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Michael Phillips added a new article to his personal gallery:
15. October at 14:49:21 Share
Roland Revolvermann Great, beautiful
Question: How did you fixed the stand to the model? Screws directly in the fuselage or a counterpart?
15. October at 14:53:33
Michael Phillips Thanks Roland!

I actually just drill two small holes into the fuselage underside then let the self-tapping screws do the rest. Using two screws makes the attachment very secure, so I never worry about that. I have seen some people cut out holes in the assembly process of a build then superglue in nuts then attach with bolts, but I am never that foresighted when I am building LOL. By the time the fuselage is assembled it's too late to go that route. But since this works for me, I will continue that way. :)
15. October at 19:31:57
Roland Revolvermann Thanks, i will try the screw method :)
15. October at 19:45:14
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October 11, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
7. October at 01:11:08 Share
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Demigod Really good work and a splendid paint job, as always! It's not easy to make these blues look realistic, but you nailed it!
9. October at 17:58:46
Maciej Bellos First things first: congrats for the splendid model. And congrats for your fourth first place this year! Fingers crossed for the next comp!
9. October at 20:13:54
Jim J Wow! . Fantastic execution on a really attractive camo scheme. Perfect.
10. October at 00:11:20
Michael Phillips Thanks Slavo, Murad, Tim, Spanjaard, Demigod, Maciej, and Jim! I appreciate all the compliments and congrats on my win!

I think this has moved into the pantheon of my favorite model I have built, slightly edging out the Su-30MKM. I really love this particular camo scheme and am really proud of how it turned out.
10. October at 17:31:16
Spanjaard with good reason Michael :)
10. October at 23:34:25
Donald Dickson II Wow! Yeah, that turned out gorgeous!
10. October at 23:36:17
Tim Heimer Defiantly a show stopper! Congrats!
10. October at 23:56:48
Michael Phillips Thanks Donald and Tim!
11. October at 18:08:21
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October 10, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 F-104G (Kinetic K48083)
 
F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48083
2019 | New tool
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1. October at 13:12:33 Share
Maciej Bellos Hey Michael, have you taken a peek at it? How does it look?
9. October at 20:16:33
Michael Phillips I have not yet had a chance to check it out because it is currently on the slow boat from HK (Lucky Model $10 flat ground rate). So I wont have this, the Su-35, or the Mirage 2000B/D/N for about a month. :)

But I have heard some nice reviews on the plastic detail and accuracy, so I am excited to get my hands on it!
10. October at 17:29:04
Patrick Hagelstein I opened the box last week and was flabbergasted about the quality and sad at the same time because I first want to finish my aggressor...... :( But after that's finished, I'll get to building this one in the lizard wrap around! Looking at the sprues and the finely detailed parts, this kit is awesome!!! :D
10. October at 18:23:15
Maciej Bellos Oh boy, that's one kit in the wishlist! Thanks Patrick! Since some German Starfighters ended up serving in the Hellenic Air Force as surplus aircraft, that's an even more tempting model to build.
10. October at 19:51:19
Murad ÖZER if i could get my hands on one of these i'd build me a nasa spiffy nasa test aircraft.
10. October at 19:56:10
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 22, 2019
22. August at 16:35:37 Share
Konrad Limmer Here as well!
22. August at 16:36:35
Jos Jansen Beautiful choice Michael...absolute a stunning aggressor! :)
22. August at 16:39:27
Stephan Ryll Yes this is also n nice one
22. August at 21:10:58
Harry Eder Cool choice!
23. August at 05:38:57
Demigod Watching!
23. August at 13:05:17
Daniel Klink Cool, Seat taken
23. August at 13:07:06
Maciej Bellos Joining in from the Viper thread again!
9. October at 20:18:05
Daniel So glad you build them both
9. October at 20:54:11
Slavo Hazucha Joning here too!
10. October at 08:27:31
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 8, 2019
22. August at 16:34:11 Share
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Daniel Ready to spy ;)
24. August at 21:51:14
Michael Phillips Time to get rollin' on the group build! Here we go...
8. October at 03:40:18
Donald Dickson II Always game for a Viper. *plops down*
8. October at 03:46:14
Patrick Hagelstein Bring it on!!!
8. October at 04:32:35
Jos Jansen Can't wait Michael...show me the money! :)
8. October at 20:25:37
Nathan Dempsey Light the afterburner Michael!
8. October at 20:45:10
Maciej Bellos Full throttle man! Can't wait to see what wonders you can do with this old kit!
9. October at 20:15:24
Slavo Hazucha Joining!
10. October at 08:27:02
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October 9, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Su-35S "Flanker-E" (Great Wall Hobby L4823)
 
