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  1. viking73

    Aftermarket 1/144 B-36 decals?

    Thanks for this link Kursad! They have some pretty neat looking 3D printed parts for the Monogram B-36. I just ordered the single radome piece for the early RB-36F I'm building from the Monogram kit. The closed bomb bay doors look great too but I'm not sure I want to spend that much $$$ on it. Especially when I need to order more Caracal Decals!!! πŸ™‚ -Derek
  2. Any pictures of your B-36 build yet Darren? I've been toying with the idea of working on my Monogram Peacemaker again and this may be the inspiration I need πŸ™‚ -Derek
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    CD144013 - 1/144 C-97 / KC-97

    Texas ANG markings please!!! -Derek
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    Looking for something for the man cave?

    Good grief that’s way too expensive! Check eBay where you can find F-4 seats for A LOT less than that! I bought my B-52 and T-33 ejection seats for only a few hundred bucks! -Derek
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    Another Tamiya F-14A question - VF-103 BuNo 160896

    Hi Dave, While I’m not sure about the wheels, the flight helmets would have mostly likely been HGU-33/Ps with MBU-14/P oxygen masks. Good luck on your build! -Derek
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    TB-25K References?

    Here's an in-process shot of my building the carbs and the also new exhaust pipe out of some stryene tubing. The cowls were also modified by removing the bumps around the cowl flaps and I also had to made a cut out for the new exhaust pipe. They didn't come out 100% as you can see but overall I am happy with the end result. This is a tough thing to scratch up and I can always hope these are produced in after-market resin some day... It would be a lot easier 🀣 -Derek
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    TB-25K References?

    Hi Dutch, Thanks for bringing this thread back from the dead πŸ™‚ I actually built a 1/72 TB-25N a few years back using decals from a Wolfpak sheet. I did the post-war carburetor mods out stryene and Milliput. I have some poor photos of it, I just never took any proper photos. Here are a few of them: I used the ancient 1/72 Italeri B-25 kit as my starting point. Used some resin wheels and everything else was scratch build. I used the glass bomber nose as the starting point for the solid nose. I reshaped it with some Milliput. I also had to smash vac some new gunners waist windows to remove the opening for the gun mount. A TB-25K would fun to build as well so I'll be looking out for your build. -Derek
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    May releases

    Awesome! Great news and thanks for all the great decals Kursad. There goes the hobby budget for the month πŸ™‚ -Derek
  9. Hi John, This is the sheet you are after correct? Shoot me a PM, it's yours. You are a brave man using those old Hasegawa decals :) -Derek
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    Kitty Hawk 1/32 T-28C "Warbird"

    Looking good I have their T-28B kit that looks really good in the box. Watched a couple of build threads over at LSP and the end result was pretty awesome. Sure want to get to my kit some day! -Derek
  11. Hi, Title says it all, I'm looking for the 1/72 glass nosed A-26C Invader from Italeri/Revell. Don't care which boxing. I can buy via PayPal or offer some other 1/72 kits and decals in trade. Let me know if you can help. Thanks! -Derek
  12. Hi Guys, This one is a long shot, but here goes. I'm fighting my way through the 1/72 Mach 2 Convair C-131. I'm just at the point where I'm checking out the canopy fit and guess what? I have a short shot canopy :( I don't suppose anyone here has a spare? Or if not, could maybe someone vac-form me a copy from their canopy? Would be even possible to get a replacement from Mach 2?? Thanks in advance, -Derek
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    The Latest from Wolfpak Decals

    Order placed for both. More excellent subjects Mark! -Derek
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    Army Aviator Flight Gear

    Here's a shot of some of my 1960's flight gear I'd use for my setup. -Derek
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    F-105B decals?

    Here she is again, some 30+ years later, having been retired and used as a BDR airframe. At least she is still around... I'd like to build how she looked in happier times of course! -Derek