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About rkranias

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    Rick K
  • Birthday 02/09/1955

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    Chasing my kids, making my wife laugh, gym rat, single malt with good maduro.

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  1. love the exceptional scratch work...looking great.
  2. beautifully executed. what did you used for the "rope"? also, paint details for the "rope"...asking for a friend.
  3. Damn Ernie. The 111 has been claimed. So sorry my friend. If the buyer backs out I'll let you know.
  4. 18 Feb Update. All pending sale items are in RED and Strikethrough. Will remove with payment posted. PayPal Only. No Trades Ship from metro Washington, DC via tracking. Will give estimate ship cost. Any overage will be refunded. Will consider overseas, please PM me. All items 1:32 unless otherwise noted. All items complete. Some after market items are not in original packaging, all after market items are complete with instructions. At a glance items for sale: 1:32 - 109E, Ki84, BF2C-1, Fw190. 1:48 - A4M, Ki84, Me110G. 1:72 - Spit Mk.VII's. Most of these kits have a ton of after market. After Market goodies. Scroll down to see details. HASEGAWA Ki84 “Frank” #08074 USD$90 32030 RB IJA Harness Set 32011 Master Casters Wheels/Exhaust 32042 Master Casters Seat/Frame JX034 Eduard Canopy Masks 32141 Eduard Flaps 32542 Eduard Interior 32142 Eduard Exterior Boeing BF2C-1 #JS064 USD$35 Vintage Hasegawa/Minicraft Packaging (packing in good condition) 32008 Yellow Wings VF-5B USS Ranger decals 1:48 A4M Skyhawk #PT33 1:48 USD$80 4280 Aires Cockpit Set 480056 AeroBonus USN Triple Ejector Rack 4822 Quick Boost Gun Barrels 648214 Eduard Wheels 648137 Eduard Mk.82 Bombs Airbrake/Late 648215 Eduard Exhaust Nozzle EX339 Mask TAMIYA 1:48 Prop Action Ki84 “Frank” #61501 1:48 USD$30 Motorized Sealed Box REVELL/GERMANY Fw190F-8 #04869 USD$40 632057 Eduard Brassin Undercarriage JX181 Eduard Mask *kit opened, right landing gear oleo parts 159/163 glued. Stand parts 2&3, 4&5 glued. EDUARD 1:48 Bf110G-2 Profi-Pack #8205 (Discontinued) USD$45 Bf109E-1 Weekend Edition #3401 (Discontnued) USD$75 Complete conversion for Bf109-A Pit sidewall starboard side installed and painted RLM02. Parts F1, F13, F14, F39. Assemble port side and repaint both sides RLM02 32008C Alley Cat 109A Conversion 3209 Yahu Instrument Panel JX121 Eduard Masks 1:72 Spitfire Mk.VIII “Aussie Eight Dual Combo” #2119 (Discontinued) 1:72 USD$80 Limited Edition PE, Masks, Wheels 32 Options 112pp Australia Mk.VIII’s book TAILBOOM PRODUCTIONS RAF Spade Grip 1:1 Scale #AH8068 USD$90 Cannon Armed Printed Instructions Included Out Of Production *a small piece is broken off grip can be easily glued or fabricated with plastic-card. AFTERMARKET Hasegawa P40 – USD$10.00 632080 EDU P40 Wheels w/Pattern Tamiya P-51D – USD$10.00 32731 EDU P51-D Seatbelts for TAM P51-D MASKS LOT (all 3 listed below) USD$5.00 JX005 EDU Fw190D–9 for HAS JX043 EDU Bf109G for REV (Old Tool) JX103 EDU Spitfire Mk.IX for TAM MDC Typhoon/Tempest weighted tires – USD$2.00 Hasegawa Fw190D9 – USD$9.00 EagleParts 64-32 Fw190D9 Prop Blades *complete not in original packaging Trumpeter P40-B/C set – USD$12.00 AM32-097 Brass .30cal, Iron Sight and Pitot Tube SPRUE E Trumpeter clear sprue complete. Tamiya Mosquito FB.VI 1:48 vac canopy - USD$2.00 9600 Squadron vac-u-form canopy set
