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by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings all, Tonight's update, "Weathering on the Tomcat, take 2." I decided to "sun bleach" the top color of the Cat which, I think, turned out much better than my first attempt, which was horrible. Still much more to do but, at least I'm on the right path. I sincerely appreciate those of you who...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18 Blue Angels
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: 1/18 Blue Angels

Hi Andy, If I recall correctly, I believe I saw one a while back just like yours sealed in the original box, starting at around $500.00. Sorry I can't give you a definite answer but, I don't follow the F/A-18's on EBay.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 8261

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

NEW current version of my Tomcat stand on it's way to the Netherlands. From now on all stands will come with a plaque design for the decal. Prices for these are now $150.00 plus S&H. Steve http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_%20scale_%20Tomcat_%20display_%20stands/IMG_61...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Thanks, glad you like it. Best of luck with yours.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

I finished up the Harrier gun/ammo pod today. Very happy with how it came out and thanks again to Nathan (Pizzaguy) for casting these. Like I said earlier, the pods change the whole look of the jet for the better. Now if I could just find good pics of the center line pylon for the AN/AAQ-28 Targetin...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Tmanthegreat, You are correct, Light Ghost Gray IS NOT the color on the bottom of the Harrier. It took some doing but, here's what was used. These are all Model Master enamels colors BTW. Aircraft Gray FS 16473 @40% Duck Egg Blue FS 35622 @35% Insignia White FS 17875 @20-25% All this was mixed in a ...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th MERIT INT. SBD 3 DAUNTLESS FULL BUILD VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Re: 1/18th MERIT INT. SBD 3 DAUNTLESS FULL BUILD VIDEO

A good friend of mine has this kit, It's beautiful !! I really wish JSI had offered the Tomcat in "kit form."

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 8261

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

Thanks slogan, glad you like the stand for your Cat. It would be nice to see some pics however.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Hello everyone, I managed to get paint (custom mix of Model Master Enamels) on the gun/ammo pods. I also sprayed the metal areas with Model Master steel. Up next a semi-gloss coat and then some weathering followed by a flat coat and it will be finished. Steve http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag16...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Thanks for having a look guys and for the words of encouragement, it's much appreciated.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings everyone, I managed to get the semi-gloss coat on the Tomcat and, I'm currently working on the "corrosion control" touch-ups. This will be my first attempt at trying this so, hopefully I don't screw this up. I am practicing on a test subject to get the feel for it. Hoping to have something...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Attaching ordinance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Attaching ordinance?

Agree with CplSlade, they should be press fit and stay in place. My two Tomcats and the F-16 are that way. The Harrier I have is another story. Some of the "pins", they designed to hold the ordnance on, are broken and are designed in such a way that once you hang something there, it's not meant to c...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1:18 AC for sale in NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: 1:18 AC for sale in NYC

Do you have any BBI pilots for the Tomcat / Hornet ?

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Finished up the "crossover fairing" today. Really happy with how it came out and I think it looks more the part. I transferred my card stock template to some .020" sheet plastic and cut it out. Then I folded the bends in the plastic using a metal ruler as a straight edge and bent it with my fingers....
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Working on the "crossover fairing" for the gun system today. As you can see, the panel is no where near being close to being correct, it's too flat and one dimensional. http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_AV-8B_VMA-211/IMG_6088_zpsiqekucoc.jpg A friend of mine printed th...
by A-10LOADER
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings all, Minor update for tonight but, a major part of the puzzle completed. My replacement decals arrived in the mail this afternoon and I just finished them up. Next up, a semi-gloss coat to seal them in then the weathering can begin. Thanks to all who still follow along. Steve "TOMCATS FORE...
by A-10LOADER
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

If anyone has reference pics of the fairing and the pylon, by all means please share, thanks again.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.

Thanks to Pizzaguy for making copies of these. It's just a shame he didn't have better parts to copy from. I started detailing the gun pod by adding a length of 1/4" evergreen tubing to the gun exhaust port. http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_AV-8B_VMA-211/IMG_6079_zpsu...
by A-10LOADER
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: What airbrush do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 5288

Re: What airbrush do you use?

A Paasche VLS kit.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 scratchbuilt King Tiger
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: 1/18 scratchbuilt King Tiger

WOW, that's quite the undertaking. Not my cup of tea but, I can appreciate all the work and scratch-building going on here. Very impressive job, good luck with this project.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Show me your display solutions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2247

Re: Show me your display solutions...

cnq wrote:Awesome displays A-10. I love it. I wish I have the room and your talent to display my jets like that.
Thanks, appreciate the kind words.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Show me your display solutions...
Replies: 7
Views: 2247

Re: Show me your display solutions...

Thanks mutt71, glad you like them.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: JSI F-14
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: JSI F-14

Wow, when did this monster come out? I never new. Does anyone know if they plan on another run? Did the facility explode? I heard that about 21c but didn’t know if it was a rumor or true. What was the asking price when it came out? Was there a lighted and unlighted version? I bet they run a premium...
by A-10LOADER
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Thanks very much granch but remember, she'll be posed this way not hanging. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!" http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_F-14B_in_progress/IMG_6026_zpszsdh54ir.jpg http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_F-14B_in_progress...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings everyone, Today's update, The GBU’s are complete !! Subtle changes but, they’re more accurate and look better IMO. Now I can change the loadout from time to time on my Big Cat. http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_F-14B_in_progress/IMG_6073_zpsbojtmufc.jpg BFD a...