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  1. Great progress on this! It looks to be a handful, but you're on top of it. I am always nervous at the thought of working with fiberglass.
  2. I think Combat Conversions should provide you with all that you need to assemble an E-3D. Yes, the Heller kit is a little spare by standards of today, but when Heller released it out in 1986-7 it was the proverbial "cat's meow," and I snapped it up quickly. You'll want to consider modifying the cockpit area, however, and if you check out Airlinercafe.com, there's some advice there (if you search) about cutting the forward fuselage forward of the passenger entry door and lowering it about 1/8" so the cockpit more closely matches the pax window line. You'll also want to sand down the anti-gl
  3. Thanks, Piotr! Perhaps someone will do a conversion part. Was the Lim-6 ever exported to other countries, or was it a Poland-only conversion?
  4. I thought the LiM-5 had an aerodynamic blister above the engine for a brake chute. Perhaps only a few of them were built this way? I wonder if it'll be an option.
  5. Wow! This is really handsome, J-W! I'm especially impressed by the wheel spokes on your model--in 1/72! Alex
  6. Beautifully done. Regarding the nose--it looks like someone replaced the upper portion of the nose with a lighter-toned replacement part on the aircraft in the photo. Don't worry about it! This is stellar work, especially on the restrained level of weathering. No need to make this look like a junker!
  7. Zabytki Nieba = "historic objects of the sky." This is looking good. Only thing I noticed was the dark iron overspray on the wheel pants, which you may be able to remove with polishing compound if you choose to go that route.
  8. Sorry about the crack. You'd think it wouldn't happen, given how thick the plastic is on this joint! As I recall from 24 years ago, joining the fuselage halves was a two day job: first the top, then the underside. I used a paint brush to apply the necessary amount of liquid cement. Regarding the crack, the best way to go about this is as follows: find the appropriate area bordered by panels, mask off the area around, then go to town on that crack with sandpaper, cement, filler putty, primer, and finally, gloss white--whatever order you feel appropriate. Given the panel trench
  9. LOL! (static) "I love you--over." (static/solar noise) Seriously, this was how it was done, back in the day. The system was called MARS, IIRC. Sorry to go slightly OT.
  10. It's right on the money! You did a great job, and I share your opinion about the color scheme. It will be my choice for my 1/72 -500 kit from AA--when I eventually overcome my fear of working on a resin kit of its size.
  11. Thanks, @CMSCHLOM! Did the D's and H's have an HF wire antenna strung along the side of the rear fuselage, or was this only on some foreign aircraft?
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