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  1. jabow

    Why do builds stall?

    In my current case, I WAS to the point of decaling my O-1 Bird Dog when our contractor began demolishing our kitchen!! I'm to the point of washing our snack dishes in the bath tub!! No appliances, or water, at all in our kitchen!! And of all things today, nobody showed up!!! Had I known that, I coulda started, if not finished decaling!! Geesh!! Bo
  2. I favor Aircraft in 48th scale. Until someone does better, Tamiya is the BEST!! They set that bar VERY high for others to follow, like Monogram once did. Kit???? Geesh, ..... ???? Bo
  3. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    The Shizouka Hobby Show, so far, doesn't provide much hope for any aircraft related kits. Maybe better news later??? Wish someone would produce a Northrop N-3PB. And a M-3 Stuart Tank in 48th scale, too!! Too bad I'm not into Transformers!! BIG for such at this show!! Bo
  4. jabow

    Notre Dame in Paris is burning

    Agreed, so sad. Have ya seen pictures of the one in Cologne, Germany right after the War?? (Goggle it.) The effort the Allies went thru to NOT hit it with bombs!! Photos show the city in rubble and that beautiful Cathedral still pretty much intact!! It did take some hits, tho. These beautiful Cathedrals took so long to build, destroyed in hours!! Bo
  5. That's as good as any. A wartime P-40 may have a bit more rust look due to weather; but, that's a good place to start. Be sure and show us the finished model, The old Monogram kit just 'looks' like a P-40. Bo
  6. Hello!? Ever feel like ur talking to urself?? LOL!!
  7. Shipped my Iwata compressor to Iwata Repair facility in Portland, OR and it was returned in perfect condition just now!! Great Service and excellent repairs!! Works like new!! Thanks again to Iwata USA!! Bo
  8. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    That's what this conversion designer said, too!! LOL!!
  9. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    This conversion has not been completed!! The tail gun is the REAL hard part, and that’s where builder STOPPED!! Now it is a ‘buyer beware’ conversion and should remain so UNTIL it’s completely finished!! Bo
  10. It'll need a sight for the cockpit as well. Monogram's F-80 should work!! Korea T-Birds had two .50 Cals in nose. Huh??? Should be a direct replacement for the kit nose. Bo
  11. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Work on this conversion seems to have grind to a halt!! The Resin Mfgr hasn't made any progress in some time now. Wonder how that tail gun position is coming along???? Bo
  12. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    Ur up on it as good as any!! Sure alot more than I am!! Photo above has drop wing tanks. What's your memory on that??? That could be another Item for resin??? Bo
  13. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    LOL!!! This reminds me of my Tech Pub days. Illustration and Legend don't agree!! Illustration shows two guns and legend has (6) after.50 Cal MG!! LOL!!! Somewhere I read they were 12.7mm Brownings machine guns???? Bo
  14. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    I'm NOT totally sure that the T-Birds in Korean didn't have all six .50 Cal in the nose. I know that Lockheed did put two MGs in the nose for Foreign sells??? T-Birds did have provisions for six .50 Cals. (Even models have six ports covered.) IIRC, the two gun configuration wasn't .50 Cals???? Anyway, just wondered if some enterprising Resin person, didn't already have drop in replacements that included sight???? Bo
  15. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    Back to the topic at hand. Who's gonna be the first to make a resin replacement T-33A Gun Nose with sight for pilot??? Bo