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  1. NICE!
  2. Thanks for the review Dutch. Kind of what I was afraid of. Unfortunately I can't cancel and believe it's enroute. Ordered from JoyDecals as well. I figured if it was bad, I'd paint the tail and cheat line brown and use the logos and tail emblem like you are going to do. Oh well, probably the only way to get a UPS stretch 8 freighter.
  3. I ordered their sheet for the United Parcel Service livery for the DC-8-73F. Just trying to see what others thought and if there is anything I should be aware of.
  4. Still looking. Anyone? Will pay postage.
  5. Got you covered. PM me with your snail mail address and I'll get them out to you. Don
  6. Dutch. Not sure what the Welsh gear looks like but you know the old saying about "beggars and choosers". Anything is better than broken strut and missing wheels. Would have preferred the original Minicraft though.... don
  7. As title states, looking for landing gear and wheels from the 1/144 Minicraft DC-8. I'm in the US.
  8. Saw this over on BM. What an amazing build. Totally nailed the look of an FRS1 SHAR!
  9. Floyd. PM sent ref the 1/48 HH-60 Skis.
  10. Hi Markus, Rivet Amber was initially natural metal (aluminum) until just before she was lost in June of 1969. At the time of her loss, she was painted entirely in corrugard with the fiberglass panel covering the radar in a light grey as well as the center part of the engines. The intake lips were polished aluminum. One other thing to keep in mind, Amber did not have any walkway lines on top of her wings or on the left side of the tail at the time of her loss. Here is a link to my in progress build. Let me know if you have any questions about this plane. Don
  11. Thanks for the update sir. Looking forward to these. Saves me from having to try and scratch build. Love the decal sheet as well. Especially all the Pedro stashes.
  12. Hi Drifterdon,


    I am about  to embark on a 1/144 scale conversion of the Minicraft KC-135R into an RAF EC-135W Rivet Joint using the Welsh Models CV23 set.  I was wondering if you had made any further progress with your RJ conversion since your last post on your conversion at all?


    Best regards


    1. Drifterdon


      Unfortunately my model building has come to an abrupt halt as I recover from total knee replacement surgery.   I'm itching to get back to the bench but the new knee says otherwise.  Let me know if you have any questions I may be able to help you with.  On a side note, I wasn't overly impressed with the resin in the Welsh Models conversion set.   I ended up modifying the nose and side fairing to more closely represent what the RJ's look like.



  13. Any updates on these snow shoes/skis? I picked up the new set of HH-60 decals from Werner and they are awesome. I'd like to build the AK NG bird so I'm also in need the snow gear.