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Everything posted by TheyJammedKenny!

  1. What is the status of this project? It looks like it's still in development from the link I have.
  2. MicroMir still has it "in the works." I agree with all comments above about Valom kits! I've built only the Valetta, and had a good amount of fun with it, despite some travails. The parts breakdown and assembly sequence on the DH-95 looks like it needs some special care from an experienced modeler--particularly the engines and landing gear.
  3. Hats off to you on this beautifully done model, which is a challenge to work on, and so glad it came out for you! I really love the cheatline, and the titles are fine--just some erosion damage on the right side, which the paint shop needs to touch up after the monsoon stops. Your fuselage roundel placement is entirely correct, because on photos of the real thing they are assymetric L/R. The left roundel does not in fact touch either door. The wing roundels are a bit small, but no worries. What throws things off is that the ailerons are about 3/4" too short in span, and that affects the look of thing.
  4. Packing and shipping is currently underway, so it should hit the shelves any day now. Next to come will be the T-39N, which I understand to be a direct adaptation of the civil version, with longer fuselage and more pax windows.
  5. Beautiful! Seeing is believing, and yours is really a nice product. I wish you success in all your endeavors!
  6. Milan says the Dominie will likely be ready by the end of this year. Of course, it would be a nice Christmas present! At the same time, we all know that these projects sometimes slip to the right, scheduling-wise.
  7. Graham T.: I would love to see photos of your Valetta when you're willing to share! Alas, I don't have my references nearby, but I think you cannot go wrong with the following antennas based on photos I've seen of other aircraft: MP10 on either side of the astrodome, with HF wires converging on a "T" shaped anchor on the vertical fin; 2 x MP15 in a straight line, mounted on the underside of the nose, fuselage centerline; 2 x MP12, radio altimeter dipoles, centered on each horizontal stabilizer, but much farther outboard than depicted in the instructions; 2 x MP8 either side of the forward fuselage, below the cockpit, representing the Rebecca equipment. There is also what I perceive to be a glide-slope aerial shaped like a hook, below the cockpit on fuselage left side--should be on the fret. Don't forget to add the "bumps" to the nose, which are on the sprue but not called out in the instructions. Also, the Rebecca antennas are best substituted with those from a C-47 or other, because they are much too skimpy. If you're depicting a post-1964 or 1965 machine, you can omit them entirely.
  8. If any of you has contact with Sword, send them an e-mail in support!
  9. All: I met with Milan, Sword's boss, at Moson at the end of April, who told me he is actively researching the Dominie T.1 and HS.125-400 for future projects. Don't throw away your Airfix Classics yet, though! I strongly encouraged him to proceed with both aircraft models, and he cautioned that it depended on the economic situation. I also suggested that he engineer the Dominie with a series of optional parts, including the ventral equipment bay, to allow modelers to build Series 1 or 3 business jets. Side Note: Sword's team was uniformly unenthusiastic about producing a 1/72 C-140 (Lockheed JetStar) due to its size.
  10. I checked with Sword's Milan at the Moson show at the end of April. He said that he was still awaiting a delivery of decals, after which he would start delivering the kits. Stay tuned!
  11. Hey there, RAY! Where did you pick up that information? This would be a physically large kit in 1/72 if A Model actually goes forward with it.
  12. Just beautiful builds! The old Revell kit may be advertised as a -307C (which is the same as the -320B aside from having a cargo door, reinforced floor, and an extra hat-rack door added for passenger safety), but it actually represents the earlier version of the 707, which had a totally different wing and 8-foot shorter fuselage. No need to dwell on this, though, and certainly do not wish to detract from your work, which is quite nice.
  13. Will you release anything for A-Model kits, such as the Falcon 50, Jetstream, or TU-134A? A new set of canopies and cabin windows would be great for all these aircraft, as the transparencies are too thick.
  14. These are great, especially the Neptune and the Stoof! The 707 looks good, but is the wrong model, unfortunately. Revell's depicts an early-model 707-120B, but the Argentinians were flying the longer fuselage 707-320B with the larger chord, longer-span, and multiple sweep trailing-edge wing.
  15. Sorry to be public about this. Is @JWM receiving e-mail? I was unable to reach him about an upcoming visit.
  16. Wow! What a great surprise! Continue with the small 1/72 biz-jet trend, please! Perhaps a Lockheed JetStar next! I understand that the Sabreliner is a fun jet to fly, by the way.
  17. This is an excellent idea on your part: three at once! You can use the same camo paint on at least two of the three, so you can keep this process efficient. Looking forward to this as well. I'd never seen the books before. Dla naszej i waszej wolnośći! (To our freedom and yours!)
  18. Nice job! Speed build, eh? Well, you're hired! Now over here I have "about" 100 kits in the stash...you can start after the exams...
  19. Looks great! NOT a criticism of your work, but I did not know the AA-1 ALKALI was still in service in the 90's. I would have expected to see AA-8 APHIDs on the inboard weapons pylons instead.
  20. Beautiful--Really nicely done! I'd never seen this experimental scheme before, which looks inspired by the LRRP "tiger" camouflage battledress, and I think was issued at around the same time. There's a "gate guard" SEA pattern RF-101A at Shaw AFB, former home of the 363rd TRW and TFW, and my first duty station following tech school. I inspected it up close, one fine humid afternoon. NB: Shortly after I arrived at Shaw, Gen. McPeak decided to re-numerate the 363rd to the 20th FW, after his old unit in the UK, so the 363rd went into the history books. As I was assigned to the numbered air force HQ, I didn't care, but others expressed irritation with McPeak.
  21. Kev: All I can say is I was privileged to see this at Telford '18, and had I known at the time you had added hydraulic hoses to the gear bays, I would probably have fainted. This is a tour-de-force, a real work of art.
  22. Beautifully done on both of these! Your paint and markings are superb.
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