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Updated: April 19, 2018
Project: Blue Diamond F-18 in scale 1:32
1:32 F-18C F/A-18C Hornet (Academy 02191)
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Donald Dickson II Alrighty! She is all done! Crappy decals and all, I think it turned out fairly well. as always, I think it could be better, but I am certainly not embarrassed by it.
19. April at 04:55:10
Patrick Hagelstein You shouldn't be! Considering all the troubles you went through, this looks splendid! Nice weathering!
19. April at 05:38:41
Donald Dickson II Thank you Patrick! :)
19. April at 05:42:52
David Thor Looking great! Shame about the decals though. Always a bummer when you are hyped for a kit and then it turns out you can't build it like you want because of a failure of the company.
19. April at 08:10:16
Donald Dickson II David, I cant agree more! And thank you. :)
19. April at 13:23:50
Timothy Heimer Yea I think we've all had that feeling when that happens! Don I have seen you shine up some pretty bad turds! I don't know how you do it but they come out looking NICE!
19. April at 13:57:54
Clifford Keesler She turned out really nice Donald, I am impressed. Good job.
19. April at 23:02:30
Donald Dickson II Timothy and Clifford, thank you kindly sirs. :)

I dont know how well she will do at the show Sat, but hopefully at least pull a third. We shall see.
20. April at 03:22:44
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March 27, 2018

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26. March at 01:35:33 Share
Donald Dickson II So, with my Goodwill grab of a cabinet for 5 bucks this weekend, I got places for all my completed models. They had shelves, but that does nothing to help them with dust. Now they are all snug. :)
26. March at 01:37:39
Spanjaard 5 buck sfor this cabinet???
26. March at 07:18:03
Donald Dickson II 5 bucks for the white one. The one with the F-15s and F-86s was actually free. The nice curio cabinet was a lot more. LOL
26. March at 23:27:05
Konrad Limmer Ver nice collection
27. March at 09:15:15
Paul Stubbs Nice work
27. March at 09:24:21
nikolaos kouzinis Nice collection Donald
27. March at 09:27:10
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen.
27. March at 15:58:47
Stephan Ryll Very nice collection Donald
27. March at 17:42:35
Spanjaard sweet
27. March at 19:20:45
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March 18, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 26, 2018
Project: F-4C Monogram in scale 1:48
1:48 F-4C Phantom (Monogram 85-5859)1:48 F-4 Phantom II (Monogram 5800)1:48 F-4C/D/E/F/G wheels (Eduard 648012)1+
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Donald Dickson II I took that pic before they completely dried and set. You could clearly see the camo pattern a d colors through the white.
16. March at 19:01:04
Stephan Ryll Oh what a pitty Donald , may you can try to repaint the white areas :S
16. March at 19:08:23
16. March at 19:20:43
Donald Dickson II Stephen, I tried that. Then reapplied the red stripes. They would not smooth out. This just is one of those that I need to set aside and come back to. I have markings for another F-4 left over from the Good Evening Da Nang boxing. I will just do those.
16. March at 21:46:36
Stephan Ryll Keep calm, take your time :) it will turn out good Donald, I'm shure
16. March at 21:53:55
Peter Hardy Don, you say they are black stripes, I say they are white stripes. All a matter of perspective. I have enjoyed going back over this build this Saturday morning, waiting for Mrs Hardy to wake up. Might even spend a bit of time on your wall too. Thanks for displaying the build. Very enjoyable!
16. March at 23:26:07
Donald Dickson II Peter, good point! LOL Regardless, the white portion, be they stripes or no, is not much more than gauze when it comes to opacity. :( And feel free to peruse away! :)
17. March at 04:18:21
18. March at 00:39:03
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March 17, 2018

Donald Dickson II and Peter Hardy are now mates.
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March 15, 2018

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Updated: February 05, 2018
Project: Bad to the Bone in scale 1:48
1:48 B-1B Lancer (Revell 04900)
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Stephan Ryll looking really good Donald
05. February at 17:35:53
Donald Dickson II Thank you guys! :)

