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  1. One last request for now ... Looking for a copy of the Testors 1/72 XR-7 Thunder Dart at a reasonable price ? Thank You for looking !
  2. Hello Is there anybody to share one of the scheme in the Camouflaged B-29 Iliad #7203 decal sheet? I have an old Airfix kit to do for a friend of mine who gave me the box. Patrick
  3. Anyone heard any news about a manufacturer making a 72nd Raptor? I heard Hasegawa was making one about 5 years ago but I haven’t heard anything about it since. I was wondering if one of the newer manufacturers like GWH had one planned or if Hasegawa is still working on it?
  4. Here is a 1/72nd scale E-ing kit that I make. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QJ66gsy3oviXuhePD5_jZdFG-3rUXLi1/view?usp=sharing
  5. This one has been halfway built for about a decade, I finally got around to finishing it up. It's a pretty good kit considering how long ago it was released. Lots more pictures and comments at: https://www.kgwings.com/mirage_iv/mirage_iv.html Hope you enjoy, Keith
  6. Hi guys, Long shot I know, but I'm looking for the following decal sheets if anyone has them to spare: 1/48 TwoBobs 48026 - F-15E 'Mountain Home Avengers' 1/72 Caracal 72058 - B-52H Stratofortress  If anyone can help, please drop me a PM. Thanks Dave
  7. Anyone familiar with me, especially here on ARC, knows that I’ve been tinkering around with building a 1/72 Saturn model for the better part of five years. (Yes, five.) There have been many starts and just as many stops, all with long stretches of time in between. During that time I’ve learned a lot of new techniques and have been able to produce some 3D models of the Saturn that I’m quite satisfied with. The problem is I didn’t have anything physical to show for all the work, and producing it would be extraordinarily expensive, especially at the resolution that would produce the detail I’m looking for. I do think that it will be an option in the future, especially since SLA Printers are becoming a little more affordable. I guess it would be prudent to start squirreling away some cash for that eventuality … but right now, Johnny wants a rocket. For the past few months, I’ve been building a couple of 1/72 Saturn Vs from Dragon kits. I haven’t been quibbling too much on the horrid inaccuracies, I’ve just been building. Mainly to try to recapture the enjoyment I get from constructing these things, but also to actually have a couple of really cool display pieces for the study. Mind you, I have been adding a few details here and there, but I’ve been mostly just building it OOB and I do have to admit that it’s been a very enjoyable experience. One will be the Skylab 1 launch vehicle and the other, I’m thinking, will represent the Apollo 16 launch vehicle. It's like Michoud on my desk. So far building the two Saturn Vs simultaneously has been a pretty easy affair. You make two sets of parts, then apply two sets of parts. I’m closing in on having both S-ICs ready for final assembly. I’m hoping the S-II will go together in a similar, relaxed fashion … I don’t think it will, but let’s hope. So here’s the crazy bit. I’ve got three Dragon Saturn kits that I’m using for these builds. Since I’m almost completely redoing the way the S-IIs are constructed, I’ll be using a couple of the third kit’s skirt sections to rebuild the forward skirt areas. This is going to leave me with a lot of 5.5” dia. tank sections and other parts. So rather than let those go to waste, I was thinking that I’d build something that was somewhat ludicrous, but really, really cool – a Nova C-8 as proposed for the Apollo Direct Ascent plan. Most tube diameters coincide with schedule 40 PVC/ABS pipe sizes available at the Home Depot, so This may never actually happen, but it would be epic. So yeah, three rockets – I’m going to give it a go. I’ll post soon to catchup to where the build is currently, but in the interim … imagine the eventual end-product looking something like this. Ceiling tiles.
