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  1. Does anyone have these instructions that they could send me a picture of? Please PM me if you can help me. Lee
  2. My build for the Helicopter GB is the 1/72 Tamiya OH-58A, with markings from Print Scale for a red & white Kiowa. I'll be building this OOB, as I plan to use the GB to clear some small items from my stash. So far I have the interior bits prepped and sprayed with primer, and will upload a pic of the finished cabin as soon as I can.
  3. In the middle of last year, despite only limited flying experience, I got to fly and land a Ryan PT-22 based a few hours from me. This was my first landing flying anything, never mind a WW2 taildragger!! I'd love to build a model of the aircraft I flew, but don't want to spend a fortune, so figured the 1/72 scale Special Hobby version would be ideal, only to find out it seems to be out of production I'm in the United Kingdom, so ideally, looking for one available in the UK, as shipping from abroad could be a bit steep. Does anyone have a kit they are happy to part with?
  4. Good Morning, I'm fully aware of the problems with the kit, but I'm willing to do some kitbashing and correcting to come up with a decent F-16XL in 1/72 scale. Does anybody have one in the stash that they'd be willing to part with? I know that there are a couple on Ebay right now, but they are going for $40-50, and the kit is just not worth that much. Thank you for looking! Cheers, Hoops
  5. Gotta clear out some of the stash, let me know what you are interested in and I will make sure everything is complete. Shipping is not included in the prices, but can give you a deal on multiple kit purchases. Will have several 1/48 WWI kits listed soon (I hope). Email (and paypal) prefered at jfalen72 (at) yahoo (dot) com Will also accept USPS money orders! 1/180 Lindberg #411-60 Caravelle Air France $10 excellent condition! 1/144 Airfix #04171-3 VC-10 British Airways, Sky King box $18 Minicraft C-32B (Boeing 757) $15 Minicraft 14611 E-3 Sentry AWACS $15 1/132 Kader #3920 Fokker F.27 TAA Airlines $20 1/120 ATP Airliners America #798NE Viscount Northeast Airlines $15 excellent condition! 1/100 Faller #175 Piper Cub $20 Faller Klemm 107 (bagged) $12 Revell #85-1376 Snap Tite F-4E Thunderbirds $5 Revell #85-1379 Snap Tite F/A-18 Blue Angels $5 San A6M5 $10 Large lot of homemade vac molds and kits of a variety of civilian and military aircraft. Picked up from an estate sale and would like to include it with any of the other 1/100 stuff. Includes a UPC Spitfire and Eagle Hurricane (1/97) and Spitfire (1/98) that were sectioned to make vac masters. Also parts from other similar scale kits 1/96 David Angelo/Loose Cannon resin U.S. Navy aircraft. Very unusual and hard to find! Would like to sell as a lot. Includes: 3 x OS2U Kingfishers 2 x SBD Dauntless 3 x TBD Devastators 1 x SOC Seagull 4 x F4F Wildcat There have clear canopies, but blanked off cockpits. Resin detail parts, small national insignia decal sheets. Maybe good for wargaming or ??? Pics available on request. 