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Skyraider Maniac

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  1. Kursad, I see I'm a couple of months late on this topic, have you finalized the sheet yet? I have a request for a 73rd Avn Co option circa 1967 if not. I have a couple pics for reference if you're interested. Respectfully, Justin
  2. 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... )
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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.
  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
  13. On the subject of not following MPM's directions to the letter... There's a lot of little nuances with their directions... like, they were in a rush and didn't bother to proof read or something before heading off to the printer. The landing gear numbering is backasswards. I didn't bother to dry fit the landing gear (my bad), and just put it together per the directions... well, I went to install the gear aaaaaand..... it was backwards - which was confusing as heck as I literally applied the numbered parts as identified in the directions. Applied glue to loosen and swapped out the pa
  14. Well, after another hiatus, I'm finally working on another model again. Kids have finally learned to stop destroying kits, and now are wanting to build themselves, so i feel safe to begin again (4 out of my last 5 kits have met an untimely demise... either mid-build or shortly after the post build). For a test run, I built the 1/144 C-17, and receieved quite a bit if help from my 7 and 5 year olds who were happy to assist! So once complete, and armed with a new air compressor (I went with a 4 gallon hitachi for those who rememeber my last topic concerning compressors - I dig it so far), I deci
  15. Thanks for the information fellas! This helps! Much obliged.
  16. Right now I'm just looking to use my airbrush with it. I have this huge assortment of paint, so I'd rather not fork out anything else for spray cans; I have air tools, but I don't need to use them for the time being, I'm more just interested in finding a more affordable way of getting back into airbrushing. And I can't remember what pressures I used normally a while back; its probably been close to 6 years since I airbrushed last.
  17. Hey folks, been away from the modeling bench for a spell, but getting back to it, and looking at some compressors as the harbor freight one I had bit the dust many moons ago. Currently, I'm eyeballing the Iwata Ninja jet, but I hear it only puts out up to 15psi. Now it's been a minute since I've airbrushed, and cannot recall which settings I used the most at which ranges (yeah, its been that long...); so what PSI range do most of ya'll airbrush at? and will the ninja cut it? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks! Justin
  18. Hi everyone! I have a few kits to sell - 5 for now, but I'll probably be adding more once I've come to terms... I'm in need of downsizing as I'll be moving soon thanks to work (less styrene, more 1/1 scale...), so I'm not particularly looking for any trades (though, I might reconsider for a 1/32 spad.... I'm a sucker for them as the name implies). Prices do not include shipping (from 70301), but if you buy more than one that can certainly change. I prefer Paypal, but money orders are acceptable as well. Any questions, feel free to ask. All kits are 1/48. I can be contacted either o
  19. Great work! Looking forward to seeing more.
  20. Thanks! While I do agree, I think the color pattern works well the the P-51; reminiscent of the P-51As and Bs, with a splash of yellow for funzies! I do have a Do 335 and Me 262 I intend to paint up as planes tested by Watson's Whizzers. :thumbsup:/>
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