Su-35S "Flanker-E" Multirole Fighter Air to Surface Version
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4823
2019* | Changed parts
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1. October at 13:12:51 Share
Maciej Bellos This must be fantastic!
9. October at 20:17:05
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October 6, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
14. August at 13:47:34 Share
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Soeren . She dpes indeed.
Fantastic work Michael!
5. October at 07:17:13
Slavo Hazucha I hope you make it, it's a big show! Still re-checking how well the weathering went! Sea flankers age in a different way & you got it spot on! One can really feel the soot & grime from the Admiral Kuznetzov's old rusty funnel in the panel lines ;)
5. October at 09:00:36
Spanjaard i love Flankers, and this one is certainly fantastic!
5. October at 20:56:58
Konrad Limmer Awesome work Michael ! Looks like the real one as Slavo mentioned before!
5. October at 21:59:16
Nathan Dempsey That's inspiring work for sure. I've gotta get ahold of one of these at some point.
5. October at 22:39:02
Torben H. One of the most appealing planes ever made. And you depicted her beautifully. Well done!
6. October at 00:03:45
Clifford Keesler Agree with everyone else, excellent work.
6. October at 00:33:01
Demigod Great work! And the weathering toned it all down nicely. A joy to behold.
6. October at 16:29:36
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October 3, 2019

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1:48 F-104G (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88038)
 
F-104G Starfighter with full interior
AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 1:48
88038
2020* | New tool
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3. October at 13:11:26 Share

October 2, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D (Kinetic K48032)
 
Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D French Air Force / Hellenic Air Force
Kinetic 1:48
K48032
2010 | New tool
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2. October at 14:43:06 Share

October 1, 2019

Michael Phillips will attend Cleveland Model Show 23
 
Cleveland Model Show 23
US 3. November 2019, in Kirtland, Ohio
1. October at 23:32:50 Share

September 25, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 MiG-25BM (ICM 48905)
 
MiG-25BM Soviet Strike Aircraft
ICM 1:48
48905
2020 | Changed parts
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25. September at 23:30:13 Share

September 19, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 07232)
 
F-16CJ Fighting Falcon "Misawa Japan"
Hasegawa 1:48
07232 (PT32)
2004 | Changed box
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19. September at 13:37:03 Share

September 16, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Camouflage Paint Masks for Su-30MK2 Venezuela Flanker (DN Models 48/827-066)
Camouflage Paint Masks for Su-30MK2 Venezuela Flanker For Hobby Boss and Kitty Hawk
DN Models 1:48
48/827-066
2019 | New tool
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16. September at 03:49:15 Share

September 14, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 SR-71 / YF-12 Blackbird : Part 2 (Caracal Models CD48101)
 
SR-71 / YF-12 Blackbird : Part 2
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48101
2019 | New tool
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14. September at 20:17:19 Share
Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 F-101A/C Voodoo (Kitty Hawk KH80115)
 
F-101A/C Voodoo
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80115
2014 | New tool
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14. September at 17:25:08 Share

September 11, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-30MK Flanker-C (Kitty Hawk KH80169)
 
Su-30MK Flanker-C
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80169
2020* | Changed parts
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11. September at 03:01:43 Share

August 18, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 1 images
1:48
Ideas
1:48 F-15B/D (Great Wall Hobby L4815)1:48 Decals JASDF F-15DJ Eagle Aggressor 2013 (DXM Decals 51-4122)
 
11. August 2017 at 12:18:53 Share
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Michael Phillips It looks this one is clearly in the lead so far... :)
16. August at 20:34:36
Daniel you clearly have to build both ;)
16. August at 20:42:12
Nathan Dempsey I'm going to vote here too, just so you have to build both.
16. August at 21:58:02
Michael Phillips I have decided to build both this and the F-16 :) Thank you all for helping me decide. :)
18. August at 00:30:04
18. August at 01:49:01
Patrick Hagelstein :D Good choice!
18. August at 04:58:59
Slavo Hazucha Michael you know what kind of decision help you can expect when you offer a choice of 2 great looking options :D
18. August at 06:11:00
Daniel awesome! this was your only way out of it without disappointing half of scalemates :D I'm looking forward to both birds
18. August at 10:01:28
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 2 images
1:48
In progress
1:48 F-16D Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 06106)1:48 F-16D Fighting Falcon Cockpit set (Black Box 48039)3+
General Dynamics F-16D Block 30H Fighting Falcon
US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
18 AGRS Blue Foxes, 354 OG 87-0375 / AK / Red 75 (Maj. Jason Hughes) | Eielson AFB, AK 2008
 
