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Old 01-28-2008, 08:29 PM
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I went to Caliber Hobby, they have the NPS White for $48. That's how I got $18.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:09 PM
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Well, I THINK I bought mine for $29.99...

Then again, I ordered it 5 months ago, and I'm still waiting for it to ship... :o
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Well, I THINK I bought mine for $29.99...

Then again, I ordered it 5 months ago, and I'm still waiting for it to ship... :o
Woohoo! Tower Hobbies shipped it today, and charged me the $29.99 price!

But they're shipping me TWO packages... That doesn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling... :o
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Woohoo! Tower Hobbies shipped it today, and charged me the $29.99 price!

But they're shipping me TWO packages... That doesn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling... :o
Maybe they sent you two for the trouble....
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:37 PM
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LOL -- I doubt that!

Hey Wilky -- that's an AWESOME avatar! I need to learn how to do cool stuff like that. :o
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:30 PM
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What are you guys using as a clear coat. I tried minwax satin WBPU in the spray can. I wasn't happy with the result and I'm sure that it was me. It was just very thin and watery.

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:39 PM
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Hi John,

The Minway Polycrylic satin works great from an airbrush if you have one. I tried the can too and didn't care for the results but Airbrushing it works great.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:43 PM
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Thanks. I bought a cheapie on ebay. It works well enough for me now.

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Hi John,

The Minway Polycrylic satin works great from an airbrush if you have one. I tried the can too and didn't care for the results but Airbrushing it works great.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:46 PM
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I use the Krylon Matte Finish in a spray can, and I've ALWAYS had excellent results.

The secret is to put on a VERY light coat, let it dry, and then decide if you want to put on a second VERY light coat (or not).
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
LOL -- I doubt that!

Hey Wilky -- that's an AWESOME avatar! I need to learn how to do cool stuff like that. :o
thanks, I actually stole it off of screenshotart.com. I just modified the size of it. I'm slowly learning how to do that kind of stuff myself.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:16 PM
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WOW! I just visited screenshotart.com, and got hit with THREE TROJAN VIRUSES!!!

BEWARE!
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
WOW! I just visited screenshotart.com, and got hit with THREE TROJAN VIRUSES!!!

BEWARE!
Hmmm I've never had that problem....wonder if they got hacked. sorry

edit: darn it I see the problem shreenshotworld.com is the one. It used to be the other addy but it's been abandonded and was probably hacked. sorry again.

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wilky View Post
Maybe they sent you two for the trouble....
Uhhhh -- would you believe me, if I told you I just received my TWO GWS P-40 Warhawk NPS White kits? :o

Naw... You wouldn't believe me... I'm going to have to take a picture of this to prove it to you...

The second invoice is a reprint of the first one -- so I think they only charged me once ($29.99)... Even if they charged me twice, I was kicking myself for not buying a second one at that price anyway...

A happy camper -->
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:57 PM
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Well there you go. Happy building!
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Uhhhh -- would you believe me, if I told you I just received my TWO GWS P-40 Warhawk NPS White kits? :o

Naw... You wouldn't believe me... I'm going to have to take a picture of this to prove it to you...

The second invoice is a reprint of the first one -- so I think they only charged me once ($29.99)... Even if they charged me twice, I was kicking myself for not buying a second one at that price anyway...

A happy camper -->
Nice, Two P40s for the price of one. gotta love it.

Oh and BTW I'm the Tower Hobby loss prevention department manager. If you would just send the extra air frame you recieved to me at Po box....
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:07 AM
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:20 AM
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Wow, that was nice. I guess it was worth the wait?

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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Uhhhh -- would you believe me, if I told you I just received my TWO GWS P-40 Warhawk NPS White kits? :o

Naw... You wouldn't believe me... I'm going to have to take a picture of this to prove it to you...

The second invoice is a reprint of the first one -- so I think they only charged me once ($29.99)... Even if they charged me twice, I was kicking myself for not buying a second one at that price anyway...

A happy camper -->
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:55 AM
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You gotta do the extra one up sky captain style
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:20 PM
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My son would love that... I wasn't a big fan of that movie... :o
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:25 PM
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Yo Lt. Loughead
Check out some pics of mine
I know on the first one you will like the drop tank and gear covers
Also I threw in a pic on how I mounted my 480
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:40 AM
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Nice birds. are there build pics to go with them??

How is the P-40 (s) comming btw, LT?
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by USMC_VTOL_Mech View Post
Yo Lt. Loughead
Check out some pics of mine
I know on the first one you will like the drop tank and gear covers
Also I threw in a pic on how I mounted my 480
WOW! Those are really nice birds! Are they GWS, or something else?

Please share how you made the drop tank and awesome landing gear!

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How is the P-40 (s) comming btw, LT?
Ugh... Too many other projects... I haven't even started on the P-40(s) yet. :o
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:22 PM
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Lt Loughead
Thanks man
yes these are all GWS birds
the gear covers are Robart pieces and the gear doors are depron scraps
as for the drop tank it's a scale piece from vacuformed plastic (like the guillows stuff) I found at the LHS. The drop tank is held on with magnets and can be removeable
I used a great planes spinner and relocated the battery farther back into the canopy area to offset the wieght of the spinner...Cg is perfect now with no additional wieght added
sorry guys but no build thread as I just don't think I would be very good at doing them
I tend to do most of my building in the wee hours of the morning
Maybe I will do one on my 900 watt A-4?

Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
WOW! Those are really nice birds! Are they GWS, or something else?

Please share how you made the drop tank and awesome landing gear!

Ugh... Too many other projects... I haven't even started on the P-40(s) yet. :o
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:11 AM
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UVM, very nice job on the GWS P-40s. So I take it from your handle that you work on helis or is it (AV-8) Harriers? Maybe even (V-22) Ospreys?

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Lt Loughead
Thanks man
yes these are all GWS birds
the gear covers are Robart pieces and the gear doors are depron scraps
as for the drop tank it's a scale piece from vacuformed plastic (like the guillows stuff) I found at the LHS. The drop tank is held on with magnets and can be removeable
I used a great planes spinner and relocated the battery farther back into the canopy area to offset the wieght of the spinner...Cg is perfect now with no additional wieght added
sorry guys but no build thread as I just don't think I would be very good at doing them
I tend to do most of my building in the wee hours of the morning
Maybe I will do one on my 900 watt A-4?
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:04 PM
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Bob
you nailed it....it's the dreaded
AV-8 B Harriers!
ttyl
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Originally Posted by Voyager2lcats View Post
UVM, very nice job on the GWS P-40s. So I take it from your handle that you work on helis or is it (AV-8) Harriers? Maybe even (V-22) Ospreys?

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