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  1. Hey John Thanks for the tip. I was thinking the same exact thing about the seat for sure. Way too far forward and I wish I would have caught it earlier. I glued it in pretty good and already closed up the fuse but I think I can get it leaned back as suggested. Your Mustang looks fantastic. Great inspiration to get mine done. Thanks again John. Randy
  2. Unbelievable! By far one of the most realistic dioramas Iv'e ever seen. Great work! Randy
  3. A good day at the bench. Got a few things accomplished. Not super detailed by any means but progressing nicely. Fuselage went together well. The wings were pretty warped but came out OK in the end but wing to fuselage fit is going to be a definite challenge. Also tried PE seat belts for the first time ever. Used the ones that came with the kit. Kinda cheesy looking but good practice.
  4. Sweet! Iv'e been wanting to see a build of this kit. Looking forward to it... Randy
  5. Thanks jrh... Guess I'll pull the trigger on the JU-88 then. Especially if it's anywhere as good as the HE-111 Also, kids are long gone and furniture is overrated anyway!!
  6. Think I may have found the answer. This is from military modeler website: "Revell USA is releasing the Revell Of Germany ( RoG ) 1/32 Ju-88 and 1/32 He111 in their own boxing. By the looks of it there is one extra decal set but no other word on any other changes if any. So if you see the Ju-88 with the product code 85-5986 or the He111 with 85-5628 then that’s why." Kinda apprehensive about Revell USA. I remember the crap I used to build as a kid...
  7. Got a question about these Revell kits. I understand Revell Germany came out with a 1/32 JU-88 "Battle of Britain" version that was supposed to be awesome. Now there is a 1/32 JU-88 kit that was released in Jan 2012 but I think it's from Revell USA. Is there a difference between these kits?? Is this kit anywhere near as good as the new HE-111? Thanks. Randy
  8. Hey Mark Did you shave the nuts/bolts from the tank roadwheels and transfer them to the engine or did you take a mold of a roadwheel and cast them in resin?? They look fantastic!! Thanks. Randy
  9. Sounds good Mark. Unbelievable good work and an inspiration. Looking forward to more progress for sure.
  10. Thanks for the reply Cpig I believe your right about the numerous different greens and it seems as if any combination will be correct. I have noticed a few models using the yellow chromate in the engine bay and wheel wells with a darker green chromate in the cockpit. I kinda like that look and may do that with my Tamiya. Going to hit it again in the a.m. More pics to come. Randy
  11. Not really into space stuff but would definitely buy this. Was a kiddo when all the moon stuff was going on and I remember the LEM big time. Yes here for sure...
  12. Thanks Kevin Just seems brighter than most of the builds Iv'e been watching. No problem as it's there to stay!!
  13. Well... Mixed up the green as per Tamiya and it looks like chromate for sure. Very bright but I used it anyway. Got a few things done on day 1. Started like this at 9:00 a.m. Ended the day with engine done, some painting and started cockpit. Really not sure about the green but it's there to stay...
  14. Hey all. Started my 1/32 Dragon Blue Nose today and am following the color callouts in the Tamiya directions since I pretty much use Tamiya for averything anyway. Is the Yellow/Green mix at 2:1 working OK? (2 parts F3 flat yellow to 1 part F5 flat green) Concerning the tank behind the engine mounted on firewall: Tamiya calls for the yellow/green mix mentioned above but I have seen zinc chromate and a bright gloss yellow. Any thoughts? Not too concerned with historical accuracy but would like to be close. Building Pettie 2nd blue nose. Thanks Randy P.S. Dragon color callouts in this kit almost non-existent... They make a much better armor kit!!
  15. Got some coffee down... Time to hit the bench!! Pics later
  16. Thanks again. Going to put this one on hold for a little while as I'm going to try and participate in the Mustang GB. A little late I know but should be able to pull it off by June 1st... I hope... Be back soon!! Randy
  17. Welcome Josh. Looking forward to this build as I also just purchased the same kit. Going to be one heck of a project with the Eduard PE thrown in.
