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About andrew.deboer

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    Opulence: I has it.
  • Birthday 06/12/1969

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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  1. That’s a great figure but I have to say the pose is a bit nonspecific , like the pilot isn’t sure what to do - pilots usually move with purpose. The empty left hand just sort of hangs there in space. I like the figure, but I will probably give her a helmet bag or remove before flight tags or some other piece of kit for the left hand.
  2. Great topic. I have a completed Tamiya F-16C on top of my cabinet at work and I enjoy seeing it every day. Very precise, not the least bit fiddly, and just a joy to build, as was the Tamiya P-51D. I have a Hasegawa Bf-109G in the stash and I assume it would be a similar experience - but I'm selling it. Too many projects going, not enough years remaining. I would love to build a Tamiya Corsair just for the radial engine experience. Buy the best - you won't be disappointed!
  3. CONUS Or Canada only, please. I take PayPal and checks. Postage will be by USPS. PM me or email andrew dot deboer at mac dot com 1:48 Aircraft pending SH-3H Sea King with Starfighter Decals set for Old 66. Yes, that was an SH-3D, but try finding an SH-3D or do it like the cool kids... - $40 BUILDER’S KIT: 1:32 Trumpeter MiG-29K - $70 This kit has the vertical tails and stabilators removed from the sprue - every other sprue is in sealed bags. Now the good part: includes Zactomodels MiG-29 wheels and exhaust nozzles. That’s $59 worth of value ri
  4. This monster was mastered and cast by Andy Meyer of Special Ops Models. I really don’t have enthusiasm for 1/32 at this point so I’m letting this go. Wheels and main body have been primed with white primer and over coated with semigloss white. I’m asking $50 plus shipping. CONUS only, PayPal preferred. For photos or more info, email andrew dot deboer at mac dot com. Here’s one of the few references I can find to this kit online. https://modelingmadness.com/scott/misc/military/previews/specialops/mnfdt3202.htm My kit:
  5. Hopefully this will be the relaunch they need. Best of luck to them.
  6. The guy gave you a couple of places to look where you could find some detailed processes for painting exhausts. Your response and attitude honestly sucked. I’m pasting in a link. Good luck with your model.
  7. Awesome. So will the markings reflect multiple times in the life of 157986? I’ve always wanted to do it with F101DFE engines, without the chin pod - it’s strange to see just a smooth contour under the nose. One thing is certain - it’s time to scratch up a nose instrumentation probe and stock up on white paint…
  8. The good news here is that the engine shrouds for the F110 engines do come with the kit - as seen on the sprue pictured above. So, aftermarket nozzles and afterburner cans are all you need to switch it to a “B”. ….giving you what the F-15 guys referred to as “the big motors”. https://spruebrothers.com/resrsu480067u-1-48-reskit-f-14d-tomcat-open-exhaust-nozzles-tam-kit/
  9. Well, now I’m ready to learn. What would you add to make it “late model”? I don’t know all of the ins and outs of the kit, but I feel like I see what I would expect in a late F-14A.
  10. Aside from a new line of 1/32 Phantoms from Sprue Brothers? “In partnership with Phantom Phreaks, we have been working on a very special project that we can finally announce - a new family of 1:32 F-4 Phantom kits. Twelve (12) versions are planned beginning in 2022. Tentatively the first release will be the F-4B. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.”
  11. I’m almost done with my B, converted from a Tamiya D. As soon as I get done, they should be announcing a B kit. Sorry it’s taking me so long. 😀
  12. Carrier deck and shooter too? Yeah, whatever - I’ll take some. Looks like mid-life wheels too.
  13. New seats too with the more common cushion design. Interesting. Hopefully the intakes as seen in the D model with the raised line inside for the paint demarcation.
  14. Nah, I was just hoping to get into a pissing contest with you. As stated, always ready to learn. My foot tastes awesome. So they made combat drops? On whom?
  15. I’m always ready to learn things and never miss a chance to stand corrected, so let me modify what I said: ”If you’re looking to depict an F-14 performing an a/g combat mission, it does not appear that VF-51 or VF-111 would be historically accurate choices. While they trained up on carrying bombs, they don’t appear to have done it in combat and do not appear to have done it much if at all on their final cruise.”
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