  8. RobBNE

    Caribou wanted

    Wanted- 1/72 Caribou for a raaf project
  9. Selling the last released detailing sets of Metallic Details: Detailing sets for aircraft model An-225 Mrija (Revell, 1/144) - $58.25 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts for detailing of landing gears, engines and exterior. Engines for aircraft model An-124 Ruslan (Revell, 1/144) - $10.10 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing of engines. Cockpit set for aircraft model Su-34 (Kitty Hawk, Hobby Boss, 1/48; 1/72) - $24.65 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts for detailing of cockpit. Detailing sets for aircraft model Su-35 (Kitty Hawk, 1/48) - $30.25 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts for detailing of exterior, air intakes and interior. Jet nozzles (opened) for aircraft model MiG-29 (Great Wall Hobby, 1/48; Zvezda, Trumpeter, 1/72) - $23.55 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts for detailing of jet nozzles. Ejection seat K-36D-3.5 (1/48; 1/72) - $7.85 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts to build 2 seats (in each set). Ejection seat K-36L-3.5 (1/48; 1/72) - $7.30 Sets contain resin and photoetched parts to build 2 seats (in each set). British colonial cone tent Mark 5 (1/72) - $23.55 1 pcs. No Assembly required.
  10. Hi As we moved, we did not make much new products since january But we added recently a modern french female pilot, walking : Here is the 1/7 scale model, but the figure is also available in 1/48 and 1/32 scales, like all of our figures scanned at the BA 705 french fighter school in Tours, many thanks to everybody who make this possible cheers Norbert
  11. Selling the last released detailing sets of Metallic Details: Jet nozzles for aircraft model B-1B Lancer (Revell) in scale 1/48 - $44.50 Set contains 26 resin parts (16 main parts of the nozzle and 10 sprues with rods) for detailing of jet nozzles. Air intakes for aircraft models MiG-25 (ICM) in scale 1/48 - $18.25 Set contains 4 resin parts and photoetched board (53*145 mm) for detailing of air intakes for aircraft models MiG-25 (ICM). Seat belts for aircraft models MiG-25 (ICM) in scale 1/48 - $6.85 Set contains photoetched board (25*32 mm) for detailing of seat belts for aircraft models MiG-25 (ICM). Detailing set for aircraft model MD-87 (AMP) in scale 1/144 - $8.00 Set contains 1 photoetched board (35*47 mm) for exterior detailing. Detailing set for aircraft model Tu-134 (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $8.00 Set contains 1 photoetched board (35*47 mm) for exterior detailing. Detailing set for aircraft model IL-62 (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $12.55 Set contains 1 photoetched board (70*70 mm) for exterior detailing. Antennas and sensors of Soviet civil aviation in scale 1/144 - $4.56 25 pcs. Tiny Tim rocket in scales 1/48 - $8.55 Set contains 4 resin parts and 16 photoetched parts for building 2 rockets Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim rocket in scales 1/72 - $5.70 Set contains 4 resin parts and 16 photoetched parts for building 2 rockets Tiny Tim. U.S. WWII universal trailer Mk. 2 in scales 1/48 - $16.00 Set contains 24 (2*12) resin parts for building 2 trailers. U.S. WWII universal trailer Mk. 2 in scales 1/72 - $9.15 Set contains 24 (2*12) resin parts for building 2 trailers. Tiny Tim with trailer in scales 1/48 - $12.30 Set contains 16 resin parts and 8 photoetched parts for building 1 rocket Tiny Tim and 1 trailer. Tiny Tim with trailer in scales 1/72 - $7.45 Set contains 16 resin parts and 8 photoetched parts for building 1 rocket Tiny Tim and 1 trailer. U.S. WWII Small wall tent in scale 1/72 - $10.30 1 pcs. No Assembly required. U.S. WWII Pup tent 2 x in scale 1/72 - $4.60 1 pcs. No Assembly required.
