October 21, 2016 McKinstry Meeting
Theme: ADC (that’s Air Defense Command, for the acronym-challenged)
Notes by The Tick and Paul
Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, Mike Hanlon, THE TICK, Charlie Scardon, Jim Batchelder, Frank Ress, Brian Gardner, Bill Soppet, Lee Lygiros, Carl Geiger, Dan Paulien
F-89J Scorpion, 1/72nd, Revell, built by Charlie Scardon
Built out if the box. Paints used: SNJ, red and yellow Testors. The Insignia red was applied over Testors gloss white. Depicted in 64th FIS / 10th AD circa 1957. SuperScale Decals.
F-106A, 1/48th, Monogram, built by Norris Graser
Overall Model Master ADC gray, SuperScale Decals. 5th FIS, Minot AFB, N. Dakota. The 5th flew the F-106 from Feb 1960-April 1985, before re-equipping with the F-15A.
EF-111A Scorpion, 1/72nd, Monogram, built by James Batchelder
Jim built this version of the Ardvaark out of the box about 30 years ago. He used Model Master paint : 36440 light gull gray and 36320 dark compass gray.
Markings for an a/c based at Upper Heyford, England. 20th TFW / 42nd ECS.
F6F Hellcat, 1/48th, Hasegawa, built by James Batchelder
For this build, Jim used Model master gloss sea blue – Eduard Photo Etch and SuperScale Decals.
Markings portray Ens. Donald McPherson VF-83 USS Essex, 1945.
Ki6 Tony, 1/48th, Hasegawa, built by Mike Hanlon
Mike used IJN grey (Tamiya) for the fabric ailerons Aluminum Alclad (undersides) and just a standard Gunze O.D. (topsides) AeroMaster Decals, 56 Combat Regiment, 1945, Itami Air Base, Japan. Mike said he had a little difficulty with the wing assembly.