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VADM Fangschleister

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  1. I should have some more up-close photos soon. Fighting a nasty headcold and motivation comes and goes.
  2. You've made a beautiful display piece. A very challenging and rewarding result. I love the look of that old bird. Still a few of them around but you did it justice, to be sure.
  3. Absolutely stunning and masterful work! You should be very proud.
  4. I've been trying for years to get my hands on this kit. Sometimes the eBay auctions go to silly numbers and as rare as this kit is, it's not worth $150 to me. But that was just one auction. I managed to score one this past weekend and the USPS was quick to deliver and I was quick to fondle plastic, as it were. With the access door on the wrong side, and the raised rivet detail, may have contributed to the kit's demise in the 60's. It is possible that it's the first 1/48-ish scale business jet to be kitted, aside from MPC's 1/48 Learjet 23, a decent kit in its own right. But b
  5. I was eight when Neil and Buzz walked on the moon with Michael orbiting above. The nation, the WORLD was all a twitter about it. As the years went by, Apollo 13 happened and America went about its business. By Apollo 17, nobody was interested; Barely a blip on the media's radar and that made me angry. I was a seasoned young man of eleven then and devoured the National Geographic issues that still covered the Apollo program. The Lunar Rover was fascinating and the Moon geology was as well. Those were some heady days for a kid fascinated with everything aeronautical and space m
  6. Well, don't that just suck the fun out of my ice cream. Much as I admire the stringent engineering of this kit, my affinity for the machine harkens back to reading the book "MiG Pilot" and becoming fascinated with it. In 1976 it was a brand new airplane and The West was ignorant of its wild and woolly ways. I always thought a diorama of the plane, complete with tarp over the cockpit and the muddy ruts off the end of the runway would be pretty cool. Guess I'll never get the main subject plastic unless KH does one.
  7. I'm hip to that groove madmanrick. Thanks.
  8. So....being as I'm getting quite the education on all things MiG-25 here.... And perhaps this has been asked before.... And I'm sorry to seem like such an idjit......but...... What's the hope of getting an early MiG-25, specifically Belenko's bird that he landed in Japan? Can this kit be modded (I have my doubts) to a "P"? Orrrrrrr.....is there something I'm not aware of whereby ICM will be kitting that jet someday? (Echo effect, reverb on the "someday")
  9. Hi Bill, Sounds interesting. I can agree with no removable sections for simplicity's sake. Was just down to the walmart and they have in the TV section some (relatively) inexpensive and small DVD players. Not sure if they will play USB-stored stuff or not...didn't look that closely. However, the small screen is close to ideal and....and....do a search on eBay with the size screen you need and maybe there's one out there that's close. Even still, you could play shots on it that are "cropped" through a computer program to be the right size if the actual screen is too
  10. Hey Bill, Just spit-balling here. Hope I'm not intruding on the creative process. I'm thinking lots of sheet styrene (obviously) but....given the construction of the actual set back in the time of shooting, maybe a miter setup to make sure the angles of all the panels are correct. Fiber-optics are your friend and cheaply available on eBay. Just like the actual set, you can make each section "wild", which means you can slide it in/out as needed. Wondering if there's going to be a working viewscreen in the front. DVD's of alien ships passing
  11. Actually there, "Troje", these pics are from 2013. They have been in my laptop at least that long and I was going through all my files for something else and found them. The model remains in my stash and I thank you muchly for the link. Yeah, seems the nose/cockpit is "Anigrand-esque" and not quite right. Darn it. The VC-10 is a sharp bird though and I remember flying on one to Libya in 1968. Airfix had a kit of that very plane and I must've built it five times as a kid. I found one for FlightSim also and flew it around some, seeing how accurate the performance a
  12. Was able to get a scale shot of it outdoors against a star background. Came out awesome! (Looks just like it did in "Balance Of Terror")
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