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Updated: November 19, 2019
21. December 2018 at 00:57:29 Share
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Peter Hardy Hmmmm, think I have a toothache coming on.
11. November at 00:03:19
Donald Dickson II Peter, the sharks mouth version will be up soon. Dont fret. ;)

Kerry, I cant believe that guy thought this would look good.
11. November at 02:01:33
Peter Hardy Donny, I am sure you are related to Mr Heimer!
11. November at 02:15:45
Kerry COX I love it Donald. !!! I was making a tongue in cheek comment really. Leave it there. :)
11. November at 02:18:50
Donald Dickson II Annnnnnd here we go with the puns. LOL
11. November at 17:40:49
Donald Dickson II So, after putting the brackets on the MERS and the pylons I can confidently say I do NOT have the patience to do ships. About 100 times the small parts. NOPE.

So I got to work on the Revell kit. Now I know I have to cut off the catapult bar on the front landing gear. BUT, they made the part backwards! You can see in the pic the gear is in and it can only go in one way. And that way is backwards. So I have to cut off the pin and do a flat butt join. Yay.
12. November at 04:09:28
Stephan Ryll Good looking bird Donald
12. November at 19:24:05
Donald Dickson II OK, the Revell plane is to the same point. I am working on tanks, bombs and missiles, Oh my. Both will end up with canopies open. Couple other little things. Next pics will be of the end result.

See Peter? I didnt let you down. :D
19. November at 02:37:57
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November 7, 2019

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1:72 F/A-18C (Academy 12505)
 
F/A-18C "Chippy Ho! 1995" [Special Edition]
Academy 1:72
12505
2013 | Changed decals
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November 2, 2019

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Donald Dickson II They did indeed sir!
31. October at 23:37:34
Roland Revolvermann Oldie but goldie. Great result I like the "metallic" shades!
1. November at 14:55:15
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Very good retro-modelling ,,, like it , congratulations
1. November at 18:19:13
Derek Huggett Lovely old 717 - nice job Donald.
1. November at 19:29:31
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen. :)
1. November at 21:33:51
Stephan Ryll Nice looking bird Donald
2. November at 07:39:37
Neuling Good presentation of this beautiful silver bird.
2. November at 10:02:29
Donald Dickson II I am flattered by all of your comments. Thank you gents. :)
2. November at 18:34:12
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November 1, 2019

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1:72 F-4 C/D/J Phantom II Aces (Italeri 1373)
 
F-4 C/D/J Phantom II Aces U.S.A.F. - U.S. Navy Vietnam Aces
Italeri 1:72
1373
2016 | Changed decals
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October 28, 2019

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27. October at 17:29:52 Share
Donald Dickson II Every year the Air and Space museum has a Halloween event called Air and Scare. They invite our IPMS chapter to display our models. This is most of what showed up. More folks came later on and I failed to get more pics. The tables were PACKED.

Its a fun event and the 501st comes as do droid clubs and hundreds of families with their kids. A lot of great costumes. Its always a blast and we end up educating a lot of people on model building and the planes we display. More pics once my computer stops choking.
27. October at 17:35:31
Łukasz Gliński Wow, the Disco pic is terrific :) Been there in the summer, but it must be a completely different impression during such an event
27. October at 19:52:52
Stephan Ryll What a nice event - would have loved to be there Donald
27. October at 20:15:14
Donald Dickson II It was and always is a blast. If you can make it, I highly encourage it next year
28. October at 01:27:55
Alec K Looks like a great event
28. October at 03:56:41
Bob Hall Looked like a blast ! Awesome !
28. October at 04:11:24
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Project: F-111E Pig GB
1:48 General Dynamics F-111E (Hobbycraft HC1424)1:48 General Dynamics F-111 - PE Engine parts (Eduard 48668)
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Peter Hardy I take it Donny you are not lining up to buy the 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon? ????
30. September at 01:30:19
Donald Dickson II LOL Not at all
30. September at 10:49:43
Donald Dickson II OK, so an update with info for my friends.

I always say that it will never fail that some pilot or nav or crew chief will turn up to tell you what you did wrong. Well, it turns out one of the mmebers of my IPMS chapter is a 111 pilot with over 1000 hours on them. And he was at the Halloween event we participated in at the Air and Space museum. Gonna put up a different thread for that.

Anyway, it turns out I screwed up and put the tail on upside down. LOL That aside, it seems that the E and F did not ever carry the fuel tanks on the inboards pylons. And that they only carried them on nuke missions. The inboards would be occupied by the nukes. Conventional missions they did not use the fuel tanks. Nor did they use TERs or MERs. He called it something else and I will be damned if I can remember what it was. He said they tried the TERs initially, but by the time they got into Nam they had ditched them.

