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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 08, 2017
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)1:48 P-51 Mustang Aeroproducts 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner (Ultracast 48138)1:48 North American Mustang (Lifelike Decals 48-047)
08. January at 02:52:53 Share
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Erik Leijdens Fantastic result Michael!
08. January at 12:43:31
gorbygould What a stunner - beautiful!
08. January at 16:28:13
Christian Bruer Excellent work Michael
08. January at 16:43:11
Liale Sellers Fantastic finish... you should be proud
08. January at 16:59:29
Stephan Ryll very nice P-51 !
08. January at 17:19:51
Michael Phillips Thanks Spanjaard, Maciej, Christian, Ali, Erik, gorby, Christian, Liale, and Stephen! I am overwhelmed with the positive feedback you have all given me on this project.

Maciej, I ended up putting a future coat down on the black area before I decaled, and applied a medium gray wash... Then went back in with the flatcoat. I am happy with the result there.

Ali, the decals are printed by Cartograf, and are fantastic to work with. You will be very happy with their performance.
08. January at 18:14:00
David Barclay Hey man! Just noticed this! was in Atsugi when you finished! Looks great!!!!
19. January at 09:01:32
Holger Kranich Oh what a elegant warbird! You really made a Beauty, Michael!
19. January at 09:19:49
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January 16, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Special Hobby Saab AJ 37 Viggen (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Saab AJ 37 Viggen (Special Hobby SH48148)
 
Saab AJ 37 Viggen Attack Version
Special Hobby 1:48
SH48148
2015 | Changed decals
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January 15, 2017

Michael Phillips added the DreamModel J-15 Conversion Set (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 J-15 Conversion Set (DreamModel 48023)
 
J-15 Conversion Set for Kinetic Su-33
DreamModel 1:48
48023
2016 | New tool
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January 14, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Eagle Editions Ltd. The Blond Knight / Erich Hartmann´s Bf 109 G-6s in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 The Blond Knight / Erich Hartmann´s Bf 109 G-6s (Eagle Editions Ltd. EagleCals EC48-36)
 
The Blond Knight / Erich Hartmann´s Bf 109 G-6s for Bf 109 G-6
Eagle Editions Ltd. 1:48
EagleCals EC48-36
2001 | New tool
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January 13, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Aires ESCAPAC 1G-2 (A-7E Early) ejection seat in 1:48 to his wishlist
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Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 08, 2017
Project: #43 Hasegawa F-22A Raptor in scale 1:48
1:48 F-22 Raptor (Hasegawa 07245)1:48 F-22A seat (Eduard 648018)1:48 F-22A (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-123)
08. January at 05:54:11 Share
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Michael Phillips The nail polish is "Born Pretty #212". Bought it on eBay for 75 cents shipped to the US from China! I can't imagine the seller made very much on that sale LOL.
11. January at 21:05:13
Bryn Crandell Interesting. Going to have to give it a try.
11. January at 21:07:07
Kees Kleijwegt Great result Michael. I would say the experiment is a succes :)
I will definitely try it in the (near) future
11. January at 21:15:42
Spanjaard i see the surprise of some Chinese guy when a dozen of man all suddenly ask for Born pretty 212.... they may think is a new fashion :D
11. January at 21:36:07
Michael Phillips Haha Spanjaard! Although, it is better to buy it under the anonymity of the internet, as opposed to walking into a drug store or cosmetics shop and plopping that bad boy down on the counter. Or ever worse, having to ask the pretty cashier where their "Born Pretty" polish is. LOL
11. January at 22:11:04
Spanjaard ha ha ha :D
11. January at 22:45:51
berni Hi Michael, thx for your explanatiion. I also imagine the faces of the Chinese or the seller in the shop. :D
11. January at 22:57:17
Glenn . I have a "nail polish addiction" now too! i just stocked up on 6 different versions of the Born Pretty range.
I can see it being used on everything from a F-22, F-35, EA-6B and so on and some of the other colors might end up on some custom cars or sci-fi projects too! All brought over the internet to protect my masculinity of course! But i did buy some cool pearl blue and orange colors at Target the other day but with my girlfriend with me! :) Just wait till Tamiya gets onto this then you'll pay $25 a bottle!
13. January at 04:53:02
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January 12, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 12, 2017
Project: #19 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel in scale 1:48
1:48 F-4G Phantom II (Hasegawa P4)1:48 AIRCRAFT WEAPONS: C (Hasegawa X48-3)1:48 SEAD Specialists (Speed Hunter Graphics 48009)
12. January at 05:25:46 Share
soheil moghisi very nice.
12. January at 06:06:53
Patrick Hagelstein Looking good!
12. January at 07:12:54
Spanjaard another beauty on the making, first row please! very goodlooking cockpit :)
12. January at 07:59:26
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January 09, 2017

