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  1. I’ll be building my next Tamiya cat as one of the first in the fleet - VF-1 Wolfpack’s second 101 bird, which has been modeled a lot. Research is one of the things that really appeals to me in modeling, and this project has given me a lot to learn! For instance: the first VF-1 plane to be painted as NK-101 was this one, BuNo 158627. I believe it was a Block 65 machine. Note the radome without a tan front section, long gun muzzle trough (short cover), the black skunk stripe over the canopy and spine, completely white nose gear doors, pin striping around the NACA intake on the ventr
  2. Hello all This build started in 2005, back then I thought it was a good idea to include pictures of the sprues as a way to publish an in-progress report in a “formal” manner as I saw done with other modelers, so here they are along with an Aires’ cockpit set. While searching for references, I noted that some characteristics of the Corsair were, to my taste, oversimplified in the kit, like the exhaust tubes, tail landing gear and it's bay, radiator intakes, brewster bomb rack and to some extent
  3. Thanks to all the folks who have helped me shrink the stash. Here is a sample of some of the kits I have yet to sell. For a complete list of kits, just pm your email and I will send a complete list. Make me an offer I am very motivated to shrink the stash. Please include your zip code so I can estimate the shipping. 3 or more kits = free shipping AMT/ERTL P-40F #8795 P-40K #8794 P-40N #8798 HobbyCraft P-40C #HC1451 Sea Fury #HC1583 w/ Cooper Detail set for Sea Fury #CD4802 Sea Fury #HC1531 w/ Cooper Detail set for S
  4. Going to be taking a break from the type of kits we have been reviewing lately and be going back to aircraft kits again this week with Tamiya's 1/100th scale Embraer 175 kit.
  5. Haven't done much modelling the last few years, and I've been looking through a lot of builds lately, of the Tomcats that have come out in the past few years (while I wasn't building any!)---I don't think any has been praised as "clearly the best one ever"----that said, I'm wondering what one "has the best odds of looking good when built". A master modeler can deal with any issue in any kit---that's not me! I'm looking for one where I won't have to spend 100 hours trying to get parts to fit. I would basically want to "slap it together out of the box, and be proud of it". Skills are rusty,
  6. Selling the last released (July 2020) detailing sets of Metallic Details: - Jet nozzles for aircraft model SR-71 Blackbird (Testors/Italeri) in scale 1/48 - $61.60 Set contains resin parts for detailing jet nozzles. - Jet nozzle for engine F100-PW for aircraft model F-16 (Tamiya) in scale 1/48 - $17.60 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing jet nozzle. - Engines for aircraft model B-17G (HK Models) in scale 1/48 - $39.60 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing engines. - Detailing sets
  7. Good day to you all, It took a while, but finished (a while ago, but haven't posted until now) - 1/48 Tamiya F-16CJ (14FS Misawa). I threw all the goodies at it I could and scratch build areas where applicable. Goodies included: Eduard BIG set Eduard aim-120cs, aim-9x, sniper pod, agm-88 Eduard wheels Meng satellite guided bombs (for the gbu-31 v3) Speed Hunter Graphics SEAD Specialists Master pitot and aoa probes Master static wicks KA models exhaust GT Resin left hand side ecm pod I may have left some out and w
  8. Doing a little something special this week.This week we will be looking at a pre-production version of Tamiya's new P-38 Lightning in 1/48th scale.
  9. Good day folks, My second post after a long long time in lurk mode. Kit is a Tamiya 1/48 f-16cj. Constructing the basic block 50 of one of the birds in Misawa. Has been done by people before me by the hundreds, but here is another. This first post of the WIP is some pics I documented up until now. The aircraft is waiting for further progress (ie. When the wifey takes a few days to do lady things with her friends). Off topic: she doesnt know I have an airbrush and compressor. Its hidden inside the bed on the side without the drawers. If shes here, no big paintwork.
  10. Hi there! Just finished this nice Tamiya kit. Everything OOB and the only real flaw was one of the decals sheet, the smaller one, most stencils. Without exception, all of them cracked as soon as I tried to move them. I used warm water, cold water, decal solution, you name it, with no success. In some cases I was able to join the pieces and have them in place. But, as I said, a very nice kit. Hope you’ll like it. Cheers!
