Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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About Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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    HonoUrary Hoser & Resident USS Arizona Guru
  • Birthday 01/16/1971

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  1. Totally agree with Tamiya. There IS no other real option. In the middle of one myself :)
  2. Great help Jari, thanks! The front face of them, is that bare metal, like maybe anodized metal? Or would it be white? And, is there ANY reason to suspect maybe the F-100's might have operated with the fairings off? (probably not, but here's to hoping!)
  3. Yeah, I'm dreading the drilling option.... But, here's where I"m coming from. This will be for F-100F Wild Weasel pioneer, the ever-popular 1226 in which the first true Weasel kill was made. I really, really do NOT want to build the pods with the aerodynamic fairings on the front and back, in which case they hardly look like deadly weapons...look like boring tanks or baggage pods or something at a glance. But I'm assuming that if I do them uncovered, then they are either in the process of being loaded, or have already been fired off. So I'm thinking if I could do the aircraft as it may have appeared after its historic kill....
  4. Anyone have any photos showing LAU-3 rocket pods or similar, after being fired off? Wondering to what extent the scorching etc on the fixed pod typically looks like.
  5. Well, then, maybe instead of instructions for the paper users, they should post instructions for the construction/architectural teams in building better clogless drains...?
  6. :)
  7. Man, I once banged my head REALLY bad on the nosegear door of a 737 when I was chocking the wheels at night. Hurt so bad I literally saw stars (true!). Had blood-matted hair after the flight was done being turned around, and went for ice.
  8. I use a really old hobby knife, the disposable ones with the #11 blade in the black plastic handle. The sharpest bit of the tip is long gone, and the rest of the blade 'way dulled down. I use it as a putty knife and can apply it precisely where I want/need.
  9. Tracy, amazing to hear that bit of it. Can't imagine what it must have felt like landing and then finding out you had been a live-fire target without knowing!
  10. Everything gone but the Mosquito :)
  11. Hey, neat, I just finished Hampton's book as well....LOVE the look of your Thud!! Gotta say that's one bird that's really growing on me lately, and I think you absolutely nailed it!
  12. I agree, very nice, especially considering the age and limitations of the kit to begin with; just goes to show you can make great work with whatever you've got!
  13. Gets no better than that! That is a gorgeous beastie!!
  14. WOW!! I'm impressed!!! Very stellar work!!!
  15. Wow, quite a story on the Vulcan...always like learning stuff like that. As far as inaccuracies, the one time I got up close to there on the ground I was primarily interested in the MiG-21. It was early 90's by then and Fishbeds were still a bit rare in the USA. I was horrified to see it was painted in silver dope by what must have been a house brush! We modelers know that silver paint and large-bristle marks do not go together. Ever. Was interested further in seeing the tires were Goodyears; okay, tough to find spares here at that time....too bad they didn't actually fit the wheel rims....