  12. What is the best F-18E or F out there?
  13. Hi gentlemen, this will be my first WIP thread on ARC,I will try to show something from my (non-existing) skills through a build of my favourite helicopter and I will learn a lot from your advices too,I hope.I always wanted to start a build here but for a few months I was forced to stay away from modeling because of familly issues.Nothing special...I mean it is very special:I am a daddy of a 8 and a half months old babygirl. :coolio:/> She is in the centre of our interest since her birth but slowly we will have the time to make another activities at least in the evenings...sometimes...I hope. :rolleyes:/> Anyway,I am in love with her.Just to understand my feelings,take a look at her. She is the best model I've ever made. :thumbsup:/> Back to the story.The truth about the building that I've started it at least one year ago,but I did not succeed to go that far in the building.I glued together the seats and a table from the cargo bay. I did some painting job and make some internal detailing around the cockpit with Eduard BigEd for the MH-53. I did some scratch in the fuselage halves also.We are before wash and drybrushing,I need to add some tiny bits also. The plan is to make the internal wiring and put some accessories into the loading bay and keep it open,otherwise I would like to fold the whole helicopter into storing position.That's why the tail of the dragon is missing. Next steps will be some external detailing to keep myself interested in the build. It will be a long road,please join me. Sorry for the poor quality. Any comments and advice are welcome. Regards,Laz
  14. Thanks for looking. And please feel free to make an offer, the worst I will say is, “No, thanks.” Sales only, I am not looking for trades. Please respond via email, I will only periodically read PMs. Email is: cjhamilton AT gmail (you know the rest). Cheers! CJH KITS & DETAIL SET 1/350 Bronco Models USS Independence – LCS-2 $17 Open box, sealed parts Dragon USS Ticonderoga – CG-47 $30 Sealed (cellophane is damaged) Dragon USS Hewitt – DD-966 $28 Sealed 1/72 Huma Messerschmitt Me 609 $14 Open box, sealed parts Huma Messerschmitt Me 209 V5 $12 Open box, sealed parts Huma Focke Wulf Trieblflugl $42 Open box, sealed parts Huma Henschel Hs 132 $11 Open box, sealed parts Huma Junkers Ju 287 Bomber $42 Open box, sealed parts 1/48 Academy (Kinetic) KF-16D ‘ROKAF Falcon’ $22 Open box, sealed parts (Kinetic kit that includes JDAMs and AMRAAMs - it's not the old Academy kit) Aires Ju-88 A-4 Cockpit Set $16 Sealed Airfix S2B Buccaneer $30 Open box, sealed parts AMT MiG-27 Flogger-D $5 Sealed (cellophane damaged) ESCI/ERTL MiG-23 Flogger S $5 Sealed Hasegawa F-51D Mustang ‘Korean War’ $13 Sealed Hobby Craft MiG-27 Flogger-D $5 Sealed, but parts sound loose inside. Hobby Craft MiG-27 Flogger ‘Desert Storm’ $5 Sealed Monogram F-4J Phantom ‘MiG Ace’ $7 Open box, 95% parts on sprues, all present Panda F-35 Lightning II ‘NATO Fighter’ $8 Open box, sealed parts (includes JDAMs) Revell A-6E Intruder $10 Sealed Revell MiG-25 Foxbat $10 Open box, 95% parts on sprues, all present Revell-Germany MiG-25 Foxbat $8 Open box, sealed parts 1/32 Tamiya A6M5 Zero ‘Type 52’ $72 Sealed DECALS 1/72 SuperScale 72-274 Low-viz US insignia in FS 17038, 36495, 36375 & 36237 $2 SuperScale 72-623 Su-25 Frogfoot – Iran, Iraq, Czech and USSR $3 1/48 Caracal Decals CD48025 T-45C Part 3 – Shark mouth $12 Cutting Edge CED48181 F-105 – Fancy Girls Part 3: F-105D & F’s $20 Fox One 48-020 F-106A Delta Darts, Part 1 - California & Montana ANG, 539 FIS and 2 FIS $10 Microscale 48-174 F-86D – 469 FIS & 94 FIS $4 Microscale 48-275 F-105D/F – Virginia ANG 149 TFS $4 SuperScale 48-192 A-4M/TA-4J Skyhawks – VMA-211, 