And the last really big thing we were all talking about. He said they didnt use the third pylon. Like it wasnt even on the plane. And the mythical fourth pylon was just tested. It was never an in service thing.
27. October at 17:23:31
Patrick Hagelstein Hah! Waddayaknow... Good info though! Always that ironical thing that you learn this kind of stuff AFTER a build is finished.... ;)
27. October at 17:50:40
Stephan Ryll The MER should be the BRU-3A/As
„mounted on the outboard pylons, with single Mk 82 AIRs on the inboard
27. October at 18:23:51
Donald Dickson II And that would be it Stephen!
27. October at 19:48:55
Roland Revolvermann Oh, no tanks :S I want to mount them because it looks cool :D
27. October at 19:53:47
Donald Dickson II Roland, then hang a couple nukes with the tanks. :D
28. October at 01:25:53
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October 16, 2019

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1:48 Man-Eater SLUFs (Furball Aero-Design 48-016)
 
Man-Eater SLUFs options for 9 USAF A-7D Corsairs
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
48-016
2013 | New tool
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October 11, 2019

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Project: A-6E Tram
1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
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Maciej Bellos That Brazilian thingie does wonders...
26. September at 13:19:21
Erik Leijdens Looks like a biggie! Very nice subject :)
26. September at 13:33:05
Stephan Ryll Nice progress Donald
26. September at 17:58:02
Donald Dickson II LMAO, noooo, none of Slavos wax. That is how it looked right out of the packaging.
27. September at 02:10:01
Donald Dickson II OK, fuselage is together. Seam is minimal. My mortal enemy, the intakes, was not fighting me this time. They went together rather nicely. They still required puttying inside, but given the size it was not too difficult. And they just snapped right in place. I actually used no glue to secure them.
29. September at 21:16:27
Paul Moore Don: Cockpit looks great. That's how I remember it! Possibly subdue the green on the pilots ADI. My biggest suggestion would be when you get ready to paint it, use a varity of shades of paint colors. Unless the plane came out of rework or the paint shop, the Intruder around the ship was constantly leaking hydraulic fluid, having corrosion work done on it, repainting the corrosion work, etc. Just a lot of various shades of grey, grease, boot markings from sailors working on it, oil etc. If you think you've done too much ....it's probably about right. That's the input from an Intruder pilot anyway. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Paul
11. October at 15:18:19
Donald Dickson II Thank you Paul. I greatly appreciate that insight!
11. October at 19:17:26
Hans Robben Wow, that are impressively clear parts! The nice cockpit will be very visible trough that.
11. October at 19:35:02
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Patrick Hagelstein :o No way! Come on Martin, let's join us on our journey for beautiful planes in exotic outfits! ;)
10. October at 23:21:39
Martin Oostrom *shuffles out the backdoor, whistling softly*
I hope to find some decals at SMC veldhoven, the 19th. It will be another F-16 ;)
11. October at 05:33:51
Łukasz Gliński Don, I picked my Heller's boxing for the same reasons you took your HB - does it sound like a support? ;)
11. October at 09:04:31
Andy Ball Like-y, like-y!
11. October at 09:19:25
11. October at 09:46:07
Donald Dickson II Yes, much better now. LOL
11. October at 11:47:32
Patrick Hagelstein :D :D :D Yep! You're good now Martin! Welcome to the GB! ;)
11. October at 14:41:14
Martin Oostrom Actually, these are only masks. Now to find some decals or just use the kit's. Nobody will know ;)
11. October at 16:08:11
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October 10, 2019

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1:72 F-5E Tiger II (Hobby Boss 80207)
 
F-5E Tiger II Fighter
Hobby Boss 1:72
80207
2011 | New tool
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October 1, 2019

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17. March at 18:06:53 Share
Donald Dickson II My father took this pic on 17Jan67. The one with the planes in it. LOL He identifies the C-47 as an AC-47. BUT, it has a white underside, leading me to think it is an EC-47. BUT, my dad was the one that was there, not I. And unfortunately, he is not with us, so I can get no clarification.

Anyway, I plan on building this as a diorama. I have the CH-3 and the two RF-101. Gotta figure the 47 out and get some revetments. This one is going to be long.
17. March at 18:09:01
Donald Dickson II So. I have been doing a lot of research. I have found at least one pic from late 1966 of an AC-47 at Tan San Nhut with a white/light gray underside. I also have been looking at the pic until my eyes water, and I just dont see the antennae that were on the EC. So, I am going to go with an AC-47 with a white underside.