5. December 2016 at 14:22:04 Share
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Michael Phillips Thanks for the tips Maciej, F-16 blocks tend to confuse me. Small mouth, Large mouth, GE, PW, gear doors, strengthening plates... I will have to go look and see what is in the C kit.
16. August at 21:34:47
Elias Prokopiou Please go for the F-16D!!!
17. August at 02:00:11
17. August at 04:09:50
Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick, that link is AWESOME! It answers pretty much any Block related F-16 question. I really appreciate you posting that!
18. August at 00:25:50
Michael Phillips So I have made my decision... I am going to build the F-16D.... AAAAAAAAND the F-15DJ Japanese Aggressor! :)

I will do the F-16D first, as it will be a considerably faster build (the Hasegawa F-16C I built a few years ago was very easy to build, if my memory serves me correct)
18. August at 00:29:15
Patrick Hagelstein :D Even better choice!
18. August at 04:59:53
Patrick Hagelstein PS, you're welcome! :)
18. August at 05:00:17
Slavo Hazucha Excellent choice, I guess no one can complain
18. August at 05:36:26
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August 15, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
29. May 2018 at 19:59:42 Share
Michael Phillips This is Aggressor GB option #2... Decisions decisions...
15. August at 12:54:29
Stephan Ryll Very nice used one :)
15. August at 14:57:22
Maciej Bellos The first one Michael gets my vote. Still a good choice.
15. August at 20:32:35
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 14, 2019
28. June at 03:37:34 Share
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Patrick Hagelstein Congratulations!!! :)
14. August at 04:00:30
Slavo Hazucha Congratulations & all the best luck to the freshly married couple!

+ Looking forward to see your benchmark-setting creations again more frequently! Of which this is a good sample - I really like the well prepared and painted 3D landscape & buttons & cables
14. August at 04:38:33
Michael Hickey Love the pit, well done.
14. August at 04:48:16
Michael Phillips Thanks Patrick, Slavo, and Michael!

Stay tuned on this one, I plan on coming back to this after I finish my Sea Flanker then the TBD Aggressor for the SCM Aggressor GB. :)
14. August at 14:21:27
Stephan Ryll All the best Michael :)
14. August at 15:05:14
Spanjaard Congratulations Michael!!! Many many years of love, happiness, health, money and time to enjoy them!
15. August at 20:19:49
Maciej Bellos Congrats Michael. All the best my friend!
15. August at 20:21:38
James C Congrats Michael and nice job on the cockpit detailing
15. August at 20:22:03
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August 14, 2019

Michael Phillips will attend SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019
14. August at 13:57:22 Share

August 6, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-35S "Flanker-E" (Great Wall Hobby L4823)
 
Su-35S "Flanker-E" Multirole Fighter Air to Surface Version
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4823
2019* | Changed parts
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6. August at 15:06:53 Share

August 3, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Mi-28N Night Havoc (Kitty Hawk TBA)
 
Mi-28N Night Havoc
Kitty Hawk 1:48
TBA
2020* | New tool
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3. August at 03:18:23 Share

July 17, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-27UB Flanker-C (Kitty Hawk KH80168)
 
Su-27UB Flanker-C
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80168
2019* | Changed parts
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17. July at 16:10:50 Share

July 4, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
9. April 2018 at 02:34:06 Share
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Donald Dickson II Jesus. I am no less impressed the second time seeing it!
26. June at 01:24:03
Daniel Wow, my first time seeing that and I am VERY impressed! piece of art
26. June at 10:04:29
Slavo Hazucha For anyone interested in modern aircraft in medium scale, taking some time to go through Mr. Phillips collection is a worthwhile and highly recommended course of action...
26. June at 13:33:53
Patrick Hagelstein I can only agree to that!
26. June at 14:04:45
Patrick Hagelstein Even without lengthy voting procedure to get to an agreement. ;)
26. June at 14:05:15
Maciej Bellos Each one of them is a real gem.
26. June at 15:53:51
Michael Phillips Thanks Again Donald, Daniel, Slavo, Patrick, and Maciej!!!!

