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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 06:16 PM UTC
Larry, Daryl and Daryl part 2. The A-20 aircrew, the crew from my RAF 100 build and the Cougar's pilot.

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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 04:31 PM UTC
Finally started. Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F9F-8 Cougar, in GSB.


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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
today i have been messing around with the some of the cockpit details for the F/A-18 and although they aren't totally straight in this picture you get the idea of what i have been up to. I have managed to adjust them after i quickly took this photograph.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
just a quick update, i've fitted the bang seats into the repainted cockpit, i still need to add the instrument panels and the like but i am getting there.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC
ok well i'm trying to finish another campaign as well as this one and also start my helicopter build for a campaign i am running but i have managed to paint the bang seats as well as add some tamiya 1mm masking tape to simulate seatbelts.

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
Great work Oliver!!

Here's where I stand on mine, need to finish the cockpit and redo the black surrounding. Hope I get more time on it this weekend.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
Looks like the line runs from some sort of stand-off on the tip of the starboard horizontal stabilizer, up the mast on the vertical stab., then down to that small white lead on the starboard side of the fuselage spine. I've seen set-ups like that before, they had to come up with all kinds of stuff in the field.

Hope this helps!

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
Hello Michael,
Your Tomcat comes along very nicely.

Thank You for Your response for my antenna confusion.
Here is a photo of Kepfords Corsair with the antenna wiring I presume. The resolution of the photo is not very good. Maybe You can see the wiring in the magnification.




Oliver
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Oliver, Any chance you could post a picture so we can see what you mean on the antenna?

After some bench time over the holiday weekend, here's where the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A stands:





Can I just say again: I love Tamiya.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 02:15 AM UTC
Thomas: Glad You like the Corsair. I am just stuck with the Antenna wiring. Seems, that this corsair had no masts but a wire from the elevator front to the stabilizer first, and then into the fuselage. But I am not sure about this.

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 07:34 AM UTC

Thanks Michael, I'll try! Good start with the pit and don*t bother about that decal.

Oliver,
that Corsair is really looking nice. Love the paint job, weathering and chipping.

Th mas
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC
David:
This is a nice choice. Never too late to build wingy things .

Michael:
Don´t worry.The pit looks good! The not centering screen will hardly be seen when the cockpit is closed. As my eyes are not as sharp as they were, I reckognize most of my flaws after I made a photo of my build and posted it. So I see it enlarged on a screen. If it is too bad, I still can put off my glasses.

John:
Very nice kit. Is it in 1/48 scale. The 1/72 corsairs of Tamiya are a pleasure to build.

After glueing my Corsair together, I started with painting and weathering. Hopefully, the bird will be on its feet on Christmas!





Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 06:17 PM UTC
Hi all!

Michael, just got the Tamiya F-14, and wow! Nice in the box, and everything seems to fit! Worth the price? hmmm, maybe! Still what a kit!!

Here's my entry, after some serious consideration, I opted for the Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage. I've got the Fujimi kit, which is really nice with the upgrade, though, time is the consideration here.



A little AM stuff to make it interesting. cockpit by KMC, very nice, though not sure how much will be seen. Plus the rear bulkhead is warped, so I know what is first on the list! Having fun here!
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:44 AM UTC
Good looking work going on here. Sorry about your F4U, Thomas. Hope you can find a replacement!

With the Kfir for 3rd Gen Jets done, it's time to turn to the Tamiya F-14A. This one's going to be mostly out of the box, though I have a couple of True Details resin seats I will probably use.

Here's the cockpit:



Afraid even with bifocals my eyesight ain't what it used to be and it looks like I got the RIO's screen decal off center. Oh well, c'est la guerre!





That AMK Kfir was a nice kit, but man Tamiya knows how to engineer this stuff. Click, click, click and there you are!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 07:18 AM UTC
Thomas, I just didn't want you to have to drop out because of a decal when I had a set to share. Best of luck with your build. I keep finding more opportunities for a Jolly Roger, but they'd just add to my collection of Corsairs, and I'd like to add a few other planes to the collection, so I'm sticking with the F9F-8 from Hasegawa.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Thomas, seriously, it's not a problem. I picked up the kit at a thrift store, as you can see the model is trash, I might not even be able to use it to practice painting...



Mark,

again thank you so much for your offer!
Sorry for my delay as I spend the time for my P-47. But really for the U.S. postage fees one can easily get a new kit.

On the pic you can see that there were only 2 with a correct size to steal from. Those 2 went on useless, so I'm afraid the others are similar. The rest is still o.k. for the right sheme...

But only if I really find the mojo for this build I could give them a try. Carefully and maybe with another seal coat.
Well, let's see.







BTW: guys, you're coming up with nice kits!
And David, good luck with the decals

Th mas
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
as promised here are some update show of the assembly process. the kit goes together remarkably well and as i was building the kit i realised i hadn't built a wingy thingy in probably 30 years!


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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
well here is my entry to the campaign, the Academy 1/72 F/A-18F

some progress shot to follow soon

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:46 AM UTC
Yes, painted indeed. The box had a Testor's glue pen, kind of like their paint pens. I assume that they used that to try and glue this kit together. It's a really wide tip, and by time I got it it was leaking, so the state of the kit seems reasonable. Not that the plastic that was in the box is worth what Testors / Michael's wants for this dud. The tool is so old, there is no cockpit, the sidewalls just extend to the midline. There's just a pilot's head to go under the glass to finish the kit.
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
Damian and Peter:
These are two great kits. I am looking forward to Your buils!

Mark: You are absolutely right. Someone painted the Corsair with glue.

Oliver
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
Hi mates,
recently I made a trip to Singapore for a few days and then on to Kuala Lumpur for the wedding of my son.
In Singapore I located a fine little hobby shop where I got me this interesting kit for this campaign:
https://www.academyhobby.com/product/detail.html?product_no=137&cate_no=45&display_group=1

I'm looking forward to the build, because it will obviously get together without or at least little glueing
No need to paint either, but I think I won't follow that
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Official start photo of my build. As this is a quite monumental model it is about to start it, if it has to be finished within a campaign.
This plane and this particular marking don't need a long introduction - Grumman F-14A in classic VF-84 in 1979 classic livery of CAG Bird.