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J.C. Bahr

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  • Birthday 12/04/1974

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  1. Anybody got a failed build that I could get the nose strut, wheel and Port gear door from? See my story here: http://z15.invisionf...?showtopic=5813 Thanks.
  2. Hey Ken, Wish I had thought to try sanding down the "kink" in the nose a bit. I was more pre-occupied with trying to figure out a way to build up the nose a bit more, since it is so anemic... but I think your idea is a simpler fix that gives it the same illusion. After fighting with this kit so much, I was pretty well done with it by the time I realized the nose was really bugging me and figured it was just time to let it go. I'm not sure about the fin serial being in white or the stars for that matter even. I seem to recall having ran across a color pic somewhere of several of them sitting on the flight line and remembered noting that everything was in yellow... but I'll be darned if I can recall where I found that pic. The artwork on the back of the In-Action is based on a black and white photo that is not definitive. If it was a squadron color thing... makes one wonder if there were any other colors besides yellow or white? For some reason I do not recall slicing off the quadrant of the compressor face to fit the nose bay... but perhaps I did and have likewise erased it from memory. LOL! Good luck with the H-model. Not sure I've ever seen one of those with missiles deployed, but that'll definitely be neat. At least you're well versed on the problems with this particular kit family now. Once I did my B and D, I think I've got this Arachnid out of my system now as well. I've thought about re-trying them utilizing the Revell kit a 2nd time around... but have decided life is too short. A new tool specific B-model with better quality Idaho ANG markings is the only thing that will bring me back to the arena and I seriously doubt that's going to happen. Cheers.
  3. Looks good Ken! Wish I could've found that kit when I did mine... would've saved some trouble! http://www.arcair.co...9B_Bahr/00.shtm Here's my D-model as well: http://www.arcair.co...9D_Bahr/00.shtm
  4. Wow... part of me is excited about such an interesting sheet... but part of me can't believe the dripping irony here, where a manufacturer could later cry "1/72nd doesn't sell" and fail to look in at their own failure at self promotion!
  5. Okay, maybe quite a bit delayed, but thanks guys! :lol:/>
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    Sorry, but I disagree as well. Yes it may not include the ALD-4 pod as part of the full Silver King suite, but it's not like this pod was 'always' commonly carried either. In fact, I've been told Major Palm's H had not gone through Silver King mods yet in 1960 when it was shot down, and obviously H's had been flying a number of years by that time. As for the rear antenna's above the bath tub fairing... Flightpath DOES include some of them, but maybe not necessarily all that were ever seen. This may have to do with what particular aircraft they were using for reference, as the antenna configurations did change over time. I would say that one should have good ref's of the particular bird they're wanting to model... but since individual photos of all 35 birds at all points in their careers is going to be really difficult to come by (for good reason)... it's also kind of a dis-service to say that there's any one particular configuration that was the de-facto setup that should've been followed. DB is who originally mastered the Flightpath conversion and deserves praise for the opportunity they've given the modeling community to actually model something other than a bomber version of the Hasegawa kit. It's too bad that more wasn't done.
  7. No offense, but I don't think they give a rat. Several times I've tried asking them nicely to bring back the old Polly S Metalline, which were the absolute best metallic acrylics ever... but they always respond with some such garbage about how they were "unstable"... which is total B.S. All of the ones I've still got are as good as the day I bought them... WAY more stable than most other paints going!
  8. Sorry Jennings, but the visuals I'm picturing... at least you're able to find some humor in it all. Glad to hear everyone is okay. Definitely not something to trifle with... just recently lost a friends step-dad through a cooking accident and its no way to go.
  9. No... Airfix could only be so nice as to grace 1/72 with a Vixen this nice... a good bulk of this one is the CyberHobby kit. Go back and look at the link at the beginning of my post. But if you were fooled in thinking it was Airfix's 1/48 version, thanks for the flattery!
  10. Many of you may remember my hybrid Highplanes / Cyberhobby / Xtrakit Sea Vixen here: http://z15.invisionf...?showtopic=3678 Well Airfix?... I'm throwing the gauntlet down at you all... do your worst and lets see you do better! LOL! This beastie put up quite a fight, but I was finally able to wrangle it and get some photos of the results:
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    Easy NMF

    You don't have any good comic book shops near you that deal in the gaming miniatures and such? That's the only type place around my area that carries them.
  12. They look great Mark! Especially liking that Blue Blasters A-4!
  13. Yes Meng, you need to listen to us... we want the F-106 and single-seat Voodoo's!... oh, and include the six-shooter gun-pack and blown canopy options with the 106!
  14. Wouldn't read too much into it... I often see such things that I don't always post any thoughts to, but still sympathize with the group at large... and I'm sure there are probably many others likewise as well. Doesn't mean we don't care... it's just that we didn't post any thoughts... sometimes just out of shear loss and lack of words at the situation. I did link it back to Steve's first article on another site to try to help get the word out though. Even though he was quiet in his way... the modeling world lost a giant in him.
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