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  1. Hi Kursad - Now that Revell has re-popped the Monogram kit, I gotta ask - are these decals close to being put on your release schedule? The only markings included in the kit are the Thunderbirds option so I'd sure be in for this sheet. I picked up this kit at Hobby Lobby yesterday at 40% off as I'm sure a lot of folks here on ARC are doing! Thanks in advance, -Derek
  2. Hi Group - I am looking for some 1/48 F-84F decals. I bought the new Revell re-pop of the Monogram this weekend at Hobby Lobby and I’m not too keen on the Thunderbird decals…. I’d love to find any USAF ANG decals for a NM bird or even a SEA camo bird using the Texas ANG decals from an original Monogram issue of the kit. Please drop me a line if you can help. I have a ton of 1/72 decals to offer in trade or can buy. Thanks! -Derek
  3. Excellent Kursad. Another winner! This will either make me finish my Williams Bros kit or buy the new Valom kit 🙂 -Derek
  4. Fantastic Kursad! Another "must have" sheet!! My (pre) order is in. Thank you! -Derek
  5. Perfect! I was sort of leaning to that color myself... Thank you Cameron. -Derek
  6. Thanks for the replies gents. I too am leaning towards red, perhaps even plain ol' insignia red. After some more searching I found this photo. Looks like the entire emphanage is red. That Artic Red looks pretty good Rick. Ordering from True North paints may be a good excuse to try them out since my go-to Model Master enamels are now dead and gone 😞 I've already made the improvements to the engines, props and tail of the Minicraft/Crown kit: The first primer coat is
  7. Awesome. My pre-order is in Kursad. I'm really looking forward to these decals. -Derek
  8. Hi Gents - All this talk about the best B-29 kit here has made me buy and now start working on a Minicraft B-29 kit to help get my modeling mojo back 🙂 I do want to build a black bellied Korean War era B-29. In my 1/144 decal stash is a Kitsworld sheet with the sadly infamous "Kee Bird" on it. I may do this B-29 as the black belly combined with the high-vis tail and outer wing panels would be pretty striking I think. With that in mind, I have a question about the high-vis tail markings. I'm assuming it's fluorescent red and not international orange (the
  9. Gotta love the crazy Texas weather. It was 0 degrees here this morning and supposed to be 60 degrees by Sunday 🤣
  10. This is good news. Hopefully by then Roden will have released another boxing of the later model B-36 with the jet pods. -Derek
  11. I got one as well yesterday Dutch for some decals I ordered back in September. Just another sad reminder of how bad 2020 is (soon to be was)... -Derek
  12. Thanks for all the kind words. I attached the wings yesterday with 5-minute epoxy and some styrene strips to close some minor gaps. No turning back now I guess, hahaha! Next up I'll address the wing to fuselage seams and then add the tail planes. Another update soon! -Derek
  13. Hi 11bee, Here are some photos of my gunners (non-ejection) seat. It's rough, and since I figure parts are probably impossible to find, I did what I could... Note the misspelling of "adjustable" on the data plate: And with some cushions I made up, it's now in my "war-room":
  14. Hi Gents, Thanks for all of your kind comments. I am back at this build as of a week ago. The engine pod seams were giving me fits so I shelved this build but now I am back for more punishment! I smoothed out the terrible seams on the four jet engine pods with 3M glazing putty, super glue, and Tamiya surface primer and bits of scrap plastic card. Plus lots and lots of sanding in between of course. I think that the pylons are too narrow and if I build another one of these (hahahahahaha!), shims would go a long way in reducing the gaps.
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