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Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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New: 19. July at 02:46:25
Project: F-111E Pig GB
1:48 General Dynamics F-111E (Hobbycraft HC1424)
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Donald Dickson II Evidently entering into a group build with some of the best modelers around wasnt enough of a challenge. I clean up the seams on the nose and grab the canopy. *sigh*

First issue. The raised edges of the frame are n the INSIDE of the canopy. If I was using Tamiya tape, I would be screwed. But, I use parafilm. Thankfully I can see through that to follow the frame. Then I set it over the cockpit annnndddd...

Issue 2. The big one. HUGE gaps. I circled them just to make sure you dont miss them. Obviously I cant just glue the canopy on and putty away. That would be seen through the clear portions. Perfect plastic putty to the rescue! This stuff is water based, so it will not mess the canopy up. And I can dampen the edges of the canopy, putty it and pull the canopy off in order to shape and sand the interior. I also had to use a strip of sheet plastic to fill that side gap. I have to let it set so I can sand and shape and tweak. But I think it will work.
19. July at 02:45:36
Tim Heimer Hang in there Don! I believe in you!
19. July at 03:52:03
Slavo Hazucha Hmm, maybe the only Zhengdefu contribution was developing a new canopy for the Academy kit? At least with all that added filler & stuff, it's definitely sure now it won't stand nose-up when finished ;)

Seriously: You got it under control, almost there!
19. July at 05:34:21
Donald Dickson II Thanks guys! It looks rough right now, but that Is only the first step. And hopefully i wont end up with rogue bits appearing on the canopy once its secured. ;)
19. July at 11:12:26
Hans Robben Nothing like that on the Academy original:
19. July at 19:46:16
Hans Robben But they copied the ugly seams on the wings perfectly ;)
19. July at 19:47:11
Donald Dickson II I was just noticing those very things on your album. LOL
19. July at 19:48:54
Slavo Hazucha Raise your glasses, the group is now numbering 10 builds! And clear all shards from inside the cockpit before sealing the canopy ;)
19. July at 20:36:35
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July 15, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the MPC/Round2 Yellow Submarine to his stash.
No Yellow Submarine (MPC/Round2 MPC779/12)
The Beatles
Yellow Submarine
2012 | Changed parts
15. July at 22:40:17 Share

July 14, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 17 images
In progress
1:48 General Dynamics F-111E (Hobbycraft HC1424)
14. July at 13:49:39 Share

July 11, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Monogram AD-6 Skyraider (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 AD-6 Skyraider (Monogram 5429)
AD-6 Skyraider
Monogram 1:48
1983 | Changed decals
11. July at 19:32:29 Share
Donald Dickson II added the MRC AH-1T+Gold Cobra (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 AH-1T+Gold Cobra (MRC BA105)
AH-1T+Gold Cobra
MRC 1:35
1992 | Changed parts
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July 9, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 9, 2019
Project: A-6E Tram
1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
26. June at 01:35:43 Share
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Slavo Hazucha These intrusions where some work gets mysteriously done on your bench really have to stop! If this goes on, it may actually get built...! But at least the quality seems all right, nice non-cheating cockpit progress ;)
9. July at 05:43:11
Sergej I Intruder! Watching :)
9. July at 06:03:32
Peter Hardy Don is revolving now?
9. July at 08:09:26
Donald Dickson II Fuel bar thingy?
It's an industry term.

LOL Refueling probe. And yes, that is part of its unique look.

Slavo, I need to change the locks on my doors I guess. ;)
Peter, I am always spinning around. LOL
Welcome Sergej!
9. July at 12:26:00
Greg Baker Y'know... the gas pokey.
9. July at 13:59:54
Chris Greathouse ^ :D I almost called it that
9. July at 17:35:09
Donald Dickson II Gas pokey. LMAO

It's a go juice straw guys.
9. July at 20:39:11
Tim Heimer Hey Don! Don't change your locks! Those intruders do a better cockpit than you do, maybe just stay away from your bench and they will finish it! LOL!
9. July at 21:15:10
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July 6, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Tamiya Mesozoic Creatures Set (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Mesozoic Creatures Set (Tamiya 60107)
Mesozoic Creatures Set (Diorama Series NO.7)
Tamiya 1:35
60107 (60107:1000)
1994 | New tool
6. July at 14:30:36 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Tamiya Triceratops (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Triceratops (Tamiya 60104)
Triceratops Diorama Set (Series No.4)
Tamiya 1:35
60104 (60104:2200)
1994 | New tool
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July 2, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Hobby Boss Tornado IDS (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Tornado IDS (Hobby Boss 80353)
Tornado IDS
Hobby Boss 1:48
2009 | New tool
2. July at 01:27:39 Share