1/94 Revell #H-102 Fokker F-27 $15 1/90 Monogram #PA147-100 AC-47 Puff the Magic Dragon $15 blue box 1/87 Model International/EKO/Alt Berlin 111004 1916 Ford T “Lissy”, dual kit, bagged $10 Williams Brothers PT-17 Stearman, bagged, no decals or instructions $8 1/72 Airfix Hawker Seahawk $5 USAirfix P-38J $10 MISB Airfix #104 Fiat G.91 in early Airfix bag (Type 2 I think) $10 Eldon Match Kit Albatros D.III (1968, packaging looks like a giant matchbook) $8 Fujimi AV-8A $10 Fujimi 7A21 Kaman YSH-2E Lamps Mk. 2 $10 1/48 Academy F8F $15 Academy Spitfire XIV $8 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1b $15 Aeroclub Re.8 $40 AMT #T641 Hawker Tempest Mk V $12 MISB, original issue, not a Round 2 repop Eduard 8018 Hanriot HD.1 $20 Eduard 8056 Sopwith Camel F.1 $15 Eduard 8076 Nieuport 21 $12 (engine, cockpit floor, machine guns painted, P.E. primed) Eduard 8060 Sopwith Camel F.1 dual combo $30 Eduard 8133 Fokker D.VII Alb dual combo $30 Eduard 8134 Fokker D.VII dual combo $30 MISB Eduard 8161 Fokker Dr.I dual combo $30 Eduard 8161 Fokker Dr.I dual combo $30 Eduard 1124 Albatros D.V dual combo $30 Eduard 8505 RFC Personnel $12 Falcon Clear Vax U.S. Navy part 2 $12 Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons Set A Bombs $15 Hobbycraft P-35A $15 Hobbycraft J-3/O-59 Cub $15 Hobbycraft F8F $15 ICM Spitfire VIII $8 Lindberg 534 Curtiss Jenny $10 MISB Lindberg 461:50 RAF Se.5a $10 (1965 boxing) Minicraft Cessna 172 Floatplane $10 Monogram F/A-18 Blue Angels $10 Monogram #6833 F4U-4 $10 white box, MISB Revell/Monogram F-14D $10 Revell 4823 SH-2F Seasprite $12 MISB Revell F/A-18E $12 Roden 416 Se.5a with Wolseley Viper $15 Roden 415 Fokker D.VII Fokker early $12 Roden 417 Fokker D.VII Fokker late $12 Roden 403 Nieuport 28 $15 Roden 403 Nieuport 28 $15 Special Hobby 48010 Spad VII C.1 $18 Tamiya F-15C (missing cockpit tub) $10 1/32 Hasegawa JS-084 F-86F-40 $25 (a few parts have epoxy resin from leaking tube, but not hardener so should be removeable with Easy Off or brake fluid, email for details and pics) Revell 4706 F-4J Phantom $20 Decals (all 1/48) $5 unless otherwise noted Aeromaster 48-055 USAAC 1938-41 48-060 P-36 Foreign Hawk 75 48-090 P-47D 56th FG 48-113 P-47D partial, missing Holy Joe $3 48-122 Spitfire Mk V partial, missing 306Sq aircraft 48-212 P-51B/C - British options only! (USAAF a/c has part of mouth missing) $3 SP48-03 U.S. Top Guns missing the decals for Bong’s P-38H, otherwise complete $15 CAM Decals $10 each P48-011 F/A-18A/B Blue Angels 1987 & 2001 Seasons P48-016 F/A-18E 48-027 F-14A 48-083 F/A-18C Repliscale 48-5030 F-16 data and insignia 48-5036 F-15C Desert Storm MiG killers 48-5038 F/A-18D Desert Storm 48-5040 F/A-18C USMC Desert Storm 48-5049 P-51D 361FG partial 48-5057 P-51D 357th FG Superscale 48-14 F2A & TBD squadron insignia and codes 48-30 MiG-15 partial, missing one Czech insignia $3 48-40 P-47D