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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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B-25 Mitchell Hells Fire

This is a B-25D Mitchell from the USAAF, 500thBS, 345th BG, New Guinea, May 1944. This is a really nice kit to start with so I'll build her completely out of the box with only some minor scratchbuilding.

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Project: B-25 Mitchell Hells Fire in scale 1:48
1:48 B-25 Mitchell (Italeri 2650)
 
12. September at 08:02:07
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Michael Hickey I never have nor will I ever waste my money on hobby thinners. I've always used G.P thinners works just fine.
19. September at 07:44:54
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M.Julian Marles ^ yah, been tempted! The overall hobby paint/glue/thinner is criminally overpriced...
19. September at 08:15:06
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Michael Hickey Hobby stuff is way to expensive.
19. September at 09:33:02
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Phil Marchese I was looking at ARC GALLERIES last night and one noteworthy build was your 48th 2x4 privateer. I noted the name because I liked the style. didn t make the connection till just
Now . so now I m even more eager to follow this one!
19. September at 13:52:31
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Michael Hickey sorry Phil I think you've mistaken me for someone else.
19. September at 14:35:05
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Bill Gilman Hi Michael, great work so far, and I'm happy to see you building something with propellers! :)

I've posted this link before, but in light of some of the comments about paint types, thinners, etc. I thought it might be good to post it again. Cheers!

craigcentral.com/models/paint.asp
19. September at 14:44:57
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Choppa Nutta very handy, cheers Bill :)
and cheers Michael for clarifying what you're using with what as I was having a minor brain melt for a moment :D :)
19. September at 15:02:40
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Michael Hickey Thanks Guys, and interesting read Bill.
20. September at 00:40:54
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September 18, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Red Roo Models RAAF Kingfishers in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 RAAF Kingfishers (Red Roo Models RRD4846)
RAAF Kingfishers Part 2
Red Roo Models 1:48
RRD4846
18. September at 02:33:24

September 16, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the GSI Creos Mr. Surfacer 500 to his stash.
No Mr. Surfacer 500 (GSI Creos SF285)
Mr. Hobby
Mr. Surfacer 500
GSI Creos
SF285
16. September at 23:29:04
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Michael Hickey added the GSI Creos Mr. Surfacer 500 to his stash.
No Mr. Surfacer 500 (GSI Creos SF285)
Mr. Hobby
Mr. Surfacer 500
GSI Creos
SF285
16. September at 23:29:00
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Michael Hickey added the GSI Creos Mr. Surfacer 500 to his stash.
No Mr. Surfacer 500 (GSI Creos SF285)
Mr. Hobby
Mr. Surfacer 500
GSI Creos
SF285
16. September at 23:28:56

September 14, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Testors Ryan PT-20 Trainer (1:48) to his stash.
14. September at 00:46:02

September 11, 2014

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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Israeli Phantoms ( Phantom 001)
Israeli Phantoms The Kurnass in IDF/AF Service 1969 – 1988
the ultimate F-4 Phantom II collection Nr. Phantom 001
Andreas Klein – Shlomo Aloni
11. September at 03:39:56

September 09, 2014

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nath@Michael Hickey
Hi Mike. What can you say about the AMT ERTL 1/48 scale F-4G kit? I can't find a review online.
04. September at 08:52:11
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Michael Hickey Hi Nath, of memory it's not that bad. It has engraved panel lines (I'm sure), the cockpit is lacking in detail with decals for side detail and cockpit panels. Over all it's not that bad if you can find one cheap enough, I've got one in the stash if I ever run out of Hasegawa G's I might even built one day.
04. September at 11:44:30
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nath Thanks Mike. I saw one post that says its the same Italeri/ESCI kit of the F-4J with the G parts. I happen to have the J kit which fits your description of the cockpit.
09. September at 11:47:25
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September 07, 2014