Opinions definitely welcome.
1. April at 22:10:42
Michael Hickey This is going to be one massive dio, I'm defiantly in.
2. April at 03:51:43
Donald Dickson II Yeah. I am waiting for a place in England to have more revetments. Then I will start on it I think.
2. April at 12:02:02
Holger Kranich Whenever you start - I am in! Thats a really cool idea!
2. April at 12:14:53
Donald Dickson II Welcome sir! I am pretty sure this one is gonna take a while. But truly a labor of love.
2. April at 12:48:16
Holger Kranich Is modeling and love not always connected? ;) I am looking forward! :D
2. April at 12:51:18
Donald Dickson II So, I was going through the kits to see what I might need when I get to this build. I hadnt really perused the Valom kits yet. WOW! Resin seamless intakes, resin nose with all the camera windows, PE, seemingly well molded. I am REALLY itching to get at these now!
20. May at 01:15:41
Nathan Dempsey Wow, this is going to be awesome.
20. May at 04:25:07
Łukasz Gliński Very cool topic, will follow. Wondering how the Jolly Green Giant will turn out as I'm still afraid to re-rivet mine, hence it's still waiting in the stash.
Just in case - I have set of spare Dakota flaps from Eduard than I don't need :)
20. May at 12:43:04
Donald Dickson II Lukas, I dont mess with rescribing and the like(unless I destroy stuff sanding). They actually got it pretty much right even back in 70. They are rivet monsters as you can see in the pic.
20. May at 13:41:14
Donald Dickson II I have about 80% of what I will need. I believe I will be starting at least the AC here soon.
1. October at 03:08:24
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September 19, 2019

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1:48 B-58 3-Place Cockpit Set (Lone Star Models 40344)
 
B-58 3-Place Cockpit Set
Lone Star Models 1:48
40344 (LSM 480344)
2009 | New tool
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1:48 B-58 Hustler exhaust nozzles (Aires 4345)
 
B-58 Hustler exhaust nozzles Monogram, Revell
Aires 1:48
4345
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September 5, 2019

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Project: C-97
1:144 C-97 USAF MATS (Minicraft Model Kits 14695)
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James C That's very cool Donald, I don't think I've ever seen a kit of one of these aircraft, let alone actually built. Awesome!
4. September at 19:24:30
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen for your kind words. :)
4. September at 22:15:22
Nathan Dempsey Ahh nice! You fixed the pics. :)
4. September at 22:29:23
Donald Dickson II Nathan, yep! LOL Thanks for the heads up.
4. September at 23:10:26
Nathan Dempsey Just getting some inspiration for my HC-97G.
5. September at 00:37:12
Donald Dickson II Ooooo, the SARs version. Doing the 1/72?
5. September at 00:53:21
Nathan Dempsey 1:144 scale using the KC-97L as a base. I also have a Stratocruiser airliner I'll probably build at the same time.
5. September at 01:14:21
Donald Dickson II Thats appropriate since they really were modified KCs. I look forward to seeing those builds!
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September 1, 2019

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Project: C-17
1:144 C-17A Globemaster III (Revell 85-5867)
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Martin Oostrom I can't find an album on the C-97. Do you have pictures? Please?
11. December 2018 at 12:47:23
Bryn Crandell If I see a C-5 for a decent price I'll let you know. I have the Yodel kit which is in a long line of same molds. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/170522-yodel-ysp-2-lockheed-c-5a-galaxy
11. December 2018 at 14:31:42
Jozef Goos good job wel done
11. December 2018 at 14:43:45
Stephan Ryll Very nice build Donald
11. December 2018 at 17:25:14
Greg Baker Martin - I was wondering about that C-97 as well, so I second the request for pictures. I've got one in the stash that I don't really know what I want to do with it.
11. December 2018 at 22:38:13
Donald Dickson II Martin, thank you sir. :) I like them as well. I was a Load Master on C-141s, so I have a special place in my heart for cargo planes. Without them, EVERY service would suffer. Thats why I always snicker when they sat Chair Force. My response has always been, Want your mail???? Want parts for your little Cobra or Hornet there??? Hmmmmm???? Want a free ride home from Rota???? (THAT one usually gets them. LOL)

Bryn, I would snag the Roden kit, BUT, it is no different than the 141 kit, and with the horrid decals they have, and the issues a brand new mold should NOT have, NO WAY I pay the 100.00+ price tag they put on it. You automatically have to add the cost of a set of the Caracal decals, or there is just no sense building it.

