JesusNut

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    Vietnam Era Helicopters, WWII era aircraft
  1. I will see what I can find. Thanks again!
  2. Thank you sir!. I will try that tomorrow. And by turpenoid, I am assuming you mean the stuff from an art supply store and not the "hot" stuff from the big box?
  3. So, a couple lessons learned. First, turpentine from the big box store will remove oil paints from the model. Second, it will also dissolve the glue holding the wings together! Maybe I should not use quite so much! Since I was able to remove most of it, I decided to try again with this technique. I was able to tone it down some, but it still seemed a little too much. Does anyone have any references or videos showing this technique on aircraft? I have seen quite a few for armor, but armor gets down and dirty in the mud and earth. While this particular aircraft was flown in Tunisia, and therefore will show some of the desert sands, I will also be working on some Pacific war aircraft in the near future, i.e a TBM and an SBD, and eventually a couple Corsairs. While one of the Corsairs will be a land based aircraft, the rest will be carrier based and I am not sure how to go about this. Any ideas?
  4. I have not tried that. I used mineral spirits, but that did not remove much. I will try turpenoid and see what happens. Thanks Tom!
  5. My first attempt at oil-dot weathering. Ummm, I think I overdid it. This aircraft was in Tunisia during the war, but I am not sure it was this dirty. Does anyone have any advice on how to remove some of this without a total repaint, especially since the decals are already on. I am also gonna pose this question in the tips section. Thanks for any advice you can provide.
  6. My first attempt at oil-dot weathering. Ummm, I think I overdid it. This aircraft was in Tunisia during the war, but I am not sure it was this dirty. Does anyone have any advice on how to remove some of this without a total repaint, especially since the decals are already on. I am also gonna pose this question in the tips section. Thanks for any advice you can provide.
  7. Ok, thanks! Makes it easy then. And parts that don't have to be installed now.
  8. Thanks Tony! I had planned to do that, but am unsure at what position. I know they had some kind of locking/latching mechanism, but does that keep them fully closed or do they bleed down and slowly open as the pressure bleeds off?
  9. A few shots of my latest effort. Primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500 black, then painted with Tamiya paints. Attempted marbling an initial coat, then overspraying with a highly thinned top coat. Added a couple drops of white to paint the rudder, as it was fabric and would weather a little different. Next step is applying the decals and weathering. Again, critiques are welcome. My puttying efforts leave a lot to be desired and I will need to do better next time. Got a little impatient with wanting to put some paint down and did not take the time to get it right. I guess I thought the paint would cover some of it up. Lesson learned. Thanks for looking.
  10. That was my dad's helicopter in Vietnam. Or rather, the one he flew the most while he was over there. But the pilot pictured was one of the Thai's that flew in a "sister" company. He was in the 195th AHC from August '69 to July '70. I plan on building that aircraft eventually. Thanks for the info on that sub. I will try to find that kit. I want to try to build that one as well as the sub I was on in the early 90's.
  11. Floyd, is that how the center console comes in the kit? With all the knobs and such? If so, that is amazing detail, especially in 1/48. The center console on my Revell 1/32 does not have that much detail. The more I watch of this build, the more excited I am getting about receiving this kit.
  12. I just came across this thread and wanted to ask you what kit you used for this build. I am a former submarine sailor from the USS Batfish (SSN-681) and have a kit to do that one, but I also wanted to build the original USS Batfish (SS-310), which was a Balao class submarine. Any info you might have would be very helpful. Thanks!
  13. I think I just figured out why this looks off. In the pictures of the build by KH, the pintle (sp?) is behind the ammo box and the ammo box looks like it is mounted at an angle away from the aircraft. In reality, the pintle is outside the ammo box. Ironically, the instructions someone linked to show it correctly. Me thinks the builder may have either not followed the instructions, or not had the instructions to follow and probably does not know the aircraft as well as some of us on here. This leads me to believe that some of the problems pointed out may just be a poor build of the supplied kit. We will see.
  14. Ordered mine last night. Looking forward to getting it in hand. Thanks for the link Charlie!
  15. Just coming back to the hobby and want to replicate my Dad's helicopter he flew in Vietnam. I started that model, but quickly realized I needed to work on my skills before I tackle that bird. So I picked up this kit on E-bay and have been working in it over the last few weeks, here and there. Here are a couple pics of the cockpit so far. This was my first time weathering a cockpit to this extent. I know I did a lot, but I have always been fascinated with a well-used aircraft. With that being said, please critique away. The interior green was not exactly right, but I mixed some Tamiya paints to try to replicate FS34227. I really don't think FS34151 was correct for the early model P-51's. At least from what I gathered from various sources on the internet. I have since assembled the fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizers and nose, but realize I have a lot of work to do on the joint lines and edges. Please excuse my photography skills. I used a phone camera to take these and I don't know too much about photography.