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  2. HAD Models from Hungary made some really nice resin airfield trucks. I'm mostly interested in the starter truck, however, the fueler/tanker is also something I'm looking for. Please let me know if you have one you'd like out of your life. Thanks, Chris
  3. What is the correct interior green for a P-47D?

    Thanks for all the replies. I went ahead and painted it Euro 1 Green. It looks ok to me.
  4. Mini-Review: BUFFMaster Products HSABs

    I'm right there with you. I love every opportunity to speak up whenever Super Bug surfaces. He is a scammer and a thief to many. Chris
  5. I'd like to add some equipment like tow tractors, fuel trucks, etc to a large base I have for jets like a Mig-31 and/or Su-24. Advanced Modelling makes some weapons carts, but that's about all I can find. There are some nice tow bars for Flankers, but they don't seem to be universal to other aircraft. Thanks. Chris
  6. What is the correct interior green for a P-47D?

    Gentlemen, Thanks for all of your replies. Thanks for your help. Chris
  7. What is the correct color for the cockpit of a P-47D bubble-top? I have a few different options for "interior green", and none of them appear to be the same. Brand and number would be most helpful. Thanks, Chris
  8. B-26K bomb bay questions

    Were there any significant differences in the bomb bay of the B-26K with regards to its predecessors? I've seen some pictures of the RB-26K with cameras mounted in the bay and clear cutouts on the doors. Was this typical for the Ks? Were stores primarily slung under the wings leaving the bomb bays empty for the most part (translation: can I get away with closing the bomb doors on my 1/48 build)? Or, buy my Cutting Edge and Paragon sets from me so I won't have to worry about this? Thanks, Chris
  9. Is the Hazmat Bronco still a go?

    I was able to score the Paragon set, Testors kit, and Cutting Edge decals for super cheap. I'll gladly send them to EBay if this project is moving forward. I'd love to see it one day (soon). Thanks, Chris
  10. Happy ending. I found the missing Fencer parts I initially posted about. They were with the vinyl wheels and are made of that as well. What's the suggested adhesive to glue vinyl to plastic? Epoxy or CA? Thanks, Chris
  11. Su-24 weapons question

    I'm working on the Trumpeter 1/48 Fencer and almost to the point where I have to start considering what kind of weapons to put on it. I have a nice array of resin candidates from North Star, Kazan, and Advanced Modeling. Some of the larger weapons like the KAB-1500L, Kh-59, and Kh-29s will limit how many stores I can use due to their (real world) size and weight. On the lighter -side, I can load up a bunch of smaller FAB bombs on MERs carried on the belly and large rockets (S-25 series) or more FAB general purpose bombs. More bombs equals more PITA to get them aligned. Do you have any suggestions on an interesting loadout while maintaining a sense of accuracy? Thanks, chris
  12. Has anyone bashed the Tamiya F-14 using Hasegawa wings?

    I can't wait until 2021. 😉
  13. Has anyone bashed the Tamiya F-14 using Hasegawa wings?

    Did you take any WIP pictures? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Chris
  14. I've been messing around with the Tamiya F-14 for a while for a catapult launch diorama. The Tamiya kit is molded with the flaps and slats retracted. They'll need to be lowered for the diorama. KASL Hobby makes a resin wing set with these parts hanging down. I just noticed that the resin wings are warped. KASL added some wire down the wing for strength, but it looks like the resin droops where the wire stops. I've tried the hot water trick, but this hasn't fixed the problem. There are two distinct bends in each wing. Photos don't show any evidence to suggest that they are anything but straight down the entire wing. I have a few Hasegawa kits available to cannibalize the wings. They are nearly identical to the Tamiya wings. The pivot point on the Tamiya wing lines up well with the Hasegawa "notch". Getting the internals to work seems tricky. Has anyone tried this modification? Ive spent a ton of time and some descent cash (including $50 for the crappy resin wings) to make this work. I often look the other way when it comes to accuracy or dimension issues, however, this isn't one I can live with. Thanks, Chris
  15. What's the best kit you built in 2017?

    1/48 Testors SR-71 with scratchbuilt LASRE and other funnites.