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  1. Great build. Now all we need is some new aftermarket decals!!! And maybe a newer in-flight French pilot (think I have an old AJ productions one in the stash). Cheers Collin
  2. Great Job. It's funny...I have a "wife" model waiting in the wings as well. Will be a half OD/NMF 357th/Yoxford tail 1/32 P-51D early. Have masks already created for her initials and her name as well. Cheers Collin
  3. Kit just showed up on my doorstep today. Super excited but taken aback by he decals discussed here, and I was really digging the 103-KV kit markings. Guess an aftermarket company can print money putting out these decals!! Cheers Collin
  4. Excellent job MB13. Interested in your in-flight base. Assuming homemade with acrylic rods and wood base? Cheers Collin
  5. So, is this kit available in the States yet? I haven’t seen it yet. Without a local hobby shop, where is the safest and least expensive place to pick one of these kits up? Cheers Collin
  6. Gear up for sure here, 2000-series looks best in-flight. Cheers Collin
  7. Beautiful Pony, I just picked this kit up. You can’t beat the price. Regarding fit problems, can you share what they are so I don’t step on the same landmines. Cheers Collin
  8. I have one of these on the shelf having already built the PCM Griffin Spit. You did a splendid job on this kit, giving it just the TLC these kits need. Cheers Collin
  9. I have one of these on the shelf having already built the PCM Griffin Spit. You did a splendid job on this kit, giving it just the TLC these kits need. Cheers Collin
  10. Finally finished today. Out of "two" box build. Utilized some Tamiya F-14D parts to make this particular aircraft as she was doing initial GBU-16 testing at Pax River ~Feb 1994. Tamiya kit, not much to say but fantastic kit OOB. Fightertown decals sheet #48012, perfect. In-progress section shows the painting process. Final pic is Salty Dog 202 along with Salty Dog 535 (Kinetic Prowler) I built for my display down in Pax River....their new home. Now on to a 1/32 build!!!! Cheers Collin
  11. I’m in the same camp, low bar I guess. I built their 1/32 109E and very much enjoyed the OOB build https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=1113 The F6F for example: I won’t build the Trump kit because they missed the shape big time that to my eye looks way off (my low bar was met). To my eye, Eduards 1/48 kit looks great (but I’m not that much of an accuracy hound since Hasegawa’s F6F cowling grin is an issue to some and it looks fine to me). Eduards 1/32 -109E; I had no idea there were issues that caused folks send it on a one way trip to the trash bin. Collin
  12. ....then they can make double the money. I truly enjoyed building their 1/48 Hellcat OOB, and would love to do the same in 1/32. Collin
  13. General grime of oils (dark brown and Starship Filth) applied, then a acrylic flat coat (this weathering technique is still new to me). Removed the engine exhaust masking, canopy masking removal will be next. These aircraft didn't get as messy as carrier based aircraft, but there was no way to keep a Grumman product that clean even shore based. Now comes the fun part....all the bits and pieces (gear, pylons, weapons, antennas, detail painting and such). This part always seems to take forever. Cheers Collin
  14. Just take their 1/48 Hellcat and scale it up to 1/32....and start the $$$ making machine. I understand and it’s a little (or a lot) more involved than that, but if they just scaled up those fantastic 48th scale kits already on the shelves...that would change the LSP landscape in their favor (as we have seen in 48th scale). Cheers Collin
  15. AK panel line wash (deep dark grey) over a base of Future, then a shot of MM acrylic semi-gloss to seal that in. Next step will be some oil weathering...then all the small bits that seem to take forever. Cheers and HNY Collin
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