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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. USS Lexington found in Coral Sea

    Agree 100%. We spend TOO MUCH time "training" on idiotic crap like sexual harassment and "trafficking in persons", the list goes on and I don't want to go down that road. Meanwhile, guys enlist/reenlisted, swearing to "uphold and defend the Constitution"...a document most all of them have never even READ! I made it a point to hand my guys who were reenlisting a copy of it (you can get simple little paperback copies at about any bookstore...) prior to reenlisting. I'd mention to the Career Counselors to get a stack of them to have on hand but that typically fell on deaf ears.
  2. CD72055 - P2V Neptune

    Ahh yessss...good to hear. : )
  3. I know it's not "armor" but I'm thinking you folks would know. I recently came across the two 1/48 trucks by Tamiya, the 2 1/2 Ton, and the Fuel truck. The 2 1/2 ton has a canvas cab roof, the fuel truck a solid roof cab. I'd like to make a solid cab roof 2 1/2 cargo truck (as seen in the photo) by kit bashing the two. I am planning on building a diorama like the photo below, "ENOLA GAY" post mission. Have any of you built either of these, and do they share the same chassis/frame? Also, what is the other vehicle with the canvas top? A standard Willey's jeep, or is that one of those later war Dodge Power Wagons (WC57)? Bet nobody does a kit of those in 1/48 scale :(
  4. CD72055 - P2V Neptune

    Has anyone used one of these P2V-5 sets yet??
  5. 1/48 UH-1E USMC(R)

    Thanks Don. Yeah, the fit is a real PItA. Glue a little, clamp it, leave it alone, come back in a few days...
  6. 1/48 UH-1E USMC(R)

    Whoa...cool! I've never seen any "E"s in low viz. They did operate "N" models for a short time and they were low viz.
  7. My Son's First Contest - Old Dominion Open

    Wicked cool! Congratulations!
  8. I'm with ya, I'd roll with strictly NAS Miramar, "Fightertown USA" aircraft.
  9. 1/48 F-82 Twin Mustang

    Nice work! I have that kit in the stash...someday.
  10. 1/48 UH-1E, HML-771, USMC(R)

    Thanks man. Going to try a VMA-322 A-4E next..about the only difficult part of those markings will be the gold shadowing on the letters/numbers.
  11. 1/48 UH-1E USMC(R)

    Haaa...I was there, but missed the reference?? I missed running into you also apparently.
  12. 1/48 UH-1E, HML-771, USMC(R)

    This is the old Monogram 1978 release "Huey Chopper" kit, same as the "Huey Hog" kit but with a different roof. I used Super Scale letters and numbers to depict a HML-771 aircraft of the USMC Reserves stationed at NAS So. Weymouth MA during the 1970s.
  13. 1/48 UH-1E USMC(R)

    I finally finished this up. The decals took some time, all from the spares box or from individual letter/number sheets. The "Minute Man" on the nose I made, and printed onto white decal paper and trimmed out. I'll post a few more pics in "The Display Case".
  14. Tony, a little while back, I was looking for CAF/RCAF fonts to update a Snowbird decal sheet with the "RCAF"/ "ARC" on the underside and came across this page: http://web.archive.org/web/20020210183915/members.aol.com/p5219/fonts.htm If you have a decent enough printer, and a clear sheet of decal paper you can run off whatever number/letter combination you want. Coat with a layer of Microscale Liquid Decal Film, and you're in business. Easy to do, I'm no computer geek and I downloaded and had a sheet printed in no time.
  15. One of the things I miss about flying

    Oh man...you ain't kidding. Flew on P-3Cs, Flight Engineer...best seat in the house! And out of Maine to boot. We'd take the plane and just go sightseeing along the coast, low and slow, nothing beat the fall season up through there.