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Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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About Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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  • Birthday 01/16/1971

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  1. I know what you mean, mojo is a HUGE part of massive projects like this. This year I finally finished a project that I started over 5 years ago, which I kept shelving due to lack of mojo, being overwhelmed with the enormity of the challenges I was facing. It's like surfers (I think), waiting out there for a decent wave to come in to ride.
  2. LOVE the idea of the AF Tomcat, I remember the photo of the mockup they did! Wonder what the Century-fighter number might have been (i.e. F-4 Phantom was almost the F-110 in AF service). As far as the WW2 blue scheme on the Tomcat, here's one: http://www.arcair.com/Gal6/5301-5400/gal5303-F-14-Desautels/00.shtm
  3. Absolutely the Empire's finest. Have to go all the way to ILM to find one better.
  4. Kindest thanks my friend, very much! I'm still wondering if I should go back and scratchbuild a half-eaten box of doughnuts for the front seat 😄
  5. I know, I faced the same realization when I did my complete JR line. Discovered after an extreme rebuild of an "E" that there was a harder to find resin nose conversion, which I got too late. Windscreen had to be redone too since the IRST seeker would be non-existent. Best of luck on your JR lineage; mine took me a decade of intense research and building, 30 planes strong....
  6. Didn't know MS/SS had done a more modern issue of those old decals...the only ones I could find not long ago would just crumble to pieces when you tried to use them. As far as the flames, both times I've tried the scheme I ended up masking/painting the flames. For whatever limitations that has, it ended up seeming better than trying to work those decals. Nice work Paul!
  7. Negative. Only the F8U-2/F-8C. They had them originally under the name F8U-2, with the original Vought seats. By the time they were retired after the Cuban Missile Crisis (which they participated in), they had been renamed F-8C and had been fitted with the Martin Baker seats. Crew member I spoke with said fitting the new seats was a tough job, like fitting a square peg to a round hole (his words).
  8. Correct, 209 was one of very few lacking the eye...so Superscale and then Printscale actually got that one aspect correct. Credit where it's due 😁 I'll look for the photos of her I've got....
  9. Hey folks, Sorry I'm late to this party. I did a lot of research on the complete Jolly Rogers line 'way back. First, the link to the PS decals looks like a copy of the old Superscale release, with all its inherent inaccuracies. 'Nuff said. Regarding the flames. I soon found that there didn't seem to be a complete identical standard to the flames, but variances between airframes, just like the AVG P-40 sharkmouths. Finally, yes, there was a fine spray line between the red and the yellow, very fine. See the attached images from the USS Independence 1962 cruise
  10. Long out-of-production Wolfpak singles, plus one by Blackbird, complete with text writeups and all instructions. Also great MiG-3 aftermarket lot, and Penguin antiship missiles. Rock bottom shipping worldwide. B-58: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133700783454?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 F-105D: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133700783940?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 A-7D: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133700784188?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 C-130: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133700786765?ssPa
  11. Go here (link below); these guys are the ARC of automotive. These are the kind of guys who carry a camera every time they go to a junkyard. Register there and I'd say post the question under the subforum labeled "General Automotive Talk (Trucks and Cars)" http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/
  12. Hey there Dutch, nope, I almost never do figures. Only real exception is my X-wing diorama, and my USS Arizona which I take to display when I give presentations; I decided after a few years that having a "ghost ship" underway on the high seas just wasn't right, so I put tiny crew all over her. Really made a difference. My current project will need a figure though, a Red Green Show project of the hippy bush pilot "Buzz Sherwood". Started a diorama of his trashed float plane, and I'll need him on the dock 😁
  13. Thanks guys! All the more appreciated considering the amazing stuff I've seen y'all turn out 😎
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