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  1. Thanks Ken!!!!! Have ordered them.---John
  2. Looking for decals for my Cunningham-Driscoll build. I would like Hasegawa or aftermarket 1/72, do NOT want Academy. Thanks---John
  3. Thanks, I just was looking at some pics on line of 335 and either my eyes are playing tricks or I am seeing an astro dome on the port side of the fuselage above the pilot's cockpit window? Looks like the dome that use to be on the old Gooney Birds.---John
  4. Last week it was a B-25 and an HH60J. The B-25 must have been at an airshow, it was Panchito and the Jayhawk was from USCG Air Station at Clearwater-St Pete here in Fl. Monday it was an Osprey but I didn't get to my camera in time :(---John B-25 Panchito 4-6-2017 Largo Fl 2 by jvandeu53, on Flickr HH60J Jayhawk 4-17-17 4 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  5. Just curious, I was given these decals, Minicraft 1/144 C-130. I don't know much about Canadian Hercules but this may be another option on the table for me. I just finished a Minicraft 1/144 C-130E ANG Hercules and knowing the kit's flaws I believe I can do it again much better using these decals. I am guessing the plane was an H model? CC-130H 335? What is the latest color, I know it's a dark gray but does it have an FS number or what would be the closest color too the FS standards if it is a Canadian color. Thanks for any information.---John OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  6. DONE
  7. How good is this kit for accuracy and shape? I built the 1/35 Tamiya A way back, the 70s mold with only half the road wheels and oversized turret.From what I have read this kit is 90ish and much better but not as detailed as the Dragon kit. I built 2 Dragon kits a few years ago, the Russian T-34/76 Mod. 1941 with Magic Tracks and the Orange Box Henschel turret King Tiger, Ambush At Poteau, both were excellent builds. The Magic Track was much easier to do than I had thought. Maybe after this I will try Dragon's Porsche turret with Zimmerit. The only thing stopping me from a Dragon Ausf. G is price, they are way out there and the "economy boxings" aren't to be found. Also I am looking at a steel wheeled G, number 221, an abandoned Peiper tank, would it have had an ivory colored interior and side skirts? The pictures I have seen of it KO'd show no skirts, but it may have been scavenged. Also late in 1944 the ivory interior color was resumed so I am told.---John
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  9. Same here Tamiya Putty, gray, then wet sand. The OP mentioned Perfect Putty, if that's the stuff I tried you CAN'T wet sand it, it's water soluble and dissolves in water! I tossed that but fast, some like it but I prefer to wash the dust away and down the drain, not liking the idea of inhaling dust or using dust masks when not necessary.---John stu
  10. Rex---older pennies are worth MORE than a penny. Use the new "worthless" ones. The old ones, especially "wheaties", are worth MORE than face value as they are REAL copper and a 1955 double die wheat penny is worth $1200!!!!! I'll trade you....---John
  11. Try tungsten, much more dense and heavier per size.---John
  12. Lead or steel fishing weights, tire weights found on the side of the road, pennies stacked, super glued, small nuts, and with them also modeling clay.I usually super glue them in the nose. ---John OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr Herk 24 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  13. The blue and yellow sunburst with the coat of arms in the middle is the Ukranian Air Force flag. I think it was adopted in 2002 but not sure if it is official yet. Most Ukranian jets just have the coat of arms and yellow and blue roundels.---John Ukranian Air Force Flag by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  14. I'll have a go. F9F-5 Panther flown by RCN Lt. Joseph MacBrien, an exchange pilot, aboard the USS Oriskany. Here he is landing his VF-781 Panther on the Oriskany deck He received the U.S. DFC for a combat mission he led in February 1953.---John Lt. Joseph J. MacBrien, (RCN) Exchange pilot, serving with fighter sqdn. 781, USN, aboard USS ORISKANY (CVA-34) off coast of Korea. As he touches down, tail hook of F9F Panther jet engages an arresting wire and smoke comes from tires due to remendous fri by jvandeu53, on Flickr