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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
The Fieseler Fi 156 (Valiant-Wings 11)
The Fieseler Fi 156 A Detailed To The Luftwaffe’s Versatile Storch (Including Po...
Airframe Album Nr. 11
Richard A. Franks
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 A.B. 204 & 204B (Moose Republic Decals 72022)
 
A.B. 204 & 204B HKp 3A,B & C
Moose Republic Decals 1:72
72022
2017 | New tool
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May 11, 2018

Bill Gilman added the Airfix BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 (Airfix A04051)
 
BAe Sea Harrier FRS1
Airfix 1:72
A04051
2011 | Changed box
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08. June 2013 at 20:30:24 Share
Duncan Cook A nice kit, but the Wing fuselage back needs some putty, because it's to low.
The Wingpart is not high enough.
08. June 2013 at 21:48:39
Bill Gilman Thanks - it needs some help with the canopy, too, and it looks like the forward fuselage is a bit too wide. But I have grinders and sanding paper! I'm going to make several vacuform copies of the Hasegawa Sea Harrier canopy, and see what needs to be done to make it fit. I had to buy the kit, it was only $5.00. The decal sheet is worth that!
08. June 2013 at 22:18:50
Duncan Cook I've heard rumors that the decals are too big.
But you cna't do anything wrong for aprox. 3 Euros.
I've paid 13 for mine.
08. June 2013 at 22:25:25
Peter Popovič I got mine for 10€.
11. May at 21:54:12
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk.I/Mk.If (Xtradecal X72298)
 
RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk.I/Mk.If
Xtradecal 1:72
X72298
2018 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Gee Bee R1 (Dora Wings DW48002)
 
Gee Bee R1
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48002
2018 | Changed parts
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May 10, 2018

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 North American FJ-3M Fury (Sword SW 72109)
 
North American FJ-3M Fury
Sword 1:72
SW 72109
2017 | Changed parts
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May 07, 2018

Bill Gilman added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 07, 2018
Project: Avro Anson Mk.I in scale 1:72
1:72 Avro Anson Mk.I (Special Hobby SH72074)1:72 Commonwealth Trainers (Xtradecal X72143)1:72 Avro Anson Mk.I (Eduard CX189)
20. March at 00:48:09 Share
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Patrick Hagelstein Happy birthday Bill and may your life be long and prosporous!
01. April at 05:39:41
Bart Goesaert Happy belated birthday, and I hope many more to come in good health
01. April at 10:27:35
Guy Rump Superb detailing Bill and I looked in awe at your frame build.
01. April at 11:33:24
Christian Keller very nice. Im watching your progress because i have the same in my stash ;)
01. April at 13:23:10
Bill Gilman Sometimes I do the stupidest things. Like that time I built up an entire model with a dorsal turret, only to suddenly discover the markings I wanted to use were for an aircraft with no turret. No, wait, that was this build! What a dolt! Anyway, some quick work with a razor saw and I think we'll be OK. And all this after I left the model where my 2 year old grandson could have a go at it, seeing if it could fly. I fixed all of that damage only to goof up the turret...remind me again why I like modelling. Oh, right, it helps me relax. :)
07. May at 01:05:15
Alec K Good to know I am not the only one who makes mistakes modeling. In this case, I think I would take the easy way out and switch to a different camo... :D
07. May at 02:32:22
Patrick Hagelstein Dodged that bullit there Bill....
07. May at 06:27:43
Bart Goesaert Nice sheme.. and luckily you've seen this now, and not after painting the stripes... would be a double bummer...
07. May at 12:00:41
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May 05, 2018

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 PZL P.7 (Yahu Models YMA7287)
 
PZL P.7
Yahu Models 1:72
YMA7287
2017 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Bücker Bü-131 (Yahu Models YMA7286)
 
Bücker Bü-131 [RLM66]
Yahu Models 1:72
YMA7286
2017 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 PZL P.11c (Yahu Models YMA7212)
 
PZL P.11c
Yahu Models 1:72
YMA7212
2014 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 PZL 23 / 42 / 43 seatbelts (Yahu Models YMS7218)
 
PZL 23 / 42 / 43 seatbelts
Yahu Models 1:72
YMS7218
2017 | New tool
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05. May at 16:42:16 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 PZL seatbelts (Yahu Models YMS7210)
 
PZL seatbelts
Yahu Models 1:72
YMS7210
2017 | New tool
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05. May at 16:41:38 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 JU 87 B-2/R-2 Stuka "Picchiatello" (Italeri 2769)
 
JU 87 B-2/R-2 Stuka "Picchiatello"
Italeri 1:48
2769
2017 | Changed parts
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05. May at 16:38:12 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Mitsubishi G4M2A Models 24 (Hasegawa 02263)
 
Mitsubishi G4M2A Models 24 'The Air Fight Over Philippines'
Hasegawa 1:72
02263
2018 | Changed decals
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05. May at 16:37:34 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Buzz Bombs! (Pacific Monographs PMAVI-003)
 
Buzz Bombs!
Pacific Monographs 1:48
PMAVI-003
2018 | New tool
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05. May at 16:37:00 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Tornado IDS 311° GV RSV 60th Anniversary (Italeri 1403)
 
