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  1. I just finished the "The Last Jedi" with the rectangular dish and was extremely impressed with it. The shape, the cockpit proportions and overall detail were incredible for 1/144 or anyscale for that fact. My only critique is that it is only accurate for the new trilogy as the sidewall panels are not accurate for the original studio 5-footer or 36-incher. Aside from that, a well engineered kit. https://scontent.flas1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91795692_10159849220099782_8157816231542390784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=6yARnOJsMpUAX_4iQp0&_nc_ht=scontent.flas1-2.fn
  2. Yeah and Photobucket is pretty much non-functioning nowadays so I don't know what we're supposed to do anymore.
  3. Nice update! Great to see this subject being modeled. Joe RC-135S/U/V/W Driver '00 to '03
  4. That's the way I remember doing the kit the first time in 1979. Now with the internet and a lifetime later, I'm confused as to whether it's truly FS15450/35450 or modern grays!
  5. MRvark, Been wanting to redo 73-103 since having done it as a kid in 1979. BLUF, if I used FS15450 and FS35450 "Air Superiority Blue" I understand that I'd be correct from your post? And a very interesting piece of information regarding the international orange v red. I've went back to scour the few available images, they've all got an overall Ektachrome tint to them, and hard for me to tell whether the strips are a different value or who 'nuther hue than the red in the national insignia. But I have to believe you know because you were there. Thanks, Joe
  6. Gorgeous. Exactly what I'm looking for researching my Candy Stripe Eagle build!
  7. Scooby, Years later, but just found this on a search. Did you ever sell that kit? mb1k, 737 Driver
  8. Shame no more discussion on this. I picked up the 1/32 Revell offering as a quick project, and wanted to do something different. This looks like a good candidate.
  9. Thanks for posting, I didn't know that about Cooper's background.
  10. Hey Jay... glad to see you're still here, how's the Ft. Crook IPMS guys doing these days? I think aside from Olsen's own online article, these two threads are the best resources for the Star Trek Federation finishes: http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=188494 and this... http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=272886 FWIW, I don't subscribe to Trekki, Trekker, etc. ...it's all ghey. I'm a Star Trek Fan and I've kissed more than my fair share of girls, never lived in my parents basement, and (you can verify with Jay) have been both a Naval Aviator and USAF Command Pilot
  11. SH-60Bs have a castering tailwheel, unlocks from the right seat's parking brake handle. Tailrotor provides directional control on the deck assisted by differential braking. Muff 1,600 hours SH-60B
  12. That's why we forever say, "Viper, Buff, and Bone" at work. No matter what they or the experts at the local IPMS chapter want to call them...
  13. Ismael, Thank you for doing such a overlooked subject! The US Navy is going to be a predominently H-60 air force and yet we have little to no modeling representation. It's all jets ;-P Two things: 1. The pitch change links (PCLs) should be perfectly vertical and the kit has them assembled slightly splayed outwards. 2. The two detail pieces underneath the chin bubble look to be the same shape as the steps to ingress the cockpit. They should be affixed just below the doors between the lower door sill and radome. Google SH-60B and you'll see plenty of images. This isn't meant to detrac
  14. David, I bought (pre-ordered) that kit when it came out in support of helo modeling. Boy, was I disapointed. You've read all the comments so I won't rehash. I'm at a loss to where to even start, the mahogony model from the Phillipines in our office has better lines than the Italeri kit! But if, and when, I do I'll post an online build as well. I do have the decals, and they're top-notch! They may be the push I need to start building this kit. I'd like to have one on my desk as well (note my avatar)! Muff
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