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  1. Hello ascomt, Thanks for the extremely kind words; I'm glad that you enjoy my work! And thanks of course to all the others that continue to stay interested in this build. As important as I feel it is to acknowledge folks for their comments, I typically wait until my next update to say thanks as I'm not a fan of having my thread make It back to the top without having new pics to share. However, I really appreciated your feedback and that of others so just wanted to say thanks!
  2. Hello Rich, I'll either be using MRP (Mr. Paint) which is lacquer based or acrylic Aqueous Hobby Color by Mr Hobby. They both spray nicely and have a slight sheen when dry which kind of throws me off a bit considering both are supposed to yield a flat finish. The decision may have actually already been made as I used MRP for the gear doors. However, I think the shades are so close that I can still go with the Mr Hobby line for the rest of the model if I so choose. Thanks, Elmo
  3. Thank you guys for the feedback! Time for a quick update. Gonna keep with the landing gear components theme and will most likely stay on it until I complete all gear related parts, including assembly of the gears and painting. I recently focused on finishing the other two nose wheel bay doors. Each door received a bit of detailing but nothing as time consuming or as intricate as the forward nose gear door. I added only what I felt was necessary to enhance their appearance such as the hooks along the bottom edge of each door, mounts for the actuating arms, hollowing out
  4. Hello all, Time for a quick update. As always, thanks for the replies and for taking a look. I've finally reached the point where I can paint the fuselage and wings; whew, what a journey. However, since my painting skills are beyond pathetic, especially for something like the Navy TPS scheme, I've decided to finish up some other small items while I practice the techniques to pull off an acceptable paint job. That said, I recently completed re-scribing and super detailing the nose gear door. Monogram did an exceptional job at representing the door's detail and dimensions
  5. Thanks again gentlemen for all the comments. I realize I don't post very often so I really appreciate you guys keeping interest in my build. Some of you guys, you know who you are, have been following along for years....Thank You! RichB63, I apologize for the late reply to your question; I was out of town this past weekend and just got home today. Regarding your question about using Future, no, I did not use it on either the windscreen or canopy. The nice finish you see in the pics is more of an illusion I suppose as the clear parts look much nicer in the pics than in person.
  6. Thanks to those that have looked and left comments along the way. I wanted to include a few more pics of the canopy from a side angle but the clear plastic distorts the image enough to not make it worth it. Rich, no problem with posting my pics; I seem to be too inept to successfully do so myself so the help is much appreciated.....thanks! And for those that have not seen Rich's work, it is beyond amazing. His modeling techniques are light years ahead of anything I've seen before........we just have to get you to finish something ;). Cheers, Elmo
  7. Thank you Sodasorb. The Revell A-6 is a great kit but also has quite a few shortcomings. It was also the only game in town when I stated this build so I didn't have much of a choice. But even with all of Its shortcomings it can still be made into an awesome model....you'll just have your work cut out for you. The only other offering of the A-6 in 48th that I consider better is the Hobbyboss kit; however, that came out years after i started mine. Good luck on your Prowler.......they can turn out quite nice too. -Elmo
  8. Gonna try to attempt to load some pics of my latest work. This time around I focused on the canopy. At this point It's about 90% complete, minus a few detail pieces that I'll add after I paint the outside frame in the fuselage color. I've had a lot of issues in the recent past with the pics I load being viewable, even though they're being pulled from a shared folder in Google Pics. I'll also add a link to the album just in case the pics aren't viewable. As usual, a lot of work was required to add all the bits and pieces required to create what's shown. There's a lot of scratch buil
  9. Hello Sodasorb, First off I apologize for the late reply; I didn't receive an alert that an update had been made and just happened to notice your update this morning while catching up on other builds. I appreciate you taking the time to review all the pages and for leaving the positive feedback. Although updates are far and few between, this build is still ongoing.......even if at a snails pace. I recently finished detailing the canopy and will show some pics soon. I would probably do a better job of making frequent updates except for the fact that lately I've been experiencin
  10. Wow Steve, outstanding build you have going here. Just now catching up on your build as my time has been consumed by other life interests. Keep up the great work and what you're doing here is really inspiring. -Elmo
  11. Steve, Awesome work on the wings; I like the added strengthening pins to secure the join. Seems like you continue to kick it up a notch with each new build.........Looking great so far!
  12. Excellent attention to detail and even better execution. You are really taking this cat to the next level. Good luck and I'm hoping to see another update soon.
  13. Thanks again for the comments gentlemen. If my work serves as inspiration to some then that's definitely something I can be proud of. coneheadff, been a while since we've chatted; I work in the aerospace industry as well so definitely hard times for us as it is for the majority of us. Hope you are well. Going forward I foresee having more bench time available so It shouldn't be 8 months before the next update. I'm hoping maybe weekly at this point. Before I start applying paint to the model, which is the other part of the build I'm dreading as I've only pain
  14. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments; you guys have been sticking with this build for a long time so your continued support is much appreciated. The Underdog, thank you as well for looking and It's never too late to join the party. Seems like you're a new member so make sure you take a look at all the other great work being done by ARC members. I'm not quite sure why some pics are viewable and some aren't. I just checked my phone and couldn't view most of them, even though I could see all of them last night and can see all but one on my laptop right now.
  15. Hello Larry, It's been a while........hope all is well with you and yours. Yep, times are definitely crazy at the moment but I'm hoping we'll see some semblance of normalcy in the very near future. So I'm not sure why you can't see the pics. For some reason I always experience issues with the pics being viewable. I used my wife's cell phone instead of mine to confirm I could view the pics and I was. I'll try and T/S to see if I can figure out what the problem is. Nice hearing from you....TC. -Elmo
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