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Expat Tomcat

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About Expat Tomcat

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    Plays with razor blades
  • Birthday 01/28/1964

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    Speedway, IN. The birthplace of SPEED
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    Interested in large scale aircraft models and anything to do with Tomcats or Corsair II's, worked on them for 8 yrs in the Navy. Also very interested in WWII aircraft, particularly single seat fighters from the ETO.

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  1. I’m super detailing a 1/32 M-61 Vulcan and have the Master 6 barrel upgrade but need 20mm ammo belts and feed chutestes. Eduard made a 1/35 M-163 20mm detail set for a while but discontinued it. I think these parts are the hardest to replicate in styrene or resin. .50 cal is the biggest ammo belt I can find and I haven’t found anyone making the chutes in PE. Even a styrene part can be replicated if anyone is aware of one existing in a kit. ‘Does anyone know if ANYONE makes these?
  2. Sorry for the typo, freaking auto-correct strikes again.
  3. Thomson, ya nailed it! Wow, what a good job. My only improvement would be finding a way to make the horse mane and other hair a bit more managed and conforming to the flow of air.
  4. Looking for a King’s Road 1/32 Jimmy Doolittle pre-war 1929 air racer figure to go with my Williams 1/32 GeeBee
  5. I think you did a wonderful job with the figure itself. The ammo belt just hanging out in space could be remedied with some hot water and a bit of a bend. I know this had to be an issue because there are so many ways it could go wrong. I think I’d take the chance thought to get it to hang more naturally.
  6. I need an M-61 Vulcan 20mm cannon so if you didn’t use yours in your build, I’ll buy it.
  7. Given skill and a fine enough line of lead, I’m betting you could make the “lightening rod antenna” out of the line of death on the Tamiya canopy.
  8. ARE THESE REUSABLE ALSO Has anyone used an 1/32 Eduard F-14D undercarriage set (for Trumpeter) on a Tamiya kit what about the Aires F-14D wheel wells? Can they be modified to fit?
  9. Avg. median income for a model maker in my market (Indianapolis, IN) is $55,500 or $26.70/hr. this is extremely skilled labor TIA EXPAT
  10. No they aren’t flush, they’re round head aircraft SCREWS not actually rivets. These aren’t on the flush face of the panel but on the faces of the boxes underneath the panel.
  11. Maybe I am mistaken but didn’t SOMEBODY make 3D rivet decals? ? I gotta scratch build some avionics boxes and unfortunately screw heads are prominent and cover these box fronts. It’s gonna look like a big blank space if they’re omitted so…… a rivet counter I must be….
  12. I’m looking for these because I gotta scratch build this!
  13. I’m looking to buy a set of CAM Decals 1/32 F-14 low vis data sheet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA EXPAT
  14. I took an extended break from the hobby and after realizing that my eye sight isn’t getting any better, I decided to not sell or waste my investment. But Testors decided to quit and my effort to be more planet friendly, I decided to switch to acrylics. So what’s your favorite brand? Who has the best availability in the states? Who has the best color selection? What is your choice, Vallejo? Gunze? ??
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