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  1. I don't think the Chinook ever got the CARC scheme as a fleet. Maybe individuals here and there. Most photos I've seen of US Army Chinooks show them in what looks to me like a faded OD.
  2. If an aftermarket prop will work for you, Obscureco's resin prop is very well done. http://obscureco.com/product_pages/OBS48003/OBS48003.html It's a pretty good price, too ($6.00 USD), considering what resin bits seem to cost these days.
  3. I hope you don't mind, but I downloaded and did a little editing on one of your pics. All I did was crop the image and apply a "white correction." That makes it a bit easier to see your beautiful work.
  4. That's really a nice tribute build.
  5. I thought that background looked familiar! Lajes was probably one of my favorite VP deployment sites.
  6. This may be a god place to start: http://www.neomega-resin.com/vector-resin-16-c.asp More specifically, here: http://www.neomega-resin.com/japanese-radial-engines-77-c.asp You may need to do some research to find out what engine the Ki-100 had (Wikipedia?). Good luck and let us know what you decide on.
  7. I'm using Chrome on my Mac and it works fine.
  8. Maybe they're expecting to go the way Hasegawa did. Don't include any weapons in the kit, then later, release a few weapons sets that people will buy. That being said, I don't see why you couldn't use weapons from other kits, including the Hasegawa weapons sets. It probably saves GWH money, by not including weapons, cutting molds costs money…
  9. The only problem I saw that was noticeable to me was that it's missing the collective lever that goes to the left of the pilot's seat(s). I've got the USAF Rescue version: I find the overall ADC Gray finish to be particularly attractive.
  10. Great work, Stephen. You must have the patience of a saint. I kept hoping someone would do one of these in 1/72. Then after I switched to 1/48, I was hoping someone would do it in 1/48…
  11. Mawz is right. The one and only time I flew in a J-3 it was just like he describes. I remember back in the day, seeing the same type of fuel "gauge" on riding mowers of the day. The aircraft I flew in did have a VHF radio, but it looked like something out of the 1940s. The owner had put indoor/outdoor carpeting on the floor, I guess to make the interior easier to clean? I just did a quick Google Image search on "Piper J-3 cockpit" and came up with this, lots of good stuff there: https://www.google.com/search?q=Piper+J-3+Cub+cockpit&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&
  12. It's kind of cool to see one of my photos being used as a reference. Glad to see that some of them are useful, anyway.
  13. I'd like to see one in 1/48 as well. Interesting when you think of the fact that it was France's answer to a need for an aircraft in the S-2 Tracker class. I guess you could say the same for the Gannet. All three together would make for an interesting ASW aircraft display.
  14. Is it possible that it's not that they don't care, maybe they just don't know any better.
  15. I didn't take the time to peruse them, myself, but these may be helpful to compare and contrast, or see which have weapons and which don't: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=102&cat=&state=&sold=0&sortid=0&searchkey=1%2f48+Hasegawa+F-14D This is pretty much my "go-to" site when looking for instructions. It's my starting point, anyway.
  16. You might just try finding the old Revell EA-6A. It may not be quite up to newer standards, but it does bear a close resemblance…
  17. The only place where I had an issue is where the nose attached to the main fuselage. I really should have reinforced that joint…
  18. I am kind of envious of the P-8 crews, though. Looks like with the advances in technology that it would b a fun airplane to fly in.
  19. What did you do on P-3s, Pete? I was a USN SS-3 operator for 20 years.
  20. You use Solvaset after you apply the decal and have it positioned. As mentioned above it is a solvent. It's designed to get the decal to snuggle down onto details (raised or engraved details) and look like it's painted on.
  21. Wow, I'm impressed with what I'm seeing. Thanks for those pics, HomeBe. Those intakes are beautiful!
  22. One of my all-time favorites. Looking forward to seeing this one (even if I have to live vicariously through others' builds).
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