partial, has Tarheel Hal and Dallas Blonde, missing serial for Miss Mutt $2 48-54 F-5 Foreign Air Forces 48-207 F-4B/J Phantom 48-255 US Naval Air Station names 48-330 P-47D partial, missing Dorothy K $3 48-430 F8F 48-473 F/A-18C partial, has markings for VFA-136 only $3 48-483 F-16A/N 48-572 F4U-1D 48-573 F4U-1D 48-576 P-47N 48-597 P-47D Thunderbolt 48-613 P-47N 48-658 P-47D 48-684 P-47D/N 48-840 Spitfire VIII, IX USAAF 48-904 T-38A 48-936 P-47M 48-940 P-47M 48-953 B-26 Marauder 48-991 F-16C 48-999 F8F 48-1000 F/A-18A Blue Angels 2004 48-1015 F/A-18E 48-1029 F-16C 48-1114 P-51D Yellow Wings $10 each 48-008 SB2U-2 48-012 SBD-2 48-052 P-36 48-072 P-26 Other Arrow Graphics D-29-48 P-51 Mustang City of Winnipeg Sq 1953 Belcher Bits BD6 CF-104 Starfighter $10 Mike Grant Decals 48-049 Sea Fury Royal Canadian Navy $10 Model Redukcyjny K48-001 Mosquito FB VI 305th Squadron Pro Modeler B-24D Snow White, Prince Charming & The Witch Warbird Decals 48-001 P-51C/D 332nd FG Red Tails Misc Guillows #604-150 Lancer vintage $5 missing the optional plastic cowl fairing and rubber band is broken Motorcycles 1/10 Academy #1547 Harley FLH $25 MISB Academy #1548 Harley Big Twin $25 MISB 1/12 Imex #465 Police 1984 Harley Electra Glide $25 MISB Revell #7951 Harley Electra Glide $20 poor box Cars 1/43 Matchbox/AMT #PK-2112 1969 Corvette Snap-Fit, assembled $5 1/32 Lindberg #72139 1932 Chevrolet Pickup/Camionnette $8 Pyro #C293-60 1952 Chevy “Fas-back” $25 Revell #H72-89 1929 Duesenberg Model J, Highway Pioneers $12 1/25 & 1/24 AMT USA-1 Chevy Monster Truck $15 AMT Thunderbolt One Chevy Blazer Monster Truck $15 AMT #T134-149 1934 Ford Pickup 3 in 1, old white box $20 AMT #T201 Vantasy Custom Camper (Dodge Deora, not the Chevy Van) $20 AMT #6877 Batmobile $12 MISB Monogram #2212 1976(?) Corvette Hatchback. Bagged, no instructions, engine painted tan, some silver detail painting. Needs wheels and tires as there are are only 3 of each. Rare! $20 Monogram #7555 1929 Ford Roadster Pick Up, Early Iron Series. Bagged, no instructions, missing one headlight housing and tires $10 Revell #7124 1956 Custom Ford Pickup $10 Revell 85-7657 MAD Firebird Funny Car $15 Testors/Italeri Lamborghini Diablo $10 1/20 Hubley #4861 Model A Coupe metal body, plastic details, OLD! $25 Books Jeep 1940-1945 : Bantam, Willys, Ford by Emile Becker. French text but amazing drawings and photos $45 Military & Civilian Amphibians 1940-1990. Includes DUKW, Schwimmwagen, LVT, Amphicar, Weasel, etc $5 Aces and Wingmen II Volume I by Danny Morris, 1989. $10 The Air Force Museum 6th Edition by Nick P. Apple and Gene Gurney $5 Airbridge to Berlin by D.M. Giangreco & Robert E. Griffin $5 The Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual by Kerry Mark Joels & Gregory P. Kennedy $5 Tupolev TU-22M Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5 Sukhoi SU-25 Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5 Tupolev TU-95/142 Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5
