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David H

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About David H

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    Precocious Man-Child
  • Birthday 17/06/1966

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    Portland, Oregon
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    Aircraft- WWII USN, IJN, FAA; Bombers- SAC, RAF; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation jet aircraft.

    Also drinking large quantities of wine......

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  1. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    If i recall correctly, Airfix billed this kit as a "Limited Edition" item, in its original guise as the TSR2. It turns out the kit sold far better than imagined, and Airfix was in the awkward position of having to re release a limited run kit due to demand. The tie-in to the Japanese animated series was their (clever) way out. If anyone else remembers differently correct me if i'm wrong. -d-
  2. Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-5 Corsair

    Well done, Jon. I can tell you from personal experience the F4U-5 is like the Spitfire 24 of Corsairs. A far cry from the original "Birdcage" version but umistakably a Corsair. I got 3 rides in a -5N and i can tell you it was a hell of a rush. -d-
  3. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Hi Bill, Rest assured it does NOT look terrible. I think the wash you seek is a happy medium (no pun intended) between my idea and your idea. -d-
  4. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    I just hope they are not the dreaded Red Lines. We see entirely too many of those already. -d-
  5. P-51D-5 'Lou IV' 1/72

    Beautiful looking model Justin, I'm gonna sidestep the whole Blue vs. Dk. Green debate. I think filling in the lines on the wing does wonders for that model, as does going with a largely painted colour scheme. 72nd scale is best suited for paint schemes in my view. I've gone in and super detailed cockpits, engines, etc. but in my view most people won't see it and its hard on the eyesight. Cant wait to see your next effort! -d-
  6. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Vodka works wonders for so many plastic modeling applications... -d-
  7. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    For a wash you might want to consider FS 36495, light aircraft gray. Going back and re-sanding those areas was the right thing to do. -d-
  8. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    How about cheat with a sharp #2 pencil? -d-
  9. Funny, when i first read the Tamiya label i thought it said "Cockup Green". Its just how my brain works. probably too many paint fumes. -d-
  10. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Looks awesome, Bil!! -d-
  11. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    The difference between "Fine" and "Coarse" probably has to do with the degree of nosewheel deflection; "Coarse" being required for 90 degree turns, close-in maneuvering on the ramp between aircraft and "Fine" being used for directional control on the taxi straightaways and the takeoff and landing roll. Falcons have a similar system though its all controlled thru the nosewheel steering tiller, depending on the degree of deflection from neutral. Many aircraft have a nosewheel steering tiller, plus a limited amount of nose gear steering control thru the rudder pedals (maybe 5 degrees max, to prevent over-controlling) -d-
  12. Thanks for the info, Charles! In case you haven't noticed i added you as a contact to my list of Flickr friends. I have some eye candy posted there which you might like. Cheers, d-smack
  13. Revell 1:72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

    Nice job, Kevin! I too like the Maine ANG markings. I feel much the same way as you; i cannot get excited by the Oregon ANG markings either. A compromise solution for me will be to build an F-102 in the markings of the 460th, with the big tiger on the vertical fin. I have a 48th scale Monogram F-101B on the Shelf of Doom, and i know exactly what you had to go through to raise the flaps on the model. Personally i think it looks a lot better with the flaps retracted anyway. Same goes for the speed brakes. Will you make the Contest in Seattle? Best, david
  14. New 1/72 Airfix Phantom FG1

    Wow, Nice job David! Over here we have yet to receive the kit in Hobby shops. There was a lot of negative comment about the model from what i read so far, possibly having to do mainly with the installation of the wings in the folded configuration. Any comments about overall construction or build sequence? I've built two of the Fujimi kits, and have more in my stash but i'd like to give the Airfix kit a try. Thanks, david