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JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 11, 2018
11. November 2018 at 16:41:06 Share
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Gordon Sørensen Wow! $6.25 US at Walmart. Shipping would probably be extremely expensive though...
9. April at 14:50:18
JOHN THOMAS Spanjaard, I see. I am lucky to be able to buy as much Pledge/Future as I like from my Walmart which is less than a mile from my house.
9. April at 14:52:40
Jos Jansen

https://amazon.com/dp/B015RY.._r_other_apa_i_7OoRCbCQACZWY

I ordered via a seller in the States, last year for 50 bucks...now you can buy it for 20 bucks, two bottles...shipped to the Netherlands. Of course not as cheap as you can get it on your bike to the Walmart, but it is fantastic stuff and you really can use it for a very long time!
9. April at 19:04:23
Martin Oostrom Thanks Jos. Really a shame that shipping is €488,-
9. April at 19:16:27
Burkhard D A study in yellowing with samples from 1998, 2000, 2017 (left to right) :D

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5. May at 07:47:06
Ralf Schoenen Just found on Amazon
Pledge11182 Revive It Bodenglanz, 69 ml, klar transparent https://amazon.de/dp/B000ARP.._sw_r_cp_api_i_HYPZCb475533W
5. May at 08:22:48
Ralf Schoenen If the above link does not work,just search „Pledge floor care
5. May at 08:26:10
JOHN THOMAS Thanks, guys. I am very glad that very one is enjoying my Future thread. May be we can post some of the different use for Future other than clear coats. Thanks Burkhard D for the Yellowing photo.
5. May at 12:11:55
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April 18, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 17, 2019
Project: VMFA-232 F/A-18C
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JOHN THOMAS Much thanks, Stefan
7. April at 20:04:02
Maciej Bellos Hey Thomas, will you correct the rogue red color that got away and lies on the top of the left engine? It's a shame to leave it there...
7. April at 20:53:11
JOHN THOMAS Maciej, Yes I know it's there and I will handle it. There are also some small little details that all so need some attention
8. April at 00:25:22
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I had to fix a few little details before I start decaling. Decals photos up start soon
14. April at 13:21:57
JOHN THOMAS Added a few more photos, Decaling under way
15. April at 00:42:43
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. Decaling now complete. Starting to work on the small bits. The kit Decals worked great even being from 1999. The aircraft has very few markings and fewer Stencils. I used "Micro Set" and "Micro Sol" on the kit decals with no problems.
17. April at 11:53:48
James C Looking awesome John.
17. April at 19:18:18
JOHN THOMAS James, Thanks
18. April at 00:05:04
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April 5, 2019

