Well done indeed 👍
Thank you gentlemen. 🙂
That Globemaster with jets, seen on far right in photo 16 seems hard to get. Being a Revell kit I am surprised they don't seem to sell more of them. Would like to buy one, but not at some premium price off eBay or whatnot.
Treehugger, I know right? I do not for the life of me understand why they stopped producing it. I was tempted to buy all 3 that were on the shelf back when they were first released. I kick myself constantly for not doing so. But who knew?
Really nice 👍 Inflight looks great!
June 15, 2021
Alrighty, good bad or indifferent, she is done. 🙂
Great build, great subject. 👍
Nice work Donald 👍
I think it looks great, well done sir.
Nice work on the distressed paint effects Donald! 👍
June 9, 2021
And the next iteration. I finally got 2 more shelves for the glass cabinet and moved some out of the white cabinet so I will have room for the A-6 whenever I get back to that.
I like the plane that looks like a remote control, very realistic. 😛 and sweet Goodwill grab!
Chris, a very secret and not well known project involving a reverse engineered chameleon circuit.
When you finally run out of shelf space, go up!
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Clifford, thank you sir. I fell short of the effect I was trying to get, but I do still like it. 🙂
Outstanding result Donald. 👍 Salute. 👍
Very nice 👍
Thank you gentlemen. I am feeling the need to do another E here soon...
April 7, 2021
Gotta love some dual Voodoos! Nice work Donald🙂
And the 101s are done. Thank God.
Nice work Donald, they look great.
Very nice work Donald👍🏻
Wow, always thought they are much bigger, closer to the Vark's size 😠
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OK, so yes, these are all snap togethers. I got them with the express intent of weathering them and making them look more "adult". I didnt want to mess with a tricky build. I have plenty of Star Wars and other kits that have the heavy building thing going. I did all 5 of these in a couple hours.
So now I will be doing weathering on them in between other projects. I will likely do some detail painting as well here and there. Think I will do the A-wing first.
I see, from time to time IMHO we need a fast project, looking forward to more
So the A Wing is weathered. I went heavy as these are not only space but planet side as well. And considering they are resistance fighters, its not like they have wash bays. As usual, found some more stuff to do while looking at the pics. I am also painting the pilot. As provided, he is just plain white plastic. It screams paint me. As near as I can tell, the A Wing pilots had green or khaki flight suits. The X Wing guys are the orange.
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You are a masochist my friend. LOL
Well done Donald, its not the easiest and flawless kit from Revell but you made a real stunner out of it...👍!!
Yes, I guess I am LOL.
Thank you Jos. 🙂
Well, at least you own it Clifford.😉
Nice job of the Heller,Airfix Revell kit.
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Nice looking builds Donald👍
Well done on both kit Donald! A perfect couplefor your showcase.
Nice pair those two - two really classic liveries, the two best 1/48 kits of the most beloved post-WW-II airframe, all the boxes checked for a great result 🙂 congrats! 👍
Finally found my way here, one of the final roars of the Tomcat GB, isn't it? 🙂 And quite a show, great to see a Vandy build from the AMK box. And it would not be Donald without a bit of "against the stream" swimming by passing on all the AMK wing options and doing a swept one!😉
A job well done, cool stuff 👍
LOL That was for one reason only. Space restrictions. Much like on a carrier, I dont have room for full extension.
January 8, 2021
Thank you sirs. Final pics here...
F-14 Group build final pics | Album by smokeriderdon (1:48)
Great colour scheme on a very cool plane !!
and a nice result too Don, love it ! 🙂
Wow. This one came out VERY nicely, Don. Are you sure you built it?😉
Thanks guys. 🙂
No surprise here! LOL
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OK, I got somewhat decent pics. They will do for now anyway. LOL She looks a lot better in person IMO.
Still looks outstanding Don! Nice one for your collection!
Beautiful black beauty 👍
Looks impressive in black. Nice work 👍
Thank you gentlemen! 🙂
November 12, 2020
Very cool! Got this and another early Revell tooling 1/48 F-16 in the stash. Looks like pretty decent builds. Unfortunate that that airframe was trucked to Davis-Monthan following a mishap during a Red Flag exercise @ Nellis AFB:
It is a great kit. Not overly detailed, but not bad. Fit was fine. Weapons leave a bit to be desired though.
Very well done Donald.. 👍
And for the cover One just got to love that 80'S computer art look
Thank you Daniel. Yeah, the cover art is very 80s indeed. LOL
Yes, reminds me of a scene of WWIII from the 'Wingman' series of books!
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Alrighty. Totally done with weapons on. And may I add I hate Hasegawas weapons kits. The weapons are OK in and of themselves, but half of them don't even fit the launchers in their own kits. Grrrr.
I did not know you did one - best Cat that did not fly😉 Very nice 👍
Great looking Tomcat! 👍
Slavo, I have to agree. The 14 looks so damned good solid black, and the markings for this one are awesome. I wish they would do more of the planes. Or at least push the ones they have done here to the U.S. They have a Cat with a Pumpkin on it that is wicked cool and pretty sure they did a kit of it.
Very nice Donald.
September 20, 2020
This has now come up a few times, so I figured I would do an album just for it to share with folks. Let me say, this is NOT my idea. I picked it up somewhere along the line.
Just get any old latex house paint. Thin it 50/50. Full strength is TOO thick IMO.
The intake shown is an F-16, but this will work on any intake that is separate from the fuselage at this point. Tape off one end of the tube. Make sure any holes in the tube are covered as well.
Over a paper towel or the like, pour the paint in to fill it up. Let it sit for a moment, then pour it back out. You may need to peel the tape off the other end for it to flow out. Even thinned its gonna be a little much. You will need to tap one end to help the excess out.
This al needs to be done fairly quickly. It will start firming up in minutes. Set it up vertically with the end that is furthest back at the bottom. Any excess build up will be easier to remove without screwing up the look.
The last pic is the end result. Seams gone and nice even white finish. No putty, no trying to sand inside, none of that.
Great idea and thanks for sharing 👍
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Welcome to the club, Donald...lifetime member here. The only thing I can say, is that it's a fight, a war with the self, where battles are hard won and sometimes lost in the fiery crucible of... building plastic models.. 😛
LOL Good description. 🙂
Dont worry don, we all have that.. sometimes you just need to kick back.. relax or find a funny kit to nail 🙂 So something silly.. take a few shitbag kits.. and beat them into something daft
Shitbag kits 😄
It's about watching your hands work - not about what you feel. Inspiration will eventually come from working. Just put your hours in and don't think.
August 18, 2020
Nice twist & save! Almost looks like you planned it from the start...😉
Thank you Calvin. 🙂
LOL Slavo. Yeah, I PLANNED it! Thats the ticket! LOL
OK, I am totally digging how it looks. As ridiculous as it may be. LOL
😄 Well planned and executed, Don! 👍
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