  18. Cool. Never saw this kit before. Looks like box shows it to be a 50 year commerative model made in 1995? Anyway, different for sure and looking forward to seeing it go together.
  19. OK... You guys got me all fired up so I guess I'll jump in even though it's getting pretty dang late. This is going to be my prep kit for the Tamiya Mustang. Kinda hoping to get warmed up I guess. Got a few days off so I should be able to get something done... I hope! Nothing fancy. Straight OOB with kit decals. Petie 2nd just like the box art. Here we go!
  20. Thanks Brian... Definitely going to build the Dragon first. Strictly OOB. Probably use the kit decals too. Petie 2nd. Just love them Blue Noses!!
  21. I sure love the racer Mustangs. Got a 1/24 Trumpeter that I would like to make into a "Miss America". I built one when I was I kiddo and still think about that model at almost 50 years old. Great build and looking forward to more! Keep up the good work.
  22. Hey dodgem37... Did you give up?? Any progress?? I also have this same Dragon kit. Thinking about building this one to get my feet wet in preperation for the Tamiya Mustang. Also, I'm afraid if I buid the Tamiya kit first this Dragon kit will seem like a turd. Think I'll build the turd first...
  23. I love the Blue Nose Mustangs. Just ordered "Crips A Mighty" decals for my Tamiya. Can't wait to get started!!
  24. flyboy9994

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    Welcome Dekenba I find myself in the exact same place as yourself. I have been out of the hobby for about 30 years and have recently jumped back in full force. I absolutely went crazy as I never even heard of photo-etch and resin aftermarket parts as they simply did not exsist 30 years ago. Now I have a whole room dedicated to the hobby with all the latest tools and supplies, airbrushes, spray booth etc. I also developed a rather large stash much like yours but with the addition of about 100 armor kits... I have built a few of the armor kits but my heart is in the large scale airplane kits so here I am. By far the best advice is to start simple and slow as mentioned in the posts above. I made the mistake of jumping into the higher end kits too soon and quickly realized I needed to get my skills up to justify the marvelous engineering of these new "super" kits. My first experience with photo-etch was not very pleasant as it was nerve wracking at best. I swore I would never buy the stuff again!! Of course that didn't last long and I forced myself to refine my techniques to the point where I actually enjoy PE now. Now I buy PE for almost every kit I build. I certainly don't use all of it as some of it seems ridiculous to me but I'm not trying to win any contests as of yet. I was also an avid "one kit at a time" person but that didn't last long either. I find it much more satisfying to work on 2 or 3 kits at the same time to facilitate painting vs building etc. That way I can keep a good "flow" going and find it enjoyable to bounce between kits Anyway, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by the size of my stash and keep promising to stop buying kits but that just doesn't seem to be an option (damned Tamiya & Trumpeter!!)... I may never build everything in my stash but that's OK. I guess the moral here is to never stop enjoying yourself and realize it is just a hobby!! Again, welcome to the madness! Randy
  25. Thanks for the welcome Gents. I was a little worried about this kit at first as it's obviously an older molding. Pretty rough looking at first with obvious warpage and lot's of flash etc. Also a LOT of loose parts in the box and parts trees are not numbered in sequence at all. Spending a lot of time hunting for parts either loose or on the trees. I also had a major part totally missing. I sent a part request via e-mail to Airfix and had the part in about 10 days. Not bad as I was expecting a month or more. Overall, my initial fears are mostly unfounded as the kit is actually building fairly well. I'm pretty much using this kit to get warmed up as I have several top tier kits in my stash I'm dying to get to: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires and the new 1/32 Mustang along with several 1/24 Trumpeter kits and 1/32 scale jets so it looks like I'll be here for awhile. Also have completed a few armor kits but my heart is with these larger airplane kits for sure. Anyway, it's a beautiful dreary, rainy day outside and I'm off work for the next 5 days. Going to maximize my bench time for sure before "lawnmower" weather gets here. More pics soon. Randy
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