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About swbailey

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  • Birthday 10/26/1959

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    Aurora, Colorado, US
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    US Coast Guard aviation, Small Air Forces, Anniversary & Special Paint Schemes, Colorful airliners, spaceflight, and American Civil War ironclads.

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  1. USAFsparkchaser- Was jm190 able to get you the decals you needed? If not, let me know as I have an original sheet from the 1983 issue of the kit which you can have. I was planning to do my F-106 in 191FIS Michigan ANG markings, so the 87th FIS markings are not going to be used. Stewart
  2. Finally finished.... only 3 weeks late. Still, I am rather pleased with the results!
  3. Anyone have a set of decals from the US Coast Guard version of the Hasegawa 1/72 P5M Marlin that they are not using? I would be willing to pay for a set... I started building this particular aircraft before Hasegawa issued the USCG variant and had kit bashed a whole bunch of USCG related decals to do it. Unfortunately, the box and its contents went underwater during 2017's Hurricane Harvey and the decals were destroyed. Getting back to work on this model and would still like to do her as a P5M-2G. Thanks! Stewart
  4. Well, it looks like three builds in the group build was a little beyond my reach, as life interfered as it has a way of doing. Got this one to final painting over the weekend and am pleased with the results. Both aircraft have their upper and lower paint schemes, but I have to go back and paint the dappling on the sides. Then of course, gloss coats, decals, flat coats and final assembly, etc. Hopefully, now that I've gotten them this far, I should be able to finish up within the next couple weeks. It's been an enjoyable group build and it pushed me to take on a couple models
  5. Congratulations on a phenomenal build! You can be really proud of that one!
  6. Mr. Bailey,


       Many thanks for the elaboration on the actual outfit depicted by my recent T-33A build. I could have sworn I saw a "bird" almost identical to it when I was in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area back in the late 1980s. I was an aerospace engineer at the time and went to several chemical milling firms in the area.

       Mea culpa for the outfit's location error! I should have thought of Houston, too. I was guilty of past memories.


    Hoosier Flieger (Carl Jarosz)

  7. Beautiful build! The T-33 is such a sweet aircraft.. BTW, just to correct the description, the markings are for an aircraft of the 111th Fighter Squadron of the 147th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard. They are based at Ellington Field, just south of Houston, and like many ANG fighter units of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, they had T-33s attached to the unit as squadron utility aircraft performing familiarization flights, acting as an aggressor or as a fast transport for normally desk-bound officers who still needed to get in some flight time. Today the 111th is flying the MQ-9 Reaper
  8. After a bit of dusting and cleaning, I went back to apply the RLM 76 Lichtblau to the undersides and sides of the two aircraft. Used some very old Humbrol, but it was still good even after 20+ years in the can. I was pleased with the results. Hopefully, this week I can start on the upper side colors...
  9. It's been quite a while since I've had a chance to work on my third entry to the group build, but this weekend, I got back at it. Just before I stopped working on it in April in order to finish other models for the big Model Mania contest in Houston, I got the two aircraft masked, primed and painted on the pre-shading for the panel lines.
  10. Incredible job! Can't wait to see the finished product!
  11. Nice work! It will be interesting to see what you can do to turn this rough kit into a presentable model!
  12. Haven't done a lot of work on the Fuhrungsmachine since I was concentrating on finishing my Fw-190D-11. However, I did start doing a little work this weekend. Put the canopy on the Ju-88 and masked it with Bare Metal foil. With a canopy that has so many panels, it can be a bit tedious... After masking I shot some RLM 66 Schwarzgrau to replicate the interior color of the canopy frames. Had enough extra paint, I sprayed it as a primer over my seams. They looked pretty good! Only a tiny bit of clean up to do on them and I'll be ready to prime and paint the model after minimal rescribing of
  13. ProModeler 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw-190D-11. Complete (with the exception of some exhaust stains which will be added shortly).
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