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Dukie99 last won the day on September 2 2017

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About Dukie99

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 06/22/1974

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    Switzerland
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    Anything WWII and after.

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  1. Dukie99

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I have one more to donate: Cheers, David
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Great paint job, she will be a stunner
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    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I would like to participate in the raffle. I will also donate this : Cheers, David
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    Rules of the Road

    Lots of cool projects already. Since we will have a full year, I am actually thinking of tackling this project: Cheers, David
  5. Thank you John, you are very kind. Thankfully I have a large enough cabinet although I would love to give her to the Regiment, but living in Switzerland, they are not exactly next door. Now if somebody had the great idea to come up with a conversion to build the stealth Blackhawk used on the bin laden raid, i would be a happy man. Cheers, David
  6. As promised, I took some pictures under natural light today but no sunshine, still better than under electric light. Enjoy! Cheers, David
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    F-15I Ra’am

    Ok, let's resume this build. I found it really difficult to do anything on this build while the MH-47G was on the bench, but now that it is done, it's Ra'am time. At this time, I have cut, prepped and glued most of the resin bits in the Isracast conversion. Not a ton of pieces but the quality of the resin is top notch, the instructions are clear enough and with the Isradecal publication on the Ra'am I have enough reference to guide me. This is where I stand today: cockpit pieces are only dry fitted but the resin is glued. Sat-Com antenna tail antenna airscoops on the CFTs flare dispensers on the tailboom. I have also made a start on the ordnance but no pics yet. Next step is to put some color (i.e. Nato black) in the cockpit and detail painting. So far the kit fits really well and I enjoy the change of pace from the MH-47. Cheers, David
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    Trumpeter Mig-29C

    I don’t know if someone mentioned it already, but the Trumpeter Mig-29C is about to be released. On pre-order at Hobbyeasy with a release date at the end of this month. https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/h7opbrubalp9gufgdttn.html Cheers, David
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    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    This it is looking great, the weathering is top notch, in particular the ammo box. It’s a joy to follow your progress. Cheers, David
  10. Thank you Blackbetty. It is a great conversion, but it is OOP, I was lucky enough to find a package on eBay about a year ago with the conversion, the Trumpeter kit, live resin goodies and the Cobra interior detail. I hate to admit it but I paid just below 500 dollars for the whole thing but it was worth it. Before the ebay purchase, I exchanged email with Werner wings about another production run, but it never materialized. Thank you John. I am lucky enough to have a custom display cabinet which is deep enough to accommodate all my helos. It is actually the Mi-8 which has the largest rotor. It fits but barely, on the other hand the MH-47G fits just fine rotor wise, but it takes a lot of space with the refueling boom. Cheers, David
  11. Thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot. I love the GB format because it usually gives me the push to tackle projects that would otherwise not start or postpone "until my skills improve enough" (i.e. sometimes in the very distant future once I am retired) and it is super motivating to see the other builds in the GB going on and the feedback of the members is always helpful. On this build, I was not aware of the vacform cockpit windows until one member (Norbert, who also makes the wonderful Reedoak figures I used for the pilots and ramp crew chief) mentioned its existence and that feedback definitely improved my build. For the wipers, the kit's ones did not fit and did not look good, I would need to scratch build some. For the Desert GB, I will continue my F-15I Raam. I restarted the project last night and will post progress pictures soon. My goal is to have it finished by the time the multi-engine GB starts, as I find it difficult to tackle two complex project at the same time (plus I will need space on the bench:)). Cheers, David
  12. Thank you Shawn and Gazzas for the kind words. I am eagerly waiting for the KH Blackhawk to complete my Nightstalkers stable. Not sure I will put a crew in it though, it is a lot of effort for a result which I find a bit underwhelming. On to the Desert GB. cheers, David
  13. And it is done! This thing is absolutely huge. Luckily it fits in my display cabinet and looks great among my other 1/35 helicopter (Mi-24P, Mi-8, Israeli Frelon and MH-6. I am really happy to be done, there were many times where I thought I would not pull it out but the kind words and encouragement from all of you guys kept me on track. The main problem of this bird is that it's very difficult to photograph because it's so huge. I will try to post pictures under natural light over the week-end but for now I will have to do with these: and together with its little brother MH-6 Cheers, David
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    Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!

    This is a very cool choice! I will certainly get one. After Airfix came with their 1/24 Mosquito, Tamiya came with their 1/32 Mosquito, I hope they get the same idea with the Hellcat...
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