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About Ivy-5

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  • Birthday 09/14/1969

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  1. Hi ! Thanks for your kind comment. Well, would you believe that I forgot about this build till today ? IIRC the seat misses some paint and straps, and landing gear doors need to be cemented. Thanks for the reminder, should try to finish it soon now. Of course I have excuses, as in the meantime I got involved in some other conversion works Monogram-Koster Privateer Tamiya-AMT Skyraider AEW-1 While currently (read lazily) working on a Tamiya-Matchbox AD-5 Cheers !
  2. Hi all, time to call this done ! Figure is from Reedoak, painting is my fault. Cheers !
  3. Hi ! Wow, 10 months since the last update ! Ok, time to get back at work with antennas and guns. TBC with props and landing gear. Cheers !
  4. Great job Joel ! Will you really hide the engine under a cowling ?
  5. Hi Janne. This is looking really promising. What did you choose for the paintscheme ?
  6. Sorry, post-war Privateers had no nose-art (wich is a pity, IMHO).
  7. Hi ! from my limited experience with vac kits, they can be as easy (or as crappy) to build as injected kits depending on kit engineering. In 1/48, as was already said, Dynavector and Koster are good kits, as are Falcon, Aeroclub or Sierra Scale: parts are easy to cut without damage, fit is good, sheets are thick enough to allow cementing without too much reinforcement... What subject or timeframe are you looking for ?
  8. Hi again ! Some more work in the last few days: Some fuselage weathering with oils More decals, and off with the masks Now oil and decals are going to dry for some days before going on. Cheers !
  9. Thanks ! Darren, this kit is too nice to stay in a stash. I'd be happy to follow your build.
  10. It should be here when it's available: LSM Cobra kits The engines are resin Koster parts with some wiring added.
  11. Hi again ! Sernak, the Cobra kit should be available again thanks to Mike West at LSM. Just be patient... Joel, glad to see you back ! Thanks for the comments. Bill Koster is a master designer, and his kits go together fairly nicely. All vac kits do not fall in the same league however. Oh and when I was talking about a new year, it was a new academic year, starting September. Not that fast a build... Back to the Privateer. The cockpit was dressed up with parts from the Eduard B-24J set and scratch-built seats and overhead panels A
  12. Some more work : A Privateer taking shape Now I'm working on the canopy and turrets, the fuselage should be ready in the next few days. Cheers !
  13. Hi all, I know I should first finish my FJ-3, but with the new year I had to start something new : Overall, the fit is nice with some filler needed.
  14. Hi ! It seems you will have to build everything from scratch as the radar operator compartment is not provided in the kit. My link I have some projects involving blue Skyraiders, and judging from aftermarket decal availability it seems that AD never flew over Korea in any scale...
  15. No, it's a front/left view, maybe taken on the same day as your picture.
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