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About SpitfireGuy

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  • Birthday 03/19/1980

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  1. Just finished this guy. Great Kit! Go buy three of them. Represents a trainer from late 1942-43 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi TX. Decals are the kits and Starfighter Decals and rigging is ez-line. Zach
  2. Found - thanks

  3. Yeah I know never thought you’d see someone looking for this kit :) please PM if you have one and are willing to part with it. Thanks Zach
  4. F-18A+ Splinter Aggressor

    Very nice work! Really cook scheme. Zach
  5. Here is my latest. It's the Revell 1/48 F-18E Super Hornet, VFA-115 from the 2002-2003 Cruise that encompassed operations for OEF, Southern Watch, & OIF aboard USS Abraham Lincoln. It was the Super Bug's first cruise and it's first combat. And I believe it was the longest combat cruise undertaken by any air wing since Vietnam. This model depicts a line bird from the OIF portion of the cruise. Arming this bird (accurately) was a bit of a challenge as the Super Hornet was not yet cleared for the full range of ordinance it can carry now at the time of this cruise. During OEF and SW they were cleared for GBU-31's and GBU-12's and as the cruise continued they were green lighted for GBU-10's. Though the Super bug is seen with next gen AIM-9X's now, it was only cleared for AIM-9M's in this period. So basically I sourced all of the weapons for this build from the spares box with the single exception of the AMRAAM on station 10. The load is asymetric as was typical with a center line gas bag and another on the starboard side and none on the port to allow the sensor pod on the intake station full view. I used a ton of aftermarket on this one with Two Bob's decals, Wolfpack Design Flaps down/wingfold set (also included snake rails and centerline pylon), Olimp burner cans and nozzles and eduard PE set for the cockpit. I cut and reposition the rudders as well. My advice on this kit is to buy the Hasegaea kit. Revell's is not awful per se but for the $$ you spend on extras you would have had the Hasegawa kit twice over. I thought I was saving money but really I would not have needed so much aftermarket on the Hase kit and the time element would have been more favorable as I doubt it would have Shelf of doomed for quite so long. If you want to build it out of the box then it is a decent deal but I saw the Revell F-18F listed for $33 the other day and for $20 more you can have the Hase F and its a much better starting point. Pay your, take your choice I guess. Zach
  6. Interested in your:

    Revell Panavia Tornado with CAM Resin ejection seats and Flightpath Desert Storm Tornado GR.1 decals - $65






  7. Will ship to CONUS - buyer pays shipping I do not have paypal - Will except MO, Check or Cash (at your own risk) 1/32 HobbyBoss P-61 Black Widow - NIB still shrink wrapped - $100 Trumpeter - SBD-3/4/A-24A Dautless with Yellow hammer Decals for Pac War SBD's, Yellow Wings Op Torch SBD Decals - $75 Revell F-4G with Legend F-4E resin interior, AMS resin Intake plugs, Icarus Decals for Greek F-4E's (box has parts for E &F phantoms as well as G) - $70 Revell Panavia Tornado with CAM Resin ejection seats and Flightpath Desert Storm Tornado GR.1 decals - $65 Revell Car Door Typhoon Mk 1b - $20 Revell AG P-38J Droop Snoot (bomber nose) - $25 Revell AG BF-109G-10 Erla hood - with Eagle strike Swastika sheet (jkit decals have no swastikas for tail)- $25 Special Hobby P-400 Airacobra - Box open bags sealed - $40 1/35 Dragon M2A2 Halftrack - Box open bags sealed - $35 Meng AMX-30B2 - Box Open Bags Sealed - $35 Meng M3A3 Bradley CFV - glued some wheels together - $35 AFV Club M-10 Jackson - Box open bags Sealed - $30 Thanks for looking. PM me if interested. Zach
  8. 1/48 Hobbyboss A-4E Skyhawk

    Nice build! Second to Hase means better than the hobbycraft kits huh? I always thought the HC kits were decent. Zach
  9. FS 1/72 & 1/48 kits

    added a few items. Armor and a ship Zach
  10. Ship to CONUS only. 1/72 Airfix B-17G with KitsWorld Sheet for B-17G Tondalayo (all black with yellow codes and pinup on nose). - $45 Anigrand M2F2/3 - $30 shipped 1/48 Revell TBD-1 Devastator with Starfighter Decals covering Prewar/Pearl Harbor light grey through Midway - $30 A-26C with Albatros Modelworks Decal sheet(with resin nose for one option) and resin 8 gun nose salvaged from old resin conv. - $40 Airfix Spitfire XII - $20 Airfix Seafire 47 - $30 Special Hobby Seafire III - Irish/French - $25 Kinetic Mirage III/5 Latin America Hobby Boss F/A-18C 4 decal sheets and Wolfpack JSOWs - $50 Armor and Ships: 1/35 AFV Club M-36 Jackson - $30 Dragon M2A2 Half Track - $35 Meng AMX-30B2 - Desert Storm - $45 Meng M3A3 Bradley (some wheels assembled) - $45 1/144 Revell HMCS Snowberry -Flower Class Corvette - $50 PM me if interested Zach
  11. WIP - 1/32 WNW Sopwith Camel - BR 1

    Work progresses on the camel. Thanks for the kind feedback. Not sure I can live up to Rembrandt but we'll see :) Little more work done on the Bentley: Used a number of washes to make this look like it's had some hours on the engine. I deviated from the WNW painting instructions a bit as it was just a tonal crush of silver so I added some blacks grays and rusts to give it some interest in the cowling. Iginition wiring was done using beading wire which I bought at Michael's for such purposes. As it comes off the spool it's a little too stiff to be truly useful or lifelike but I find that if I anneal it in a tea light it is quite malleable and in this case the annealing process gave the wire a nice finish so I did not need to paint it. I have decided to use this scheme: I realized I have a little theme going within my biplane collection of immediate post war service and I think it will be interesting. I have Soviet AF decals for the My Nie 17, Irish for the Bristol, RAF for the Ninak, Freikorps for the Roland D VIb and Yugoslav for the HPH Aviatik Berg D1. So a Polish Camel fits right in. I could probably find something I have actually made more progress than the engine but I am a little frustrated. I joined the fuselage halves but something must have been misaligned because they bottom seem was a real PIA to close up and I actually needed a little filler. Leave it to me to need filler on a WNW kit. The bottom wing was a very snug fit but I got it seated properly. This was difficult as there very little you can put pressure on to get it seated. I got it set but in the process one of my internal rigging lines came loose and I haven't a prayer of getting at it to fix it. I feel like this is grounds for being put in Wingnut Jail. Nothing seemed to be misaligned but not matter what i did this was a tough seem. Here is a shot of the interior in the fuselage here the top deck is just dry fit onto the fuselage assembly Zach
  12. I have a little start on this one already but figured why not start a WIP thread. I have done mostly interior work on this so far and I am currently working on the interior rigging. for that I have used EZ-ilne and Gaspatch Models turnbuckles. I jumped the gun on adding interior bits to the sides though as I should have done the rigging prior to this as it goes over some bits and behind others. This led to some fancy threading that I could otherwise have avoided. I still need to rig the rearmost bay on the port side and do the control cables running aft from the rudder control bar. Here is a shot of the control panel: I have also done some work on the Bentley engine. Zach
  13. F-106!!!

    Looking forward to this sheet. Any news? zach
  14. F-82G, Modelcraft, 1/48

    Gotta love the F-82. Had this kit long ago but it intimidated me lol zach
  15. Airfix F.2B Fighter

    Looking great. Built this kit years and years ago. Considering it’s age it’s pretty nice. Zach