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  1. wardog

    A-6 Intruder Wing Struts

    Hello all, Wondering if anyone out there has any reference pics of the struts used to support the wings when folded. The struts, which I believe may also be called "jury struts" and are usually red in color. Thanks Elmo
  2. Hello All, Thought I'd update this post to make it current as it's been a month and didn't get any replies. Hoping that by making it current a new batch of eyes takes a look. I'm actually just looking for a replacement windscreen (PN 200) only. I tried ordering one through Revell but can't seem to get one these days. Thanks for looking, Elmo
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    Monogram A-6E TRAM 1/48

    Thanks for checking in coneheadff and kike. Here are a few extra pics I wanted to upload earlier but ran out of time. I finally finished the tail lights and after many failed attempts, finally made a set that I was satisfied with. The lights start off as a chunk of Tamiya light curing putty and then sanded by hand. As is always the case, making the first of two is easy; however, making the second is where it gets tricky as it needs to be symmetrical to the first. I'm also including a pic of the reworked throttle......not much different than when I first finished it but a bit different nonetheless. In the coming weeks I'll be finishing up the windscreen detail and hopefully gluing and blending it to the fuselage. I believe this will be the hardest part to get right as the fit is poor at best. I also had to expand it in width to make it fit. Hopefully I can claim success in the coming weeks. The tail lights...... And a pic of the throttle.. Till next time....... -Elmo
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    Monogram A-6E TRAM 1/48

    Youngtiger1, Thanks to you and those who continue to follow this WIP and provide feedback; always appreciated. Also, hats off to you for even finding my WIP as the last time it was updated was way back in December. I'm still actively working on this model on those rare moments I can find some free time. I've been concentrating on the windscreen and the framing and gadgets that are on the inside of it. Below are a few pics of my first attempt. Adding the framing was a pain as I'm using super strong white glue to attach to not leave permanent marks but the glue in itself softens up every time I clean excess residue. Unfortunately, leaving too much residue would be almost impossible to dissolve once dry so u have to clean the excess carefully as It's drying. However, the cleaning process always softens the glue just enough to cause the parts to shift a bit.....patience is key here. I also tried Future for the first time on the windscreen....the effect is nice but like everything else in modeling, you have to learn to work with it. The one thing I've learned from dealing with polishing canopies is that unless you have significant scratches or defects, the micro polishing cloths are not required. I have found that using them will soften the edges of any frames that are molded onto the clear parts. On a spare canopy that just had light imperfections, I used headlight lens restorer for automobiles, which is pretty rough followed by polishing with Tamiya polishing compounds. This process yielded a very nice result without degrading any of the frames that may be present. I then followed by dipping in future and the end result was as good as I need. Here is a pic of the frames on the backside of the windscreen and the part I hand made which has the slot on top. Many more parts to make for this area including some instruments and other elements. Kind of unrelated but I had to rework the throttle assembly as one of the throttle handles broke off and vanished. I Also broke off the sight glass and couldn't find it so I had to make a new one as well. Basic clear plastic here with the green edges represented by using a classic wide tip green Sharpie. I have many more pics but I'm out of time at the moment. Thanks for looking -Elmo
  5. wardog

    Converting hobbyboss A-6 into EA-6A

    Just saw all of the videos; nice work! -Elmo
  6. wardog

    1/48th Revell-Monogram A-6E TRAM Intruder

    Nice progress.....you're almost there. Since I can't seem to ever make major progress on mine I really enjoy seeing others do so. -Elmo
  7. wardog

    1/48th Revell-Monogram A-6E TRAM Intruder

    Steve, I logged on briefly yesterday and noticed the pics weren't viewable; however, I didn't have time to comment and I figured you were aware of the issue and would be working to correct it. -Elmo
  8. I Hello All, I'm looking for a replacement windscreen and canopy for the 1/48th scale Revell A-6E kit. If anyone out there has a spare set in great condition they'd like to part with, contact me so we negotiate on a price. Thanks -Elmo
  9. wardog

    F-14D Tomcat

    dylan, Thanks for tip! Also, I apologize for not sending you a private message asking for the info; I've seen too many threads get hi-jacked with random questions like mine. -Elmo
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    F-14D Tomcat

    Hello dylan, Great job on your cat! Out of curiosity, what paint did you use for the green tint on the windscreen? I recently bought a bottle of Alclad Armored Tint to simulate the green tint effect and after using it on my test subject canopy, didn't like the results. The results I got were a dull and hazy effect to where you cannot see through the tint clearly, essentially obscuring to great effect whatever details are under the tinted portion. Then again, it could just be operator error. -Elmo
  11. Very well done Kike.........I've always wanted to do something like this. -Elmo
  12. wardog

    F-14D VF-2 Bounty Hunters HASEGAWA 1:48

    Wow, great job! The weathering is spot on. If i could duplicate the same effect on my current build i would be very happy....only thing that's missing is seeing your painting technique. -Elmo
  13. wardog

    1/48th Revell-Monogram A-6E TRAM Intruder

    Great work Steve, and I certainly enjoy the frequent updates. And make sure you don't let that beast get the best of you. It's not an easy build and sub part AM products only make it that much more difficult. E.
  14. Wow........awesome work going on here. Although the What-if theme isn't necessarily my cup of tea, the skill required to pull-off these types of builds is nothing short of amazing....you obviously have those skills! E
  15. I Hello All, I'm looking to purchase the photo etch fret that comes with the 1/48th A-6E Hobbyboss kit. If anyone out there has a spare or knows they will not be using the fret that came with their kit, please contact me. Thanks Elmo