June 27, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Eduard F-84G (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-84G (Eduard EX167)
F-84G Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
27. June at 01:13:11 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Tamiya Republic F-84G Thunderjet (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Republic F-84G Thunderjet (Tamiya 61060)
Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Tamiya 1:48
1998 | New tool
27. June at 01:12:32 Share

June 26, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 4 images
1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
26. June at 01:38:13 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Trumpeter A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
A-6E/Tram "Intruder"
Trumpeter 1:32
2014 | Changed parts
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June 24, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 23, 2019
Project: Snorkel Truck
1:25 Aero Chief (AMT 980/06)
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Donald Dickson II Alright, I warned you it wasnt much. LOL I gotta go back and redo the white part. And rechrome the emblem. That should be fun.
18. May at 19:32:39
Bob Hall Right On ! Guns and Hoses ! Killer Work as always !
18. May at 19:36:49
Donald Dickson II OK, the cock pit is done. Not quite as impressive as a jet. ;) Cab exterior done for what I will do for now. Now I need to figure the lighting.

*clears throat* Oh Greeeeeeggggggg...How would you go about doing the head lights and turn signals?
23. June at 05:34:07
Greg Baker Uhm. Probably with lights. :)
23. June at 10:36:11
Donald Dickson II The wisdom! I am blown away! LMAO I mean like would you use bulbs of some sort or fiber optics. That kind of thing.
23. June at 15:34:08
Clint Mecham From first hand experience....good job on the truck. They are work trucks and as such are kept simple.
23. June at 15:37:21
Donald Dickson II Yep. Every one I ever rode, even the show pieces the volunteers bought, were pretty basic. Though the ones I have seen lately are like Caddys in comparison.
23. June at 15:41:59
Clint Mecham Very true. The newer Seagraves and Rosenbauers we use are sure not the old Crowns and Mack's I started with.....
24. June at 01:39:57
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June 22, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 22, 2019
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Peter Hardy Are there wings?
15. January at 02:33:28
15. January at 02:39:45
Peter Hardy Well you should be ok then!
15. January at 02:44:28
Donald Dickson II OK, so I broke out the cock pit stuff. The Revell is on the left, the Hasegawa with a Verlinden resin seat on the right. I can grind off the belts on the revell seat and use the PE from the zoom. The PE control panel will go in the Hasegawa and divide up detail parts between the two.

I think. Maybe. And use the Wolfpak pit for a different build in the future. Maybe.
15. May at 03:12:08
Donald Dickson II OK, so I went with doing the kit stuff with some PE for the Revell and the Verlinden bang seat, PE control panel and the rest kit for the Hasegawa. If the Revell seat wasnt a part of the tub I would have used the other Verlinden seat.
3. June at 03:56:54
Donald Dickson II Both fuselages together, wings on. Some rough sanding done. Puttying up next. But after work on the fire truck.
22. June at 02:32:17
Clifford Keesler You go Wildman.
22. June at 02:48:07
Stephan Ryll Nice project Donald :) good progress here
22. June at 08:10:40
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June 13, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 8, 2019
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Peter Hardy If the shoe fits Donny me boy, wear it with pride!
12. June at 21:03:04
12. June at 22:11:35
Tim Heimer LOL! Too cool dude!
12. June at 23:35:49
Bob Hall [img1]
13. June at 00:33:25
13. June at 05:06:05
Bob Hall Had to throw in a litte Texas Theme to it ! LOL !!
13. June at 05:33:05
Peter Hardy Love it! Gotta pick that one up Don!
13. June at 09:28:40
Donald Dickson II I will use that one later. LOL
13. June at 11:29:01
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Donald Dickson II changed his profile picture.
13. June at 11:25:33 Share

June 12, 2019

Donald Dickson II changed his profile picture.
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June 8, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Eduard Spad XIII late version (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Spad XIII late version (Eduard 7053)
Spad XIII late version ProfiPACK
Eduard 1:72
2009 | Changed parts
8. June at 23:01:13 Share
Donald Dickson II added the AMT-Hasegawa North American F-100 Super Sabre (1:72) to his stash.
8. June at 23:00:17 Share