  6. Lovely kit, good fit with minimal need for putty.
  7. Gotta clear out some of the stash, let me know what you are interested in and I will make sure everything is complete. Shipping is not included in the prices, but can give you a deal on multiple kit purchases. Will have several 1/48 WWI kits listed soon (I hope). Email (and paypal) prefered at jfalen72 (at) yahoo (dot) com Will also accept USPS money orders! 1/180 Lindberg #411-60 Caravelle Air France $10 excellent condition! 1/144 Airfix #04171-3 VC-10 British Airways, Sky King box $18 Minicraft C-32B (Boeing 757) $15 1/132 Kader #3920 Fokker F.27 TAA Airlines $20 1/120 ATP Airliners America #798NE Viscount Northeast Airlines $15 excellent condition! 1/100 Faller #175 Piper Cub $20 Faller Klemm 107 (bagged) $12 Revell #85-1376 Snap Tite F-4E Thunderbirds $5 Revell #85-1379 Snap Tite F/A-18 Blue Angels $5 San A6M5 $10 Large lot of homemade vac molds and kits of a variety of civilian and military aircraft. Picked up from an estate sale and would like to include it with any of the other 1/100 stuff. Includes a UPC Spitfire and Eagle Hurricane (1/97) and Spitfire (1/98) that were sectioned to make vac masters. Also parts from other similar scale kits 1/96 David Angelo/Loose Cannon resin U.S. Navy aircraft. Very unusual and hard to find! Would like to sell as a lot. Includes: 3 x OS2U Kingfishers 2 x SBD Dauntless 3 x TBD Devastators 1 x SOC Seagull 4 x F4F Wildcat There have clear canopies, but blanked off cockpits. Resin detail parts, small national insignia decal sheets. Maybe good for wargaming or ??? Pics available on request. 1/94 Revell #H-102 Fokker F-27 $15 1/90 Monogram #PA147-100 AC-47 Puff the Magic Dragon $15 blue box 1/72 Airfix Hawker Seahawk $5 USAirfix P-38J $10 MISB Airfix #104 Fiat G.91 in early Airfix bag (Type 2 I think) $10 Eldon Match Kit Albatros D.III (1968, packaging looks like a giant matchbook) $8 Fujimi AV-8A $10 1/48 Academy F8F $15 Academy Spitfire XIV $8 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1b $15 Aeroclub Re.8 $40 AMT #T641 Hawker Tempest Mk V $12 MISB, original issue, not a Round 2 repop DML 5907 Fokker D.VIII $12 Eduard 8003 Fokker D.VIII $15 Eduard 8018 Hanriot HD.1 $20 Eduard 8056 Sopwith Camel F.1 $15 Eduard 8076 Nieuport 21 $12 (engine, cockpit floor, machine guns painted, P.E. primed) Eduard 8060 Sopwith Camel F.1 dual combo $30 Eduard 8133 Fokker D.VII Alb dual combo $30 Eduard 8134 Fokker D.VII dual combo $30 MISB Eduard 8161 Fokker Dr.I dual combo $30 Eduard 8161 Fokker Dr.I dual combo $30 Eduard 1124 Albatros D.V dual combo $30 Eduard 1142 Spad XIII dual combo $30 Eduard 8505 RFC Personnel $12 Falcon Clear Vax U.S. Navy part 2 $12 Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons Set A Bombs $15 Hobbycraft P-35A $15 Hobbycraft J-3/O-59 Cub $15 Hobbycraft F8F $15 ICM Spitfire VIII $8 Lindberg 534 Curtiss Jenny $10 MISB Lindberg 461:50 RAF Se.5a $10 (1965 boxing) Minicraft Cessna 172 Floatplane $10 Modelcraft F-82E $15 pending Monogram F/A-18 Blue Angels $10 Monogram #6833 F4U-4 $10 white box, MISB Revell/Monogram F-14D $10 Revell 4823 SH-2F Seasprite $12 MISB Revell F/A-18E $12 Revell/Monogram Lunar Lander $15 pending Roden 416 Se.5a with Wolseley Viper $15 Roden 415 Fokker D.VII Fokker early $12 Roden 417 Fokker D.VII Fokker late $12 Roden 403 Nieuport 28 $15 Roden 403 Nieuport 28 $15 Special Hobby 48010 Spad VII C.1 $18 Tamiya F-15C (missing cockpit tub) $10 1/32 Hasegawa JS-084 F-86F-40 $25 (a few parts have epoxy resin from leaking tube, but not hardener so should be removeable with Easy Off or brake fluid, email for details and pics) Revell 4706 F-4J Phantom $20 Decals (all 1/48) $5 unless otherwise noted Aeromaster 48-055 USAAC 1938-41 48-060 P-36 Foreign Hawk 75 48-090 P-47D 56th FG 48-113 P-47D partial, missing Holy Joe $3 48-122 Spitfire Mk V partial, missing 