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About skysoldier46

  • Birthday 03/20/1946

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    Lebanon, TN
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    Mainly armor and some planes but I really love scratchbuilding old work vehicles.
  1. After calling around to some of the aftermarket vendors, I did find a resin kit that does have the exhausts. CMK sent me an email saying the engine I wanted does not have exhausts and the reason being was so people could make their own exhausts! For anyone who has ever tried building the 801 engine, making the exhaust system is a nightmare. I still can't understand why they didn't make the exhausts but hey I'm just a builder.
  2. I have a CZECH Master resin kit of the BMW801 engine that was on the FW190. It does not have the resin exhausts and was wondering if anyone knows of either an aftermarket supplier of that type/shape of exhaust or will I have to scratchbuild them.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I figured as much but this revell kit I'm working on says, to paint that interior on the wheel wells Light olive green! I knew better but wanted to be sure. Thanks again.
  4. I love the Herc, made quite a few jumps out of that bird. In fact, we had one at Bragg back in the late 60's to have one engine flame out and it still unleashed the paratroopers and got back to Pope AB fine.
  5. I've been working on a series of Bf110's and other than what the exterior colors are (I have most ALL books on Luftwaffe colors and camoflage), I need help with the color of the inside of the fuselage and wheel wells and engine compartment. Anyone know if the color Green Zinc Chromate is a close approximation? Thanks for any help. Jim
  6. Cutting Edge used to make some nice resin update sets especailly for the Monogram Bf110G. Does anyone know of any other company making this update set or does anyone have one of the Cutting Edge sets they'd be willing to sell? thanks in advance for any help. Jim
  7. Tim, go tto Alibris. com and enter the words The Messerchmitt Bf 109, Part 1. They have BOTH of the books at $33.99 each!!! Go fella, run as fast as you can.
  8. Tim, my 11 year old nephew and now my 8 1/2 year old nephew are getting into modeling. I've been working with them since we moved back to KY last year and it's been a very positive experience. Long story short their father abandoned them (and their 3 other siblings) this past November and modeling has really been a big help in keeping them from focusing on being angry and such. If you do decide to get rid of any of your books (or old kits for that matter) I'd be more than willing to cover any costs. It's been a bit of a struggle but we're makin' progress with the oldest boys.:) Feel free to email or PM me anytime and I can explain more if you like. Argh! I'm looking for Part 1! I've got Part 2 at least. Mind if I ask where you got yours as SAM Publications lists it as being OOP.:( Later, Lee P.S. I've attached a few pics of the boys, Michael (11) and Anthony (8). I bought both of them off of eBay last week and they are both brand new. Some guy out of NY was selling them at $39.00 a piece. I bought Part 1 then thought after 2 days I need to go ahead and get Part 2 which I did. SAM Pubs is the distributor and one was published in '05, the other in '07 so I don't understand why one is OOP. might try eBay and enter those words as a search term. Also check OOP books on Google. They both are AWESOME in detail, I figured well another book on just models and how they are built but these are so detailed with info I couldn't beleive the treasure I bought. Good luck finding the one you need.
  9. I just bought 2 Bf109 modeling guides. 1. The Messerschmitt Bf 109, A Comprehensive Guide For The Modeler, Part 1: Prototype to "E" Variants (2005) and 2. Ibid, Part 2: "F" to "K" Variants (2007) Both are by Lynn Ritger from SAM Publications I have tons of the modeling books about German armor, especially the ones from ACHTUNG PANZER and Sturm and Drang.
  10. I remember seeing a LOT of deuce and a half's in Nam. One in particular was painted all black and the name was Black Widow. It had a .50 cal mount above the driver, an 81mm mortar in the center of the rear bed and a .60 cal MG at each corner. Sandbags on the floor 3 deep to 'protect' from land mines.
  11. Mike, it was really good meeting you at the model contest and show. I now have a Classic Airframes A and D Bf109. Thank you for the kit also. I did notice the attendence on the Smoky Mt Mini-Con has gone down since the last time I was living in Knoxville. All in all I had a great time, met some old club members like Ken King, P-Rat and Kurt and a few others but can't remember their names.
  12. that's why I asked Tom to see what other people say about HC. Forums and model shows/contests are a great place to see what other kits look like also.
  13. I find myself enjoying these 109's more and more. I saw a really nice one at the Smoky Mt. Mini-Con in Knoxville this weekend.
  14. I guess I did get hold of one of the last runs. The flash was so bad too. I spent most of the day today cleaning things up and it will lodge in the display case BEHIND other kits. Nedless to say I am sticking with Tamiya, Hasegawa, Revell, Monogram and the few Classic Airframe kits I do have. Has anyone built a kit fromn the Check co ICC? Are they good kits. The local hobby shop has a few but before I invest anymore money I want o know what they're like. Thanks guys appreciate the input. I'll be in Knoxville this weekend with Mike Moore to pick up another Classic Airframes kit and look forwad to seeing some old modeling buddies.
  15. WOW!! you have a hobbystore in aftermarket parts alone. LOL. But looks great!
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