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  1. If anybody has any left over 48th S-199 decals, I'd be more than happy to trade for them. Especially looking for stencils, etc. for both Israeli or Czech. Many thanks! John
  2. Hey,

     

    I was looking at your decal sheets for sale, trying to pick out some, then thought ... why don't I just buy them all? Would that be OK? How many are left and what would you like for them. MANY THANKS!

     

    John

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    2. mundster

      mundster

      Kevin,

       

      Please excuse the bother I put you to, but I'll take a pass. That would about 60 Canadian for me, and luck would have it, I just bought 5 new Leading Edge decals for the F-5 and Herc, so I got a bit tapped out. And after reviewing your sheets, I really only need the F-15 and F-16 sheets. Again, my apology for speaking too soon.

       

      Many thanks!

      John

    3. av8iimech

      av8iimech

      So you don't want any?  I'll do the $40 if you still want.

    4. mundster

      mundster

      Kevin,

       

      Again, many thanks for the kind offer, and I mean no disrespect, but I really did blow my hobby budget for the month on those Canadian decals. And postage is always the big killer from the States. Your kind offer would cost me $50+, but 20 of that is postage. The CF-5 decals I bought cost me $2 postage. But, Thanks again!

       

      John

       

  3. Gents, A bit of a longshot I know, but I bought a Matchbox 1/72nd Brewster Buffalo at a local show and only now discovered that it is missing the front of the cowling piece. Don't you hate that? If anyone has a parts kit and a spare, I'd be grateful for the help, will pay postage and offer to help in kind. Thanks! all best John
  4. Gents, If anyone has a copy of the instructions for Italeri's old 1/48th Lysander III ... which was also boxed by Testors and Hawk several times ... I'd be very grateful if you could snap some pictures of them and send them along to me. I got one missing the papers, and while not hard, they would help. Can repay in kind and karma. Thanks kindly, all best John
  5. Gents, If anyone has a copy of the instructions for Italeri's old 1/48th Lysander III ... which was also boxed by Testors and Hawk several times ... I'd be very grateful if you could snap some pictures of them and send them along to me. I got one missing the papers, and while not hard, they would help. Can repay in kind and karma. Thanks kindly, all best John
  6. Many thanks to the generous sponsors! It makes a great GB even better. John
  7. Let me second that ... great GB! I'm in awe of the fantastic Corsairs. Thanks, John
  8. Well, it only took 3 months. One of the reasons I wanted to build this classic Testors Corsair (no details, terrible fit) is because I had these neat and very old MPC decals for a RNZAF Corsair. Well, they gave me double trouble. First, after I put them on and applied Micro-Sol they started to curl up on me. I spent ages tamping them down with much Future floor wax. But they settled, quite nicely. And, after a bit of research, I have learned that the RNZAF most probably didn't have red in their roundels. One guy online traces the error to an old Profile Publication, which MPC must have copied. Drats. They are "what if." Sorry about the crappy picture, my wife is camping and has the good camera.
  9. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't build something for CorsairMan's build group? A 1/72nd Testors Corsair in all its glory ... better late than never!
  10. Gents, Well, there is no excuse for me, I'm hopelessly mired in a rut. It all started when I had to have the pipes under my basement floor fixed. That meant cracking open the foundstion, which first meant a major clean up and reno of my model storage space (as the basement had become.) Then I had to prepare for Cangames, which is a local wargaming convention. This is my other hobby, and I ran a Napoleonic demo game. But, all is not lost. Well, for me it is. But my very good buddy Kevan has finished an excellent Corsair, and with your permission, I'd love to share it. Its the Hobbycraft 1/32nd F4U-1D Corsair done in Confederate Airforce Museum markings. He tells me its an exact Trumpeter rebox. Nice kit! I only wish ... all best John
  11. Now that is different. Cool tho. all best John
