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New: 20. October at 18:03:16
Project: Snorkel Truck in scale 1:25
1:25 Aero Chief (AMT 980/06)
09. September at 00:37:44 Share
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Bryn Crandell It's a bit of a beast to drive. Long and wide turns are a must. Overall a fun piece of apparatus to drive and operate. Agree on the undercarriage. you can make the engine look good but if you crawl under the truck it has a bit of road grime. Unless you have a chief that is a clean freak.
19. October at 14:44:39
Donald Dickson II *fingers in ears* nananananaananananana I cant hear you Choppa. ;)

Greg, burn...fire truck...I see what you did there. LOL

Bryn, I can imagine. The last truck I drove was 110' heavy duty Seagrave straight truck that was like 45 feet long. That took some wide turns. Not to mention the idiots doing the purchasing put 6V92s in them. For a 60,000 lb vehicle. Talk about a pig.
19. October at 23:28:02
Choppa Nutta yeah but you can still read haha :D
anyhow that's nearly 30 tons !!
never seen a road vehicle that big ... I bet it took forever to stop ....
20. October at 00:50:37
Donald Dickson II It took forever to get going. The engine I mentioned is severely under powered for that size vehicle. It was certainly a beast.
20. October at 17:58:30
Donald Dickson II OK, so I found a pic (I actually have not a single pic of me when I was in the FD. Not one. Nor of the fire trucks I rode/drove) of the ladder truck I drove. That is it after it had been transferred to another station.
20. October at 18:05:17
Choppa Nutta it's a beast indeed !! fire engines in the UK are much smaller
shame you didn't get any photos of you in it but I guess at the time one never thinks to take a selfie
(unless you're a self absorbed millennial of course ;) )
You'd think that it might be an important design requirement for for an emergency vehicle to get to the emergency site quickly....
20. October at 19:16:47
Donald Dickson II This was also before smart phones and digital cameras everywhere.

Here is the thing. We are not allowed to go blasting down the road. Most fire trucks are governed at about 70 or so. That being said, if they are properly powered, they can get to 70 really effing quick considering their size.
20. October at 20:26:46
Choppa Nutta Yeah I was thinking more acceleration than top speed .... at least it wasn't horse drawn hey ;) :D
20. October at 21:00:33
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September 26, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 25, 2018
Project: C-17 in scale 1:144
1:144 C-17A Globemaster III (Revell 85-5867)
28. September 2017 at 01:50:55 Share
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Donald Dickson II LOL Greg. I DO have plans for one in the future. We will see how it goes.
13. September at 13:47:17
Greg Baker Yes. Yes we shall...
13. September at 17:17:57
Donald Dickson II OK, so got the fuselage together. Fit was great except the front bottom. Considering everywhere else it went together fine, I am gonna say I managed to screw it up somehow. The gap is filled with this super glue. I will sand it and go back over it with Mr surfacer and sand that. Love it when I make work for myself.

While trying to get the front to fit right, I managed to knock out the windows in the nose. *sigh* So Micro Krystal Klear to the rescue.
17. September at 19:14:29
Donald Dickson II OK, mostly all together and first coat of primer. Now to go over it and see what more needs doing.
25. September at 23:51:20
Greg Baker Did you recover the windows? It looks pretty tight to me... no gaps or flaws visible.
26. September at 01:18:21
Donald Dickson II There are a couple you cant see in that one pic, but nothing major. The windows came out so so making them with krystal klear. Couldnt snag the plastic ones.
26. September at 03:38:04
Greg Baker Does that mean there's something rattling around inside... I hate that...
26. September at 04:32:01
Donald Dickson II No, they seem to have wedged somewhere thankfully. I have a couple where weights have come loose and those drive me nuts when I have to move them.
26. September at 21:19:48
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September 11, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 09, 2018
Project: C-17 in scale 1:144
Scratchbuilt
09. September at 00:26:22 Share
Bryn Crandell Watch this as well.
11. September at 21:00:43
Donald Dickson II I am doing it the boring way. All closed up. I REALLY dont want to get into detailing the inside on this thing. That would end up being far more than I care to invest on this one. LOL
11. September at 23:40:30
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September 09, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:25 | Albums: 1 with 13 images
 
