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    Group builds. really people?

    I am still working on mine. Life has gotten in the way. In a big way. Sorry, boss.
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    Mask cutting machine and software

    Yeah, the newer machines can take files you create, as well as files from cartridges you own. Works pretty well on .005" sheet. Vern
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    ...BELGIUM AIR FORCE F-16 Destroyed..

    And, then, there are those times they do. I used to work as a technician with the 140th Wing in the Weapons Loading shop. One morning, the crew I was one was called out to the flightline during launch. A crew chief couldn't pull the pin from a drop tank and we were called out to assist. Turns out the Release Shop did a confidence check and didn't de-cart the tank. System worked as advertised. D'oh! Vern
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    ...BELGIUM AIR FORCE F-16 Destroyed..

    It does. My understanding is that switch shuts down the drive when it finds an empty casing, but it has been a while since I retired and my memory is not what it used to be. I didn't have to bypass it on a functional check, but I was checking for firing voltage and that the safety pin was functioning properly. Vern
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    Paint for airbrush

    I have used Testors Acryl straight out of the bottle. YMMV. Vern
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    ...BELGIUM AIR FORCE F-16 Destroyed..

    And, the clearing sector clamp has to be removed and the gun gas purge door has to open. Granted, the gas purge door will open when the trigger gets pulled. Not to mention the computer has to be told the gun drum is loaded and the system is in dogfight mode. Many, many steps have to be completed to get the gun to fire. Vern 462/2W1 F-16C/D
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    ...BELGIUM AIR FORCE F-16 Destroyed..

    My thought, as a 462/2W1 who worked F-16s... Live Fire Boresight. Granted, it should have been pointed in a safe direction... Sucks to be him. Vern
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    Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

    Thanks, boss!
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    HH-53 Super Jolly green Giant

    I was following that thread. I hope it gets revived. Working Rescue weapons in Iceland was THE BEST JOB I've ever had. Vern
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    HH-53 Super Jolly green Giant

    I really want a decent HH-3E... Yes, those guys are great and I was privileged to serve with them. Vern 56th ARS (now RSQ) Weapons Shop '90 - '92
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    Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

    Would love to see your A when it is done. Vern
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    Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

    Indeed. Here's to you, Phantom!
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    Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

    I am moving at a glacial pace on this! GAH! I masked off the refueling probe location. I wish they would have put locating pin holes that could be opened up on the back side. And the canopy frame color... I am going to paint the intake trunks Alclad Polished Aluminum. To start, I black based the parts with Tamiya TS-14. I love this stuff! I am using Acryl paints for the camouflage and I am worried about how they will stick, so I painted Mr. Surfacer 1500 Black on the spikes. I discovered that a stock Eclipse is not a Sotar. Big surprise. The second coat. Overspray. Drat. I think I mentioned earlier I am using the Italeri instructions for a paint guide. I just checked them and they call for the intake trunks to be flat aluminum. That will make cleaning up the overspray easier. Once I get the intakes done, I can move forward on priming and painting the model. Vern
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    Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

    I have been working on this, just not posting photos. Until today. Canopy pieces after dipping in Future. HUD in place. Got the canopy glued on, but I managed to get a glue booger on it. Sanded and polished. Fresh coat of Future. I have no idea what caused the flecks. I wiped the canopy down with some Polly-S Plastic Prep. I wish Testors still made that. Frame out the canopy masking. And done. I masked off the wing tips for the fuel tanks. Horizontal stabilizer and ventral fin installed and puttied. I am going to try Kurt's black basing process for this model. I always like to try at least one new technique on a model. More work today! Vern
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    Revell F-106 Delta Dart

    Very nice. Vern