Build #2 HAS 1/48th F/A-18D ATARS VMFA(AW)-224
Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:29 PM
One thing I need confirmation on from our Mods.. The ATARS Birds did NOT have the duel chaff buckets??
Well.. On w/ the build!!!
Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:47 AM
Not necessarily...a co-worker was a WSO in 224 from the timeframe of that sheet. We had actually talked about it. According to him, 224 went through many iterations for paint schemes over a 4 year period due to a string of CO's that hated each other's (and the JO's, and the corrosion shop's) paint schemes - black stripes, gray stripes, black tails, orange rudders, etc. all came and went several times.
His comment was that everything other than the gray tiger stripes "was very, very gay and not befitting of a war machine".
Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:08 AM
Even the reference pics provided on the TwoBobs sheet show it as a dark grey and not black - you can see the distinction in the photos between the colour of the stripes and some of the other markings which actually are black.
Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:42 AM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:44 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:21 PM
Have the wing folds rough cut in.. They are pretty nice.. Not that bad at all.. Fortunatly there are cut lines on the inner surfaces of the wings so there is no guess work on where to cut.. Then its just a matter of trimming out the kit hinge detail and fine tuning the fit before gluing the wing halfs together.. The Ultra fine tuning later.. But not much... Well here's a few pics..
Thanks For Looking
Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:53 PM
This post has been edited by David Walker: 12 June 2007 - 05:53 PM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:56 AM
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