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  1. Gil, Thanks for chiming back. This issue is actually fine, but the July/August only listed until Mid October. I think the issue lies not in where it's stopped by why. We have fewer shows in the winter so the current issue can take you into '16, but during the summer months they have more and we seem to be limited by real estate in the magazine. This only gets two pages and some times I think it needs 2 and half or three. Based on how you publish the journal, I almost think you need to be publishing for the next two months so Sept/Oct should have Nov/Dec since the journal isn't published until Oct. and not delivered until late Oct. Yes I agree you can get all this information on line, if you are on line. A number of my club members don't have internet access, don't want it and won't learn it, so this is how they learn about things. As an event organizer, it's extremely frustrating to not have your listing published until just days before the event. Our event NordicCon, which was on 10/24 did not show up in your listings until your Sept/Oct issue, which arrived on my door step on 10/15. We did place a quarter page ad in Jul/Aug issue so if someone happen to see that we'd be covered but if you just look at the listings it should be more inclusive and reflect when the issue is publish not just how much fits on a page.
  2. Let me start by saying I love the newsletter. The content and format are wonderful and I enjoy reading it very much. That is not to say that there isn't anything I would look to change or improve upon. My biggest issue is that I get my September/October issue on the 20th of October, Coupled with that is our listing of events that show events that are passed and don't show far enough into the future. I can live with calling it September/October issue and then not getting it until the end of the later month, but what I'd really like to see changed is the listing of events, If I were looking for an event to attend later in October I have to wait until late in October to find out about them. In the previous and most issues, you get a list of past events, but with in the listed months for that issue and then whatever there is space for. So in the issue before you had listings of October events until mid-October. I would suggest that we try to get in tune with when the issues are published or delivered so that they contain timely information for the readers. So in this example if you are publishing an issue called Sept/Oct but wont get to your readers until mid Oct, maybe it would not be as valuable to list the Sept shows and it might be more beneficial to list deeper into Nov and Dec... Thanks and keep up the good work! John Ross
  3. I can also confirm this, I have bought many items from Tracy over the years and he has always provided great service and taken car of me even when I was the problem...
  4. Well I finally got her done in time for the "Hope it Doesn't Snow" show in Rochester (It is forcasted to snow though...) This is a great kit and I wanted to put in a display that would allow me to incorporate a mirror so you can see the bottom. The base and mirror are from Michaels for less than $10, snow and rocks are from the Hobby Store. Enjoy!
  5. Great Job! I really like your NMF and the decals!!!!
  6. The special decals ended up just being the big skunk works logo on the bottom but even in 1/72. decals of this size rarely fit well and these were really brittle... Here are a couple more shots of that Cockpit... Enjoy!
  7. The rest of the kit constructions was pretty neat and straight forward. It even came with it's own nose weight...
  8. So the last couple of weekends I've been working on this, it's the Hasegawa 1/72 F-117 with special decals and an Eduard Color PE set. The Cockpit is really nice and replaces most of the kit detail.
  9. Here she is, finally complete... Enjoy! Here is a close up of the pre-shading I was talking about... Finally the office....
  10. 1. This is painted as a night fighter and the bottom is painted Black... 2. This is still a work in progress so the windows are still masked, so no they are not currently transparent... I am going to try and wrap things up this weekend...
  11. rossjr

    21st Century Stuff

    I have one I have not built yet, my Father has the 205 and another kit he built. They are not bad kits but you do have to watch what kind of glue you use on them. That and they have keyed covers for the screws and little putty work that goes with it. I am also told the decals are a little thick but will lay down nice with setting solution. Enjoy!
  12. Since I already had two posts promising more pictures I thought I better get a liittel caught up... As everyone that has buit this kit has told me the biggest issue is the fit of the nacelles. Here are a couple of pictures of what I ended up with for fixes: So those are a couple of befores and here are a couple of afters, ready for paint: These last shots are after I have painted the model put a coat of clear gloss and the decals. It's ready for it's second coat of clear before I start with the washes and everything. A couple of suggestions for others building the kit 1) My decals were a bit brittle so besure to use lots of water and patience. 2) Follow the instructions regarding the installation of the exhaust stacks. I tried to do mine after the fact and it made it a lot more difficult than I thought it woud...
  13. Sorry it took so long... Interior Green is FS34151 Zinc Chromate is FS 34227 Reading my instructions it says to use Interior Green, now mine is a TBM and not a TBF which means that they were manufactured by different companies so that could account for the differences. I would bet someone here could tell you the differenece between M and F as to which companies built them...
  14. Great Job on everything!
  15. I should just be Interior Green and Zinc Chromate Green, I don't have the FS numbers at work with me but I can look it up when I get home....
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