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About f111guru

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  • Birthday 12/03/1951

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    Clovis, NM USA
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    All scale aviation, automotive, some ships

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  1. Andrew, Here are a few more for your reference book. Outstanding progress on your kit. I have a number of the Italeri boxed Testors kits with one under construction for the Green Mountain Boys. I'm originally from Glens Falls New York before the USAF deposited me to New Mexico. First set taken sometime in the early to mid 80 on Cannon AFB transient ramp: The bottom set was taken on display at Peterson AFB Colorado Springs Colorado May 2011. Not sure if any other mods were different between the time frames. At any rate there is a considerable difference in antennas from a combat ready to static display aircraft. In my future builds I do plan both versions. So you and anybody else can use these photos at your leisure. Fantastic job just far. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  2. Not sure of any special or anniversary schemes. Euro1, overall gunship gray and the desert scheme come to mind. Here are a few: Same HH-53 but not sun bleached And finally the last overall. I do have some detail shots. Hope this helps. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  3. Micko, Welcome aboard and a great place to be. I too have the Revell Beaufighter and have stared at it for a vast number of years wondering what to do with the interior. When I get to that point in a future build I'll be posting in the aircraft build. So again welcome. I'm located south in the state of New Mexico. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  4. Fantastic finish on the Defiant Erwin. Outstanding representation with the trio. Keep up the wonderful work. Class A act! Ron VanDerwarker
  5. John, Outstanding progress on the Mustang. Never have too much weathering on aircraft that were flown and flown. Also the piston aircraft from the Korean Conflict were sometimes put on the back burner for the jet population. She is a beaut. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  6. Very nicely done sir. VA-65 was my best friends squadron in the 6th fleet for his time in the USN. His plane was a bomber version. Thank you for posting. Ron VanDerwarker
  7. Hello from the Land Of Enchantment New Mexico USA. As Dennis and Chris have posted, Dennis hit the nail squarely and Chris has Dittoed as do I. Welcome and do not hesitate to ask. Generally the only question that goes unanswered is the one not asked. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  8. These might help on your paint. The above information and FS number is correct. Taken in the mid 80's Cannon AFB New Mexico. Enjoy Happy Modelling Ron VanDerwarker
  9. As some of my fellow modellers who know me I've always been a glutton for punishment. I'll do the 2 I have aftermarket parts for and see how they come out. Once my workshop is completed I'll start posting what I have lined up. Currently in a snow and low temp delay. Happy Modelling, Ron VanDerwarker
  10. Great subject matter. always liked the MIG 23. I had built close to 40 years or so ago the Hasegawa 1/72nd scale MIG 23. Only mod I did was cut the slats and flap to place in the lowered position. I was at RAF Lakenheath and had purchased a great number of the ESCI kits and have 3 of their MIG 23's in 1/48th scale. Have since bought some Aires and Eduard after market resin because the cockpit in the ESCI is flat surfaces and decals. So I'll watch this build with great interest. All The Best, Ron VanDerwarker
  11. What a gorgeous lady. I do believe the F4U will look great in any color scheme. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  12. Well I was unsure. Q'd the internet and FAB came up Brazil, but my initial thought was Bolivia and there again I did not go with my first thought. Thanks for the correction Ron VanDerwarker
  13. Some of what I found when hunting for information on the PA-48. One is from Brazil, one to go with @janneman36 Jans photos. And the one @RidgeRunnerMartin was talking about. So to ad to ones collection. Looking forward to the Corsair COIN. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  14. What a beautiful F-51 Mustang. Well done, love the camouflage. I do have a very soft spot for and aircraft done in camouflage. somewhere in my stash I have a few (Hmmm) maybe Hobbycraft of a COIN F4U-1 Corsair. Bought those many many years ago. As far as Jan finding those mustang photos on the net. I've seen them before, again quit a number of years ago. Came across them when I was researching the PA-48 Enforcer. Again @Reini78what a beautiful aircraft. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
  15. Hello Ben, As with the above, Welcome to the Britmodeller and a southwest greeting from the Land Of Enchantment New Mexico. I to as with @Corsairfoxfourunclean avid WWII and cold war builder. Future plans of making a 1968 F-111A Combat Lancer diorama, a Late 1972 F-4D revetment section Udorn RTAFB with 432nd TFW and 405th TFW aircraft. And finally the last diorama of my retirement hanger from Cannon AFB 523rd FS 1993 after a 23 year USAF career as an enlisted troop. So this will be guessing in the neighborhood of a 5 year project. I'll post the progress here on Britmodeller. So enjoy your modelling and if in doubt ask here. You will find a great number of folks to help you along. All The Best Ron VanDerwarker
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