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About 72modeler

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  • Birthday 10/13/1948

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    San Antonio, Texas
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  1. OK, now I'm impressed! Don't know about the 1/2A RC model, but the Ukie looks like a Jr. Shoestring Stunter or a Baby Jumping Bean! Those were the days- a 1 1/2v dry cell, a couple of spare glow plugs and a quart of Cox racing fuel and you were good to go! I went from a Cox PT-19 to a .35 Ringmaster and never looked back! Incredible Baby Bee .049, Moa! Mike
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    Tomahawk IIA Query

    Just got back on the website after solving some internet access issues...this might be just a guess, but it appears to me the roundels on both wings are the same diameter, but from a quick measurement of the photo, it appears to me that the roundel on the port wing has been painted further inboard than the one on the starboard wing; due to the greater chord at that point, it gives the appearance that the roundel is smaller in diameter than the one on the starboard wing. . On the camouflage pattern, I do agree that the difference is not due to being in the shadow of the fuselage, for the same reason/s submitted by Graham. I'm just spitballin' here, as we say in Texas! BTW, BS_w, thanks for the great factory photos and diagrams! (I will now sit quietly and catch up on everything that has transpired during the week I couldn't login!) Mike
  3. OK, now you're just showing off, Moa! I will be more impressed when you do the spring starter! Can't wait to see a 1/72 glow plug! Mike
  4. Incredible workmanship, Moa! Mike
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    My Sabre builds...

    Stuart, They are all outstanding builds, but I really like the SAAF F-86E version! (Slightly off-topic- did you get my comments on the SH F-86H fuselage length? Mike
  6. Me, too! I kept looking for the leadouts and a 1/72 .049! Mike
  7. 72modeler

    F-111 in Vietnam

    You are correct, sir! Mike
  8. 72modeler

    Another Sabre question - paint colours

    Uh, oh...another Fujimi Sabre kit gets pulled from the shelves... Mike
  9. Ah, yes- those were the days! Half tube of cement and a tube of filler per model! Mike
  10. OMG! Magnificent Thuds! Loved the F-105D, and you did a wonderful job backdating the kit! If Martin liked them, then that's high praise, indeed! I am jealous of your Thuds! Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us! Am awesome performer- rock steady at speed and down in the weeds, almost impossible to catch! Like all Republic fighters, she was beloved by pilots and ground crews alike! Mike
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    Spitfire Mk. IXc, Eduard 1/72

    Very nice Spit! Especially liked the effect you achieved on the overpainted roundels! Mike
  12. Robert, Very, very nice early Scooter! I don't have the new Airfix kit, but it looks pretty good, so guess I will have to snag one, as I really like the looks and the colorful markings of the early A-4's. I also agree that the scribing on your model doesn't look as wide as in sprue shot photos I have seen. Did you fill them with anything? You even got the characteristic fuel/oil stains peculiar to the Scooter- bonus points! Mike
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    1/72 Airfix Wellington IC

    I don't see a reason to be disappointed with the paint- she looks great to me! Maybe, maybe a little exhaust staining would possibly kick it up a level, but what you have portrayed is a Wimpy with not a lot of hours on her; nothing to be ashamed of at all; I only hope mine will look as good as yours! Well done! Mike
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    Douglas F4D Skyray, Tamiya 1/48

    Best F-4D build I have seen in the scale- very appropriate finish and weathering, as well. Sure was a pretty jet that was let down by a substandard powerplant. Well done! Mike
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    Best P-38 in 1/72?

    To make a J from an L, you would need to remove the compressibility flaps under the outer wings; remove the gun camera housing that is attached to the front of the LH drop tank/bomb pylon; fill the landing light in the leading edge of the LH wing and drill an opening under the same wing for a landing light, which was located outboard of the pitot tube; you will also need to remove the four blister fairings for the submerged fuel pumps fitted to the L but not the J. I don't have the Hobbyboss kit, so I don't know if these L features are on the kit. I have attached a link to a build/conversion of the 1/48 Monogram P-38L, but if you look at the build photos plus the photos of an actual P-38L, you will see the structures I am talking about. As conversions go, it's very simple, and the Hobbyboss kit might not even have the features unique to the L. Hope this helps! Mike https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=925