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  1. There are these https://www.squadron.com/1-48-True-Details-USAF-Flight-Helmets-1970s-p/td48546.htm
  2. Great Communication, Quick shipping, kit arrived as advertised.
  3. Gents - Here is my completed (well 99%, I realized I forgot the Nav lights) Hasegawa F/A-18 from VFC-13. I couldn't resist the "007" markings. This was just a fun build for myself and is a definite 3 footer model. But now I have an Aggressor on my shelf 🙂 Technically it should be an A model and I build mostly a Charlie Hornet. I decided to leave off the "false canopy" on the bottom. I free handed the camo, I think I'll stick to mask from now on. Paints are mostly Vallejo and Tamiya. ACMI pod is made from a sidewinder. My apologies for the pictures, they are taken with my phone. Next to its younger brother 🙂
  4. Thanks for all the information guys!!
  5. You can use the salt technique for fading paint. It gives you a more random "pattern" than just following the panel lines. I tried it on my PV-1 build. It's hard to see in the photos, but I like the affect. It really shows up nicely on white. Check out Kkarlsen's PBY on LSP. He uses the technique with stunning results. https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/64724-pby-5a-catalina-cutaway/page/22/
  6. Yes!! The black outline on the Gee Bee R1/R2 paint scheme would be awesome !!
  7. As my F-18 hits the paint booth. I decided to build the Airfix 1/48 P-51. I am thinking about possibly doing the markings of a Pacific (Iwo Jima) Bird. I want to put a pilot in the cockpit. Would it more “accurate” (using that term loosely) to use a navy pilot rather than the ETO pilot? From the pictures I have seen, the pilots in the Pacific did not wear the heavy leather flight jackets etc... thanks Brent
  8. Well I got some paint on this bird. I attempted to free hand the camo, probably should stick to rolled putty Painted with Vallejo Model Air Colors and Tamiya Paints.
  9. If you're going to do T-38's how about USNTPS
  10. Looks great, but aren't your wheels on wrong? Or is it just the picture? I believe the "spokes" should face outward.
  11. I think many do different heads. I believe it was the 1/32 academy F-18 that the pilot had different heads for all the configurations. As some one who likes putting pilots in my cockpits, I'm all for any pilots in any configurations we can get.
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