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Pete Beck

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  1. I outfit all my aircraft with the Eduard ordnance sets....mainly modern 1/48 USN/USAF. I have been trying to build up some stock and have found that most of the sets are out of stock everywhere. Anybody know what's going on?
  2. National Hobby in Parma, Ohio...dad took me in there and a guy was looking at the newly released Tamiya New Jersey...I was hooked. Same day, we went to Wing's Hobbies in Lakewood, Ohio and I got a Monogram 1/48 F-14. Oh the memories!!!
  3. I think everybody will have their personal favorite. I use a Silentaire DR150. It's pricey (700-800 dollars) but it is so quiet that I have to sometimes check that it's working. I've had one for 5 years and, as long as you remember to check the oil level...it runs beautifully.
  4. Here's the stuff they announced they were working on back in August: F-111 "Aardvark" development plan 2022/23 F-111 BRU-3A Bomb Rack Units F-111 Pylons F-111 Triple Plow I Air Intakes F-111 Triple Plow II Air Intakes F-111 Wheel bay with landing gear F-111 Bomb bay F-111 Front electronic bay
  5. Yes...two ladders per set. Waiting on all the other goodies also. I'm hoping that they include the Pave Tack pod/cradle when they release the bomb bay sets. I've never been able to find detailed photos of this.
  6. Received the late F model cockpit today. It does have the Pacer Strike MFD's on the instrument panel decals. I also picked up three of the ladders and they are absolutely beautiful!!!
  7. Planning for my HpH 1/48 B-52H kit and the major parts are fiberglass. Can anyone suggest a putty/filler to use that's available in USA? I normally use the red Bondo stuff for plastics but I don't think it will work. Must be fine enough to rescribe panel lines. Thank you!!!
  8. Look at the Wikipedia entry for the Pratt and Whitney TF30. Pretty good explanation. The FB used the same wheels as the Reskit E/F/EF-111A set for the increased weight. I have all the RESKIT sets and they're beautiful.
  9. From the Weapons Set E set. I have two of these sets and, if you want the rest, minus the HTS pods, they're yours. Also willing to pay fair price. Thank you!!!!
  10. If somebody didn't use it...I accidentally tossed mine. Thank you!!
  11. Panic?? Really?? Maybe I was just making an inquiry since, for a thousand dollar kit, I wanted to see if they wanted money down or maybe I ordered it incorrectly. Didn't ever know that trying to be honest would result in some stranger accusing me of something. You have a nice day!!
  12. I've been trying to order a 1/48 B-52H from them. I did get an immediate order confirmation message but have heard nothing since then (two weeks). I emailed them using their contact page and by separate email (one on English and one in Czech) since there was a post a couple years ago that this worked. Still nothing back. Does anybody know if they are still in business? Really want to start this project. Thanks for any advice.
  13. Sprue "S" parts if you're not going to use them. Thank you bunches!!! pbtomcatfan@gmail.com
  14. Tamiya X-22 thinned 50/50 with Mr Color Leveling thinner. Spray at 18psi
  15. I'm on my sixth Rhino and have also not seen large loadouts on fleet birds. All of the suggestions are correct. One thing...when ATFLIR pod is mounted, the drop tank isn't normally carried on the port wing as it blocks the FLIR line of sight at certain angles of attack. The starbooard wing usually has a tank on the inner pylon and the port inner pylon usually holds a GBU-12 or GBU-38 for even weight distribution.
  16. Can't remember the FS number but the only match is Life Color Emerald Green. I have a couple from Spru Bros on order now. Humbrol #3 is pretty close...add a little gloss black to it.
  17. It's well documented that the TF-30 engine installed in the F-14A was prone to compressor stalls due to the disruption of airflow at the intake. This caused the flameout of one engine while the opposite continued thrust inducing a spin. It was also susceptable to severe throttle changes and the pilot had to use extreme care on throttle settings during high g maneuvering. A digital engine control was eventually fitted to the A model but it didn't completely alleviate the problem and there were several flight restrictions that remained until retirement. The F-110 was very forgiving of airflo
  18. Got a great deal on a few single seaters. I'll use the new Growler kit for the "F"s but would like updated Echos. Need 4 sets but will take whatever you have. project is every CAG bird Thanks!! Pete pbtomcatfan@gmail.com
  19. For those lucky enough to have gotten one: 1. Does it include the E/F gun port or just the G's faired over item?? 2. Does it include the wing tip launch rails from the E/F kit?? You can see where I'm going from here. Thanks for the tips. Pete pbtomcatfan@gmail.com
  20. I have an old set of Paragon resin F-111 afterburners. Kit was destroyed in a move and I'm making another one with a little better skills after 15 years. The burner cans were painted with a combination of Testors Model master enamels and Metalizer colors. I've used the old trick of soaking in automotive brake fluid before but only on plastic...never on resin. My questions: 1. Will the resin absorb the brake fluid?? I can see oil leeching out of the resin long after the paint has been applied. 2. Will the brake fluid lift the Metalizer?? It works great on enamels but I've never tried
  21. Pretty low on stuff for trade but will pay good $$$...needed to complete an F-4G project. Thank you. pbtomcatfan@gmail.com
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