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  1. So I was curious if anyone, particularly, any of the maintenance guys would be able to shed some light on how damage from flak and SAMs (provided it's fairly minor) got repaired and if it was repainted, etc. Thanks so much! Dan
  2. Does anyone have some good photos of A-6As from the top down wearing the light gull grey over white (i.e. Vietnam Era) showing some good weathering? I'm going to do an A-6A from Vietnam soon and wanted to know how they weathered and were touched up while at sea. Thanks Dan
  3. Putty has some uses, filling SOME gaps, panel lines/detail. However, I find lots of putties don't take well to scribing. My tried and tested solution is superglue (cyanoacrylate) with superglue accelerator. You simply make a thin line of superglue over the gap/join and spray the accelerator (it comes in a small spray bottle) it turns it ROCK hard in about 3 seconds (no exaggeration). There are some ways to combine talcum powder or something into the superglue before spraying the accelerator to make it easier to sand. Here's the only catch with this method, it can hard to sand it down because of how rock hard it dries. Once you've got the joint sanded level, then use progressively finer grits of sandpaper to smooth it out.
  4. I'm delighted this kit is coming out, if a few things are off I can live with it, I can also try and correct it on my own, not that much different than using aftermarket resin items...any release date yet?
  5. As luck would have it, I was able to find one top down photo of the 63-8320 (the one at the USAF museum in flight. It's a little grainy, but combined with some of the other photos of if I have I think I can make it work or get it good enough
  6. Are there any modelers around the Ohio area near the USAF Museum, that might be able to take some photos of the upper surfaces of the F-105G they have on display there? Send me a PM and I can give you my email address. Thanks so much! Dan
  7. I'm making good progress on my latest, a 1/32 F-105G, I'm currently thinking about which load out would work, and I'm in need of some good reference photos (I've gotten lots of walk around photos from the USAF museum) What I really need are some good photos of the top of the wings and fuselage for the specific air frame 63-8320 "Bam Bam." Anyone have any they'd be willing to share? Thanks Dan
  8. I'm making good progress on my latest, a 1/32 F-105G, I'm currently thinking about which load out would work, and I'm in need of some good reference photos (I've gotten lots of walk around photos from the USAF museum) What I really need are some good photos of the top of the wings and fuselage. Anyone have any they'd be willing to share? Thanks Dan
  9. Nice work, I'm working on a 1/32 f-105g presently, I must say this plane is starting to grow on me. It's HUGE, I like to think of it as the cadillac of fighters.
  10. Thats some impressive detail work on those engines, can't wait to see this one with some paint on it!
  11. Excellent news!!!!!!! Good riddance!!!!
  12. I need to get some of the mr hobby colors for a Vietnam era SEA camo and want to do it with the acrylic aqueous paints. I know they're hard to find in the US but does anyone know some good places to order them online?
  13. Damn! I've got all the stuff for the "G," I'll have to do some more research...is it easy to do an 'F' from the 'G' model?
  14. Anyone know which F-105G these guys flew? (Serial number and any photos would be appreciated) Thanks Dan
  15. So I've been getting more into WWII modeling as of late, and I wanted to add the "wire" antennas they have. I'm fairly confident in my ability to fashion the little springs at the bases with lead wire wound around it, but I wanted to know what some of you guys do for the longer wire? Thanks Dan
  16. Really, really nice work on that kit, nice photos too. Did the vertical stabilizer orange peel on you? I hate when that happens, I spent a ton of time resurrecting an A-4 done as Jester's jet from Top Gun only to get a little orange peel after I used mr color lacquer flat coat over a gloss coat of future. Dan
  17. So my tried and tested use of CA glue for filler, seams, joining is starting to bother me. I realized the other day just how time consuming it is to sand this stuff down. On the other hand, it is rock hard and perfect for re-scribing. Does anyone have an alternative filler that is easier to sand, yet takes to scribing almost as well??? Thanks Dan
  18. I would love to see some cool markings options for this, for high-viz VF-1 Wolfpack, I just love the way these beauties look with the red stripe and wolf heads, maybe a VF-111 Sundowners low-viz?, some aggressor squadron(s)? Something from Top Gun...MiG or Su Killers?
  19. Unbelievable work! The first couple photos look perfectly real, like they just came out of the late 80s or early 90s :) You should feel very proud to have such a nice project there.
  20. Forget decals!!!! That has "freehand" airbrushing it written all over its face!!!!! I'm thinking it might be time for a 1/35th Mi-24 Hind!!!!
  21. Congrats on finishing, looks nice, a long time in the making :)
  22. I'm still puzzled as to why Testors have the darker Mod Eagle F-15C color, but not the lighter FS 36251 (I know it comes in enamel, but personally I can't stand enamel paints, the smell, consistency, the drying time (I swear some fossils are created faster than this stuff dries). Until the day comes when they wise up and release it, does anyone have a good mix with Model Master Acrylics to create FS 36251 "Aggressor Grey?" I have one option listed in this paint mixing app I downloaded, but wanted to know if anyone had anything good they personally can vouch for? Thanks Dan
  23. I still wonder what was behind the unique camouflage they chose to do...there's actually a couple of other Flankers, some two-seaters that have similar camouflage.
  24. I remember someone here once wrote something to the extent of "I swear you guys would argue over a cure for cancer" :)
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