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  1. I bought this kit in the 1980’s when it first came out (same markings too). My intention was to build it at the same time my neighbor was building one of his fabulous car models. Alas, it never came to be but I love the body style so much I can’t bear to part with it. Your model turned out great and I would encourage you to build more auto kits in the future. My main interests have always been military stuff and figures but I do love a really well made car kit too. Todders
  2. Nice job on this little gem. I have had this kit in my stash for over 30 years along with a True Details cockpit set. Yet it is still not even started. Thanks for sharing this with us. Todders.
  3. I have this kit from Revell in my stash and have even tried to take it out and start it a few times over the years but for some reason the assembly instructions for the main landing gear seem to baffle me. Maybe it is because I am not usually an airline builder but I think the kit just looks neat when assembled. Just wish that I could get past all of those little parts in the gear well. Your kit turned out amazingly clean and very well executed. I bow to your “plastic excellence”. Todders
  4. Very nice. I will be watching this quite a bit as I have had this kit for years and need to build it or move it along to someone ready to give it the “love” that it deserves. Todders
  5. Bravo! This. is probably one of my favorite US Naval aircraft from WW2. I bought this kit shortly after it was released and started it right away but for some reason have never finished it. You did a fine job of finishing this kit. Makes me want to get mine out again. Todders
  6. I think it looks great! The main thing is. “ it looks like a Defiant when it is finished”. You can get so caught up in having every little detail perfectly executed that you never will finish a kit or be happy with it for that matter. ( I experience this quite often which is why I have very little to show for it.) After seeing several Airfix Defiants finished on line I have decided that at some point I must get one (likely 1/48th). At the moment I have too many other irons in the fire to try and go after this bird. I read your blog on the build and it was well written too. Thanks for sharing your model with us. Todders
  7. I think it looks great! I so want to do mine. Todders
  8. Great story behind your build I especially appreciate the phonetic spelling of the air fields. Quite a few of them are tongue twisters for this old yank living in the high desert of Northern Utah. For some unexplained reason I have had an attachment to the Buffalo, perhaps it is all of those yellow winged pre war markings that the U.S. Navy had on them. I remember hearing a comment on a documentary about the Buffalo that with each subsequent model development of the Buffalo the plane became less and less capable of it’s performance l will be following your progress. < That’s a kiwi fruit because there is no little bird emoji. Todders
  9. Very nice Fuad. Your paint job is very convincing and the photography is great too. I have both the bubble top and razorback in my stash but can't decide what markings to do them in (there are just so many). Thanks for sharing this. You must be a prolific builder with all of your presentations.
  10. That is really cool! I have a couple of the Esci Aermacchi kits. The only problem I have is I can't figure out what markings to do them in. First time that I have seen anyone attempt this. Awesome job!! Todders
  11. Love this airplane and love these markings. I have had this kit in my stash for years but can't bring myself to try and tackle it. Will surely come back to this post time and time again to simply stare at it and dream of doing a job half as good as this. Best submittal in my own opinion that I have seen on this site in quite awhile, although I am not saying all the other posts on this site are not equally deserving praise. This one just does something for me. Todder
  12. Very nice! It's good to see these less common aircraft types being tackled in different scales by the model companies. Think I am going to have to try one of these kits. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. Truly inspiring. Todder
  13. Very nice! Love your camouflage scheme. Am I correct in assuming it was with an airbrush? I would love to have more Italeri kits but I feel the distributor here in the U.S. wants too much money for them which makes them too expensive in the hobby shops. They used to be much more reasonably priced. Todd
  14. This kit is on my radar to get in the future but I have other pressing issues outside of modelling. When I first saw this kit I had little interest in Helos. However after reading on it and seeing several on line builds I decided I gotta have it. Your build looks great too! Just makes me want one that much more. Todder
  15. I started to do this very same thing to this kit many months ago but ended up putting back in to the massive pile of kits to do. Now you make me want to get it back out and proceed with my original intentions. Great job! Inspires me to go dig it out again! Todder
  16. Well done! I have had this kit for a great many years. Every so often I take it out snap the wings on to the fuselage and take a couple of test zooms around my desk before putting it back in the box. I can't figure out why I don't just go ahead and build it. Todder
  17. I have this kit. Not finished of course, but still a really neat kit. Some parts are a little tricky to get right but still a nice kit. I really like your choice of markings. Todder
  18. It certainly looks like a Tomcat when finished so at least it wasn't 10 years wasted. Looks great! Sometimes you have to build a kit despite the fact that you realize there are more errors than you can (or want ) to fix on it. Kudos for seeing it to completion. Todder
  19. I have never had much interest in this aircraft even as its existence was starting to be known while I was living not too far from the "remote location" in the desert where it was based. Probably because I always thought that it would not be easy to replicate the finish realistically . I believe you have done an awesome job of capturing the tonal variations with this build. Kudos to you!
  20. The main reason that I have never built a Hawk is because I can't decide what markings to do it in. I probably have 3 or 4 in 72nd and at least 2 in 48th. Yours looks very neat. The white wing tips and wing roots are a nice contrast.
  21. I really like the subtle pane lines. I bought this kit when it first came out and I still have not started it. I am going to have to move it to the top of the someday pile. Nice job on this one!
  22. Really nice job on that one. I love the way the colors turned out, especially on the outer wings. Certainly doesn't look like a first time using Acrylics to me. I have a couple of the Monogram Skyraiders and at least one of the Tamiya ones and to be honest I have not built a Monogram one since the 1980's when I was in High School. Todders
  23. Very nice! I still have not purchased this little gem of a kit. Seeing yours makes me want to acquire one for myself. What type of paints did you use for this? Todders
  24. I opened this link not exactly sure of what I was going to see but I was very impressed with what I saw. You learn something everyday. The video was neat also.... couldn't help but notice how the rear portion of the canopy was shaking and flexing during the in flight shots that were pointed out the back of the aircraft. A bit unnerving perhaps. Thanks for the posts. Todders
  25. I never knew that Heller did a 109B kit. I have the K that they did and it looks nice on the sprue, but I have had it for at least 20 years. I always say that I am not a collector but kits like that in my stash will disagree with me. (So will my wife and siblings) . Very nice. Thanks for sharing that .
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