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About Egilman

  • Birthday 07/11/1957

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    The Great Pacific NW
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    Computing, Historical Research, Model Building

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  1. I'm here, I'm always amazed at these paper things when they are finished... I know it's just another medium, but it's one I've never been able to get a foot in. My attempts always seem to bubble, wrinkle and warp...... It amazes me what some modelers can do with them... Fascinating...
  2. Yeah, it gave you a bit of orange peel there from drying too fast.... The problem with recoating is getting the finish too thick, Looks great and I like the subtle shading effect. I would experiment on scrap with some clear coats and see how far you can thin them for spraying yet still get them to level...... Beautiful yellow birds.....
  3. The Air Force didn't want to give it up, McNamara ordered it to be decommissioned..... over strenuous objections...... Besides they were working on the TFX Tactical fighter system to be used jointly by the AF & Navy off of carriers.... (the TFX eventually developed into the FB-111, a far superior aircraft to the B-58 in the low level nuclear delivery role once the fighter role was dropped) The FB-111 could do supersonic nap of the earth flight profiles which the B-58 could not...... The soviet missile was the S-2 Guideline, similar to the Nike-Hercules and was almost successfu
  4. Well I might have taken a nap in the comfy chair while waiting, but I see there's someone ruminating around the workbench so it's probably time to wake up.....
  5. Those were flintlocks back then. the engineering progression goes Matchlock - Flintlock - Caplock... the percussion cap was the first efficient and truly safe way to fire one of those... Running around with a flintlock was a lot safer than having to run' load and fire handling open gunpowder with a burning match attached to you all the time...
  6. The Atlantis kits are old Revell molds, I believe they were the original "Box" scales from the 50's early 60's..... yes they actually designed models to fit the box they were being packed in!.... But they are probably molded in today's formulation of styrene plastic, not that silver, green or blue thin brittle stuff.... Nice kits if you can live with the non uniform scale....
  7. I'll give you a clue to what it tells us looking on.... Forget the qualifier, you ARE a modeler is what it tells me, whatever medium you work in you produce quality..... that is what we all strive for and you have it.... Beautiful Job..... Well done...
  8. Hi Phil... I built this one when I was a kid. Been meaning to do another but not until I get the finish down.... There are many techniques for doing a Bare Metal Finish.... Polished Aluminum is one of the most difficult as my F-104 build demonstrated....... Will be following closely, pulling up the comfy chair right now.... (in for the long run) EG
  9. Welcome aboard Tom! Glad to have you... And for everyone I haven't forgot this one... I've just been dealing with some real life again, seems like it's coming at faster and faster intervals nowadays....
  10. I love watching a master at his craft.... (you sure you aren't a reincarnated Medieval stone mason?) chuckle....
  11. From the AF Museum, B-25B, the wheel doors were closed/up when on the ground.... (the same for all B-25's) North American B-25B Mitchell Mk I, FK161, the first Mitchell to be delivered to RAF Bomber Command, summer 1942 (where most of the B-25B's wound up, picture courtsey of IWM, # MH 5773) If you have a pic with them down when parked it's either a postwar mod or they are working on it..... All wartime B-25's had them closed on the ground..... Good to see you working again brother.... building is great therapy for most ills..... Wish you
  12. Accurate Miniatures also put out a B-25B kit #3430 which would be the correct version back in '99 or so, from what I understand it's the most accurate kit version also.... they run about $50 to $60 on evilbay.....
  13. Good deal!.. The F4F-4 IS an FM-1 the only difference being it was built at the Eastern Aircraft division of General Motors in Linden New Jersey.... (a mid war, late model F4F) the definitive example is in the NASM.... The Wildcat in the National Air and Space Museum, Navy Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 15392, is the four-hundredth FM-1 built by GM, it served for 13 months at the NAS, Norman Ok. when it was struck and put in storage. It was donated to the Museum in 1960.... A completely unaltered, in service, midwar, FM-1.... Can't beat a reference like
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