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  1. Here's a link to one of the better breakdowns I've found: My link
  2. Hope this helps...love those Blackbird builds!!
  3. If you wish, pm me an email and I will send you what I have...
  4. Are you interested in the outer or underside details?
  5. Blackbird Resurrection: A Novel Based on the Reactivation of the Sr-71
  6. Hi guys I will be building the FW14B in 1/12 with some figures and a simple dio. I found this kit at a show...it was labeled as started, but as far as I can tell only the intake has been glued to the tub and the engine block halves are glued together. Most of the parts are off the sprues so not sure if it's all there yet. I found the Mansell and Senna figures on Ebay a while back and decided to buy them in case I ever build this kit, and now seems like a great time with this GB going on. This is my inspiration... Glad to be on board!
  7. All this banter about nature photography...I felt compelled to see if Animal would critique these shots from the Sprint Boat U.S Nationals this last weekend in Long Beach. http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/imageA.jpg http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/imageB.jpg http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/longbeachss80jcarlos_1_of_1_.jpg Up until this bird found the intake of the 500cid Chevy, this boat was in the lead for the overall win. A bad day for all concerned!
  8. I briefly met Brian Schul at a book signing years back, and while standing in line and listening to him interact with the public, you definitely got a sense of his flair for the dramatic. That combined with the awesome capability of the SR-71...no doubt could make strong pilots do silly things, I'd guess. In any case I've always considered the Habu to be dedicated American patriots rather than "hero's". Now the men flying the A-12's, they had a big set on em'! I've read of at least one pilot who walked away from the program before they got the inlet scheduling/pressures sussed out. Great m
  9. Apu

    LED Lights

    I have used these for cockpit lighting and it worked very well. This link is only for example and not meant as an endorsement for the seller... http://www.ebay.com/itm/12ft-2-0mm-FIBER-OPTIC-FIBRE-MODEL-LIGHTING-Dioramas-etc-etc-FREE-illuminator-/370816109595?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item56565ccc1b
  10. If your gonna be making a lot of em over time, find an ALPS printer...thermal transfer with white option! Expensive-ish, but best printer available behind screen print!
  11. I've seen them from Model Art/Minichamps and also BMW's house brand, but both are OOP and can get spendy. Perhaps there are more...I just did a search on eBay and found a maroon 740 for $150. You may have to play the waiting game and keep a search open for a cheaper deal. Edit: the one on eBay is an E32 (1994)
  12. I believe the 1:24 7 series is only available in diecast.
  13. I ordered a vac-form D-21B at the end of last year. Waited about 4 weeks and contacted them. No answer...waited another two weeks and no answer again. I asked for a refund just before the Paypal limit expired and had it in my account almost immediately. Not sure what to make of that!?!
  14. Here's a great example of Humbrol Metalcote...it airbrushes just as well in my experience.
  15. I did a quick search and found only PE kits for the Trumpeter and Hasegawa P-38's in 1/48, for building different variants. Perhaps they can be grafted onto the Revell, but I'm not familier with it personally. I found 4 or 5 different sets offered by Eduard on Ebay for around $25 each. Revell/ Monogram/ AMT, etc. do not get as much love from the European aftermarket in my experience. Hope this helps!
  16. For some reason the URL won't show up as I type it...I call shenanigans on the link linker! Just surf on over and peruse the general discussions.
  17. Some folks over at Z-5 evidently got their feelings hurt by the bunny's as well; ***? "5 pages of rank stupidity and Monty Python...typical to forget that it was Eduard that bashed that site and it's members and spend 5 pages bashing Jennings...the only guy there with a functioning memory apparently. Pffftttt...." I told myself I was gonna quit posting in this tailspin of a thread but it's too much fun!
  18. Thanks for your response Bruce, I appreciate it. Please indulge me in sussing this out a bit more since my understanding of aerodynamics is only superficial. As I'm understanding it, the airflow bled off the turbine inlet beginning at 1.5 mach is fed through the bypass tubes into the afterburner. So, in the lower picture, the circular holes on the outer burner nozzle are ports feeding positive pressure up against the tertiary doors, effectively overcoming whatever spring tension the doors have and closing them? With the afterburner nozzle being mostly symmetrical, and six bypass tubes around
  19. Everything I've read says that at 3+ mach, the tertiary doors are closed in the afterburner section. My question is, are they closed partially like door "A", or fully clamped shut like Doors "B & C"? Any info or pictures (if they exist at full mach) is very much appreciated! http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/insideviewoftertiarydoorsxsResize.jpg" />[/img] http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/356657493_b14d23ec27_z.jpg" />[/img]
  20. Found this while researching old bunny fighter cartoons; helps explain post #1: "I still have less of an actual problem with the fact that Eduard are cheaping out and not doing a proper bis fuselage than I do about the manner in which they handled the situation surrounding it. They have very much a "holier than thou" attitude, which we've seen demonstrated several times before (remember the rabbits?). Apparently they think so much of themselves and their products that they can afford to show public disdain for their customers and their customers' feelings about their products. I hate to bre
  21. BMC had a very intuitive front page...haven't found another one like it anywhere. What killed me was the suddeness of it all. It alienated a lot of people I considered my friends and they haven't surfaced since, on any forum I've frequented, which is 8 or 9 on an average day. Anyway, time will tell... The tutorial folders plus the index (including all the pictures) is 61MB. PM USMC and take up his offer for the disc. If that doesn't work out, pm me and I'll have it to you in a couple days. ARC has the most active poster's IMO, even at 3am...never a dull moment! LoL
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