306Sq aircraft 48-212 P-51B/C - British options only! (USAAF a/c has part of mouth missing) $3 SP48-03 U.S. Top Guns missing the decals for Bong’s P-38H, otherwise complete $15 CAM Decals $10 each P48-011 F/A-18A/B Blue Angels 1987 & 2001 Seasons P48-016 F/A-18E 48-027 F-14A 48-083 F/A-18C Repliscale 48-5030 F-16 data and insignia 48-5036 F-15C Desert Storm MiG killers 48-5038 F/A-18D Desert Storm 48-5040 F/A-18C USMC Desert Storm 48-5049 P-51D 361FG partial 48-5057 P-51D 357th FG Superscale 48-14 F2A & TBD squadron insignia and codes 48-30 MiG-15 partial, missing one Czech insignia $3 48-40 P-47D partial, has Tarheel Hal and Dallas Blonde, missing serial for Miss Mutt $2 48-54 F-5 Foreign Air Forces 48-207 F-4B/J Phantom 48-255 US Naval Air Station names 48-330 P-47D partial, missing Dorothy K $3 48-430 F8F 48-473 F/A-18C partial, has markings for VFA-136 only $3 48-483 F-16A/N 48-572 F4U-1D 48-573 F4U-1D 48-576 P-47N 48-597 P-47D Thunderbolt 48-613 P-47N 48-658 P-47D 48-684 P-47D/N 48-840 Spitfire VIII, IX USAAF 48-904 T-38A 48-936 P-47M 48-940 P-47M 48-953 B-26 Marauder 48-991 F-16C 48-999 F8F 48-1000 F/A-18A Blue Angels 2004 48-1015 F/A-18E 48-1029 F-16C 48-1114 P-51D Yellow Wings $10 each 48-008 SB2U-2 48-012 SBD-2 48-052 P-36 48-072 P-26 Other Arrow Graphics D-29-48 P-51 Mustang City of Winnipeg Sq 1953 Belcher Bits BD6 CF-104 Starfighter $10 Mike Grant Decals 48-049 Sea Fury Royal Canadian Navy $10 Model Redukcyjny K48-001 Mosquito FB VI 305th Squadron Pro Modeler B-24D Snow White, Prince Charming & The Witch Warbird Decals 48-001 P-51C/D 332nd FG Red Tails Misc Guillows #604-150 Lancer vintage $5 missing the optional plastic cowl fairing and rubber band is broken Motorcycles 1/10 Academy #1547 Harley FLH $25 MISB Academy #1548 Harley Big Twin $25 MISB 1/12 Imex #465 Police 1984 Electra Glide $25 MISB Revell #7951 Electra Glide $20 poor box Cars 1/43 Matchbox/AMT #PK-2112 1969 Corvette Snap-Fit, assembled $5 1/32 Lindberg #72139 1932 Chevrolet Pickup/Camionnette $8 Pyro #C293-60 1952 Chevy “Fas-back” $25 Revell #H72-89 1929 Duesenberg Model J, Highway Pioneers $12 1/25 & 1/24 AMT USA-1 Chevy Monster Truck $15 AMT Thunderbolt One Chevy Blazer Monster Truck $15 AMT #T134-149 1934 Ford Pickup 3 in 1, old white box $20 AMT #T201 Vantasy Custom Camper (Dodge Deora, not the Chevy Van) $20 AMT #6877 Batmobile $12 MISB Monogram #2212 1976(?) Corvette Hatchback. Bagged, no instructions, engine painted tan, some silver detail painting. Needs wheels and tires as there are are only 3 of each. Rare! $20 Monogram #7555 1929 Ford Roadster Pick Up, Early Iron Series. Bagged, no instructions, missing one headlight housing and tires $10 Revell #7124 1956 Custom Ford Pickup $10 Revell 85-7657 MAD Firebird Funny Car $15 Testors/Italeri Lamborghini Diablo $10 1/20 Hubley #4861 Model A Coupe metal body, plastic details, OLD! $25 Books Jeep 1940-1945 : Bantam, Willys, Ford by Emile Becker. French text but amazing drawings and photos $45 Military & Civilian Amphibians 1940-1990. Includes DUKW, Schwimmwagen, LVT, Amphicar, Weasel, etc $5 Aces and Wingmen II Volume I by Danny Morris, 1989. $10 The Air Force Museum 6th Edition by Nick P. Apple and Gene Gurney $5 Airbridge to Berlin by D.M. Giangreco & Robert E. Griffin $5 The Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual by Kerry Mark Joels & Gregory P. Kennedy $5 Tupolev TU-22M Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5 Sukhoi SU-25 Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5 Tupolev TU-95/142 Russian Aircraft in Action by Yefim Gordon, Polygon Press, blue cover $5
  8. Hello everyone. This is my latest article and you can read it here: Whitley step by step build. There you will find a massive amount of photos from the build as well as of the finished model. All comments and critiques are wellcome Best regards M.