09. September at 00:32:16 Share
Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:144 | Albums: 1 with 1 images
Scratchbuilt
 
09. September at 00:23:06 Share

September 02, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 02, 2018
Project: Sukhoi Su-21F Flagon in scale 1:72
1:72 Sukhoi Su-21F Flagon (Pioneer 2 05002)
02. September at 05:04:46 Share
Donald Dickson II OK, so this was a quickie build before I dive into the C-17. I wanted to do something besides silver. In researching I discovered that the Russians really do not have much by way of standardization. So I went with a four color scheme similar to a few pics I found. I like how it turned out. But...

This kit is horrid. Fit is horrendous. Scale seems to be off from part to part. Parts are not numbered, but there are only two trees so its not hard to figure out. The decals, all 8 of them, are atrocious. And are destroyed by lacquer dull coat. Thankfully I tested it on one of the stars on the underside. The only reason I had this kit is it was given to me. LOL

All that being said, it looks like an SU-15 to me, and with a minimal amount of effort will look decent I think.
02. September at 05:07:55
Timothy Heimer Not bad for a kit from Hell! But then your talent saved it!
02. September at 05:49:26
Donald Dickson II Thank you Timothy!
02. September at 06:28:34
Ekki Good result!
02. September at 18:59:24
Cuajete For what this kit is, you've done it pretty well, Donald. Congrats!
02. September at 19:52:10
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Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 6 images
 
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August 28, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Pioneer 2 Sukhoi Su-21F Flagon (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Sukhoi Su-21F Flagon (Pioneer 2 05002)
 
Sukhoi Su-21F Flagon
Pioneer 2 1:72
05002
199x | New tool
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August 14, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 13, 2018
Project: H-34 Choctaw in scale 1:48
1:48 H-34 US NAVY RESCUE (Gallery Models 64102)
08. July at 00:33:51 Share
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David Thor Beautiful! Great results. And thanks for the info on the quirks of this kit, i still have the polar version in my stash.
13. August at 21:25:13
Clifford Keesler Awesome result Donald, well done.@Gareth,, I am getting ready to start the Academy Sea Dragon and it has the option to build the rotors and tail boom folded.
13. August at 21:41:57
Gareth Windsor Nice Clifford, look forward to that. Generally speaking, most of the kits I've seen of Sea King don't have blade fold as an option (I've built the Fujimi kit and have the Airfix RN Search & Rescue and the Revell RN Tiger Meet Sea kings) which is why they don't look right sometimes when people do it. #1 blade down the spine and blades 2 & 5 either side of #1 straight back. It's #3 & #4 that are tricky as they rotate around 45° as they fold. The hinge would be quite flimsy too in a small scale. The Wessex (and I'm guessing the Choctaw as same airframes) needed extra support equipment fitted when they folded.
13. August at 23:19:41
Donald Dickson II Wow, Choppa is so popular he gets credit for other peoples builds. ;) LMAO But thank you Konrad! :) And David and Clifford as well. :)

Gareth, I have seen builds where they included the braces for the folded rotors. Evidently it was either good after market, or incredible scratch building.
14. August at 00:28:05
Choppa Nutta Haha, sorry I just couldn't resist a cheap joke lol :D
14. August at 01:46:48
Konrad Limmer Oh man...!
Of course it is Donalds one! Anyhow it is a great build :)
14. August at 07:04:41
Choppa Nutta Yeah man, it is a great build :D
14. August at 11:41:23
Donald Dickson II Thanks guys. And thanks for the laugh as well! :D
14. August at 21:53:13
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August 12, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Italeri Saab JA 37/AJ 37 Viggen (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Saab JA 37/AJ 37 Viggen (Italeri 2785)
 
Saab JA 37/AJ 37 Viggen
Italeri 1:48
2785
2018 | Changed box
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July 03, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 02, 2018
Project: Lightning F.6 in scale 1:72
1:72 English Electric Lightning F.6 (Airfix A05042)
05. June at 05:37:01 Share
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Ekki Excellent work. Well done!
02. July at 20:35:30
Martin Oostrom We can't build in larger scales. Parts are too big for our hands ;)
02. July at 20:47:19
David Thor Such a crazy looking bird. Great job Donald!
02. July at 21:30:22
Donald Dickson II Thank you all! I am humbled by your praise. :)

Martin, About to start up on a 1/48 H-34 Choctaw. For the same group build I did this one for.

