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cib2265 last won the day on April 18 2016

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  1. I've had no drama with Luckymodel in HK or HLJ in Japan - shipping is comparable - and faster - than locally, so I don't see any reason to buy locally if they don't stock it.
  2. Lovely job Brent, sorry I missed it last night, hope to see it this weekend at QMHE?
  3. Love it! Tight paint and great construction - well done!
  4. Really want to see your build Yancey - that would look fantastic inflight!
  5. I know that feeling...Im trying not to rush things and just enjoy the process, breaking my usual "finish at 2am the night before" thing I've been doing since I started going to QMHE!
  6. I'll be there - Im trying to finish a few more entries, sadly couldn't get around to finishing a LSP this year, just a couple of 1/48's (F-14 and F-111) and a few scifi pieces... I'm putting my hand up to help judge on Saturday night, need to learn the process a bit more. See you all there!
  7. Is it done yet Brent? Hope to see it next week at IPMS maybe? Looks like a real fun kit!
  8. Great start Eric - for a second there I thought you meant you want to finish it for QMHE next month?!
  9. Gives me hope seeing so many stalled projects on so many shelves, particularly by many of you more "mature" modellers than me! (only been doing this four or five years or so). I have six 1/32 LSP's, although 1 is ongoing - my gifted SuperHornet - and a couple 1/48 big jets almost done (F-111, Mig-31). Plus a big helo but that's another story!
  10. Hands down one of the best modelling books I've ever read....would love to have a hard copy one day.
  11. More work on the Rhino. Pictures look rough, but it will clean up once done! First, I closed up the main wheel well doors. These required the usual shimming and adjustment - on almost every surface to get fitting somewhat respectably. The drawback of being an aircraft modeller.... Note the seams that needed addressing nearly all round with some Bondo (red) putty. These weird triangle indents done by Trumpeter were filled with shaped 1mm plasticard: And the ladder door was taken off and refitted as best i could flush, will need some filler, I couldnt find the small tab piece at the end so added with plasticard. Next will be wing and nose reattachment and filling those seams, spot priming to check it all looks good, then I can get on with the cockpit and crew. Ordered some new low viz decals and stencils - very hard to find!
  12. Finally got all the paint stripped off, now it's time to start converting to inflight. First, a "jimhole" - Long story - in the fuselage, I positioned this just behind the centerline fuel tank: Next, a 3.8mm styrene rod. I put a cap on this and shaped each end to sit flush inside the fuselage and match the outside contour: excuse the messy wheel wells, I'll be closing them up remember! Next, a 3mm carbon fibre rod inserted into a nice little base I got off a local supplier: And voila - flying SuperHornet: Thinking a squadron patch on the base perhaps? You might see some black dots here and there on the fuselage - thats my next stage, cleaning up the seams and bad joins from the original build. A fair bit to do actually, the more I took paint off, the more sloppiness I saw. I'll get this done, plus close the wheel wells before reassembling the wings and other bits. And when I run out of patience, I'll start painting the crew and detailing the cockpit. Thanks for watching...
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