  9. If anyone happens to have the Hasagawa Step Van from the ground crew set in there spares box or are not planning on using , I would be happy to give it a new home.. Looking for a few more in addition to the 2 I have ordered ... And by chance anyone who has built AMT/Italeri B-52H as a current jet minus the tail gun, might someone have the tail gun in there spares box ? Robert
  10. Hello, I'm currently working on the 1/72 Fujimi A-7E, which will be done in VA-146 markings on the USS Constellation in 1971/72. I did some searching earlier on the Waveguide and ECM duct on the side of the fuselage, which shouldn't be added on my build, when I read something about the electronics blister between the main gear bays under the fuselage. Apparently the one that's in the kit wasn't there on early A-7E's? But instead there was a different fairing, which was placed off centre? Does anyone have a bit more info about this, preferably with some images? It's part 52 I'm talking about:
  11. Hey Y'all, I am looking for three 1/72 Mig-21 drop tanks (PTB-490) for my RV Mig-21MF. Let me know if you have any to spare. Thanks in advance, Dave Fassett
  12. First off, thanks to some of you for the light pushing to post a build thread. I wasn't feeling ready for it, I'm more of a "wait for the thing to be done, and then write about it" kind of guy but here we go! A brief background - I've always been somewhat removed from the space program. Never really paid much attention to it (one of those 'it's so routine that it's not exciting' things), saw some launches in elementary school in the early 90s, I remember being in 4th or 5th grade when John Glenn went into space. Moved to Florida (from New Jersey) in 2001, and continued to not pay attention until Columbia in '03. When the retirement was announced for the program, I figured it'd be a good idea to go see a launch, but being 16-17 when Discovery lead the return-to-flight, and only so many years left to catch a launch, having no car, and parents that were not ready and willing to travel across the state, it looked like a bleak outlook. Not long before the end of the program I had an older friend whose family was decided to go see the final night launch and invited me, and I think that's when it really started. I don't remember much, except that it was incredibly late, cold, and the launch scrubbed, and we couldn't stay for the next attempt because, what else, work and school. I attempted STS-134. I took a bus to Orlando, spent the week with an old friend who offered to drive to Titusville to see the launch with me. After being scrubbed and delayed, I had to once again go home disappointed. Then STS-135. I took off several days from work, took a greyhound bus to my Orlando friend once again. We trekked out to Titusville, among the hundreds of people on a muggy summer morning. It was incredibly overcast, and not looking good. The countdown comes, hold at 31 seconds, and our hearts sink expecting them to scrub again, my last chance blown. A few brief moments pass, and the crowd gets excited. 30 seconds! That day, far away in Titusville, I saw a tiny blip of light miles away liftoff, last for about 10 seconds, and then disappear into the low clouds . We waited for the sonic boom which came maybe 5 minutes later. And I was hooked. Fast forward two years, and I was fortunate to join some fairly new space-minded friends from college at the opening day ceremony for the Atlantis exhibit at KSC. It felt special, I was there for her final launch, my only launch (until MUOS-2 and MAVEN), and there to celebrate her in her new home. Atlantis was something special and I loved this orbiter. I've dabbed in models a lot when I was younger, but I wanted something that would be special to commemorate the grand interest and excitement in the space program Atlantis instilled in me. Then I picked up this 1/72 Revell kit in late 2011. I decided on having her displayed as she is at KSC, doors open and in flight. I saw Phil Smith's Discovery, with the medical tape and styrene tile strip and knew I wanted to emulate those techniques, but I didn't have much of a plan or patience. I don't have many pictures from this time period either. With a Red Bull payload for those long college nights. The medical tape looked pretty good, although the look of two pieces overlapping wasn't so great. Then she went into storage for a long time. I was burned out by the process of creating tile strips which I did totally wrong. I bought 2mm .010 strips of evergreen, glued them on, and THEN scribed them, as they were on the belly of the orbiter. They were crooked, they looked off, it wasn't great. I tried to do the scribing sheets and then cutting them, but the process of measuring and marking the lines on the styrene sheets was daunting. So into storage she went. Fast forward to August of this year. I had an itch to begin working on the model again, so I pulled it out