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Jim S

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  1. I am intrigued by the possibilities 3D printing brings to our hobby. The draw (pardon the pun) to me would be for improving kit parts, possibly in place of resin parts, or possibly conversions that could be adapted to kits. I recently started following an Instagram member who is cranking out nicely detailed 1/72 aircraft. He claims to be using Autodesk Fusion 360 to design his projects.The only thing I find disappointing is all of the time creating and printing to produce a model with a vacuform canopy.
  2. Yes I understand. You have to draw the line somewhere. Safe travels!
  3. Think Testors also makes a decal bonding spray but your best bet is to locate some aftermarket decals. I believe the Grand Phoenix kit had Eagle Strike decals but I’m not sure....I would offer my kit decals but because the kit is the same age as yours, the decals are probably in a similar state. I know Print Scale has a 1/48 Firefly I sheet (48-058) but can’t vouch for the quality. Found these also but can’t vouch for quality. 1001 modelkits link
  4. Sorry the hear of you continue struggles. Microscale makes a decal “Saver”, basically airbrush it over the old decal sheet. Microscale MI-12 I used to use this on laser printed decals. Hope this helps, Jim S
  5. Hello, For what it's worth you might be able to open the canopy to lessen the step like this photo- Agapemodels build Barracuda Studios offers a vacuform canopy (and other accessories) for the Firefly- Barracudacals search Need to fill the search box for Firefly... Hope this helps. Jim S
  6. Hello, The models are imaginative and distinctive, the profiles are eye catching and plausible. Really like the JASDF Crusader, USMC Hunter (weakness for gloss sea blue I guess) and the Mudhens. Thank you for taking the time to share. Jim S
  7. Bump from a satisfied customer. Deal with confidence. 👍 Thank you Gary!
  8. Simply stated... Thank you very much Sir!
  9. The canvas alone is awesome. The lightning takes it over the top.Hope you enjoy your project for years to come!
  10. Article with independent images-The/Drive Doesn't make much sense to integrate the IRST with a jettison-able fuel tank but on a plane that costs $18,000 an hour to fly maybe I'm just being a cheap old bastard.
  11. The mineral Zinc helps keep the immune system strong.
  12. Email sent regarding the 1/72 scale Nates and the 1/32 scale Raiden/Jack.
  13. Hello, Purchased the new AEW Skyraider mail order from Hannants, prop was broken and the missing blade wasn’t in the bag. Sent an email to Sword with a pic, fast response to the email, had a replacement propeller within 12-13 days of my email. Czech Republic to California. Awesome. I like the snail mail thank you card idea too. Jim S
  14. Email sent regarding the P-40N and Corsair.
  15. http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index.php?topic=18024.0
  16. Hello, Received and responded to your email. Thank you, Jim S
  17. Hello, Ok thank you. Figured it was the way I copied the address. Thank you for the confirmation. Probably need to try on the laptop.. Have a good one, Jim S
  18. Hello, Received and responded to your email. Thank you, Jim S
  19. Hello, Sent an email last Saturday regarding the C-141. Thanks Jim S
  20. Bump from a satisfied return customer. Mario is Da Man!
  21. For what it's worth I recently purchased a 1/48 vacuform conversion from Dave Lochead at Kiwi Resin. Excellent person to do business with. Here's the link- Kiwi Resin vacuform RF-8 conversion
  22. Anything is possible. Modexes (908) were changed frequently, though maybe less so with a Photographic squadron that had multiple small detachments between different ships. Here's a link to Modex 908 after Detachment 65's cruise on the USS Enterprise in 1964-RF-8 with Kangaroo Zap It is possible the RF-8 from Julien's signature was taken on the wooden decked USS Shangri-La with it's USS Enterprise markings. Your photo could represent the same aircraft after being repainted for Detachment 38 on the Shangri-La, hence the CV-38 Island in the background. Guess the other photo I linked was
  23. Here's a link to a better image of the shark mouth RF-8 showing the tail markings and referencing a Bu.No. http://www.vfp62.com/bulletin_board_archive_2.html There are follow up comments to modeling this aircraft.
  24. That's why the NYPD is issuing a citation. LOL Moose, Thank you for sharing these pics of that beautiful beast. A few years ago we were lucky enough to receive a C-133 over at Travis AFB. It was the same shade of well weathered aluminum. Rumor was they had so little fuel left when they landed they taxied in on two engines!
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