I am always flattered when anyone takes the time to look through my work, so I appreciate that greatly Slavo. It really makes me feel good!
27. June at 03:42:10
Glenn . Great looking Saab with a Volvo engine!
4. July at 04:53:37
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
4. May at 22:36:14 Share
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Daniel Klink Martialic with all the load and elegant at the same time! Wonderful Michael
22. June at 08:34:11
Slavo Hazucha Nice load...! Will take a few more inches of the runway to get airborne but all will be fine in the end... :) Lovely details on the bomb & missile pylons too - are these OOB or aftermarket?
22. June at 11:16:28
Nathan Dempsey Great loadout! I bought the Hasegawa set for my kit as well...
22. June at 14:09:35
Daniel Looks like this guy is ready for war :D Those weapons look awesome!
22. June at 14:35:56
Clifford Keesler Agree with Daniel, awesome.
23. June at 00:01:58
Michael Phillips Thanks Stephan, Daniel, Slavo, Nathan, Daniel, and Clifford!

Slavo, the AAM-3s are OOB, but the rest are all from the Hasegawa JASDF Weapons Set.

This one is now completed! You can see the final pics here:

Hasegawa F-2A Viper Zero - Completed! | Album by Fighting 84 (1:48)
26. June at 01:16:24
Bryn Crandell Great work on the weapons. Heading over to the final reveal album to take a look......
1. July at 01:42:40
Glenn . Great lookin' super expensive F-16 clone!
4. July at 04:49:46
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July 1, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
26. June at 01:08:32 Share
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James C Outstanding finish Michael, and the stand you've made is the icing on the cake. Fantastic!
27. June at 21:02:48
Michael Phillips Thanks Bart, Spanjaard, and James! I really appreciate the kind words!!!
28. June at 03:48:30
Demigod Again, a wonderful model with a fantastic paint job. Kudos for the in-flight stand - aircraft look best in the air, yet rarely they are modelled this way. Well done!
28. June at 09:25:52
Urban Gardini Fantastic result mate, love it!
28. June at 09:28:03
Michael Phillips Thanks so much for the kind words Demigod and Urban!
28. June at 16:50:27
Jos Jansen Beautiful plane...excellent display, fricking awesome man...!!
28. June at 18:09:17
Bryn Crandell Totally an amazing build. The display really sets it in motion.
1. July at 01:44:48
Clifford Keesler There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this build. Very well done Sir.
1. July at 22:15:19
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June 28, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
27. June at 03:00:33 Share
Michael Phillips As requested, here are some pics of how I make my own in-flight bases. Needed are:

12" aluminum bar (36" original length cut to size)
Piano Black Glossy Black Plaque Blank
4 self-tapping wood screws
Plastic Baseball Card Holder
Information Card created in Illustrator to the size of a standard baseball card
Blu-Tac
Drill
Short Phillips Screw driver

I will be happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

27. June at 03:37:00
Donald Dickson II Did you do anything to reinforce the area of the model the screws went in?
27. June at 03:42:04
Michael Phillips I did not. It is quite secure using the size screws I used as well as the fact there are two of them.
27. June at 03:45:58
Donald Dickson II Cool. I just wasn't sure if the plastic would be thick enough to not have the screws tear out or anything.
27. June at 03:51:19
Mark Norfolk Very neat Michael. Very neat indeed- I really like that. And the idea in the first place...!
27. June at 04:31:47
Sybar Many thanks for sharing your method. Your bases are an elegant way to display your superb models. I hope to produce a model worthy of such a base so I can attempt one.
27. June at 04:54:37
Xander Jansen Thanks for sharing !!!
27. June at 09:33:55
Slavo Hazucha Nice, simple and clean! Walter Gropius and the BAUHAUS architecture school approve! (or at least I am sure they would... :) )
27. June at 09:45:14
Spanjaard Thanks for sharing !
28. June at 04:41:09
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June 26, 2019

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Mitsubishi F-2A (Hasegawa 07227)
 
Mitsubishi F-2A
Hasegawa 1:48
07227 (PT27)
2003 | New tool
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26. June at 01:24:10 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 Viper Zero 6 Hikotai (Afterburner Decals 48-064)
 
Viper Zero 6 Hikotai F-2A/B
Afterburner Decals 1:48
48-064
2010 | New tool
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26. June at 01:24:04 Share
Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
 
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
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26. June at 01:22:38 Share

June 23, 2019

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June 12, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 F-104G (Kinetic K48083)
 
F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48083
2019 | New tool
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12. June at 18:09:29 Share

May 27, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Eurofighter Typhoon (Series Españolas SE2248)
 
Eurofighter Typhoon Spanish Air Force
Series Españolas 1:48
SE2248
2007 | New tool
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27. May at 06:57:24 Share

