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  1. hi gents and gals. allow me to sing out of the choir giving my preference to the minicraft, provided that you intend to build a shiny cold war cuba missiles crisis buff. so far as i remember -i did it several years ago- the build is almost snafu proof and the box comes with a full panoplia of weapons to stick at your will under the wings. i am speaking of two nice hound dogs (w. decals) 4 skybolts w. pylons, 12 sram, and , a real treat, the adm-20 quail! with clear stands for the all bunch. this is my reccomendation unlesss you prefer the sac camo or the sad mousey post salt ve
  2. dear rob. thank you very much for your suggestions. as i want to build the experimantal version for sentimental reasons -when i was a child i did the monogram snark and i loved her- the operational version is out. i believe that your idea to reproduce on paper the stripes and see by test their positions is, although quite elaborate, a very good idea. i will give it a try. thanks a lot and happy modeling! best ciaos, bobo.
  3. hello everybody. i'm back aftera long absence with a question whose answer is vital in order to complete my lindberg 1/48 snark. actually, i am puzzled by the white stripes positioning. the nice decal sheet has no numbers or at any rate a way to make out which and where the decals must be placed. being the optical markings a main feature of the snark the problem has me stuck at watching the box art and the decal sheet and puttting them aside again and again. frustrating to say tthe least. all reference schematic or hint will be most welcome. thanks in advance best ciaos,
  4. hi you all. i'm back from a geological era. a modeling slump to go afar with simplification. anyway, i saddled up again and for good belting in a few months a pacific "spirit of 76" p-38 and a very nice yellow winged f-2 a buffalo. now, i am beginning to work on this great checkered jug, 1/72nd, academy. the title says it all: neither in my books nor on the internet i was able to find a definitive answer. and, as the thunderbolt has quite a large front section with the very visible air duct i deem the matter quite of relevance. i mean, it ain't the color of the switch that
  5. hi! have a look at this ink: https://www.scalemates.com/it/kits/revell-h-111-saab-j-35-draken--966064 if it's the same kit, then you can see for yourself that you're lucky enough: it's a 72nd scale allright, which for a vintage revell is rather rare! and, look how these 1957 vintage molds have been exploited until right now!!! guess that you'll need some new decals as i fear that the ones provided with the kit must have aged quite too much... happy modeling! ciao. bobo.
  6. hi zach. thanks a lot: i am really absentminded...i was sure that i had posted it in jet modeling, so that without your kind contribution i would have waited for answers in vain... many thanks indeed, zach! best ciaos, bobo.
  7. hi everybody, after a long absence. somewhat of a personal revolution yeah but still, i've been modeling though at a slower pace. now i have a question about the big red stencil panel that appears on the fuselage of my korean war f-80c ft-547 "evil eye fleagle". i've been researching a lot, but i'm still puzzled with the outcome: does it go on both sides of the fuse or -which from the pics looks more likely...though...- only on the left side? thank you in advance! best ciaos and...happy modeling! bobo.
  8. hi everybody, after a long absence. somewhat of a personal revolution yeah but still, i've been modeling though at a slower pace. now i have a question about the big red stencil panel that appears on the fuselage of my korean war f-80c ft-547 "evil eye fleagle". i've been researching a lot, but i'm still puzzled with the outcome: does it go on both sides of the fuse or -which from the pics looks more likely...though...- only on the left side? thank you in advance! best ciaos and...happy modeling! bobo.
  9. hi rcaf*100. sorry for answering with such a delay, but actually i did not remember of this post of mine. i thank you for your kind attention, but i have eventually found this kit, well, if memory serves, i believe at an antiquarian place in poland (!) actually the story goes that the guy did not ship internationally, but i did not surrender, so i asked a polish friend of mine to buy it for me and eventually he sent it to my place... the kit now is in the stash, awaiting for the helo-rush -which in the meantime had subsided- to rise up again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ once more, thank you ver
  10. hi berkut. thank you for appreciating my -hard- job on the blinder. actually, i'm not sure that i would embark myself on another mikro-mir kit...or as for that on any eastern european manufacturers' kit. now i know enough about their quality standards and don't have any confidence that they can do anything better than what they've been doing. which is deplorable...๐Ÿ‘Ž i say it again, berkut: a zen exercise is an interesting experience, but one needs to be a monk to insist. i'd rather hope that some chinese company puts its hands on the 1/144 b-2...it seems that this
  11. hello guys and gals! i'm back after a long journey with the mikro-mir 1/144 tu-22kd. it was a true adventure, where i had litterally to carve the parts out of gigantic flashes and misaligned moldings. actually i had to carve out the single parts as from raw pieces of styrene, where the telling of where the real part started, and where it was to be cut away was really a blind guess. on the other side there was an incredible molding skill that produced fine details as if a good 1/72 kit had been downsized to 1/144. this meant lots of microscopic parts so thin that just cutti
  12. hi scott. watch your arcmailbox: yesterday i sent you a pm as requested, but possibly you didn't see it yet. ciao, bobo.
