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Ben Brown

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  1. Cool photo, Mike! I recently read that the reason they’re going with 8 Rolls Royce engines instead of four big fans is due to a lack of rudder authority after an engine failure. This will also avoid the problem of having to do major redesigns of the cockpit, wings, and other systems for four engines. Ben
  2. Here's a link to some pics of the F-101B gear wells. This is also a museum example, and you can't always trust restorations, but the green is about the same color as photos of operational F-101s I've seen, but for some reason can't find. As to whether an individual jet's gear wells stayed green or were overpainted Camouflage Gray probably depended on how ambitious the young airman with the spray gun was feeling that day. Pick your favorite of the two colors and dare anyone who objects to show you a picture of that particular airframe at that particular time. Ben
  3. Insides of the gear doors on F-101s were red. The wells were originally interior green but may have gotten some light gray overspray when the jets were camouflaged. Ben
  4. Hi All, Looking for the codes and serial numbers for either T9+DH or F1+NT from Eagle Strike 48168 Ar 234B Part I. I'll be happy to buy the whole sheet, if necessary. Thanks! Ben in USA bebrown1[AT]bellsouth[DOT]net
  5. Anyone have an extra True Details Yankee ejection seat they’d like to sell? Failing that, does anyone else make one? Thanks! Ben in USA
  6. What I do with my race car and airliner models is apply the first color, mask, spray a light coat of either the first color or clear to seal the mask, and then prime (or not) and apply the next color. You’ll need to avoid heavy coats to prevent excess buildup along the mask. You’ll still often get a little ridge between the colors, which can be reduced with a little wet sanding with 1500 sandpaper. As for primers, white will give you a brighter red, if you apply enough coats. I think probably gray primer might be your best bet with that darker red on the airplane. Tamiya also makes a
  7. All kit boxes have been opened, but all of the kits are intact, except where noted. All reasonable offers will be considered. KITS Academy 1/48 F-4D Phantom ROKAF $45 (photo etch and resin available below) PENDING Italeri 1/48 OH-58A $20 Hasegawa 1/48 A6M3 Model 32 Zero (interior painted, easily stripped) $15 Classic Airframes 1/48 Sea Hawk Royal Navy $15 Heller 1/48 Mirage III with Red Roo Mirage IIIO resin conversion and drop tanks $25 Don Schmenk 1/144 F-105B conversion for ARII kit $5
  8. Another vote for the Tamiya LP paints. They’re outstanding and spray great when mixed 50/50 with Mr Leveling Thinner. If you want to use a rattle can, BillS’s Tamiya suggestions or their Silver Leaf spray easily. I can also second what okthree says about Alclad. I’ve got ten-year-old Alclad that’s still good. Problems with cracking are usually due to the base coat drying at a different rate from the Alclad. Alclad’s gloss black primer has been problematic in the past. I’ve had good results using Tamiya X-1 gloss black heavily thinned (75/25) with Metalizer thinner as well as plain ol
  9. Hi Don, PM your address to me or send it to bebrown1[AT]bellsouth[DOT]net. I have the struts and wheels still on the sprues. You're welcome to them. Ben
  10. I understand! I paid 6 bucks for mine, so I was wondering if I was crazy spending almost twice that for a resin ejection seat. 😄 Ben
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