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    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    HI 🙂 The easiest thing to do is perhaps to just glue the MLGs at a slight angle backwards, by pivoting them on their actual spots for gluing. There should be 2 pins at the base of the pylons (where they fit in the bays). If i remember correctly, these two spots (little pins) per pylon are in a slightly angled position inside the bay so if you just "retract" the gear - it should perfectly fit inside the bay. Of course it doesnt, because the oleos are extended and the gear has the shape as for a parked model sitting on its wheels. I would go with further cutting of the main joints and gluing them back as they should be extended without the weight of the plane, and then do the gluing at a slight angle from the provided pivots. When all dries up solidly, just cut the tiny little hidraulics (1 per gear) for the retraction, to shorten them, until they fit in the shortened distance.
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    1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk IXc, "Kicked Up A Notch" Nov 15/18

    Oh, that's awesoooome! Very GJ!
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Thanks very much, Captain! 🙂 I appreciate it!
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    F-23A Black Widow II

    Hi, and yep, most of them are sadly "invisible". It has something to do with postimage.org which i use for image hosting. Quite some time ago there was a period when all the uploaded pics couldnt be displayed any more. I have no idea why. Then it was ok again. And i still keep using it cause all the pics are just fine... for many many months now. Just like before with postimage. It is a free and very simple/easy platform for uploading and sharing pics. I hope this was a one-off problem and will not be repeated. Meanwhile, 🙂 i have my builds updated on several forums and this is a link where you could see the full build with all the pictures available. 😉 It's in bulgarian though, but i posted the exact same pictures, sometimes less in quantity, but all is basically pretty much the same. Check out the explanation and the steps from over here and review the pics on the linked post. Hope you'll enjoy them!
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    Phantom F-4C 1/48

    You nailed the colors! I like how it looks overall. And that subtle weathering.... Beautiful Phantom!
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    Boeing F-15C MISP II GWH 1/48

    Looking good!
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    1/48 Tamiya P-51D-10 "Detroit Miss", 361FG, 8AF.

    That looks super real! Congrats!
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    There you go 🙂 This one is without flashlight:
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    "What about the display? It really keeps me wondering why such a beautiful build has no landing gear." Oh it has. They are even retractable to allow two display modes, in flight and parked. Checkout the making of. It's at the first page still, from this post on. While for the in-flight mode, it will be a long pylon from a wooden base. I'll take some pics in a jiffy...
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Congrats on your 1K post Mr Foley! 🙂 Btw i took some pics with the golden shines of the sunrise:
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Yeah :) it was a completely different experience. My first time making a model of a pure bomber. Just about everything is different... The shape is for subsonic speeds, the wings are thicker, and this plane is one giant wing. I thought that it is black since I was a kid, but it's not. The proportions, of cockpit to the wings leading edge size for example, are different and all this made me feel like I made a quite different kind of a model. I liked it very much.
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Guys, first thanks very much for the nice comments! Here are a few pics at daylight and one with flashlight. I have not started the exhaust decks yet, but i think i'll need to enjoy it just like that for a little while 🙂 Then i plan on some subtle weathering - very little salt weathering, oil paints, etc., but until then, here she is in its full cleanliness and satin shine:
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Check it out guys 🙂 That's the last masking for the outermost satin lacquer coat. PS: This is at nighttime with flashlight: The masks are off and the canopy masks are off too... shes goooorgeous... i dont have much words right now 🙂
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Nighttime, unmasked, with artificial light.... Checkout the reflections of the patterns. 😉
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    B-2 Spirit / 1/72

    Decals, more masking, blue filtering. I'll need to polish her quite nicely...