June 6, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Matchbox Canberra PR.9 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Canberra PR.9 (Matchbox PK-408)
Canberra PR.9
Matchbox 1:72
1978 | New tool
6. June at 15:56:50 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Academy B-50 D SUPERFORTRESS (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 B-50 D SUPERFORTRESS (Academy 2112)
Academy 1:72
1992 | Changed box
6. June at 15:56:27 Share

June 5, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the AMP Kaman OH-43D Huskie in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Kaman OH-43D Huskie (AMP unknown)
Kaman OH-43D Huskie
AMP 1:48
2019* | New tool
5. June at 00:53:35 Share

May 30, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Revell/Monogram F-16 Air Defense Fighter (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-16 Air Defense Fighter (Revell/Monogram 85-4774)
F-16 Air Defense Fighter
Revell/Monogram 1:48
2001 | Changed box
30. May at 21:49:56 Share

May 20, 2019

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 1, 2019
17. March at 18:06:53 Share
Donald Dickson II My father took this pic on 17Jan67. The one with the planes in it. LOL He identifies the C-47 as an AC-47. BUT, it has a white underside, leading me to think it is an EC-47. BUT, my dad was the one that was there, not I. And unfortunately, he is not with us, so I can get no clarification.

Anyway, I plan on building this as a diorama. I have the CH-3 and the two RF-101. Gotta figure the 47 out and get some revetments. This one is going to be long.
17. March at 18:09:01
Donald Dickson II So. I have been doing a lot of research. I have found at least one pic from late 1966 of an AC-47 at Tan San Nhut with a white/light gray underside. I also have been looking at the pic until my eyes water, and I just dont see the antennae that were on the EC. So, I am going to go with an AC-47 with a white underside.

Opinions definitely welcome.
1. April at 22:10:42
Michael Hickey This is going to be one massive dio, I'm defiantly in.
2. April at 03:51:43
Donald Dickson II Yeah. I am waiting for a place in England to have more revetments. Then I will start on it I think.
2. April at 12:02:02
Holger Kranich Whenever you start - I am in! Thats a really cool idea!
2. April at 12:14:53
Donald Dickson II Welcome sir! I am pretty sure this one is gonna take a while. But truly a labor of love.
2. April at 12:48:16
Holger Kranich Is modeling and love not always connected? ;) I am looking forward! :D
2. April at 12:51:18
Donald Dickson II So, I was going through the kits to see what I might need when I get to this build. I hadnt really perused the Valom kits yet. WOW! Resin seamless intakes, resin nose with all the camera windows, PE, seemingly well molded. I am REALLY itching to get at these now!
20. May at 01:15:41
Nathan Dempsey Wow, this is going to be awesome.
20. May at 04:25:07
Łukasz Gliński Very cool topic, will follow. Wondering how the Jolly Green Giant will turn out as I'm still afraid to re-rivet mine, hence it's still waiting in the stash.
Just in case - I have set of spare Dakota flaps from Eduard than I don't need :)
20. May at 12:43:04
Donald Dickson II Lukas, I dont mess with rescribing and the like(unless I destroy stuff sanding). They actually got it pretty much right even back in 70. They are rivet monsters as you can see in the pic.
20. May at 13:41:14
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Donald Dickson II added the Revell Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (Revell H-144)
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Revell 1:72
1970 | New tool
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May 19, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the AMT/ERTL X/YB-35 Flying Wing (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 X/YB-35 Flying Wing (AMT/ERTL 8615)
X/YB-35 Flying Wing
1995 | New tool
19. May at 15:48:56 Share

May 14, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Revell F-89 Scorpion & B-58 Hustler (varies) to his stash.
varies F-89 Scorpion & B-58 Hustler (Revell 4354-4300)
F-89 Scorpion & B-58 Hustler Special 2 Pack
Revell varies
1988 | Changed parts
Multi topic
14. May at 02:43:24 Share

May 11, 2019

Donald Dickson II added the Revell C-45F Expeditor (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 C-45F Expeditor (Revell 03966)
C-45F Expeditor
Revell 1:48
03966 (80-3966)
2015 | Changed decals
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