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  1. Wow, it looks real! So many things I could comment on. The big thing that sticks out is your weathering. The diorama that you constructed is eye popping. I look forward to more of your builds. Congratulations!! Chris
  2. She’s a stunner Jan. Your painting skills are top notch. Thanks for sharing. Chris
  3. From what you started with, this one turned out amazing. As always, your painting skill have shifted into overdrive. Congratulations Chris. Now, get to work on that Super Hornet. Chris
  4. What a beauty! I must agree with James, comment above. I really like the camouflage scheme on yours. I have this kit in my stash. You have motivated me to start mine. Thanks so much for sharing. Chris
  5. One question John. How were you able to shrink a real plane down to that size? I agree with Mike. It’s definitely museum quality. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Chris
  6. One word…..STUNNING! Top shelf paint work. Congratulations on your master piece. Now, I must go to my build area and work on my skills! Lol. Chris
  7. The build and paint job are truly top notch. Photos are great as well. Chris
  8. Big fan of your work Mike. From the weathering, to your figure painting, I’m truly amazed at your skills. Thanks so much for posting Chris
  9. Thanks a lot Peter. The decals are from Zotz. Very easy to work with. Nice and thin to. After a gloss coat, the decals were applied. I prefer to use Walthers Solvaset as my decal solution. It does a very nice job of melting the decal down into all of the crevices and cracks. Because the decals were so thin, once I applied the decal solution, I did not try and readjust them. Regards Chris
  10. She’s a beauty!! Great job on the paint and weathering. The exhaust nozzle. Chris
  11. https://www.flickr.com/photos/159342774@N07/albums/72177720300583451 I’m working on a better way to post the photos here directly. Click on the above link, and it will take you to flickr.com where the album is. I was able to build this pretty old kit for a good friend of mine. He was in the Navy, and worked in the aviation branch . He picked up this kit for $20. Pretty straight forward build. The only issue with the kit was that the canopy was warped on the rear section. Because of this, I chose to open the canopy partially as they were going down the taxiway. Thanks for taking a look. Any comments or feedback are welcome all the time. Happy modeling! Chris
  12. I’m at a loss for words. This is one amazing model. From the weathering, to all the detail. One of the best Corsairs I’ve seen. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Chris
  13. Great photography. The weathering and wear is just the right amount. Cheers Chris
  14. The paint job really makes this build stand out. Fantastic job. Chris
  15. Absolutely phenomenal job on the photography. I’d be proud to have a model like that in my collection. Chris
  16. “You sir are a steely eyed missile man” Fantastic work. The Lighting is AMaZING!!!. It brings the entire build up to a whole new level. Thanks so much for sharing. Chris
  17. Thanks guys! Any feedback would be much appreciated. Chris
  18. One word, STUNNING!!! You’ve done an amazing job on both the build, and the paint job. (A very difficult one, at that). Chris B
  19. That looks amazing! Great job on the weathering, and especially, your painting skills. Thanks for sharing. Chris
  20. https://flickr.com/photos/159342774@N07/albums/72177720300241842 My good friend, The Mongoose, wanted to go head to head on these builds. The only thing that I added was the Big Ed set for the Revell kit. With some slight modifications, I was able to use all of the photoetch on the Trumpeter Kit. This was a very interesting kit to say the least. I had larger gaps than Chris did. (Even after shaving off alot of plastic). As Chris pointed out, the instructions were at times very confusing. I choose to do the Jolly Rogers VFA-103 scheme. Rather than use the yellow kit decals for the top of the rudders, I chose to airbrush it on instead. The center drop tank did not have the decal stripes to Match the fuselage. I airbrushed a design on the tank as well. Trumpeter gives you a small box of ordinates to choose from. I replaced some of it with leftover ordinance from a 1/32 scale Academy F/A-18D that I had built some months ago. As far as the display base, I wanted to build something new. I chose to pose the F/A-18 taxiing towards the catapult over the arrester cables. I used 100 grit sandpaper for the surface. I used 1/32 scale aircraft tiedowns from Tom’s model works. The cables themselves are thread from my local model store used for ship rigging. The leaf springs that suspend the cable above the deck were made from leftover photoetch. The deck was painted with various shades of Tamiya gray. To simulate skidmarks, I cut slots in plastic sheet, then airbrushed tire black. Chris has some amazing painting skills. The digital camouflage scheme is right up his alley. It will look fantastic. Chris B
  21. Thanks Gentlemen for the warm welcome. Chris, the fit on yours was so much better than mine. And that was after I trimmed a lot of the detail off of the inside of the front fuselage (avionics Bays). My seams were much larger. The one seam in front of the intakes was horrible. I had to go back several times and re-putty the trench. It’s smooth sailing from this point forward. I patiently waiting to see the Jedi master of painting execute such an awesome paint scheme on this bird. Can’t wait to see yours complete. It’s going to be awesome. Chris B.
  22. Absolutely stunning work. Love the wood effect. Chris
  23. Wow! That is some high quality workmanship. Always loved the Huey. Thanks for sharing. Chris
  24. The vents on top of the intakes look so much better thinned out.The ECS vents look a lot better as well opened up. Looking really good. Chris
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