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Craig Baldwin

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  1. Is the Hazmat Bronco still a go?

    The update is very much appreciated.
  2. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    More great details your adding, loving the results.
  3. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    An impressive indepth work you are doing and keeping us entertained with the updates. The left and right angled parts are actually vents which helped keep a slight positive air pressure on the fuel system to prevented fuel starvation. I forget which, but one was ever so slightly angled differently than the opposite than the other to maintain a consistent pressure, common in many aviation fuel systems. The F-101 could not normally dump fuel. I've added a couple more images from my collection, I hope you don't mind. Just an idea when I built my 1/48 CF-101. The intake is a real pain to assemble and fill with that splitter plate making the filling difficult to say the least. On my kit, I cut out the plate, assembled the intakes, then filled, painted the insides and added a scratched plate from card stock after. The black cone further down the intake in the second image was referred to as the "dog cock" and housed a high pressure round cylinder that held high pressure air to help restart a stalled engine, but rarely used. Happy to see the updates. Craig
  4. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    Happy to answer whatever I can. What you are looking at is the Rotary Armament Door in the reversed position that it would be in flight. That is the side the rocket Genie's would sit. So for cross-country trips the luggage carrier is used and since the door is only hydraulically actuated it would be rotated to the normal missile position down after one of the engines are started. Hydraulics are only available from engine driven pumps or from an external cart for maintenance. In front of the travel pod is a spare engine pneumatic starter to be used if one of the aircraft starters failed away from a home base. Of course they would require maintenance to change it first. The engine starters had a notoriously high failure rate. For engine starts on the ground two things are required, AC electrical power and high pressure air.
  5. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    I've added an image for you to show the fore/aft alignment of the air conditioning inlet in relation to various panels. Note the open panel the RESCUE arrow is pointing to. This panel was opened right after flight and left open with safety pin installed to prevent accidental firing of canopy jettison from ground.
  6. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    Beautiful looking exhausts. Sorry I can not help you with your questions about the Exhaust/Afterburner question. It's so dark up there it would be hard to find references. I would think most of the engine was still intact on a display aircraft like that as without a large modification it would be a lot of work just to hang the burner section in the aircraft for display. Note 2 things on the reference picture of aircraft 70308 (57-0308). Note on the upper leading edge of the vertical stabilizer a small tube open to the front. If I remember correctly it was for the horizontal stab system and not present on some F-101's. The second is the inlet for the airconditioning system that is just above the left nose gear door. This aircraft, it is flush and it may be a raised on the kit. I am not sure if you were aware of these two items but I thought I would mention it. There were actually few differences in the batches of aircraft of F-101B's. This build is great.
  7. Tamiya Release Rumors?

    Seems like a lot of neglect for Century series aircraft.
  8. 1/48 OV-10A Bronco

    Glad to hear of progress being made on this kit. Looking forward to it. I just don't like the unrealistic target dates that some companies seem to repeatedly come up with. Good Luck
  9. First Airbrush and Compressor

    Most of what is available today are decent airbrushes. The biggest hurdle is just mastering the art of airbrushing as the results can be spectacular or disappointing. You will need to get used to the different paints available and their consistencies for good atomization and a smooth finish.
  10. Tamiya Release Rumors?

    I remember the comment about that too, which event is this weekend?
  11. 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4C and F-4D

    Post "shading"
  12. 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4C and F-4D

    I think there were a number of camera configurations used, some lesser known but likely brought in the proper channels. Gene K could likely shed more light on this subject, I remember him having a link to a number of camera configurations.
  13. 1/48 Zoukei Mura F-4C and F-4D

    I had not seen this photo before, captured from the web.
  14. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    We must always make best use of our limited time, I'm enjoying your take on the project and I'm sure the results will do this kit well. Happy Modelling
  15. F-101b Vodoo Revell 1/72

    You've chosen a nice way to add those details. May I add an image that shows the burner can detail from the outside, forward. The forward sections were welded segments and aft section added on with bolts and screws. The weld seams were ground down smooth. Excellent detailing, if you have any questions I would be happy to help if I can.