Michael Phillips added the Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a (Tamiya 61087)
 
Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a
Tamiya 1:48
61087
2002 | Changed parts
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09. January at 17:37:04 Share
Michael Phillips added the Monogram McDonnell RF-101B Recon Voodoo in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 McDonnell RF-101B Recon Voodoo (Monogram 5818)
 
McDonnell RF-101B Recon Voodoo
Monogram 1:48
5818
1986 | Changed parts
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Michael Phillips added the TwoBobs Aviation Graphics F-117A Kosovo Bandits (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-117A Kosovo Bandits (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-099)
 
F-117A Kosovo Bandits
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-099
2009 | New tool
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Mates
Michael Phillips and Jeff Owens are now mates.
09. January at 04:58:00 Share
Michael Phillips added the Furball Aero-Design F-4B Phantom II Bravo MIG Killers Pt 2 in 1:48 to his wishlist
09. January at 03:00:09 Share

January 08, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 10 images
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1:48 F-22 Raptor (Hasegawa 07245)1:48 F-22A seat (Eduard 648018)1:48 F-22A (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-123)
21. November 2016 at 17:05:01 Share
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David Barclay That polish Idea seems like a great idea! I think you will be alright with it if U use leveling thinner.... I tint my hornet canopies with a mix of Mr color lacquer smoke and clear orange thinned w leveling thinner..... Doesn't harm the clear parts at all. Also if ya want to try to add the tamiya acrylic clear yellow, It should mix well with the the others just fine.... I mix tamiya acrylics all the time with the lacquer paints all the time..... No issue whatsoever
16. December 2016 at 06:31:23
Glenn . I just brought some of the alclad prismatic "reddish" color along with the clear yellow and some other colors as well. When i get a chance i will give them a try on some scrap clear plastic! and hope it works well? :)
18. December 2016 at 07:31:20
Michael Phillips Oh, please let us know how that works! I am really curious of your results. I am still waiting on my nail polish to arrive from China. I can't complain since I only paid .75 shipped. LOL
18. December 2016 at 07:45:02
Glenn . Arh yes cheap chinese shipping takes a few weeks to get here.
18. December 2016 at 07:56:48
Michael Phillips So I decided to experiment with the nail polish and an extra P-51 canopy that came in my Tamiya P-51 kit is just completed. I would say it was a success! Put some regular Laquer Thinner (Hardware store bought) and put some in a cleaned, empty gunze paint bottle (about 1/2 full). I then took the polish brush and dabbed polish into the bottle until I had what looked like a nice mix. I then shook it up, and put some in my airbrush and sprayed inside the canopy. I put in two coats to get the results that are in the album attached to this project. You could go darker if necessary, but two coats looks just right to my eye, and still able to see inside quite well!
08. January at 06:04:27
Taarna Eckart Very nice effect for sure! So, no problems at all then with plastic softening or the paint not drying?
08. January at 06:48:35
Michael Phillips The polish was dry almost instantly, a byproduct of the mixture being mostly Lacquer Thinner I assume. As for the plastic softening, everything seems to be ok so far. I will report back after some time concerning whether the plastic is adversely affected.
08. January at 06:54:12
Spanjaard it looks certainly good!
08. January at 10:43:52
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Michael Phillips added the TwoBobs Aviation Graphics Syrian Sukhois in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Syrian Sukhois (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-255)
 
Syrian Sukhois Su-24 & Su-34
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-255
2017*
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Michael Phillips added the Lifelike Decals North American Mustang (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 North American Mustang (Lifelike Decals 48-047)
 
North American Mustang Pt.3
Lifelike Decals 1:48
48-047
2016 | New tool
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08. January at 02:49:14 Share
Michael Phillips added the Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)
 
North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF
Tamiya 1:48
61040
1995 | New tool
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January 07, 2017

Michael Phillips added the TwoBobs Aviation Graphics F-16C WA WA WA in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 F-16C WA WA WA (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-254)
 
