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About rkranias

  • 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. That's me after about 2 months of near lockdown with two teenagers. We believe COVID19 hit our house in early Feb. Me, wife and both kids (13/15) at the same time. High fever, coughing all night long and very weak for 10 days. It was hard on all of us. Kids and most importantly our teachers adapted to virtual classroom. It was not perfect but it got the job done. Kudos to our kids' teachers. This fall our school district got technology sorted and the virtual teaching model is transparent, kids have accountability and teachers doing a terrific job. Hardest was watching our kid's sports vanish. Soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, swim team, tennis and riding came to a screeching halt. They missed their friends. We load of our kids with summer camps (mostly day camps with a few sleep over camps): riding, hockey, science, counseling training, volunteering...all cancelled. Wife's job turned from partial home based to completely home based and virtual. Zoom meetings replaced conference calls. My volunteer work at NASM Udvar Hazy is on hold until further notice. Our local IPMS (NOVA IPMS) has been conducting virtual monthly meetings via Zoom is working well and keeping us connected. I was on a roll with COVID bench time early on. However, lots of home projects and keeping active with kids has made bench time somewhat diminished. We live close to the beltway near Washington DC I-495 and we always hear the steady hum of traffic, especially in the evening. It was dead silent for 3 weeks. Incredible. Our neighborhood actually got a little closer as many families/couples/elderly would walk the streets. Wife and I would sit in our front yard for our own "happy hour" and engage with neighbors walking by. We live about 1/4 mile from Rock Creek Park. The Park Service closed a portion of the road in Rock Creek on weekends allowing pedestrian, bike, roller skate only. A positive outcome of COVID is people getting out and exercising. I count my blessings our elderly relatives are ok and other family members have been spared COVID19. Also count my blessings income not compromised.
  2. Ship cost is extra from DC area 20895. PayPal only. Note two PayPal price options. Strike thru in red means sale pending. Will remove when final. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING I will require an up front ship payment. Typically USD$50-USD$60. I will get an estimate to you along with size and weight of shipment. Any ship overage will be refunded. All 1:32 unless noted. All sealed bags unless noted. All kits complete unless noted. All kits unstarted unless noted. Most of these kits are loaded with aftermarket. Some kits are OOP. Some aftermarket is also OOP. Sale recap: Ki84, AVIA S199 conversion, Fw190D9, Ki61, Boeing BF2C-1, Hs129B-3, A4M, Avenger FAA Mk.1 (TBM3), Spitfire Mk.VIII, F4u1A, Prop Action Ki84 & N1K1, F8F1, He219, Ho229, Do335, Fw190F8, Typhoon Mk.1b, Me262A-2a/U2 conversion, Bf110G-2, RAF Spade Grip Will provide pictures on request. PM or email me at rkranias@vt.edu HASEGAWA Ki84 “Frank” #08074 USD$110 PayPal USD$90 PayPal Friends RB 32030 IJA Textile Harness Set Master Casters 32011 Ki84 Wheels/Exhaust Master Casters 32042 Ki84 Seat/Frame Eduard JX034 Ki84 Canopy Masks Eduard 32141 Ki84 Flaps Eduard 32542 Ki84 Interior Eduard 32142 Ki84 Exterior Ki61-I #08212 Otsu Tony “Shinten Seikutai” Special Edition (sealed) USD$122 PayPal USD$97 PayPal Friends RB 32030 IJA Textile Seat Harness Eduard 32175 Ki61-I Exterior Eduard 32176 Ki61-I Landing Flaps Eduard 32591 Ki61-I Interior Eduard Jx067 Ki61-I Canopy Mask Boeing BF2C-1 #JS064 USD$41 PayPal USD$35 PayPal Friends Vintage Hasegawa/Minicraft Packaging (packing in good condition) Yellow Wings 32008 VF-5B USS Ranger decals 1:48 Hs129B-3 “SG9” #09583 “Special Version” USD$56 PayPal USD$49 PayPal Friends Master 48013 German 20mm Barrels (2) Master 48034 Bordkannone 5cm Mk214 Barrel set Eduard EX043 Hs129 Canopy Mask CMK 4066 Interior – Vac Canopy, Resin Fuel Cells, PE Details. Vac canopy is yellowing at base of sheet. Canopy looks clear. Montex MM48003 Canopy, National Insignia and Codes 1:48 A4M Skyhawk #07233 USD$100 PayPal USD$80 PayPal Friends Aires 4280 A4M