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  1. Dude this shot is absolutely badass. I already saved it. not sure where your finding these but I have to know.
  2. Not to pick on 11bee Watching the F-35 take off at night with full afterburner is pure bliss. I haven't seen an aircraft yet that can touch the length of its exhaust flame. To elaborate on the F-35 like I have said before is that the F-35 was built from the ground up to be an attack aircraft not a fighter. Although it has fighter capabilities as far as defensive weapons and stealth it is still an attack aircraft. 11bee talked about why not cut this and not that but lets talk about why we are cutting all of the other systems. First the F-35 is replacing them with it's 20 plus year newer e
  3. What is the wing span on it and what is its total length I am interested I just wish it were larger scale.
  4. Here are 2 of my shelf queens completed just in time for the deadline. It is late so I will have to update the WIP on both of them not sure if they will qualify or not but they are finished mom the less. I know Im about a half hour late on the deadline but I am on a very slow connection so Please forgive me. Thanks for looking guys.
  5. According to the report the test was initiated in January of 2015. Weren't all F-35's put into limited maneuvers and not able to go over even a certain amount of flight hours per day because of the engine problems 3 flight hours per day if I am correct. If I recall they were limited to something like 3 G's as well and nothing past like 75% power output. If that is the case and this test happened with these circumstances then no wonder why the F-35 couldn't hack it. Just seems to me like a bunch of Jargon. And as TT stated Click Bait.
  6. This should help with the slow procurement questions. http://www.dodbuzz.com/2015/06/19/lockheed-seeks-savings-to-land-3-year-f-35-block-buy-by-u-s/
  7. Hey everyone I am looking to aquire a full set of decals as stencils for the Italeri boxing C-130j if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
  8. Basically what I gather is even if i used a pool of future under the decal and let it set for 20 minutes or so before I use the Sol it should help lay the decals down smoother. Last night i hit the decals with the Sol immediately after laying them down so I am wondering if that was my biggest issue. I still have a wrinkle in one of the roundels that I will try to get out later but for the most part they look really good. I am just worried about the bigger decals not wanting to comply. Also if I lay another decal over one already set with the Sol will it pull the first decal up again. The tail
  9. Ok first time using Micro Sol read the directions and dove in. Im working on an A-1H and the box decals are something to be improved upon. I hit the roundel with future first and it wouldn't succumb. I put a little Micro Sol on it and holy crap I almost soiled my pants. I left it for about an hour and a half and it was still wrinkly so like the instructions said I hit it again. I have a slight deformity I can deal with on the roundel but was wondering on average how many times you have to go over the decal with the Micro Sol in order for it to submit. Also how long after the Micro Sol do you h
  10. A Hospital ship struck the USS Arizona Memorial deck on Wednesday. No damage was done to the Arizona herself but the Dock was moved about 10 feet. Full story here. http://gcaptain.com/u-s-navy-hospital-ship-mercy-strikes-uss-arizona-memorial/
  11. Silver and white is sufficient enough to get by in 1/48 scale. Even at a wing tips glance in person you would never know the difference. You did great in your decision. I will be posting a whole lot of pics soon of the F-35 as soon as I can get access to the Parking lot. If you need any other pics or assistance in further builds feel free to message me. JOSH
  12. How many top ejection seat handles do you need. I have bunches of them from previous builds.
  13. Wow what a fascinating story. I have a B-58 in inventory and was worried about what to do with it. I think I just found my idea. It is incredible to read about what they knew about this accident after it happened. True heroes. I also never knew the B-58 was started in the 40's or that it was a Mach 2 bomber either.
  14. All of the lights on the F-35 are LED. The lens that cover the NAV lights are a very light smokey gray color that almost looks clear. There is a silver and white backing underneath the lenses that you can see in the day light. You dont see any color until the lights come on. The NAV lights are also split in half with the front half of the light being the green or red LED and the rear of the light being the bright white Strobe. I dong have a great picture but it will have to do. Sorry Im so late to the game with this info.
  15. Got you covered Brian. I will need an address. I am getting ready to ship a model out so the sooner I can get your address the sooner I can get the part out to you.
  16. I have 3 1/72nd scale EC-135's Not sure if they are AMT but all are complete. These don't have boxes so Im not sure what brand. They all come with a few pieces of resin and a complete conversion for the KC-135 Strato Tanker. All are 1/72nd scale. All also have the snoopy nose of the era for the EC-135.
  17. Holy crap I didn't realize they changed it so much. From what I understood it was going to basically remain the same only have wider rotor blades and bigger sponson's. I didnt think they were going to widen it and change the profile of the tail again too. That thing is crazy looking. I have been told the new 53K can lift a 10K total more than the 53E. Also the 53K is supposed to be better on gas at the same time. Not sure what better on gas means when the Marine Corp uses millions of gallons a day but hey whatever props your ship up right.
  18. Triarius you are a man or great knowledge thank you Sir. I am working on a paint booth as we speak.
  19. Would it have been better to just spray the clear without warming it up first. 50 degrees was a number off the top of my head but may have been more around 60 degrees. I live in Arizona and we are having some really weird weather right now so a swing of 40 degrees in either direction overnight is nothing new. Building a spray booth may be my next project. I have been wanting to build one for some time now. Is there any certain clears you would recommend from the rattle can. The only clears I can get here are automotive and rattle can.
  20. One more thing to consider is the FS 17178 is what they call aluminum/silver. You may actually be looking at aircraft that still look the natural finish only painted the silver they used to to protect them. Upon glance the paint looks natural finish but they are actually painted a metal gray color.
  21. You are probably correct in asking if the lighter gray should be painted for your Vietnam era C-135. What you are reading could actually be the Navy MIL Spec text on the whole matter. The newer KC-135's have a dark Gray much like the C-17. As close to this color as I have come is the MM #2035 Air Mobility Command Gray. This gray is a lot darker after it is sprayed and mimics Air Force dark gray colors as of now. If your looking for the correct Gray and not the natural metal finish of the 60's and 70's then I would assume that the numbers you listed above as being the lighter gray would be corr
  22. I decaled an F-15 2 days ago and sprayed over the model tonight and the clear went opaque. I am wondering if it was because it was cold outside but the clear was warm. Because it was around 50 degrees outside I put the rattle can in the sink with warm water. Has anyone had this happen to them if so what if anything did you do to correct this. Im not mad about the model and I am sure someone I know will still want it the way it is Im just curious as to how this can be corrected in the future. The clear actually turned a milky color after it dried. Heres a few pics as to what I am talking about.
  23. This GB brings to mind a very large B-58 Hustler I have in the stash. I may have to keep tabs on this GB so I can join.
  24. I can't wait to see this finished. I have one in the stash I was worried about finding a scheme but you have shown me the light.
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