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  1. Thank you all for the kind comments and tips. Yes, my last ten years in the AF I was a Chief. But friends call me Larry! Monterrey is a beautiful area. Always enjoy it there. Larry
  2. Here's some additional history (I was there). https://www.airforcemag.com/article/0309salty/
  3. It was a time that we called "building character". Lots of war exercises (code name Salty Nations) in chem gear preparing for a Soviet invasion. German F-104Gs or Hahn F-16s would attack the base and we would have to respond in recovering the airfield. Fun days, actually not that much fun, a lot of work.
  4. Great Weasel! I was stationed at Spang during that time-frame. I plan on making the same F-4G kit and an F-4E in the mid-80's European One look. I plan on slinging a B61 under the F-4E, just like the Cold War days.
  5. Thank you. It has it's blemishes. It was my first model using acrylics. When I was modeling 40 years ago, it was all enamels and acrylics were starting to be introduced. So, I'm still trying to figure out how to airbrush them without the orange peel or sandpaper look. Been trying to figure out the balance between thinning, air pressure and distance from model. Perhaps an art, not a science? So many different methods using different paints, thinners, retarders, etc. But I'll figure it out. Hey, that's why I'm here! To see how you guys and gals are doing it. RFIs? I'm such a rookie!
  6. Hey it worked! Thanks dnl42!
  7. Thank you all for the kind welcome! To answer Spruecutter96's question, I was never stationed in the UK, however, I did some temporary duty at Upper Heyford and Lakenheath during the mid-80s. I started my career at March AFB, in CA (B-52D's and KC's), then went to Spangdahlem AB, Germany (F-4E/G's and F-16's), next door to Bitburg (F-15C's). Then went to Aviano AB, Italy, more F-16s and then returned back to CA to Vandenberg, no planes, just rockets and missiles. Then stationed at Travis AFB, CA (C-17's, C-5's and KC-10's). After that, stationed at Kadena AB, Japan (F-15C's, MC-1
  8. Greetings to everyone! Thank you for allowing me to join your terrific group of model enthusiasts. I started building plastic models before my teen years, inspired my models that my father had built. Once entered adulthood and had a family, I was able to occasionally build a model but as time went on, my model building days faded. I just picked it back up this last spring, and with the pandemic, it couldn't have been a better time. However, when I got back into it, boy was I surprised at the cost of today's kits. For some context, I am now 58 years old. It kind of made me sad know
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