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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue....
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  1. Hello, I am looking for 16 1/48 M117 750 lb bombs and 3 Multiple Ejector Racks (MERs) for an F-105D project. I know there are several aftermarket choices for both, but buying the quantity of Brassin bombs I need would mean a second mortgage, so if anyone has some spare M117s, that would be greatly appreciated. I will gladly pay a reasonable price plus shipping. Thank you in advance! Justin
  2. Hello, I am looking for the AeroMaster 1/48 decal sheet 48-626 Marauders Best Sellers Pt. 1 sheet, and specifically the 397th BG decals for "Milk Run Express". I'm willing to pay reasonable price plus shipping. Thank you! Justin
  3. I've used their number stencils before for AF serial numbers. I'll echo that they are thin and release from the backing relatively quickly. I didn't have too many issues with them, they suited my needs quite well, but these were white number stencils, so you can't mess those up too badly. Justin
  4. I did, unfortunately, those parts are no longer available. Justin
  5. Hello, As the title states,I'm looking for the instrument panel and control stick from the Monogram/Revell 1/48 A-10 Warthog. If you've used a resin cockpit for yours and still have the parts and would be willing to let them go, I'd be more than happy to pay the shipping. Thank you! Justin
  6. Let's hear it. What do you use when your plane is a tailsitter? I've used everything from two-part epoxy putty to small nuts, large bolts, and spare sprue cut and glued together. Do you have a particular medium or objects you generally use? Justin
  7. I'm very sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine the heartbreak you and your wife must be feeling right now. Please accept my family's most sincere condolences.
  8. Nice work, Sean. Looks like it was a busy year for you. I especially like the white rabbit Phantom build. I built the earlier VX-4 scheme of Vandy 5 about two years ago for a friend's father who was plane captain of her during the early 70's. Justin
  9. Very cool, Sebastijan! Justin
  10. Hobbycraft 1/48 Lavochkin La-7. Ivan Khozedub's aircraft, 1945 Justin
  11. And the final installment of this build: After doing some further weathering, including a coat of Future before the decals, another coat of Future after the decals, and a wash, final assembly was done. I wanted it to look war-weary. Here are results of my efforts: Bottom Top Left: Top Right (yes, I know the blue demarcation line doesn't line up properly on this side, but I didn't know that until I had the decals already wet down): Overall, I'm pleased with the results. It was a fun build, took me about three weeks total working off and on, and the results certainly look good on my shelf. Hope you enjoyed seeing the build as much as I enjoyed building it. Thanks for looking! Justin
  12. And now we continue with where we left off. After fixing the various fit issues, sanding, and priming, I was ready to start painting. I started with the bottom, covering it in Tamiya Light Blue, following it up with some Tamiya Smoke to do some shading and stains. After getting the bottom squared away, I turned to the top, using MM Flat White Acryl along with more Tamiya Smoke for shading and stains. I also used Tamiya Sky Blue for the tail. I then masked the bare metal areas around the exhaust and painted those with a combination of Tamiya aluminum and MM Jet Exhaust. I used MM Red for the spinner, cowl, and triangle on the nose. I also used a combination of silver Prismacolor pencil and some chrome silver on the end of a toothpick to simulate some chipping and wear. And with the final post, I'll show the finished product. Justin
  13. Hello all, I submit my entry for the group build. This is the 1/48 Hobbycraft Lavochkin La-7. The kit is a basic kit, with not a lot of detail to be found anywhere. The cockpit is very basic, as are the landing gear wells. That being said, the kit can be built to look the part, so without any further ado, here we go: Here's the kit: I started construction with the cockpit. As you can see, the cockpit detail is fairly spartan with some simplistic instrument panel detail, as well as sidewall detail. But since the canopy comes closed as the only option, I didn't put too much work into the cockpit. After getting the cockpit finished, I glued the assembly into the fuselage and glued the fuselage halves together. Once the fuselage halves were dried, I added the wings. I did have a nasty gap to contend with on the right side at the wing root. After some filling and sanding and priming, it turned out OK. I'll continue my progress in another post.......stay tuned. Justin
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