May 21, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
ZA Military South African Air Force (1920-now)
3911
 
21. May at 18:12:05 Share

May 16, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new project.
1:48 F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter (Kinetic K48086)
 
16. May at 20:26:12 Share
Hans Robben Count me in!
16. May at 20:27:35
Michael Phillips I kinda have the itch to do this one soon, but I am working on a funky Viper right now as it is, so this one will have to wait a bit. But I definitely think this will be moved way up in the queue at some point!
16. May at 20:30:04
Nathan Dempsey I'll watch for this one. Definitely an interesting Viper.
16. May at 20:38:20
Hans Robben Interesting and unusual, worth the wait.
16. May at 20:39:02
Maciej Bellos Pretty far down the queue, but it is a subject I wouldn't miss in the world. Moreso if it is a Ferris bird.
16. May at 20:52:05
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May 14, 2019

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A (Hasegawa X48-10)
 
J.A.S.D.F. Weapons Set A
Hasegawa 1:48
X48-10 (X48-010)
2005 | New tool
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14. May at 19:23:58 Share
Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 Gripen (Kitty Hawk KH80117)
Jas-39A/C
Gripen
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80117
2013 | New tool
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14. May at 19:21:34 Share

May 11, 2019

1. May at 02:47:27 Share
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Bart Goesaert Splendid modelling and painting as always...
3. May at 08:28:24
Murad ÖZER Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May at 06:46:05
Michael Phillips Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May at 22:41:20
Jos Jansen WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May at 09:43:05
Daniel Looks like a real war machine, very impressive work! especially how you got the sensors & cameras on the nose to look so realistic!
5. May at 20:39:47
Michael Phillips Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May at 14:56:36
David Barclay Another stunner Michael!
9. May at 10:35:15
Michael Phillips Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May at 05:38:36
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Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 UH-1N Twin Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80158)
 
UH-1N Twin Huey
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80158
2019 | Changed parts
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11. May at 05:22:49 Share
Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 AH-1W Whiskey Cobra (Kitty Hawk KH80164)
 
AH-1W Whiskey Cobra
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80164
2019* | Changed parts
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11. May at 05:16:05 Share

May 8, 2019

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot (Kitty Hawk KH80166)
 
Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80166
2020* | New tool
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8. May at 20:01:46 Share
Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor (Kitty Hawk KH801XX)
 
Sukhoi Su-57 Frazor
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH801XX
2020* | New tool
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8. May at 19:56:37 Share

May 1, 2019

Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 AH-64D Apache Longbow (Hasegawa 07223)
U.S. Army Attack Helicopter
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Hasegawa 1:48
07223 (PT23)
2001 | New tool
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (IPMS USA 2010)
IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 Ariz NG AH-64D Apache, Luke AFB F-4C "Candy Cane Air Force"
IPMS USA 1:48
2010
2010 | New tool
Multi topic
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Michael Phillips completed this item
1:48 AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set (Aires 4137)
 
AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE cockpit set for Hasegawa
Aires 1:48
4137
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April 27, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
2. February at 13:23:19 Share
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Ronan Very nice paint work Michael
24. April at 21:21:48
Slavo Hazucha Great paintwork & shading, very realistic! The positive rivets look very good in this context too... Looking forward to see it finished :)
25. April at 09:44:31
Michael Phillips Thanks Timothy, Erik, Ronan, and Slavo! I really appreciate the kind words.

So I got her on 'er feet and I worked on the "R2D2" senser ball thingy on the nose. Played around with molotow chrome and clear yellow and blue to get a holographic effect. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The molotow chrome on the left side of the sensor ball is very mirror like, and you can see reflections in it quite clearly. :)
26. April at 03:55:02
Nathan Dempsey That sensor looks great! The one side looks "deep". Very realistic.
26. April at 12:42:23
Michael Hickey She looks really great.
26. April at 14:44:11
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Michael
26. April at 14:48:17
ice Congrats - I don't know how this helicopter could look any better. :)
26. April at 22:23:55
Tim Heimer Looking good Mike!
27. April at 06:04:52
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April 10, 2019

