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    In my defense, I was left unsupervised...

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    Modeling interests are WWII to early 1980's aircraft, Vietnam era helicopters and NATO helicopters, WWII to present armor, WWII to present ships...occasional car model.
    Sports interests are baseball, hockey, and auto racing.

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  1. Don

    Best Fitting 1/48 Scale Spit, P51-D, FW-190

    Gary, this is vey strange indeed. I guess you're the unlucky person who keeps getting the one and only bad Airfix decal sheets... Can you post a picture of your faulty decal sheets so we can see what you are talking about? A picture says a 1000 words as the saying goes. Its just odd that nobody else (that I can see...) online has had issues with their newer Airfix decal sheets nor have they questioned them not being produced by Cartograph (their logo is clearly printed on the Airfix boxes along with the logo of whichever aircraft manufacturer built the real aircraft...why would it be on the box otherwise?). Its just genuinely got me curious and I'd like to see what the issues are that you are having. Regards, Don EDIT: Spelling.
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    Best Fitting 1/48 Scale Spit, P51-D, FW-190

    Nice Mustang a4s4eva ! I have the Airfix kit in the stash and just looked at the decals...no issues that I detect. Decals look typical Cartograph to me and look like they will be a pleasure to work with. Again, nice P-51! Regards, Don
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    Tamiya New Tool 1/48 Spitfire I?

    Maybe Airfix will retool one? I mean imagine a new Airfix 1/24 Spitfire done like their new Hellcat! Sorry...went off topic there ... Regards, Don
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    Airfix's BIG news from Telford...

    Gents, I found this on YouTube... Airfix just take my money already! Wow she looks a thing of beauty. Enjoy! Regards, Don
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    Sad day in the Marvel universe.

    Sad day indeed. I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons in the early-to-mid 80's when Marvel had a couple 30 minute shows and they began with "This is Stan Lee. And today...". Good memories...thanks Stan! . Don
  6. Don

    MiG-25 RBT in 72nd scale

    Whoa...I want!! Thank you for posting those pictures and sharing your thoughts and knowledge with us. Now I need to find one... Regards, Don
  7. Don

    Modelcollect B-52H

    That tail looks great! Very happy with MC's prompt replies and willingness to listen to those that know and make the necessary corrections. Breath of fresh air. This may have been asked and answered already, but has there been mention of markings for the 'H' yet? Just curious. Regards, Don
  8. Don

    A-37B in Vietnam question “please help”

    I know Model Master makes it in both enamel #1733 (I think that's the number) and acrylic #4766 both called "Camouflage Gray". Gunze #311 works too. I also think AK and Mig paints carry it? There are probably others. Baring that, could you look up a mix ratio using the paints that you do have? FS36622 is essentially a weathered/dirty off white color. Perhaps start with flat white slowly tint it? Sorry, I haven't been much help... Regards, Don
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    A-37B in Vietnam question “please help”

    They mostly seemed to carry the standard SEA camouflage of green FS34079, tan FS30219, and green FS34102 uppers with gray FS36622 underside...linky here: https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/a-37/a-37_profile01.shtml A pretty helpful link to info: https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/the-a-37-dragonfly-in-vietnam/ Random photos (a Google search will yield buckets more): South Vietnamese A-37 but they carried the same camouflage:
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    Airfix's BIG news from Telford...

    Glad its a Hellcat...my favorite Cat in the Grumman line. Looks like its going to be a great kit based on what we can see.
  11. Don

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Thanks Tapchan ! Regards, Don
  12. Don

    New Bf 109 G-6 and Fw 190 A decals from Exito Decals

    Nice ! Love that 109 with US Flag and markings. Regards, Don
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Spoon looks way out of scale to me and the lines on the boys shirt are not straight and true (don't even get me going on the incorrect color scheme)... ...and I'm gone...