Dutch, they came with the intakes. Since you have to cut away part of the kit nacelle, you can not use the intake trunking from the kit. So they nicely provide a really good set of FOD covers. Otherwise you would just see the inside of the nacelles with nothing else there.
05. February at 21:39:10
Dutch Ah so! I just checked my 1:72 Barracuda set and it includes the complete forward half of the nacelle with trunking and engine turbine faces, but no intake plugs! So, I guess I will build it that way. But I like, scratch that! I love your intake plugs. They look really authentic!
06. February at 19:37:38
Donald Dickson II Yeah, they did the 1/72 set a bit different. If you end up breaking the actuator arms too much, I have an extra sprue of them that were packed in my 1/48 set for some reason. They really did a great job on everything looks wise. And they fit perfectly in the intakes. Probably could have put them in with no glue. But with my luck one would fall out and disappear.
07. February at 00:09:50
Scott Hastings Intake plugs look amazing, so realistic. If I may toss in a pitch..I am hosting a bomber build on ISM if anyone interested May1-Aug31 lots of prizes!!!
https://intscalemodeller.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=24016 come join us
07. February at 01:14:57
Clifford Keesler Donald, yes the F-104G is posted. First W>I>P> pictures should be up tomorrow.
08. February at 04:55:05
Clifford Keesler By the way the "Bone is looking awesome.
08. February at 04:55:51
Donald Dickson II After messing with the bombs for a while, I am highly not happy with them. They really are NOT good representations of anything I can find reference for. So I decided to do it with the bomb bays closed. I am putting this on hold in order to concentrate on my 1/32 F-18 for a show coming up on 21st April.
15. March at 21:04:11
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February 25, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 23, 2018
Project: Italian F-84 in scale 1:48
1:48 Republic F-84F (Italeri 2703)
12. February at 03:29:46 Share
Donald Dickson II OK, I started this for a group build on a FaceBook. Its an OOB build. I used Vallejo gloss primer. First time using a Vallejo product. I like how this stuff spayed! We shall see how the Alclad looks on it.
12. February at 03:34:59
Donald Dickson II Some of the main decals on. I should have thought of this. The Vallejo primer is acrylic. It does NOT bond to the plastic. The Alclad went on it just fine. BUT, you can NOT mask it. The primer doesnt hold. Just pulls right up. *sigh* I pretty much fixed it, but as I am doing this for a group build that ends in 10 days, I really didnt have the time to strip it completely down.
19. February at 02:55:39
Lost_Erik I love the bold colours on this classic. Good progress.
19. February at 07:01:40
Donald Dickson II Same here. Main reason I bought this kit. Great scheme
19. February at 15:23:55
Stephan Ryll looking very good Donald I like the colours
19. February at 18:19:09
Donald Dickson II Thank you Stephen. :)

All the decals are on now. Just have to do wheels and gears and touch ups and that sort of stuff and it will be done.

A note about the decals. They are great! The full wing stuff went on great. They are a bit thick, but not extremely so. They set down with liberal use of solva set. I was owrried how well they would settle into the great details on this kit. They did so wonderfully.
23. February at 00:32:06
Donald Dickson II OK, so got it wrapped up tonight. :)
23. February at 05:36:44
Lost_Erik Nice and shiny. Well done.
24. February at 05:39:17
Clifford Keesler Very nice Donald. I wipe my models down with alacohol before I prime them with the black Vallejo primer. I use the Vallejo Acrylic metal colors, I have not had any problems with paint lifting after masking. I actually prefer the Vallejo metal colors over Alcads.
24. February at 06:29:53
Stephan Ryll Very nice colorful build Donald
I agree with Clifford about that Vallejo stuff - a little bit of light sanding 800 - 1000 - wipe with alcohol - black glossy primer - let it dry for 24 hours - apply the metal color - let it dry for 24 hours - add a clear coat - let it dry for 24 hours - apply the mask - will end up with no problem when removing the mask :)
24. February at 10:05:02
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen! Both for your kind words AND the advice. I will give that a go next time around.
25. February at 18:05:25
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February 23, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Monogram Ford Tri-motor (1:77) to his stash.
1:77 Ford Tri-motor (Monogram 7592)
 
Ford Tri-motor
Monogram 1:77
7592
1978 | Changed box
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23. February at 02:25:49 Share
Donald Dickson II added the WARP Models Eagle (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Eagle (WARP Models )
Space: 1999
Eagle
WARP Models 1:72
199x | New tool
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23. February at 02:23:39 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Heller Saab VIGGEN AJ.37/SF.37/SK.37 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Saab VIGGEN AJ.37/SF.37/SK.37 (Heller 80325)
 
Saab VIGGEN AJ.37/SF.37/SK.37
Heller 1:72
80325
1986 | Changed box
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23. February at 02:22:50 Share

February 11, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 20, 2018
20. January at 01:56:44 Share
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Martin Oostrom Surviving the fall is an accomplished in itself. Getting picked up another. Lucky man
09. February at 07:54:24
Clifford Keesler Yes he was very luck indeed. There are nets around the edges of the flight deck, to prevent that very thing, but he said he just looked at them as he sailed over them.
09. February at 23:38:05
Patrick Hagelstein Wow! That's some kind of powerful jet wash then... Amazing!
10. February at 05:11:36
Robert Paschall Was always a huge fan of the Monogram bombers, I had several years ago. And yup that B-36 takes a lot of shelf space!
10. February at 05:16:01
Timothy Heimer Hey Don , I know my eyesight isn't great buy I see no C-141?
10. February at 13:25:10
Donald Dickson II Tim, it wasnt on the shelf when I took those pics. I have one built, smokeriderdon and two more. I combined both of those kits into one box. I also have two more sets of the Caracal decals.
10. February at 17:10:48
Choppa Nutta Nice rack Don !!! ;) :D :D :D
10. February at 18:49:33
Donald Dickson II LMAO Glad my rack could impress you sir!
11. February at 00:08:58
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February 07, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Scale Aircraft Conversions B-58 Hustler Landing Gear (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 B-58 Hustler Landing Gear (Scale Aircraft Conversions 48035)
 
