Thank you gentlemen! I appreciate that you had a look and left your comments. Yes, JW, the tires should've been sanded on the bottom. I have done that on some builds, I guess that's just a weakness of mine that I didn't do all of them that way. You might note that the Spitfire has after-market "flattened" resin wheels/tires. Is it hard to tell? Twenty five years ago, I just didn't understand how important that one step must be. I swear I'll never NOT sand a tire bottom again! Scout's honor?
James, I still like that old P-40 as well. There's just something about the "stance" that makes me grin every time I look at her. The P-40 had a rough an' tumble look about her and that "built-in headwind" of a chin gives it that predatory look. That Zero was taken to school one day for a model demonstration in class. I transported it to and fro in a big VCR box. A dumb ass custodian at school stuck his hand down into the box as I was carrying it back to my car. I was telling him not to do it but couldn't prevent his hand from just flattening that Zero. I was so pissed! The landing gear just never did look right again. My models were shown to hundreds of young teens but the only damage came from that moron.
Spanjaard, thanks brother, some of them look pretty good. I thought the SBD photographed well at the airport too. Believe or not, I still have some models that haven't been out there yet. I guess there will be more to come...
05. June 2017 at 13:33:27