Tornado IDS 311° GV RSV 60th Anniversary
Italeri 1:72
1403
2017 | Changed decals
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05. May at 16:32:32 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Su-15 Flagon Landing Gear (Scale Aircraft Conversions 48109)
 
Su-15 Flagon Landing Gear (for Trumpeter)
Scale Aircraft Conversions 1:48
48109
201x | New tool
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05. May at 16:30:19 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
05. May at 16:29:46 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 PBY-5A Catalina (Scale Aircraft Conversions 72037)
 
PBY-5A Catalina Landing Gear for 1/72 Academy
Scale Aircraft Conversions 1:72
72037
200x | New tool
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05. May at 16:29:14 Share

May 02, 2018

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:32 Junkers Ju 88C Conversion set (CMK 5027)
 
Junkers Ju 88C Conversion set Revell
CMK 1:32
5027
2010 | New tool
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April 30, 2018

Bill Gilman added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 25, 2018
Project: Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet in scale 1:72
1:72 XP-56 Black Bullet "Second Prototype" (Special Hobby SH72132)
25. April at 18:10:10 Share
Bill Gilman New project!

The Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet was a radical design in 1939 when it was proposed to the USAAC in response to a request for unconventional aircraft. The Black Bullet was essentially a flying wing with both dorsal and ventral tails, but without any horizontal tails, and contra-pushing propellers. The skin was made from magnesium, due to an expected shortage of aluminum, for which Northrop engineers developed the heliarc welding process. Originally, the aircraft was to have a P&W X-1800 in-line liquid cooled engine, but that contract was cancelled and the P&W R-2800 air-cooled radial was substituted instead. Burying the radial engine in the fuselage (behind the cockpit) created cooling issues, added complexity, enlarged the fuselage cross-section, and created a 2,000 lb weight penalty. In spite of these issues, the little bird flew in September of 1943, but it was plagued with yaw sensitivity issues and an inability to reach projected speeds. The first prototype was destroyed when a tire blew out during a high-speed taxi run at Muroc. The second, and last, prototype made a few more flights, but jet engines were the future, and the project was abandoned. The second aircraft remains in storage at the National Air & Space Museum.

The Special Hobby kit was first issued by MPM, but has been upgraded with nicely done resin cockpit details and a photoetch fret. I'll be building this kit along my Avro Anson project. I haven't done much yet, just getting the cockpit painted and now working on the wings. This shouldn't take too long, as it's a small model with few parts - but I'm sure life will keep interrupting me. I'll be in London on holiday for 10 day towards the end of May, and I'd like to get this done before I leave, but no promises! I've posted a few photos for you to take a look at.

Cheers, Bill
25. April at 19:15:42
Thomas Hopfensperger Thats interesting, Bill! You will make a pretty one! My kit has to wait because of so much other jobs for ModellFan...
When i look at your picture, are you related to Guy de ...le frog? Arthur asked me... :)
25. April at 20:13:14
Alec K Very interesting aircraft! I'll take a seat for this one
25. April at 21:22:44
Maciej Bellos Following!
26. April at 13:56:30
JOHN THOMAS Very cool
26. April at 14:38:30
Bart Goesaert Nice 'n tiny... Beautiful pit so far
27. April at 06:45:52
Ekki Watching.
30. April at 21:10:41
Maciej Bellos I worked a bit on the MPM version and I was a bit frustrated by the total lack of positioning inserts (or what they are called). It took me ages to find the cockpit floor position and I still haven't figured out where the front wheel well will be placed, since the opening is smaller than the well itself. Great work so far on the pit.
30. April at 23:38:32
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Bill Gilman added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 7 images
 
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Ekki Watching.
30. April at 21:06:11
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April 27, 2018

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Spitfire Later Marks Airframe Stencils (Barracuda Studios BC72378)
 
Spitfire Later Marks Airframe Stencils
Barracuda Studios 1:72
BC72378
2018 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:144 B-1B Bones (Caracal Models CD144003)
 
B-1B Bones for Dragon / Panda kits
Caracal Models 1:144
CD144003 (144003)
2018 | New tool
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27. April at 15:37:09 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:43 Alfa Romeo GTA Junior (Provence Moulage K46)
 
Alfa Romeo GTA Junior
Provence Moulage 1:43
K46
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27. April at 15:36:33 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Boeing Vertol 107 part 2 (Print Scale 72-153)
 
Boeing Vertol 107 part 2 US Navy H-46 Sea Knights
Print Scale 1:72
72-153
2015 | New tool
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27. April at 14:44:48 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 A-1H Skyraider w/Rocket Pod (Hasegawa 00073)
 
A-1H Skyraider w/Rocket Pod
Hasegawa 1:72
00073
2000 | Changed decals
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27. April at 14:43:14 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Tupolev SB Bomber Family (Begemot 72-073)
 
Tupolev SB Bomber Family Part 1
Begemot 1:72
72-073
2017 | New tool
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27. April at 14:41:41 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:25 '66 Chevy Suburban (Revell 85-4409)
 
'66 Chevy Suburban Trucks
Revell 1:25
85-4409
2017 | New tool
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27. April at 14:39:42 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Sukhoi Su-33 (Begemot 72-076)
 
Sukhoi Su-33 from the Russian Naval Aviation in Syria
Begemot 1:72
72-076
2017 | New tool
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