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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November 15, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: TOP SECRET F-19
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3. November 2018 at 14:36:59 Share
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JOHN THOMAS Thanks Holger, I Got this kit when it first came out back in the 1980's and it sat on my shelf until now.
3. November 2018 at 19:31:28
Cuajete Interesting. Following.
3. November 2018 at 20:18:09
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Cuajete
4. November 2018 at 01:26:33
JOHN THOMAS Some new photos up today
4. November 2018 at 11:28:19
JOHN THOMAS More new photos up today
6. November 2018 at 13:19:47
JOHN THOMAS Added some new photos today. Airframe is now complete. Some final sanding before painting.
14. November 2018 at 01:15:23
Cuajete Well done so far, John!
14. November 2018 at 20:39:13
JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Thanks. I hope to start painting in the next few days.
15. November 2018 at 01:11:49
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November 9, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: YF-22
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25. October 2018 at 12:23:54 Share
JOHN THOMAS I am starting a four plane project of the pass four X-Planes. The YF-22, YF-23, X32 and the X35. All kits will be the Italeri kits in 1/72 scale dating back to 1994. I am the YF-22 and the YF-23 at the same time. All four projects will mostly be out of the box with a few added details.
25. October 2018 at 13:10:18
JOHN THOMAS Added a few photos enjoy
26. October 2018 at 00:29:37
Ekki I'm in.
31. October 2018 at 19:21:02
JOHN THOMAS Ekki, thanks. I plan to start painting the next few days
1. November 2018 at 00:19:03
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I finally got some painting done. more photos up soon.
9. November 2018 at 13:16:28
Greg Baker This is looking really good, John!
9. November 2018 at 14:04:12
JOHN THOMAS Greg, Thanks
9. November 2018 at 14:13:17
Maciej Bellos In it too.
9. November 2018 at 15:28:12
JOHN THOMAS Maciej, Thanks
9. November 2018 at 15:42:57
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November 5, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: YF-23
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25. October 2018 at 12:36:40 Share
JOHN THOMAS The YF-23 Italeri kit in 1/72 scale dates to 1994. The project will be mostly out of the box with a few added detail added here and there.
25. October 2018 at 13:11:49
Greg Baker Now that's something different from you! John... I'm not sure ai've ever seen you build a jet before... are you allowed to do that? :)
25. October 2018 at 14:29:53
JOHN THOMAS Greg, It's been some years the last jet I built so It's time. I had the X-23 and the X-22, X-32 and a X-35 on my to do list for many years now, I got them when they first came out back in the mid 1990's so now I am going to build all four. The X-23 is all most done just some detail painting and decals. The X-22 needed a lot of work and is now been prep for painting
25. October 2018 at 14:45:04
JOHN THOMAS A few new photos up today
4. November 2018 at 11:22:47
Maciej Bellos How did I miss this?
4. November 2018 at 19:23:04
Cuajete Following.
4. November 2018 at 19:27:52
JOHN THOMAS Maciej and Cuajete Thanks. I am working on three projects at the same time, the YF-22, YF-23 and the F-19. I work a little on one then the others. As paint and glue dries I move to the others projects
5. November 2018 at 01:37:57
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November 3, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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November 1, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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25. October 2018 at 00:07:35 Share
Ekki Following,
31. October 2018 at 19:17:04
JOHN THOMAS Ekki Thanks
1. November 2018 at 00:17:47
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October 27, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added the Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors 575)
 
F-19 Stealth Fighter
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27. October 2018 at 12:38:57 Share