Jozef, Stephen, Greg thanks!

And I will have an album up momentarily for the C-97...
12. December 2018 at 00:12:13
12. December 2018 at 00:30:07
Donald Dickson II For some reason the images got broken. Had to re upload them.
1. September at 03:01:41
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August 29, 2019

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1:48 A-26B Invader (Revell 03921)
 
A-26B Invader
Revell 1:48
03921
2017 | Changed decals
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1:48 F-4C/D Phantom II (Hasegawa 07006)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4C/D Phantom II Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07006 (P6)
1982 | Changed parts
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1:48 F-4B/N Phantom II (Hasegawa 07005)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4B/N Phantom II Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07005 (P5)
1982 | Changed parts
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1:32 Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A (Revell 04652)
 
Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A
Revell 1:32
04652 (80-4652)
2012 | New tool
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August 9, 2019

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1:48 Vietnam Revetments - 12' (USAFline USF48-601)
 
Vietnam Revetments - 12'
USAFline 1:48
USF48-601
2015 | New tool
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August 6, 2019

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1:48 F-86D Sabre Dog (Revell 85-5868)
 
F-86D Sabre Dog
Revell 1:48
85-5868
2014 | Changed decals
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August 3, 2019

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1:72 MH-47E SOA Chinook (Italeri 1218)
Boeing
MH-47E SOA Chinook
Italeri 1:72
1218
2001 | Changed parts
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August 2, 2019

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31. July at 01:57:49 Share
Donald Dickson II This was just a quick build I started right before I got sucked into the 111 build. LOL Wasnt much left to do so I wrapped it up tonight. I totally screwed the pooch on lining the pilot side wing stripes up. Kind of hard to tell in the pics.
31. July at 02:00:45
Martin Oostrom She looks great DD. 1/72?
31. July at 11:33:35
Donald Dickson II Yeppers. Hasegawa. It's a kit I won in a raffle.
31. July at 13:52:00
Stephan Ryll Very nice Donald
31. July at 17:47:03
Slavo Hazucha Nice quick run!

I do not get which is the "pilot side" wing in a center-fuselage, single seater fighter :D Tried to check what stripe looks odd, did not bring me any further too :)
2. August at 06:37:31
Donald Dickson II The left side. Like the drivers side. LOL
2. August at 22:18:20
Martin Oostrom Peter will disagree on that one
2. August at 22:27:59
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July 29, 2019

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July 27, 2019

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1:48 General Dynamics F-111 - PE Engine parts (Eduard 48668)
 
General Dynamics F-111 - PE Engine parts for HobbyBoss
Eduard 1:48
48668
2010 | New tool
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July 15, 2019

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No Yellow Submarine (MPC/Round2 MPC779/12)
The Beatles
Yellow Submarine
MPC/Round2
MPC779/12
2012 | Changed parts
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July 14, 2019

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1:48 General Dynamics F-111E (Hobbycraft HC1424)1:48 General Dynamics F-111 - PE Engine parts (Eduard 48668)
 
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July 11, 2019

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1:48 AD-6 Skyraider (Monogram 5429)
 
AD-6 Skyraider
Monogram 1:48
5429
1983 | Changed decals
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1:35 AH-1T+Gold Cobra (MRC BA105)
 
AH-1T+Gold Cobra
MRC 1:35
BA105
1992 | Changed parts
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July 6, 2019

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1:35 Mesozoic Creatures Set (Tamiya 60107)
 
Mesozoic Creatures Set (Diorama Series NO.7)
Tamiya 1:35
60107 (60107:1000)
1994 | New tool
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1:35 Triceratops (Tamiya 60104)
 
Triceratops Diorama Set (Series No.4)
Tamiya 1:35
60104 (60104:2200)
1994 | New tool
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July 2, 2019

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1:48 Tornado IDS (Hobby Boss 80353)
 
Tornado IDS
Hobby Boss 1:48
80353
2009 | New tool
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June 27, 2019

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1:48 F-84G (Eduard EX167)
 
F-84G Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
EX167
2006
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1:48 Republic F-84G Thunderjet (Tamiya 61060)
 
Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Tamiya 1:48
61060
1998 | New tool
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June 26, 2019

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1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
 
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1:32 A-6E/Tram "Intruder" (Trumpeter 02250)
 
A-6E/Tram "Intruder"
Trumpeter 1:32
02250
2014 | Changed parts
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Project: Snorkel Truck
1:25 Aero Chief (AMT 980/06)
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Donald Dickson II Alright, I warned you it wasnt much. LOL I gotta go back and redo the white part. And rechrome the emblem. That should be fun.
18. May at 19:32:39
Bob Hall Right On ! Guns and Hoses ! Killer Work as always !
18. May at 19:36:49
Donald Dickson II OK, the cock pit is done. Not quite as impressive as a jet. ;) Cab exterior done for what I will do for now. Now I need to figure the lighting.

