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  1. Academy 72nd Eagle

    Thanks Jabba. Given the difficulties in sourcing decals, I've decided to build the Oregon ANG bird in the box. This meant cutting off one of the pointy tail booms and replacing it with one fitted with a tubular antenna. Two things. The academy antenna fits like crap AND Like a fool, I cut off the wrong boom :'( I replaced the Academy part with a spare from a Hasegawa eagle, and used one of the other Academy antennae to start resculpting the other pointy end. In the process I realized that the original parts were a touch too long and too tall, so I'm fixing that in the process. Not so bad in the end Still some cleaning up to do.
  2. Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo

    What are the formation lights made from?
  3. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    superb! I need to get myself one of these.
  4. F-15E 1:72 Academy

    You're doing a great job.on the build. All the same, I'm surprised and disappointed in the many over-simplified details on this kit. Academy is capable of incredible fine detail, but then they do something like this. Too bad.
  5. 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C Bitburg MiG killer

    That WAS quick! Hope you can share a few words on how to best address some of the less than perfect fit of this kit. I built one many years ago and have a second in waiting. I don't want to repeat the mistakes I made the first time.
  6. Ralph's Ra'am

    Its just one of those kits. Things have been slow going with this model. Largely due to me having issues with rescribing lost surface detail. A task I abhor! All work on the main fuselage, CFTs, intakes, and tail extensions is now completed. The fit of the tail extensions was abysmal (I had a huge step along the compound curves of the inner surfaces, and it was pretty tricky shaping the filler. I still need to test with some paint, but I think they should be more or less correct now. Work started on the cockpit. Lots of artistic license here.
  7. Hawker Typhoon IB, Airfix 1/72

    Because at some angles it looks like painted aluminum. I was wondering how you achieved that effect.
  8. Hawker Typhoon IB, Airfix 1/72

    Fantastic finish! Did you buff the paint?
  9. Academy 72nd Eagle

    Thanks, Mr. Mungo. Even that helps a great deal.
  10. Academy 72nd Eagle

    Looks like my intake method has paid off. The tops fit pretty nicely. It's recognizably eagle like now.
  11. Academy 72nd Eagle

    USAF late 1970s or early 1980s. I'm thinking either one of the air superiority blue machines with red and white stripes, or a 318 FIS with the big blue compass stars on the tail. It depends on the decals I can score, but something early and USAF
  12. Academy 72nd Eagle

    I'd like to backdate this to an F-15A, but I'm still waiting from somebody who knows, to tell me what I need to keep and remove.
  13. RWD 8 IBG 1:72 Spanish civil war

    Very fine work! I love seeing fragile little things like this in 1:72. When done properly (as you demonstrate so well) the small scale suits the cables and frames construction perfectly. Really a beautiful model.
  14. F-15 STGB Chat

    Where did everybody go? This GB seems to have ARC levels of participation. And why isn't the chat thread a sticky?
  15. 1/48 M1A2 Abrams from Tamiya!!

    Effing A, man! Effing A!