS big ! I ordered a set of drawings for it in order to add quite a lot of detail, but it will look just fine OOB. I would recommend a set of decals from the culttvman website : These are made by Space model Systems and are excellent, with LOADs of detail, and will really make your Saturn V stand out. I shall be following your build with great interest ! :)