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  1. John, Congratulations on such a terrific build. . On an unrelated note, I tried to email you with a decal order and got an automated response saying that you were recovering from surgery. I hope all is well for you. Jeff
  2. I have personally taken apart a 21st Century pre-finished model. It is the 21st Century Toys mold, but doesn't include the bombs, or pilot figure. Additionally, the decal sheet has werk numbers that are in an.... interesting font selection https://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=64186.0 I agree, though, that the 262's were the creme of the crop when it came to 21st Century 1/18 aircraft.
  3. Iain, That is a terrific idea. I really hope that you still plan on marketing these. I would gladly pay to compensate your efforts and improve the wings on my two kits. Watching eagerly...
  4. I think you got them right. I had to double check walkaround photos when I assembled mine. The rudders appear identical / interchangeable, but they are not symmetrical themselves. The trim tab actuating rods are both on the same side as the left wingtip. I also appreciate your comments on the silhouette portrait 2. I've got one on my wishlist, but they are really expensive!
  5. Paul, I ordered figures from him a few months ago via email. It took about a week for him to respond when I made the initial email. He might be a little slow in responding to emails, but was a pleasure to deal with. The figures are also top quality. Jeff
  6. Great work! I think a wall mount is the only I will be able to display mine as well. That XF-15 looks like a great color. What markings will you use for your build?
  7. Beautiful build! Great choice of paints for the desert tan. I'm working on one right now and I gotta ask... How much nose weight did it actually need?
  8. Just a quick update... I have been holding off on posting to keep from clogging up the forums for everyone else's good work. I intended to not post until I had pictures of progress, but I have run into an issue that I am hoping to get guidance on. I was airbrushing the wheels with AK real color paints and decided to airbrush some of AK's landing gear dust wash, which I later realized was an enamel based product. It began to gum up in my airbrush and the AK high compatibility thinner did not clean it up. I now have some gummed up enamel based paint in my airbrush and some enamel bas
  9. That is an outstanding build! Excellent job.
  10. I actually purchased those for the serial numbers of Incendiary Blonde. That set only leaves a "1" unaccounted for. It seems like a safer bet than masking them myself. That would be very helpful - thank you. I think I will have to mask and paint those myself. The triangle "A" on the Kit's World LMM sheet is too stubby compared to my photo. Like you, I love the big red tail and wingtips. I also wanted to stray slightly from all the LMM builds. I purchased all my alclad and paint for the build before I started, so now I'm committed for better or worse.
  11. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. No progress worth showing as of yet. The magnitude of ejector pin markings on the fuselage, nose, and tail turret halves is staggering. I have slowly been sanding/filling those in. I'm a little worried about my choice of a natural metal plane because the external surface details are a bit faded in areas. Oh well, the paint has been purchased. Iain, watching your projects has been a huge source of inspiration - thank you. D.B. Andrus, thanks for the welcome. That 109 in your profile is beautiful. mozart, you're absolutely
  12. Hello everyone, My name is Jeff and I am returning to the hobby after building kits as a child/teen. As I grew older, I lurked forums and bought kits hopeful of the day that I would make my return. I feel like that day has finally come to roll up my sleeves and get back to work on a project. I will be working on a HK B-17G that I tentatively plan on building as a B-17G-55-DL from the 91st BG prior to nose art application. Here is the obligatory box shot: ...and here is the aftermarket I will be using. I tried to keep it within reason,
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