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by A-10LOADER
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..

Steve, how hard are these to fit in the cabin? The BBI aircrew will fit inside the cockpit without any modifications but, it's tricky and must be done with care. The aftermarket resin ones fit extremely nice but, they must be painted first and then assembled, inside the cockpit, piece by piece. If ...
by A-10LOADER
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Pizza Guys TF30 open nozzles
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: Pizza Guys TF30 open nozzles

Nathans nozzles look really good on her and "OOMPA" did a great job finishing them.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My Gunfighter Models Desert Storm F-14A
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: My Gunfighter Models Desert Storm F-14A

"OOMPA" did an outstanding job on her. Nathan's nozzles looks great on there as well. I do see the antenna now in these shots. In your Facebook ones, it looked missing. Now get her on that stand and put here in a safe place this time !!

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Decals for f-14 wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Decals for f-14 wanted

This VF-84 sheet and the Zotz VF-111 "Miss Molly" are the only two out there. $20.00 for the VF-84 sheet is a steal. Brian ( Fightertown Decals) told me he would never do another 1/18th scale sheet because this sheet was his worst selling decal sheet ever. :( The Zotz sheet is very hard to find nowa...
by A-10LOADER
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..

f56tbird wrote:Steve..
Will do..
John G..
Nice, I'm looking forward to seeing them.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1/18 Custom decals
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: 1/18 Custom decals

I sent a request for decals for an AH-64 Apache set of decals and a set for an MH-60 Blackhawk as well. I can't wait to hear back from them. Thanks again A-10LOADER, as I had no idea what I was going to do for decals for both of these Birds! No problem, hope this works out for you. They should be a...
by A-10LOADER
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..

Steve.. Thanks for the heads up. Painting is no problem. Have done many figures in many different scales. I too also concluded as well that a assembled JSI F-14 would be practically impossible to install / fit completed and detailed pilots in without some damage. I have another F-14 that I will be ...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1/18 Custom decals
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: 1/18 Custom decals

So these sites like drawdecal won't work. I need somebody like Jackson did to make nice detail decals for a specific plane. He did for me Marge, the Gabreski P-47, My Tex hill P-40, Blackburn Big hog Corsair and my Douglas Bader Hurricane and Hartmann 109G. Not ones that are generic already done fo...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Very very nice custom F14s
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Very very nice custom F14s

Still way too high for what you get IMO.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: In Search Of 1/18 Scale Pilots..

These are very nice, I had a set a few years back for my Tomcat but, sold them. One thing you need to know before purchasing them is they don't come assembled, they won't fit unless your cockpit is out of the jet. They are resin and must be painted and put together piece by piece so they fit. Not an...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1/18 Custom decals
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: 1/18 Custom decals

You could try here, www.drawdecal.com. They are located in Minnesota. Hope this helps.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

Thanks for sharing Nathan. Anyway you can make the A-4 shot bigger ?? I saw the Phantom shots on Facebook, she's looking good.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: FS 1/18th scale F-16 pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

Re: FS 1/18th scale F-16 pilot

jdmroltid wrote:If still available, I would like to see a couple pics. I am looking for 2 fighter pilots for my JSI F-14. Thanks

John
Sorry John, it's sold. It would not fit the Tomcat cockpit anyway.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

The variants are all dependent on Tom and what he prints. He's providing the bones and I am doing the detailing and molding. Each variant will require the same amount of work. So far from this thread there's at least 15 variants. That's probably 10-15yrs of work for one person. My knowledge on the ...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Very very nice custom F14s
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Very very nice custom F14s

There have been quite a few tomcats selling in the 2500-3000 range lately on ebay. Even the horrid spotcat but mostly the led special version. These will sell !!! I highly doubt they'll sell but, time will tell. There are no shortage of idiots in the world. I don't even think the seams got filled o...
by A-10LOADER
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

cnq wrote:Is that the Sukhoi su 27 Flanker I see in there too ?
Correct.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

As of now the estimate is @ $400 - $500.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

According to the 1:18 scale Aircraft / bbi / 21st Century Toys page on Facebook, dannyc, Tom will be making the F-4 and a F-15 for 2019. The Phantom variants are F-4J/C/D then the F-4E/EJ/F, people can modify them beyond that he says. The F-15 variants will be F-15A/C/D/E. Start saving up your penni...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

Just a FYI Nathan, you mentioned "static control surfaces" for the A-4. The slats, on the A-4, were always down when she was parked (see my photo above) and also, where the slat meets the top of the wing, there should be NO STEP like most models often portray.
Hope this helps.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

Here's how mine will be finished.

Image

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 10586

Re: 1/18 A4E Skyhawk 2019

Excellent news Nathan, looking forward to the next update. I have a very good friend who is a retired Gunny and was also a civilian tech rep with the A-4E's and M's at the former NAS Willow Grove, PA. If you need any Skyhawk questions answered, let me know. The Trumpeter kit has A LOT of inaccuracie...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Absolutely amazing! Superb work. That would be museum quality work. Happy I could make a small contribution. Now it's time to tear it down and add LEDs and fiber optics. Nothing is ever completely done. :D Thanks very much Nathan, I appreciate that and your help. That's exactly what I wanted to do ...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: WTB JSI F-14 "project"
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

WTB JSI F-14 "project"

Greetings all, I am looking for another JSI Tomcat. I am searching for someone who may have taken theirs apart and, now feel they are in over their head. All the parts need to be there, especially the landing gear and, not broken. I plan on using metal gear for the mains but, still require the extra...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Steve, really amazing. When I look at your Cat with just the sky in the background, I can't believe it's not real. A long time ago, I had the Elite Force F-16 and hanged it with fishing lines under a tree to make pics with no underground reference, so it was like really flying. Just had to remove p...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 174753

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

For the last week I've been looking over the your pictures Steve and the Tomcat is amazing!! Other than something in the background, the plane looks 1:1 scale. There is nothing that gives any indication of this being 1:18. The details you've added make this museum quality!! Thanks for the show :!: ...