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  1. Hi Eric, While I have not built a Titanic or any other civilian ships for that matter, I usually paint the vertical surfaces first then mask them off and then paint the decks. After painting the decks and vertical surfaces I usually go back and paint any deck details such as the bits, bights, anchor runs etc with a small paint brush.
  2. Actually USAF F-4Es and F-4Gs had the straps applied in the late 80s and early 90s as well.
  3. It might help if you gave a little more information as it kind of depends on which F-4E (early/late/) you are starting with which F-4F (early/or ICE mod) you want to end up with what F-4E kit you have and how detailed do you want to get.... Generally the differences are F-4F's have unslotted stabilizers Slated wings (Agile Eagle modification) long cannon muzzles not TIESO units on leading edge of left wing Early F-4F only carried AIM 9 Sidewinders whilst the late ICE modified F-4F carried AIM-120s. HTH
  4. Thanks Don. Yeah if I remember correctly, that area was where I was having difficulty getting the halves to touch. I also took part of the thick srpue runners that had been attached to the hull halves and sanded it flat on the bottom and then cut it into half inch or so lengths. I glued them in as braces across the joint in this area after as well just because I was paranoid about the seem opening up in this area later on. One thing I have found that comes in handy are these trigger grips: I got a set at the local Hardware store for $8 or so dollars...
  5. Hi Don, It's posted over on the Model Ships.com site at http://www.modelwarships.com. This link takes you to the completed article and there's a link on that page to take you to the build thread on that site. http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/bb-39/Arizona-429-mb/index.htm Thanks for looking Mark B.
  6. Some close ups: Superstructure and foremast Mainmast Boat deck Stern with Kingfishers and AC crane All in all a fun build. Comments and questions welcomed. Thanks for having a look and have a great day.
  7. Here are some over all shots of the battle wagon.
  8. Well I actually finished this back in 2016. I apologize for not posting the finished project sooner.. At any rate (glacial in my case) here are the finished boat cranes installed on the boat. Here we have the completed catapult on turret #3 And the stern catapult
  9. Hi ch4vetrep, Sent you an PM about this. Do you still need some?
  10. Hi apatish, I sent you a PM on this. Let me know if you still need the kill markings. Cheers!
  11. BrockyTaz

    f-4D ADC

    Thanks. So it was a CoG thing then. I was wondering because sometimes heat and humidity mean adverse aerodynamic performance and other times they mean adverse electrical circuit performance.
  12. BrockyTaz

    f-4D ADC

    Not meaning to hi-jack this thread, but one of my middle names is "rampant curiosity" but this statement makes me want to know what the weather had to do with the # of AIM-7s? Was it a weight thing or was there something about the AIM-7s in the front bay on hot humid days? If a weight thing, did the birds sit alert sans center line tank as well? TIA
  13. Well it's been another long dry spell. Hard to believe 5 months have gone by and all I have managed to get done is two boat cranes. Well ok still have to finish the painting but at least the hard parts over. Used Tom's Model works PE for the booms and the top part of the kit's cranes. Major sub-assemblies: Finished cranes prior to painting. I was pleasantly surprised by the robustness of the cranes once they were bent and glued to the masts. Here we have the first coats of paint on them.
  14. Actually it happened in 1980 as a result of the federal highway appropriations bill that year. It was a condition on federal highway funds. No 21 minimum age drinking limit by 1982 no funds... Lots of money for the states in that appropriation so most of them caved in by 1982. I remember because in 1982 I turned 21 just as Ohio (I was attending OSU) raised the limit...Just got in under the gun as it were... The funny thing is that all this did was to make the bars adopt the 18 to party, 21 to drink approach. The bouncers would stamp the hand of anyone between the ages of 18 to 20 but I reme
  15. BrockyTaz


    Hi Ikar, I haven't built one (or much of anything else this year for that matter) but I did find this build thread over on the in progress section of the forum for ModelWarShips.com. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=149568&hilit=Mikasa HTH
  16. SNOW DAY!!! The Glacial pace continues: It's been a long dry spell but the NAS Pensacola was closed this past Wednesday and Thursday due to the ice storm here NW Florida so I got to work on the Arizona a little. I was able to get the catapult on turret no 3 finished. It is from the Tom's Model Works Arizona set. Here are couple of shots to show the overall status Here is a closer shot of the catapult. Hopefully I will get some more time between work and house projects to get the stern cat, & the cranes done soon...
  17. Funny you should post this, I was thinking about that very movie myself the other night after watching Firefox. I believe the brief scene in Fire Fox where Mitchel Gant is recovering his fighting skills was the same F-4 v F-5 footage from Red Flag.
  18. I was under that impression as well. The following picture is one I found back around 2006 when I was building a Tamiya F-4J and it sure does look like a plain jane TER to me...Not sure of the where I found it except that the caption claimed it was from DaNang during the Viet Nam war circa 1968. Unit code on the tail of bird in the back ground seems to be EC.
  19. Yep you’re right. I just got home and was looking through the pictures again and it would seem I suffered a memory fault along with a GPF error. I stand corrected as it looks something like a 60% to 40% mix of Midas (long) to short muzzles. I apologize for the miss info earlier....
  20. Possibly the long Midas muzzle was showing up stateside by then, but all of the pictures I have seen of the "In Country" F-4Es show the short muzzles. We are talking about the Phantom so anything is possible.... I know that the 33 TFW F-4E Capt. Ritchie shot down the two MiG 21s with had the short muzzle and that a/c was a summer help transfer in the spring of '72. BTW there were some 13 or so slat equipped birds in Viet Nam late in 1972 so maybe they would have had the Midas muzzle too.
  21. The big differences will be the wings and the 20 mm cannon muzzle. The early F-4E’s had a short angled muzzle on the 20 mm cannon faring, not the long tubular one like the one on the box top. I’m not sure if the kit has a short muzzle, but that would be the one to use. The wings are the major issue because this kit has the latter (Post 1972) slatted wings, not the standard F-4C/D type wing often referred to as the “hard wing”. You would have to use a set of wings from the C/D kits or any of the standard F-4EJ kits (not the EJ-Kie kits) or modify the wings by removing the combat slats on
  22. Not sure about paint matching exaclty, but this site has great color shots of lots of seats. Seat Gallery Link <-- Click There Martin Baker MK-7 USAF <-- Click There HTH
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