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  1. Cockpit and turret added to fuselage. I also painted the torpedo.---John
  2. Here is George H W Bush's TBM-1C kit started. I did the interior bronze green, used MM Euro dark green. The bomb bay will be zinc chromate green, ala interior green.---John
  3. I finally received my Meng 1/72 F-102A for George W Bush's Texas ANG F-102A he flew in the early 70s. The other Bush plane is George H W Bush's TBM-1C he flew in WWII off the carrier San Jacinto. The TBM-1C kit is a 1/72 Hasegawa kit with decals for Bush's plane 2-X. I have to buy decals for Dubya's F-102A in the Texas ANG, didn't get that boxing that included them. Here are the kits.---John
  4. Thanks for the info, I saw the GTX thread and can't figure why the lower arms were gold. All I have seen are gloss black as a rule. I will disreguard AMTs "suggestion" of doing the sub frame connectors black and do it all the body color.---John
  5. The fuselage camouflage is done. On to the wings.---John
  6. Welcome, I started around '63-'64, bout the same time frame. There are no stupid questions, but sometimes be wary of the answers. ---John
  7. Welcome, I did the 1/600 Airfix France liner back in the early '70s. In found it very interesting and a pleasant build. Enjoy your new found hobby. I have been toying with the idea of maybe the "Black Pearl", "HMS Bounty" or "Mayflower" for a change of pace. My mom's family came to the U.S. on the John of London in the 1630s. Gotta love the floaty things.---John
  8. The dark earth has been sprayed. I'll mask and spray the green next then do the same for the wings.---John
  9. Are we talking B bodies from the sixties or uni-boby from the seventies? My '73 had no frame as it was uni-body, it got in an accident and was totaled because of that. Please check your references. You are right in that Chrysler started in the 60s with unibody but they had frame connectors welded to the stamped underside. Some adjustments made......but not all is body color or black....I went by my "original" images and not a restoration....never trust museum images.---John
  10. I agree with you on two things, I hate introductions and I like U. S. Naval aircraft. That's about all I have to say, oh yeah, welcome.---John
  11. Nice work, brings back memories. My uncle had a two tone blue and white car similar to this in the late 50s, a Dodge I believe, just another Mopar with a different name.---John
  12. Thanks, and yes I am going to detail the front grill with the appropriate black areas The masks are off the chassis and I can now detail paint it.---John
  13. Another version of that color, not sure which is actually right, there were multiple green colors in '68.---John
  14. Thanks, the body and chassis parts have been sprayed the appropriate green color. The body will need a gloss cote. The color is not as dark as the picture.---John
  15. I hope to best this one I did in 2009. I never liked the way the underside was painted, not enough detail painting on the chassis. I never owned a '68 Roadrunner but I did own a '73 brand new off the show room floor. I used the new MPC '74 kit to do it last year. The kit is rather rude but I worked through it to do my '73 RR gold with white stripes and a 360 cu. in. under the hood.---John
  16. The look I am hoping to achieve. Wheels and tires may be a bit different.---John
  17. More images of the 426 Hemi engine.---John
  18. I started this a few months back and only have the engine done. It is the 1/25 AMT kit for a 1968 Plymouth, Belvedere body style which I am using for a 1968 Roadrunner. The only thing missing is the Roadrunner decals which I have in my spares decals collection. I am using the kit's 426 hemi but have a more "politically correct" air cleaner from another '68 Mopar kit. I am going to paint it avacado green with a black area on the hood's raised area. Here is what I have so far.---John
  19. I really do not know. I guess we need a real good dead head on shot. I have seen some with very radiused sides, almost ovals but those were museum birds. The Admiral Prune looks to me to be more straight although I know it has a slight curve. The Revell one is too wide and narrow, almost like a "smiley mouth". With all the new Airfix's pluses there is still NO perfect model. I really dislike the oversized fuselage windows. Oh well, dream on. ---John
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