*clears throat* Oh Greeeeeeggggggg...How would you go about doing the head lights and turn signals?
23. June at 05:34:07
Greg Baker Uhm. Probably with lights. :)
23. June at 10:36:11
Donald Dickson II The wisdom! I am blown away! LMAO I mean like would you use bulbs of some sort or fiber optics. That kind of thing.
23. June at 15:34:08
Clint Mecham From first hand experience....good job on the truck. They are work trucks and as such are kept simple.
23. June at 15:37:21
Donald Dickson II Yep. Every one I ever rode, even the show pieces the volunteers bought, were pretty basic. Though the ones I have seen lately are like Caddys in comparison.
23. June at 15:41:59
Clint Mecham Very true. The newer Seagraves and Rosenbauers we use are sure not the old Crowns and Mack's I started with.....
24. June at 01:39:57
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Peter Hardy If the shoe fits Donny me boy, wear it with pride!
12. June at 21:03:04
12. June at 22:11:35
Tim Heimer LOL! Too cool dude!
12. June at 23:35:49
Bob Hall [img1]
13. June at 00:33:25
13. June at 05:06:05
Bob Hall Had to throw in a litte Texas Theme to it ! LOL !!
13. June at 05:33:05
Peter Hardy Love it! Gotta pick that one up Don!
13. June at 09:28:40
Donald Dickson II I will use that one later. LOL
13. June at 11:29:01
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June 8, 2019

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1:72 Spad XIII late version (Eduard 7053)
 
Spad XIII late version ProfiPACK
Eduard 1:72
7053
2009 | Changed parts
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June 6, 2019

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1:72 Canberra PR.9 (Matchbox PK-408)
 
Canberra PR.9
Matchbox 1:72
PK-408
1978 | New tool
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1:72 B-50 D SUPERFORTRESS (Academy 2112)
 
B-50 D SUPERFORTRESS
Academy 1:72
2112
1992 | Changed box
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June 5, 2019

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1:48 Kaman OH-43D Huskie (AMP unknown)
 
Kaman OH-43D Huskie
AMP 1:48
unknown
2019* | New tool
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May 30, 2019

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1:48 F-16 Air Defense Fighter (Revell Monogram 85-4774)
 
F-16 Air Defense Fighter
Revell Monogram 1:48
85-4774
2001 | Changed box
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May 20, 2019

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1:72 Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (Revell H-144)
 
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Revell 1:72
H-144
1970 | New tool
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May 19, 2019

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1:72 Northrop X/YB-35 Flying Wing (AMT/ERTL 8615)
 
Northrop X/YB-35 Flying Wing
AMT/ERTL 1:72
8615
1995 | New tool
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May 14, 2019

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varies F-89 Scorpion & B-58 Hustler (Revell 4354-4300)
 
F-89 Scorpion & B-58 Hustler Special 2 Pack
Revell varies
4354-4300
1988 | Changed parts
Multi topic
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May 11, 2019

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1:48 C-45F Expeditor (Revell 03966)
 
C-45F Expeditor
Revell 1:48
03966 (80-3966)
2015 | Changed decals
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May 5, 2019

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May 4, 2019

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Donald Dickson II So, I needed to take a break from "models". I was frustrated after total failure at the IPMS show back in April. I set goals, and when I fail to meet them, it truly bothers me. So I decided to do this little gem.

One of my friends at the show knows Gundam stuff. I mentioned I wanted to try one, but had no clue about them. He pointed me to this one and a couple others. I went with this one.

OK, so these kits are "snap together". No glue, no painting required. I did this literally straight out of the box. The only thing I used were snips and a blade and tweezers. The decals are actually stickers. Relatively thin ones considering. They require more precision in placing as you cant exactly slide them around to adjust.

