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20. January at 01:56:44 Share
Donald Dickson II Oh, cardboard box is the 1/48 B-58. Got it for 10 bucks with no box and no decals. I got a set of the Caracal decals, but I had to get them from Oz. They were out of production at the time. Ended up costing a LOT due to postage. Then, a few months later, Caracal decides to re issue the set. I was livid. LOL
20. January at 02:01:46
Clifford Keesler I'm jelous!.
20. January at 05:17:37
Clifford Keesler I see we have 2 of the same F-100's.
20. January at 05:19:53
Donald Dickson II Perhaps we can do a Sabre contest sometime soon. Like in a few months when I get all my current projects cleared. LOL
20. January at 07:46:28
Donald Dickson II And jealous? I am quite sure you have a decent stash as well.
20. January at 07:46:53
Patrick Hagelstein That's a nice Sabre Dog you have there! Too bad it doesn't have Dutch decals. ;) But you make up for it with a lot of (recce) Phantoms! :)
20. January at 08:37:04
Donald Dickson II Patrick, I have yet to decide which scheme I am doing on that kit. I really like the German scheme. But I also like the US plane with the orange markings. It will be a game time decision I think. LOL
20. January at 08:40:49
Timothy Heimer Don you are just a PLANE old model builder! LOl! You know your stash starts out like that and as fast as you can build them the stash shelves keep filling up! Keep up the good work
20. January at 14:45:28
Donald Dickson II B-36 got here today. Gonna have to find a spot big enough for it...
20. January at 20:14:54
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Updated: January 18, 2018
Project: Operation Granby Jaguar in scale 1:48
1:48 Sepecat Jaguar GR.1A (Revell 04996)
16. March 2017 at 22:36:58 Share
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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 16, 2018

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Project: Bad to the Bone in scale 1:48
1:48 B-1B Lancer (Revell 04900)
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David Thor Looking great!
12. January at 09:14:47
Spanjaard Exhaust looking pretty convincing
12. January at 09:25:34
Clifford Keesler Looking great Donald.
15. January at 22:37:47
Augie Looking good Clifford :)
15. January at 22:39:04
16. January at 01:22:53
Dutch Don great work so far. Did you use multiple tints on the exhaust exterior, because they look great! I've taken note and will be very careful removing mine from the block. Keep a going!
16. January at 01:31:20
Oliver Zwiener Heavy work - respect !
16. January at 05:58:50
Donald Dickson II Thank you all folks. :)

Dutch, yes I did. On the exterior I did stainless steel. Then highlighted with burnt iron and a light misting of pale burnt metal. All Alclad. Interior is Stainless then every other groove I did white. Then hit it with Tamiya black wash. Then fans are stainless with the black wash. Left the center parts of the prongs alone as they are bright in the pics I have seen. The can part is white with the black was and streaks of jet exhaust. Hard to really see all that in the pics. LOL

As for taking them off the blocks. Just be slow and stay towards the block. There is a little tit on each one. That will give you and idea how far away you should stay from the actual exhaust. Once the are free, you will need to go back and sand the lip down. You will see what I mean. I may do a video with the jacked up ones.
16. January at 07:38:53
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January 12, 2018

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Updated: January 12, 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
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Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 4 images
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1:72 F-84G Thunderjet (Hobby Boss 80247)
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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04. January at 03:59:09 Share

December 29, 2017

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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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29. December 2017 at 08:07:08 Share
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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 14, 2017

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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 So, as we were talking about rescribing on Martins build thread, I figured I would take pics of how I do it. I lost some of the panel lines on the top of the fuselage. What I do is take Dymo tape (the stuff used in the old label makers), peel off the backing and stick it as a straight edge where the line needs to be done. You can then just run your scriber along the edge, and as long as you have it lined up right, you will have a straight panel line.

I find that I can get two, maybe three lines out of each piece of tape before the stickiness is not enough to hold it down. Obviously this pretty much only works where you have a straight line and you dont have to mess with too much of a curve.
13. December 2017 at 20:14:19
Martin Oostrom I can get a straight line. What I find annoying is that my scribed lines NEVER match the originals in shape, depth, angle etc...
Thanks for the tip anyway
13. December 2017 at 20:40:55
Donald Dickson II Yes, that is definitely annoying. Another reason I dont like doing it. LOL
13. December 2017 at 20:47:55
Clifford Keesler I got the RF-4E all rescribed today and started the pit. I use dymo tape also, plus a straight edge, and I found a flexiable bendable thin ruler at hobby lobby, and I can lay it across panel lines like on the top of the fuselage, and it conforms to the cross section and I just run my scriber along it.
14. December 2017 at 03:13:56
Donald Dickson II Oooo, I will have to see if I can find that ruler as well.
14. December 2017 at 05:39:34
Spanjaard i have an old set from Verlinden,
Scribing Template for 1:48 S..rlinden Productions 281, No)
but there is quite a few very similar in the market
SCM Search: scribing
or simply
SCM Search: scribing template

