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  • Birthday 06/08/1966

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    DFW Area, Texas USA
  • Interests
    All things Falklands. Whether its models, books, stories, geneaology, penguins etc etc. Where else in the world can I combine my interests in mountains, models, islands, oceans, people, battle and still get to go there once in a while!
    (I also like to wargame and play old SPI and AH games.. )
    Cheers
    Adam
  1. Finished today is my Airfix Defiant NF1 in 1/72. This is the old kit moulded from 1964 and re-released with reprinted decals. I built it out of the box and added steel antenna's on the underside and the radio wiring on each side of the fuselage and underside. With the euphemism of "it is what it is". Added wing lights too. Enjoyable fun little build.
  2. Finally complete is my 1/35 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184 by Italeri. This depicts a late war vehicle of 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion in Germany. As many know, the Italeri kit is from the 70's and has some age related issues to be fixed, but perhaps the biggest difference was the addition of a metal barrel for the 88mm gun and metal tow plates. There are a few other add-ons to finish it all up, namely a home made flag, the addition of the Tamiya zimmerit, and the trees and broken logs on the front glacis plate. I very much enjoyed this build as it seemed to get better as it went on! (not always like that) Everything seemed to flow very well and by the time we reached the final airbrush work, the mighty Grex TG came through a dream. Enjoy the Elefant!
  3. Thank you, and corrected the designation.. (i knew that!) Cheers Adam
  4. Thanks re Tsukada. Another person told me today that they were active producers of kits as clones of other manufacturers. Adam
  5. Thanks Jeff. No issues. Cockpit is bare but the overall fit is very good, as was the weapons array. The decals were usable but just not what I wanted. I would build it again with no worries. Cheers - Adam
  6. Finally completed today is my 1/72 A-1H Skyraider in South Vietnamese markings from Tan Son Nhut, ca 11/1970. This is a kit by a brand I have never seen before called "Tsukada models" (kit # WP01) japanese origin. Anyway, the decals are Cutting Edge and overall it went together well. The kit decals were Ok, but not as good as the Cutting Edge. Any errors are mine. I always was curious about RVNAF machines, and wanted to find out more about Skyraiders - so I achieved two things at once (and also buy another A-1H for a future build). It was fun to do the SEA scheme and find out about the weapons loading and do the research. Enjoy! - Adam
  7. Hi all. Does anyone know if there is a current Scale Aviation Modeler International Index available any more? I recall a few years back that there was a gentleman who was keeping up with it, but that was the last I heard. I'd like to get a copy please if anyone has a (more) current version. Thank you. Adam
  8. Looks like I have a forum member sending me some scans. Thank you - what a great world we modelers can live in. Regards/Thanks to all readers : ) Adam
  9. Hi all. Does anyone have copies of the July & August 2014 editions of Model Aircraft Monthly? I've tried all the usual places with no luck for a hard copy, so I wanted to ask if anyone could scan the article called "Air Power Down Under" Part 1 (July?) and Part II (August). PDF or .jpeg is fine. Would very much appreciate the favour. I'll post if I get a positive response so as to update everyone. Thank you. Adam ca920@sbcglobal.net
  10. Just finished is my 1/72 P-40N ex. Hasegawa, built OOB except for seat belts and the antenna wire. As many know, this is quite an old kit, but I think it built up quite well. I especially enjoyed using my Grex TG on the paint job. Enjoy! - Adam
  11. scooter

    Fw-190 A-8/R-1

    Pics attached of my just completed Revell 1/72 FW-190 A-8/R-1. This is the old "Collectors Choice" ca. 1973. And what a kit it was! The kit came with three options, and I stuck with a hybrid of the R-1 (2x gunpacks) and U-8 to include the SC 250 bomb. I don't know a lot about the "Collectors Choice" series, but the box coincides with the very first releases of Matchbox and probably Frog with their multi-version and uprated new kit releases of the time. I enjoyed the build and followed the instructions as well as tried to salvage the decals too. Enjoy! - Adam
  12. Fantastic effort! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Adam
  13. Maybe.. did some online searching..i thought the F-4 centerline was a little pointer at the rear end. Any other takers? or I'll go with that suggestion.. Adam
  14. Anyone have any ideas on this one? Adam
  15. Thank you everyone for the info. I have downloaded the items on Photobucket images. ...I wish someone with an Airwaves set would make a resin copy! Cheers Adam
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