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#1 mmaben

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 01:49 AM

...so I've been gone awhile and decided to come back.

For those who don't remember me I thot I'd need to

prove that I do actually build (tho incredibly slowly)

This is my last LSP, Trumpeters F8F-2 as the first

winner of the Reno Nationals Unlimited Division in 1964,

known as Smirnoff 80. I made the decals myself.

 

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As always, feel free to comment in any way.

Mike


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#2 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:05 AM

Welcome back, Mike!

 

:hi:

 

Your Bearcat looks terrific!

 

By the way, your old account would most likely still exist, so I can merge the two for you like.

 

Kev


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:10 AM

wow thats really cool - what a fine build and fantastic gloss finish!


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 02:25 AM

Very, very well done Mike ! Welcome back to the fold..........Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   :punk:


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#5 LSP_Paul

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:21 AM

Welcome Back Mike,

 

 Your Bearcat is a killer!  :)   Great Job.

 Paul 


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:35 AM

Absolutely stunning Bearcat, thanks for sharing Mike.

Cheers

Martin


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:36 AM

:wow:

Love it ! :frantic:

Now that is a classy return. Just need more pics though ;)

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:36 AM

Thanks men !

 

Hey Kevin, my old account would be great, would I

have access to the Trader board then ?  :please:

 

 

Looking back, I guess I never should have left. :sorry:


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:40 AM

Thanks men !

 

Hey Kevin, my old account would be great, would I

have access to the Trader board then ?  :please:

 

 

Looking back, I guess I never should have left. :sorry:

 

All done! I've merged your old account into your new one, which means your new account owns all the posts and whatnot from your old one. Just remember to use the new one to continue to log in with!

 

Kev


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:45 AM

Mike , I hope you won't mind if I add this video interview with the pilot of this beauty Mr. Mira Slovak.


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 06:33 AM

All done! I've merged your old account into your new one, which means your new account owns all the posts and whatnot from your old one. Just remember to use the new one to continue to log in with!

 

Kev

 

Super!, thank you sir.

 

 

 

Mike , I hope you won't mind if I add this video interview with the pilot of this beauty Mr. Mira Slovak.

 

Yeah Martin, I met him back in 1965, a very cool guy, and quite dashing

in the eyes of this kid. He was younger back then too.

 

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:00 AM

Hi Mike, welcome back indeed, and what a way to return to LSP, bringing this wonderful Bearcat, and it's white, never seen it in this "livery", but looking very very good.

 

cheers,

Jack.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 01:32 AM

Now that is a classy return. Just need more pics though ;)

Hubert

 

Acouple Hubert...

 

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Here's one of the few color shots from then...

 

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I tried to improve the contours and look of the cowling by taking a bunch of meat

off the upper front and by adding a lip inside and then radiusing the front edge of

that.

 

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I think it helped some...

 

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Edited by mmaben, 15 July 2017 - 05:45 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:02 AM

Thank you, Mike. More ?

Hubert the greedy.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:22 PM

Very nice work - great decal work - tells us more!


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