No Scribing Template for 1:48 Scale Projects (Verlinden Productions 281)
14. December 2017 at 07:53:02
Clifford Keesler I need to get a metal scribing set. Mine are plastic.
14. December 2017 at 19:59:51
Donald Dickson II ooo, now that would be great for circles. Which I tend to not even try. LOL
14. December 2017 at 23:12:34
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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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1:72 Tornado IDS Sonderanstrich 100.000 Flugstunden JaboG 33 (Syhart Decal 72-077)
28. November 2017 at 02:08:09 Share

November 26, 2017

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Project: Blue Diamond F-18 in scale 1:32
1:32 F-18C F/A-18C Hornet (Academy 02191)
25. November 2017 at 22:08:21 Share
David Thor In on this one! Your bench-space must be getting small!
25. November 2017 at 22:10:55
Donald Dickson II LOL like I said David, this one I'm not going to be getting to probably for several months. I just figured I would line them all up and post the projects. That way I have made a public commitment to doing those particular ones and will hopefully stick to that, Instead of getting modeler ADD and going oooo shiney look at that one I'll do that.
25. November 2017 at 23:43:50
Patrick Hagelstein LOL! I know that feeling! Good thing to get them lined up! I'm in for sure, hopefully not too long out.
26. November 2017 at 00:53:57
David Thor Great plan, i simply overread that because that is one amazing decal version and i would love to see it build. Anyhow, still in on this one, so i don't miss when you start. :)
26. November 2017 at 09:19:58
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November 25, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Hales McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (Hales S23)
Hasegawa
McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet
Hales 1:32
S23
1985 | Changed box
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25. November 2017 at 22:05:01 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Academy F-18C F/A-18C Hornet (1:32) to his stash.
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Donald Dickson II added a new project.
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1:32 F-18C F/A-18C Hornet (Academy 02191)
25. November 2017 at 22:01:36 Share

November 24, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Academy F-86F-30 Sabre (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-86F-30 Sabre (Academy 12276)
 
F-86F-30 Sabre
Academy 1:48
12276
2005 | Changed box
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24. November 2017 at 00:35:12 Share
Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 0
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1:48 Republic F-84F (Italeri 2703)
24. November 2017 at 00:26:46 Share

November 21, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Eduard F-4C/D/E/F/G wheels (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4C/D/E/F/G wheels (Eduard 648012)
 
F-4C/D/E/F/G wheels
Eduard 1:48
648012
2010 | New tool
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Donald Dickson II added the Eduard F-4B ejection seats (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4B ejection seats (Eduard 648139)
 
F-4B ejection seats for Academy kit
Eduard 1:48
648139
2014 | New tool
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November 03, 2017

Donald Dickson II added the Monogram Thunderbirds F-100 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Thunderbirds F-100 (Monogram 5442)
 
Thunderbirds F-100
Monogram 1:48
5442
1985 | Changed decals
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03. November 2017 at 23:54:27 Share

November 02, 2017

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Project: Meng 1/72 F-102A (caseX) in scale 1:72
1:72 F-102A (caseX) 'George Walter Bush' (Meng Model DS-003s)
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Donald Dickson II LOL Not necessarily. Aside from the intakes and canopy issues, its a decent model. But between those things and lack of mounting pins/brackets on the gear/bomb doors, it is, however, NOT worth the price. If you can get it for 30.00 or less, go for it.
30. October 2017 at 21:19:10
Dave Flitton I always look for a cheaper price... maybe I can get it free for the Christmas present competition this year. Thanks!
30. October 2017 at 21:21:04
Donald Dickson II My pleasure! :)
30. October 2017 at 21:22:34
Oleg Smilyk Looking very nice!
01. November 2017 at 13:19:12
Cuajete Well done despite the problems, Donald. Congratulations!
01. November 2017 at 14:18:05
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen. :)
01. November 2017 at 23:15:13
Bryn Crandell Very nice looking 102. Well done Donald.
02. November 2017 at 12:48:07
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir!
02. November 2017 at 16:12:22
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Project: Big 15E in scale 1:32
1:32 McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (Tamiya 60312)
02. November 2017 at 03:15:55 Share
Bryn Crandell Awesome!. Are you going to do the mismatched panels and speed brake?
02. November 2017 at 12:46:03
Donald Dickson II That is precisely why I want to do this plane. I just have to figure out how I can do the tail numbers. If I can figure that out then I don't think I worry too much about whatever's on the refueling area.
02. November 2017 at 16:11:28
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Donald Dickson II added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:32 | Albums: 1 with 1 images
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1:32 McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (Tamiya 60312)
02. November 2017 at 03:11:09 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (Tamiya 60312)
 
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Tamiya 1:32
60312
2003 | Changed parts
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02. November 2017 at 00:42:48 Share

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