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Everything posted by johneaton

  1. Ha, ha. That would surely buy both, don't forget the postage!
  2. I've built the C-123, C-141B, and Sea Gladiator. I never use the decals (well, I tried on the C-123) and they have all built into nice models with good accuracy, the latter which is my main bell ringer. If anyone needs a Rareplanes or Mach 2 kit, I know a guy....
  3. Definitely a bit in the weird category, but hey, it will fit in a slightly smaller space than the 1/32 version!
  4. Looking good, Mark. Love the AH-1G's.
  5. Thanks, Gil. I'd rather fly well maintained airplanes than tired ones, probably why I have to force myself to weather and stain a lot!
  6. Thanks, Chris and Mark.
  7. I think it's done now. Well, not really as I have forgotten the pitot tube. I guess it had an early air data computer. I painted the stainless areas around the cowl flap gills and installed some brass rod for the guns. The XP-72 was going to have only six 50's instead of the usual 8 and the inner one was located further back in the wing. Also, if it had gone into production it would probably had the same wing as the P-47N. The last photo shows it with the ProModeler P-47N. What a couple of brutes!
  8. If I built a tank I'd like it to look like this one💪
  9. Thanks, Jim and Rick. Nah, Rick, I'm about two pockets short of the patience a real modeler has🥴
  10. Getting closer. If I was a real modeler I would spend a few more hours on the propellers. The resin parts were pretty rough, by modern standards.
  11. I could spend another day on this one but as usual it's at the point where I have to give up because my shaky fingers keep breaking bits off. Oh, well, it's been that way since I was 8 or 9. Looks good lined up on the shelf with a yellow wing F4F-3, an FM-2, and an F6F. I didn't paint the back of the props flat black because pictures seemed to indicate that they weren't, but looking at the pictures and seeing how far ahead of the cockpit the props are I'm wondering about that. The props are removable so I can fix that if I choose to. I probably should put an antiskid patch on for the wing walk too.
  12. Thanks, Carlos and Mark. I am well pleased with it at this point and hope I can get it to the finish line without messing it up.
  13. Looks great to me, a lot of nice work here. I like the carrier deck!
  14. I've been working on this one for a week or two, letting an Airfix Victor K.2 rest a bit before I start painting the camouflage. It has a few indefinite fits, especially if you build the long nose version, but everything does finally fit without much seam work so long as you don't hurry. The F8F in the second image is a Hawk kit I built in 1967 and has lasted all these years just as it was built. I used Tamiya AS-12 Silver decanted and Hataka Yellow Orange C006.
  15. Great post, thanks, Rick. Where do you hang out now, forumwise?
  16. Here's the current progress, lots of time fixing seams, rescribing and fixing goofs on scribing, and other various don't want them theres:
  17. Nice work, David. That's a lot of what, bracing? in the cowl fronts.
  18. I'm always surprised at how large the Buffalo and Wildcat were, compared to a P-36, Zero, or Spitfire. Barrel shaped fuselages that had to be mostly empty.
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