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  1. Hi Guys, Any updates on this reported "new tooling"? I have not seen or heard anything since the announcement at the Toy Show last Fall... Thanks David
  2. In an attempt to get one of the Attic conversion kits to use to make a USCG Pelican, several attempts to contact them were left unanswered. I have also searched for people trying to unload the Attic conversion set. Anyone here have one that they want to get rid of? David
  3. You guys may recall having seen this one before. It is my first rotorcraft model. As I have always been a fan of USCG aircraft, I thought that I would do a fictitious Bell 206 Jetranger. Haven't yet gotten around to completing the display base for it. I plan on doing a "what if" EC-135 medical helicopter for the new Nemours Children's Hospital that I work at. I am a transport nurse there. Since we just opened in October, it will be a while before we start our own flight program. BUT, that doesn't mean that I can't come up with a graphics scheme for our first rotorcraft... :D/> M
  4. I didn't want to hijack the current "MH-60L DAP loadout" thread, so I will post this separately. After seeing Gino's USCG MH-60J build, I have wanted to do one myself. I have already bought an Academy 1/35 AH-60L DAP kit. I am slowly gathering reference material for the project. Any hints or tips, measurements or other resources would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. David
  5. I too would be very excited to see a 407 kit! The Delaware State Police have been flying them for several years since they were introduced. Like Gino, I had considered attempting a conversion of the Academy kit, but think for now, it is a little beyond my skills. I would look forward to following such a conversion if anyone does decide to do one. You know, it just might hasten the release of a 407 kit! You know how once you complete a major conersion, they release it in kit form? :bandhead2:/> David
  6. Anthony, Just use Google Translate! David
  7. Hi Gang, Anyone happen to have a copy of the above magazine? I am looking to get the following article: "Conversion: Revell Sikorsky HH-3 - US Coast Guard Pelican". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! David
  8. Hi Guys, It is hard to tell from photos of the kit, but could you take the tail end of the CH-53E SUPER SEA STALLION USMC 1/48 12209 kit and graft it onto the Hasegawa front? The modifcations to the front length, doors and windows would still need to be done as in the Italian modeler's build above, but it appears that it might work... Any thoughts? David
  9. Hi Gents, To the best of my knowledge, no kit exists for a 1/48 scale HH-3F Pelican. While I have seen some 1/72 scale versions crafted with kits avaiable in that scale, I was wondering if anyone here had built/kitbashed one in 1/48? If so, what kits did you use? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. David
  10. Hi Floyd, Have you ever considered converting an EC-135 to a 120? While I am not intimately familair with the 120's design(flew on an EC-135 in Philadelphia for 7 years)it looks like there would be a fair amount of conversion work to do. I guess before I start suggesting that others work on building their aircraft, I should finish my EC-135... Floyd, thanks to you for both your public service, as well as to the service that you provide to use rotor wing modelers! Sincerely, David
  11. Eddie, I am Blessed to have an old ALPS printer. It worked just fine prior to packing it up for a recent move. I pray that it continues to work once unpacked and connected. I have an old desktop dedicated just to decal printing. I prefer Tango Papa decal paper. I use an old version of CorelDRAW. It has many features, and does everything that I need. There is a "group" over on Yahoo Groups called "ALPS decal". Hope this helps. David
  12. Daywalker, PM me. We'll see what mutually agreeable solution we can work out. David
  13. Looking for Italeri 978 Fuel Tanker. Wish to trade within the US. Hope to convert the 978 into a civilian fire service water tanker/tender. Thanks in advance for looking. Sincerely, David
  14. Hey Guys, Looking for feedback from anyone who has used the Miter Rite tool. I have used the Chopper, Midwest, Zona, and X-acto miter boxes. Looking for a durable tool that will allow cutting of multiple angles on small pieces of styrene stock. Any feedback would be appreciated Thanks. David