331 and USN Composite Sqd. 13 $4 SuperScale 48-416 A-6E Intruders – VA-85, 115 & VMA-533 & 224 w/ Desert Storm Mission Markings $8 Iliad Design 48-020 F-104 Starfighters in Combat – USAF 8 TFW at Udorn AB, Jordanian AF, Taiwanese AF, Pakistani AF & Turkish AF $8 TwoBobs 48-035 AH-1W Cobras – Whiskeys in the Mix $12 TwoBobs 48-039 F-14B – Red Ripper Muthas’ $9 TwoBobs 48-096 F-14B – VF-103 Jolly Rogers Final Tomcat Cruise $12 TwoBobs 48-113 RF-4C – No-Gun Shoguns (Kadena AB) $10 1/32 CAM Decals 32-004 F-4B Phantom II – VF-32 Swordsmen $8 CAM Decals 32-017 F-4J Phantom II – VF-41 Black Aces $8 Microscale 32-27 F-4J Phantom II’s – VF-31 Felix the Cat & VF-96 Black Falcons $8 SuperScale 32-134 F-16N/TF-16N Data $3 Yellowhammer 32-07 F-4J Phantom II – VF-96 Cunningham/Driscoll Ace Markings $15 The fine print: Shipping is not included (USPS insured), PayPal only. Will ship worldwide from 09624 (DPO). If you have questions or concerns, please email me before the sale. I am happy to ship worldwide, but shipping outside of the United States is at your risk (any damage, customs fees, etc., are your responsibility).
  15. Thanks for looking. And please feel free to make an offer, the worst I will say is, “No, thanks.” Sales only, I am not looking for trades. Please respond via email, I rarely read PMs. Email is: cjhamilton AT gmail (you know the rest). Cheers! CJH KITS & DETAIL SET 1/350 Bronco Models USS Independence – LCS-2 $17 Open box, sealed parts Dragon USS Ticonderoga – CG-47 $30 Sealed (cellophane is damaged) Dragon USS Hewitt – DD-966 $28 Sealed 1/72 Huma Messerschmitt Me 609 $14 Open box, sealed parts Huma Messerschmitt Me 209 V5 $12 Open box, sealed parts Huma Focke Wulf Trieblflugl $42 Open box, sealed parts Huma Henschel Hs 132 $11 Open box, sealed parts Huma Junkers Ju 287 Bomber $42 Open box, sealed parts 1/48 Aires Ju-88 A-4 Cockpit Set $22 Sealed AMT MiG-27 Flogger-D $5 Sealed (cellophane damaged) ESCI/ERTL MiG-23 Flogger S $5 Sealed Hobby Craft MiG-27 Flogger-D $5 Sealed, but parts sound loose inside. Hobby Craft MiG-27 Flogger ‘Desert Storm’ $5 Sealed Panda F-35 Lightning II ‘NATO Fighter’ $8 Open box, sealed parts (includes JDAMs) Revell A-6E Intruder $10 Sealed Revell MiG-25 Foxbat $10 Open box, 95% parts on sprues, all present Revell-Germany MiG-25 Foxbat $8 Open box, sealed parts 1/32 Tamiya A6M5 Zero ‘Type 52’ $72 Sealed DECALS 1/72 SuperScale 72-274 Low-viz US insignia in FS 17038, 36495, 36375 & 36237 $2 SuperScale 72-623 Su-25 Frogfoot – Iran, Iraq, Czech and USSR $3 1/48 Caracal Decals CD48025 T-45C Part 3 – Shark mouth $12 Cutting Edge CED48181 F-105 – Fancy Girls Part 3: F-105D & F’s $20 Microscale 48-174 F-86D – 469 FIS & 94 FIS $4 Microscale 48-275 F-105D/F – Virginia ANG 149 TFS $4 SuperScale 48-192 A-4M/TA-4J Skyhawks – VMA-211, 331 and USN Composite Sqd. 13 $4 SuperScale 48-416 A-6E Intruders – VA-85, 115 & VMA-533 & 224 w/ Desert Storm Mission Markings $8 TwoBobs 48-035 AH-1W Cobras – Whiskeys in the Mix $12 TwoBobs 48-039 F-14B – Red Ripper Muthas’ $9 TwoBobs 48-096 F-14B – VF-103 Jolly Rogers Final Tomcat Cruise $12 1/32 CAM Decals 32-004 F-4B Phantom II – VF-32 Swordsmen $8 CAM Decals 32-017 F-4J Phantom II – VF-41 Black Aces $8 Microscale 32-27 F-4J Phantom II’s – VF-31 Felix the Cat & VF-96 Black Falcons $8 SuperScale 32-134 F-16N/TF-16N Data $3 Yellowhammer 32-07 F-4J Phantom II – VF-96 Cunningham/Driscoll Ace Markings $15 The fine print: Shipping is not included (USPS insured), PayPal only. Will ship worldwide from 09624 (DPO). If you have questions or concerns, please email me before the sale. I am happy to ship worldwide, but shipping outside of the United States is at your risk (any damage, customs fees, etc., are your responsibility).
