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  1. Ever consider a new F-22 sheet?

    Heck yeah, Hawaii to go along with your Eagle sheet. Dave
  2. A-6E Intruder

    Janne, As always, your skill impresses me. I have enjoyed catching up with this build and look forward to your progress on my favorite US aircraft. Cheers, Dave
  3. Great Idea for a Diorama

    I remember going to Radio Island in Morehead City, NC where a MEU had it's equipment laid out for loading on an ARG. There was a long line of 105 howitzers and on one of them, a Marine was sleeping on the barrel, arms and legs hanging over like a big cat on a tree branch. The LTC I was with joked that he was security and the howitzers weren't going anywhere with the guy sleeping on them. I assume he was fuming on the inside. Dave
  4. USS Lexington found in Coral Sea

    I think it is awesome that people have been willing to expend the money and time to search for these famous wrecks. I wish that more sailors entering the Navy had an interest or knowledge of our history (this is not a condemnation of our youth, there are many great kids coming in to the submarine force, I am simply stating a fact). I for one would love to see the aircraft and bell (if it can be found) raised and displayed as a testament to the men who lost their lives, but the wreck itself is a grave and should be left alone. Cheers, Dave
  5. I know Ken has already responded and he is certainly the expert in the area, but I just wanted to come in with another positive statement. I absolutely love these kits. Yes, they have some short-run "issues", but the choices are awesome. I check the site every few days looking to see if there is a new kit out so I can go buy it. Dave
  6. What'd ya see today???

    Upgraded S-3s could fill most of the roles of the LCS for significantly less money. And actually be effective.
  7. What'd ya see today???

    May just be a rule for the locks. Or the never-ending mechanical failures of the class... I could make comments about the collosal waste of money they are, but I won't. I had the joy of seeing an A380 and multiple 747s (cargo type) at LAX and then a Qantas 747 at HNL. I love 747s. Took crappy pictures on my phone, not worth posting. Dave
  8. B-47 suggestions?

    I have watched Strategic Air Command three times in the last two weeks... Love it. Dave
  9. What'd ya see today???

    Unfortunately no camera on me and only a long distance shot on my cell phone, but I saw a four-ship of Super Hornets heading past Nationals Stadium towards Arlington National Cemetery. I assume they broke into "missing man" for a burial. There were certainly sounds of maneuvering. It was around 1400. Also saw a couple HMX-1 VH-60s around the National Mall as I wandered around. Dave
  10. P-3 Orion sheet ideas

    Norway - RNoAF - "Saints"
  11. ICM MiG-25 RB vs. RBT, differences?

    I don't have it yet (on it's way, don't tell my wife), but based on YouTube videos and pictures online, it has all the RBT kit parts as well as extra sprues for a different nose, the older parabrake housing, and bombs/racks. Once I have it in hand, I'll give more info, but I'm sure someone will get to it faster than me. Dave
  12. Possible new topics?

    With some Norwegian AF "Saints" markings...
  13. 1/48 Hasegawa/RVHP RF-8G Crusader

    Beautiful bird. Why the selloff? Need more space for Tomcats? Or have you decided to start building submarines? Dave
  14. Does every model have a "make or break" moment?

    Honestly, on every kit, it is as soon as construction is done and painting needs to start. I will go crazy with scratch-building and corrections, etc without it really bothering me when I have to redo or tweak. I love forming something from nothing, but as soon as I start to think about painting, I begin to lose interest. I expect to screw something up or just end up with a paint job which doesn't match the workmanship of the construction. Dave
  15. Selfridge 100 years paint job

    Love the idea and the intent, not a fan of the execution. Glad they tried something though. Dave