Cockpit Set AeroBonus 480056 USN Triple Ejector Rack (2 racks) Quick Boost 4822 A4 Gun Barrels Eduard 648214 A4M Wheels Eduard 648137 Mk.82 Bombs Airbrake/Late (6 bombs) Eduard 648215 A4M Exhaust Nozzle Eduard EX339 A4M Mask HOBBY BOSS 1:48 Avenger FAA Mk.I (TBM-3) #80331 USD$105 PayPal USD$84 PayPal Friends Eduard 49457 Interior Eduard EX264 Canopy mask Quick Boost 48103 TBM1/3 Exhaust UltraCast 48159 13’ 1” dia Hamilton Standard Prop and Hub TAMIYA Spitfire Mk.VIII #60320 Original Release w/Mousepad USD$199 PayPal USD$177 PayPal Friends Master 32016 Brass Cannon & Fairings Barracuda 32001 Seat/Leather Back Barracuda 32002 Door Barracuda 32004 Rocker Covers Barracuda 32006 4 Slot Wheels Barracuda 32011 Cockpit Upgrade Part II Eduard 32679 Interior Eduard 32772 Textile Belts Maketar C003 Mk.IX Canopy Mask (will fit the Mk.VIII) F4U-1A Corsair #60325 USD$225 No Clear Engine Cowling USD$225 PayPal USD$200 PayPal Friends Barracuda 32118 Wheels Plain Tread Barracuda 32129 F4U-1A Cockpit Stencils & Placards Vector 32011 Cowling Flaps Detail Master Details 32030 US Mk.VIII Gunsight (2) Eduard 32791 Textile Seatbelts Eduard JX176 Canopy Mask Yahu 3216 F4U-1A Instrument Panel 1:48 Prop Action Ki84 “Frank” #61501 USD$35 PayPal USD$25 PayPal Friends Motorized Sealed Box 1:48 Prop Action N1K1 “Rex/Kyofu” #61507 USD$45 PayPal USD$30 PayPal Friends Motorized Eduard Ex164 N1K1 Rex Mask TRUMPETER F8F-1 Bearcat #02247 USD$79 PayPal USD$64 PayPal Friends Barracuda 32244 F8F-1 Bearcat Main Wheels ZOUKEI-MAURA He219A-0 SWS06 USD$255 PayPal USD$235 PayPal Friends Original release with Resin Pilot, Radar Operator with Nav and Landing lights Metal Landing Gear position able front gear SWS06-MS01 FuG220 Brass Antenna SWS06-M05 Photo Etch Interior SWS06-M06 Photo Etch Access Panel Set SWS06-M08 HGW 132510 He219 Textile Belts Barracuda 32062 Weighted Main Wheels with Brake Lines * The following parts removed from sprues for test fit and comparison to after market components. Tires and one main gear axle have been glued. All re-bagged separately, clearly identified and returned to original sprue bag. F38, 38, 39, 41 Ventral Cannon assembly H10 Radar Brackets I3, 23, 24, 26, Nose Gear I27 Nose wheel (glued) I12 Mk108 Cannon J8 x3 Wing Cannon J9, 10, 11, 12 x2 Main Wheel Hubs J19 Main Wheels (glued) J13, 14 Main Gear x1 (glued) J20, 21 Main Gear Axle x1 (glued) J30 Cannon Barrel HK MODELS Do335 #01E08 w/Bonus Figure USD$195 PayPal USD$171 PayPal Friends GFactor 32037 Brass Landing Gear Yahu 3215 Instrument Panel Maketar MM32113 Decal Replacement & Canopy Masks MDC Typhoon Mk.1b parts with completed cockpit tub USD$98 PayPal USD$75 PayPal Friends Wing set 4 Bladed prop & hub 3 Bladed prop & hub Landing flaps Landing gear door/hydraulic set Metal undercarriage set HE Rockets x8 Cannon barrel set Wheel set Exhaust set Vacu-form canopy and landing light cover. Clear Decal sheet with codes and s/n Decal sheet roundels only (2 sheets) Cockpit tub completed. Painted, weathered, textile belts and internal plumbing ready to insert. (see pics) Fisher resin canopy with 2 windscreens. From the Fisher Sea Fury, this canopy and windscreen is perfect fit. Clear no yellowing. Avery decals Typhoon Mk.1b stencil MV Product Lens amber, red, green 3.2mm dia Me262A-2a/U2 conversion #RBC32001 USD$65 PayPal USD$50 PayPal Friends Conversion set for Trumpeter kit 02236 Me262A-2a Resin Clear resin (all clear parts are clear and are not yellowed) PE harness Decals for 3 markings REVELL/GERMANY Fw190F-8 #04869 USD$60 PayPal USD$40 PayPal Friends 632057 Eduard Brassin Undercarriage JX181 Eduard Mask *kit opened, right landing gear oleo parts 159/163 glued. Stand parts 2&3, 4&5 glued. Fw190F-8 #04869 USD$100 PayPal USD$80 PayPal Friends 632057 Eduard Brassin Undercarriage 632056 Eduard Brassin Cockpit 632055 Eduard Brassin Wheels 32065 Master A7-A9 Armament set with pitot JX181 Eduard Mask EDUARD 1:48 Bf110G-2 Profi-Pack #8205 (Discontinued) USD$65 PayPal USD$45 PayPal Friends Eduard 8206L Photo Etch Interior and Exterior Eduard 8206L Canopy and Wheel masks Resin TAILBOOM PRODUCTIONS RAF Spade Grip 1:1 Scale #AH8068 (Discontinued) USD$95 PayPal USD$75 PayPal Friends Cannon Armed Printed Instructions Included Out Of Production *a small piece is broken off grip can be easily glued or fabricated with plastic-card.
