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  1. Ben Brown

    D&S F-8 Crusader Kindle version problems

    Thanks for the replies. Chris, thanks so much for contacting Bert! I’m not blaming Bert at all. It’s a problem with Amazon repeatedly sending a bad file, but I haven’t been able to find a contact with them to let them know it’s a problem. It’s also not just an iPad problem, since it also crashed Kindle for PC. Twice, on two different downloads of the file. Since I’ve been able to open other ebooks I’ve bought from Amazon, I’ll just skip this one and stick with the old-fashioned, paper version that doesn’t crash my devices. Ben
  2. Anyone purchased the new digital version of Detail & Scale’s F-8 Crusader and had problems with it? I’ve bought and returned it three times because all it does is crash the Kindle ap on my iPad. I’ve tried it on my wife’s iPad with the same results. When I tried to open it on my kindle ap on my PC, it crashed the ap and it wouldn’t open again until I uninstalled and reinstalled it. Tried a second time and had to reinstall the ap again. It must be a bad file on Amazon’s server, but I can’t find any contact info to get someone to do something about it. Two other books I bought from them at the same time opened just fine, btw. There’s no way to contact Bert Kinzey to see if he can push Amazon from his end. If it’s a bad file on Amazon, he might be losing some sales. Ben
  3. PM sent last Saturday. The kit is still available if you’re still looking. Cheers! Ben
  4. All kit boxes have been opened, but all of the kits are intact. Everything is 1/48 unless otherwise noted: KITS Zoukei-Mura F-4J $75 (GT Resin intakes also available @ $25) Dynavector Sea Vixen with Cooper Details intakes and Cutting Edge ejection seats $40 Academy Hawker Hunter F.6 (kit was missing roundel decals when purchased second-hand) $20 (see below for aftermarket parts & decals) Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 $15 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vc $15 Revell Stearman $10 Lindberg Stearman $2 Classic Airframes Sea Hawk Royal Navy $20 Airfix Sea Harrier FRS.1 $10 Trumpeter 1/144 Kawanishi H6K5 Mavis $10 Amodel 1/144 C-123B/K Provider $15 Welsh C-133 $20 Welsh C-124 $20 Scott Doepker 1/144 C-141B resin kit with laser-printed decals (no landing gear) NOTE: One fuselage half has shrunk considerably, so it will need to be cut and shimmed to fit. Most parts will need cleanup. Make an offer! Revell-Germany 1/144 A-321 Lufthansa $20 Fox One 1/144 SAAB 340AEW & C S100 ARGUS resin kit $40 Fly 1/144 DC-9-10 $15 Monogram 1/24 Ferrari 308 GTB $5 Revell 1/100 Apollo Command Module $5 Polar Lights 1/1000 USS Enterprise original series $20 Tamiya 1/35 M-48 Patton with Legend Productions resin detail set $20 Revell Shell Reynard – Bryan Herta $20 RESIN & VAC GT Resin F-4 Phantom intakes for Zoukei-Mura kit $25 1/32 plugs to convert Trumpeter F-100 Super Sabre 275-gal drop tanks to Vietnam-era 335s Unknown manufacturer $5 Cutting Edge MB Mk. 2 seat $5 Scale Aircraft Conversions F/A-18A/C landing gear (for Hasegawa) $10 Steel Beach 1/48 F-4 Phantom arrestor hook for Hasegawa $4 High Flight F-16 Pratt & Whitney afterburner nozzle for Hasegawa $5 Squadron 1/48 Ki-46III canopy $1 Falcon Clear-Vax Set #52 1/48 USAF canopies (F-106A, F-80C, T-33, U-2, F15A, F-5A, F-5E, F-16, F-100) $10 PHOTO ETCH Reheat Models RH052 1/48 Aircraft canopy details (Modern) $5 Teknics 1/48 Japanese seatbelts, buckles, & rudder pedals $5 Model Technologies 1/48 Sidewinder missile fins $2 DECALS Scaleliners 1/144 AirTran DC-9-30 $10 (Xtracolor AirTran paint - 2 tins add $2) Flight Path 1/144 United A320 Blue/Gray livery $8 Jbot 1/144 Jetstar Reader’s Digest corporate jet (ALPS-printed) $2 JBot 1/144 Piedmont 737-200 delivery scheme (ALPS-printed) $4 EagleCals EC32-87 1/32 He-162s $8 Tridecal 48-2001: 1200 1/48 He-162A-2 decals $10 Techmod 48032 Ju-88A-4 II/KG3 North Russian Front 1941/ LG 1 Libya $8 Aeromaster 48-172 Ju-88 Collection $6 Hahen 1/48 F-4F Norm 81A/B decals $15 RooDecals 1/48 Mirage IIIO $8 Experts Choice 48-2 RF-84Fs $6 Microscale 48-0181 F-106As 5th FIS, 49th FIS $8 Aeromaster 48-319 Ki-43 IJAAF Falcons Part II $8 Superscale 48-938 AV-8B Harriers $6 Fred Cady 229 1982 Z28 Camaro Indy Pace Car $2 Buyer pays shipping. PayPal preferred for US buyers. International buyers must use Paypal. No trades, please. Thanks for looking! Ben Brown North Carolina, USA bebrown1[AT]bellsouth[DOT]net
  5. A smaller scale Eagle for those of us who don’t have room for the big Eagle! There are more pics on the Round Two blog but I can’t find it at the moment. LINK Now, if they’ll just release the K’tinga in a smaller scale. I’ll be happy with 1/1000 or 1/1400. Ben
  6. They'd sell far more kits if they make the F11F 1/48. What scale is the Su-25? Based on the details of the pavement both models are sitting on, I'd hazard a guess that they're both the same scale. Ben
  7. Genre: Used to be airplanes, but I burned out on them after building them for 50 years and switched to race cars about a year ago. I’ll probably eventually build an airplane again someday. I like post-war USAF and USN planes up through the Gulf War and airliners. Race cars lean toward modern GT cars. Scale: 1/48 for airplanes, and I try to go with 1/144 for anything bigger than an F-4. 1/24 for the cars. Favorite manufacturer: I’m not too picky. The subject is usually the deciding factor for me. I do seem to have a lot of Monogram and Hasegawa kits in the display case and in my stash. There are a couple of companies I dislike and will build them only if I really want the subject and there is no other alternative. Favorite kit: Tie between the Monogram F-100D and the Hasegawa F-4E. Ben
  8. Ben Brown

