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Sgt Shultz II

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About Sgt Shultz II

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 12/06/1950

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    San Jose, Ca
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    military history, guns, women, models though not always in this order! lol

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  1. Sgt Shultz II

    Interesting take on hobbies

    I agree and disagree with some of his statements. Some of it, to me at least, seems to be the Asian mindset of looking good to others. My wife is Korean and when she's around others the honey just drips off her. When she's home with me she constantly looks for an excuse to rip me a new a hole and when she's on the phone to her sister you can hear her 2 blocks away (they both try to talk at the same time, you see, so they get louder and louder) oh and another thing she never admits when she's wrong. I live in San Jose, Ca. and virtually all the hobby shops are gone. Kids these days play computer games, they don't build models like we did as kids. They don't see it like putting a 3D puzzle together and researching the subject matter because they could care less. They are more interested in what button to push to make a missile fire at a fictitious Mig 34 or something. And then the cell phones, don't get me started on that one! Personally I build models for fun, something to do and research to make them better. My skills are nowhere near what they used to be but I keep trying to improve them. I'm not a rivet counter and an F-4 Phantom is an F-4 Phantom, to me anyway, and not an F-4-32BU something or other. The digital age has killed a lot of hobbies. Instead of taking clay and making a pot for flowers you can just 3D print one.
  2. Sgt Shultz II

    Need help with an F-100 Super Sabre

    Thank you Ivan!! Just what I needed to know! Have another sip of vodka on me!
  3. Sgt Shultz II

    Need help with an F-100 Super Sabre

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/QF-100_Super_Sabres_at_Tyndall_AFB_1990.jpeg This would be an exercise in painting abilities! https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/abandoned-F-100-Super-Sabre.jpg and here's one that would be an exercise in battle damage details
  4. Sgt Shultz II

    Need help with an F-100 Super Sabre

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/F-100F_352TFS_35TFW_PhanRang_1971.jpg This jet has been painted but the paint has been burned off http://www.delbertsscalemodels.com/images/Aircraft/F-100_Super_Sabre/F-100_Super_Sabre_05.JPG This jet has the demarcation line further forward than your photo
  5. I'm building an F-100 (1/48 scale) in SEA Camouflage and from all the research pic's I have found it looks like the paint is burned off the tail section so I have 2 basic questions. 1) what is the demarcation line for the tail section where the paint would get burned off and what would be bare metal? 2) how can you get that "burned paint effect"? Is there an easy way to do it? Ron
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    Castings needed

    "When you are up to your armpits in alligators it hard to remember your main objective was to drain the swamp!" I was a road guard for Moses when he crossed the Red Sea!
  7. Sgt Shultz II

    Odd question re B-17 crew

    The radio man was also a gunner. There is a 50 cal machine gun mounted in the upper window of the radio room. Although the vision from the radio room was limited it did add fire power to the "Flying Fortress". I believe there were two sets of radio gear in there as well so the radio man had to maintain contact with the group and the base command. Also as a "gunner" he could replace any of the other gunners who might be wounded.
  8. Sgt Shultz II

    Question on the RF-4C Phantom

    Thanks for that picture Dave!! Looks like I have more filling to do!!
  9. Sgt Shultz II

    Question on the RF-4C Phantom

    Yes I know but would that section be flat or is there some indentation/curve to it???
  10. Sgt Shultz II

    Question on the RF-4C Phantom

    I spent 10 years working on the RF-4C but on the front end and not the back so here's my question! The aft missile bays, or what would have been on the fighter versions, were they flat or was there some small curvature to them? The Hasegawa 1/48 scale models I'm working on have fillets for them but they do not cover of fill the void very well so I'm wondering if that area should be flat or what?
  11. Sgt Shultz II

    Recommendations on what to build....

    Buy an Egg Plane! Easy to build and fun!!
  12. Sgt Shultz II

    reccommended 1/48 phantom kits and intakes

    SB has them for $75 but is there something that is good but cheaper??
  13. I would like your guys opinions on which kits are better or best as far as 1/48 scale F-4 Phantoms go. Also which seamless intakes and exhausts would you advise and don't just say Hasegawa explain your reasons for the choices you give, please! Ron
  14. I use super glue bought locally and am always having trouble with the glue drying in the tip and causing me several minutes to either pick the clog out with an exacto knife or use a drill bit to hand drill it clear. Is there some kind of way to keep the tips clear and keep the glue from drying in it?? What do you guys do to prevent this from happening??? Ron
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    Does anyone know what vehicle this is?

    I think they were part of a series called "bucket cars" and from the looks of the pictures may have been modified with 4 wheel drive. I do know Mercedes was one of the types converted. They all have one thing in common in that the rear body was simple flat sided as well as the rear section. Several types were used as radio cars. They all have some kind of KFZ number so you might try searching them as well.