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  1. I remember when you started this build thread. I looked at your pictures and said to myself "Man, that guy has it going on!" Your knowledge of the real plane and your skills as a modeler have really shined in this build. Thanks for the ride! C2j
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    Iron Division Resin Products

    Hey! Hey! Don't everybody answer at once. C2j
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    P-38 Lightning

    In my opinion, your picture on the right shows the "best" parked posture. Yes, loaded or empty has some effect on the stance of the parked plane, but the P-38 seems to be pretty close to a balance on the main gear. If you look at the picture on the right, the main wheels are the fulcrum point. You are not going to be able to add much weight aft of the wheels. Fuel, external ordnance and the pilot are very nearly centered over the wheel. about the only "weight" forward of the main wheel is ammunition for the guns and/or cameras. I think the photo on the left shows a P-38 that has been pushed back into a parking space by a tug. When the tug stopped, momentul caused the aircraft to "rock" back on the main wheels, extending the nose landing gear strut. Inflation pressure of the strut can also effect the "stance". C2j
  4. Any body know about this company? Are they gone - gone? If not anybody have contact? (e-mail, website, facebook) Thanks, C2j
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    Max Holste Broussard 1/72 Scratch Built Masters & Models

    Stephen, Really nice Bush Ranger! I have really enjoyed following this thread from the beginning. It has been a great tutorial AND the end results are really nice. Thanks for sharing. C2j
  6. Has anybody done a conversion to this kit with parts from Black Dog, Gaso.Line or Tank Workshop? I am interested in purchasing your left over truck bed parts (bed, sides, front and tailgate). If you have these parts, please contact me at: twoj3s at yahoo dot com Thanks, C2j
  7. I'd be surprised if they didn't copy Tamiya. Sooo... I'm working to build a GMC G-506 4X4 like this: I ordered the "short wheelbase" conversion for the 2/12 to 6X6 which gives me the correct 9 foot bed. I also ordered the winch for the front bumper. The parts are well molded with some flash clean-up as expected. I still have some work to do as I still need to shorten the new resin shortened frame to get down to the right length. It won't be perfect, but it will be good enough for my purposes. This is what the conversion kit gets me: I essentially need to cut out the section between the cab and the bed and invert the rear springs for a single axle. Shouldn't be too hard. C2j
  8. HA! Seems that they were going to ship you all the materials necessary to make molds and cast it yourself! I was really happy with the service and the shipping. The one discrepancy I possibly see with the GMC steel cab (by whomever produced it) is they all appear to have no rear window. In all the pictures (I can see) there is a rear window. Not the end of the world. C2j
  9. Yeah, I just stumbled across Tank Workshop. Sorry to hear he's packed it in. A CCKW steele cab conversion is available from Gaso.Line http://www.gaso-line.eu/gaso-line.htm #GAS48069. I ordered several parts through their dealer Quarter Kit. Shipped in about 36 hours and arrived in about 6 days from Paris. Shipping was inexpensive too. C2j
  10. Well, it's only been a year since you posted... YES, you can interchange the cabs of the Tamyia trucks. I think the soft top cargo truck comes with the metal chassis that gives the model nice weight. The fuel truck comes with a plastic frame (I think Tamyia wanted to save money), but all running gear and such fits both frames. There have been at least two resin WC57 kits issued, but they are hard to find. There is a readily available die-cast 1/43 scale WC57 available on e-bay. WOW! From the picture you're going to have to do a LOT of figures in khaki! I'd suggest looking on Shapeways under 1/48 USN and find officers. C2j
  11. Try http://air-graphics.co.uk/index.html Click: Conversion Sets > Page 2 C2j
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    Sicario 2 Blackhawks

    The registration is not valid in FAA database. First digit cannot be a 0. There are civilian versions (Sikorsky S-70) and there have been some surplus sales of UH-60A models since 2014. C2j
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    1/32 Kiowa.

    Isn't this really the old IMC kit? C2j
  14. Diego, Before I exceeded my "Google search for someone else" time, all I could find were gun pods for twin M2 .50 cal. Search DGP-1 gun pod and there are several drawings. C2j
  15. Yes, a Stinson Reliant cowling/engine would be a possibility. You may also want to look at Engines & Things http://www.planet.eon.net/~engthg/ and see if thye offer anything that might help. C2j