Fit was superb. It is near impossible to put the wrong part in the wrong place. Even though directions are in Japanese, the pics are detailed. And you know what? Not a single freaking ejection pin mark to be found. The attachment points are small and easily smoothed out. I wish all plane kits were engineered as well as this "toy" kit is.
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1:144 MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type (Bandai 0196696)
 
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April 22, 2019

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1:48 F/A 18-E Super Hornet (Revell 85-5850)
 
F/A 18-E Super Hornet
Revell 1:48
85-5850
2012 | Changed box
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April 21, 2019

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1:72 P-47D Thunderbolt (Hasegawa 00138)
 
P-47D Thunderbolt
Hasegawa 1:72
00138 (A8)
1999 | Changed box
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1:72 Heinkel He 177A-6 "Greif" & Hs293 (Revell 04306)
 
Heinkel He 177A-6 "Greif" & Hs293
Revell 1:72
04306 (80-4306)
2007 | Changed parts
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1:48 Ta-183 "Huckebein" (AMtech 484601)
Focke-Wulf
Ta-183 "Huckebein"
AMtech 1:48
484601
2001 | New tool
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April 18, 2019

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1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Revell 85-5532)
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Donald Dickson II Thank you all for the kind words. Much appreciated. :)
18. April at 11:17:41
18. April at 12:07:39
Donald Dickson II For the record, USAF planes, outside of active war participants, are the nicest planes out there. ALL of them get jacked up in theatre.
18. April at 12:53:30
Bryn Crandell Finished bird looks great Don! Yes AF birds tend to be the cleanest. They get to be put in shelters at night to keep dust and dirt off of them.
18. April at 13:13:01
Donald Dickson II Bryn, we treat our ladies like the Queens they are. ;)
18. April at 14:26:35
Stephan Ryll very nice work Donald
18. April at 15:16:06
Daniel very nice indeed ,I think the clean look fits the colorful finish very well
18. April at 19:52:05
Donald Dickson II Thank you Strphen and Daniel. :)

Daniel, I like what you did with yours, but as you said, this one was just too bright and colorful to make it dirty.
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April 9, 2019

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1:48 McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (Revell 85-5511)
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Kerry COX A bird of prey, in all her glory. :)
Champion effort Donald, especially the exhaust covers and 'remove before flight' tags.
6. April at 03:53:34
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir! I have to stop myself from fiddling with it more. Though if I manage to end up with an extra canopy along the way, I will replace it. I didnt do a great job on this one.
6. April at 04:08:37
Kerry COX I have the same twitch mate. ;)
Fiddling is what I do best, much of the time, repairing my last fiddle. hehehehe :)
6. April at 05:49:01
Donald Dickson II I do it with almost everything I build. I look at it and I am like Oh, I can do this or this....
6. April at 12:34:24
Clifford Keesler Looks great Donald, leave twitching fingers off. LOL.
7. April at 21:36:03
Donald Dickson II Hey, I have managed to be good for over a year now and do nothing to it. LOL
8. April at 00:12:18
Clifford Keesler I keep looking at that new decal sheet I found and my "Bone" thinking "you can make it better" but I am fighting hard not to mess with it other than the EL on the tail. Cause knowing my luck I would muck it up, and my wife is NOT going to let me spend 200.00 dollars for a new kit and all the goodies. LOL.
9. April at 01:30:29
Donald Dickson II LOL Yeah, that would be an expensive screw up. BUT, we are only talking about replacing decals after all...
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Donald Dickson II This is the old tool kit from the 80s. And it shows. You can see how bad seams were. And it lacked any kind of meaningful detail. Hence the after market stuff.

The decals are a mix of kit(mainly for stencils) and Super Scale decals. Not impressed with them. They look great on the backing, but the large tail decals were brittle. They cracked and tore at the drop of a hat and did not do well with micro sol or set. That being said, I managed to work with them and they ended up looking pretty good.

I decided to leave her clean, as ANG planes almost never get dirty.
11. August 2016 at 04:57:36
Donald Dickson II So, I realized that the only pics I had of this one finished were craptastic. So I took better ones. During which I discovered the decals are flaking off. Dull coat be damned. *sigh* Oh, after I posted the original summary, I did make her a little dirty. :D
6. April at 03:18:47
James C That's still pretty cool for an older build mate.
That kit was one of the first that I purchased when I got back into modelling a few years ago.
It's not too far off on my build list as well along with the similar vintage A-10 ;)
6. April at 05:36:06
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir. The kit shows its age, but isnt totally awful.
6. April at 12:32:18
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April 3, 2019

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1:72 EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS "Snoopy" (AMtech 729202)
 
EC-135N/E ARIA/ALOTS "Snoopy"
AMtech 1:72
729202
2002 | Changed parts
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April 1, 2019

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1:72 AC-47 Gunship "Spooky" (Italeri 167)
 
AC-47 Gunship "Spooky"
Italeri 1:72
167
1988 | Changed parts
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March 28, 2019

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1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Revell 85-5532)
 
