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Troy Molitor last won the day on October 16 2018

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  1. Troy Molitor

    Fokker pair

    Wow. Nicely done Mike. Looks fantastic so far. Troy
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    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    Marvelous. Exactly what DonH has already mentioned. Im still thinking back on that Firefly a while back. It was so cool too. I can only imagine what might come next down the road. Cockpit, tail wheel, main wheel well, dog house. It’s endless good modeling at its finest. So enjoyable to see these sub assemblies come together. Thanks for sharing Peter. Troy
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    TH-55 Osage Inbound

    How cool is that! In 1:32 scale! So bold and refreshing to see a new Helo in our scale. I just missed out flying the Osage in flight school in the late 80’s. They went straight to the UH-1H as trainers when they phased out the TH- 55. I loved pulling pitch in the iconic Huey from day 1 on the flight line in Ft. Rucker, AL. Bring it on. Troy
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    Short Sunderland MkII

    I certainly agree. What a monster and I’m really liking this build. Troy
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    By to the A380

    I’ve been in commercial aircraft leasing for over twenty plus years and been with three of the top five lessors in the world. None of them ever purchased this aircraft. Production will stop in 2021. When a ten year old wide body coming off lease ends up being a converted Hajj aircraft, its usually isnt a good sign for the production line...The cost involved to convert them from passenger to passenger is extremely expensive. A passenger aircraft can’t be converted into a freighter because of the floor structure. Another extremely expensive undertaking to modify. I just flew on an A380 last week from Singapore to Mumbai. Return trip was on an A350. Rest assured however, the A350 will be in production a long, long time. Just did my first deal for two of these last year. Emirates canceled their last 39 A380’s on order and converted them into A330-900’s and A350-900’s. AMEDEO also canceled their last 20 A380’s on order. I hope the people building the A380 can convert over to other Airbus programs. The A380 will be flying for a long while just not in any great numbers unfortunately.
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    Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D metallic brush texture surface

    Looks fantastic Alex. Troy
  7. Troy Molitor

    Acrylic rod bending

    Ha ha. Well said Don. It’s a perfect place most of the time I must admit.
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    Acrylic rod bending

    Quarter inch rod. The method took half a minute in the pan of boiling water. Gerhard, happy to report the socks are clean. (That was funny) The heat gun is simply not an option. I’m an expat living in Singapore and I’m not trying to add to my personal hobby stash knowing I won’t be in Singapore forever. Thanks again gents!
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    Acrylic rod bending

    Thanks Mike. Boiling pot of water on my expensive electric stove. I put the rod into the boiling pot. Had a nice pair of thick socks to handle the rod. I then wrapped it around a jar once Softened. Worked out brilliantly. Thanks gents. Troy
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    "Willie the Whale", Flying nightmares, Korea 1953

    Already mentioned by Iain and Mozart Just brilliant Karl. Troy
  11. Troy Molitor

    Finished... 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw-190A-9

    Looking great Tolga. Troy
  12. Troy Molitor

    CAC Boomerang A46-217 “Hep Cat”

    Totally Hep Cat cool.
  13. Troy Molitor

    Polikarpov UTI-4

    Well done Alain. I’m looking forward how to produce the forward canopy. Troy
  14. Troy Molitor

    Acrylic rod bending

    Thanks Kev, Gerard and Mike. I have limited tools tools with me here in Singapore and a heat gun is unobtainable for the most part. I will try the boiling water in a shallow pan and see what I come up with. Gloves? Hmmmm. I’m on the Equator (138 Km) off the equator but I have a few pair of thick socks I never wear. Ill I’ll keep you gents posted. Troy
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    You know you have a problem when.....

    I had to walk to my local hobby shop here in Singapore this past w/e.. I don’t have a car nor do I want one while here. A brilliant city to get around in. I’m thinking it was 87f / 35C with some clouds a bit warm and humid as usual but an awesome weekend. All this hiking around for a bottle of Mr. Color leveling thinner to throw in my back pack. Bought some acrylic rod at the awesome art store in the same complex and then hit a local English pub on the way back to the apartment. Snow? I grew up in that stuff and It’s nice to see on the news once in a while. Lol.