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  1. Well … Kyle has restarted his work on my USS ESSEX, CV-9 in her 1944 configuration. He has painted the hull … this is what he has said … “I ordered some liquid masking on Sunday, to start to tackle the Essex color scheme, will keep you updated I’d like to get back on it soon. A little touch up to do where lines of tape overlapped each other but nothing too bad. Next up will be getting the armament and other little parts in and masking and painting the island.” Here some photos of the build … IMG_6558 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
  2. Thanks Kevin. Yeah, a couple of weeks ago, I "buy it now-ed" a sheet off Ebay.
  3. Howdy-Doo Guys, Hey, I just ordered a 1:72 HOBBYBOSS F-86 off Amazon. It comes with German markings. Can anyone direct me to a sheet for USAF Sabres? Ciao Bella
  4. OK, thanks Tim. Could I have Kyle modify seats meant for a F-4E to look like those?
  5. What model ejection seat was fitted to the F-5Es?
  6. Hi … Some of you have been asking me what Kyle Lord has been doing on my USS ESSEX model that I bought from Art Rohloff via STEELNAVY last year. Kyle bought a house late last year and he finished four plane kits for me, a T-33, F-106A, a F4-U1D and a repair job on a Sea Hurricane MK. IIc. Last week, he got back to work on my USS ESSEX again. He started by gluing the missing pieces onto the bow and stern. A few more pieces to go then the deck can go on pretty soon. I also plan to progress on the island. He also attached the gun emplacements onto the deck. I also got 3 out of
  7. Hi … Does anyone know if there is a decal sheet in 1:72 for a P-51B named "Peg'o'My Heart"?
  8. Wild Bill, I am THINKING about having Kyle do that ...............................
  9. Guys, here are shots of the sprues: https://i.imgur.com/iigcNOP.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/2oaQIvT.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/OfXsnsA.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/KU6BNHw.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/kAesO2i.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/6LOgAaL.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/5jQlp6L.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/M0UnpaM.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/E0GIeXY.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/1y8soT4.jpg[/img] https://i.imgur.com/LhYVLUn.jpg[/img] htt
  10. Ed Sexton of Revell sent me the parts for the new 1:72 PT-109 kit, and these are my impressions of it. A disclaimer, these are just my impressions of it, take them in the spirit in which they're offered. This isn’t your father’s or your grandfather’s PT-109 from the 1960s. This is an all new tooled kit. The hull now comes in three pieces, the two sides of the hull and the bottom of the hull, rather than the one-piece hull from the original 1960s-vintage kit. The deck does not have the rather over-done engraved planking which the original kit featured. In fact, the new deck piece is total
  11. Hi Guys, Hey, listen, ... Back in the 90s, I bought the Revell 1:100 F-14 TOMCAT. My father was putting it together for me before his arthritis got REALLY bad and before he got cancer and then, he stopped and it was put down in our basement and on our version of the shelf of doom. The model is basically put entirely together - all it needs are the afterburner "pans"/exhausts and the canopy. But, through the years - the parts for the model have been lost. I have asked my builder, Kyle, if he'd finish it for me if I got the needed parts and the decals. He has agreed to. Now,
  12. Thank you, Guys ... a guy in Oregon is sending the decals.
  13. TGarthConnelly


    Hi All, Hey, back in 1992, after THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER came out ... my brother bought and built the Revell kit of the USS DALLAS (C'mon Big D, Fly!) ... But it was never painted or decaled. I still have the model, intact. Kyle Lord, who has recently built the Merit G-5, the Revell 1:144 FLOWER Class Corvette plus a few airplanes for me, is going to paint it for me. Does anyone here remember if that was a 1:700 kit (I seem to remember that scale being on the box)? And, if so, do any of you have those decals, or 1:700 decals for a 688 LOS ANGELES Class fast attack sub that you're n
  14. Hi Guys, Kyle has sent me some in-progress shots of all three projects, and here they are: The F-106A: F106BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD17 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr F106BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr The gear is painted silver, but, if memory serves, on the real Dart, they were white, he says he’ll correct that. Here are some of the many
  15. Hi Guys, I have asked Kyle Lord to build me two kits. Both are 1:72. One is a F-106A Delta Dart and the other is a T-33 Shooting Star. Originally, I gave him the Hasegawa 1:72 F-106 kit and the Hasegawa 1:72 T-33 kit. He started both kits straight away. However, he found the Hasegawa F-106 kit lacking in detail, so he stopped work on it and ordered a Trumpeter 1:72 F-106 kit. I must say, that after seeing photos of the sprues, the Trumpeter kit definitely has more detail, especially in the area of the cockpit. Both, the F-106 and the T-33 models will be finished in the markings of th
  16. Thanks Mark. Unfortunately, Kyle isn't a IPMS member ... Yeah, Arthur's a guy ... he's now a farmer in New Hampshire. He attended my graduation (my Masters degree) back in May from SNHU. It was a honor having my wingman there. The first day I met Art, he put me in a base pick up truck, an Air Force blue 1969 Dodge ... and took me out to the end of the runway to grade landings ... when the last guy was coming in - a Nam vet, former Phantom driver ... Art reached in back, grabbed a set of earphones and put them on me and got on the radio and said, "Alpha Kilo 1 - 8 ... looking good
  17. Kyle Lord is doing two 1:72 plane kits for me at this time. Although – he’s off currently because they’re in the process of moving. The two kits are by Hasegawa. And, like I said, they’re 1:72 … one is a T-33 SHOOTING STAR and the other one is a F-106A DELTA DART. Both are being done OOB. However, the T-33 will have after-market decals … Luckily for me, the F-106 kit has decals for the 101st FIS of the 102nd FIW (of the Massachusetts Air National Guard when they were at Otis ANGB on Cape Cod. One of my best friends, Arthur Bugbee, was a pilot in that squadron, he flew the 106, the F-15
  18. I can't wait to see the ESSEX and the WW2 63-foot special ops ARB as well as the F-106 and the T-33.
  19. You're right, Gil. I am very happy to have them in my possession. And, I've got to tell ya - up close - they're more impressive.
  20. Kyle is delivering them tomorrow. He'll take back my 1:72 F-106A and 1:72 T-33. The F-106 is a Hasegawa, the one with the markings for the 101st FIS, the T-33 ... I forget what it is, but I bought a decal sheet for the T-33 squadron hack from the 101st FIS. Two of my best friends flew 106s and 15s in the 101st FIS. A couple of years ago, 2013, I had my Monogram 1:48 106 broken down, rebuilt, repainted and re-decaled in the markings of "Alpha Kilo one-four" (my friend's personal mount - he was the squadron's operations officer) complete with his name under the canopy and gave it to him.
  21. Hi, A modeler named Scott Dunn just told me that ESSEX was in Measure 32-6D at the time of the Mariana’s Turkey Shoot … 20375724_10211989003614237_3832709988110055193_n by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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