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Darren Roberts

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  1. You know it's bad when using aftermarket makes it easier. 😂 I finished one up last year, and it will be the last Hasegawa Tomcat I ever build. I'd rather build the Monogram than the Hasegawa. It can be done, but it's just too muich work.
  2. I don't for sure why companies produce inaccurate kits. What I do know is that if you're not careful, the over-attention to detail can kill. I'm looking at you Accurate Miniatures. They spent so much time trying to "fix" their Avenger, it turned into a money pit. It was delayed so long that modelers started griping. What came out was a beautiful model, but it set the course for the eventual demise of AM.
  3. VFA-143's markings, in my opinion, translated over to the Super Hornet better than any other squadrons. They just look "right" on the Super Hornet. Most of the former Tomcat squadrons didn't look all that great until they started tweaking them. Of course, you could say the same thing about the Phantom/Tomcat transition. I'm looking at you, original VF-142 markings.
  4. Hopefully this release will spur some new decals. I. haven't seen any new decals for the Super Hornet lately, and there are a bunch of really nice new schemes that the squadrons have been putting on their planes.
  5. If you're talking about the resin ones, those were OOP a LONG time ago. I'll look through all my parts I have and see if I have an extra set. If I do, I'll let you know. I don't think so, but you never know.
  6. Got it. I'm too impatient for that. 😄 I can lay down Alclad in one coat, maybe two coats, with a ten minute drying time.
  7. Maybe someone can help me with the Tamiya White Primer in a rattle can. I've tried using it, and found it to not cover very well. Many seem to like it, so what am I doing wrong?
  8. Alclad White Primer with Microfiller. I use it as my white. It gives a nice, bright semi-gloss finish.
  9. I'd love to join, but the only problem is I gave up my hosting site. I really wish we could post directly here like FB and HS. It would be so much easier than going through a hosting site. I know, I know. I'm being whiny! 😄
  10. Welcome back! I'm sorry you had to go through that. Hopefully you can get settled in and start a new chapter of your life. As Richard L said, the ZM kit is great, albeit a bit pricey. But, if you love Phantoms, that's the way to go.
  11. So the AF is simply catching up to what the Navy has been doing for years. Now they need to let AF squadrons paint logo's on the tail. There's a reason Navy planes are better looking than AF planes. 😄
  12. I would have taken them off your hands for you. I love reclaiming projects that have been given up on. I bet they weren't as bad as you thought they were. In response to your question, I've done it a couple of times over the years. Ususally, I just push through and give them to a kid if I don't like the finished project.
  13. Thanks! How'd you get it already? The F-14 article in the Jan. issue just came out. I didn't figure the F-16 article would be out until at least the end of December.
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