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Michael Hickey added this book to his library.
Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933-1945 ( 1)
Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933-1945
Photo Archive Nr. 1
K. A. Merrick, Eddie J. Creek
07. September at 01:17:53
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Michael Hickey added the Airwaves Circular Scribing Template to his stash.
07. September at 01:16:23
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Michael Hickey added the Airwaves Square, Hinge and Scribing Template to his stash.
07. September at 01:16:13

September 06, 2014

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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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RF-4C Phantom II Gulf War Warrior

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Project: RF-4C Phantom II Gulf War Warrior in scale 1:48
1:48 RF-4E Phantom II (Hasegawa 09590)1:48 F-4 E Flap Down Set (Wolfpack WP48068)1:48 F-4 Phantom Canopy Details (Hypersonic Models HMR 48016-1)1:48 F-4 Phantom II Intakes Set (Seamless suckers SS-4)1:48 F-4A, B, C, D, N exhaust nozzles (Aires 4128)1:48 F-4C Phantom II cokpit set (Aires 4240)1:48 RF-4B/C Phantom II photo bay (with clear parts) (Aires 4231)1:48 Gulf War Warriors (AirDOC 48006)
 
26. August 2013 at 06:18:00
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Michael Hickey Thanks Klaus.
05. September at 02:16:59
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Bill Spargo Apprentice Mikey, you need to book in for some lessons on how to build models form the master... Tammy the Great. Great model mate.
05. September at 05:17:07
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Michael Hickey Thank you Sir Bill, just working on my B-25D at the moment.
05. September at 05:55:12
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Bill Spargo Its time for me to go home, awesome. Its HORNET time again finally.
05. September at 09:03:01
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Soeren It looks awesome! Great job!
05. September at 09:08:58
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Michael Hickey Thank You.
05. September at 09:58:23
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Holger Kranich Damn, what a great work, Mikey! :)
The paintjob is awesome!!!
05. September at 23:19:35
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Michael Hickey Thanks Holly.
06. September at 02:55:54
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September 05, 2014

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Michael Hickey added a new project.
B-25 Mitchell Hells Fire
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:48 | Photoalbums: 1 with 13 images

This is a B-25D Mitchell from the USAAF, 500thBS, 345th BG, New Guinea, May 1944. This is a really nice kit to start with so I'll build her completely out of the box with only some minor scratchbuilding.

1:48 B-25 Mitchell (Italeri 2650)
 
05. September at 02:35:10
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Michael Hickey Something different other than a jet for a change, by the way what are those spinning things out from the wings leading edge? :S
05. September at 02:59:09
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Dirk Heyer HaHa, I can´t believe that you are asking about those..
It is so easy to explain. Those two rotating things are ventilators/fans. Air contitioning is very important on long range flights.
05. September at 11:35:15
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Cristian L Thanks Dirk! I was almost sure they are ventilators as I noticed most pilots start sweating hard when those stop to spin...
05. September at 12:10:40
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Michael Hickey HaHaHaHa, Dirk you cracked me up, thanks for filling me in. ;)
05. September at 12:57:30
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September 04, 2014

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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Modern Fighter Aircraft Groupbuild.

Tomcat in the markings of VF-2 Bounty Hunters, Bullet 100 CAG, BuNo163894, 16 April - 2 June '03, O.I.F.

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1:48 Grumman F-14B Tomcat (Hasegawa 09502)1:48 Cockpit - F-14D Tomcat (Avionix AV48010)1:48 F-14 A/D wheel bay (Aires 4132)1:48 F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves (A.M.U.R. Reaver PE4804)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles (Aires 4450)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Weighted Wheels (Aires 148005)1:48 F-14D Tomcat (Fightertown Decals 48060)
 
