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  1. Had some spare time this long weekend, still not ready to build anything, but I did manage to hang some weapons on the fish. Used one complete rack of rockets and three bombs. I did install the smoke bomb racks but left them clean. Don
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    Trumpeter F/A-18F Super Hornet

    I have another acronym, though it would earn me a warning.... Don
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    Trumpeter F/A-18F Super Hornet

    My academy Bug is ok as well, been done for longer than my trumpy super Bug. I guess it's builders choice... Don
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    Trumpeter F/A-18F Super Hornet

    Scale Aircraft Conversions. Gear sets are white metal, sometimes they tend to sag with weight. Details can sometimes be soft, seem to be direct copies of kit parts, warts and all. Don
  5. I can't remember ever seeing you do a jet build, lots of great props, but no jets... Don
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    Trumpeter F/A-18F Super Hornet

    The main gear looks ok, tires are aligned, no sag or bending to the legs. Have to say, this is a heavy build, might want to think about metal (Not SAC) gear as a preventative measure. Don
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    Trumpeter F/A-18F Super Hornet

    Did the F a long time ago, there are a lot of parts to the airframe, and they all interact with each other. You have to be mindful of how a step at the beginning of the build can affect the fit of another. I took a lot of time to dryfit and plan assembly, I managed to do the build virtually fill free. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/224276-trumpeter-fa-18f-132-build/ build thread, surprised this survived photobucket Don
  8. I'm thinking markings from different airforces, racing aircraft, "how would you mark your aircraft if it was yours during wartime", what would Capt. America fly during WW2 and how would it be marked?, Scottish airforce with a tartan paint scheme? new aircraft in old schemes ( thinking like a CF-18 in the old Voodoo scheme with the red/white/black cheat line) DO-335 or Horten in the Luftwaffe fighter scheme instead of the bomber scheme... Don
  9. Has a start date been set yet? Just planning things out. Are what ifs allowed? Don
  10. My cockpit work isn't that great, so the stick on details are a welcome option. What I do find is a flat coat really helps to even out the panel finish. After the flat coat goes on, I use Bondic UV glue or Future to add a lens to each gauge face. I'll probably use a few more sets. Don
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    LS-8 sailplane completed

    Nicely done, the gloss white looks good. What did you use for the white? Be safe from Florence
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    do you keep all of your finished models?

    This thread reminds me, it's time to clean out the cabinet. I regularly will AMARC builts, i'll strip off canopies, ordie, wheels then either bin them or they become paint hulks. There are a few builds that i'll try to keep for as long as possible, usually the ones that fought the most but resulted in nice builds. Can't and won't keep everything forever, clutter trends to annoy me. Don
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    Building Japanese

    Yeah, the Two Bobs stencils are poorly done. Compared to newer sheets they are lacking. If they bother you that much, you could try and get a sheet from the Tamiya F-15J, the stencils are better, though some are a little squiggly. They don't have the grey background, so you would have to mask for that. Small improvement, probably not worth the extra work...was the orange an out of bottle color? Don
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    German F-104 Camo Colors

    Yup!! Don
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    Italeri TF-104G

    Yup!! That is a colorful scheme!! I thought the Navy had all the colorful Bicentennial schemes!! Don
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