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March 27, 2019

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David Taylor I know I meant 1/32 Lanc
24. March at 17:09:54
Donald Dickson II I dont much do WWII stuff. Korea and up for the most part. But I am sure that sucker is huge too.
24. March at 18:14:53
Michael Phillips What a beast! Well done Donald, she looks great!!!
24. March at 23:23:09
Donald Dickson II Thank you Michael! :)
25. March at 02:44:17
Bryn Crandell Amzing build. The final product is amazing. I agree with where do you put the big planes. I have KC-135 variants, a few 1/32 jets and the Monogram B-52, B-36s and a B-29. Looks like I will be hanging on the walls somewhere somehow.
26. March at 15:39:23
Peter Hardy Bryn you have a medium sized country's Air Force! You must live on a football field to keep everything!
26. March at 21:14:36
Donald Dickson II LOL Thanks Bryn. That 36 and the Buffs are really going to pose issues. Thankfully Im not doing them soon.
26. March at 21:45:05
Tim Heimer uht oh, I think I need a bigger box/house! LOL
27. March at 00:40:08
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March 17, 2019

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1:72 AC-47 Gunship "Spooky" (Italeri 167)1:72 McDonnell RF-101G/H Voodoo (Valom 72114)1+
 
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1:72 HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (Lindberg 71141)
 
HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Lindberg 1:72
71141
2007 | Changed box
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1:72 McDonnell RF-101G/H Voodoo (Valom 72114)
 
McDonnell RF-101G/H Voodoo
Valom 1:72
72114
2016 | Changed parts
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March 4, 2019

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1:144 "Provider" NC/AC-123K (Amodel 1407)
 
"Provider" NC/AC-123K
Amodel 1:144
1407
2008 | Changed parts
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1:48 Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B (Academy 02131)
 
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B
Academy 1:48
02131
200x | Changed box
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1:48 F-84F Thunderstreak (Encore Models 48006)
 
F-84F Thunderstreak Limited Edition
Encore Models 1:48
48006
2016 | Changed parts
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February 14, 2019

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1:48 Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker B (Academy 2131)
 
Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker B
Academy 1:48
2131
1993 | New tool
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February 11, 2019

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Patrick Hagelstein I feel you Wim. Sometimes when I enter my closet of doom, panic creeps up on me. So many kits, so few time...
11. February at 19:03:32
Sarunas D Very good collection. Keep on adding more!
11. February at 19:07:59
11. February at 19:08:15
Tim Heimer Hey Don, you they make other awesome planes! Try something new! LOL
11. February at 19:12:45
11. February at 19:14:48
Donald Dickson II LOL, oh I have plenty others. I have like 150 kits or so.

And if anyone feels they just must downsize, I will be more than happy to adopt any unwanted kits. ;)
11. February at 20:17:08
Patrick Hagelstein We knew we could count on you Donald!
11. February at 20:18:43
Donald Dickson II Patrick, I am just that nice a guy. ;) LMAO
11. February at 20:23:59
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February 9, 2019

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1:72 C-119C Flying Boxcar (Italeri 1146)
 
C-119C Flying Boxcar
Italeri 1:72
1146
2006 | Changed parts
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1:32 F-15D/E Eagle (Revell 85-5715)
 
F-15D/E Eagle
Revell 1:32
85-5715
2010 | Changed decals
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February 2, 2019

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Martin Oostrom Let me try and translate Rui. The leading edges suffer the most resistance from the airstream. As such the whitewash would have pealed off the most there. On your photos it looks like these edges are the most white on your plane.

I never have tried a whitewash myself, and I can only say that this build still looks very good to me
31. January at 21:21:58
Donald Dickson II OK, I thought that might be what you were saying. Again part of that is my inability to do proper photography and light it correctly. Though I probably could have weathered it a little bit more. I did not actively think of that when I was doing it. So I will keep that in mind. Thank you for pointing that out. As Martin will tell you I have no problems at all taking pointers from people.
31. January at 22:00:30
1. February at 01:04:18
Donald Dickson II Added a pic with the light not glaring on it.
2. February at 02:03:47
Clifford Keesler I think it looks awesome Donald, well done.
2. February at 02:12:43
Donald Dickson II Thank you sir!
2. February at 02:32:41
2. February at 09:05:09
Rui S They look completly diferent now Very Nice :)
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January 23, 2019

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1:25 ‘59 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop (Revell 85-4361)
 
