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Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 22, 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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Donald Dickson II So, I got back around to it this evening. Got the nose cone in, exhausts on and tail and canopy black. Next up, decals and weathering!
14. June at 05:40:58
Lost_Erik Good looking lightning.
17. June at 03:39:36
Michael Hickey Nice, can't wait to see her with decals and some weathering.
17. June at 03:52:19
Donald Dickson II Erik, thank you sir. :)

Michael, working on those now. How many stencil decals can you have on a 1/72 kit of a plane that wasnt all that big? Too damn many.
17. June at 05:57:16
Michael Hickey Yeah there is quite a few on the Lightning if I remember correctly, oh and placing the black lines on the wings is really fun. ;)
17. June at 07:37:25
Donald Dickson II Michael, I believe you mean those lines? ;) They were not as bad as the belly lines. I hate lining up stuff on curved surfaces.
19. June at 04:11:40
Michael Hickey I found the belly lines not that bad, but I was glad when all the decals were finally on. :)
20. June at 02:06:12
Donald Dickson II So the sides and top are decaled. Just the bottom to go. busy this weekend, so will not get to it until next week. Couldnt get the damn phone to focus for the side shots for some reason.
22. June at 21:14:58
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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: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 19 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.
03. June at 18:26:54 Share
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)
16. August 2017 at 02:09:33 Share
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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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May 09, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre 'U.S. Air Force' (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-86F-30 Sabre 'U.S. Air Force' (Hasegawa 07213)
 
F-86F-30 Sabre 'U.S. Air Force'
Hasegawa 1:48
07213 (PT13)
1996 | New tool
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09. May at 03:13:41 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Zoukei-Mura F-4C Phantom II (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-4C Phantom II (Zoukei-Mura SWS-48-06)
 
F-4C Phantom II
Zoukei-Mura 1:48
SWS-48-06
2017 | Changed parts
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09. May at 03:12:22 Share

May 03, 2018

Donald Dickson II added the Hasegawa Tornado IDS (1:72) to his completed kits.
1:72 Tornado IDS (Hasegawa 00376)
 
Tornado IDS AG51 40th Anniversary
Hasegawa 1:72
00376
2002 | Changed decals
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03. May at 01:27:43 Share
Donald Dickson II added the Revell C-54D Skymaster (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 C-54D Skymaster (Revell 04877)
 
C-54D Skymaster
Revell 1:72
04877 (80-4877)
2015 | New tool
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Donald Dickson II added the AMT/ERTL McDonnell Douglas F-15E (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 McDonnell Douglas F-15E (AMT/ERTL 30070)
 
McDonnell Douglas F-15E with Ground Crew
AMT/ERTL 1:72
30070
1990 | Changed parts
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April 20, 2018

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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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

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 26, 2018
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
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March 17, 2018

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

Donald Dickson II added a new photoalbum.
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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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