04. September at 08:18:02
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Harry Eder WOW ! Very cool 8) I love the weathering on this turkey!! (y)
04. September at 09:02:10
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Jens your work always make me speechless (y) (y) (y)
04. September at 09:06:45
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Sebastijan Videc Great job! Lovely Bullet 100!
04. September at 09:25:49
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Choppa Nutta Sexy Beast !! :D
04. September at 10:30:24
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Michael Hickey Thanks Guys your just to kind.
04. September at 11:47:32
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Ulf Petersen Simply a great job! (y)
04. September at 11:51:19
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Choppa Nutta Michael you deserve all the accolades you get :)
04. September at 11:56:10
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04. September at 12:50:13
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JOHN THOMAS Very nice
04. September at 14:11:04
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Michael Hickey Thanks John.
04. September at 14:58:33
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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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Modern Fighter Aircraft Groupbuild.

I'll be building this Tomcat in the markings of VF-2 Bounty Hunters, Bullet 100 CAG, BuNo163894, 16 April - 2 June '03, O.I.F.

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1:48 Grumman F-14B Tomcat (Hasegawa 09502)1:48 Cockpit - F-14D Tomcat (Avionix AV48010)1:48 F-14 A/D wheel bay (Aires 4132)1:48 F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves (A.M.U.R. Reaver PE4804)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles (Aires 4450)1:48 F-14B/D Tomcat Weighted Wheels (Aires 148005)1:48 F-14D Tomcat (Fightertown Decals 48060)
 
03. April at 11:10:11
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Michael Hickey Hi Brandon, yes I'm here. I've been doing a little bit of modeling, I'm finding it hard to get my mojo back. This big window in front of my work bench is very distracting, like the other day I thought I was seeing things when there was a pink Huey flying around the airport.
22. August at 03:13:22
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22. August at 04:02:32
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ahmad hekmati Very nice jobs....... .
22. August at 13:31:25
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Michael Hickey Thank you Ahmad.
22. August at 13:58:57
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Brandon Rosum A pink Huey? That must of been interesting.
24. August at 02:33:12
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Michael Hickey BUGGER... Hasegawa don't give you the frame for the HUD so I have had to go and buy one and it won't be here till Thursday. I guess then that will be the finish date for this kit. :(
25. August at 04:28:19
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Christian Keller Hi Michael, definitly one of the best F-14 i ever saw. :-D
25. August at 06:21:39
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Michael Hickey Thanks Christian, that means a lot to me.
25. August at 06:42:32
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Michael Hickey added the A.M.U.R. Reaver F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves (A.M.U.R. Reaver PE4804)
F-14 Tomcat Wing Gloves
A.M.U.R. Reaver 1:48
PE4804
04. September at 08:15:24
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Michael Hickey added the Fightertown Decals F-14D Tomcat (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 F-14D Tomcat (Fightertown Decals 48060)
F-14D Tomcat VF-2 Bounty Hunters
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48060
04. September at 08:15:09
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Michael Hickey added the Academy M1A1 Abrams (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M1A1 Abrams (Academy 13202)
M1A1 Abrams Iraq 2003
Academy 1:35
13202
04. September at 01:10:20
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Michael Hickey added the Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1:48) to his stash.
04. September at 01:03:30

September 03, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the PanzerShop Tatra AV-15 Heavy Cross-country Recovery in 1:35 to his wishlist
03. September at 01:15:45
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Michael Hickey added the PanzerShop Tatra AV-15 Heavy Cross-country Recovery in 1:35 to his wishlist
03. September at 01:15:45
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Michael Hickey added the PanzerShop Tatra AV-15 Heavy Cross-country Recovery in 1:35 to his wishlist
03. September at 01:15:45

September 02, 2014

Mates
02. September at 01:20:53

August 31, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Zotz Decals Venomous Widows (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Venomous Widows (Zotz Decals ZTZ48/035)
P-61s At War Part I
Venomous Widows
Zotz Decals 1:48
ZTZ48/035
31. August at 06:08:53
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Michael Hickey added the Zotz Decals Venomous Widows (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Venomous Widows (Zotz Decals ZTZ48/035)
P-61s At War Part I
Venomous Widows
Zotz Decals 1:48
ZTZ48/035
31. August at 06:08:53

August 29, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the Revell Contacta Professional to his stash.
29. August at 04:12:49

August 28, 2014

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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
21 images
F-100C Super Sabre

This is my F-100C Super Sabre, it was flown by Lt. Col. Frederich Fink, CO of the 188th TFS, New Mexico ANG, TUY HOA Air Base, Sth Vietnam, 1969.

