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About dmk0210

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  1. That ADC scheme is nice. Looks like it has full stencils and BMF tanks too. That would make for an interesting model.
  2. Don't forget to research the "Silverplate" mods they gave to those 509th Composite Group birds to save weight (such as removing gun turrets, etc).
  3. One thing I like to do if I'm building more casually (OOB or what-if) is just spend more time reading stories on the subject. Building aircraft for example, read pilot's memoirs or even fiction (such as The Bridges at Toko-Ri, etc) instead of the Squadron Signal walkarounds and the deep dive technical publications. When building cars, you can focus on the peiple and history of race cars, sports cars or muscle cars. Lots of good books out there on these subjects. For example study Duntov, Mitchell or Shelby when building a Vette or Cobra.
  4. This is why What-Ifs are so fun: Just use imagination and what you have laying around.
  5. I have an FW-190 on deck, so I'm in the data collection phase. Here are some resources I found on the web: http://fw190.hobbyvista.com/ https://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/11/stuff_eng_fw190_01.htm https://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/08/stuff_eng_profile_fw190a4.htm http://thirdreichcolorpictures.blogspot.com/2010/01/focke-wulf-fw-190.html I also recently bought a used copy of this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612004555/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  6. That might very well be it. According to wikipedia, VMA-121 began combat operations from Chu Lai Air Base, South Vietnam in December, 1966. So the time frame is right
  7. Does anyone know what the 'rook' symbol on the splitter of this aircraft symbolizes? This aircraft is in both the Eduard F-4C "Good Evening Da Nang" kit and the Furball Aero Design 48-032 "Gull Gray USAF Phantoms" decal sheet. F-4C 64-0676, 12TH TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, CAM RANH AB, RVN 1966
  8. Nice sheets this month! Especially the Early Eagles set. Very unique. Do you have any plans to do a stencil set for the singe seat F-15 Alpha and Charley like you did with the F-15E? It looks like you could just print the bottom section of the CD48150 sheet. Not pressing, just curious
  9. I'd love to see a camo F-84F on the sheet for my old Monogram kit. I usually like NMF, but for some reason SEA camo strikes a chord with me on these birds (as well as the F-86H - wish we had a nice 1/48 kit for that). It was cool to see them soldier on in warpaint with the ANG.
  10. Thanks for the reply Modeling Bob. Actually, I found an easier way at Swannys Models and gave it a shot, figuring that it was less risky than sanding. http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html Instead of a Q-tip, I used an eye shadow makeup applicator to avoid any more fuzz (A small oval sponge at the end of a plastic stick) and soaked it in windex. I used this to rub the spot and remove the Future. Then I resprayed the spot. It blended smoothed out on it's own. Lucky save. The Modeling Gods were smiling on me today. 🙂
  11. I just sprayed a really nice top coat of Future and as I'm admiring how nice it came out, under a bright light I noticed a long, thin hair embedded in it. (probably got stuck in the first coat) 😞 I also have a small run too. I did some searching around and found the most commonly recommended fix for the run is to let it cure a few days, then sand and polish it out. After that hit the area with Future again to get the gloss back. I'm thinking that this is probably what I should do with the hair too. Any thoughts or other recommendations?
  12. Nice. That sounds like a blast. I'm all the way out on the very west tend of the state. Very mountainous and very rural. We get some cool stuff flying out here. Mostly helos, but occasionally fast jets too. I've seen the SCANG Swamp Fox flying their vipers through here a few times. I was zipping through the back roads in a valley one day and had a C-130 roar right over me, very low. That was impressive, especially since I have a convertible.
  13. Thanks for the explanation BoeingDriver. Did you ever do any practice runs in the mountains at the west end of the state when you were flying the Eagle? About 10 years ago, we had one doing practice runs on our college campus. There was a whole crowd of us outside watching the free airshow. You could clearly see the SJ on the tail. They made about a dozen runs from different directions that looked like they were targeting a building at the center of campus. I just got this one sucky pic from a cell phone.
  14. Is that a Fighter Weapons School thing, or something the squadrons would fly on their own?
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