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Skyraider Maniac

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About Skyraider Maniac

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    "Here's to the guys and girls that like to fly..."
  • Birthday 03/18/1984

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    The South, USA
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    Modelling, Hunting, fishing, running, playin' bagpipes, etc..etc..

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  1. I know I've been rather quiet since my last post - the 177 is still sitting, masked, and ready for paint. This 1:1 scale project has had me busy since then.... As you can see, it's finally getting back together. as soon as I can get this wrapped up, I'll be right back to the 177! (Which I'll definitely be ready for after this... )
  2. Tom (tomthegrom) from New Zealand is an awesome trader! Great transaction, and I got my stuff quicker from him than other things I've bought from Great Britain (no kidding, last time I ordered some Land Rover related coffee cups and a t-shirt - it took almost a month; most of that time it was in customs!!!). Tom is a great guy, and someone with whom you can deal confidently! Thanks again Tom!
  3. The pics for both your Wisconsin and Pennsylvania 102s appear whenever I click on their threads; it's got to be some sort of setting in the web browser; or maybe you just need to clear your cache? Seems like some folks see them, while others don't. I'm no computer whiz, but I suspect the individual browser settings as opposed to the picture link in the thread to be the culprit. Hope you get it figured out! Justin
  4. Ron, They've been there every time I've clicked on your thread. Does the pic I shared of your thread in my previous post appear for you? It must be some sort of browser setting; maybe try clearing the cache for starters? It's just weird cause I can see them no problem (and they look great by the way, good work!). Justin
  5. working on my end - browser settings maybe?
  6. Ron, Every time I look at the thread, the pics are there. Justin
  7. haha, yep. May take a trip back to hobby lobby at those rates.
  8. Geeze, could've sworn that was $29 at hobby lobby when I was in there the other day... That's ridiculous.
  9. So quick update: I got a lot of the major sections finished, right now I'm just performing the tedious task of masking to get ready to apply RLM 02 in the interior sections. So here's what I've gotten so far: Tail MG151 position: Pretty simple; I like how it turned out. The resin cannon is a nice touch. Left wing assembly: The wheel bay alignment proved troublesome on this side; but I think it had more to do with the aftermarket spar assembly than the kit itself. Left wing is also now attached to the left fuselage half: Lots of wood glue used for the spar; I'd say it dried nicely. Left side landing gear: I was ready for the shenanigans this time, as I suspected, the instructions were at fault: you see, parts number J26 and J12 are mislabeled in the directions: Those physical parts are sitting next to their paper numbers, note the difference.... knew it wasn't me, haha the gear and their "correct" lay out: and final product: much better than last time! installation in the bays went a little easier this time as well, now that I knew what to expect. Gear alignment looks a lot better this time around too: And now she's capable of standing on her own; can't wait to get the interior painted so I can glue the halves together! Anyway, that's it for now. Hopefully interior can get painted this weekend!
  10. Glad ya'll are ok; I'm down in south alabama and besides a lot of wind and rain, we didn't see much else. We had a small tornado touch down near my house over the summer; some houses in my neighborhood are still getting repairs from it. Hope the recovery process is a speedy one for you. Justin
  11. Very nice! Honestly, not what I expected when I saw the headline "RM Chopper" (Monogram/revell's ol' UH-1 came to mind, haha), but that is a darn good looking bike! I really like the rust effect, and the wheel details. The wheels really stand out to me. Excellent work!
  12. Thanks! And so true. I think it was a great pity the americans, brits and french scrapped the remaining ones after the war - would've been cool to see one up close. Heck, I didn't know they existed till I saw the kit for sale on the forums about 8 or 9 years ago, back when I bought it. Made me do some research, cause even though I've read a bunch of luftwaffe books, never saw this plane referenced till I went looking for it. Thanks! and it is pretty beefy. I like the look of the plane in general - I think its one of their better looking bombers (if only the engines worked as good as it looked, haha). I always worked on my kits after they went to bed, and put them (where I thought) they were out of sight, out of mind; but then I'd come home and find them trashed 😕. Lost my B-58, A-6E, He 219, Do 335, Mosquito, and my captured P-51D all the same. I still have the A-6E as I think it's salvageable, but boy I haven't worked up the courage to go back to it yet... saddens me every time I look at it 😞. That being said, I totally understand where they're coming from... models are really cool! I'm totally glad though they're willing and able to help now, instead of accidentally destroying them from wanting to play with them, lol. Heck, they almost fight over getting their opportunity to help daddy - I have to remind them I have more models from where these came from, and take turns. Makes me happy 🙂 The hobby is certainly still alive in this house!
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