  11. I have a few for sale. All prices in $US and INCLUDES SHIPPING TO CANADA/USA ONLY. Payment by PayPal (preferred) The list (all 1/48) Hasegawa AH-64A + Eduard Zoom color P/E (no kit box) $35 F-1 6SQN Sea Camo #07354 $30 Hobbyboss FJ-4B $30 Italeri AB-212/UH-1N $30 Hawk T.Mk1 $30 Kinetic A-6E $45 EA-6B (original release) $45 Revell F-8E + Blackbox cockpit and Eduard P/E (no kit box) $30 PM or email to DGerard1966(at)bell.net Thanks Don
  12. Returning to armor kits this week as well as a special edition kit to boot. This week we are looking at Tamiya's rendition of the Panther Ausf.D in a special 50th anniversary boxing.
  13. Sticking with armor this week, and going to be taking a look at Tamiya's 1/48th scale M1A2 Abrams kit.
  14. PE4828 R-77 (RVV-AE) Grid Fins PE4829 F-14D and A-late Detail Set for Tamiya PE4831 Su-33 Exterior for Kinetic All made of steel with a thickness of 0.05 mm.
  15. Going small scale this week, looking at Tamiya's petite A-6A Intruder kit in 1/100th scale.
  16. Hi gents, I want to show you my progres on this great kit, cheers! Antonio
  17. Geoff at Furball certainly has been busy this last several weeks! 1/48 Legacy Bug Bandits: https://www.furballaero-design.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=48-070 1/48 Colors and Markings of US Navy F-14s Part I: https://www.furballaero-design.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FDS-4808 1/48 Colors and Markings of US Navy F-14s Part VI: https://www.furballaero-design.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FDS-4814 1/48 Colors and Markings of US Navy F-14s Part VII: https://www.furballaero-design.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FDS-4815
  18. murad

    T-55 Enigma

    Tamiya's Enigma built oob, lovely piece of kit!
  19. It has been a while since I've built a Tamiya kit and wow, how nice it is to put together a kit that REALLY FITS! So many pieces just go in place and some I had to really work to get apart so I could glue them in. Sweet! Here is the box shot: I've opted for the extra decals from Tamiya to do the very interesting aircraft of 2nd Lt Shunzo Takashima of the 244th Air Group. Also some Eduard Brassin but at this point I'm not sure I'll use the wheels. The kit wheels actually look pretty good as it. And the Brassin exhaust is not hollow so I'll take a closer look with th
  20. https://www.ebay.com/usr/micjam81 Greetings everyone, I have some really cool stuff up for auction this week. Take note that the very rare Tamiya 1/32 F-16C Thunderbirds and the F4U-1A Corsair kits start at 99 cents! Here is the full list: Tamiya 1/32 F-16C Thunderbirds Block 25/32 Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair AirDOC USAFE F-4 Phantom II over Germany reference book - full color and hundreds of pics AirDOC USAFE F-4 Phantoms in Germany - Early F-4D, F-4E, F-4G & RF-4C decals AirDOC USAF F-4 Phantom II stencil markings for F-4D, F-4E, F
  21. Pictures to follow, but I am in with Maverick's Tomcat, using Tamiya's F-14A, Fightertown 48077 and some other bits and bobs.
  22. Hello again. :) This F-15E model is something like 2 models in 1, so enjoy this photo session in its second mode - the "parked" mode! For more - here are the links with the "in-flight" photoshoot and the WIP topic. No loadouts this time, to reveal more of the view....
  23. Some details of new PE set are installed on model. The set made of 0.05mm thick stainless steel and has many optional parts. ALM_3718 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3717 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3716 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3715 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3714 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3720 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3693 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3694 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr ALM_3697 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr
  24. What's the closest shade of blue, made by Tamiya , in rattle cans. I have no airbrush and have a huge dislike for Testors only because I have used their spray paints and they take years to completely dry. In fact I have Testors BAB in my paint locker. Tamiya lacquers smell to high heavens but dry in minutes. Also what's the best after market 1/72 Blue Angels F/A-18C decals.Thanks---John
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