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    Summer Buddy-Build Revell 747-400

    Gils wife was able to get all his models home after cleaning out all his stuff in his class room. He had his part of the buddy build on display for his students, so we never got a shot of our 74's together before he passed. Finally, here they are... Tracy
  2. In the late 90's we lost one of our S-3 Vikings south of Cyprus. During the efforts to find it, we found a British Beaufighter lying in perfect condition just a quarter mile south from our lost Viking. Because of my rep as an aviation historian and modeler, they got me out of bed at 2am to view the video from the ROV because no one knew what kind of aircraft it was. ;-) Tracy
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    Think I've found me a new flight sim

    A few screenies of what we've been up to. some formation flying Some in flight refueling... And Carrier Ops... V
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    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    1/32 S-3 Viking
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    Think I've found me a new flight sim

    I’ve been with the Black Sheep since 1999. I taught them CV NATOPS in 2000 in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 Pacific Theater. Later we took our carrier operations to IL-2 Pacific Fighters. Now, we are putting it to good work with the Hornet in DCS. I’m a retired S-3 Viking Weapon Systems Operator, currently an airline Captain. We have 7 other pilots in the squadron with a Hornet driver on the roster with 2 other Hornet drivers that just fly with us. The Carrier that comes with the Hornet (Stennis) is an upgrade to the Vinson in DCS World, but NOTHING compared to the super detailed aircraft carrier modules to come on the near horizon, and Heat Bur’s F-14 Tomcat. Tracy. Aka BSS_Vidar BSS214.com
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    1/350 AMT Klingon Bird of Prey Review/Preview

    This kit has always been considered 1/350 scale. This re-release has had some additions and enhancements made. Also, keep in mind, this “shape” has been in several Trek series and movies representing three classes of ships. Virtually identical proportions, but in different sizes making different classes of ships. Depending on which class you want to model, the scale would change accordingly. Tracy
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    Russian jet pilot coming from Reedoak

    SU-27 drivers wear the same gear? Tracy
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    To clarify the “launch bar” discussion, the last thing the pilot does after the jet goes into tension is raise the launch bar. After that it’s the wipe out and the salute before the Shooter releases the jet. It’s not an automatic function. Tension holds the launch bar down in the teeth of the shuttle and immediately starts to transition upward after coming out of the shuttle. If this isn’t done, the gear will not fold and stow properly. It wouldn’t surprise me if there is a limiting function that would inhibit the gear from being retracted if the launch bar is still selected in the “extend” position. Tracy
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Hey! I’m still missing a forward mount! ;^ ) Tracy
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    1/32 scale F/A-18E cockpit set

    Anybody make one for the Trumpy kit? All I've seen is "SuperBug" and they've seemed to have gone "the way of the Doo-Doo". Tracy
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    Some Modern Fighter Pencil Work

    Beautiful works. Tracy
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    Lockheed S-3B Viking - Hasegawa

    Nice WarHoover! I did two 5-year tours with VS-22 as a SENSO with a 3 year tour as an instructor with VS-27 in between. note my log in name. ;-) Glad to see a Checkmate in the forums. FYI... when a Buddy Store goes on, the green nav lite and red anti-smash lenses come off and are replaced with blue. This helps the air wing find the tanker at night. plus, nice color choice with the TACCO and SENSO canopies. They are actually clear, but are lined with a paper film on the interior service in Light Gull grey... few modelers get that right. Tracy
  13. To give your ET some texture, I came up with this idea for Thermal Protective coatings for General Purpose Mk 80 series bombs. My best friend took my suggestion and used it on his 1/72 scale ET. He won at Nats in 2016! A few layers of paint softens the stone paint creating a nice foam texture. Tracy
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    S-3 Viking 1/48

    No, Mine didn't have instructions either, but it's pretty straight forward on what needs to be cut out. Tracy
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    S-3 Viking 1/48

    I have the Black Dog Super set. I'm VERY happy with the detail. Tracy