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  1. That string has been replaced at least twice, Lou. Yea, that is a concern of mine also. Maybe I should get all the Tamiya Armor out and line them up in battlefield formation and photograph them They are for the most part stored in plastic boxes with covers to keep the dust out.
  2. Denis, do you mean this bad boy or the B52 kit ? I build this B36 kit probably thirty years or more ago, can't remember if it was a Revell or Monogram kit but it was advertised at the time as being the largest wingspan model airplane available. It's been hanging from the rafters in my cellar since I built it and some parts have fallen off due to glue failure and some of the decals are coming off too; been trying to salvage the decals with Microscale's Sol and Gloss to reattach and reseal them. Plus it is covered in dust which I have to periodically take it down and dust it off without doing any damage. Wingspan by the way is 38-39 inches. Don't remember what scale but I'm guessing 1:72 maybe. (That's my B17 to the right of it)
  3. Thanks, Denis. Nice model of the F-15 you did. I like the shading. I did a F14 some decades back but it got so busted up in storage I had to toss it out. Sitting on the shelf in addition the the F117 A are 1:48 Scale Testors/Italeri : YF-12 A Interceptor, and AC-130 A Hercules Gunship both are huge models. The box for the AC 130 is 40 inches long and the YF12 is 20 inches lone. Once I figure out how and where to display them I will start building them, that is, once I scrape 2 decades worth of dust off the boxes.
  4. Yes, Lou, I do occasionally operate in Stealth mode ! See F19 Stealth Fighter
  5. Sorry I don't have a full step-by-step build log for this one but I had not thought about a build log when I started it, hence I have only completed/near completed photos to show I chose the daytime mission colors (all gray) over the nighttime mission colors (all black). Even then the decals are barely visible when photographed and only slight more visible to the naked eye. But it was a fun and rather easy build. Not a lot of fiddly bits to mess around with. I also have the F117 Stealth Fighter by Testors/Italeri in 1:48 scale to build - Soon !!! In Paint shop : Final assembly and decal:
  6. Dirk, nice model. I'm curious, what brand of paint are you using ? I assume you airbrushed this, Correct ?? I'm trying to find a new brand of paint to use and not having much success so far.
  7. I decided to take a break from ship models and whittle down my stash of kits. Chose the PK-503 Dauntless SBD 5 Matchbox kit in 1:32 scale. This model kit was produced by Matchbox from 1977 to 1981. Not sure when I acquired it but the price tag on the box lists KayBee Toy and Hobby stores, price $12.99 on sale (probably clearance) for $3.00. KayBee went out of business entirely in 2007, bought out by Toys-R-Us. Their local store closed some 10-15 years prior. The aircraft model has functioning perforated Split-dive flaps, moveable tail rudder and propeller, a 1,000 pound bomb payload, Wright Cyclone GR-1820-66 radial engine. Kit is 3 color plastic (blue grey, white, and clear), offers a choice of models VMSB-231 South Pacific 1944 USA, A-24B French AF 1944, and #25 D B Squadron, New Zealand AF South Pacific 1944. I chose to model VMSB-231 Marine Bombing Squadron Scout flown by Capt Bell, credited for 23 operational missions and wears the "Ace of Spades" insignia. I used a combination of Valejjo and LifeColor paints. The outer hull of the aircraft was airbrushed with LifeColor Navy Blue. Photos follow: Assembly starts
  8. We hit a record high for this date - 72 F . Very sunny skies, snow almost gone except in deep shade areas. BUT don't break out the shorts and flip-flops just yet, going to have a 30 degree drop in next couple of days....
  9. Toms ModelWorks makes a PE kit for The Sullivans, MegaHobbies carries them

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