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Dreamsof51

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About Dreamsof51

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    Plastic Habit
  • Birthday 06/19/1962

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  • FirstName
    Christopher
  • LastName
    Smith
  • IPMS Number
    39182
  • City
    Santa Clarita
  • State
    California
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Santa Clarita CA
  • Interests
    My hobbies include anything to do with airplanes and aviation history,modeling, weight training, bike riding, running,and playing guitar.
  1. That's some awesome work. I saw one of the few survivors at the Pima Air Museum in Arizona. Put this model against that background it would be hard to tell the difference. Thanks for sharing.
  2. I mix my own from testors black and green.
  3. Sign me up too. I took on a commission build to convert a1/18 scale Corsair toy into the "Sky Boss " , a Consair on which the commisionee was crew chief for several years. The airplane wasn't restored to wartime original like they are now so nothing is standard size in terms markings. I'm a ways off from markings but have no clue how to produce them short of masking and painting them. The book you describe would be most welcome.
  4. What about the gunmetal made by Alclad. I've used it on a few projects and I'm impressed with the result. It replicates a blued finish.
  5. Dreamsof51

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    I would post more but dealing with photos is a pain. When that process gets easier, I'll have more. I do post photos through my reviews projects. That's really easy. The real truth is I like building models way more then playing on the computer.
  6. Beautiful work. My dad built up one those when I was teenager. He painted it metallic brown in our garage. Unfortunately he sod it before I was old enough to drive. A real bummer for me to say the least. Thanks for posting it.
  7. Good modeling can make any kit look great. Nice work.
  8. This is really cool. I built the Revell kit as a Christmas present for my Dad a few years ago. Stuck to stock config and classic turquoise and white body color. I love the way your scratching all the custom parts. Can't wait to see the body go together. Going to be very impressive if what we've seen so far is any indication. Fantastic! Chris
  9. A 1/72 Mustang with dropped flaps! Too cool ? These aren't the Airfix kits we used to know. Nice job.
  10. Those old Airfix kits will always hold a special place for those of us that honed our skills on them. I really like the way you cleaned up the joints without losing what makes Airfix the cool kits they are. There are not state of the art like some of the modern stuff out there,but you know what it is when you see it. Very well done!
  11. Nothing like an old airfix kit to get the juices flowing. I love everything except canopy framing on those kits. Making that look good is the part I want to see you do the most. Thanks for taking us along.
  12. I was recently asked by a friend if I could refinish a model he has to represent the FG 1D Corsair he was the head mechanic on for about five years. The model is a very large scale representation of "Marines Dream". Its one of those big toy types with the folding wings and working landing gear etc. I'm going to open the fuselage and refinish the interior to represent Skyboss which had the armor removed and a jump seat installed complete with blue tinted windows for the passenger. The real issue on this build is the markings. The stars and bars are not standard in scale or location. This airplane was painted in the days before period correct restorations was the norm. For example the cockpit and gear wells are gloss white. The markings also include a rendition of Yosemite Sam with pistols pulled. My question is, has anyone every done decals for this aircraft? Even though its far from a standard scale, I'd rather start from a known pattern if possible.
  13. Two things come to mind. What a waste of a good Mig and don't **** off a Hog driver, especially in a tank. As a former "Flying Tiger"-with 23rd TAC, I've seen the results of the business end of an A-10 on the practice range. I always came away thinking "sure glad I'm not a tanker! From a "wingy thing guy"
  14. That's cool! I like the colors. You say you "found" the weapon system, did they come with the kit?
  15. Amazing work. This coming from a builder that's never finished a single vac kit I've started.
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