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Habu12

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  1. Academy 1/144 B-1B Lancer Box Packaging/Decals/Pubs: 8 Academy has greatly improved their boxart and configuration from its early days. Newer, better boxart, colorful sides and information is presented well. The decals are Cartograph, so no more poor registration issues. However, why Academy has switched to making the instructions in two booklets is beyond me. There is no reason for this. Or, if there is, I’d like to hear what excuse Academy gives. With one in color and one mostly monochrome. Sprues: 8 Also greatly improved are the sprues, which had no flash. Also the whole MCP multi
  2. What a flight that was too. Imagine flying in a cramped radio compartment!
  3. Hehe, thanks! Well, there's no big secret really. Just a lot of simple techniques built upon themselves. And doing it for 40 years helps :p
  4. Yup! My right arm sports a Senna S logo and a Stanley Cup logo with the Kings crown on top, where it belongs
  5. Some paint notes: The bare metal section is all Alclad II. Magnesium, dark aluminum. And then just a whisk of some hot metal red, blue and purple. Then some hot metal sepia. After that I slightly weathered it with some Tamiya weathering makeup kits. the exhaust was also Alclad, jet exhaust. My ref pic showed this jet had the retrofitted F-102 burner. The rest of the fuselage, (since it was a silver lacquer in the 1:1 jet) was decanted Tamiya TS-17. My fave for replicating that, and you see why.
  6. I’ve wanted to build this kit for a long time. I can’t believe I waited this long!
  7. As a tribute to my recent trip to Seymour Johnson, and all the personnel past and present from there. I present to you a Hun from the 333rd, 9th FW, circa 1958. OOB, Super Scale decals.
  8. Well, for now, it sits atop one of my Ikea Detolf cabinets
  9. For the money, you can't beat it! Just a note on the ordnance, I just took an educated guess on the second Maverick and the GBU-12. I figured they'd want to balance the load a bit, and add another 500 lb. bomb on the port side, and GBU-12s were common. It may or may not have had that Maverick there, but I figured if you hang that heavy missile on one side... Plus, I didn't know what I'd do with the other missile anyway. And the ref pic I used showed that it only carried one AIM-9X and no AIM-120s.
  10. His last championship car. I was pleasantly surprised by the fit of this kit. It did have a bit more flash than I’m used to though.
  11. I don’t, really. I mean I have pics of it in the bench, but not hosted. It’s pretty big, but more than that it’s the heft. It weighs over five lbs!
  12. Diggin this one! I've been wanting to do it for a long time. I have a family member that was in the squadron back then.
  13. Revell 1:32 F-18E Super Hornet Box Packaging/Decals/Pubs: 8 The large box is reinforced on the bottom so it supports the 5+lbs of weight. The boxart is atrractive and shows a dynamic and colorful VX-9 bird swooping in. The sheer size of the box lends itself to hangable wall art, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do with it. I cut the box top and leaving it as is. It’s quite good looking. The decals are Revell’s own, which I believe may still be printed by Zanchett in Italy, which aren’t quite Cartograph, but still good. I only used some of them on this build anyway. The instr
  14. Fantastic! But uh...International Red? In TMM? Never seen or heard of it. Don’t you mean International Orange?
  15. OOB, Furball decals. I’ll have the full write up tomorrow.
  16. Enamel is the way to go. I don’t do acrylics
  17. My go-to: Testors MM enamel and Alclad II for the metal areas.
  18. If you read my take on the 1/48 F-15E kit, it all pretty much applies here. Except that this does come with the centerline pylon and the pod pylon.
  19. I don’t like the GWH decals much, so I used the Caracal sheet for this one. Just as nice, if not nicer than the 1/48 kit.
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