of storage. It was a mess and I was unhappy with the state of it, especially after lurking on this forum and others and seeing all the improvements that various companies have made for the Revell/Monogram orbiters, 3D printed parts, decals, details, I knew I could do better in 2016 than I attempted in 2011. But first, she had to be completely stripped of the old styrene and medical tape. I tried various methods to remove the old tape and styrene, but in the end, it required scraping off. The medical tape was yellowed at this point, and the cockpit glass was cracked and hazed. This is mid-August 2016. The black was a krylon primer (following Phil Smith there), the white is the plastic underneath after scraping and sanding smooth. I decided against re-priming. The only thing that stayed was the nose cap of hardened and shaped putty. Firstly, I had to tackle the process of creating tiles. I had some A4 size sheets of .010 styrene, so I printed out a grid of squares that were 3mm on the sheets in a standard printer (note - don't use the thick glossy setting, it will shrink and warp the styrene!). I figured 3mm was smaller than the huge tiles engraved on the model, but bigger than what 'scale' should be but I could work with them easier than 2mm or smaller, and the larger size meant I should be able to finish sooner. It was a good compromise IMO. (The picture is actually of the cardstock thermal blankets in 1/4 inch squares, but I did the same for the styrene). After some careful planning, I went ahead and began laying the strips in the familiar alternating brick pattern. I decided to go for close to accurate, representational, rather than ultra-realistic, but still accurate to satisfy my want to get it right. I decided to try the textured cardstock that I read about here - I easily found it at the local craft shop and stocked up so I could make plenty mistakes. The gaps between the squares of cardstock will be carefully filled with Tamiya putty, another technique I read about here! This is fairly far along, the end of September-ish. This is today. I've had to go back and redo about 15% of the starboard side forward of the RCC wing edges. It's not completely finished. The bottom and top of the body flap. And some of the nose. I know it looks fairly rough, but I plan on going over the unevenness with some fine sandpaper, re-scribe any tiles missing, and see how it looks then. There's a lot to do, and a lot needs to be covered, filled, smoothed, etc Another note - For the nose and cockpit tile, I went ahead with 2mm strips instead of the belly's 3mm. Because the doors are going to be open, I used the tops of the payload bay doors and some of the side of the fuselage as practice for cardstock laying techniques, figuring out what worked, so it won't look all that great but should be hidden when the doors are permanently mounted open. Inside the payload bay, it's been completely been reconfigured. The Revell model is separated into 10 sections instead of 13. Using the cardstock and strips plus sheets of styrene, it has been overhauled and detailed with the junction boxes and other pieces associated with a busy, if empty, payload bay. I added strips for sidewall edges and pieces of hinges and other bits. The fore and aft bulkheads are covered with strips of plain tissue. The rear portion has that channel cut into it. I had to crack the super glue holding the payload bay in the fuselage of the orbiter to pull out the bay and perform surgery for this part. And that's it! For now at least. I have the AMP cockpit windows on order, and I'm thinking of resin engines - I really like the fisher set but haven't committed. The port-side fuselage needs to get 'thermal blankets', the cockpit needs to be tiled (waiting on the AMP windows), the OMS pods, vertical stab, and the aft end all need to be detailed. All the thermal blanket gaps will need to be filled. Some details need to be added to the payload bay walls, as well as the ISS docking module (undergoing fabrication using styrene and part of the kit parts from the spacelab it came with). And finally, raised and rough areas will be cut back, rescribed, primed, and painted when the time comes. Thinking about it, a set of decals would probably have been easier. But I think the texture of the orbiter should be noticeable at this scale, and seeing how others have approached the strips of styrene and medical tape/cardstock blanket method, I think it's worth it for sure. And if there's anything I've learned while working on this, is that if there is something that looks off to me, to just go ahead and redo it even if it means losing a week of progress and not be annoyed at it! There you have it - thanks for taking a look and reading my damn life story! I'll update this thread when there's anything to update. Next will be the completed repairs to the bottom, completing the tops of the wings, and thermal blankets on the port side.
