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About jeaton01

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  1. Nice builds! As to size, compare it to the P-61. And it's job was to be an interceptor, which put maneuverability at less than the No.1 desired characteristic.
  2. Very nice, Ian. Just the right angles and nice Lancs too.
  3. SSW DIII Eduard 1:48

    If you are planning to purchase a kit, there have been two different Eduard kits of this airplane. The first was one of their very early releases and is very much limited run, with an interior that is all PE. The newer kit is a much easier build, but I have read that some think the first kit had the edge in accuracy. Go figure. I built the first kit, Nr. 8001, 1993. The newer kit was in 2014, Nr. 8256.
  4. Nice model, Fuad. Congrats!
  5. Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated.
  6. Colourful 1/32 P-26A Peashooter

  7. Seafire Mk47 Airfix 1/48th

    Very nice! But I think the lady will be unhappy that you called her old.
  8. I've been working my way through the early jets and this is the most recent completion. I used a True Details resin interior, cast a nose weight for it from lead, and made a vac form canopy as the XP-59A had a different canopy with a flat upper contour and opened to the right side somewhat like the Mustangs before the D and K. The insignia were painted on using masks cut with a Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, as were the canopy masks except for the windscreen and the little eyebrow window above it. There is no clear coat. Model Master enamels were used and I found that it required a new skill to get the soft blend between the grey and the OD seen in photos. Not unlike what is seen on tricolor USN WW II schemes. When the paint was well cured I sanded the model with 2500 sandpaper and that looked like the weathering in photos to me. The airplane operated off of dry lake beds and got lots of maintenance due to the very short inspection intervals on the engines, which were early Whittle W-1A derivatives from GE. The main landing gear legs are a bit long, didn't figure that out until the photos. I promise when I have let the model age a little I will fix that.
  9. 1/72 F8F Bearcat

    I give you 100 extra points for not breaking off and losing those cannon barrels! Looks real nice.
  10. Bob, if you want more detail on the nacelles I have a build log on my website: http://www.yolo.net/~jeaton/mymodels/lanc/1lanc/1lanc.html
  11. 1/72nd Sword Vultee Vanguard

    I have always had a soft spot for that airplane, but I wouldn't want to go to war in it. Nice model, canopy is great.
  12. Academy T33

    Nice indeed. Congrats!
  13. Here's my Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster. I used the Belcher Bits nacelles and wheels. Tamiya MK. I Spitfire. I am working on a bomb train to go with it.