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  • Birthday 01/24/1967

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    California-Land of Fruits & Nuts
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    God<br />Famiy<br />Country<br />Aircraft Modeling<br />RC Airplanes/Helicopters<br />Flying Full Scale Helicopters (MD-500E/OH-58A+)
  1. I make my own using a mix of liquid dishwashing soap and (Elmers) white wood/paper glue. Water to thin if needed. Let dry and apply the paint. To remove I use a wooden toothpick to raise an edge and peal it off with tweezers or sometimes the adhesive side of masking tape to remove larger pieces. There will most likely be an oily looking residue, but it’s soap and clean up is easy with a moist cloth or tissue.
  2. After reading all these comments from the "people in the know", I recommend the USAf go back to flying hot air balloons. Thanks for the laughs guys. I needed them.
  3. I was wondering what fire did with those fuselages. Our sheriff's air unit is currently occupying the hangar these poor birds use to call their home. I took numerous walkaround photos of the cobras, but couldn't see much of the Huey. Thanks for posting.
  4. Try www.ACIG.org It's a web site dedicated to air combat and there are pretty comprehensive records of the air to air victories/losses of the American and No. Vietnamese.
  5. Here's a link to the Pensacola Air Museum's web site. The link will open to the museum's virtual tour and panoramic view of cockpits. It's probably not the exact ones you're requesting, but nice nevertheless. http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/explore/exhibits-and-collections/cockpit-panoramas
  6. Hi Eric, The composite wing Intruders had a different wing hinge cover from the metal wing Intruders. Also, the weapons pylon directly below the hinge was different too. The only reference to the composite wing hinge I had at the time were hinge covers on the EA-6B Prowlers. They are similar, but I'm not sure they are exactly the same. It appears the Prowler's hinge covers set up higher or in other words thicker? I'm not sure, so my hinge covers may be wrong. Anyway, the wing hinge covers were replaced with what you see on the model. The weapons pylon bulge on the outside where it lines up wi
  7. I had this build on the back burner for some time and finally got around to finishing it. I made the following pieces specifically for Revell's Intruders & Prowlers and made multiple copies for future builds: Hard Intake Covers Hard Exhaust Covers FLIR Turret Composite Wing Hinge Fold Composite Wing Weapons Pylons Hard Covers For AGM-65 & AGM-88 Missiles The raised panel lines were scribed, crew ladder rebuilt and the in-board top wing strakes were replaced and repositioned. Decals consist of left overs from the stash, but I made the tail markings myself in Photoshop and clear i
  8. I used very fine fingernail polishing sticks to polish the plastic before I dipped them into Future. The polishers are the type you find in salons where women get their nails manicured. They are designed to polish and polish they do. I was surprised at the rainbow effect myself. There was no skill involved, so I guess I just got lucky.
  9. Thanks Chuck! You are absolutely correct and I never noticed it until you pointed it out. I'll watch out on my next Hornet build.
  10. I've tried regular paint thinner (mineral type)and lacquer thinner. The regular thinner works, but to me, it cures too slowly for my tastes. The lacquer thinner works fine to, but it can be too hot for some plastics. I don't know what Testors recipe is in their airbrush thinner, but it has the right combination I seek. I try to save every speck ofpaint I can. I can thin some MM paint, spray what I need of it and pour it back into the MM jar to use again. I know, to some, that's a no-no, but It's been working for me for years. I do this knowing I'll have to use that jar, mixed with the thinned
  11. Thanks for the comments guys. I have plans to do another 1/32 "A" in the near future, but from VFA-151 Vigilantes stationed aboard the USS Midway during ODS.
  12. I only use MM enamel paint and have been for many, many years. I've tried other brands, but I always went back to MM enamels. As you said, their flats are indeed flat, but I can't find anything else to match the quality and choice of colors. The negative, in my opinion, is I have to use Testors airbrush thinners for enamels to thin MM paints. It can be expensive, but the results can't be beat.
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