  15. Hi David, I have had an MD-1000 for several years. I LOVE IT! I do keep my fingers crossed every time that I fire it up though. As stated above, there is no longer support for them. They are a unique and one of a kind printer. As with anything, there is a learning curve, but the decal results are amazing! I would suggest going over to Yahoo.com. There is a "group" there called "ALPS Decal" as well as a sister group. There is a ton of information on ALPS printers, solutions, drivers, etc. It is well worth the time to visit before you make the investment. While not all helicopter deca
  16. Hi Guys, So, I am sitting here at work going through "plastic withdrawl". My schedule has prevented me from visiting my workbench for over a month. As I am daydreaming, I have been thinking about a "long planned" Bell 407 conversion. The Delaware State Police flies several of them, which I would like to someday replicate. They have many different versions of paint schemes, door configurations, etc. I believe a couple of years ago the subject came up, and different option were discussed. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delaware-State-Police/Bell-407/0446458/&sid=c98c0b23482ac2d0
  17. Your friend has probably long retired, but FYI there used to be a company called DG Productions that made 1/25 scale utility/power company equipment trucks. They were a series of auger and bucket trucks based on GMC Topkick and International chassis. You may be able to do a search and see what you can come up with. HTH. David
  18. John, Sorry I am a little late to the party on this one. I would think that you could start with one of the many recently re-released cabovers. The bodywork looks pretty simple to build using some Evergreen .040 or .060 sheet plastic. May wnat to use the single axle from the Ford Shorthauler kit that you replaced with a dual axle one. Neat subject. Good luck on your project. David
  19. Terry, She's looking great! One suggestion for the future-attach a piece of sandpaper to a brass tube with double sided carpet tape. Used this technique many times. David
  20. Gents, Thanks for the confirmation! Tank - As per the quote above, I was trying to eliminate the amount of paint that had to be applied to the model. I plan to use many of the appropriate parts from the ADAC kit on my EC-135 conversion. :D David
  21. Hi Guys, Does anyone know what color the kit is molded in? I am planning on building an aircraft for the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team that I work for. We currently contract with Stat Medevac for flight services, but are doing more and more flights. There is scuttlebut that in the next few years, that we may eventually have our own aircraft. I plan to come up a graphic scheme similar to what is on our ambulances. They are only a few months old, and feature full graphics wraps. I plan to use a white base for the aircraft and accent it with medium to dark blue graphics. Thus, a
  22. Well Guys, After 6 years, I have finally begun working on building a replica of the aircraft that I fly on... :D I actually took these photos a few months ago, and just downloaded them from my camera. Originally, this project was going to be a simple version without opening doors or interior details. After seeing Gerald from Hawkeye's Squawkbox utilize thread and a Flex-i-file frame to open up doors, I thought I would give it a try. The recessed panel lines were scribed through with a scribing tool. The corners required a little extra help with an X-acto knife. The process wen
  23. I absolutely LOVE Alclad! After spraying white aluminum the other day on roll-up doors of a fire truck project, I scratched two of the doors while handling them. I sanded the areas with sheets from a MicroMesh polishing kit. The panels were rinsed and dried, then resprayed with the white aluminum. The repaired areas are undistinguishable from the originals! Great stuff! David
  24. Hi Gents, Finally some pictures: I started off with the IMC/Testors/Revell 1/32 scale Jetranger kit. As this aircraft was delivered in 1971, it is correct for the period. Here you will see where I filled in the co-pilot side stick control: Side view of the front seat/bulkhead: view of the front bulkhead from the rear: You will note the "L" shaped bracket that I originally placed to "give the impression" that the aircraft was equipped with a "litter kit". Since these photos were taken, I removed the bulkhead material above the "L" bracket, and will complete the modifications menti
  25. Anthony, Great to see you back! Glad to hear that you are doing well. Look forward to seeing your updates as time permits. I know the feeling of not wanting to make a mistake on a project. This is what has kept me from finishing sooooo many projects. I am working through this though... I am trying to wrap up many existing projects - some over twenty years in the making. Welcome back my friend! David
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