  13. Hello All, I have no doubt that this has been asked many times, but I find myself in need of some specific custom made markings for a current and a few upcoming projects. They amount to really some aircraft serial #'s a couple of solid color strips and a command crest .. in 1/72nd ... Is that anyone out there that is currently making or offering custom decal work that is reasonable ? Robert
  14. After finally finishing the MiG-25RBF conversion, I've finally gotten around to building Zvezda's 1/72 MiG-29. I don't know if it's just me, but this kit practically snaps together, and with little seam lines to show for it. It seems like it'll need a fraction of the filler than your usual kit needs, let alone ICM's MiG-29 9-13. I don't know how it compares to Great Wall Hobby's 1/48 9-13 (mine is still collecting dust, sadly) but this kit is a breeze so far. I haven't seen much in the way of completed builds, though. Probably not looking hard enough.
  15. Hi, I'm looking for the latest HPM releases. Unfortunately they are soldout. Do You happen to have them and maybe want to sell it out right or knowing any distribuitor that still carries them? Thank you
  16. Good Afternoon, After doing some stash rationalization, here are some kits that have been determined to be surplus that I am offering for sale. I will ship anywhere if you are will to pay for it, shipping will be at cost. I accept Paypal only for payment. Kits: 2x Revell Gmbh P-3C Orion (Hasegawa plastic with the best and most complete stencil decals ever for the aircraft in the scale) - $35 ea Fujimi HH-53C (one external fuel tank short shot) - $20 Revell F-15E (Hasegawa plastic) - $20 2x Fujimi A-7D (let me know which of the two boxings you want) - $12 ea. PENDING Hasegawa Ka-8 F-4G - $35 Hasegawa K33 F-111C - $35 Fujimi MiG-21bis (includes Quickboost corrected spine, nosecone, and stabilizers) - $20 Fujimi A-6E - $20 Revell F-16A - $15 PENDING Zvezda Su-25 (also includes HiDecal Line Sheet and KP Su-25UB kit in the box) - $10 Academy F-18A Hornet - $20 Aftermarket: PENDING Various True Details Resin Seats (SJU-17s, GRU-7, KM-1M, K-36) - $2 ea NeOmega KT-1M Seats for Tu-22M - $8 Lone Star P-3 Firebomber conversion - $20 Begemot Su-27 Flanker Part 1 - $10 Eduard PE for the old Hasegawa Su-27 - $5 Thank you for looking! Cheers, Hoops
  17. Hello all, revell's 1/72 F-14D as vf-101 Grim Reapers 164. kit is built oob, enjoy
  18. I've decided to build a bunch of 1/72 stuff "in flight", but I'm lacking enough qualified pilots. Anyone have spare Fujimi 1/72 modern-ish pilots they are willing to part with? They came with the F-14 and I think the A-6 as well, and are very detailed (separate arms, helmets, etc). My stuff is 80's era, so the helmets are perfect. Happy building, everyone! -Steve
  19. While ARC was down I made good headway on my 1/72 tomcat. I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out, but I have a few questions for the experts. First, is the missile body color too dark? Too blue? This is supposed to be a plane from the late 80s. Would the missiles still be white? Second, Fujimi indicates the carrier name for the aircraft as USS Independence. Far as I could tell, VF-84 never had a cruise on Independence, So I applied the USS Teddy Roosevelt decals. Was I correct in my assumption? Third, should this aircraft have a light tan colored nose tip? And last, do the insides of F-14 afterburners have the whitish coating like in an F-15? Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions/constructive criticisms.
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