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  1. Well after dragging my feet for three years, I have finally finished this monster. Trumpeter kit, Eduard PE sets, Quick Boost ECS vents, Wolfpack Design GBUs, Northstar wheels/tires, and Fightertown decals. Scratch built cockpit details/wiring, venting in the intakes, landing gear details, fuel panel/door, canopy/A/C power panel/door, venting on LEX, nav lights on LEX. Had to shave off the built up area on the tails where the slime lights are, both on the inner and outer tail panels. Also drilled out every rivet on the aircraft as I found them to be soft. Painted with Vallejo acrylics and finished off with VFA-143 Pukin’ Dogs decals from Fightertown. Overall satisfied with the kit, but would have liked a little more detail. The fit of the kit was very good, did not have any real issues in that department. I would recommend this kit as long as you are willing to fix the tails as that added build up where the slime lights are is just to big to overlook. 0CE34535-D77C-481C-B23B-8A01BCEEB955 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 92C7BE56-4257-4C03-A874-A6D378FD40BE by Scott Giost, on Flickr DC72F18E-C92B-4908-80F4-74189D9ACA16 by Scott Giost, on Flickr F026326D-9AEF-40AE-BBEA-ECC4BFFE5982 by Scott Giost, on Flickr AC9718F1-9999-4A67-9677-E82E10A7531F by Scott Giost, on Flickr 7DF83001-9145-489E-B9AA-8A4023E6819A by Scott Giost, on Flickr 035F1DB4-1B75-4160-B36B-02220095D40E by Scott Giost, on Flickr 6FFE3C7A-44A7-414C-B38A-49214E06CA56 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 8BAAA0C0-2F30-487D-902A-B1788B60FB87 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 1AA44992-6562-4AD7-953E-E6D143550DB0 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 5838553A-F182-4079-8B79-A94EA4F050A0 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 0765E5D7-90C5-4CBF-8BD9-711229511128 by Scott Giost, on Flickr B9904494-6ED7-4AB2-9445-94FC7F08768B by Scott Giost, on Flickr 102797E0-E4A9-4E41-A671-BDC7C2C60530 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 3A029AA9-ECB9-46CA-B228-B62054A1E296 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 69E9FABC-F248-4105-BF95-D2078FCDA764 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 5D285514-01ED-42CF-AA33-FA6CA9168E6C by Scott Giost, on Flickr 72580D00-ADFF-487D-BED6-F8F4C3CA8889 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 00DF7C49-C552-4CEA-B771-08549D943006 by Scott Giost, on Flickr 6746E98F-334A-4B34-8D8A-D18677EDC0CB by Scott Giost, on Flickr 827801CB-71D6-4481-857E-C096BB665CF6 by Scott Giost, on Flickr B30A2FE0-D5D9-4E41-9566-FD381AC51422 by Scott Giost, on Flickr
  2. Looking for the Zactomodels A-7 intake/canopy correction set. If you have and would be willing to part with it, PM me Thx Scott
  3. Looks great! I can't believe they are gone now, flying drones I think. I worked with these guys regularly on the ranges at Ft. Drum.
  4. Beautiful!! Nice job.
  5. Hello all, I am getting frustrated with the lack of success with Mig Ammo PLW. It is probably just my lack of knowledge, but every time I try to clean up the PLW (panel line wash) I take off the wash, varnish, and the paint under it off. The process I am using is straight from the recommendations of Mig himself. First I prime and paint the part with Mig Acrylic primer, then paint with Mig Ammo Acrylic paint. I let them dry for a couple hours, then varnish with Mig Ammo Glossy Varnish (acrylic). After another couple hours of dry time, I use Mig PLW products to lightly wash the part. I let that dry 5 minutes per Mig recommendation. Then I clean up with Mig odorless enamel thinner. It is at this point the thinner eats through everything, no matter how light I try to use it. What am I doing wrong? I know acrylics and enamels don't get along, and that always puzzled me as to why Mig's technique called for this process. I want the results I see from others using the Ammo products, but at this point I have had no luck. Please tell me where I am going wrong. Trust me you can't hurt my feelings, let me have it! Thanks in advance for the help. Scott
  6. Here are some pics of the IFR probe I believe Spook was referring too. Just had to add a little bend to the A4 probe to match the 18. Sorry for the crappy pics, but the build is getting old and has been hit by the old dust monster. Enjoy. 20160906_112924 by gistsc, on Flickr[/img] 20160906_112901 by gistsc, on Flickr 20160906_112845 by gistsc, on Flickr[/img]
  7. I booked a flight from LAX to IAH on a United 787-9 round trip. Was going to fly on the American -8 but I am not fond of the half rear facing seats in first class. My wife is going with me and she has never flown before, so I figure not being able to sit right next to her on the American bird was a bad idea. I like the seats better as far as the design and amenities, just not the way half face the rear of the cabin. Not to mention only the rear facing seats are next to the windows. All the forward facing seats are isle. Anyways, we fly on February 8th and return on the 11th. Anyone out there looking for any specific reference photos of the 787-9 that I can help with, just leave a request here. Other aircraft reference photos are possible depending on their being at the airport and having access. I will not have much time on the outbound trip to IAH, but on the way back I will be at LAX for two hours waiting on our connection to Fresno FAT. Will also be able to be at IAH for some time before departure in the -9.
  8. Totally went with white. Just using my own eyes and reference photos. Being white or very light gray, its almost impossible to do from a photo. Would love to see one in person, just to confirm.
  9. Trojan, they are aftermarket. Draw Decals set 44s-747-50f.
  10. 2015-11-19 20.19.57 by gistsc, on 2015-11-19 20.19.49 by gistsc, on 2015-11-19 20.18.50 by gistsc, on 2015-11-19 20.18.43 by gistsc, on 2015-11-19 20.18.27 by gistsc, on Flickr
  11. Just a quick OOB. I have not built an airliner in a long time, and now I remember why. I give props to all you guys who do airliners, they are a real pain to paint. Anyways, sorry for the crappy pix too. 2015-11-21 00.10.03 by gistsc, on Flickr2015-11-21 00.09.46 by gistsc, on Flickr2015-11-21 00.09.33 by gistsc, on Flickr2015-11-21 00.09.23 by gistsc, on 2015-11-21 00.09.11 by gistsc, on 2015-11-19 20.20.16 by gistsc, on
  12. All the kits are 1/48 scale, and the decals for the Mentor I made.
  13. I have completed a few birds for some of my local Naval Aviators. Here they are. 154_18_1 by gistsc, on Flickr T34_2 by gistsc, on Flickrm/photos/50993633@N0 T34_3 by gistsc, on Flickr 102_18_1 by gistsc, on Flickr
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