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Hasegawa 1:72 F-106 and T-33 By Kyle Lord for Tim Connelly

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Hasegawa 1:72 F-106 and T-33 By Kyle Lord for Tim Connelly
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:17 PM
Kyle Lord is doing two 1:72 plane kits for me at this time.  Although – he’s off currently because they’re in the process of moving.

The two kits are by Hasegawa.  And, like I said, they’re 1:72 … one is a T-33 SHOOTING STAR and the other one is a F-106A DELTA DART.  Both are being done OOB.  However, the T-33 will have after-market decals …
Luckily for me, the F-106 kit has decals for the 101st FIS of the 102nd FIW (of the Massachusetts Air National Guard when they were at Otis ANGB on Cape Cod.  One of my best friends, Arthur Bugbee, was a pilot in that squadron, he flew the 106, the F-15 and before he retired – the C-12.  Once – he went supersonic over Boston, and blew out windows in the Hancock building.  He also flew a 106 through one of the “Hot Barns” during an air show (he got in trouble for that one).  He also intercepted a few TU-95s over the years.  He signed a photo of his 106, flying wing on a TU-95 Bear off Nantucket.
That picture and the flight jacket (with over 1,000 hours logged – all in the 106) he gave me are two of my most prized possessions.  Two years ago – I had my 1:48 Monogram F-106 rebuilt, re-furbished and re-decaled (I had STARFIGHTER DECALS make me a sheet for his personal mount – call sign ALPHA KILO 1 – 4 … complete with his name and rank – then a major) and gave it to him on a base.  He LOVES it.
Since then, I had been looking for a replacement for my collection, and decided to go with a 1:72 kit.  And, once I saw this one on AMAZON, with the 101st’s markings, I grabbed it.  Sure, it’s not Art’s personal mount, but I do have a personal connection to the one on the decal sheet.  One morning in August 1981, Art was in it and he chased me and another pilot while we were in a base pick-up truck, around the field after his flight for the day was cancelled for fog on the way back to the flight-line … flashing the gear lights at us all the while … funny.
Tracy White gave me the kit of the T-33 as a gift and I bought a decal sheet for T-33s which has the 101st’s T-33.  After Arthur got out of the plane and went through a debrief – he met me outside as I, in my wheelchair, was about to be put in my 1979 Plymouth Voyager van, plopped his flight helmet on my head and gave me his flight jacket.  There’s a picture of me in the flight helmet in front of the fence gate with the T-33 sitting on the flight-line behind me.  Great memory.  That photo helped me ‘win the heart’ of the girl I dated in college.  I wish I could find that picture …
Here are photos of Kyle’s progress on both kit’s …
 T33BUILD7 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD6 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD5 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD6 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD5 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 F106BUILD3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 

 

Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Friday, October 20, 2017 12:40 PM
OK ... I bought a new computer ... and Kyle is back to working on models again, and as sent me some photos of both the T-33 and F-106 builds. I will cobble an update together and post the photos at some point ... But, in the meantime, I've got a question regarding the IPMS/USA site; I've requested an email to reset my password twice within the past two weeks. The screen says an email will be sent - but I haven't received any from them ... and no - they're not routed to my SPAM file. Does anyone know how I can contact them to reset my password? Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:38 PM
Kyle has gotten back to work, after being lucky enough to buy a house – which now has a dedicated model-building area.  He has sent me a number of updates on my T-33 and my F-106 builds.  Below – find a synopsis of what he said:
 
“Well Tim, after a looong hiatus I'm finally getting back to some building. I picked up on the T-33 by filling and sanding the wing roots and some other areas that required attention. You may notice I opted to scribe the panel lines as I really don't like dealing with raised lines. The fuselage will receive the same scribing, and after prime if I'm happy with the results I do the same to the F-106. For tonight, I'm hoping to sand out the remaining putty on the seams and start addressing the wing fillet on the 106. 
 
 I got lead into the noses and glued the noses on. I got enough in there I don't see either one being a tail sitter.  I stretched some half round styrene and glued it into the wing gap of the F-106. It was much too large to putty over.  Tonight, I’m going to work on blending the styrene in and possibly a light layer of filler as well as blending the noses into the fuselages. 
 
A little more progress addressing the seams.
 
 T33BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 T33BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD17 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD8 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 T33BUILD9 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD9 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD7 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 F106BUILD8 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:39 PM
Kyle has been working on, both, my F-106A and T-33 (both will be finished in the markings of the MASS AIR NATIONAL GUARD’s 101st FIS of the 102nd FIW I the early 1980s). He has re-scribed the panel lines of both Hasegawa 1:72 kits and has primed the T-33. He also put liquid mask on the canopies and put nose-weights in both kits’ noses. Here are some photos: (Warning: image heavy)  T3BUILD30 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD34 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD34 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD33 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD32 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD29 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD28 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD27 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD24 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD17 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  T33BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD35 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD34 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD33 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD32 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD31 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD30 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD29 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD28 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD27 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD24 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD17 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  F106BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim

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