Timothy, I swore I would not start doing them a lot. And I really AM trying not to do small planes like this in 72. But the kit had good reviews and was on sale...

David, I get a pregnant guppy vibe. LOL But a flipping FAST guppy!
03. July at 02:49:00
Maciej Bellos Well done mate! Really shinny!
03. July at 05:10:25
Gareth Windsor Another great job Donald. I may give the AK metals a go on my phantom when it's ready.
03. July at 12:38:00
Łukasz Gliński It looks nice, the AK stuff gave a really cool result, but to be honest I wonder what happened to the air inlet part (pic 27). Thanks for the review anyway, good to know this kit is so nice OOB only . I have to consider buying me one as well.
03. July at 13:02:43
Donald Dickson II Lukasz, thats my fault. I screwed up and had to hand paint that area as all the decals were on masking it would have been a nightmare. Im gonna fiddle with it at some point I am sure.

And thanks guys! :)
03. July at 13:30:46
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June 29, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Revell F-15C Eagle (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-15C Eagle (Revell 85-5870)
 
F-15C Eagle
Revell 1:48
85-5870
2017 | Changed decals
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29. June at 00:52:00 Share

June 27, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Revell F-101 B Voodoo in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 F-101 B Voodoo (Revell 04854)
 
F-101 B Voodoo
Revell 1:72
04854 (80-4854)
2013 | Changed decals
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27. June at 02:27:11 Share

June 22, 2018

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June 19, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Kinetic F-16I IDF SUFA (Storm) (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-16I IDF SUFA (Storm) (Kinetic K48006)
 
F-16I IDF SUFA (Storm)
Kinetic 1:48
K48006
2009 | Changed parts
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19. June at 02:53:18 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Kinetic C-2A Greyhound (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 C-2A Greyhound (Kinetic K48025)
 
C-2A Greyhound
Kinetic 1:48
K48025
2012 | New tool
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19. June at 02:51:39 Share

June 14, 2018

Donald Dickson II and Glenn . are now mates.
14. June at 01:35:43 Share

June 13, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Revell Mig 25 Foxbat (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Mig 25 Foxbat (Revell 85-5860)
 
Mig 25 Foxbat
Revell 1:48
85-5860
2010 | Changed decals
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13. June at 04:10:25 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Monogram A-18 Attack Fighter (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 A-18 Attack Fighter (Monogram 5833)
 
A-18 Attack Fighter High Tech Aircraft series
Monogram 1:48
5833
1990 | Changed parts
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13. June at 04:09:43 Share

June 11, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Fascinations Doctor Who Tardis to his stash.
No Doctor Who Tardis (Fascinations MMS400M)
 
Doctor Who Tardis Metal Earth
Fascinations
MMS400M
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11. June at 08:45:17 Share

June 05, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 29 images
 
05. June at 05:30:47 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Airfix English Electric Lightning F.6 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 English Electric Lightning F.6 (Airfix A05042)
 
English Electric Lightning F.6
Airfix 1:72
A05042
2014 | Changed parts
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June 04, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 04, 2018
Project: Avro Vulcan in scale 1:72
1:72 Avro Vulcan (MPC 1-4552)1:72 Avro Vulcan B.2 Seamless Intake Set (Wolfpack WP72048)1:72 Avro 698 Vulcan Part.1 (Wolfpack WD72001)
12. May at 07:40:43 Share
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Łukasz Gliński Looks phabulous Sir, I like it
04. June at 09:21:07
Konrad Limmer Very nice result Sir! Well done
04. June at 09:34:28
perry w h leu Great job. I love it.
04. June at 11:16:13
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen! :)
04. June at 13:08:14
Mike Daniels Looking good Donald. Always makes me think of 'Thuderball' the Bond Movie.
04. June at 14:28:42
Ekki Beautiful! My favourite fixed-wing aircraft! Well done!
04. June at 19:30:27
Donald Dickson II Mike, a number of people have said that on FB! LOL I need to re watch it because damned if I remember that.