B-58 Hustler Landing Gear Monogram, Revell
Scale Aircraft Conversions 1:48
48035
200x | New tool
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07. February at 05:55:33 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Caracal Models B-58 Hustler (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 B-58 Hustler (Caracal Models CD48059)
 
B-58 Hustler
Caracal Models 1:48
CD48059
2014 | New tool
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07. February at 05:54:12 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Minicraft Model Kits USAF C-130J-30 Super Hercules (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 USAF C-130J-30 Super Hercules (Minicraft Model Kits 14700)
 
USAF C-130J-30 Super Hercules
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14700
2015 | Changed parts
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February 03, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 02, 2018
Project: F-84G 1/72 in scale 1:72
1:72 F-84G Thunderjet (Hobby Boss 80247)
12. January at 03:13:46 Share
Donald Dickson II Because I have modelers ADD, while I was waiting for the new exhausts for the B-1, and waiting for paint to dry on the Phantom, I picked this little gem out of the stash. Pretty much a level 5 snap together. I had it together and putty in the seams in an hour. The main puttying was the wing roots and the panels on the fuselage.

So, the pics of the plane in service all show it to be fairly dull. Which one would expect on a plane seeing normal service. So I didnt want a shiny finish. I sprayed Alclad aluminum directly on the plastic. It works great that way if you dont want a highly reflective surface. And if you dont want it somewhat shiny, you can polish the plastic out a bit.
12. January at 03:21:16
Donald Dickson II Wrapped this one up today. Wow, the decals in this kit SUCK. Brittle, almost totally resistant to solva set. Had to apply it multiple times. But they do look good. Drilled out the air brake as the holes are HOLES in real life.
02. February at 00:43:26
David Thor Great job on this kit. And what a colorful bird this is!
02. February at 09:12:46
Ekki Excellent work!
02. February at 20:11:25
Donald Dickson II Thank you guys. I got it for the T-Birds markings, but I liked these better. Plus I got a 1/48 version of the T-birds plane.
03. February at 05:45:20
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January 29, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Roden C-141B Starlifter (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 C-141B Starlifter (Roden 325)
 
C-141B Starlifter
Roden 1:144
325
2016 | New tool
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29. January at 06:09:25 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Roden C-141B Starlifter (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 C-141B Starlifter (Roden 325)
 
C-141B Starlifter
Roden 1:144
325
2016 | New tool
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29. January at 06:09:22 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Hasegawa A-7D Corsair II (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 A-7D Corsair II (Hasegawa 07013)
L.T.V
A-7D Corsair II
Hasegawa 1:48
07013 (P13)
1987 | Changed parts
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January 20, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 18, 2018
Project: Operation Granby Jaguar in scale 1:48
1:48 Sepecat Jaguar GR.1A (Revell 04996)
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Peter Hardy PA? VA? Huh?
19. January at 06:01:00
Donald Dickson II State abbreviations. VA is Virginia, PA is Pennsylvania.
19. January at 07:40:24
Peter Hardy Sorry Don, Asian and European geography I'm not too bad on but US no hope! Heard of Pennsylvania but Virginia is a suburb of Brisbane! Lol! My geography is improving though! I now know where Chicago and Lake Michigan is now thanks to Tim Heimer!
19. January at 08:40:21
Timothy Heimer Peter, Don is a few states east of me or about 12-14 hrs away.
19. January at 13:53:46
Donald Dickson II Peter, no problem. VA and PA are both on the east coast about half way ish down. The area is called the Mid Atlantic. VA borders Washington DC. If any of that helped at all. LOL
19. January at 16:37:10
Peter Hardy I'll buy a map. I don't know why you guys want to live at the end of the world! I bet it even snows there like in Antarctica!
19. January at 23:24:40
Peter Hardy PS. No I won't buy a map, I live in the age of "American provided" GPS. Thank you America! Google Earth should do the trick! Thank you America again!!
19. January at 23:36:49
Donald Dickson II Damn right! LOL
20. January at 01:27:13
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January 12, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 12 images
 
12. January at 03:08:04 Share

January 10, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Hobby Boss F-84G Thunderjet (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F-84G Thunderjet (Hobby Boss 80247)
 
