1/48 Hounds of Heaven 89-2083 (Slow Build!)

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Unread post29 Dec 2005, 02:09

Yours were the first ones out the door. Mike mailed them out today I believe....you should actually see them before I do, LOL! I'm not going to be home until after New Years, and maybe a week later than that.

You got a big handfull of 'em, so you hafta share with Doc. :D
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Unread post29 Dec 2005, 05:51

THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D

Thanks for all your hard work, Scott! I can't wait to see them. I'll let you know as soon as they get here. Don't worry, I'll share with Laser. I know he'll be glad to get them, too. Talk to you again soon, and have a Happy New Year!

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Unread post30 Dec 2005, 10:00

Doh! you're trying to break me aren't you! You and Bob both man! I just ordered his newest releases tonight. But I held back a little so I can get your sheets too, don't worry ;)
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Unread post30 Dec 2005, 16:55

I REALLY need Bob to turn on the frickin' links!!
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Unread post01 Jan 2006, 01:54

Ok, here are some more updates. First, I managed to (almost) finish the TER. It's come together quite nicely, I just have a little bit of touch-up to do with some putty.
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Unread post01 Jan 2006, 02:01

Next, I had to figure out how to make a custom pylon for the ALQ-131 pod. Unfortunately, you can't just substitute the centerline tank pylon, as it's too long and too tall. However, without too much effort, you can convert it. Here are my step-by-step photos:
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First, the pylon
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Next, cut it down to the right length (I used the 1/48 schematic in the back of the Daco book - what an awesome Christmas present!)
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Now cut it down to the right height (I kept the notches from the tank pylon rather than cutting from the other side)
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Finally, I added a couple of sway-braces from the TER's in the Hasegawa Weapons Kit.
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Unread post02 Jan 2006, 22:38

Ya know, Shawn Hull's ALQ-184 pod comes with an excellent pylon. ;)
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Unread post03 Jan 2006, 20:49

Actually, I didn't know, but now that I look at it, it is pretty nice!
62FS, Luke 02-03
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Unread post03 Jan 2006, 23:02

I do believe it comes with two pods and pylons too. So you can use one for the -184, and one for the -131. Trouble is, you now have a -184 without a cool pylon :-P
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Unread post06 Jan 2006, 23:20

What I'd really like to know is where I can get a good 1/48 -131 pod. From what I gather, I pretty much have to get one from a different aircraft kit that has one included. I managed to get lucky with my current kit as I bought it off of e-bay and it included a lot of extra goodies, including a -131 pod (without the pylon, though :-( ).
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Unread post07 Jan 2006, 00:08

Hasegawa Weapons Set B.
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Unread post13 Feb 2006, 15:22

Finally a little more progress. First coat is on. Should be able to get some more done this week or the coming weekend.
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Unread post13 Feb 2006, 16:18

Man, everybody's getting stuff done. I gotta get my bench up. But flying comes first!
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Unread post20 Feb 2006, 15:29

More progress over the long weekend! Slowly but surely!
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Unread post01 Mar 2006, 00:48

Kind of off topic...but when did Viper batteries turn red? mine were always blue from 95-99
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