  13. ooohhh...holy shot, ed! it's really a trompe-l'oeil: i would have bet that my pic was some sort of an exeption that deceived me, but the deception stands in the light play instead! and the examples you bring in just confirm how certain light conditions can really make you see things diffferent from what they are in reality. indeed, as an ex-photographer i should know this very well, and sometimes a shadowplay can be very useful in creating an image... but not in modeling, huh? again, thanks a lot, ed, and again i am grateful for your kind comment on my job. have
  14. and no argument intended...just, your answers were so sharp that it loked like i was challenging you with my pic. speaking of which, not to contradict you, or show a hard head, but to satisfy completely my curiosity, i have found another pic that inspired my choice. please find it atached herebelow. naturally, comments are mostwelcome. thank you again fo your attention and your appreciating my hun all notwithstanding... great ciaos, and happy modeling!
  15. ok, ok, guys... i did not want to start an argument at all, and you evidently know so much better than me. pity that i will keep an f-100 c, with d model markings and the wrong exhaust... nobody is perfect. thank you for your constructive comments and for sharing your knowledge. best ciaos, and happy modeling, bobo.
  16. dear ed and airmechaja. the picture attached was the stronger basis on which i decided for the type of burner you call 102. actually, i'm a bit of a perfectionist about philology, but i'm not really an expert, then i might well have misinterpreted this pic and the few others that now, for me, would need a whole afternoon of net surfing to find them back. i thank you for your keen and kind attention. if you'll feel like that, a comment on the picture accluded will be very welcome. tia. my very best ciaos...and happy modeling... yours, bobo.
  17. dear ed and hemspilot, thank you so much for appreciating my job. @ed: your remark puzzles me, as i selected that a/b can exactly because in my photo research i saw it on early model, usaf, f-100s, that was what i wanted...๐Ÿ˜ฎ please check your info and let me know. thank you. @hemspilot: she will look great! the hun is one of the aircrafts where the skyblazer's livery fits better.๐Ÿ‘ again, thanks to both of you. my best ciaos, bobo.
  18. hi everybody! i'm so happy to have finished this build that i just want to show it off straight in "jets". i must congratulate the trumpeter people because they made a kit that built as if it were a tamiya. i know the objections about the nose/intake part, but at risk of being judged superficial, i must say that had i not read of that in the reviews, i wouldn't have noticed. the kit did build like a bed of roses and though some challenging, critical phases as it's fine to be, it was pure fun, with a great deal of fine details to paint -actually i believe that i spent more t
  19. hi everybody! this time i'm gonna break the rules and publish on this forum section rather than the "display case" which i deem to receive little attention in our forum. hope that i won't get a stick hit on my fingers... yeah, my guys, i have built the thud and with her i have completed my 1/72 "century series", which makes me, modestly, PROUD! the previous project, the super sabre, was a former step in this achievement, but the lack (!!!) of the warning red stripes on the decal sheet -i am waiting stripe decals to be delivered as aftermarket item- make her labeled as "incomplet
  20. dear solo: thank you very much! this is a precious info, all the more so as i live too on the eastern shore of the pond, i.e. italy. then, poland is much more accessible than the transatlantic places; also, i see that the company is really specialized in custom modelers' decal production, which isn't easy to find. as for translation, i see a british flag in the upper right of the page but it seems to be not working yet. in case, i will try with google transaltor, or, with many thanks, i will take advantage from your -surely more reliable- translations. i will p.m. you, ok?
  21. hi solo. great job! always searching someone who would make custom decals, could you disclose the contact to your "small company"? thanks in advance. best ciaos, bobo.
  22. thank you very much, sbarc, very kind of you. so you're from b.c., canada: 26 years ago my future wife and me traveled from seattle, wa, where she was for a master in hindi language at the uw, and came right up to british columbia (awesome primordial lagoon landscape from the ferry), then reached vancouver and went back down to the u.s. in seattle. it was christmas holidays... we enjoyed each and every mile of that trip! after that, on the shore of lake washington, i asked her to become my wife....wow!!! have a great day, be well...and happy modeling! best ciaos, bobo.
  23. hi people! i've been so busy with modeling that i didn't have mind to publish what i was, eh, modeling, since several months ago... then you'l lfind herebelow the links to the google photo albums dedicated to each subject, if you'd mind to have a look. -f-84g+mk vii: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KLkXGegwNAwazuzKA -b-17g "little miss mischief": https://photos.app.goo.gl/oF8WTTK7SPXbnEWM8 -b-17f "memphis belle": https://photos.app.goo.gl/X3V7oCPDX9YLBmjU9 -b-24d "dopey": https://photos.app.goo.gl/SZ2QBZvnhtfv2ecc6 -b-29 korean war "united notions": https://
  24. hi everybody. again, looking for the "same-old-story" unavailable and badly needed decals. looks like a curse: i see hundreds of f-105's decals but for the ones i want...i.e. the red stripes and ace of spades tailed 563rd tfs's. does anybody have a surplus or at any rate willing to part from, 1/72 microscale f-105d #72-178 decal sheet? i would buy one for -almost!- any reasonable price. thanks in advance for checking your decal dungeon๐Ÿ˜€...to help your search, please look at the attached image. pleeeaaaseee...don't leave me wait too long...๐Ÿคค have a happy model
  25. norbert we are not acquainted, but let me say in capital letters that this is a true masterpiece! how were you able to make head/helmet with such fine tolerances that they can fit one ino the other so perfectly?!!! great! best ciaos, bobo.
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