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  1. john53

    1/48 Hobbycraft Bf 109 G-6

    The F-105F is done so I am about to start this. One slight problem, I saw the "original" scheme for the Bf 109 G-6 at NASM, Wr No 160756. I really am impressed with the tan-green scheme.It says somewhere that it was a trop scheme but the museum doesn't have the trop filter. Maybe it never did? Are there aftermarket decals? I think this picture is from a French magazine. I hope I have the right head rest armor in for it.---John
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    F-105D Thunderchief

    You'd think I'd had nuff torture with the Revell-Monogram build but I guess I am a glutton for punishment. There's 3 planes I have wanted to build for a long time, the Intruder, Bf-109 G-6 and an F-105D. I'll be damned if I will let this one beat me. I have had problems with it, it was warped big times along with it's box mate the A-6B. The tail keeps leaning to the left, I heated with hot air, water and used brute force but it still leans left, why????? Anyways I will try brute force again then maybe the hair dryer, again! The good news is the nose is on. Now to fix the toe in wing tanks and bow legged gear. Are we having fun yet, HELL YES!!!!!---John
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    A pair of Lions

    That's one wild looking unit! Will be watching this. Looks like a futuristic Six! Great job so far.---John
  4. I have more work completed. Inner gear doors on, main landing gear and wheels, fuel dump and another overflow pipe near the tail hook. The main landing gear needed massaging. I don't remember where but I read in a review that the Monogram kit has a "bowlegged" problem, it has something to do with I think the wing dihedral? Whatever it's TRUE, they need a little "coaxing".---John
  5. As soon as the F-105F is done I need to finish another one exiled to the "Shelf Of Doom". My Bf 109 G-6, 1/48 Hobbycraft kit to be finished as one of Bubbi Hartmann's mounts, yellow 1 wrk. no. 166221. I am using Eagle Cals excellent decals. It's at the ready to paint stage.---John
  6. Thanks, I forgot to put the pilot's stick in my recent F/A-18A Blue Angels build, if you don't tell I won't tell. It's a work of art Kurt. Call it "artistic freedom" and who will know. Most EXCELLENT job.---John
  7. Excellent! Is that an ANG plane? Where was it stationed? We had those at Westover AFB I believe in the 50s or 60s. Brings back memories, nice job. My goof, the F-84Fs were at Westover from '64 to '70ish.---John
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    A-6B Mod 0 / VA-196 Main Battery

    Cockpit is sanded again and looks good.Now I can cut MERs off the outer pylons and make ECM antennas that stick out off of the leading edges.---John
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    A-6B Mod 0 / VA-196 Main Battery

    ..... but hopefully worth it in the end.---John
  10. Decals done. Now to finish the wheels and bombs.---John
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    A-6B Mod 0 / VA-196 Main Battery

    More "nutty putty".---John
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    Revell F-106 Delta Dart

    Like that open missile bay! Makes me wish I hadn't given up on mine so early in it's build. I have a bad habit of that, had a NICE Arizona too. Finish it up! It's definitely a "thing of beauty"!!!---John
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