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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. The first six sets are now listed on Ebay. Thank you for looking!
  2. Jerry, I doubt anyone will have them available at the Nats. I won't be going, and none of my retailers will have them there. The F-8 data sheet and ordnance sheets are drawn, but not sent to print yet. Too many other things need to be done first, and not all are hobby related. I'll have the masks listed on Ebay later today and they'll all be available from Spruebrothers, Hannants, Rebelalpha on Ebay, Platz in Japan and Luckymodel within the coming weeks.
  3. Gentlemen, I have released a new line of vinyl canopy/wheel masks and the first six 1/32 sets are completed. They will be shipped to Spruebrothers, Hannants, Luckymodel and Rebelalpha (Ebay) on Saturday. All of my sets will retail for $5.00 and include outside masks for the clear parts, as well as masks for the wheels/tires. In some cases, masks to fit aftermarket wheels for the selected subject will be included, as well as holographic vinyl pieces for the windows of pods such as LITENING, LANTIRN, NITEHAWK, etc. The first 12 sets in 1/48 scale are currently available from the above sources. In 1/32, sixty (60) sets have already been given product numbers and the first six available are as follows : FLM32-1 A-4E for Hasegawa https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084009855?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FLM32-2 TA-4J for Hasegawa https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084010588?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FLM32-3 OA-4M for Hasegawa https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084011308?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FLM32-4 A-4E/F for Trumpeter https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084012071?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FLM32-5 A-4M for Trumpeter https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084012551?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 FLM32-6 F-8E/J for Trumpeter https://www.ebay.com/itm/223084013041?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 In the next three weeks, the following will be the available: FLM32-7 F-8C for the Fisher conversion FLM32-8 RF-8A/G for the Fisher conversions FLM32-9 A-1H/J for ZM FLM32-10 A-1H/J for Trumpeter FLM32-11 A-1E/AD-5 for the Fisher conversion FLM32-12 AV-8B for Trumpeter I'll announce the next 12 sets after 7 thru 12 are released. Also being tested are 1/18 paint scheme masks for the new Hobbyboss AV-8B II Plus. However, nothing solid is planned yet. Thank you, Dave
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    How do *you* get your mojo back?

    What I did recently was sell down a lot of the stash, got rid of almost all of my aftermarket stuff and put away a good portion of my reference material. In the past month, I've been able to get three kits (although they're 1/48) just about ready for paint. At my current rate, they'll all be finished before the end of this month. Fewer kits to choose from, no aftermarket to deal with and not looking at photos for every detail actually put the fun back into building!
  5. A hell of a lot better quality than another set that was put out! The parts in my kit are actually pretty good, but I may grab a set of these simply because of how nice they look.
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    Revell P-51D in at Sprue Brothers

    The Hobbytown in Kennesaw has 4 in stock as of 1400 this afternoon. They're marked at $26.99 (down from $29.99). This past Thursday they got six of them and one of them is in my stash.
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    This is purely a guess based on their P-61 and the HKM B-25's, but the $175 to $225 retail price range seems likely.
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    The B-24 is a subject I will only build one of and I ditched my Monogram kit as soon as HB announced this. Yes, a new tooled kit in 48th would be awesome, but for those few of us that will only build one, this kit is a God send! Now if I could just find an HK B-17G at a reasonable price!
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    Ummmm, this very forum is social media.......just sayin' Regarding the B-24's......it was several weeks from the announcement of the 1/18th Harrier to its release. I believe these will be out within the next few months. Trumpeter may still "owe" a couple of kits, but this isn't Trumpeter.
  10. Gentlemen, As my 72nd and 48th scale collection dwindles into the low double digits, my 32nd scale collection and "future project" list continues to grow. One potential aircraft on the list is an AH-64A from Desert Storm. Does anyone have a good run down on what needs to be done to the Revell kit to bring it up to date for the ODS time frame? Any and all input is greatly appreciated. Dave
  11. Armed with the kit and a full complement of aftermarket, as well as a crap load of reference material, it's time to get to work. Academy's F/A-18D with decals from my Flying Leathernecks Line. Rhino Modelworks intakes, wheels and exhaust, Eduard PE sets, Legend SJU-17 ejection seats, Zacto Models AIM-9L/M, G-Factor landing gear, F4dable Models dual chaff/flare buckets and various odds and ends to round it out. Aircraft will be BuNo 165413 VK01 from VMFA(AW)-121 as it appeared during the squadrons tour to Al Asad AB, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. Progress with the cockpit will begin tomorrow afternoon.
  12. Actually, my intention is to get hung up on the details. This is going to be a long term project and something I've wanted to do for a long time. I have nine 32nd Academy Hornets and the other eight will just be built without worrying about the details! The only items I'm still debating is the ordnance load and whether or not to include aircrew.
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    Revell P-51D - Great, or merely Good, or ??

    No, rivet counting takes the fun out of it for you. Regarding the P-51 (or any other non USMC aircraft), if it looks like a P-51, then I will be happy and content building it out of the box. However, I thoroughly enjoy being a rivet counter when it comes to aircraft like the AV-8B, F/A-18, AH-1W, etc., etc. Some modelers get their enjoyment from just building kits as they come. Some modelers get their enjoyment from 'rivet counting' and correcting any real or perceived imperfections (regardless of how insignificant they may appear to others). Enjoy the hobby the way you want to enjoy it and let others enjoy it the way they want to.
  14. Well, I didn't quite get the type of responses I was hoping for, but thanks to those that did reply. After looking over a few photos of build ups of the above mentioned kits, I am going with the F/A-18D.
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    F-14 experts out here?

    I have several personal photos that also show both configurations. You'd be correct regardless of the position you put them in.