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Vince Maddux

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  1. I'm nervous about this but I have been putting this together for a year now.
    Join me live while I build my models and chat with you as I build, Ask question,make comments, suggestions and Make new friends in the chat. Anyone how knows me will tell you I'm goofy and have a razor sharp sense of humor, Come check out my channel, everyone is welcome and while your there like and subscribe.
    My first live stream will be tonight at 8:30 cst. And don't forget to hit that notification button so you'll know when the next live stream is!
  2. To slightly mirror the topic about what plane looks strange with it's landing gear down, How about this? What planes look bad as a two seater, or what plane plane looks better as a family model?

    For me I like all twin seaters ...... well except the TF-102, that looks way off.


  3. 16 minutes ago, Dutch said:


    Besides deleting wing pylons, cutting off the wingtip tanks and scratching new wingtips, deleting the nose probe and dorsal pancake antenna, any other obvious mods to the Monogram A-37 Dragonfly to turn it into a T-37 Tweet? 

    Conversely, would the Trumpeter kit be easier to modify?  For instance, which non-required parts are molded in place (i.e. dorsal antenna?) and which are separate (i.e. refueling probe?)  If the Trumpy kit does not have the dorsal antenna molded on, then it may be easier to convert.  Just asking since. I've never seen either kit.  I didn't know I needed one until this afternoon!

    K/r, Dutch

    Look over in the Jet section, I replied to your post there too


  4. Monogram.

    to make a T-37 you will have to:

    add a bulge in front of the intakes

    find make flat main gear doors

    remove the gun and the camera in the nose

    fill in areas where the intake screens go.

    fill in the pylon slots

    build wing tips.

    also the T-37 doesn't have the large trust deflectors

    That's the basics. For extra credit you can:

    fix the belly the engines on the T-37 and not as deep as the A-37

    and the main wheels are thinner .

     That's all I can think of off the top of my head when I did my conversion. Alot of this, if not all would apply to the Trumpeter kit.

  5. 1 hour ago, Dutch said:


    Any plans on making a T-37 Tweet sheet as well?  There are a plethora of options among the few basic training schemes of all natural metal, white & red, all white, and white & strata blue. I'm itching to build a 1/48 Tweet to go with my 1/48 366th Wg Collection. I just found a photo of a T-37 in Strata Blue & White with MO tails codes circa 1996.


    @Vince Maddux, 

    I take it then that the Monogram/Revell/Encore kit is better than the Trumpeter kit? 


    K/r, Dutch

    I have both kits. I think the main draw back is the raised panel lines on the Monogram kit,but on the other hand I like the raised rivets on it, to me it just fits the model.

    Although I haven't built my Trumpeter kit ,I can tell a lot of the parts break down was inspired (copied?) from the Monogram kit. With the engraved panel lines , to me, it just looks too smooth, but that's just me. One major issue with the Trumpeter kit is the decals are wrong. its has an intake warning chevron that was never applied to the A-37. I've only seen it on a civil warbird.



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