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Everything posted by BlueNosers352nd

  1. Wish they would of...........like that color on it!
  2. Wait, the rear wheel doors are backwards? So I guess I need to fix the one on my Tamiya build. How much did you deepen the air grille holes? Was just thinking about this on my Tamiya just this morning. On the Tamiya I'd think it wouldn't take much and you'd be completely through. Which the only time it would be a problem is if you look at the right angle you'd see completely through. My fuselage is closed up so I can't do anything inside. Also, great progress so far!
  3. That's generally how I feel with modeling. Kinda use the old adage of...."If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it must be a duck." If I can add simple resin things, or simple PE things I might. Yes..........I have done that as well. Fortunately caught several posts about that.
  4. Modeling wise.... For me lately it's been a lot of YouTube stuff...........I subscribe to a lot of Overlanding/Bushcraft/Camping type YouTubers. Several of which produce hour plus episodes. So I've had those playing in the back ground while building. Music wise, once the YouTube stuff runs out I switch to my Glenn Miller station on Pandora. Just feels kinda right when working on a WWII era plane! Besides, if I was playing some classic rock or something..........I'd be interrupted by too many air guitar/drum sessions! Day to day wise it varies what I listen to while at work... Various stations on Pandora: Classic Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Honky Tonk, Old School Country (before the 80's), Chris Stapleton (which either gets you blue grass/country) Side Note: If you like old school country (Cash, Waylon, Willie and older) do yourself a favor and look up these newer guys; Colter Wall, Tyler Childers, Sturgil Simpson and even some Cody Jinks. Chris Stapleton as well, but I would argue he gives it a little more bluesy/southern rock feel.
  5. What the heck am I thinking? Just trying to get back into the hobby and I've gone mad apparently. My Revell 1/48 Stearman was meant to get my feet wet again after being out of the hobby for several years and it's on hold until some replacement decals show up. Building two kits for the P-51 STGB. Put one on hold as I didn't want to start messing with masking the canopies or painting until I get back from Vaca in a couple weeks. Waiting on some parts for the A-36A, so that one is on hold as I can't assemble the fuselage yet. This one is meant to be nothing more than a fill in model. Work on it in between this and that when I need something to tinker with until the Stearman and P-51's are done (or close). So who knows how long this will take. Plus my Christmas with the family doesn't really start until the 26 and I didn't want to just sit around watching TV or start any new woodworking projects yet while I am off on Christmas Eve. So this one will be a slower paced one as fill time is needed. Extra fiddly bits include; Ultracast Wheels Ultracast Exhausts Ultracast Intake Quickboost Seat Quickboost Cannon Barrels Aires Cockpit (only bits and pieces) Montex masks for a couple aircraft (maybe) Originally bought the Aires pit, but after the P-51B problems I am just gonna kit bash pieces from the kit and the Aires set. MONTEX masks............LIKE or DISLIKE? If anyone has any cool schemes let me know. Not sold on any particular scheme yet. Read that the wheel wells and the nose profile are wrong, but honestly I am going to just let them be what they are. Assembly begins by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  6. Lookin good! Nice clean paint job. How'd you accomplish the rough edges on the DDay stripes?
  7. It was fixed right after Ratch's post. Sorry!
  8. Wings are on the Blue Nosed B of Bodney. Think I am going to attack the missing screw (from sanding) around the cowl pieces with fine drill bits. Got some on order as my set is missing a few of the smaller ones. Might do some searching for smaller hypodermic tubing tomorrow, maybe with that I can replicated the ring shape Tamiya has. Wings are on the Bluenosed P-51B by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  9. On this Tamiya P-51B........anyone have any thoughts on replacing the bolt/screw heads, say on the cowl area after sanding/cleanup? I thought about a piece of hypodermic tubing and just pressing in, but I don't have one that small. Lightly with a drill bit and call it good? They look like nothing more than a ring indentation in it. Ideas? Thanks!
  10. Sweet! I was gonna respond today and ask if you had any references for it as I hadn't found any yet. Probably have a True Details in the stash I could of ref'd. Assume this just mounts behind the seat/support bar structure. Thanks again!
  11. Cockpit is done on the A-36. Tamiya Dark Green 2 was the color of choice. Ultracast resin seat, early version. On hold for a bit until the Quickboost gun barrels arrive (somewhere in the mail world). The assembly of the cockpit just seems odd to me. Might be a little finicky on those two pieces towards the aft. A-36 Cockpit Complete by Jim Fox, on Flickr A-36 Cockpit Complete by Jim Fox, on Flickr A-36 Cockpit Complete by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  12. While bouncing back and forth between this build and the 1/48 A-36 Apache build I've managed to get a little more done on the Bluenosed P-51B. Did manage to replace the molded gun barrels with hypodermic tubing. Don't know about anyone else, but I always seem to beat up the molded ones while sanding the leading edges of the wing. So this hypodermic tubing should be tough to mess up too much. Got a little whoopsie on the fuselage that hopefully fixes easy, then I'll start assembling the wings this afternoon. Pre-wing assembly by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  13. Sweet! Always wanted to build one. Years ago I bought the conversion resin for one...........what was it............Just Plane Stuff? Then the HobbyBoss came out.
  14. No personal use here, only what I've read about. The gist on how to use is to say spray aluminum color, spray this over it, spray your top color, then start chipping away at the top color to reveal the aluminum underneath.
  15. Well............I'm just gonna go gather all my modeling stuff up in a pile on the lawn and light a match. I give up! Brilliant!
  16. What's going on with this one? Looks like it had cover over the exhaust for night flying.
  17. Nicely done! Like the NMF finish on it. What did you use for it? Jets like this (and 84, 86, etc) looks so much cooler than newer stuff.
  18. Should of written that differently. More or less, I could see their was a slight difference rather than you can see.
  19. Well, came home from work and picked up the pieces and made it work Fuselage is all glued up too. The top of the cockpit is just a tad bit to wide which is weird because all the seams touch. You can see that the canopy is just a tad bit skinnier than fuselage. Maybe it's the glass. But with a open canopy it shouldn't be too noticeable.
  20. Yeah, here I was minding my own business and bam! Idea put into my head! You'd think someone put free liquor in front of my face the way I jumped in! THANKS A LOT!
  21. Ok, call me crazy...........but I am going to dive in with #2 for this GB. What am I thinking? Accurate Miniatures A-36 with a few extra bits. - Kit cockpit, other than seat. - Ultracast Early Seat has two in the package so I will just use that for the seat. That way I don't have to mess with PE belts. - Superscale's 48-1090 sheet. (Ebay) - Not sure which bird yet, maybe #3. - Quickboost Exhausts (Ebay) - Quickboost Gun Barrels (Ebay) I'll at least get the interior worked up but may have to halt their until I get back from Vacation in Arizona because of Ebay stuff. Decal sheet
  22. I have had this bottle of Mr Color Flat for a quite a few years. Don't think I've ever opened it until the other day. I was surprised it wasn't water like. But then again I have never used it. It does have the cloudy look but wasn't concerned about that.
  23. I want to build the P-51B Bald Eagle in Blue too...........just to stir things up a bit.
  24. I might entertain such a build. Was just eyeing the stash after I got home from work last night. Need to find a decent scheme though......simple OD/Gray schemes don't really do it for me though. Not that their is much choice with that variant. Even if I could find something OD/Gray with a little more visual interest.
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