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Cool Hand

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  1. 1/48 Hobbyboss A-4E Skyhawk

    Very nice build, Darren. How easily do you think it would be to close the gear bays for an in-flight build? I had a Hasegawa build going a few years ago, but I was not happy with my attempt to close the gear, slats and air brake.
  2. Wolfpak December 2017 Release

    I'd love to see an A-6A from VA 196.
  3. 2017 MLB World Series

    I'm rooting for the Dodger because Dave Roberts is the manager. For those who don't remember Roberts' contribution to the 2004 Red Sox:
  4. Fw-190... converting an A-5 to A-6?

    The main difference is that the A-6 uses a re-designed wing to allow for a pair of MG 151/20 cannons in the outer bays, unlike the earlier wing which could only house the Mg FF cannon in the outboard bays. The rest of the guns were not changed. Check here for more details: http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/11/stuff_eng_fw190_01.htm As for the kit, make sure you use the lower wing with the flat hatches under the outer wing cannon and open ejection ports in the hatches. Otherwise follow the instructions for an A-5. If using the decals for Walter Nowotny's aircraft, do not use any cannon in the outer bays - he had them removed to save weight and maximize performance. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234997435-fw-190a-5-profipack-172-eduard/
  5. USN Legacy Squadrons Group Build

    I do not recall this being mentioned as one of the criteria before now.
  6. Bf 109G-2 question

    The gondolas were a bolt-on option for any G model 109, they would not necessarily be incorrect on a G-2. Here is a picture of a Jg 301 G-2 (White 5) with them mounted: Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 20 265 "Weisse 11" "PM+SI", 1./JG 301 (?), Autumn 1943. Source: Bundesarchiv via youtube.com by Marc-André Haldimann, on Flickr
  7. Working on a drawing....

    Looks great so far.
  8. Old Revell Bf 109

    Correct. But bases on Darren Robert's build of the kit, the frames are not thick enough for a G model. Also, you can see that I mean about the front corners of the canopy being part of the fuselage plastic.
  9. Old Revell Bf 109

    You're welcome. Good luck with the build. What scheme do you have in mind?
  10. Old Revell Bf 109

    Well you need to sand flush any bumps and scoops on the nose, cowling, and upper wings. This includes the large bulges for the machine guns on the upper cowling. Hopefully, the kit provides these as separate pieces, otherwise you are in for much work to remove and fill the holes that remain. The next major issue is the canopy. The 109F canopy has glass panels on the lower front corners and the 109G has sheet metal in those places. The kit uses the plastic molded to the fuselage in this area. See this picture for a 109F canopy: Also you will want to represent the hatches seen in the above picture as they are not on the G model. The most important one is the large hatch below the canopy, which is for the fuel filler. There is a small, oval shaped, hatch on the upper left of the rear fuselage that needs to be filled - as that is the fuel filler on the G models.
  11. Classic Revell 1/32 Bf-109G

    Post was intended for another thread regarding this kit.
  12. Old Revell Bf 109

    which kit are you starting with?
  13. PM sent about the Tamiya Skyraider..
  14. F/A-18F Dicals question

    Very nice. I've seen that build before; did not know it was yours.
  15. F/A-18F Dicals question

    I've always thought a proper Jolly Rogers F-8 would look amazing. Also, I have an Idea for a VF-2 Phantom. Yeah, I'm down for a What If USN group build.