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66Foxtrot

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  1. Hi Gil, Good idea. No clue as to what happened to it. I think it stayed put, but I don't know.
  2. I was wanting to know what knocked this model out of contention? : Definitely in my top 3 faves of the convention. I don't know what ship judges look for, but I was really surprised it didn't place. Any thoughts? Anyone here actually judge it?
  3. I got a Minicraft 1/144 Lockheed Columbine III. I thought that getting a bagged kit in the registration packet was the best idea ever!
  4. Vegas would've been awesome. I hope Phoenix gets it.
  5. My kits arrived yesterday.... Spectacular!!!! Gonna do a red one, a silver one, and a racing white one. These are the 1/32 Birdcage Corsairs of the car modeling world.
  6. You have no idea how ecstatic I was over this news yesterday. This is my favorite car in the world, period (with the SLS AMG a close second)... And the sexiest car ever made. I need at least a dozen.
  7. Hi Ed, Thanks! This build seems to have triggered memories for a lot of people. I've never driven one, but it's on my list of cars I wish I could have now!!
  8. Revell 1/24 Pontiac '69 GTO, built OOB. I used Testor's rattle can enamel for the exterior, and Tamiya acrylics for the rest. A fun kit of something different, and my first of 2015. A lot of mistakes, but it was fun to use Bare Metal Foil for something other than canopy masking. Hope you like it.
  9. That is absolutely spectacular...(!)
  10. Haven't posted here in a long time...figured I'd see what's doing. I have more photos to post, but 6 is all the board would allow me. I started this project in August 2013. I finished it up last month. There's really nothing I can say that hasn't already been said...it's the best kit I've ever built. It's built out of the box, with the exceptions of Barracudacals cockpit placards & stencils, an Eduard seat harness, and the coiled solder used as an antennae tensioner. ID light lenses were created using white glue. Tamiya acrylics were used exclusively, mixed according to the kit's suggestions. Weathering was dome with airbrushing and artists' oils. I realized while editing the photos that the port elevator linkage must've been brushed off while wiping down the oils. Hope I can find it. I also know that I need to replace the shackles on the hard points...all four broke off while handling the wing sections. Oh, boy... Regardless, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
  11. Very nice, thus far. Looking forward to the finished product!
  12. Beautiful job! That's a really great kit....I did the same scheme a year or so ago.
  13. I've been subscribed to it for a couple months. No problems, lots of good info.
  14. This is Revell of Germany's 1/48 Rafale B. Finished it up today. Great kit, terrible decals (Cartograph, too). Like, old Academy bad decals. I built it to the point of being ready for primer, then lost interest in it- 1 1/2 years ago (!) Lots of scratchbuilt stuff in the cockpit, including the ejector handles and new parachute headboxes on the seats. I decided to finish it 2 weeks ago, and figured I'd have it done by New Year's Eve. Alas, the decals were matte-finished, brittle, and impermeable to all solvents: MicroSet, Mr. Mark Softer, Solvaset, and even Future brushed under the edges. The edges of the wing Tiger markings still peeled back, and rolled up. I ended up slicing the leading edges off, and repainting the differences by hand. Otherwise, it'd have been done in 2010. Apologies for the terrible photos, I haven't replaced the water-damaged lightbox I had to throw away. At any rate, it's rescued from the Shelf O' Despair.
  15. Really nice! I especially like the gun barrels. Are they from the kit?
  16. Love the weathering! You might consider re-scribing the panel line along the top of the fuselage. The 109s were actually assembled like a big model kit, from the cockpit aft. A left and right fuselage half, and a tail plug.
  17. One of these days, I'm gonna start my LVG......
  18. 1972. http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1279060206/Tamiya+1-48+Hayate++Ki-84%26quot%3BFrank%26quot%3B :)
  19. There's an Arii one on EBay right now for $10. http://cgi.ebay.com/CESSNA-O-2A-SKYMASTER-Military-1-72-Arii-Kit-706-NEW-/400119968341?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d29023255
  20. It's finished. I just realized I need to add the wingtip position lights. No, Gil, it's not my favorite Focke-Wulf. I much prefer the A-8s. I was simply caught up in the pre-production hype around this kit, and figured I'd add a Tank to my collection. I declare this kit "Hoax of the Year, 2010".
  21. New updates on this build posted on my blog. Too numerous to post here, too.
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