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  1. Wow! This and the drone test sheet will sell out fast!
  2. As an old guy who's been modeling for a long time and has many hundreds of decal sheets, this is music to my ears: "This one has a couple of units that I don't think were done in decal form before..."
  3. I know you have a lot of irons in the fire, but here is a gorgeous T-6 Texan II scheme just posted by the VT-10 Facebook page.
  4. Sweet! Just ordered the new F-82E kit yesterday from Rebel Alpha.
  5. Tamiya's 1/48 Vought N-FG-1D Corsair in the short-lived (1946) Naval Reserve scheme. Polly Scale Sea Blue paint with excellent Cartograf-printed Fundekals Decals for an eyecatching reserve Corsair based at NAS Livermore, California in 1946. National insignia are from an Aeromaster Corsair sheet. Tamiya kits are fun and quick (one week) builds with no issues and this is in a beautiful scheme thanks to Fundekals.
  6. 1/48 Northrop Scorpions, F-89C, D and J, are needed, as what's currently available is hard to find, inaccurate (Super Scale, of course) and expensive. AND, you can downsize them for the Revell and Hobbycraft 1/72 kits.
  7. Can you post a photo of the parts and the instruction sheet. No idea from your description.
  8. Trumpeter makes a nice 1/48 model of the Nanchang CJ-6 prop trainer, yet there seems to be no aftermarket decals for any of the non-PLA operators. It's any interesting list of users for fans of non-aligned and small air forces:
  9. 3-5 days is the incubation period.
  10. Thanks Kursad. Your decals are the best, easy to apply and very opaque on the dark blue.
  11. EBay or look at some model train stores online. I had stocked up on Polly Scale when my LHS was clearing them at $1 each. Also bought a bunch of 6-pack Aeromaster Warbird colors from some guy on ebay, then went back and bought some more. So, I have a lifetime supply, except for black and white, which I've been scouring eBay for.
  12. Airfix's new 1/48 slatted F-86F-40 kit turned into the XFJ-2B by removing the wingtip extensions and using the markings from CD 48172 FJ-2 Fury, Part 2. I didn't remove the 6-3 extension as that's beyond my skill level or patience. I did add a spare Hasegawa F-86F cockpit tub/instrument panel/stick and a KMC resin ejection seat. The cannon port panels are the spares from the Kitty Hawk FJ-3 kit. Finished in Polly Scale RR CSX New Image Blue, which is my new favorite glossy sea blue. This Airfix kit is not up to the level of detail and ease of build as their Mustang. It required a lot of s
  13. Thanks, that saved me some money. When a new uber-kit comes out, I try to get the older kits at a steep discount. In this case, this is a big "NOPE"! Oh, and it's a fantastic build article. I appreciate your candid descriptions of your kit struggles. I'm usually much too frustrated to write mine down, and if they get to a certain level, I just bin the kit (sometimes with a cathartic stomping into the basement floor) and move on to another.
  14. I'll take some more photos of the FJ-2 today; I thought I have some photos the cockpit in progress somewhere. As for the retracted slats: while looking at photos in the Ginter book for the correct folded wing angle, I noticed that the slats on these aircraft were not fully deployed, but not fully closed either, just slightly open. So I didn't do anything fancy in shortening the retraction arms, just clipped off most of the arms and rounded off the stubs with a sanding stick. Looks fine as little can be seen. Bob in Louisville
  15. Wow, so cool Corey. Hey, didn't you already do one in reserve orange and white? I sure hope Trumpeter/Hobby Boss reissues both Furies sooner rather than later (or not at all). Kicking myself for not picking up a half dozen of each when they were going for MSRP, and not $150+ now on ebay. Bob at Sierra Scale in Louisville
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