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Getting my modeling feet back under me... and building a lot of F-5s. (The Monogram kit. Have some Kinetic and AFV waiting in the wings for the fancier schemes... since I really hate masking over raised panel lines, and am too lazy to rescribe the whole thing!)

Lot of silver... which, in hindsight, should have waited 'til I had all my sandpaper... some nasty scratches. *sigh* And I shouldn't attempt to hand paint straight lines... ah well. Trying something new or improving on each, which is really the point. (I was surprised I got the extensions faired in nicely, to be honest. Had me worried.)

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... though the AMS resin LEX extensions and nose went on fairly nicely on the family model. (Twobobs, kit decals, and twobobs.)

Latest is using a Superscale sheet... which had seen better days. Gave up on the stencils after the first few shattered.

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I'd forgotten about painting with rattle-cans and silly putty. Need to start working on deatil (and breaking up those big, flat surfaces a bit - strangely, the silver feel more visually interesting.)

Threw together a spitfire between those three and the last. No pics, though. Have to love the older Monogram kits - real weekend builds!

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Guess I have been in a dark mood. Black bottom Lanc, now three all black planes in a row.

This is a Hasegawa F-18B with spare Black Box parts and Fightertown decals.

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Whole bunch of black USN planes......

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Nice work, phantom. Love the Lanc especially. Here's my finished 434 Sqn. Sword. My father-in-law performed a textbook dead-stick landing on Sept. 19, 1957 in this aircraft after a flame-out and electrical failure at 35,000 feet. RIP Larry.

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Was a good month. Hasegawa CF-18 with Leading Edge 409 squadron decals. MAW replacement nose.

The nose has the modern upgrade bird slicers on the nose, but needed the search light drilled out. Used a regular old electric drill and it seems to have done the trick.

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Here is a shot with the 409 special Voodoo from back in the day.

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Three this year. I guess it's the year of the falcon. All Hasegawa 1/48 with some scratch and aftermarket stuff here and there....

Dutch F-16a Blk 15

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TuAF F-16cj Blk 50

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RDAF F-16am blk 10

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I'm rebuilding my 12 year old hasegawa av-8b right now but I dont think it's going to be done before the new year. If not it'll be the first of 2013!

Happy holidays!

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A Revell F-14D but representing a VF-11 Redrippers B from about 2004. Some mods for the b were done but not all. Who cares its going to the shelf now to collect dust like the rest. Deffinetly a sanding pig, but builds up nicely if you put the work in. Wearing Aeromaster decals and the lightning pod from hasegawa and few aim 9s. Done in 6 days.

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