  5. The Fa330 Bachsteize (Wagtail) always interested me as a unique aircraft with an equally unique mission. This was towed aloft to about 400ft (120m) by the U-Boat so the pilot could see beyond the horizon view (25 nautical miles) and report any enemy activity. Stored in 2 water tight compartments by the conning tower a team of 3 can assemble and disassemble the Fa330 in about 20 minutes. U-boat commanders disliked the Fa330 as the prolonged time on surface make their boat venerable to an air strike or detection by enemy ships. The Fa330 was abandoned in the North Atlantic due to allied air superiority but continued use in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. The only recorded successful use of the Fa330 was 5 August 1943 by U-177 on the Indian Ocean off the coast east of Madagascar. Greek merchant ship Efthalia Mari was observed by U-177's Fa330. U-177 proceeded to intercept the Efthalia Mari and sink her with 2 torpedoes. Efthalia Mari lost 1 crew of 43. U-177 did not survive the war and was sunk 6 February 1944 in Atlantic west of Ascension Island by an American P4BY-1 Liberator. U-177 lost 50 crew of 65. Not a easy build as there was plenty of angst and head scratching moments. This build also gave me an opportunity to practice rigging as a WNW bird will be landing on my bench soon. WIP link here. Build Details Replaced over a dozen tubes with styrene rod .5mm .4mm .3mm Scratch All Grab Handles on frame and underside rotors Cleats on skids Parachute Pack and all straps Turnbuckles on Outriggers on top of rotor hub Pitot Tube and mount Instrument Panel mounts Foot Pedal and Straps Rigging & Cables INFINI Medium 110 (.121mm) Black Lycra thread EZ Line Medium ANYZ Black .5mm Braided thread Brown .4mm Braided thread RB Productions P32023 Turnbuckles GasPatch Rigging eyelets Albion Aluminum Slide Fit Tubes .3mm .5mm .7mm Gunze RLM 66 RLM 76 RLM 81 Vallejo 306 Dark Rubber Tamiya XF86 Flat Clear MiG Washes Dark Wash Decals MDC Luftwaffe Instrument Dial HGW Luftwaffe Textile Belts Thank you all for your encouragement and support during this build. I don't get many opportunities to follow and respond to many of the awesome builds on this site. I wish I had the time to as there and many exceptional projects going on here at any given moment.
  6. Nice save on the tailplane and joy for the Tony resurrection.
  7. Love the idea Ernie. I'll have to pass though. Right now I am focusing on wrapping up Fa330 project (display base) and a few fixes on previous builds (P40B windscreen, P47 Slick Chick wing repair after dropping tool on wing). Then I'm on to a few big projects. TAM Mossie and my first WNW builds. Frankly, not sure if I am capable of "quick build". I've actually tried mojo rejuvenation builds with little 1:144 Spits and knocked them off in a few weeks. Kicking off a 1:32 bird in a quick OOB type build? It just is not in my DNA. Model On!
  8. Long story short. I lost the WIP images only because of impatience with my Photo Bucket account issues and PhotoShop. I'd always preach to my kids: "Never enough time to do it right. Plenty of time to do it over." This time its a lesson on me. These images will hopefully cover enough for the parachute pack, belts and foot pedals. Shock cord on the tweezers is .4mm braided thread I secured at a garment store with xs Ultra Wire fed through to allow bending. Seat belts and foot pedals in place. Parachute pack with straps and shock cord release. One of my reference images shows the parachute pack as a "treated canvas" pack with lots of straps. So I got a creative. Flat lead wire straps adjusted to final position and secured with CA. Epoxy applied to parachute pack mount area and shock cord glued to mast then set aside to cure.
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