  16. New 1/72 Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp engine from Small Stuff is available to order. The set consists of 75 parts and can be assembled as one of three versions of the R-1830 (early production or late production with front- or rear-mounted magnetos).
  17. Selling the last released detailing sets of Metallic Details: Detailing set for aircraft model C-141 (Roden) in scale 1/144 - $17.10 Set contains 3 resin parts, 2 photoetched boards (90*47 and 35*15 mm) for exterior detailing. Engines for aircraft model C-141 (Roden) in scale 1/144 - $17.10 Set contains 12 resin parts, photoetching board (59*46 mm) for detailing engines. Detailing set for aircraft model Il-76 (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $12.55 Set contains 1 photoetched board (50*70 mm) for exterior detailing. Engines for aircraft model Il-76 (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $20.55 Set contains 12 resin parts, 2 photoetching board (59*28 mm) for detailing engines. Detailing set for aircraft model Boeing 737 MAX (Zvezda) in scale 1/144 - $12.80 Set contains 1 photoetched boards (32*144 mm) for exterior detailing. Detailing set for aircraft model Airbus A400M (Revell) in scale 1/144 - $19.40 Set contains 1 photoetched boards (42*138 mm) for exterior detailing. U.S. WWII universal trailer Mk. 2 in scale 1/48 - $20.55 U.S. universal trailer of the Second World War and the Korean War. Set contains 24 resin parts for building 2 trailers. British military tent in scale 1/72 - $10.30 1 pcs. No Assembly required British officer 6*6 ft tent in scale 1/72 - $10.30 1 pcs. No Assembly required Correction set for tank turret T-70 (Miniart) in scale 1/35 - $13.70 Set contains 3 resin parts for correction of turret of tank T-70.
  18. Looking for an reasonably priced Monogram or Revell 1/72 B-36, find quite a few on ebay but not to realistic in price. Sure that it a well known topic here ! Thanks For Looking
  19. I started this one the other day, but in my haste forgot to take any in progress shots. The build has progressed pretty fast, the kit is nicely engineered though I know it has issues. I will make a few easy corrections but not fix everything. I have modified the main gear struts to twin bogies, the wheels will come from a CH-53 kit's left overs. Not sure if I will attempt to add the forward observation windows. Some shots will be provided shortly.
  20. Looking for as many of these CBU shaped bombs that came/come with the Hasagawa 1/72 F-16A ? They may have come with some of the early C model kits as well. Hard part is going to be finding 24 of them. Hoping to use them for my B-52 project, so possibly some folks may have one or two in there parts box . Thanks for looking !
