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    Pensacola, FL
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    Vietnam Era Helicopters, WWII era aircraft

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  1. Contacted MRC to try to obtain a windscreen/clear sprue with no luck. By their email, it sounded like they put out a lot of feelers for them, but to no avail. I'm not sure where else to try, so if anyone else has any ideas, please share.
  2. If anyone has the clear sprue available for this kit, I would be most appreciative. The windscreen landed on the floor and one of my puppies found it before I did. I can make it with just the windscreen, but would be willing to buy the whole sprue for a reasonable price.
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Oliver, this is absolutely ridiculous! If you really wanted to mess with us, you would take these pictures outside or using a different background. The only way I can tell this is not real is the painter's tape it is resting on. Absolutely stunning!
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    Test Pics

  5. Thanks John! I think that might be my problem too. I am used to doing light multiple passes and I feel like I have got spray going everywhere. I just need to get better at it!
  6. John and Chuck, thank you for this discussion on the use of X-22. I have used it some with mixed results and am learning a lot from this discussion. One problem I had recently was apparently some dried crusty X-22 fell down into the bottle and somehow got transferred to my airbrush cup. And we all know what that means....CLOG City! So now I use a fresh pipette each time to transfer the X-22 to my airbrush and make sure I clean off the stuff at the lip of the bottle so it doesn't get crusty and fall into the bottle. Now I just need to figure out better lighting so I can see this stuff going on. I feel like I get too heavy handed with it and get too thick of a coat and spray it from too far of a distance with the nozzle wide open .
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    Had the day off from work, so I worked on the exhausts. After looking at a bunch of pictures online, these are my representation of what I think they should look. They are not perfect by any means, but I am pretty happy with them. Painted with Mr. Color Burnt Iron C-61 as the base color and Vallejo Oily Steel 70.865 between the petals. Oversprayed with Tamiya NATO Black XF-69 thinned 90% with Mr Color Leveling Thinner. After applying a gloss coat with Tamiya X-22, washed with MIG Black Night PLW. Dusted with chalk pastels and then finally sprayed with Testors Dullcote.
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    Small update after this weekend. Got the MLG wells, intakes and exhaust cans painted. I have to admit I did not have a full appreciation of seamless intakes until I assembled these. Since this is a build that is just going to sit on a shelf and no one will ever look down the intakes, I am going to leave them as is. If I build another one, and plan to, I will get the seamless intakes, and probably some resin exhaust cans. After experimenting, I figured out how to install the MLG struts after assemble, so I went ahead and glued the wings together. The inside of the intakes had large ejector pin marks, so filled those and the holes for the parts not being installed and sanded, then primed. Saw I had a lot more work to do, so filled them again and now have to sand again. Drat!
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    Thanks AFM! Thank you sir! I am looking forward to it also. Thanks phantom. I was pretty happy with the way it came out. It took a couple tries while I figured it out, but the end result was worth it.
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    Kurt, Just wanted to throw this out there for you. I posted this on FB also and got a solution from another forum member. On the front of the strut there is a little locating pin that slides into the slot. I trimmed it back just a little bit and now it slides in nice and neat and still feels like it has plenty of glue surface to make it rock solid.
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    For those who have built this kit, is there any way to install the MLG struts after assembling the wings? I would really rather do that later after all the assembly and painting if at all possible.
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    Academy 1/48 F-4B BUNO 150479 VF-151 1973

    Calling the pit done. I feel pretty decent about it considering I'm an old fart with tired eyes and an unsteady hand.
  13. Started a new project last weekend. The aircraft I am doing is as the title says. The RIO in the aircraft is a gentleman that lived down the street from me when I was still a kid. He was stationed in Pensacola as an instructor when we moved here in 1979. He pointed me towards this aircraft as one he flew in and one of the missions he remembers above all else. I am building this completely OOB and plan on sending it to him when finished. Since I could not find any decals for this aircraft, I designed masks for the tail. There are some VF-151 decals out there, and I picked up a set for real cheap, but they had the wrong Modex number in them. Here are the pics of the work as I progressed. I have also worked some on the pit, but will take pics and add them later on when I am finished with the seats. Until next time!
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    1:48 Phantom FGR2 XV408 92Sqn

    That mkles perfect sense then. I guess I always assumed the nose cone would be pulled off to access the front and panels would be removed for access further back. Learn something new everyday. Thank you sir, both for the information and inspiration!
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    1:48 Phantom FGR2 XV408 92Sqn

    This is an awesome build!!! I have a general question about the F-4, I guess, hoping someone can answer. With the nose cone being hinged like that, it does not look like there would be enough clearance for it to swing shut. And then after I typed that, I wondered if this is representing everything being pulled forward for maintenance or something.