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Demigod Good work and a nicely weathered paint job! I like!
7. March 2018 at 18:03:10
Konrad Limmer Congratulation Michael very nice result
7. March 2018 at 18:09:53
James C A fantastic looking finish Michael!
7. March 2018 at 18:27:23
Anthony D'Agostino She is a good looking bird, I will start mine after I finish my AH-6J conversions, I have two of those. One will be the A with weapons, the other with outboards for the assault team. That should be fun, just need to find clear canopies, the kit has gold shaded plastic, sucks!
5. April at 14:22:36
Holger Kranich You can be absolute satisfied with the result, Michael!
5. April at 14:36:14
Michael Phillips Thanks Anthony and Holger! I am satisfied, just wished it had turned out better for my friend. But as long as he and his fiancee were happy that's all that mattered!
8. April at 19:23:42
Anthony D'Agostino Hey Michael, I am sure that your friend and his fiancee are absolutely delighted with this rendition, and no way they could have created one even close to this level of realism. I know that feeling you have, but trust me, it is unwarranted, she is gorgeous!
10. April at 09:44:41
Jos Jansen Nice model Michael, I like the subtle weathering!
10. April at 15:42:26
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1:48 UH-60L Blackhawk (Minicraft Model Kits 11621)1:48 Blackhawk Stencils (Werner's Wings WW Decals 48-04)
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
US Military US Army (1784-now)
Alpha Co., 1 Bn., 111 Aviation Reg. South Carolina NG | McEntire Joint National Guard Base 2008 | FS34031 Overall
 
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Anthony D'Agostino That's a gorgeous Blackhawk you built there, love that it has the werners wings decal set as well. One question I had for you. While reading the only review attached to this kit, at the end, he claims that this kit is not a true L modification, as if is missing the larger horizontal stabilizer. Did you find a proper piece? I have this in my collection and likely to start it in a fes months, but I want to get the right specs for the decal set that I have from microscale, if I remember correctly.

Thanks in advance,

Anthony stalker6recon D'Agostino
5. April at 14:14:50
Michael Phillips Thanks for the kind words Anthony! Actually, I had no idea about the larger horz stab. My friend wanted me to build one for his Fiancee, and was not terribly concerned with extreme accuracy and just wanted me to build it OOB (except the decals).

I will keep an eye out for your build my friend, looking forward to seeing you build one!
8. April at 19:25:52
Anthony D'Agostino You will have to wait a bit, as I have two AH-6J conversions on my bench. It will be my first builds in thirty years, and I bought resin conversions because, well just building a OOB model after such a long layoff was too little a challenge for me. By the way, after even more searching and asking the gurus at arc, the rear stabilizer is fine, and I had bad info regarding that. What is different between the A and L, is the pilots step, which is ridiculously small to even see on most aircraft while flying, so not a big deal one way or the other.

I will put my birds up for scrutiny, once the first one is out of the paint booth. Cheers!
8. April at 19:54:42
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April 3, 2019

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1:48 Best of the Best (Fightertown Decals 48077 V2)
 
Best of the Best Top Gun
Fightertown Decals 1:48
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April 1, 2019

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1:48 UH-1D Huey (Kitty Hawk KH80154)
Bell UH-1H Huey
JP Military Rikujō Jieitai (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 1954-now)

Brown, green
 
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Linny Is this available for US marketing
31. March at 18:37:15
Michael Phillips Yes, I bought it directly from Kitty Hawk, but it is available at US retailers as well as eBay.
1. April at 13:47:38
James C Gotta love the Huey! I hope Academy does a retooled version in 1/35 scale similar to their recent Cobra. Would love to build an RNZAF machine. Looking forward to this one though Michael.
1. April at 17:56:45
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AH-6F/J Conversion and Weapons Set Academy
CMK 1:48
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February 26, 2019

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1:48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (Furball Aero-Design F/D&S-4815)
 
Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VII
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
F/D&S-4815
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February 22, 2019

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11126
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February 5, 2019

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Best of the Best Top Gun
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February 4, 2019

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Superbug
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February 2, 2019

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1:48 MiG-29 "Fulcrum C" 9-13 (Great Wall Hobby L4813)
 
MiG-29 "Fulcrum C" 9-13
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
L4813 (80104)
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1:48 F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter (Kinetic K48086)
 
F-16XL-2 Experimental Fighter
Kinetic 1:48
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January 21, 2019

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bughunter Great work, like it
9. January at 20:59:23
Michael Phillips Thanks Martien and bughunter!

Clifford, I used Gunze Aqueous H335 Medium Seagray for the overall coat. I had read H337 was a good match as well, but I decided to go with the slightly darker and "less blueish" H335. For comparison, the H337 is the dark gray color from my previous build, the Heater-Ferris F-4S.