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January 17, 2019

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Augie IF they are the ones I think they are, they are indeed trim (Horiz stab etc)
11. December 2018 at 23:54:00
Donald Dickson II Yep! Thats what they are. Just looked them up. Thanks guys!
12. December 2018 at 00:16:42
Greg Baker Your cabinet pics made me track this baby down for a closer look. Wow... nice work
17. January at 04:44:00
Donald Dickson II Greg, thank you sir! This is one of my favorites. I enjoyed the build, learned a lot, and I love how it turned out. :)
17. January at 04:55:08
Greg Baker I suddenly started rifling through the Tintin albums to see if he ever flew in a DC-4... ;)
17. January at 05:07:52
Clifford Keesler Nice one Donald. My local Hobby Lobby never had any of those. They seem to only stock mainly 1/72 Acadmey stuff with the random Revell F-102A or F-18 thrown in. Though I did find the Revell Pro Modler ME-410 in the clearance isle once. I got both of my F-102's there though.
17. January at 22:02:49
Donald Dickson II I do have one extra if either of you gents get interested.
17. January at 22:31:42
Clifford Keesler Thanks Donald. I will try and remember that, if I get to where I can get one. Right now my Suv takes precedence(new tires and battery.) Bloody tires cost 2000.00 dollars apiece.
17. January at 22:52:07
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1:25 ‘59 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop (Revell 85-4361)
 
‘59 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop California Wheels
Revell 1:25
85-4361
2015 | Changed decals
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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. :)
25. March 2018 at 23:37:39
Spanjaard 5 buck sfor this cabinet???
26. March 2018 at 05:18:03
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 2018 at 21:27:05
Konrad Limmer Ver nice collection
27. March 2018 at 07:15:15
Paul Stubbs Nice work
27. March 2018 at 07:24:21
Nikolaos Kouzinis Nice collection Donald
27. March 2018 at 07:27:10
Donald Dickson II Thank you gentlemen.
27. March 2018 at 13:58:47
Stephan Ryll Very nice collection Donald
27. March 2018 at 15:42:35
Spanjaard sweet
27. March 2018 at 17:20:45
Donald Dickson II So I moved the cabinet that was on its own in the living room to the computer room/den area with the rest of the cabinets. Had them all out on a table and liked how it looked. :)
17. January at 04:21:04
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December 23, 2018

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December 21, 2018

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1:48 A-7D Corsair II (Hasegawa 07013)1:48 A-7A Corsair II (Revell 85-5484)2+
 
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1:48 A-7D Molar Marauder (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 48-195)
 
A-7D Molar Marauder
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 1:48
48-195 (32-055)
2009 | New tool
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December 12, 2018

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Nikolaos Kouzinis Thank you Donald. Sometimes Ι concider challenge to make a kit with problems, sometimes and aftermarket (second hand) as one in my album the TU22 Backfire which had missed parts at half. If you see it in my album (scalemates), it is scratced all of it. But it has something good these situations. You put the mind to solve problems using strange materials for scratching.
6. December 2018 at 17:52:47
Greg Baker I agree with that. That's why I love kitbashing, scratchbuilding and general WHIF projects. Figuring out how to successfully marry the front of Spad XIII with the bottom of a Me163B Komet and create the Pirate Flapter from the animated film Castle in the Sky is a very satisfying bit of work.
6. December 2018 at 23:00:25
Donald Dickson II Oh, doing something like that is completely different Greg. There you are creating something unique and of interest to you. So the mindset is different. As are the goals.

And with Nikolaos point, yes, but ONLY if its a subject I have an interest in. Then I will gladly putwork into it. If this had been something like an F-15, F-4, Tornado or Jaguar then yeah, I will go all out. I might bitch about it, but thats only because I like bitching. ;)
6. December 2018 at 23:52:19
Greg Baker Good point. I was focused more on the idea of scratchbuilding vs. Hyperdetailing using aftermarket add-one. Both can be satisfying for different goals and reasons, as you say.
7. December 2018 at 00:21:13
Donald Dickson II Yep. And this one was solely can I get it done in time and not look like an epileptic 12 year old did it.
7. December 2018 at 00:25:29
Nikolaos Kouzinis It looks good Donald.
12. December 2018 at 20:18:10
Martin Oostrom You're a magician Donald ;)
12. December 2018 at 21:07:09
Donald Dickson II Nikolaos and Martin, thank you! And you are far too kind Martin. :)
12. December 2018 at 23:01:11
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1:144 C-97 USAF MATS (Minicraft Model Kits 14695)
 
C-97 USAF MATS
Minicraft Model Kits 1:144
14695
2013 | Changed decals
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1:144 C-97 USAF MATS (Minicraft Model Kits 14695)
 
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