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  1. F-35 news roundup

    Yup those dang liberals always bad mouthing the cost of the F-35.. Weeks before being sworn in as president, Trump was vocal about an alternative to the Joint Strike Fighter, saying the “F-35 program and cost is out of control.” “Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!” he tweeted Dec. 22. After the speech Friday, Trump told reporters, “If the price doesn’t come down, we would” buy some F/A-18XTs to replace some F-35 orders. “The F-18’s a great plane and now put a stealth component onto it,” he said, according to a pool report from TIME’s White House correspondent Zeke Miller.
  2. A-6E Intruder

    Ha - fantastic - the aftermarket for the 1/48 intruder is pretty good but wow is it time consuming to get to fit into the plastic! :)
  3. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    Thanks man - yeah fresh X-Acto blade and trimming resin to fit is dangerous - split my thumb pretty good. I do think the kit may be possessed already - so much work so far, but admittedly adding the resin aftermarket has complicated things. I am really close to being able to try to close the fuselage up though - just gotta finish the second wheel bay and tweak the fit of the exhaust pipe to fit better on this fuselage half....
  4. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    More work on the other fuselage half - gotta be more careful with carving the plastic and resin to fit - some real blood spilled here getting things to fit right lol
  5. A-6E Intruder

    yeah - I gotta rescribe that line on both sides - with all the messing with the exhaust opening/thinning the line is long gone lol
  6. A-6E Intruder

    Very cool - you jumped ahead of me (I only have one side exhaust done :) ) Note I think you may have the ends stuck out a little too far - check out pic:
  7. Anyone got this in their stash and wish to sell? Or just the VS-33 Screwbirds portion?
  8. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    Thanks man! Yeah the wing fit it flat out terrible out of the box - had to remove quite a lot of plastic from that sorta triangular forward bulge forward of the wheel bay. Its not exactly pretty but it worked out
  9. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    managed to finish the one wheel-bay and get the wing attached - looks a little rough but covers the gaping slot that Kinetic left there and the resin bay parts at least add some detail where there was none before Now just need to do the other side
  10. A-6E Intruder

    Yeah, I have the HB Intruder as well - actually several as the A-6 is my favorite jet, but I had started the Kinetic and had it in the stash forever so I kinda wanted to build it regardless of the problems I had heard about. Also, far as I know, it is the only kit with the composite wing required for about any Intruder post 1992-ish?
  11. A-6E Intruder

    Looking good! Yeah the fit on this kit is not great - seems like every major part you have to sand and tweak it to get anything close to a good fit....
  12. VA-192 A-4E/F Skyhawk

    Thanks man! Hey, I found this awesome video/slide show of the VA-192 cruise that my subject is from - tons of good Skyhawk shots:
  13. VA-192 A-4E/F Skyhawk

    First Hase A-4 I have built - goes together pretty nice so far!
  14. Kinetic 1/48 A-6E Intruder

    Ha - still tweaking the fit of the intakes but also some work on the aftermarket exhausts. They look pretty rough on the outside but only the very end will be seen. Had to dremel a huge area to get them to go in though as in pics below - lots of work but hoping it pays off! Also fitted the Wolfpack MLG wheel-well - fit was dicey. And Kinetic, whats up with the giant open slot in the bay there? Sheesh - gotta fill that in somehow....
  15. F-14A Tomcat - Tamiya 1/48 Scale

    very cool and well done - totally rocks. Can't wait to start a Tamiya Tomcat - just have to get through a couple current build and its next! I would agree that it woulda been nice if they allowed building a few additional blocks etc. with whats in the box but ah well aftermarket will provide....