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Project: N.A. F-100C Super Sabre in scale 1:48
1:48 N.A. F-100C Super Sabre (Trumpeter 02838)1:48 F-100C Super Sabre cockpit set (Aires 4456)
 
24. November 2013 at 09:12:21
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Guido Haesevoets @ Holger, you can take a look here for some more info on the "Hun":

https://facebook.com/groups/supersabre/
26. November 2013 at 11:57:43
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Jens a dream of a model
I would also like my ;)
26. November 2013 at 12:23:19
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Michael Hickey Thanks Guys, @Brandon, it was all airbrushed using different shades of Alclad II paint.
26. November 2013 at 13:17:02
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Holger Kranich Guido, thanks for the interesting link!
26. November 2013 at 13:20:13
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Christian Ristits Oh yes Michael, thats really an awesome F-100! The paintjob is spectacular, and its motivating me for mine! Cheers!
28. August at 08:58:34
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Calvin Gifford Great work!
28. August at 09:02:28
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Lionel Marco
Beautiful Hun...
28. August at 09:04:58
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Michael Hickey Thanks for the kind words Fellas.
28. August at 10:08:07
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Michael Hickey added the Tamiya AVRO LANCASTER B Mk.I/III in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AVRO LANCASTER B Mk.I/III (Tamiya 61112)
AVRO LANCASTER B Mk.I/III
Tamiya 1:48
61112
2012 | New parts
28. August at 02:26:45

August 26, 2014

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Michael Hickey added the AFV Club M88A1G in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 M88A1G (AFV Club AF35S33)
Recovery Tank
M88A1G Bergepanzer
AFV Club 1:35
AF35S33
26. August at 01:41:48
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Michael Hickey added a new photoalbum.
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The Neglected Kit Resurrection Groupbuild

I'll do this bird in the markings of VAW-123"Screwtops", BuNo163693, CAG Bird Number 600, Atlantic Ocean, October, 2005, while flying off the USS Enterprise.

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1:48 E-2C Hawkeye 2000 (Kinetic K48016)1:48 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 2000 (Authentic Decals 48-24)
 
04. October 2013 at 14:47:43
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Choppa Nutta haha, it will be there somewhere though :)
25. August at 11:56:54
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Michael Hickey @Choppa, oh yes it will be there somewhere. In the next couple of weeks I plan to re-organize my stash and have it all typed up and numbered. Maybe I can print it off here and write down the box number that each kit is in.
25. August at 12:35:03
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Choppa Nutta good idea, or get some shelves for the stash, if you have room of course :)
Make sure you mark one box as the "to do" :D
Anyone, we look forward to seeing neglect uplifted to completion :D
25. August at 12:42:06
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Michael Hickey Went down stairs into the storage room with Tammy and she said what's in this box and low and behold there she was, a Kinetic E-2 Hawkeye. So when I finish the F-4 and F-14 later in the week this will be resurrected.
25. August at 13:15:52
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Choppa Nutta awesomoo !! :D
TNKR could do with a few more completions, but then it is the groupbuild of maximum Faff Factor :D
25. August at 13:20:06
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Michael Hickey I was going to build an EE Lightning, but now that I've found the rest of the kit I can't wait to get back into this baby. ;)
25. August at 14:04:46
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Choppa Nutta Yeah man, don't get DISTRACTED by another kit, or aircraft floating by your window :D
25. August at 18:32:59
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Michael Hickey No Choppa, I'll stay focused on this one. :)
26. August at 01:31:01
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