Unlike almost all other Flankers, the Malaysian scheme is entirely one color top and bottom, which is kinda cool.
9. January at 21:40:37
Michael Prator Wow ... fantastic job
9. January at 22:12:05
Erik Leijdens Amazing....! Mean looking Flanker!
9. January at 22:13:40
Spanjaard amazing indeed
9. January at 22:28:59
Michael Phillips Thanks Michael, Erik, and Spanjaard! This one is ALMOST done, just gotta finish the canopy detail and add a couple probes and doodads and that's it. I might finish tonight, as least that's the plan. :)

Once again, thanks to everyone that followed along, as well as commenting and contributing!

10. January at 18:15:20
Clifford Keesler Thanks for the color. I got my J-11 painted today. It is Tamiya IJN grey on the undersides, and Blue grey on top. MM Dark Ghost Grey with a few drops of dark blue added.
11. January at 23:32:31
Holger Kranich Whooooho cool!
21. January at 18:01:05
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Lockheed U-2S Blackcat Lady
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ForestFan Very nicely done
30. December 2018 at 17:17:54
Michael Phillips Thanks Clifford, Jos, Christian, Neuling, Dieter, Thomas, John, Daniel, Patrick, and Forest!

I really appreciate the kind words from you all. I am very happy with this one, and it is nice to see this come back up! :)
31. December 2018 at 03:03:33
Kaju Stas Fantastic Hornet...Outstanding job on the weathering... I really like it !!
15. January at 16:23:23
R K amazing job!
15. January at 22:46:10
Michael Phillips Thanks Kaju and Daemion! I am glad you approve, the weathering on this one was a bit of a challenge since I skipped the gloss coat step, but in the end it worked out quite nicely. :)
16. January at 14:09:43
Spanjaard fantastically i would say
16. January at 20:16:10
Björn Leichsenring Many Hornets on this time. Looks fantastic.
17. January at 09:25:48
JOHN THOMAS Very nice
17. January at 13:32:44
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January 16, 2019

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1:48 Khibiny ECM pods (Zactomodels NA)
 
Khibiny ECM pods For Su-34
Zactomodels 1:48
NA
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1:48 AH-64 Apache LongBow (Metallic Details MDR4815)
Detailing set
AH-64 Apache LongBow
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MDR4815
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Soeren . Another masterpiece!
Fantastic work Michael!
14. January at 07:09:17
Jos Jansen Masterpiece Michael...enjoy your trip to Bali!
14. January at 09:03:28
Francky The Flankers are beautiful planes, and your model does it justice :)
14. January at 09:32:58
14. January at 09:44:15
Murad ÖZER Magnificent build Michael, well worth the effort went with the conversion, 3 times beautiful *knocking on wood* :)
14. January at 14:10:43
Johne 69 Perfect
14. January at 14:25:53
Michael Phillips Thanks Alistair, Michael, Adam, Sören, Jos, Francky, playtime, Murad, and Johne!

I really am glad I could do this majestic and beautiful aircraft justice, and am glad to hear so many of you agree. :)

Thanks Jos! I am super excited, 3 more days until I leave! My next project will have to wait until February to start.
14. January at 19:09:11
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Clifford Keesler Beatiful model Michael, you did an outstanding job. Well done mate.
28. April 2018 at 22:58:52
Kaju Stas Exceptional work - absolutely wonderful!
15. January at 19:05:10
Kerry COX Yes. You have captured the essence of this bird in the weathering and general 'ware and tare'.
Most impressive indeed. :)
15. January at 19:26:05
Neuling Einfach schön!
15. January at 20:27:06
Treehugger Swep wing design? I had no idea this jet had it.
15. January at 20:49:03
Łukasz Gliński It's variable actually
15. January at 21:30:56
Tim Heimer And another beautiful piece to your collection Michael! Nice!
15. January at 22:42:04
Michael Phillips Thanks Clifford, Kaju, Kerry, Neuling, Tree, Lukasz, and Timothy! I look back and remember this build quite fondly, and I am looking at it right now in my office. :)
16. January at 14:08:24
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Maciej Bellos That's pretty far down the road...
2. January at 15:57:09
R K trust me, GWH is absolutely genius!!
7. January at 07:58:25
Michael Phillips Yeah, Maciej, it sure is. At my current build pace, it will be about 15 years. LOL But, I do have another GWH Su-35 higher up the queue, and either one could always be elevated on a whim.

