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  1. Drifterdon

    CD72070 - 1/72 C-135 Family General Markings

    Hi Kursad, I know you're busier than a "one-legged man in a butt kicking contest" but have you any updates on this sheet? Possible release date? I'm looking to finish my Rivet Amber build by the 50 year anniversary in 2019 and a set of these markings would be just the ticket. Don
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    LTTF 1/144 Roden C-5B Galaxy

    Still looking....
  3. Drifterdon

    Monino 2018

    Stunning photos! Thank you so much for taking the time to post them. I could spend a week going through all these great examples of Russian aviation.
  4. Drifterdon

    DC-130A VX-30...1/48

    Whitey, Somewhere back in the day I inherited some Firebee drones and pylons from a DC-130 kit. I don't know what scale they are. If you can provide dimensions in 1/48, I can check these and if these are in 1/48 the pylons and drones are yours. Don So I just dug out of the parts box three complete drones and all four pylons. I still have no idea what scale these are. The inner pylons measure 1 5/8 " front to back where they attach to the wing and a drop measurement of 1 1/8" from bottom of wing to drone attachment point. The outer pylon is 1 3/8" at wing attachment and a drop of 7/8". Drones look to be 3 3/4 inches in length with a wingspan of around 2 1/2". So Wiki is showing the BQ-34A as having an overall length of 21' 11". Scaling this back to the length of the kit parts looks like what I have are 1/72 drones from the Italeri 1/72 DC-130 kit.
  5. Thanks, that was my next question. Some silver paints look so nice when you lay them down but as soon as you overspray to seal it in, the original luster or sheen is lost.
  6. Drifterdon

    Adding an astrodome to a 1/72 C-131B - Question

    Nice! Keep up the fight Derek. You're getting there!
  7. Looking good Dutch. What paint did you use for the silver? It went down really nice.
  8. Looking good so far Dutch. I can't wait to see how she turns out.
  9. Drifterdon

    Adding an astrodome to a 1/72 C-131B - Question

    My hat is off to you Derek! You've certainly done some master modeling on this kit to get it where it stands. I have the Mach 2 C-123 and it will never be built it's just that crappy of a kit. Can't wait to see your 131 when it's completed.
  10. Drifterdon

    Adding an astrodome to a 1/72 C-131B - Question

    Coming along great Derek. You're certainly beating that Mach 2 Kit into submission. They are almost as bad as building a vac kit. Also love the SAC Mitchell in the background. TB-25 or VB-25? Don
  11. Drifterdon

    Minicraft B-52D

    Hey Kursad, If and when you get around to a tall tail BUFF, any chance of doing B-52F 57-0149? Brig Gen Jimmy Stewart flew an actual bombing mission out of Anderson AFB with the crew during the war. I guess they had an in-flight emergency coming in for landing back at Guam. Would make for an interesting piece to go with the B-47 and B-36 you are hopefully going to do based on Mr Stewart's "Strategic Air Command" movie. http://www.historynet.com/mr-stewart-goes-to-vietnam.htm https://www.markstyling.com/B-52/B52.cu.13.jpg
  12. Drifterdon

    Adding an astrodome to a 1/72 C-131B - Question

    He was referring to the area under the clear dome. "I'm talking about the area that would be visible from under the glass dome of the astrodome." The only plane that I've ever seen an anti glare panel around the upper dome was on the RC-135S Rivet Ball (The Mother of all Balls). That was a manual tracking station used for the cameras based on I believe an old B-50 gunsight.
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    Adding an astrodome to a 1/72 C-131B - Question

    Derek, not sure if you got your answer and I don't have the definitive one but a semi-uneducated guess would be flat black in these old birds for doing solar shots during the day. At least that's what I'd paint mine. Would love to see more pics. Don
  14. Drifterdon

    USAF Air Training Command

    Great news on both of these Kursad. Keep up the awesome work . 😎