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Everything posted by jabow

  1. I do really like it!! Nice work. Bo
  2. I don't mind Critical Reviews, so I guess I posted my O-1 Bird Dog in the WRONG Forum!! Please go to 'Display Case' Forum and Fire Away at my Bird Dog! Bo
  3. Thanks. I enjoyed this build. Bo
  4. Thanks. Don’t look too closely. Used clear packaging tape for top and sides transparencies. Top worked great but sides are ‘so-so’. Wish I had mask for this kit. Bo
  5. Finally got around to building this subject. I looked at Roden's newer kit; bu, settled on this older Models USA/Hasegawa one. It was part of the 203rd RAC at Phu Heip Army Air Field in the '69-'70 timeframe when I was there. This is the second Aircraft of Phu Heip AAF subjects that I build, the first was a Huey I flew. Critical review are welcome. Bo
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hello!? Ever feel like ur talking to urself?? LOL!!
  12. 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
  13. That's what this conversion designer said, too!! LOL!!
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Well, at least 1 was there. It was lost on a Ferry Flight from K-13 to Japan on 6 SEP 52 (Flame-out). Tail No, 49-982, Capt John Cartmill was the pilot. For a FACT, they weren't engaged in direct combat. I understood they were used as Area Familiarization birds for new, in country pilots. I sure don't know for sure, but I'd bet it was ARMED with .50 MG in the nose!! For a FACT, early T-33 DID have provisions to install .50 MGs. And I'm guessing, that most, if not ALL F-80 Fighter Bomber Sqds had at least one??? Other will know more. Bo
  22. Does anyone make a replacement Gun Nose for this T-33A kit?? I've checked several known resin manufacturers and Zippo!! The replacement nose would need extensions on each side the covers muzzle of aft .50 cals. And of course a gun sight like Monogram's F-80C. Seems it would be a given for this kit??? Ya think?? T-Birds in Korea would be so configured. Bo
  23. 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
  24. Search function for this Forum is kinda WORTHLESS!! Try to search for something!! It hits EVERYTHING with those words in it!! My $2 !! Bo
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