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  • Birthday 12/12/1957

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    Pleasant View, Utah
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    God, guitars, RC planes and Helis, and Ship modeling

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  1. Oh yeah Ken, I don’t even consider cockpit masks and even camo masks for my first paint jobs aftermarket... more like necessities for me! I’m going to look into those cockpit kits, I got one for the P51 cause I ruined the kit decal, but I think I will look at some others too...
  2. Yeah I agree OC, I love the engine details and some interior wing stuff that shows guns and ammo - that’s how I plan to depict the Typhoon I’ve got, but most of that is designed in the kit. But the Brassin stuff sure does look a lot better!
  3. Thanks Mike, yeah I’ve seen that site - that’s how I found out about Kitlinx.com , an online seller that is local to me, well sorta, about 50 miles one way...
  4. Do you guys think P.E. and other media detail kits are worth the investment? If it’s cockpit or areas that will be displayed I think yes but seems like there is a lot that gets covered up.... is it just the fun of building and knowing it’s there or do you use pics to preserve the existence? I’m trying to decide if I should detail out the Revell B-25 I have.... plus are there special tools or anything I need to get if I decide to do it?
  5. Mark, I have been ordering from a pretty popular online vendor that is local for me but a drop shipper I think, kitlinx.com - some stuff says in stock but most of it says 2 weeks- is there a stateside ”go to” store that has great inventory and reasonable shipping?
  6. Hi Tom, any more progress on this? Sent you a PM.... Lou
  7. So, there are a lot of assemblies that connect to the main cockpit frame, the cooling ductwork and exchangers, the tailwheel housing etc. Due to a big screw up on the instrument panel decal I am now at a work stoppage on this one too... I didn’t have any decal solvent or setting solution and this decal just would not conform to the instruments and was lifting... I read on the old internet that you can use acetone as a setting solvent...... NOT!! Man it dissolved it as soon as I touched it with the wet brush..... heart kind of sank but I found a Eduard cockpit detail set (FE 1074) for $13 but it’s gonna take a couple weeks to get here. I also did a preliminary painting of the cockpit sides but need to wait for the detail set to move on.... wellllll....... I am learning a lot and that was the intent of these builds so......
  8. Ken, I’ve seen it used on wing walkways and such but not in a contemporary cockpit, at least not on the ones I worked on.... F4, A7, F16, etc... although there was a lot in a C-130....
  9. Thanks Lou, I started by painting the floorboards in front a medium brown and after it dried I painted the black over it, then I took some isopropyl on a brush and exposed the brown paint, mixed in some light tan and yellow highlights and used a dry brush technique to blend them till it looked like a worn down plywood floor... I didn’t know P-51’s had a wood floor till I started doing research for these builds, I read somewhere that they were painted with flat black paint mixed with sand for a non skid surface, so that’s what I envisioned.....
  10. Ok with me, should I delete these posts? Can you move the reply’s to the new thread?
  11. So this is my second foray into plastic aircraft, I am trying to get some skills with plastic and paint so I can build the 1/24 Airfix Typhoon. This is in conjunction with my P-40 build on here as well... Started with the cockpit, this one has the belts molded into the seat, came out OK. Man! I don’t know how anyone could fold and make PE belts look that good! Know I know the P40 belts are way too big these things are tiny! Probably 1mm or even less!! Instrument panel and try some wiring on the radio stack up next....
  12. Started with the cockpit, this one has the belts molded into the seat, came out OK. Man! I don’t know how anyone could fold and make PE belts look that good! Know I know the P40 belts are way too big these things are tiny! Probably 1mm or even less!! Instrument panel and try some wiring on the radio stack up next....
  13. Wow! Nice work! Detail to the max! You need to tell me how you did all that detail - ever want to do a tutorial build? 😀 I guess references are half the battle? Is that all eduard detail stuff or do you use wire,solder etc to enhance?
  14. Thanks guys, I have been watching all kinds of vids on it and our own James H. Did a step by step build for a modeling book on typhoons and for Scale Modeler International’s mag, got the cover of both! I found a copy of the book plus some other great resources on a subscription service Scribed.com - that guy can build!! I am waiting again for stuff for the P40 so I am going to start the Airfix P-51 till I get the mr.surfacer and masks I got for the P40.
  15. Look what the Amazon Man just brought! (Disinfecting wipes not included) 😎 Build log coming soon!

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