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  1. Aptivaboy

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    Paul, best of luck getting set back up. Yes, I am selfish as a modeler; I would love to see more of your gorgeous work in my greedy hands. But... You and your family (and, your Great Danes) are alright, and that is the most vital, critical thing. I have one of your RF-8A sets . If you would like it to "reverse master" it to get your feet grounded and back in the biz just let me know. It's your's if you want it, gratis. I'm just glad to you, and so many others, somehow survived. Take care, Bob retiretomaui@cox.net (Paul,if you want the RF-8A be sure to put something snazzy in the subject line to I don't delete it accidentally - inundated with SPAM!).
  2. To second that, Swede Vejtasa flew an F4U-1 aboard Enterprise in early 1943 off of the Solomons, the first the Big E's crew had ever seen. There are photos on the interwebs. That would be a really neat decal set, a bent wing bird flown by an ace aboard the greatest carrier in history. It had to have been a Marine Corps bird on loan as they were the only ones with the plane in theater at the time. https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/f4u-corsair/f4u-1-corsair-82-of-vf-10-on-the-flight-deck-of-the-aircraft-carrier-uss-enterprise-cv-6-march-20-1943/ Not really VF-10, as far as I can tell. I could be wrong, but as VF-10 flew F4Fs this is likely a bird temporarily "stolen" from the Marines. The side numbers might support that. https://archive.org/details/NPC-921 Poor quality video, but interesting. I posted about it in this link back in the day, but the originating link with the putative VMF-213 ID seems to have vanished. Crud. https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Corsair/VBF10/pages/Vought-F4U-1-Corsair-VBF-10-White-82-USS-Enterprise-CV-6-1943-01.html Nice side view in the Big E's hangar. Thank you for listening! Bob Bob
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    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    Wait, he makes guitars, too? Seriously, he makes guitars? I didn't know that.
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    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    This is a great opportunity to help someone who has helped enrich our hobby for so many of us. I learned about the gofundme page through the airlinercafe.com site. I'd suggest spreading the word on the gofundme page to as many modeling sites as possible. The more sites and forums that see the link, the better for Mr. Fisher. I have to say, it is wonderful seeing so many people donating. In many ways, we are all electronic ships that pass in the night, known only by our screen names and a few pictures of our completed (hopefully!) models. It would be all to easy to simply scroll through to the next forum posting. So, seeing so many people donate is a testament to our hobby, but more importantly an indicator of the esteem and respect that Mr. Fisher is held in. I can only hope and pray that he and the others impacted by these horrible fires can recover as soon as possible. Forget the resin, anyone with an awesome dog like that must be helped, right? Robert
  5. Aptivaboy

    F-11F Tiger 1/32 revival!!!

    Off - topic, but maybe a NASA Crusader? All you'd really need for a really bare conversion would be a nose probe, the cockpit glazing, the cheek "puffs" and a new wing. Thanks for listening, and I still would love to see SUPER TIGER!!!!
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    F-11F Tiger 1/32 revival!!!

    How about the Super Tiger, the one that lost to the F-104 in the European Fighter Competition? You know, 'cuz of the bribery and all that. With a J-79 engine, it really looked the part!!! It may be a niche model, but I'm betting the folks here would buy it. I would.
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    Trumpeter "Clear Edition" SBD.

    Super, thank you!!!
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    Trumpeter "Clear Edition" SBD.

    http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/trp02244.htm What does "Clear Edition" mean? Is the entire kit molded in clear plastic? I did some looking around but Google was not my friend. Many thanks, Bob
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    I can't promise to but one (my Maui trip comes first!!!!!) but if the cash is available, I will. Does this mean the WNW will move into WW2 subjects? Maybe some neglected NavAir, like a 1/32nd TBD? Damn, I hope so....
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    F√ľndekals F4Us on the way

    As a future product recommendation, how about some early birdcage Corsairs? Maybe the -1 that Swede Vejtasa flew aboard Enterprise, or some -2s? Thank you for listening. Now, when are those 737s gonna be available?
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    How about an XP-40Q?

    I'd buy one, but then I love the P-40. I'd also agree that it may not be a viable product. I still believe that a proper F6F would be a hot seller in 1/32.. I had hoped that KH would do one. If they aren't, then I hope that Fisher will. Think of the variants! -3 -5 -K nightfighters -Q drones - the experimental types that never saw production. - recon types. Tons of paint schemes and there are already decals available for many of them, and maybe, just maybe, this would generate some new decals. Do you know how long I've waited for proper Enterprise Hellcat decals? VF-10 and VF-20? A guy can dream. Bob
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    Ok, What to build ? F-8 or F-4J?

    Build the real fighter, not the converted bomb truck.
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    Pics of the Revell 1/32 Spitfire IXc

    For the price, it's a bargain. I also have the Tamiya kit, but I'll likely grab one of these. A few minutes with some Mr. Surfacer and some fine sandpaper will seriously reduce if not eliminate those rivets/divets for those who dislike them. I also think it looks far worse than it perhaps is due to the over weathering and shading. As long as the basic shapes are correct, I'm in. Bob
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    KH 1/35 Huey D/H Announced

    Here's the way I look at it. 1/48th sells. 1/32nd survives. To make the large scales possible, KH will have to make some cash selling the smaller scales. I personally don't have an issue with this as I have limited shelf space and have to really think about my large scale purchases. I will purchase several 1/48th Hueys (I already have their Marine UH-1Y) and would love to make a Vietnam version or two, plus a couple of NASA and civvie versions. If that will help us to eventually get a 1.32nd molding, then wonderful. If not, I've still got my reasonably sized Hueys. Bob
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    Hi, I'm Bob and I have a Tempest Problem.

    Yeah, I didn't even realize that I'd bought two until going through the spare room and inventorying and cleaning. Then, it was like, "Wow, that was dumb!" Not that I'm criticizing PCM, really just commenting on my own not realizing that I'd bought more than one. I wish PCM would bring their rag wing Hurris back. That was/is a really nice model. Bob