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  1. Looks very good, especially with the wash and the gloss knocked back a bit. I think you hit the colors pretty well.
  2. Oh yes, I am a huge fan of your decals, and know it will be worth the wait. Kind of why I am holding off, waiting for a better alternative in markings choices for the FB.
  3. This will be interesting to watch! I live in Rochester and remember well the FB-111's flying around quite a bit. I have the Academy kit with almost all the Scale Down add ones to one day build as a 509th bird, I keep putting it off, my current excuse is I am waiting for Caracal to release their promised F-111 decals! At least you made it to the show........I started twice, but never got out of town.....
  4. Ahh, thank you, my mistake. That would explain a lot with this kit then.
  5. I apologize, I have no connection to the guy doing the review, it is just the only review of the actual kit I have found so far. I am rather disappointed by how the kit seems to go together. I was very hopeful that since Kitty Hawk apparently scanned a real aircraft, that care or effort would be translated into a more accurate and well though out kit. I have this kit and their Su-34 on pre-order, I had hoped I put my money on the better option, but now I am not so sure
  6. There is a build review on YouTube, in several parts. Doesn't get deep into accuracy, but does point out a couple of omissions. It looks like the multi-part fuselage and spine will be a challenge to get together nicely. Construction wise, it looks like somewhat of missed opportunity. That being said, I do have one on preorder from a shop so will build it when it comes in.
  7. Here is a silly question, if one were so inclined to propose an article for publication, how would they go about contacting the editor to propose said article? I would be interested in proposing an article or too but would rather like to have some feedback before hand.
  8. That is a decent little kit, and quite colorful when done, but as has already been mentioned, the decals are pretty horrible and do not settle down well at all, at least they didn't on mine. Flagon
  9. I would be interested in this, I have several kits that would be appropiate, though might need help with decals. Flagon
  10. Thank you all for the replies.......although some are a little intimidating. To be honest I have no real idea what the kit is worth, and it reall dosn't matter now! I would prefer to be one of the few who have built the kit than one of those who "have" the kit Since resin details are provided for the airbrakes, I think I will build them open and add whatever extra detail might be needed. This is a big project, so I am clearing up some smaller projects (long overdue to be finished) to allow more room for this on the bench. Again, I appericiate all your comments and support. Flagon
  11. After a plesant day working on the Bucc, this is where I managed to get to; got the verticle tail together but when trying to alighn the resin fin tip I just could not be certain that everything would be correct later on when I added it to the fuselage, so I decided that I would go all in and get the heavy construction out of the way now. This way I will be able to check fit and alighnments aginst the fuselage, I outlined the fuselage halfs with a Sharpie and then cut them out by scribing around them with an X-Acto knife held at about a 45' angle to the part. This effectively reduces the amount of plastic you have to sand off the edge of the part, As you can see all that remains for sanding is just a thing strip of plastic, I learned this from Bill Koster many years ago and works really well. I was really surprised at how thin the plastic in the kit was, especially on the large fuselarge halves. Even though bulkheads are provided, these seemed to be less that adequite for the size of this beast and the subsquent handling it will be subjected to during construction, so I decided to add a keel to the fuselage to further streaghten it. After the fuse halfs were sanded, I traced their outline onto some spare sheet plastic and then cut out the keel pieces and sanded them till they just dropped into the fuselage; this is important as you do not want to force these in and distort the fuselage shape. The kit supplied bulkheads were added to the fuselage, then the keel pieces were cut to fit between them and superglued into place. I prefer superglue as it will give a good bond and will not soften the plastic as solvent glues will, sometimes leaving a "ghost" of the bulkhead on the outside of the parts. The keel piece has not beed added between the rear bulkheads yet as there are a couple cutouts to be made in the lower area and I will have to fit the keel piece around that, but at least everything lines up so far. Yeah, this thing is rather huge While I am now fussing with the fuselage I need to decide if I have the speed brakes open or closed.......opinions on this welcomed; I haven't really decided which would be best to display them, Flagon.
  12. Okay, here we go! I have had this kit for a number of years and with the forthcomming Trumpy Bucc this kit will be redundant, and hopefully with the encouragement of this group build I will be able to at last build this kit, I had been saving it for a special occasion and this must be it First the box shots The box is a little rough, but everything in it seems fine, I think I will work through this in sub assembleis to make it easier and that way I can treat each on as its own model, Alot of areas will need to be rescribed and details added. I shoud add as well that while I intend to do extra detailing, If I start getting to the point of obsessing too much about every littl nut or bolt, it is a sign to move on from that. Hopefully this will keep me from too many road blocks or builders blocks during the building of this.
  13. I will throw my Bucc into the ring as well. I will try my hand at the 32nd scale Aerodynamix kit. Since we have six months to complete this I with either succede or become discouraged and fail miserberly Flagon
  14. If it is not too late I would like to join in if I could with an A-12 Avenger II in operational markings as if it went into service. I have the weekend free and would like to start this build, unfortunately the camera is away with the family Thank you.
  15. I would like to join in with a Hasegawa 1/48 A-4.