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  1. The 1/72 kit includes 2 full kits to make both the CF-104 and the CF-104D.
  2. Due to the challenge of obtaining these kits, the obvious choice is to build from the damaged box kit, so here we have it...
  3. Since I usually pick group builds and projects that are beyond my time schedule, this is a refreshing change (I hope) to build something a bit smaller and less complex than the usual subjects. The home page for Starfighters Inc. can be found here http://www.starfighters.net The aircraft will be built mostly OOB, may incorporate an aftermarket afterburner nozzle set and metal pitot tube. Challenges: Matching that sky blue paint to the decals, polished bare metal aft fuselage. Choices: CF-104 or CF-104D, with or without wing tanks, clean or dirty (gear down). Lets get started!
  4. I'm going to give it a shot and build one of my 1/72 Hasegawa "Starfighters" F-104's. Will post some pics as soon as I take them.
  5. Looks like she will get finished on the late schedule.
  6. Take care Mark, may you have safe flying in any weather with your endeavors. V/r Ron
  7. Ok, guess I'll just finish her with what I got. It's for a heritage display where most folks won't even know much about the B-17, they will just be looking for the "K" on the tail.
  8. On the final hour I realized I have the wrong nose for this project, and I already gave away the F model that I scavanged the F model top turret from. Apparently it had the G chin turret but not the port guns, what to do?
  9. Getting down to the final stretch, I work best under pressure! Next time I have to put a million pushrods on 4 radial engines, I'm gonna farm that work out...lol.
  10. Now it's time to make that shiny new interior look a little used.
  11. Engine with pushrods installed and some weathering, nothing too fancy, just trying to spruce up the look in the cowls.
  12. Engine with primer and paint applied waiting for weathering and pushrods to be installed.
  13. Began the arduous task of drilling out all the pushrod holes on each engine, thankfully most of the holes (too small for my "Hemi" pushrods) were molded in to use as a guide.
  14. Cutting all them pesky engines and firewalls from the resin went alot faster when I busted out the R/C airplane razor saw instead of using the fine modeling one.
  15. After a short deployment to Iraq, it's time to get cracking again. Started with some of the easier tasks to get the juices flowing again. Cutting the True Details wheels from the slag blocks.
  16. Ok, it's official, flag was flown on a mission 4 Aug 2011. The B-1 is assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, a unit that flew B-17's when it first stood up in WWII. Had 2 flags flown, the other will be part of my 379th B-17 display.
  17. OK fellow GB'ers, in addition to the $100 SB gift certificate, I am going to offer up as a prize an American flag that has been flown in combat by a B-1B over Afghanistan. The flag will include an official mission document and have a dedication on it that reads: "In Honor of the brave crews who flew the Flying Fortress into battle (The Flying Fortress GB 2011)" Would make a great addition to your B-17 display. Ron
  18. Excellent work! Could easily be mistaken for a 1/32 model with the attention to detail.
  19. Wow, guess I missed the GB extension memo. Had a short deployment to Iraq which put my build on the back burner, would be great to have more time to get her in as a finished build.
  20. Hey guys, you forgot to add the $100 SB gift certificate to the drawing. Let me know who wins it so that I may get their info for the certificate. Ron
  21. So, who won the $100 Spruebrothers gift certificate?
  22. Fuselage interior, gotta love that Vallejo-Air Aluminum.
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