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VADM Fangschleister

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  1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-A6-EL-Panel-Electroluminescent-Light-Neon-Sheet-Tape-Cuttable-Actuator That link won't work, so it seems but if you copy and past in the eBay search window, you should be able to find it. The trimmable sheets work It'll take some thinking and patience. This is from a stalled project where the buyer backed out. I tried fluorescent paint with a UV LED behind it, didn't care for it. I ultimately decided on electroluminescent sheets that are cuttable/trimmable. They are powered by a 9VDC battery but with an AC inverter.
  2. Glad you're still in there kickin'. I am not at the buying stage yet but curious if your 1/32 F-100 intake will fit on the all-new F-100F from Trumpeter. I'm assuming (uh-oh) that the engineering of theirs is identical to the "D"; Flat on the bottom. I'm still awaiting reviews and comparison sprue shots from some enterprising individual.
  3. I love this thread. I noted Randy's interior and marveled at it. Naturally, this model cries out for "diorama", either landing on the asteroid with The Companion and Zephram Cochran or on Eden with Sevrin. Maybe on the hostile planet where they crashed investigating Murasaki 312.... or even a giant wall presentation with the planet killer and Matt Decker flying into it. My mechanical engineering side cries out for figuring out how to flip a switch and get the doors to operate, knowing full well that grips on the set opened and closed them, sometimes with difficulty.
  4. Remember, the Tardis is bigger inside than it is outside. I will watch to see how you master this modeling feat. Shouldn't be a problem...🤨
  5. Pondering that...maybe possible to have removable outside skin sections that are held in place with jewelers screws or pin-slides. Done in such a way as to not remove such a large section that causes structural weakness but where you can remove a section and with some modest LED lighting, display the interior. If it were me, I'd make the exterior panel cuts along existing panel lines and make sure they fit very snug so as to not have glaring gaps at the lines. Another option might be hinged panels which wouldn't look exactly scale and might arouse some rivet-counter to critique
  6. https://trucolorpaint.com/ https://trucolorpaint.com/
  7. Oddly, there are no photos of the aft fuselage that I could find. Also: Editing feature is pure garbage. https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/09/trumpeters-four-new-kits-of-october-in.html#more
  8. http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/august/new-releases/detail_ch_tf-102a.htm Not sure if they're still around. If not...I have no idea. HTH
  9. Was surfing eBay for aftermarket for the kit and found two of the kits with shared Hasegawa/Monogram logo boxtops. But the weird part was the kits were up for sale at over $350 for one and $633 for the other, both in Japan. Plenty of "legacy" kits for much much less available in the $75 range. I guess in Japan, that kit might be worth that kind of money but jeez.
  10. The F-4 uses collars to safe the gear and I had it posed as either ready-to-launch or just returning. The EOR crew would've put the safety pins in the MAU-12's before it taxied back to the ramp. So no arrestor hook pins (I believe it's a bracket with a braided steel cable) and the AN/ALE-40's (Chaff/Flare) would normally be pinned but I opted to just leave them uninstalled. That is, the dispensers are not on the pylons. The seats are "safed" with some of the RBF streamers showing but the collars for the canopies are not installed. Since the parachute pack door is closed, it would have to
  11. Will be an awesome end-product, Benner. I did one way back in 1985. There was no aftermarket for it and George AFB was still open, using the Euro 1 camo scheme. I spent quite a number of hours detailing each seat, adding swaybraces, safety pins, etc. Painted with MM FS colors and the radome was then new Tamiya semi-gloss blacks. Much use was also made of then Metalizer® paints for the titanium burner areas and their awesome "smoke" for making the typical soot all over the same area. Mirrors, compass cards, I think I added a landing gear handle. It's a great kit and went tog
  12. The actual "real" shuttlecraft used in the series was an adventure in "The interior being larger than the exterior" as was common for many shows of the era. The original prop, now fully restored, was also very devoid of any actual detail. The interior was uber-simplistic and consisted of two "navigation" globes/scanners, six or eight swiveling chairs and a rudimentary control panel that had very little visual interest. With all that said, I'm pretty sure that the kit will have aftermarket options later from whomever. For the size, it's not out of line with what you get for the
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