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johneaton last won the day on January 22

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  1. Nice clean work. Certainly 3 cuts above the Hobbycraft kit.
  2. Thanks, Keith and Gil.
  3. I strayed a bit from simple on this one, inspired by a really nice build of the Lindberg XFY-1 given to me by a friend who has Gone West. I built up a cockpit using some Monogram F-80 parts and a PE instrument panel for which I can't remember the source. The intakes were given some internal trunking and the belly was extensively reshaped as Aurora got that pretty wrong and it is an interesting part of the airplane. A new canopy was made so I could pose it open. Some of the casters were missing so I made some resin replacements and posed them in a more realistic fashion. Work was complicated by the fact that the kit came to me as a glue bomb and the first step was to get it apart without destroying it. Later I found an unstarted kit but what would be the fun in that? It rests in the stash.
  4. Thanks, Ed, and I'm sorry I'm so late replying as well. Still working on the new workshop but I'm far enough along to do some modeling now. I have been to Oshkosh but it was way back in 78. It's a great place to take pictures.
  5. That's the way to build these old kits. Looks good and was fun too, I'll bet.
  6. Nice work! What were the trouble spots?
  7. Very nice, David. I too enjoy rebuilding some of the old kits. One I did recently is the XFV-1 by Aurora.
  8. Nice project. There was also a dragster with four Merlins, wasn't there? A local fellow had me cast four of the engines from an Airfix 1/24 Hurricane for such a project.
  9. Very nice work on the dials and switches, David. Not too sure you be able to see the ducts, though🙂
  10. Well done, Ed. And nice lineup. I did a Monogram F-80C as a P-80A-1 using the Fox 3 conversion. You really have to look hard to see the difference in windscreen position.
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