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Aircraft / Re: OWL's Crazy Hornet | F/A-188 Yellowjacket
« Last post by su27rules on Today at 10:26:09 am »
 :thumbsup: Great idea,good work!!
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Last post by Gondor on Today at 10:24:44 am »
Today at the Scottish Nationals I got

1 x 1/72 Spot on Designs RAE 'Space Fighter' to OR.9001 

Gondor
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No pictures for now but I'm proceeding on ahead and so far so good with the repair work! I did manage to screw up the placement of the tape when I put it down to protect some of the finish when I went nuclear on the fin area with the wire wheel.  The awesome news here is that the finish is coming along and will look good... should be nice and smooth. Not perfect, but certainly not bad.

Now, I need to get in there and clean up where I had the tape..  the paint build up at the edge and there's a raised line of paint there so I'm going to open up and use my sanding sticks that I bought like 4 months ago.  Damn things are expensive.. but I got them at 40% off so weren't bad about about $14.. but anyway..... there are 5 sticks (or 4...) with 10 extra belts for each so it's great having these and I'll need them to sand down these lines without butchering the rest of the finish.

I have to glue on the tail planes again, of course, but I'm thinking that should go much better and more swiftly this time since I'm working with nice clean, smooth surfaces again.

I plan on 2 hours tops fixing this paint up then it's in for a gloss coat. I can let that sit for an hour then start in decaling the plane. Not sure if you're supposed to put them on so soon after but I did it before and it seems to have not hurt anything so....  boy am I glad my gloss coat dries to touch quickly!  After just an hour I can pick it up and handle it with no worries. 

Around 5 or so I'll crack open a beer and start transfers then by 7 I should have started on gluing all the last little widgets and stuff on.

At least, this is the plan!   :thumbsup:
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Glorious!!  That's fantastic, dude!   :o :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 10:01:27 am »
I built 'em then played with 'em.  :lol:

Didn't we all?
Yessir!! Us smart kids anyway!

I couldn't resist the temptation had I even tried. ;D
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: USAF Bomber Escorts
« Last post by KJ_Lesnick on Today at 09:58:02 am »
What did the US know about crescent wings :wub:
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: Lenticular Aircraft
« Last post by KJ_Lesnick on Today at 09:56:44 am »
And just think, some 60 years after these super-advanced aircraft were developed, none of them seem to be in general service, Robyn/Kendra.
There are weapons that are used in small specialist roles, but it would appear they never flew at all, or operation
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Aircraft / Re: Spitfires - the latest batch
« Last post by Snowtrooper on Today at 09:42:12 am »
Actually, I like the first Spit the most. FAA aircraft are not that often seen in Mediterranean schemes, even less in one without a camo pattern.

Though, natural metal with bright markings has a charm of its own.
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by scooter on Today at 09:41:06 am »
I built 'em then played with 'em.  :lol:

Didn't we all?
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Aircraft / Re: OWL's Crazy Hornet | F/A-188 Yellowjacket
« Last post by Snowtrooper on Today at 09:39:35 am »
The camo is nice and even nicer is the contrast with the bright yellow markings.

Also, the delightfully whiffed shape is quite close to some of the Northrop-Dornier TKF-90 studies (which eventually evolved into Northrop's ATF contest entry, which in turn became the YF-23), was this intentional or a lucky coincidence?
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