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#3766 Vandy 1 VX 4

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

I had an An-124 fly over my car up at Moffet Field. The noise was crazy, and it was powerful enough to almost move my car out of the lane I was in. Absolutely
massive airplane


Matt :frantic:


A month and a half ago it was flying around Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:14 PM

I just received a note from my children that for Father's Day they got together and bought me a spot on the Vintage Wings of Canada "Mustang IV Ground School" on June 3. It's a full day session (9:00am to 4:30pm) limited to 20 people, and they teach you the technical systems (engine, electrical and hydraulic systems, flying controls, instrumentation), flying and handling characteristics, cockpit familiarization, aircraft history and history of the Mustang with the RCAF. Lunch and coffee breaks are included. If the weather is good there may be a flight demonstration for the group.

 

I am still picking myself up off the floor. This is a dream gift.

 

Richard

 

 

That is really a special gift Richard, made even more special by the kids bunching up together to make it happen!

Enjoy your gift, it's in less than a month!

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OUT OF THE HANGAR:  WnW DFW C.V (RFI)  Academy F/A18-D (RFI)  WnW Albatros DVa (WIP/RFI) WnW Fokker DVII (RFI) WnW AMC DH.2 (RFI) Tamiya F4U-1 Arkansas Traveler (RFI) WnW Roland D.VIb (RFI)

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hey Dale! Nice haul my friend. Did you see the turbo cavalier conversion for the tami p51? Very interesting aircraft. Thanks for sharing!

Karim

 

Hey Karim. I do hope all is well.

 

Check this out. True story.

 

I'll be puttering along, minding my own business when BANG!  The image of your Mig 3 springs to mind.

 

Fair dinkum mate. After I post here I'm going to go have another look.

 

Indeed, I thought about you and the other lot of talented smarty pantses here yesterday when upon laying down a black base coat I noticed some, niggles? I thought 2 things. 

 

1. Those will be the only things I see when I look at this model in 3 months.

 

2. What would those talented characters at LSP do? 

 

So I took the extra time, recalled all the advice on the issues I'd learned here, then used them. I have to thank you, Karim, and all the others.

 

Cheers. It's all very inspiring.

 

Yep, that Tamiya Mustang is a really nice kit, Dale. You should enjoy that one a lot.

 

Cheers mate. Yeah I'm looking at it and doing some planning. I keep reading the instructions. My Tony's progressing nicely now I can think straight again. When that's done I will quickly complete the little 1/48 Dinah and get it out of the way. Then I can begin a really good project. :)

 

 

Dale, now you have gone and made me want one..........: ;)

 

Mate it looks like a great kit. I also have the Zouki Moura. They both look superb. I bought the Tamiya because I think my skills are not quite up to what the ZM requires. The Tamiya appears simpler to me, looking at the parts through ags and reading the instructions. Plus I have a great modeling mate who reckons the Tamiya kits are the bees knees.

 

He highly recommends the Corsair as well. In fact more highly than the P-51.

 

 

I just received a note from my children that for Father's Day they got together and bought me a spot on the Vintage Wings of Canada "Mustang IV Ground School" on June 3. It's a full day session (9:00am to 4:30pm) limited to 20 people, and they teach you the technical systems (engine, electrical and hydraulic systems, flying controls, instrumentation), flying and handling characteristics, cockpit familiarization, aircraft history and history of the Mustang with the RCAF. Lunch and coffee breaks are included. If the weather is good there may be a flight demonstration for the group.

 

I am still picking myself up off the floor. This is a dream gift.

 

Richard

 

Hi Richard.

 

Mate, that's awesome! First thing that sprang to mind is that you must've been a good dad. :)

 

Enjoy.

 

A month and a half ago it was flying around Vandenberg Air Force Base

 

We don't see that sort of thing around here. :(

 

So, I was lucky enough to sell an old drum of mine I no longer needed. You guessed it, I put some of the funds toward modeling. :)

 

I got tools like brushes and oil paints etc. I bought a three tier acrylic display cabinet plus various things, some shown here. I surprised myself buying 3 1/48 kits. One of which is yet to arrive. My reasons are pretty good. My hands need to work with small parts. I reckon a fighter is 4 days maximum. Something like a 1/48 Hasegawa 109 could be thrown together in 2. After working with 1/32 over the past year I think I'm a bit spoilt now.  (I'm astounded by the amazing range now available in that scale.)

 

 

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One of the tools I bought was this. I plan to rid painted builds I am unhappy with and repaint them. 

 

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On another note, my vacuum cleaner died last Sunday. So I went to Ebay and bought a brand new one for $69.95 delivered, and it arrived today!!! :D Same story with my cabinet. I am looking forward to it's arrival tomorrow. :)


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:17 PM

Happy me !

I just scored a Williams Bros. 1/8 scale 80hp Le Rhone 9C rotary engine kit for $18 !!

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I think I see a 1/8 scale scratch build in my future..... hmmmmm..... :).


Joe

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#3770 AdamR

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

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This stuff is awesome. Shipping took a month.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:52 AM

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This stuff is awesome. Shipping took a month.

 

What do you use this for? I've never seen it before.

 

My bakery display arrived! :D

 

I should be able to fit a few 1/32's in there. :)

 

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I also set up my two new paint paint racks. I now have three for Gunze/Tamiya bottles. I have been able to now split up my colours. This new one has IJA/IJN colours plus some clears.

 

I discovered I have a few bottles of the same colours. One benefit of having them all displayed.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

Dale, use it like any putty for smaller/thin gaps. Being more of a thick liquid (you can thin it with their levelling thinner) you can control where it goes quite easily, but like Mr Surfacer of various grades it does shrink so slop a little extra on. The beauty is you can then once its dry remove the excess with a cotton bud damped with their thinners. Shouldnt require any sanding. 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

Thanks Ade!

 

Cheers mate. Dale


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:33 AM

We have an An-124 for freight charter parked in Germany at Leipzig Airport (IATA-code: LEJ).

You can see it from the superhighway (the famous German Autobahn) when you drive along the airport. Always an impressive sight.

 

Regards

- dutik


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:00 PM

mailman today at the door

i have scoord this two sets for 30 euro

 

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Mark


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

NOICE !!!.....Harv


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:17 PM

Order placed with SB Wednesday afternoon, delivered this morning. How cool is that? Some additional 23ml paint bottles (for my Panzer IV), and a couple of books. I'm really becoming a big fan of the hardbound versions of the Walk Around series, but the only one of the three that was on sale in that format, was the Stratotanker volume. Still,...

 

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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:18 PM

I just ordered 2 Albatros D.V./D.Va "Jasta 5" kits for 330€ inclusive shipping. That makes 55€ per Albatros.. awesome deal! Can't wait for the end of july :frantic:

 

cheers Chris


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:56 PM

Hi guys

Not model related but i custom made this to go on the front of my red GTI

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Edited by Neo, 19 May 2017 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:29 AM

Dale, use it like any putty for smaller/thin gaps. Being more of a thick liquid (you can thin it with their levelling thinner) you can control where it goes quite easily, but like Mr Surfacer of various grades it does shrink so slop a little extra on. The beauty is you can then once its dry remove the excess with a cotton bud damped with their thinners. Shouldnt require any sanding.


What Ade said!
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