  21. Well, once again it's time for the year-end ritual of tallying up the builds. I have more completed than actually built this year, as I dug in and finished a couple from the Shelf Of Doom along the way. Some are unusual subjects or even conversions; some are almost out of the box. In some cases, I had to develop my own artwork, which I have included in the build threads for any who may be interested. And now, the ledger: First off, a Shelf of Doom completion, the Nostalgic Plastic resin rendition of Anigrand.'s 1/72 YF-102A prototype: This was done for a Shelf Of Doom type group build over on ARC: YF-102A Build Next up is the 1/72 Matchbox RF-101A, with some much-needed refinements: This was done on BritModeler for a Matchbox Group Build: RF-101A Build Next, the aged 1/72 Monogram P-36 kit, done up as a P-36A: This was also a model started years ago, but completed only this year: P-36A RFI Next we have the brand new (at the time) 1/72 Hasegawa F-35B in Marine Corps markings, with a couple of tweaks: This was sort of a kit review, with a few small mods for realism: F-35B Build Then the 1/72 Maintrack XF-88 vacuform kit done up as the rarely-seen XF-88B: There were more than a few challenges with this one! XF-88B Build Now, as another years-old project, we have the conversion of the Tamiya F-84G to an F-84E, this time in the most colorful livery of the several F-84E's flown by George E. Laven: The actual mods to convert from a "G" to an "E" model are covered in the build thread. As you might imagine, the extensive decals were the hard part here! F-84E RFI It was about here that I realized that I had become a George Laven groupie, and that I'd just have to do all his major models! Next up, the Muroc Models conversion of the Academy F-8E Crusader in 1/72, backdated to an F08A (F8U-1 in old Navy-speak): The Build and RFI are combined here: F8U-1 Build & RFI Back to George Laven again, this time for his most colorful 1/72 Revell F-104C: He had a couple of other renditions of the F-104, but I thought this one was the "bees knees": F-104C Build Then, another Laven aircraft, this time his First P-38E #76, from the RS 1/72 P-38E kit: Build thread for this one is here: #76 P-38E Build And now for the second less-known of Laven's aircraft, the F-84B, "Itsy-Bitsy III", this time a conversion of the Heller 1/72 F-84G: There were several steps to the conversion, as well as the custom artwork. All are to be seen here: F-84B Build Another of Laven's birds, this time the 1/72 Hobby Boss P-38L-5-LO done up as "Itsy-Bitsy II": The arrow in the pic, and other mods are explained in the build thread, found here: P-38L-5-LO Build Next, the least-known of Laven's aircraft, this time a modified Trumpeter 1/72 F-100D kit done up as the aircraft which Laven flew, leading the first F-100 mission into the north, during the Vietnam War: The tiny white stripes between the colored stripes probably did not exist in real life, but as the only known photo of this aircraft known to exist is terrible, I took the liberty. Anyway, here's the build thread: F-100D Build Now something a little different, this time Anigrands 1/72 resin XF-84H Thunderscreech: This was another "Shelf Queen" and as such, not a lot of build to show, but here's the RFI: XF-84H Done And finally, to round up the year, an addition to my Wild Weasels collection, a 1/72 Monogram rendition of Thorenson's Medol-Of-Honor mission F-105F Thunderchief: This was just about "out-of-the-box" with some aftermarket decals and weapons: F-105F WW Build I hope you enjoy these models as much as I did researching and building them, and a Happy New Year for your modeling efforts!!! Ed
  22. Hello, Didn't think I'd be able to join in, but here I am after all. Just happens that I needed an early F-105F for my Wild Weasel collection, and since I was fortunate enough to find a sheet of 1/72 Wolfpak decals "Sambuster & Tyke", which has marking for Leo Thorsness Medal Of Honor mission of April 1967, here we go. References for this build are the downloadable instructions for the decal sheet, as well as the Scale Models issue from March of 1985, which describes the difference in sensors, etc. for the Vietnam F-105 Wild Weasel aircraft. First a picture of the kit -- not to be confused with Monogram's earlier and very strange F-105 kit, which I seem to recall was an old box-scale kit. Forgive me if my memory is not accurate on this. The first order of business is to remove the external wing reinforcement panels from the top and bottom sides of each wing. Since this kit is made of silver plastic, the original panel lines etc. still show up after being sanded off. While this is great if you choose to re-scribe all panel lines (I