  3. good stuff Harv. textile belts drive me crazy until finished. then I'm happy to have gone through the angst.
  4. Thanks Jeff. of course I enjoyed this little Jug. Out of box and lots of brush detailing. clearly took me out of my comfort zone. Cheers Phil. Thanks Harv!
  5. Done in about 40 days. Revell P47M #04185 (I know P47M did not serve RAF SEAC, just don't look at the engine or cockpit too closely. And the kit cost $5) Out of Box build Drilled out Blast Tubes MRP used through out with exception of Alclad for Drop tanks and Gunze for Interior Green and Chromate Yellow colors. Cockpit detail picked out with Vallejo Model Color Decals from Eduard Aussie Eight Spitfire kit Tamiya FX86 Flat Clear overall
  6. Panel line wash added then sealed Tamiya XF86 Flat Clear thinned with Mr. Leveling Thinner 1:1. Exhaust stain with MiG Industrial Dirt powder. Turbine and Flight hood get a shot of Alclad 123 Exhaust Manifold. Cordite stains is highly thinned Tamiya X19 Clear Smoke. Remember, less is more. Powder effects sealed with mineral spirits then overall sealed sealed with XF86. Locator pins for drop tanks are .5mm aluminum rod. Landing gear installed followed by racks and drop tanks.
  7. Test fit engine/cowling. Decals applied straight on the MRP paint surface, no gloss decal prep. Effort was flawless with no silvering. Underside decal work completed. Marking were borrowed from Eduard Aussie Eight decal sheet. Recognition lights are kit decals. Gloss varnish overall to begin weathering. Gloss is Tamiya X22 clear and Mr. Leveling Thinner 1:1 ratio using my PS290 ProCon Boy with .5mm equipped with fan nozzle.
  8. Underside masked MRP 108 Dark Earth is applied to topsides. First covering is marbled, then... blended. My Iwata airbrush photobomb is due to maintenance effort. MRP110 Dark Green applied. Marbled then blended. Masking removed.
  9. ID Stripes. I'm doing a RAF SEAC scheme with Dark Earth/Dark Green/Med Sea Gray camo. This scheme will also be used when I get to my 1:32 TAM Mossie, hopefully before the apocalypse. Another element which drew me to this scheme are the white ID Bands. No only for the look but for the challenge to replicate. Using MRP 135 White the ID Bands are first marbled. The cowling got some ID Band love as well. Then blended. The camera really blew up the white, it's not that solid. After full paint cure I mask the ID Bands. Medium Sea Gray MRP 112 marbling begins. Med Sea Gray blended. After cure will mask undersides to begin upper camouflage.
  10. Closing things up. Fuselage buttoned up and wings glued in place. A little sanding and scribing. Masking cockpit and wheel wells complete and little more surface prep. After breaking blast tubes off multiple times I've folded some paper and taped to tings to protect further breakage. Black from the attack. After primer Gunze Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black cures will begin masking for ID bands.
  11. Prop, engine and drop tanks get a little love. While drying rack is full I'm going to work on the prop. Engine work complete abd test fitted in the cowling and prop. Prop tips painted. Another test fit this time with the fuselage. Prop boss/spinner painted MRP 135 White and masked with tape and maskol. Tips masked and ready for a shot of Tamiya XF69 NATO Black thinned with MLT. After the Tamiya XF69 Nato Black cures more masking to paint the prop hub Alclad 102 Duraluminum. Making removed and I'm happy with results. Test fit with engine.
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