October 25, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
25. October 2018 at 13:52:57 Share
JOHN THOMAS Katya, these are the two kits
25. October 2018 at 13:54:30
Katya Hodgson Perfect! Those were the ones. ^~^
25. October 2018 at 13:57:55
JOHN THOMAS Katya I am looking for a good mailing box for them. Hope to have them in the mail in a week or so.
25. October 2018 at 14:48:23
Katya Hodgson Thanks so much again!
25. October 2018 at 14:57:31
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JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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25. October 2018 at 12:22:18 Share
JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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25. October 2018 at 12:20:02 Share
JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: A-37A
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25. October 2018 at 00:09:51 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey guy's I started a new project today. I will back date the Academy's A-37B back to an A-37A. I will be doing an A-37A of the 604th Air Commando Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing based at Bien Hoa, Vietnam, during 1967- 1968.
25. October 2018 at 00:17:36
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October 18, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: YF-22
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4. October 2018 at 00:09:00 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey Guys, I started a new project today the YF-22 by Italeri in 1/72 scale. I am just getting under way. The kit dates back to 1994. The kit is based on the Prototype Aircraft not the Production Aircraft in service today. I will now be working on both the YF-22 and the YF-23 at the same time. Like the YF-23 project this project well be mostly out of the box with a few added details.
4. October 2018 at 00:18:07
JOHN THOMAS Lots of work on the interior had to be done to hide gaps, seams and the large opening into the model looking into the intakes. Will need to do some detail painting on the exhaust and cockpit parts before gluing fuselage together.
7. October 2018 at 13:07:49
JOHN THOMAS A few new photos up today. working on intake and exhaust areas.
10. October 2018 at 12:25:39
Maciej Bellos Following! One of those that built the kit a couple of years after the end of the ATF competition.
10. October 2018 at 17:30:18
Cuajete Well done so far. Following.
10. October 2018 at 18:13:16
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Maciej and Cuajete alot more work than I planed on, more photos to come.
11. October 2018 at 00:26:12
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I have finished work on the intakes and have the airframe together. I spent more time on the intakes than I wanted too but it had to be done. Starting prep work for painting. More soon.
14. October 2018 at 13:09:25
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I am done with the intakes and have mounted the twin tails and stabs. A little more gap work around the tails to fill. Started work on the small bits.
18. October 2018 at 16:48:18
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October 10, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 9, 2015
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JOHN THOMAS Wow, Clifford that really cool that you worked on that Aircraft.
29. August 2015 at 17:10:37
Clifford Keesler Thanks John. I am glad that a few have survived and are in musuems and not all blown up. I think there is another one on Display a Holliman AFB, that I also worked on. We converted 188 A's and B's to target drones.
30. August 2015 at 01:37:36
JOHN THOMAS My album for T.C. Bradley
8. October 2018 at 13:12:58
Spanjaard wow, missed this album before, amazing stuff to see! thanks for sharing.
9. October 2018 at 21:11:43
Glenn . Great photos of some big firecrackers John
9. October 2018 at 23:31:29
JOHN THOMAS Thanks, Glenn and Spanjaard
10. October 2018 at 00:11:46
Marcel Klemmer These picutures are always worth to be looked at.
10. October 2018 at 06:58:03
JOHN THOMAS Marcel, Thanks
10. October 2018 at 12:18:44
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October 8, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: YF-23
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JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I did lots of sanding and gap hiding and more sanding the pass few day on this aircraft. Also have the tails glued on using super glue. Preping for paint now.
28. September 2018 at 12:41:04
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. started work on the small bits and have the first coat of paint on the aircraft.
4. October 2018 at 00:28:36
JOHN THOMAS A few new photos up today. Still more painting to do. More photos soon.
7. October 2018 at 13:05:14
Cuajete Looking good so far.
8. October 2018 at 18:04:50
Daniel Klink Very Good job John! Nothing to see from the Gaps and Trenches before.. And the fine and sharp bodyline has been perfectly reworked where the Fuselage halves joint.. Respect
8. October 2018 at 18:21:33
JOHN THOMAS Daniel, Thanks The Fuselage and wings are split top and bottom and the joins are on the under side at the control surfaces, they are a bit wide but not to bad and I left them. There is no real fuselage joint. The body blends into the wings.
8. October 2018 at 20:44:20
Daniel Klink Hi John, i know i meant Pic 42.. That looks terrible before you got hand on it.
8. October 2018 at 20:47:35
JOHN THOMAS Daniel, I see the chin line was not to great of a fit on each side of the nose. I used Prefect Plastic Putty on the gap and it worked really nice.
8. October 2018 at 21:23:49
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October 4, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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September 23, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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September 18, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 18, 2018
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JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Thanks
14. September 2018 at 00:17:16
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I started the weathering with a Brown Clay wash, after drying two light coats of Future clear coat to get ready for decals. I like to do my panel line wash and some weathering before decals.
14. September 2018 at 13:19:42
Greg Baker It's looking really good John. How did you find the Future? I laughed when I saw your pic with the caption "light coat of Future" and the ENTIRE bottle on the workbench... ;)
14. September 2018 at 15:17:15
JOHN THOMAS Hey Greg, I had better luck airbrushing the Future This time around. I am going to let it cure for 48 hours before starting any decals. One more day of drying to go. BTW, the Future bottle in the photos must be 3 or 4 years old that how long I have I waited between tries so far so good and it's a brand new bottle just opened.
15. September 2018 at 01:13:24
JOHN THOMAS Hey guys, new photos up today. I have finished decaling and starting working on the small bits and detail painting. The Hasegawa Decals were thin and went down well with setting solutions. I did have one problem with the Parrot Head decal it tore in seversl places but I was able to get them back together. Now working on the wheel, prop and landing gear.
16. September 2018 at 12:52:14
Greg Baker Those decals look murder to put on. I'd never be able to recover from several tears... it'd just end up as a ball of plastic film. ;P

