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About jabow

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  • FirstName
    Bowman
  • LastName
    Roberts
  • IPMS Number
    32911
  • City
    Arlington
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    Texas
  1. I had a set of circa late 1980s Medallion Resins for the Monogram 262 that I was about to chunk of but decided to save them for this effort. The inboard slat was okay as is, but he two outboard ones had to be lengthened to fit this kit. Made 'em fit, by golly!! The two outboard slats took time to make look more like an airfoil, instead of a glob of resin. With a razor saw, plastic and CA, you can accomplish most any update. Added cockpit and main gear wheel well detail, vacuformed a new canopy, which I masked with Tamiya Yellow tape. The Tamiya tape was OK but I liked the 3M Painter's Blue tape better. No residue to clean up!! Used some filler on seams, probably shoulda used more, and painted exterior with Testor's acrylic, RLM 81, 83 over 76. Getting the leading edge slants on took most of my time, the rest was very straight forward and fun!! Again, if ya want try some new technique and don't wanna trash a high dollar Tamigawa/Trump kit, this IS the one for you!! And if your experiment is successful, you'll have a very good shelf sitter that ONLY your IPMS modeler buddies would know the difference!! IPMS, this is a no-brainer for Make and Take!! Bo Roberts
  2. No. Estimate it will hit around Christmas 2010. Bo Roberts
  3. Excellent!! The kit decals I've used were excellent. As good as any after market ones. Looks like you opened the canopy? Bo Roberts
  4. http://pegasushobbies.net/product_info.php...products_id=135 Excellent starter kits for kids and can be made into keepers by AMS types. These kits are perfect for the 'Make and Take' program!! Bo Roberts
  5. If I were to guess, and that's exactly what it is, I'd say they are chemically EXACTLY the same. Now the pigment and formula of pigments may be different, that is, RLM 02 may be different colors or shades of color. If I were to guess. Bo Roberts
  6. jabow

    ME-109

    Outstanding 109!! Sure would help if we knew what kit and scale it was, tho. Bo Roberts
  7. Back when 21st Century Models was in business, of models, I had high hopes that they would release the B-47, B-52 and other large 1950s aircraft. Seems that these would be in their 'wheel house' of projects. That being said, the one 48th scale aircraft model I'd like to see released in 2010 by Tamigawa/Revuard is ......... drum roll ....... A P-40B/C!! Heck!! I'd settle for a Curtiss Model 81A-2!! Bo Roberts
  8. Back when 21st Century Models was in business, of models, I had high hopes that they would release the B-47, B-52 and other large 1950s aircraft. Seems that these would be in their 'wheel house' of projects. That being said, the one 48th scale aircraft model I'd like to see released in 2010 by Tamigawa/Revuard is ......... drum roll ....... A P-40B/C!! Heck!! I'd settle for a Curtiss Model 81A-2!! Bo Roberts
  9. Hey Steve, Looking good. The Civilian versions had Hi Skid gear where as the OH-6 didn't. Cant' tell, have reduce the skid gear?? Got a Buddy that flew in VN. I can send you a couple pix, if you wanna. Bo Roberts
  10. The B-47 in 48th scale would have been a great subject for 21st Centry Models before they threw in the towel!! Bo Roberts
  11. OUTSTANDING!!! Excellent workmanship!! Luv looking at purdy models!! Bo Roberts
  12. Well, remember these kits are E-Z Snapz and many serious model really want Tamiya/Hasegawa/Revell-Monogram to make one, me too. But the guys working on Pegasus' line know their stuff and I'm thinking they'll get it right!! It will be the basis for any modeler to strut their stuff and make a keeper. The 109E will be a -4. Bo Roberts
  13. Their next scheduled release is a Bf-109E with BOB markings. Followed by, in no particular order; P-51D, P-47D Razorback and Bubble Top, and F4U-1 Corsair. Later in 2010 will come the P-40B/C in AVG markings!! If their coming kits are anything like their recent ones, they'll be very good!! I'm expecting the P-40B/C to be the best on the market!! Buy some of these kits and give them to kids to start their interest in modeling. At $10 retail, we all can afford some of these for an investment in future generation of modelers. You may want to keep a few and build them for yourself and practice new techniques that you wouldn't want to test on a $40+ kit!! BTW, these snap kits fit like a dream and the water slide decals are EXCELLENT. Cockpit detail is amazing. Bo Roberts
  14. To each their own.....build to make yourself happy! Merry Christmas y'all! GIL Except when it's entered in a Model Show Contest, then it has to please others. If you're the only one to view it, then your right on!! And a photo of the real aircraft IS what a model should look like from the same scale viewing distance!!! My 2 cents, if that. Bo Roberts
  15. And to accentuate them with dark wash makes 'em even more gaudy!! I remember one very well done Monogram F-105 finished in the aluminum lacquer scheme that looked like a Tennessee road map when compared to a provided photo of the same real a/c at about the same scale distance!! It did look good, but unreal!! Bo Roberts
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