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About PlasticWeapons

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    1/48 scale modern jet builder.
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    S.F. Bay Area
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    USN jets, 1950s to present day.

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  1. PlasticWeapons

    Hobby shops near Travis AFB?

    No more hobby shops near the base, Nick’s Hobby Shop (formerly Don’s Hobby) closed up shop in the early 2000s. There is a gaming shop near the Michael’s store across from Solano Mall but not much model stuff. The Loose Caboose would be a fun trip to make, just note that Bottle Rock will be happening on May 24-26 so expect lots of traffic in and out of Napa during those days.
  2. Check out Craig’s build here to get an idea of what mods you need to do for the centerline pylon: http://kiwimodeller.com/~kmodel/index.php/forum/38-follow-as-i-build/24670-hasegawa-1-48-av-8b-harrier-ii-vma-231?start=60
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    AV-8B to GR. 5?

    If you can find the out-of-production AMRAAM Resin conversion (released in the late 1990s) for the Monogram kit, you can make either a GR.5 or 7. They used to have the Harrier Plus conversion as well.
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    Resin air intake for Tamiya's F-16C 1:48

    You can, but you must modify both parts.
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    Resin air intake for Tamiya's F-16C 1:48

    Oh I see. Those photos were of the test casts, the main intake and resin parts are smooth. Better photos will be shared (I didn’t take the latest photos LOL).
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    Resin air intake for Tamiya's F-16C 1:48

    The photo is a resin copy of the master pattern. I still don’t understand the “outward intake cover” you mention as I didn’t make any intake covers (I don’t use intake covers in any of my builds BTW 😎).
  7. PlasticWeapons

    Resin air intake for Tamiya's F-16C 1:48

    I’m sorry, I don’t understand your question regarding the F-2 intakes.
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    Resin air intake for Tamiya's F-16C 1:48

    Trying to get a build done for Nationals. After that I’ll get back to work on the intakes masters. 🙂
  9. PlasticWeapons

    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    I sent Mike a PM. I guess he isn’t quite caught up then LOL! Sorry guys. Will keep you posted.
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    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    Yup! I received some test shots last week to check the intake fit to the kit and the resin fits perfectly. I have seamless F-16 NSI and MCID intakes in progress for the Hasegawa kits. I have huge stash of those and thought it’s about time they get some love again since the Seamless Suckers aren’t available anymore. Seamless Tamiya F-16 intakes are on the bench too but I need to finish at least one Nats build before I can concentrate on the intake projects.
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    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    The Z-M F-4 seamless intakes were available as a pre-order and Mike got a huge response (>200 orders) for them. He spent plenty of time trying to catch up so he turned off the order link. Now that he’s almost caught up, the links are turned on again. I sent Mike F-2A/B seamless intake masters for the 1/48 Hasegawa kit. They should be available in a couple of weeks while we make instructions and product photos for them. Hope you will like the new F-2 intakes. Make sure to keep Mike really busy. LMAO
  12. PlasticWeapons

    Building Hasegawa Tomcats in the age of Tamiya

    Intake covers won’t be allowed. Hahahahaha!
  13. PlasticWeapons

    Building Hasegawa Tomcats in the age of Tamiya

    Hasegawa/Monogram F-14 group build? 😄
  14. PlasticWeapons

    A-6E cockpit base colour

    Personally, I use a custom 1:1 mix of Model Master enamel dark gull gray and light gull gray. Tamiya XF-20 Medium Grey is another close match.
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    Another New Line of Paints

    I purchased my set when shipping was free until December. They aren't cheap either. If you thought MRP was expensive, these go for roughly $15/bottle.