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  1. 3 hours ago, Solo said:

    Is it difficult to make F-14B from F-14D kit?

    Different Instrument Panels and different Ejection seats. No evidence of glove vanes. Is just of the top of my head.

  2. I have never seen a photo of a PD with the ventral fuel tank fitted. I've read they were capable of using them buy I have never sen a picture of a interceptor Foxbat with that big ol tank. I would love to see one!


  3. 7 hours ago, ChesshireCat said:

    I personally would rather have seen an F104c, as I wasn't impressed with the hasegawa kit. It was ok, and looked good shapewise. Yet boring! 


    Give 'em some time, a 104 lends it self to many versions from the same core airframe. Look how many versions of the F-16 and to  lesser extent the F-18 Kinetic has produced. I think we'll see a -104 C sooner rather than later IMHO.

  4. The Aqua gloss is water soluble, but it dries very hard and self levels nicely. Just don't shake it, kind of counter intuitive for most modelers but that will introduce air bubbles in it. I have never tried Klear Kote so I cannot contrast and compare. Sorry 

  5. On 5/19/2019 at 10:30 PM, TheRealMrEd said:

    I have stopped going on Hyperscale, as well as 1/72 Modeler, since they converted to Tapatalk.   I don't WANT to join anything else, and I do all my modeling communications via computer, not phone.  The straw that broke the camel's back for me was that someone with a Tapatalk  account was using they same screen name, even though he apparently doesn't do modeling sites.  I've been using TheRealMrEd since AOL in 1994, and I'm sure not gonna change now.  Any site that changes to Tapatalk loses me, period.


    Ditto S.V.319 above, it's here and Britmodeler for me!



    You can still use the computer! Seems silly but I respect your choice.

  6. 7 minutes ago, Raptor01 said:

    I have some 36170, poly, & thinner I want to try.  Aren’t you supposed to mix up only what you want to use & not contaminate the source?  My bottles are stored at room temp.



    They have some great tutorials on You Tube and on their website has some tips on as well. Trick is to use their thinner and it's going to look a lot thicker than what you are used to. I usually go with 10 drops of paint, 2-4 drops of thinner and say 4 drops of poly. I spray at 10-15 psi usually around 12.

  7. I'm sure y'all already know this but the original F-15A had provisions for the outer wing pylons. They were to be used for ECM pods, that's why you see the very early F-15 kits with those pods and outer wing pylons. however it was determined that they could put the same ECM gear inside the aircraft  and not have to use the pod. So it seems like the wing always had the structural provisions for the pods and now these later versions have the wiring to hang missiles on them.


  8. Same way in the AF, Had to keep the numbers up, especially fun at the end of the fiscal year when you had no money to order parts (we did, but we couldn't spend it yet) and we had to take a tire off of a jet that was down for extended maintenance and put it on a flier. Of course the next day when it was a "new" year we had to change that tire on the broke jet! Some times we wanted to kill the pro sup!😀

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