F-84G Thunderjet Easy Assembly
Hobby Boss 1:72
80247
2010 | Changed decals
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10. January at 06:24:24 Share

January 04, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the AMT/ERTL General Lee Dodge Charger (1:25) to his stash.
1:25 General Lee Dodge Charger (AMT/ERTL 8579)
The Dukes Of Hazzard
General Lee Dodge Charger 1969
AMT/ERTL 1:25
8579
1997 | Changed ???
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04. January at 04:01:26 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Lindberg Mercedes-Benz SSK (1:24) to his stash.
1:24 Mercedes-Benz SSK (Lindberg 72326)
1929
Mercedes-Benz SSK
Lindberg 1:24
72326
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04. January at 03:59:34 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Monogram '99 Mustang Cobra (1:24) to his stash.
1:24 '99 Mustang Cobra (Monogram 85-4014)
 
'99 Mustang Cobra Dream Rides
Monogram 1:24
85-4014
2012 | Changed decals
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December 29, 2017

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Tornado IDS Anniversary in scale 1:72
1:72 Tornado IDS Sonderanstrich 100.000 Flugstunden JaboG 33 (Syhart Decal 72-077)
28. November 2017 at 02:26:37 Share
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Clifford Keesler You can do it man! LOL.
21. December 2017 at 03:39:40
Donald Dickson II LOL Oh, I will. Just gonna be a challenge. :D
21. December 2017 at 04:57:11
Donald Dickson II Alrighty! Wrapped this one up in time to be the last of 17. There are a few things I need to figure out still. I did not fill in the holes for the pylons. As I mentioned, this plane supposedly flew with these markings with nothing at all under it. Not sure yet if I want to say screw it and put somethingt here regardless or not. I have ordered a master brass pitot tube, so that will be taken care of shortly. I realize the one on there is crooked.

As I said, the decals were good. But, they WERE fragile. Very easy to tear them. I managed to mix up the pink and blue to cover any of my screw ups. :D

Overall, not my best, but certainly not my worst. Still wish the original decals had been good though. Argh.
28. December 2017 at 20:52:46
Donald Dickson II Oh, I had to use the kitchen window sill because the lights were washing out the colors. Badly. Even indirect. So i had to do the natural light thing. And it is flipping -13 celsius with the wind chill here. So I was NOT going outside to do these pics!
28. December 2017 at 20:57:21
Ekki Very good result.
29. December 2017 at 12:06:19
Clifford Keesler Nice one Sir.
29. December 2017 at 16:45:00
Martin Oostrom She turned out really nice despite your setbacks. Well done Donald
29. December 2017 at 16:58:45
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen! :)
29. December 2017 at 19:52:16
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Donald Dickson II added the Minicraft Model Kits C-121/R7V-1 MATS (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 C-121/R7V-1 MATS (Minicraft Model Kits 14540)
 
C-121/R7V-1 MATS Military Air Transport
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14540
2004 | Changed decals
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Project: B-66B Destroyer in scale 1:72
1:72 B-66B Destroyer (Testors 677)
17. January 2017 at 18:36:55 Share
Ekki Very good result.
17. January 2017 at 19:11:51
Donald Dickson II Thank you! :)
17. January 2017 at 19:46:44
Bryn Crandell Looking good. This aircraft is in my Stash and plan to build maybe this year.
17. January 2017 at 20:35:40
Łukasz Gliński Phabulous ;)
18. January 2017 at 12:04:21
Donald Dickson II Bryn, let me know how the decals are for you. Unless you managed to find after market that eluded me.
18. January 2017 at 16:22:05
gorbygould Excellent result for a Testors kit.
18. January 2017 at 17:37:39
David Thor Really nice job on this kit. And i know what I'm speaking off! :)
28. December 2017 at 22:00:00
Donald Dickson II LOL thank you. But it must have had some kind of impact in the move as it split down the join on top. And losing the pitot gauge. The second pilot gauge. *sigh*
29. December 2017 at 01:11:21
Cortex Very nice, the model looks really good.
29. December 2017 at 07:33:33
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir. :)
29. December 2017 at 08:06:18
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December 11, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Syhart Decal Tornado IDS Sonderanstrich 100.000 Flugstunden JaboG 33 (1:72) to his stash.
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December 07, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Revell Tornado GR. Mk1 RAF (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 Tornado GR. Mk1 RAF (Revell 04705)
 
Tornado GR. Mk1 RAF Limited Edition
Revell 1:32
04705 (80-4705)
2013 | Changed box
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07. December 2017 at 00:39:15 Share

November 28, 2017

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 26 images
 
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November 25, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Hasegawa McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (Hasegawa S23)
 
McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet
Hasegawa 1:32
S23
1985 | Changed box
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25. November 2017 at 22:05:01 Share

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