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Everything posted by TimDarrah

  1. Might anyone have in their spares box a single .50 cal barrel, air cooled like was used on bombers, in their spares box? I need 1 for an armor conversion and don't need to buy an entire set. Thanks, Tim
  2. Wayne, How long did you have to wait to get your order and did they ever reply to any e-mails you sent them? I've sent them 2 e-mails and heard nothing back. Plus they charge VAT even though it's a "non-EU" order. Tim
  3. Wayne, Thanks for the info. What decal solvent did you use? I always use Solv-a-set. Tim
  4. Also, didn't Squadron with their True Details line come out with a resin seat as well?
  5. Wayne, May I please ask why you said the decals were a pain to apply? Also, do they include a placement chart? What base color did you use for this Merc? I've ordered these same decals. Thanks, Tim
  6. Man, I just dropped 300 Euros with them. Way too much kool stuff on their web site.
  7. Not really, the Martin Baker in the F4 was a lot heavier in construction and layout. Here is a scan from Bert Kinsey's F-5E & F in detail & scale #5. As you can see, it looks a lot different than other ejection seats.
  8. Oh, I gotta get set of those. Looks great. You mentioned that they were a pain to apply, but probably no more so than these Renaissance decals on the Porsche or the Studio 27 "Crocodile" Audi (yep she got damaged in storage). Both were gloss white bases with decals covering the entire bodies.
  9. I used to work the F-5Es at Nellis back in 79-81 and they were Northrop designed seats. You had two versions, the standard and improved. The improved had a plastic cowl up and around the head rest and top of the seat. The same seat is also used in T-38s. I hope this helps. Tim
  10. Hey guys, I'm looking for 3-5 German dudes to fit in the back of a 1/35th Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D in late WW2 uniforms in a relaxed pose. Any ideas? I did find on Military Miniatures Warehouse, First Legion figures 35037, 35038 & 35039, but they are in mi-War (Stalingrad) uniforms. They could work, but what I'm looking for. Thanks, Tim
  11. Well, that Tankograd book arrived today. Definitely get "Tankograd American Special #3022 - M60A2, M60A3 & AVLB" if you want to build the AVLB. It doesn't really help if you're going to build a A2 or A3 in my opinion. But then, who am I? ;-)
  12. Thanks Mark, I always know you have my back my friend.
  13. Guys, thanks for the info. I have the Tankograd book for the M60A2, M60A3 and the bridge lying track (don't remember what code it is) on the way & it should be here this week. Hopefully it'll have some more photos of this scheme. Thanks again for your input. Tim
  14. I have the Tankograd book "MASSTER-MERDEC-DUALTEX" and it interests me bigtime. I've already done a M163 in the MASSTER scheme and am looking at doing a M113A2 and/or M60A3 in the DUALTEX scheme. Might anyone have or know if there is schematic on how they were supposed to be painted? Anything similar to what was done for the MERDEC schemes, I have that already. 've already looked on the net and found a few photos but nothing that really helps me much. Thanks, Tim
  15. I've looked but cannot find how the Neberwerfer rockets were armed. Might anyone know? I know with my experiences with fully armed A-10s during Desert Storm and Southern Watch, the arming wire for AGM-65 Mavericks are located in the rear end of the missile and connects with a small canonplug at the rear of the launcher rail. Might the Nebelwerfer be similar? Thanks, Tim
  16. Check with Starfighter Decals, he has several generic decal shets that might be of use to you.
  17. Thanks. I'll be useing my Techmod #72410 decal sheet and it has 50", so I guess I'll be useing those. Thanks again for the info. As I build mostly fighters, my "heavies" info is lacking. Tim
  18. Hey guys, I've looked through my personal library and on-line and I cannot find what I'm looking for, might any of you know? I am working on the 1/72nd Airfix C-47 and have some custom made decals for it, but the kit does not come with US National Markings for 1944, what size were the wing & fuselage "stars & bars"? The kit comes with 4 same size three-color US National markings are about 8.5 feet long, about 102 inches and the circle is about 4.5 feet across or about 54 inches. Thanks for your help, Tim
  19. I echo what Gil said about Blue Max stuff, I had a 1/72nd kit of theirs and boy was that a rough build.
  20. Thanks Eric, I just plan on "stealing" the wheel decls from my Tamiya Canon 956 then using thar 956 as something else (I already have a built-up Canon 956 in my display case - the old Protar kit).
  21. I work Transient Alert at Shaw AFB, SC and have had a couple of jets with the new paint come through. As stated eariler, they are one shade overall with the radome painted in "normal" F-16 paint & color. The paint didn't look that bad, we've seen a lot worse of the normal F-16 schemes, but one reason why the paint doesn't hild up is due to the type of soap used for the 90-day washes, it just doesn't work that well. I had that problem when I crewed A-10s during my 20 years in the USAF; the soap we had to use barely took off the grime. Hope this info helps, Tim
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