I'm intrigued by the canvas in the wheel wells. Was that common? It's the first time I've seen it.
16. September 2018 at 15:13:04
JOHN THOMAS Greg, the canvas was common on P-40's of all versions. They had snaps and could be removed in the field. The canvas was used to keep dirt and mud out of the wheel wells. When the tear of the Parrot Head decal first happen I though it was over. I had only one decal of the head so I had to fix it. But after trying to place them back together I was able to save the decal. I had to paint a few spots on the head to hide some small gaps. If you look close you can see them. I was able to hide a few tears under the exhaust stains.
16. September 2018 at 15:38:03
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I have the P-40N up on it's landing gear. Most all small bits are done. Just need to paint the canopies and glue them on.
18. September 2018 at 12:25:41
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September 12, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new project.
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September 2, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 22, 2019
Project: VMF-333 F-8E
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Greg Baker I'm with Bryn on this one. I actually use Future (aka Pledge Floor Gloss) for all my clear coats. Perhaps there are better ones, but the fact that you can airbrush it right out of the bottle, it's a no-fumes acrylic, it self levels and, if all else fails, you wipe it off with a bit of Windex (or some other amonia-based glass cleaner), I've never found the need to stray any further. It also doesn't hurt that one bottle ($5) bottle is basically a life-time supply... or that your models smell likes spring cleaning afterwards. ;)
30. August 2018 at 15:25:49
Greg Baker I always assume everyone knows about Future, as it seems to have been around since... long in the past. ;) But if you're not familiar this article and the associated links should tell you everything you need to know - finescale.com/how-to/tips/20..-future-gloss-has-a-new-name
30. August 2018 at 15:27:05
JOHN THOMAS Bryn and Greg, Thanks. I have used Future in the pass but did have some issues with decals setting solutions eating into the Future. That was some time ago and may be it's time to try Future again. I need to solve my clear coating problems before I can continue working. I will have to do some testing on water based or Acrylic clear coats on some old models, Thanks everyone.
31. August 2018 at 00:03:20
Bryn Crandell I think the big key with using PFC is to ensure the paints and decal setting solution have completely off gased(cured). Some modelers actually use PFC to set decals. Haven't tried that yet. I use Micro Scale Set and Sol for decals.
31. August 2018 at 01:49:59
Greg Baker I've never had that problem, however I only ever use Tamiya's Mark Fit. Although, given that most of my builds are WHIF I don't use many decals at all... so truth be told, I'm not even 100% sure what the Mark Fit (or Micro Scale Set/Sol) are supposed to do?
31. August 2018 at 03:44:47
JOHN THOMAS Bryn, Thanks again. I need to revisit the Future and decal setting solution and do more testing.
31. August 2018 at 12:30:49
JOHN THOMAS Hey Greg, Micro Sol/Set and others decal setting solutions are used to apply decals. They help them stick and conform to the model shapes. The solution is a mild acid much like vinegar. I will try to do some sanding over the weekend on the F-8. I only have one sheet of decals of markings for VMF-333, F-8 so I must be sure the Future clear coat and decal setting solutions will work.
31. August 2018 at 12:37:38
Ekki Following.
2. September 2018 at 17:03:27
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August 29, 2018

JOHN THOMAS and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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August 12, 2018

JOHN THOMAS added Polly Scale Railroad to his list of favorite colors
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JOHN THOMAS added Vallejo Metal Color to his list of favorite colors
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August 5, 2018

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5. August 2018 at 13:06:33 Share
JOHN THOMAS added the Hasegawa F-8E Crusader (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F-8E Crusader (Hasegawa 00339)
 
F-8E Crusader (U.S. Navy/M.C. Carrier-Borne Fighter)
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