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  1. Here's Italeri's 1/48 AH-1Z that I converted to Bell's AH-1(4B)W demonstrator. I posted pictures in The Display Case but didn't post any here. I have a few more projects in the works that I think will get done before life "gets back to normal".
  2. I like it! Very dramatic. Nice work! -O
  3. Did you build your B-1 in-flight or use resin wheels? My wife picked up this monster for me at a yard sale for around $15. It's complete except for 1 main gear wheel. I need part #A90; inner main gear wheel. It's INCORRECTLY listed in the instructions as A88 Main Gear Wheel. It's the inner wheel half that does not have the axle. I'm willing to pay for the part and shipping. Please reply, PM or email me at oortiz10 at yahoo dot com if you can help. Thanks! -O *This is also posted in the Buy and Sell and Jet Modeling
  4. Did you build your B-1 in-flight or use resin wheels? My wife picked up this monster for me at a yard sale for around $15. It's complete except for 1 main gear wheel. I need part #A90; inner main gear wheel. It's INCORRECTLY listed in the instructions as A88 Main Gear Wheel. It's the inner wheel half that does not have the axle. I'm willing to pay for the part and shipping. Please reply, PM or email me at oortiz10 at yahoo dot com if you can help. Thanks! -O *This is also posted in the Jet Modeling and Spares Box fo
  5. Did you build your B-1 in-flight or use resin wheels? My wife picked up this monster for me at a yard sale for around $15. It's complete except for 1 main gear wheel. I need part #A90; inner main gear wheel. It's INCORRECTLY listed in the instructions as A88 Main Gear Wheel. It's the inner wheel half that does not have the axle. I'm willing to pay for the part and shipping. Please reply, PM or email me at oortiz10 at yahoo dot com if you can help. Thanks! -O *This is also posted in the Buy and Sell and Spares Box fo
  6. Hey JP77, This was a fun build. I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid and loved the Sabre's markings. For mine, everything on it is paint. I freehanded the dragon onto some paper then transferred it to some tape to make my own mask. If you look at pictures of the plane or stills from the movie, you can see that the dragon on the real plane is more detailed. I didn't have very good references to use, nor am I a very good artist, so I shot for "close enough." Sorry I couldn't be more help. Thanks for bringing back this moldy-oldie. I'm glad you enjoyed my build. T
  7. Links fixed. Thanks for the suggestion Carlos! -O
  8. Hey ARC, This is a project that had been thinking about for a while. My plan was to build all the (major) USMC Cobra variants in 1/48. Before KH released their Whiskey and Zulu variants, the venerable (read: inaccurate) Italeri kits were the only options. I had read that the Whiskey would take a lot of work to make accurate, and the Zulu was a mix between the (inaccurate) Whiskey, Bell's 4-bladed (4B) demonstrator, and the Zulu. I realized that making either boxing into accurate-ish representations of a Whiskey and a Zulu was beyond my skills, so the kits just sat in the closet...until re
  9. Ooh, this is a fun one. I'll play... I've gotten more done since March as I did in all of 2019! Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. Vb Hobby Boss 1/48 A-7A Corsair II Hasegawa 1/48 A-4E Skyhawk Los Angeles County's Stay Home order is supposed to extend until July at the earliest but likely August. I'm a teacher so I don't see the lockdown letting up for me until the Fall
  10. Hey ARC, The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for the skids from Monogram's 1/48 AH-1S skids. If you have an old junk kit or shelf queen you're looking to unload, please contact me. I'm posting in the Buy & Sell and Spares Box forums too. Thanks, -O
  11. Hey ARC, The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for the skids from Monogram's 1/48 AH-1S skids. If you have an old junk kit or shelf queen you're looking to unload, please contact me. I'm posting in the Helicopter and Buy & Sell forums too. Thanks, -O
  12. Hey ARC, The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for the skids from Monogram's 1/48 AH-1S skids. If you have an old junk kit or shelf queen you're looking to unload, please contact me. I'm posting in the Helicopter and Spares Box forums too. Thanks, -O
  13. Thanks for the pats on the back, ARC. Hey longmc, yeah, if you really look at the forward part of the fuselage, you'll see the skinny nose and squashed intake. Again, only if you're really looking...or an A-7 expert. Otherwise, I think it looks OK built up. One other area you'll need to pay attention to is the rudder. On the kit it's too tall. HB modeled it extending all the way up to the fin cap. In reality, it only extends to the "kink" in the trailing edge. I fixed it by simply cutting off the extra bit and gluing it directly to the tail. After some fi
  14. First of all, thanks everyone for the compliments. Much appreciated. I'm glad you like my Skyhawk and thanks for looking. Second, to answer your question Underdog, I use Testors' Dullcote Lacquer. I thin it 1:1 with lacquer thinner, and it gives me a nice dead-dull finish. Let me know if have any other questions. Cheers, -O
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