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Dave Roof

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About Dave Roof

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 01/28/1970

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    Pomona, CA - living in Marietta, GA
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    US Marine Corps subjects, all eras and scales

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  1. It's a beautiful kit. I received a test shot a few weeks ago and Academy really did an outstanding job on it. Fit is excellent and the details are nice and crisp. I have a sheet just about ready to go, but will more than likely add to it after my trip to MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River this week.
  2. There were issues with the spine and canopy shape, but they definitely corrected them. I'm really surprised by the cockpit. How does the company responsible for some of the most beautiful 32nd scale helicopter kits provide something like that in a new kit? Not sure if I'll get the E, but will get the F for sure. Nice mini review Dave!
  3. Gentlemen, I am writing a book covering the Colors and Markings of Marine Corps Aircraft from 1989 to 2024 (planned release is November 10, 2024) and looking for contributions. If you're wondering why so far out, there are a few reasons. First, this will provide plenty of time to continue to gather as many photos as possible to be considered for the books. Second, 2024 "rounds out" to 35 years from 1989 and lastly, it will hopefully allow the inclusion of more AH-1Z, F-35B/C and possibly CH-53K aircraft. If you have any personal photos you would like to share (please make sure they are your photos) of any Marine Corps aircraft from 1989 onward, please contact me at the following email address : flyingleathernecks@att.net While full walk around images would be nice, they are not necessary. However, the focus is on the markings so any photos showing them clearly would be great. Overall shots of the port and starboard sides would also be ideal. If you're on Facebook, I run a page called Marine Corps Aviation Colors and Markings 1989 to Today where you can also share your images or ask for detailed information on Marine Corps specific schemes and markings. After a meeting with a friend this past weekend, it has been decided to publish the series in two volumes. Volume I will cover all fixed wing squadrons and aircraft, while Volume II will cover all rotor wing squadrons and aircraft. The first two proposed book covers are attached and once the final page layout is determined, a few sample pages will be shown. For any photos you wish to share for possible inclusion in the book, I need the following information : Your full name and how you would like to be credited should your photo(s) be used Where the photo was taken and when (month and year) Any information you might have on the paint scheme (an example would be the aircraft had 'nose art' and you know the story and/or significance behind it). **Please note the photos MUST be your own! **Do NOT send copyrighted photos lifted from other sites where the photographer is unknown or from Google. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Dave
  4. It was on the shelf at the Hobbytown here in Kennesaw, GA yesterday.
  5. That was never the case. It has always been the E first, then the F, then the EA-18G. In what amount of time was unknown. My hope is they actually fixed the spine, but the instructions and build up are from the original test shot that was shown. I guess we'll know for certain when the kit is actually released.
  6. No, they didn't. I was at Sheik Isa during Desert Storm with MALS-11 Ordnance and spent several hours on the flight line. Not all aircrew had, or wore camouflaged covers on their helmets, nor was it a required item.
  7. One of the local modelers here built one several years ago and hasn't had an issue with the kit gear.
  8. Nice work, I'll definitely be on the look out for the completed turret and overall conversion. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas!
  9. Local Hobbytown had three on the shelf a few days ago. Stopped in yesterday to kill some time and all three were gone. Fortunately for me, I fall in the "TLAR (that looks about right)" category when it comes to the B-24. Would love to do a PB4Y-1 of either VMD-154 or VMD-254. It won't be perfect or 100% accurate, but it will look cool as s#!t when it's done!
  10. Don't waste you're money on the RB set. They're way too short. The Master Model barrels are almost dead on accurate.
  11. I was fortunate to have worked with Academy on the 1/32 F/A-18C/D, the 1/32 F-16C and the 1/48 CH-53E and CH-46E. I've reached out to my POC and received a response. Will do my absolute best to push the Yankee and a new Whiskey.
  12. The Zulu fully entered service after I retired, so my hands on knowledge is nil. However, I have several technical publications on the air frame and it stacks up pretty well. In addition, the link was shared on a Facebook group that comprises of Marines within the skid community. So far, it has received high praise from several Marines that work on it. Dave
  13. The kit built up : http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_work&no=360549
  14. http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&no=4501&fbclid=IwAR0Kz70YpFTgXmzdGk5I1nHqcJav44M9vrqaAstf4LkTNUZvJIZjaK-1zwU#.XBpfbZ_IWHl.facebook
  15. A correction set would just be a new kit! This kit simply falls into the "it looks the part and is cool to have" category.
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