have done a few!), it is not good for recognizing when you have sanded the details away -- without sanding too far into the model. To help with this problem, I surround the area to be sanded with sticky masking tape (in this case 3M's safe release painter's tape), to within about 2mm of the detail I want to keep. Then, I scribe all the panel lines with a #11 X-acto blade, just to I can touch them up later. As seen on the wing on the left, I have used a sanding stick (320 grit?) to sand down just until the tape starts to "feather edge", while trying to follow -- not flatten -- the contour of the wing. If you compare the sanded wing (A) to the untouched wing (B), you will see that the wing on the left seems to still have the reinforcement panel present. This is not so; it is an optical illusion, and the very reason I used the masking tape trick to keep from sanding too deep! The top sides of the wings (below) show the results of this process after sanding and priming if needed, more sanding could be done, but in this case, the masking tape trick did it's job: The arrow shows the wingtip antenna that needs to be removed, while (A) shows where the little "stalk" antenna has been removed. By the way, these two little spots were one of the only two places where any filler was needed on this kit, the other being on the nose, to fill the unwanted six exhaust ports on the right side of the nose: The proper area on the nose was taped just like the wings, the 3M spot putty was used to fill the six unwanted holes. After drying, the filler was sanded down until the tape started to feather edge, and then I knew when to quit. The nose was then slightly re-scribed and then primed. Next the wing halves were glued together, then the appropriate areas of the main gear well (including the wing spar) were primed and the paint FS 34151 Interior Green. For this whole model, I will use Alclad II grey primer, and some Alclad II metallic colors, For all other colors except for the camo colors, I'll use Model Master enamels. For the camo colors, I'll use Colourcoats enamels: Please forgive the poor picture, but I had guests for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, and couldn't set up proper lighting. Next the needed air scoops were added to the fuselage sides (A) and the little exhaust scoop (B) where shown. Please note that the "B" scoop is for exhaust, hence the openings face rearward! Now, I'm close to closing up the fuselage, except for painting, assembling and installing the cockpit: (A) shows the unglued wing spar, and (C) is the added nose weight, glued in with canopy white glue. (B) shows the nose gear well, which I glued to one side with liquid glue. I then held the fuselage halves together, to align the gear well properly from side to side, before the glue sat up. Otherwise, it would have ended up off to one side, despite the depressed area of the kit that was supposed to help align itself! Well, that's all for now -- off to paint the cockpit! Later, Ed
  23. Hi all, been a hot minute since I've last posted with my 1/72 orbiter (a slow and ongoing project but ongoing none the less!). After watching First Man on the biggest IMAX screen in Texas, and re-watching Apollo 13, and after going on a road trip that took me to the NASA centers in the southeast (Michoud, Stennis, Marshall, and Kennedy), I decided that I need a big Saturn V for the office. Short of going with one of those wooden 'executive' models, and overpaying for a discontinued Dragon kit, I think the only game in town is Apogee's 1/70 Saturn V. I've watched some of the instructional assembly videos, and it looks like a challenging kit but I'm ready for something a little different from the shake and bake kits. I'm a little sad that an S-V that big that isn't able to be separated into its stages, and I wouldn't be flying it either. Vacuum-formed parts are a departure for me as well. I've built a little Estes Redstone so I'm familiar with filling in the tube seams of a model like this, and replacement parts are readily available if I screw something up. There is little information otherwise on this kit, and few reviews. Has anyone here built one? Handled one? Knew a guy that knew a guy that built one?
  24. Hey, does anyone happen to have the VF-9 decals for the Cyber Hobby 1/72 F6F Hellcat that they aren't going to use? I've been rolling along with 1/72 Hellcats and I would like to do at least one VF-9 airplane. As far as I know VF-9's F6F-3s have not been done on an aftermarket sheet. Cyber Hobby's kit with the flight deck has them. If someone happens to have them or knows of another source it would be a huge help. Thanks!
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