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  1. Being a “What-if” builder, that was easy. Thanks for looking, Steven
  2. Years ago, I started a “Family model” (two-seater) Scooter project. Got halfway through it then life showed up. And not in a good way. Lost my job, apartment and had to move out of state. Along with my passion to build eroded to nothing. Fortunately, after some time things changed for the better and it was time to get back to my scooter build. And like my life, my build idea changed too. It was going to be based on a theoretical Royal Australia Air Force Scheme from Richard Chafer, but now she will be flying for the Hellenic Air Force. And because I enjoy building in pairs, I added another sco
  3. Take a look at crafting wire. It comes in different colors as well as various gauges. From 10 gauge which is 2.5mm, down to 34 gauge which is .16mm. Take care, Steven
  4. Hello there, I'm looking for the decal sheet from Academy 1/48 F-15K Slam Eagle Kit Number 12213. If anyone has this sheet and is willing to part with it, please PM and or email me at far148@gmail.com. Cheers, Steven
  5. The fact is there’s not a quick and easy way (that produces good results) to properly photograph scale models. You need a basic understanding of the relationship between aperture and depth of field. Without that understanding, it’s kind of a waste of time. The key is having a aperture small enough(that’s right, small) that your depth of field will cover the model from nose to tail. Which means longer shutter speeds. Hence that’s why you need a tripod to keep the camera still during the long exposure. You can read more here, https://anadventureinawesome.com/2021/01/24/photographing-scale-models
  6. Amazing work Honza! Have you consider doing any modern flight line equipment? Like fire extinguishers, jack stands, or even weapon carts? Stay safe and keep busy, Steven
  7. With 2021 coming to a close, I can look back at my builds I finished this year and still be excited about them. All are 1/48 scale and are “What-If” builds. First off the work bench was my Republic of China Air Force Forward-swept wing IDF F-CK-1C. She is by far (Pun intended) the sexiest aircraft I’ve built this year. Kit is AFV Club IDF F-CK-1C. She was followed by my USAF camo Mudhen. This was a product of two inspiring images. The build was straight forward other than the big fool missile. Which was mastered from a writing pen and a piece of styrene tube. Kit is Re
  8. Thanks Mr. Happy Much appreciated Janissary To be honest, I was too lazy to try to replicate the Have Glass scheme and have it "look" right in scale. But I took the opportunity to play with a weathered Naval scheme. Yeah, I feel this idea is more a "When-If" then a "What-if" Thanks again guys, Steven
  9. To solve US Navy‘s Super Hornet/tanker problem, Lockheed Martin offered a new purpose-built F-35 to fill the role of carrier-based tanker. The new F-35s are dubbed E’s and doesn’t have weapon bays nor have the targeting sensor below the nose. Along with stealthy metallic paint was not applied. In January of 2022, the first batch of E’s reached the Fleet. Each F-35 squadron was assigned 4 aircraft. My F-35E represents one from VFA-31 “Tomcatters” while onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, callsign “Douche Nozzle One-One”. To see more of her along with a list of things I
  10. Thanks Cool Hand Here's a couple of in progress shots of her nose job. Take care, Steven
  11. Thanks STORM. Love the idea. Thanks Thadeus. Her stencils was a daunting task to start. But I broke it up into more manageable section, like front of nose, rear of fuselage, top of wings... And took about a week to complete. Thanks Janissary. It was a struggle to find the right balance of details, decals, paint.... and go overboard. She's busy but I feel it's the right amount. Thanks again everyone, Steven
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