  12. Got the fuselage together, but its going to take some gentle sanding to make the join look even. Looks like a bit of basement reno will be putting this back a bit. Not that there is a lot to glue! Well, at least this forced my to clean up my basement. I got some shelving units and picked up all my model kits from where they were stacked on the floor. Now one wall looks a freaking hobby store. I am both thrilled and ashamed. all best John
  13. That is one awesome looking Harrier. The last thing an Argie Mirage saw in its rearview mirror! Great build! all best John
  14. phantom, I have some really old Arrow Graphics decals, so I recently tested them using a Canadian flag decal. Worked just fine, really thin, fit on to the model perfectly with a swipe of MicroSol. About the only thing that concerned me was how thin they were, but handled carefully, no rips. all best John
  15. Joe, Being a black and white photo, I have to agree with you. I'm looking for some variation on a gray scheme and pictures haven't been too much help. I did find the placement instructions to a set of decals that has an alternate scheme, so I'm using that. I don't want my Corsair to be so unusual as to be a "what if!" That is my story and I'm sticking to it! all best John
  16. Gents, A real action pic! Notice the washing machine running under the model. This is where I make my kits (mostly on the dryer.) The Testors' 72nd F4U-1D in all its glory, a combination of some nice recessed lines, some raised lines, and rivets. Something for every taste. 37 parts, of which I plan to use only 24. I just test fitted the fuselage and found it isn't flush. Its joined by a frame, not pins, so job one will be to sand or cut off the frame lines to make sure it fits. Found a couple of other neat pictures. The first is of RNZAF Corsairs on Guadalcanal. My inspiration is the second Corsair in the picture. Notice the rough hand painted 39 on the cowling. It looks (I hope) like a light gray finish. The second is a RNZAF ground support painting their roundel over a USAF one on a Mustang. Supposedly the RNZAF was pretty easy about painting their aircraft. They didn't have to be identical, and they were far less anal than other nations about stencils and roundels. My kind of air force, and when you were flying Corsairs in the Pacific Theatre in 1945, who was going to argue with you? all best John
  17. Gents, First time caller, long time listener! I haven't posted a picture on ARC yet, but CorsairMan is a friend of mine, so there is no better time to give it a try. I'm old school, still using tube glue and brush paint. So, fitting my skills, I'm dusting off a golden oldie. Like Fellow Hobbyist above, I'll be doing a (ex-Hawk) Testors' 1/72nd F4U-1D, straight out of the box. Mind you, I will use some equally old decals, a RNZAF set I found from an MPC kit. To the wayback machine, Mr.Peabody! all best John
  18. CorsairMan, That, my good man, is an absolutely shining example of a Tojo; literally! Great work with the Alclad, and the painted markings. all best John
  19. Thanks for the offer, but one of the things I need is exact decal placement instructions. I have another Fujimi F-16, the parts are the same, but the decals aren't. That was very kind of you to offer. Merci. all best John
  20. Gents, Would anybody have a Fujimi 1/72nd F-16N Topgun? (#24006) I'm missing my instructions and specifically need a scan or copy of the decal placements. Many thanks! all best John
  21. Gents, Would anybody have a Fujimi 1/72nd F-16N Topgun? (#24006) I'm missing my instructions and specifically need a scan or copy of the decal placements. Many thanks! all best John
  22. Hi Reagan,

    Just sent you a message!

    Many thanks

    John

  23. Gents, Would anybody have a front windscreen for Monogram (and Revell's) old 48th scale AV-8B, kit 5448? I'd repay in kind and cover costs! Many thanks, John
  24. Gents, Would anybody have a front windscreen for Monogram (and Revell's) old 48th scale AV-8B, kit 5448? I'd repay in kind and cover costs! Many thanks, John
  25. Gents, Anybody have a spare canopy from the old Revell Lancaster kit (#4340) or the same for the old Revell Germany Dambuster Lancaster (#4630). Am in Canada, will pay expenses and trade by way of thanks! all best John
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