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  1. Wow, love them all, really like the Hornet landing on the carrier. But love them all.
  2. That Spit decal set is one of the finest decal sheets every researched and produced.
  3. I have two of these on pre-order, I can’t wait, I served 8 years of my Airforce career on the Herc, love it. Finally a new tool and it looks great. The first suggested retail prices were out to lunch, $246 Cdn. Happily that has been corrected, suggested retail is 1/3 of that.
  4. Awesome, I was finally able to find some of these decals from Canuck models, they were hard to find given David is out of business now. My first fighter jet ride was in a CF-104, love the jet.
  5. Nope, they haven’t been around since. They never researched their P-40. They did promise a FAA Corsair release, but I suspect that is like the F-16D release that we will never see.
  6. I knew about the Spit at least a year in advance, the Mustang & Corsair about six months. The Mossie was the worst kept secret. I had friends at Vintage Wings who tipped me off, all four aircraft were researched there. So was the Mustang.
  7. Awesome work! Love the open panels.
  8. Awesome build! Did many GR7s carry that scheme? I really like that scheme, I knew GR5s carried it and it was one retirement scheme. My Hornet squadron hosted an RAF Harrier squadron in Canada during Maple Flag, we had good times with our RAF brothers. I even zapped a Harrier with our Lynx logo. Are you familiar with the Hasegawa Harrier? What do you think of the kink in he wing? I don’t feel it is all that bad, a GR7 underwent and engine changed in our hangar and I thought the kink was well pronounced when I saw the wing off. Cheers, it is always nice modeling
  9. Wow, beautiful build. I followed these Zero’s when they arrived in Canada.
  10. Salmon primer was only on very early Birdcage Corsairs and the primer itself was not in visible areas, the only area that may have been visible was inside the tail wheel, which was not always overcoated in underside color, and inside the cowl flaps.
  11. Sorry to hear, take care my friend.
  12. 1946 is correct for the last use, I knew a former RCNVR Corsair pilot who flew them to the last day of operations. As well, a portion of them were pushed off carrier decks at wars end. So both stories are true.
  13. Great find, I was searching for what BDV represented for hours last night. I think you are correct that the last digits are part of a QA acceptance, I don’t think they are a date stamp, as I found another very similar data plate that only has four digits. Unless it was a month prior to October though.
  14. I don’t think you are correct about the stamp being a date, that is a part #, so the date wouldn’t be stamped on it. Obviously this is a part that is handed, as it shares the first part of the same number with a similar component. My guess this is from a part for the Brigg’s manufactured (Sperry) Ball Turret. Briggs made drive motors and vacuum pumps. And I guess it is related to the other part #. They share similar part # so they are likely sub -assemblies. I found a few other examples online and they are all off of B-17 ball turrets. I’ll see I can find mo
  15. ScoobyDoo

    BIG HOG!

    Beautiful build, looks like it was built by a pro. My biggest pet peeve on Corsair builds are zinc green or salmon wheel wells, So nice to see you got it right! They were always over-sprayed the underside color.
  16. Absolutely jaw dropping work!
  17. Very cool story, I had contact with the ARIA aircraft during cruise missile testing in Canada. They were regular visitors to our base. My only claim to fame with the ARIA is I towed it in our hangar a few times. During one visit an ARIA had an engine fire. During the engine change we zapped all the engine panels with a red Beaver, holding a rather large appendage, waving a Canada flag. When the aircraft was towed outside for its engine run, one of the techs had left a bag of screws in the intake. A second engine was needed after the screws were sucked up the intake dur
  18. I know three (actually four) shops that have them in stock in Canada. Tamiya has dictated that they are not permitted to release these kits for sale until Oct 20. Three of the shops have them in storage, the fourth has violated this rule and sold theirs. Apparently Tamiya is going to be tough on the distributors if they find out their shops are selling them early. I recall reading the controlled releases earlier in the year, I now know this info is accurate (I didn’t think it was true).
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