And thank you both. :)
04. June at 23:21:00
Clifford Keesler Very nice well done.
04. June at 23:50:30
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June 03, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Kinetic F-16DG/DJ Block 40/50 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-16DG/DJ Block 40/50 (Kinetic K48005)
 
F-16DG/DJ Block 40/50 USAF Viper Two Seaters 2-in-1
Kinetic 1:48
K48005
2008 | Changed parts
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03. June at 18:28:06 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Academy F-16A/C Fighting Falcon (1:48) to his stash.
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Donald Dickson II added the Lindberg B-58 'Hustler' Bomber (1:64) to his stash.
1:64 B-58 'Hustler' Bomber (Lindberg 5304)
 
B-58 'Hustler' Bomber Lindberg Classic Replica Series
Lindberg 1:64
5304
1986 | Changed parts
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June 01, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 21, 2018
Project: Skyraider toilet bomb in scale 1:48
1:48 Douglas A-1H Skyraider (Tamiya 61058)1:48 Toilet Bomb for Skyraider (Brengun BRL48040)
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Donald Dickson II I did?????? Gotta check that....
24. April at 01:02:21
Donald Dickson II Hmmmm, dont see it Martin
24. April at 01:04:20
Timothy Heimer in the search enter skyraider and click on the pic. Earlier it was on the front page.
24. April at 03:34:23
Patrick Hagelstein I saw it too! It was there!
24. April at 03:35:41
Donald Dickson II Wow! I submitted it, but they never got back to me to tell me they were going to publish it. Thanks guys!
24. April at 05:18:58
Timothy Heimer No problem! Keep up the good work and have fun!
24. April at 14:04:03
Gareth Windsor Great build and well done
31. May at 14:43:38
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir! :)
01. June at 00:07:38
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May 15, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 36 images
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Avro Vulcan B.2
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
101 Sqn. XJ824
Duxford | March 1982
FS34079 FS26270 FS36440
 
12. May at 07:44:48 Share
Donald Dickson II OK, so I started this on May first as part of a group build on the site International Scale Modeller. I have the Wolfpack decal set and seamless intakes.

This is an old and simple kit. It has its seam issues as you can see, but thats to be expected from a 30+ year old kit. The cockpit is non existent, but then you wont be able to see squat, so it would be wasted detail. I did a quick paint job on the pilots, not worrying too much about them as they will barely be seen.

As you can see, the exhausts are just holes. I used some brass tubing to make some rudimentary exhausts guts. Not fancy, but makes a world of difference IMO. Gotta do a little work with the bomb bay door areas and then on to painting. I have the colors in Tamiya acrylics and AK acrylics. I think I will use the AK as I have never used them before. Give them a go.
12. May at 07:55:32
Łukasz Gliński Phabulous idea, have to watch it ;)
12. May at 11:53:55
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir. :)
12. May at 17:13:11
Stefan Fraundorfer The Vulcan - yes! I'm in. I saw her flying at RIAT 2011 in Fairford. What a great plane.
12. May at 20:24:29
Ekki Watching (my fav plane)!
14. May at 21:28:46
Roland Sachsenhofer Wonderful! Yeah, I will watch and follow with interest!
14. May at 21:42:06
Donald Dickson II Welcome gentlemen! :)

I got the underside painted last night. Have some more seam stuff to go back and do. And let me tell you, that is a LOT af area to paint with an airbrush. My finger was cramping by the time I was done. LOL
15. May at 02:19:02
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May 12, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Wolfpack Avro 698 Vulcan Part.1 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Avro 698 Vulcan Part.1 (Wolfpack WD72001)
 
Avro 698 Vulcan Part.1 Last of the Vulcan Bombers and Tankers
Wolfpack 1:72
WD72001
2015 | New tool
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Donald Dickson II added the Wolfpack Avro Vulcan B.2 Seamless Intake Set (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Avro Vulcan B.2 Seamless Intake Set (Wolfpack WP72048)
 
Avro Vulcan B.2 Seamless Intake Set for Airfix
Wolfpack 1:72
WP72048
2012 | New tool
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