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  • Birthday 07/24/1967

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  1. If you drive down and back the same day you're looking at about 4 hours on the road. As a former Tucsonan I'd recommend staying down there for the night. If you want to do things other than Pima, Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert Museum are both awesome.
  2. Lots of little parts that needs to be prepped and glued into place before the fuselage halves can go together Seatbelts and other interior PE stuff is pretty much done. Dry-fitting the halves makes me dread trying to get a clean mating. It's gonna take some work.
  3. Cockpit assembly Prepped for preshading Just about ready to start closing up the fuselage
  4. In case anybody is wondering: Year Title 2005 Legacy Hornet/Super Hornet 2005 2005 F-5 2005 Leaving On A Jet Plane 2005 Hi-Decal MiG 2005 Flanker 2005 2005 ARC/ScaleAIR Tomcat 2005 2005 PACAIR 2005 F-4 Phantom 2006 A-7 Corasir / F-8 Crusader 2006 Intruder/Prowler 2006 Vietnam War 2006 Battle of B
  5. Just arrived from Sprue Brothers. Hadn't realized that there was PE - nice bonus. Planning on painting it as Red 8 of the BAP, Northern Fleet
  6. I'm in with the Historic Plastic Models 1:48 Pe-2
  7. Finito ! More in the Finished Builds thread (including obligatory sunset shots)
  8. All of the plane assembly is done and I figured that there was no reason to weather so I put together the base. I had some spare aluminum plate and a plexiglas strip. I put the plex in the oven on 300° for about 10 minutes and gently bent it around a wine bottle to get the curve. I attached the plex to the plate with some Loctite Fast grab and clamped it overnight
  9. Wow. Masking walkways. That's impressive. Well done.
  10. Decals are all done and all the little fiddly bits have been hit with Alclad Time for final assembly and then work on the base and mount.
  11. Thanks for the kind words, ya'll. Back in the day I was a cartographer and before computers had enough horsepower, I had to label maps by hand. Lots of exacto blades, adhesive labels, and patience. Masking models now just feels like a continuation of that sort of work. Now I put on some music or a podcast and it's a relaxing way to actually do something in the physical world instead of my (now) primarily digital work. Decal work is kind of in the same category. This model may have the fewest decals of any kit that I've done: 2 IDs on either side of the cockpit and two t
  12. Ok got some work done and will go with the tried and true Photobucket hosting rather than Google (grrr). Yellow underside: Taped off the underside and started in on the red: Didn't really have to worry about overspray since top will be straight black: Ready for the final color: (Major) painting complete: Unmasked and a layer or three of Future (hence the shine) to prep for decals: There are a couple places where the painting instructions are hard to interpret and
  13. Ahhh. The old Google Photos public / private issue. I thought that was solved with the new forum. I'll go back and fix. Thanks for the heads-up.
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