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Cool Hand

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  1. If you go that route, you will need to source a 109G canopy with the thicker frames. That kit comes with the thin framed canopy of the F model. Kinda surprising they made the right clear sprue when the main plastic is a G-2. Also, which scheme are you planning? There are cooling vents on some G models just under the windscreen. The Hasegawa kit gives you alternate windscreen pieces with these scoops.
  2. The main visual difference will be the wider main wheels with the corresponding bumps on the wing tops and the fixed tail wheel on the G-4. To make a G-2 you need to remove the bumps and open the lower fuselage for the retractable tail wheel.
  3. Yes. The missile pylons are almost done. Just need to fill some seams with putty. Not bad looking for the scale. I assembled the wings and attached the upper and lower fuselage halves with the beaver tail - glove vanes are glues closed. I am waiting on my Sprue Brothers order for some paints and Miliput. Then I can paint the cockpit and crew figures. Also, I can begin mounting the intake trunks with the internal supports for the stand. I will have pics in the coming days.
  4. There's a picture of the front of AJ200 in the '79-'80 cruise book that seems to be overall Gull Gray. No specific date given though. https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn68-80/318.htm
  5. Here's the wing of AJ200 with the Eagle Claw stripe. https://imgur.com/5nhfDvd Here's a large picture with AJ204. Looks like overall Light Gull Gray and the refueling probe door is removed. Can't think of anything else you'd need to get the basics.
  6. Fast Eagle 100 as she looked in 1993 I figured I'd post a WIP thread even though my camera charger is AWOL at the moment, so there are no pictures for now. Not to worry, nothing done yet makes for good pictures, anyway. I will be using the Fujimi 1/72 F-14A kit for this build, but I have a Fujimi F-14D as a backup as well as some spare pieces from a trashed build of another Fujimi kit. The most important parts being the nose half with the NACA gun vents and extra Sidewinder rails. Why do I need a backup kit, you ask? Because I will attempt to build this as an in-flight
  7. I was looking at the sprues for their VF-1 boxing of this kit and I don't see the pieces to make the 4 Aim-9's work. The 4 missiles are there, but only 2 rails and the pylons provided only give you the choice of the Sparrow or Phoenix missiles.
  8. Cool idea for a project. Doe this older Academy kit allow for the 4 Aim-9 loud out as shown on the box art?
  9. Great news. I'm down for a pilot and RIO as long as they can be used for in-flight displays. Really, I was looking over your site the day before you posted this figure and if there were figures like this one with the MBU-14/P masks I would have bought them on the spot.
  10. Your figures look amazing. Do you have any plans to make these seated figures with HGU-55/P or HGU-68/P helmets with the MBU-14/P oxygen mask? These are needed for Tomcats and Hornets from the 1990's and early 2000's.
  11. Thanks! I was looking in the "profile" section.
  12. How can you change sig banners? I can't figure out how to do it on here after the forum software was changed.
  13. I've got a pair of Fujimi 1/72 tomcats. First, I'll build Fast Eagle 100 from 1993 using Furball decals. I plan to build it in-flight, so the second kit may be used as a on-deck build in case I mess up the first one. If build one goes smoothly, then I'll build up #2 with another scheme from the sheet.
  14. More so layering, but being able to mix paints for custom colors would be a nice option.
  15. With MM paints nearing total extinction, I figure I will need to change paint brands in the near future. But seeing that I still have dozens of good MM paint jars, I'd like to choose a brand whose paints will work well with my MM paints instead of starting from scratch with an entire new paint line. What are my options?
  16. As a wise man once told me, "Falling knives don't have handles."
  17. Not sure how I missed this release initially, but I just placed an order for one of the final sheets. Seems like it's got my name written all over it.
  18. Fantastic build. Were the pilot figures with the kit or did you source them somewhere?
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