F-16C WA WA WA Nellis Vipers
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-254
2017
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07. January at 23:00:36 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 2 with 68 images
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1:48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (Tamiya 61114)1:48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats (Furball Aero-Design F/D&S-4810)
11. October 2016 at 15:13:46 Share
Holger Kranich Very good kit choice! ;)
11. October 2016 at 15:54:09
Michael Phillips Thanks Holger, I just got mine today! Now, all I have to do is wait for Furball to release their new sheet for the kit. I am eager to start it, based on your build and the words of everyone that has had the pleasure of assembling this beauty.
11. October 2016 at 17:49:29
Holger Kranich What marking from Furball will you apply?
11. October 2016 at 18:18:34
Michael Phillips VF-41 Black Aces Hi-Viz. :)
11. October 2016 at 18:28:33
Maciej Bellos Following this one also.
11. October 2016 at 18:32:11
Christian Ristits The scheme is awesome, cant wait to see it started!
11. October 2016 at 18:38:45
Ricardo Reis Very neat build, thanks for sharing.
06. January at 18:55:36
Timothy Heimer Sweet build! Nice
06. January at 20:21:03
Michael Phillips Thanks Ricardo and Timothy! I am glad you like it! :)
07. January at 04:00:58
07. January at 04:13:46
Christian Ristits Perfect Job, like it very much Michael!
07. January at 10:22:05
Stephan Ryll damned cool cat - very nice !
07. January at 15:51:39
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January 04, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 SuE (Kinetic K48061)
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January 03, 2017

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 03, 2017
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)1:48 P-51 Mustang Aeroproducts 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner (Ultracast 48138)1:48 North American Mustang (Lifelike Decals 48-047)
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Michael Phillips Well, this one is now on hold as I await the arrival of the Aeroproducts Prop kit.

Adding the antenna wire was much easier than I expected. Thanks to tips from David Barclay and some research on the ol' web I was able to get it on the first try.
03. January at 03:24:36
Dale Marston Michael it looks really good. It is very different from most Mustangs I have seen with those markings. Great job.
03. January at 03:39:28
Patrick Hagelstein The antenna looks amazing! How did you connect it to the tail?
03. January at 08:06:51
Sören Reifert Awesome work so far Michael!
03. January at 08:10:21
Michael Phillips Thanks Dale, Patrick, and Sören!

Patrick, attaching the antenna was actually the hardest part. I read a really cool method online, so I decided to give it a try. What I did was take a scrap piece of plastic (in my case I used the back side of a sprue letter identifier, eg. sprue B), and put a few blobs of Tamiya Extra Thin cement on it. I took a toothpick and kinda moved it around a bit until I had a somewhat thick cement/sprue mixture.
I then dipped the end that would attach to the seat in, and swirled it around for a few seconds. I then placed that end against the back of the seat for a minute and it stuck! I then threaded the wire through the hole I drilled in the canopy and glued the canopy down. Once that dried I pulled the wired up to the tail, and cut it off giving it enough slack that it drooped a little. Then using the same method as the other end, I dipped it in the glue mix and held it against the tail. The tail was a little harder to get connected than the seat was for some reason.
Once it was attached at both ends, through the canopy there was a slight droop in the antenna still. So I took a lighter and lit a toothpick on fire. I then blew it out, and started waving it under the wire. And BOOM! That wire tightened right up! It was actually quite cool to see something work like that, just like I was told.
03. January at 15:01:49
Patrick Hagelstein Whauw! Cool! I will give that a try. Just to be sure, the actual wire is stretched sprue?
03. January at 15:34:07
Michael Phillips Yep stretched sprue is what I used for the wire.
03. January at 15:38:54
03. January at 23:28:56
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December 31, 2016

Michael Phillips added the Eduard Bf 109G-6 Early Version in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Bf 109G-6 Early Version (Eduard 82113)
 
Bf 109G-6 Early Version Profipack
Eduard 1:48
82113
2016 | Changed parts
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December 29, 2016

Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 2 with 39 images
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1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)1:48 P-51 Mustang Aeroproducts 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner (Ultracast 48138)1:48 North American Mustang (Lifelike Decals 48-047)
11. December 2016 at 19:29:49 Share
Maciej Bellos Is that the next build? I reserved a seat.
11. December 2016 at 20:08:27
Michael Phillips Yep, this one is next, went straight to the front of the line. I have never built a prop plane before, so this will be a nice lil change of pace for me, get out of my comfort zone. Also will be my first NMF too. Doing a buddy build with my good friend David Barclay on this too.
11. December 2016 at 20:42:11
Sören Reifert I also take a seat ;)
11. December 2016 at 22:31:03
David Barclay I have a couple of CBI 23rd FG planes on my list of possible builds for this Michael..... Either those or something that flew out of Iwo or Okinawa. Spent a bit last night going thru the decals getting it down to that....
11. December 2016 at 23:28:52
Spanjaard first row still available, good, i will take a see to look closely :)
11. December 2016 at 23:54:50
Adam G. Following :)
29. December 2016 at 08:37:58
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Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 F-14A Tomcat (Hasegawa 07246)1:48 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe (Master AM-48-007)1:48 F-14 Tomcat Cockpit Set (Verlinden Productions 428)1:48 Steel Beach F-14A F-14B F-14D Tomcat NACA Vent (Steel Beach 48127)1+
11. July 2016 at 17:53:19 Share
Michael Hickey Are you going to do VF-21 Freelancers, their my favourite F-14 Sqn.
12. July 2016 at 03:14:16
Michael Phillips Actually I am going to do VF-41. I really like the non-standard paint on this bird wth the lighter gray markings. Very unusual! The VF-21 jet is really awesome too, so I think I might do that one on a future project.
12. July 2016 at 03:48:33
12. July 2016 at 04:31:56
Marko Count me in. ;)
12. July 2016 at 06:25:51
David Barclay Great choice Michael! Maybe I should do another cat! :)
14. July 2016 at 16:20:37
Michael Phillips Actually this one is a future project I am planning. I have my next 20 projects planned in order lol. The next one for our buddy build is project #12, which is still gonna be VF-84.
14. July 2016 at 17:45:56
Spanjaard i got this twice in my stash, one for VF-84 ("final countdown" ) and one for the IRIAF, so I will be on your six when you start it :)
28. December 2016 at 10:09:32
Michael Phillips Awesome! I can't wait to see how your VF-84 Tomcat comes out, that is my favorite squadron! I am excited to get to this one in a few months (even though it is a Hasegawa Tomcat, they still look awesome when done, just a little harder to get there LOL)
28. December 2016 at 22:14:17
Spanjaard mine will also will take some time probably :)
29. December 2016 at 00:50:33
Adam G. I have this camo in my plans too :)
29. December 2016 at 00:58:01
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December 27, 2016

Michael Phillips added the Fightertown Decals A-6A/E Intruder Intrusion (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 A-6A/E Intruder Intrusion (Fightertown Decals 48072)
 
A-6A/E Intruder Intrusion
Fightertown Decals 1:48
48072
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Michael Phillips added the Master Pitot tube in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Pitot tube (Master AM-48-131)
MiG-31 Foxhound
Pitot tube
Master 1:48
AM-48-131
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27. December 2016 at 15:25:51 Share
Michael Phillips added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 A-6E Intruder (Hobby Boss 81709)1:48 A-6A/E Intruder Intrusion (Fightertown Decals 48072)
27. December 2016 at 14:27:14 Share

December 26, 2016

Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 23, 2016
Project: #17 AMK Kfir C7 "Lion Cub" in scale 1:48
1:48 IAI Kfir C2/C7 (AMK 88001)1:48 M.B. Mk-10Q ejection seat (mirage 2000C) (Aires 4581)1:48 IAI Kfir - Pitot Tube & Angle Of Attack probe (Master AM-48-077)
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valiente84 Good job Michael!
25. December 2016 at 13:07:30
scalemates What a beauty!
25. December 2016 at 14:32:16
Augie Nice going!
25. December 2016 at 15:23:50
Mike Grant Superb
25. December 2016 at 15:49:37
ice Clean build a a very nice weathering - I like!
25. December 2016 at 16:56:45
Michael Phillips Thanks David, valiente, scalemates, Augie, Mike, and ice!!! You all continue to make me smile from all of the kind comments.
25. December 2016 at 20:17:47
Eelco Gregoire He looks great
25. December 2016 at 22:08:01
Augie Michael, puts mine to shame lol an am still building her lol
26. December 2016 at 11:40:47
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Michael Phillips added the Superscale International F-18E F-18F Super Hornet VFA-14 & VMFA-41 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-18E F-18F Super Hornet VFA-14 & VMFA-41 (Superscale International 48-1062)
 
F-18E F-18F Super Hornet VFA-14 & VMFA-41
Superscale International 1:48
48-1062
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26. December 2016 at 03:01:08 Share
Michael Phillips added the Two Mikes Resin Accessories F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Seamless Intakes (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Seamless Intakes (Two Mikes Resin Accessories 48041)
 
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Seamless Intakes
Two Mikes Resin Accessories 1:48
48041
2012 | New tool
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