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Everything posted by bashace

  1. About 3 hours of arm wrestling aluminum duct tape to fit without too much grief.
  2. Applied paint to some of the smaller bits, I found that Vallejo-Air French Blue is dead match for the blue color.
  3. Glued together rear assembly getting a little love from the Mr Surfacer jar. Used a toothpick to apply small amount just to smooth out the seams.
  4. Cool part of this is you can assemble the halves without installing the afterburner assembly and rear landing gear plate, makes it perfect for using the trusty Flex-I-File Plast-I-Weld system on the inner seams.
  5. Now seems like a good time to assemble the rear fuselage parts.
  6. Ok, got in some aftermarket parts, here's the afterburner after shooting it with some Vallejo Metallic Rust and Gunmetal. Still need to throw on a wash and some basic weathering.
  7. Ok Andrew, what gives? Do you work or are you retired? I can't believe how many fantastic projects you turn out in a given period. Very clean looking Spitfire, nice work!
  8. Wow! You did an excellent job with the added details, I have this kit and can see the time and work you had to put into this to bring it to this level. Job well done!
  9. And we have a couple of winners! Each name associated with a completed build posted in the completed section was written down on a small post-it note, folded into little squares, then drawn from a hat by the enchanting Miss Matts (USAF member that works in my office). For the Spruebrothers gift certificate: Army_air_force (please send me your full name and preferred email address for the certificate) For the US flag flown by a B-1B over Afghanistan: VVWSE4 (please send my your mailing address and I will get the flag in the mail ASAP) Wish I had something for everyone, you all did some great work!
  10. Ok, I'm gonna pull names from the completed builds and do a random drawing, will post results once I have the winners.
  11. Looks like your off to a good start, that kit does have a peculiar surface texture, maybe the Mr Surfacer will smooth that out.
  12. Yup, Robert's all that and a coke! Bought a lot of stuff from him also.
  13. Waiting to see them pics Jay, I have the 1/32 Red Arrow Hawk and really interested to see how that red paint comes out.
  14. Still have the Spruebrothers gift certificate and the US flag flown over Afghanistan in a B-1 available.
  15. Thanks for the tip Derek, I'm gonna give them a shot.
  16. Of course I cannot find any of those colors that can be shipped via air. According to "The Ultimate Model Paint Conversion Chart", Vallejo Model Color Prussian Blue is a direct match for FS15183, and that I can order.
  17. Mike, Any info on the paint would be very helpful. I cross referenced the color recommended with the equivalent in Vallejo-Air, I'm sure it will need to be adjusted to get the color exact. Since I'm overseas and all my modeling supplies go by air, my choices are very limited due to the ban on flying hazardous items. When the time comes, I will keep track of the mix ratios if any using the Vallejo-Air acrylic. Ron
  18. I have to distract myself while I'm building otherwise it starts to feel like work, have a home theater set up on my work bench to watch all my favorite aviation movies to keep me going (fairly new setup, still in proof of concept phase but working well so far).
  19. Why yes, it is the one I brought.
  20. Andrew, haven't been in a GB with you since the F-111 GB. This will be a sexy plane in her natural skin with the red, white, and blue to bring it all together...she's gonna be a looker!
  21. Wasting no time, starting with the cockpit, shot with Vallejo Light Aircraft Gray, put decals down and got buddy-buddy with the Micro-Sol. Blu-tac on toothpicks is as high tech as it gets for extra hands.
  22. For this build I will be constructing the CF-104D (2 seater) version for double the cockpit headache.
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