    CD144021 - 1/144 C-133 Cargomaster

    Nah, I’m just too cheap to buy the Roden kit! 😄 Ben
  9. Ben Brown

    A F-100F engine nozzle question

    Sorry I’m not up with the 1/72 stuff. Too small for my eyesight! 🤓 Ben
  10. Ben Brown

    A F-100F engine nozzle question

    You can build an ANG jet if you want one. There are photos of them with the original iris-style AB nozzle, before they were fitted with the F-102 nozzle. I've got some shots of GA ANG and CT ANG jets. Look through F-100.org. You'll probably be able to find a few examples. Useless trivia: Dearly-departed Dave Menard once told me that some regular Air Force maintenance guys had suggested pulling the more reliable afterburner nozzle off of the F-102s, since they were being taken out of service, but the higher-ups said no. Later, a sergeant in the ANG suggested the same thing, it was approved, and he got a cash bonus. Dave was kind of grumpy about that. 😄 You don't mention what scale you're working in, but in 1/48, Aires makes a beautiful original nozzle for the Monogram kit and Sierra Hotel once showed photos of an F-102 nozzle for it. You could try contacting them to see if it's still available. The F-102 nozzle that's included in the Monogram kit looks pretty good, but it needs an interior. The one included in the Trumpeter F-100C kit isn't very good. I don't know why they included it with the C kit and not the D and F kits, since the only F-100Cs with the F-102 nozzle were some Aircraft Grey-painted AZ ANG jets. You can probably find someone with a C kit who will let you have their F-102 nozzle. I think Aires makes an original-style nozzle for the Trumpeter kit, too. Ben
  11. Ben Brown

    CD144021 - 1/144 C-133 Cargomaster

    Oooo, incentive to break out my Welsh kit! Ben
  12. Ben Brown

    Kitty Hawk FJ Fury's

    I’ll be happy to wait another year if it keeps them from pooching it up like they did the Banshee. Ben
  13. Ben Brown

    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    FWIW, everything I’ve seen (as in held in my hands) from that resin manufacturer has been pretty rough. You might have better luck seeing if you can get some engines from Authentic Airliners. Kurt’s stuff is not cheap but you won’t find a better product. Ben
  14. Ben Brown

    HeritageCon 2019 Haul

    It was a '78 or '79. No power at all. It seemed like it spent more time in the shop than it did on the road. Once, when we were washing it, the spray started to eat the paint off of the front of the car. Dad ended up stripping the entire front fascia, just to see if any of the paint would stick. It's not like the water pressure was all that high. Driving through rain actually started the process. I can't remember what color the interior was on the Bronco, but I want to say it was tan. Ben
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