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#16 scvrobeson

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 10:28 PM

Glad to see you back to work already Harv.  Really look forward to this one. Hopefully this will be a quick and easy build for you

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:05 PM

I'm looking forward to watching this for the next 5 years or so.....  :D


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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

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#18 harvey

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 12:04 AM

OK, this should be done in a snap, let us say 4.5 years? :) .....just being a brat as usually .

Good luck with the build Harvey , any camouflage in mind?

Hugs and sissies.

M.

It will be a challenge. First paint in a tri color scheme then cover a lot of it in black.........Harv

 

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:07 AM

Back at it already, Harv! This one should be a walk in park after the P-38.

 

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:27 AM

Thats what I'm hoping for Kev........Harv


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:38 AM

All right Harvey, you are building one of my Favorites, can't wait to see you work your magic on her.

 

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:52 AM

Great to see the new WIP started!
When do we get to see some glue action?

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:31 AM

I'm looking forward to watching this for the next 5 years or so.....  :D

 

Remember...my Hellcat took me 12-15 years, so I can joke.


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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:05 AM

Ok Tim. I'll give you THAT one....Harv
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working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:50 PM

Well Harv, nice to see that you will build this very nice kit. It's one of my first choices, for my next project after the Starfighter, so i will follow you close my friend. :piliot:  

 

greetz

 

Danny


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:06 PM

Hi Danny! Thanks for stopping by. Hi o r I don't disappoint....Harv
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:36 PM



Dutik and Harv, a word of caution: The LSM radome was designed for the Revell kit which has a thicker wing cross section. You will need to do some significant gap filling where the radome wraps around the leading edge. Also, i found the radome to be sort of..... sticky after i cut it from the casting block. It's as if the resin hadn't fully cured yet. I eventually "sealed up" this sticky area with multiple brushed-on coats of Future.

 

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OK, I got curious about the shape.

 

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 As you can see there is a shape issue. I'm thinking on this. Maybe putting in HOT water and clamping to the wing? Would this help form a better shap? Comments please.

 Also it is a rough shape. needs lots of sanding.

 

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:47 AM

Looking good Harv.

This didn't take long to get out of the box, eh? Can I ask why the focus on night fighters? I'm just curious and admire your interest in the night hunter subjects. Way cool. This is something we simply don't see that often.

I recall flying the AH-1 Cobras in the Army Guard and using NVG's (night vision goggles) and being stressed out during training missions. The NVG goggles we were using at the time simply didn't pick up power lines at night. A typical mission would be NOE, (nap of the earth) looking for those damn Soviet armor columns invading Wisconsin and Missouri in the 90's. We won that war I might add!
You could see the vertical power / telephone poles but never the wires in between! So fun on a semi cloudy night with limited moon light. Go Army!

Keep up the awesome work and banter my good man.

Troy
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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:23 AM

Troy, thanks for stopping by. Why nightfighters? I really don't know. Always have had a fascination with them. I have a F6F_3N and a BF 110 night fighter in the stash also. And no, didn't take long at all.Thanks for the war stories! And thank you for your service...Harv

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#30 Bill_S

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:51 AM

Rather than trying to deform it to fit the wing, I'd go with filling and blending.


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I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 





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