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About 82Whitey51

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    Purveyor of Fine Plastics and Antiquities
  • Birthday 11/13/1969

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    Pax River, MD (via Boston/Dorchester, MA)
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    '48 & 72nd Scale Aircraft

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  1. 82Whitey51

    F-35 news roundup

    I guess ask them... Sure other aircraft can provide CAS (sheit a P-3 can) but I know what I'd want...better yet, ask the Taliban 😂🤣
  2. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    You could use it as a way to make a mold and do a resin one. Removing the "thimble" and filling the hole wouldn't be too difficult. The 1/48 nose comes as a separate item, which is pretty nice. The Navy kept those in place for a short time right after getting these from the USAF but soon removed them and put cover over the opening.
  3. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    Hoops... Check this out as well...vac form Firebees, WITH the nose conversion. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Airmodel-Products-1-72-LOCKHEED-DC-130-HERCULES-FIREBEE-Vacuform-Conversion-Kit/132598163521?hash=item1edf776841%3Ag%3AtaQAAOSw7I5a4Q-U&_sacat=1188&_nkw=1%2F72+DC-130&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0
  4. 82Whitey51

    F-35 news roundup

    No...the grunts on the ground.
  5. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    Here ya go, top, bottom, and sides. I'm surprised the 1/72 noses are so hard to find. I guess it is a bit of an obscure version of the 130.
  6. 82Whitey51

    F-35 news roundup

    I figure they could have saved a bunch of time and money and simply asked the customer.
  7. 82Whitey51

    F-35 news roundup

  8. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    OK, cool! I'd like a look at the NATOPS. I'll shoot you an email.
  9. 82Whitey51

    F-35 news roundup

    Ooo...Flyoff! This thread has been dormant long enough! https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a22118621/f35-a10-warthog-flyoff-pogo-report/
  10. 82Whitey51

    1/48 Italeri AC-130A Gunship

    Cool! I need to watch and pick up info on the assembly of these big 130s.
  11. Whoa...easy does it brutha...
  12. The Mono/Revell F/A-18 nose cones are too blunt anyway. A good sharpening up with some sanding will get it looking right.
  13. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    Of course, step one of this whole shabang was hacking off the nose...like Captain Cortés settinjg fire to his ships, no going back now! The fit appears to be pretty nice but no doubt there will be filling and sanding in my future.
  14. 82Whitey51

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    Alright, wicked cool! I don't suppose you might have any photos of the back end do you? I'm trying to figure out how those control boxes were mounted...I can guess at it some, appears they're attached to a standard pallet. Was the whole set up a "roll on roll off" deal? This is the only other photo I've come across showing the back end. This is a USAF DC-130A set up during the 'Nam era (you can see the tail pipe of the BQM-34 outside the troop door). It looks to me like the pedestal that the box sits on is mounted to the side structure of the aircraft here, with the seat likely mounted to a pallet...or maybe even to the track on the floor??? I think I'm going to scratch build a BQM-74 as well and hang it on one of the outboard pylons just for S&G.
  15. 82Whitey51

    CD72077 - 1/72 SAC B-52G/H

    Yesss! Some Loring AFB Cold War warriors (...and Gulf War too!)