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  1. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Seventy-tooth?? Get a rope!!😄 Bo
  2. A modeler has designed a Monogram B-26A (Short Wing) Conversion and is selling them on Ebay. Product is NOT all that bad; BUT, needs a lot of work to be usable. He currently is building it on another Site and it seems that he's running into alot of work!! He didn't use the left forward nose section at all???? So why have it???? (Master was cracked; but, was cast and sold anyway?) Can it be built??? Sure. I've learned something. Don't buy something like this UNTIL the Caster builds it and has several GOOD photos of the finished Conversion!! It's gonna be interest to follow his build!! I wanna see that Tail Gun position when finished!! Props??? Canopy, that NOT part of conversion but should be. Bo
  3. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    No updates for this build in 10 days. Wonder if builder hit a stump trying to install that Tail Gun position!! Latest photos were carefully staged as NOT to show that Tail area???? Still waiting. Bo
  4. Anyone built this kit or seen review of it??? Thanks in advance, Bo
  5. Search function for this Forum is kinda WORTHLESS!! Try to search for something!! It hits EVERYTHING with those words in it!! My $2 !! Bo
  6. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Latest is that model is in it's War Paint! Still no Tail Gun install; much less detailed gun position! Waiting for those photos!! Haven't seen model painted and weathered but STILL not finished major assembly?????? Oh well. Bo
  7. The number of Beers consumed is directly proportional to one's Flying Skills!! LOL!!
  8. I had similar encounter on my 2nd RVN in Country flight!! What I FIRST thought was Charlie's Mortar rounds impacting the LZ was in fact a Cobra light fire team's 2.75 FFAR with HE Warheads!! My AC/IP that day, was making home movies for his little brother while I was flying into a hot LZ for the very first time, EVER!!! And when our CC and DG went Hot with their M-60s, I nearly had to clean my pants!! My first day was somewhat less eventful until one of our UH-1Cs had an engine failure on our flight back to Phu Heip AAF!! Called Mayday!! Mayday!! Mayday!! This is Devil 5??? engine failure at ...... I had no clue WHO was Devil 5??, nor WHERE he was!! The AC took control of our Huey and did a 180!! Turns out, he was about 5 mile behind us!! We were the first to arrive on the scene. Like this guy, I said, "And I'm to live through a year of this??" (That said, I NEVER saw 140 KIAS on my Hueys!!) Bo Demon 68
  9. Likely was the Editor!! And the Editor is in charge of WHAT we read/see!! Bo
  10. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Again, to the B-26A Conversion Modelers credit, he's finding more and more errors in his original release; but, is incorporating these corrected parts in his new conversions! A new prop spinner is added. At least he's listening to others that know something about this subject!! TBD is the final installment of that Tail Gun position and transparency!! Wish the Big Boy Mfgrs would do the same to their releases!! At 75, still learning!! DO NOT buy anything like this UNTIL you see it built!! Bo
  11. jabow

    Favorite Air Museums?

    Plus 1.
  12. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    More progress on this conversion. Primed now. Bo
  13. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    He made his last update to the B-26A Conversion 7 days ago. He did say he would do other business things for a couple of days before he'd get back to this build. ???? Still wonder about that tail gun position? With his new plug to aid in installation of new transparency, putting in gunner seat and gun will be DIFFICULT, to say the least. Still waiting. Bo
  14. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Yes. There is an issue with the Control Tubes on the Rotor Head that needs fixed; but, ....... it the best in any scale. Bo
  15. Just now finished a quick session to make mask for this old Hasegawa kit, and, failed miserably!! Does anyone make outside canopy mask for this kit??? How about the new Roden O-1 48th kit??? Plan to use Clear 3M packaging Tape for the flat sides and top instead of kit plastic and REALLY do need mask to make it look right. I can't find ANY accessories for this Subject???? Bo
  16. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    I agree!! For the UH-1C/M to be used so much, the very best we have, in 48th, is that old Monogram/Revell kit that needs extensive resin mod to be just fairly accurate!! KittyHawk!! Bo
  17. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Have you seen the built up conversion? It might be wise to see one, first.
  18. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    To this guy’s credit, as he builds his conversion, he’s releasing improved and missing items to make an early B-26. His prop conversion is still problematic. Best just lift one from P-61?? Still want to see that tail gun when finished. Bo
  19. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Your English is a lot better than my French. The Army taught me to fly helicopters. Can you do the same in France??
  20. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    It's in Plastic Pix of HS. Hope this isn't against the rules here???? Bo
  21. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Gotta give this Conversion Creator some credit for effort!! That Tail Gun position, as per his kit, was gonna be a BEAR to make look decent!! He revised it so we'll have to wait for final verdict!! One verdict is already in!! DON'T BUY ANY MAJOR conversion until you see it BUILT!!! Bo
  22. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Aww, a helicopter man!! Did ya fly these?? The -23 is interesting. Has it ever been kitted?? I have about 3 hrs in one and don’t want any more!! LOL Wasn’t rigged properly. Bo
  23. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    I know this thread didn't mention Mfgs. but, after Tamiya's recent releases, I couldn't help but add Tamiya as the Mfgr of choice! Since I was 'wishing' figured I might as go ALL the WAY!! LOL!! They have set the new standard! Bo
  24. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    ALL 48th scale 1, Tamiya UH-1D/H. Kittyhawk's is ok; but NOT Tamiya quality!! 2. Tamiya AH-1G Where is this subject????? 3. Tamiya P-40B/C. Again, Airfix is just ok with lots of issues; but, not Tamiya quality!! 4. Tamiya UH-1C/M!! A poor kit of Mnogram/Revell's is the best!! And it requires resin Conversion to be just ok!! Geesh!! 5. Tamiya OH-6A Loach!! Like the Cobra above, ?????? Tamiya has set themselves WAY above the current Industry Standards!! About time for others to catch up!! Bo
  25. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    You would think conversion would provide benefit of experienced build?? Ooops, designer never built own creation!! Funny, didn’t use left forward fuselage?? Gotta test fly any new aircraft! The tail gun and transparency will be interesting! Bo
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