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  1. oortiz10

    Revell 1/48 F9F Panther

    Oh...now you tell me... 😉 -O
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    Revell 1/48 F9F Panther

    Hey modelguy2, I'm working on the same kit and waiting on that same decal sheet. I'm planning on doing the green VMFT-20 markings. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this one. Good luck! I'll be watching. Cheers, -O
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    Revell 1/48 F-5E Tiger II

    Howdy ARC, Before I show my progress, I'd like to thank everyone for the pats on the back. Much appreciated! So, I was able to get a little done on my F-5. The pit was installed and the fuselage was closed up. The fuselage's fit wasn't great, so I lost a lot of the raised detail to filling and sanding. As a result, I decided to rescribe the whole airframe. I'm almost ready to spray some paint. I got the windscreen and wheel wells masked. I used Silly Putty for the wells. Some of you might have noticed that the intakes aren't installed yet. You can see straight through the intakes all the way to the exhausts on this one. I haven't glued the intakes on yet because I'm trying to figure out how to solve this little problem. That and I want to paint the area of the fuselage behind the intakes before I assemble them. Anyway, that's it for now. Thanks for looking. Your questions and comments are welcome, so feel free to drop your two cents in the bucket. Cheers! -O
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    Monogram 1/48 F95 Panther

    Hey ARC, Not a whole lot to show with this update. Just wanted to share that the wings and fuselage have been mated, and the whole airframe's been rescribed. I'm waiting on a masking set I ordered. Once it arrives, I'll be able to start splashing some paint. I was also able to track down a set of replacement decals. Those are on their way too. Maybe I'll turn my attention to the fiddly bits while I wait for my goodies to arrive. Thanks for stopping by. As usual, your comments and criticisms are welcome. Cheers! -O
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    Iron Eagle = AWESOME

    Nothing left to say. Iron Eagle (Yang) is a first-rate trader. Deal with confidence! -O
  6. Hey ARC, The title pretty much says it all. I've Googled the begeezus out of this, but my research is inconclusive. It looks like the gear legs vary from metal color to white, but I can't really find anything definitive about the wells or doors. From pictures, it's difficult to tell if the gear well and door interior color is white or a metal color. I think either white or metal would be OK for the legs but does anyone have any solid info on the gear well and door interior color? Thanks in advance, -O
  7. OK ARC, Some time ago, I picked up the F9F-5 I'm working on, and this kit, for less than 10 bucks at a swap meet. I've had a minor setback with the Panther, so I thought I'd start on this one. I've been inspired by Bashaces build, so, here goes...! The kit's instructions say that Step 1 is assembly of the cockpit. Step 1 should be, "Don't leave your instructions where your new Lab puppy can reach them." That aside, I was able to get the cockpit parts painted up and assembled. I added some paper belts to add some visual interest. That's where things stand as of now. Stay tuned and I'll post more pictures when there's more to share. In the meantime, feel free to share your comments and questions. Cheers! -O
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    Monogram 1/48 F95 Panther

    Hey John, I was planning on doing a USMC Panther. Problem is, my lab puppy got into my office and shredded my decal sheet. I'm still going to do a GSB Panther, but I'll have to see what markings I can find for sale. Anyway, despite the decal setback, I've continued mashing plastic. I've gotten the cockpit painted and installed, and the fuselage halves together. The cockpit is mostly OOB. I say mostly because I did add some seat belts cut from strips of paper and some "rope" ejection pulls made from twisted strands of fine copper wire. While the glue on the fuselage dried, I turned my attention to the lower wings. I decided I'd rescribe the panel lines, so I went ahead and did that before I painted the wheel wells. That's where I'm at with the Panther. I'll be rescribing the fuselage next. Thanks for stopping by. Questions and comments are welcome. Feel free to drop your two cents in the bucket! Cheers! -O
  9. Hey ARC, Some time ago, I picked up two Revellogram kits for less than 10 bucks at a swap meet. One was the F-5 and the other was the F9F Panther. My goal is to get the Panther done before school starts. I have to be back in the classroom on the 20th, but the kids don't start until the 23rd. I'm going to try to get as much as I can done before work gets in the way. Ultimately, I'd like to try to finish both. Realistically, I'm hoping to finish the Panther. So...here we go! Wish me luck! -O
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    1/48 F-18E Super Hornet

    Darren, I've started an -E and struggled with the intakes too. have the -F in the stash, but I'd love to hear how you handled the nose! When I got around to assembling the nose on my -E, I tended up with a noticeable depression on both sides below the LEX and cockpit where the two halves go together. I didn't notice the same "rut" on the -Es you've built. I'd love to know how you did it. Your R/M Superbugs look amazing! Thanks! -O
  11. Hey fellow plastic mashers, I recently finished Revell's 1/48 CH-34D. It was only my third helo, and I thought I'd build another one. I've been in the mood to build something big, so I pulled Revell's Jolly Green Giant out of the stash. I started with building the engine assemblies. The kit's fit isn't bad, but the parts do have a lot of flash. I only used a little bit of Mr. Surfacer on one of the nacelles. When dry-fitted to the fuselage, it seems that the assemblies will go together pretty well. I'm planning on building the kit OOB, but I couldn't help adding some tape seatbelts to the very visible cockpit. That's pretty much all I have so far. I'm getting ready to close up the fuselage. Once I do, I'll post some more pictures. Comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome. Thanks for looking! -O
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    Revell 1/48 CH-34D

    This is Revell's 1/48 UH-34D built it to represent a machine from HMM-361. I don't know if this BuNo served in this squadron or if YN32 even existed, but I used the markings I had on hand. The squadron code on the nose were masked and painted. The stripes on the yellow decking were found in the spares drawer. Some seatbelts were made out of tape. Everything else was in the box. Some fiddly parts with vague or poor attachment points were left off. The rest was painted with MM enamels, and weathered with pastels and Flory's washes. Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks for looking! Cheers, -O
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    Monogram 1/48 F-86 Sabre Jet

    Great! Looking forward to seeing it. Cheers, -O
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    Monogram 1/48 F-86 Sabre Jet

    Here you go nitehawk008, these are for you... Cheers! -O
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    Hobby Boss 48th P-51D Mustang

    No worries. My post was tongue in cheek. I meant no disrespect. It turns out that I did a little research on the gear as my build was going together, but I didn't find anything either. I'm not a rivet counter, but I'm glad I caught and fixed the problem on my project. Good luck with your build. Happy modeling! Cheers, Omar