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About gunner

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 05/07/1953

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    Temecula Valley in Southern California
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    Aircraft Research, College football (Oregon).Working on my ranch with wife and family.

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  1. With the imminent release of the Airfix Hellcat in 1/24 scale, we could use US Navy and FAA pilot figures, standing or in the cockpit. Shapeways has 2 sets of 1/24 scale US Navy WW II deck crew figures. The second item I think would sell would be about 24 inches of the metal carrier tie down strips in Photo etch. about 6-8 strips should do the job. Bass wood strips are easy to find and the deck should be fairly easy to make. A tow tug and tow bar would be cool too.
  2. Thanks all, Patience is a virtue, er, maybe not for modelers.
  3. I have spent a bit of time trying to locate a single source for DEF Models Seated Zulu Pilots, Cannon and FOD covers. I went to Def’s website and hit their distributors across the globe- No Joy.. Is there a way to buy from them direct or is there a source that’s not listed. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. Hello Dave, Thanks for the intel on the Zulu. I too have these flying over most every night. (my ranchito is about 3 klicks from the NE corner of Camp Pendleton) Ive been waiting years for a good Cobra kit and now this! Hope you have some Red Dawg decals in the works. Now if we had a Yankee, That would be bitchen.
  5. Hello Dana, I have been a fan off yours for years.. I would like to use the HK IX XVI kit as the foundation of a USAAF PR XVI. I would like to do one with the Red Tail, PRU Blue with invasion stripes on lower wings and fuselage. I’m not sure which one I want to do. I’m open for advise. Thanks
  6. I have the HK Mossie IX/ XVI and would like to know if they were camera equipped or were they for strike reconnaissance / weather. The modification to make the kit a PR version looks fairly easy. Also does an aftermarket astrodome for the top of the canopy exist? I would like to build a 25th Bombardment Group Mossie in PRU Blue and the red tail. Any help would be appreciated.
  7. Howdy Dave, I’m in for a set of markings and stencils. Keep me posted. S.F. Mike Witous
  8. I'd like to see a continuation of the Corsair. Specifically an F4U-4, and an F4U-4B in Korean War USN/USMC a/c. For modern aircraft, a new F-4B/N or J. series would be welcome. That said, the plane that I would be all over it, like a hobo on a sandwich, would be a P-38 G, H or L
  9. Having ordered the HK Lancaster, I am interested in purchasing 1 or 2 reference books on this aircraft. What I am looking for is color pictures and layout of the interior with emphasis on the cockpit and crew stations. I plan on building Mickey the Moocher from 61 Squadron. Thank you for your suggestions in advance.
  10. After pulling the trigger on the new HK kit and a set of decals, I need to do some research. What books or reference material would you recommend. I am more interested in interior and exterior color pictures as well as details rather than histories. Your help is appreciated. Thank you
  11. I too ordered the Lanc through Free Time as I did for the B-17's. I had great service from them before and would prefer to support U.S. distributors. I usually will go through my locals hobby shops but I was advised that they would not be getting these in because of the high unit cost, price up front and minimum order requirements that distributors have on the brick and mortar shops. I look forward to this kit.
  12. Sure would like to see the following; Yes, they are all Gloss Sea Blue F9F-2 Panther, Korean War Navy and USMC F9F-5 Panther, same, same SB2C Helldiver WW II and Post war F7F Tigercat, seater and night fighter, Korean War And if Tamiya doesn't beat em to it, Howza bout a F4U-4B Corsair
  13. Our local Hobbytown is our sponsor for the Temecula Valley Model Club. He brought several kits in and was selling them for $144 USD. Bob is the owner and has a pretty good idea of what kits would be of interest to our members. In many cases his pricing on new kits is well below on-line hobby shops. By the way, Bob is our head chef at our annual TVMC BBQ, as a former Fire Captain, he cooks a mean burger and dogs. We support our local hobby shops. Thanks Bob!
  14. I agree with others. The Trumpeter Dauntless kits are fairly easy, good detail and the fit is good. The Wildcat, Avenger and Bearcat are from their "A teamâ€. You can pick these up on eBay for about $60.
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