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66Foxtrot

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66Foxtrot last won the day on June 24 2017

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About 66Foxtrot

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    http://www.aviationinscale.net

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  • FirstName
    James
  • LastName
    Kelley
  • IPMS Number
    42106
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    Pittsburgh
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    Pennsylvania
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    Male
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  1. Accommodations: 2,200 All-Suite Rooms @ $113.00 per night (including resort tax) for all nights. Does this mean the $32.00/day resort fee is included, or just the actual room tax?
  2. Thanks....! We've been going to Vegas once or twice a year for the past 7 years or so. There's definitely no shortage of fun, that's for sure! We usually stay at The Cosmopolitan or Palms.
  3. What type of banquet requirements does the Rio have?
  4. I'm absolutely thrilled by this news!! We go to Vegas once or twice a year, but next year we're missing out due to other trips/obligations. So, to return in 2021 to the world's biggest model show in my Happy Place...? YEEEESSSSSS!
  5. Please be in Vegas Please be in Vegas Please be in Vegas Please be in Vegas
  6. I started this kit back in November 2016, when it was released. As the Tomcat is a complex machine, so is every model kit of it. I worked on this off and on, fighting boredom and loss of interest for 3.5 months. It's a very, very good kit - the intake trunking are genius-level engineering. Really. However, the cockpit detail is soft, the main landing gear legs DO NOT need to be in three pieces (3 seams on a cylinder, thanks so much), and those issues irritated me. I do, however, like how the underwing stores/weapons are laid out - those are my modern jet albatrosses (albatrii?). The weapons go together easily, and the myriad of stencils are laid out numerically and logically on the decal sheet. Ironically, this was my favorite part, next to the intake trunking. Decals were mainly from an Afterburner Decals sheet, depicting a machine in operation during my tenure with VF-84. I have some good stories about Fred "Bad Fred" Lewis, lol! We had a lot of fun on a Key West det. The stencils were from the kit. Is this the best 1/48 Tomcat kit on the market? Yes. Is this Tamiya's best kit? No. No, it's not. 1. 1/32 F4U-1A/D Corsair 2. 1/48 Feisler Storch 3. 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 4. 1/48 F-14A Tomcat (probably) Anyways, here are some photos:
  7. An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels. MiG enamel washes were used, as well. I really like those products so far...
  8. If it's a 2LT, he's lost. Great model, Ed.
  9. When I get dressed up...especially in a suit...I look so fine your heads would explode. Therefore, in everyone's best interest, I shall remain casual. You're welcome.
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