Daemion, I am really looking forward to building one. If I hadn't built the KH Su-35 somewhat recently, I would already be building this one. :)
7. January at 14:54:23
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December 30, 2018

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1:48 Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon (Trumpeter 05811)
 
Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon
Trumpeter 1:48
05811
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1:48 MV-22 Osprey (Hobby Boss 81769)
 
MV-22 Osprey
Hobby Boss 1:48
81769
2019* | New tool
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December 28, 2018

Michael Phillips added a new project.
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1:48 Mirage IIID/DS (Kinetic K48054)
 
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December 26, 2018

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1:48 YAK-130 Russian Light Ground-Attack Aircraft (Zvezda 4821)
Yakovlev Yak-130
RU Military Vozdushno-Kosmicheskie Sily Rossii (Russian Aerospace Forces, 2015-now)
Air Force Academy Flight Training Center RF-44490 / 48 | Borisoglebsk 2013
 
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December 23, 2018

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1:48 AF-1/AF-1A Falcao in Marinha do Brazil service (CTA Models CTA-018)
 
AF-1/AF-1A Falcao in Marinha do Brazil service
CTA Models 1:48
CTA-018
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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 1:48
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Aggressor - Blue 94
Great Wall Hobby 1:48

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December 22, 2018

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1:48 Su-27 Flanker Family (Great Wall Hobby TBA)
 
Su-27 Flanker Family
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
TBA
2020* | New tool
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1:48 Mirage IIID/DS (Kinetic K48054)
 
Mirage IIID/DS Mirage IIIBE/D/DE/DS/D2Z
Kinetic 1:48
K48054
2017 | Changed parts
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December 21, 2018

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1:48 China PLAAF Su-35S (Great Wall Hobby S4810)
 
China PLAAF Su-35S "Flanker E" Multi-Role Heavy Fighter
Great Wall Hobby 1:48
S4810
2018 | Changed parts
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1:48 ROCAF S-2A/E/G Tracker (Kinetic K48074)
 
ROCAF S-2A/E/G Tracker
Kinetic 1:48
K48074
2018 | Changed decals
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December 11, 2018

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 MiG-23 MF (Montex MD4803)
 
MiG-23 MF
Montex 1:48
MD4803
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December 10, 2018

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 F-35 Anthology III (Furball Aero-Design FD48-069)
 
F-35 Anthology III
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
FD48-069
2018 | New tool
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1:48 Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" - "Hellduck" (Begemot 48-045)
 
Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" - "Hellduck"
Begemot 1:48
48-045
2018 | New tool
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1:48 Damoclès targeting pod and FLIR NAHAR pylon (L'Arsenal Aero AC 48 44)
 
Damoclès targeting pod and FLIR NAHAR pylon
L'Arsenal Aero 1:48
AC 48 44 Multi topic
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December 9, 2018

Michael Phillips owns this item
1:48 MiG-23 (Metallic Details MDR4825)
Jet nozzle
MiG-23
Metallic Details 1:48
MDR4825
2018 | New tool
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1:48 Nose cone (Metallic Details MDR4802)
MiG-23
Nose cone for Trumpeter kit
Metallic Details 1:48
MDR4802
2016 | New tool
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December 1, 2018

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 Su-27 Flanker-B (Kitty Hawk KH80163)
 
Su-27 Flanker-B
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80163
2019* | New tool
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November 30, 2018

Michael Phillips wants this item
1:48 SH-60B Super Detail Set (Cobra Company 48026)
 
SH-60B Super Detail Set
Cobra Company 1:48
48026
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1:48 MH-60K Nighthawk Super Detail Set (Cobra Company 48002)
 
MH-60K Nighthawk Super Detail Set Academy/Minicraft MH-60K kit
Cobra Company 1:48
48002
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November 29, 2018

Michael Phillips
I am not quite sure if this is the place for this, but I just learned some very sad news. Mate "Rex" (RexTN) passed away two days ago. He was just part of a lively discussion on my recent F-4S build thread, so this is quite shocking and heartbreaking. He was a foremost authority on all things NavAir, Colors, F-4, A-4, and kits of these aircraft in 1/72.

He will be greatly missed, and the modeling world is a little darker place today.

RexTN

RIP Rex,,,,,,
29. November 2018 at 16:11:07 Share
Steve Wilson RIP RexTN... ;(
29. November 2018 at 16:31:00
Martin Oostrom Sad news indeed.
29. November 2018 at 17:28:46
Augie Dang, will be missed.
29. November 2018 at 18:11:50
Cuajete My condolences :(
29. November 2018 at 18:24:40
Ekki Mine too.
29. November 2018 at 18:29:56
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November 28, 2018

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1:48 Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" - "Hellduck" (Begemot 48-045)
 
Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" - "Hellduck"
Begemot 1:48
48-045
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