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  • Birthday 07/31/1965

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  1. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    The Duke's First Model Resolution Done!

    Strong work, Duke!
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    Minicraft Boeing 727-200 (Great Silver Fleet)

    That's stunning!
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    Victory 200 : F-14A, VF-84, 1986-1988.

    Thanks guys. It's a nice kit.
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    Victory 200 : F-14A, VF-84, 1986-1988.

    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:
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    Otaki 1/48 Focke-Wulf FW-190

    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...
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    SVASCOM 2016

    They always put on a quality show.
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    1942 Ford Staff Car USAAF

    If it's a 2LT, he's lost. Great model, Ed.
  8. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Convention Banquet Attire?

    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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    "will do their research and send me every picture they can on weathered aircraft(without doing research) " Um...what? See ya in 6 months, Sarge.
  10. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    A virtual IPMS convention

    I'd rather just see good quality convention photos....
  11. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Tape Seatbelts ?

    That's the best part!!!
  12. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    P-40 Finished-A Father's Day Gift to myself

    Nice Tiger!!!!!1
  13. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    AMT 1966 Nova SS 396

    Beautiful job!!
  14. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    New Review: Military Underwear WWII on the Clothesline

    Hmmmm.....long sleeves and high collars in the Pacific?
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    Sweet 1-144 Macchi C.200

    Thanks, Gil. They're all decals. Left wing, right wing, forward and aft fuselage, left and right tail empennage.