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    Jack got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/32 P-51 D-5 Revell   
    Gorgeous build, great paintjob, shows this new Revell release is a fantastic kit, you did a very good job, i'm impressed!!
     
    Jack.
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    Jack got a reaction from Martinnfb in Land Cruisers!   
    Oh my, that sure looks like an old "east german (DDR)" volks/army/GP contraption, are you sure it isn't a Jeremy Clarkson way of looking at a multi purpose vehicle???
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    Jack reacted to Derek B in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    Irrespective of their kit features or quality issues, KH have produced some gutsy releases which others have dared not release or have refrained from, so the modelling world is much richer for that fact alone. There may well be much bigger issues which KH have to handle that we are not privy to (nor need to be), so it is sad to see the demise KH - I wish them well.
     
    Derek
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    Jack reacted to Hartmann52 in D-Day!   
    Friends, today is the 77th anniversary of the start of Operation Overlord! Let's remember those heroic guys and say thank you for their feat!
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    Jack reacted to thierry laurent in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    I just realized that for the last two years I purchased more LSP kits from them than from any other company. It looks this was actually a good idea...
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    Jack reacted to quang in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    I don’t know about you all but I’ve always felt uneasy to see a commercial company ask for help from its customers in order to develop and manufacture a product and sell it back to the very same guys who helped them.
    I find such method unethical and at the least un-professional.

    Or else is it a smart commercial way to make the customer feel involved and think he had his say in the development of the final product while on the other hand the manufacturer keeps a whole different agenda?
     
    In both case, we are just pawns in their game. And as such, the most we can do is to look at what’s laid on table and let our wallet do the thinking. 
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    Jack reacted to Hawkwrench in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    I don't know how well they sold either and frankly, I was kinda surprised that they released that many Navy birds back to back. 
    I thought maybe they would mix it up, but it wasn't the case.
    At least our team got a free model of every H-60 for helping out before they decided to pull the plug.
    I've got every Navy helo laying beside me in a box. Can you say collectable stash???
     
    Tim
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    Jack reacted to Nic C.D. in KH’s F-9F Cougar redux   
    Great looking Cougar, Quang!
     
    The story about the unbuildable Cougar made me laugh when I read it. I built the two-seat Cougar in a week and won a model competition with it. The best reviews are those of modellers that actually build the model. I saw you didn't finish the P-39? Can I? It's the only KH 1/32 kit I didn't build.
     
    I like the finish of your kit, what colour did you use for the wash? Is it white or light grey? Looks good!
     
    Nic
     
     
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    Jack reacted to quang in KH’s F-9F Cougar redux   
    Following the news of Kitty Hawk closing up, I unearthed these photos of the 1/48 F-9F Cougar build I made some years ago.
    It was done without any after-market stuff. I just added some home-grown tweaks like cockpit and seat details, two sliding rails to open up the gun compartment, plastic card wing fences and replacing the landing gear with Monogram Panther’s own.





     








     
     
    As an aside, this kit has been called ‘unbuildable’ at its release by a well-known veteran reviewer who literally threw it in his trash can in an internet article.
    Pity I don’t know the exact location of the trash can because I’m desperately in need of a second kit to build a gull grey version.
     
    Cheers,
    Quang
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    Jack reacted to Finn in RF-8   
    I found it here:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/USNavyintheVietnamWar/photos/?ref=page_internal
     
    mainly a mix of USN events in SEA but there is at least one other VFP-63 photo there.
     
    Jari
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    Jack reacted to Finn in RF-8   
    The cockpit of a photo Crusader:
     

     
    Jari
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    Jack reacted to Rick Griewski in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    IIRC there was a large bru-ha ha here about the rough build ability of these kits on this site.  The Kingfisher kit was at the center of the controversy. It was hard to build for some people.   Fur was flying.  People left this site for this and other head scratcher reasons (I do not understand).  I will miss this company even after cursing their Kingfisher kit.  Most “crappy” kits can be built. They take more time and are more challenging. 
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    Jack reacted to Nic C.D. in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    I've built nearly all the 1/32 kits Kitty Hawk released. Still have the Mirage 2000 to do, but these kits always were impressive when finished. Bronco, T-6, Sabre Dog, Kingfisher, Trojan, Mirage 2000 - good luck hoping another brand will release kits of these in 1/32. For me, a true loss. I enjoyed their F-5 immensely and still have a two-seater to do. 
     
    A really pity.
     
     
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    Jack reacted to thierry laurent in Kitty Hawk models is going out of business   
    I just ordered the MH-60R as I'm afraid some kits will soon become very difficult to get and this was the last kit I still did not have in the large scale helos I was interested in. Too bad. This kills the Jaguar and F-84 projects as well. A pity...
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    Jack reacted to red baron in P 51 D REVELL   
    hello, 
    i scratch the tail fillet , I can't wait for Revell to finally release this version, it's incomprehensible that it hasn't happened yet
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    Jack reacted to D.B. Andrus in Half a Hun   
    That'll buff out, no sweat.
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    Jack reacted to Bob MDC in Half a Hun   
    Only a tube of putty "no problems"
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    Jack reacted to LSP_Ron in Half a Hun   
    That looks like a Hunn that was parked overnight in a few neighborhoods here.
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    Jack reacted to aircommando130 in Half a Hun   
    That looks like a real Herk prop blade! I've seen enough of em standing out front
    starting engines....I have a prop dome off a MC-130 that I want to use as a table base.
     
    Cheers...Ron
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    Jack reacted to Finn in Half a Hun   
    Just needs a few aftermarket bits and pieces and it will be ready to go:
     
    http://www.c-7acaribou.com/album/bcphotos/bc_09.jpg
     
    Jari
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    Jack reacted to Mark B. in Oh the possibilities! Navy F-16s   
    Right you are Dave.  After the Blue Angels traded in their very very tired legacy hornets last year, the only legacy Hornets in Naval service are in the Aggressor Squadrons.  I was wondering what the Navy would choose and when. Not filling any gaps per say but it will be helping the budget issue and in the current political regime that is a very big thing indeed.  
     
    BTW if any of you get the chance to see the Blues this year do it. And take some hearing protection gear with you.  I have been treated to every practice show since the Blues have returned to P'cola from El Centro (living on the west end of the east-west runway at NASP you can't help but know when the Blues are in the air) and I can tell you 4 to 12 GE F-414s in after burner are a very loud thing.
     
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    Jack reacted to LSP_Kevin in Straightening SAC metal landing gear?   
    I'd put them straight in the bin.
     
    Kev
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    Jack reacted to MARU5137 in RAF CONINGSBY Typhoon's New Livery!!   
    https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2021/05/new-typhoon-jet-with-union-jack-livery-unveiled-at-raf-coninsgby/
     
    There's  a short video in the link as the Typhoon is "pulled" out to reveal the new design.

     
    Enjoy.
     
     
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    Jack reacted to MARU5137 in Land Cruisers!   
    In the United Kingdom  WE have  a lot of Military  vehicles shows that include Jeeps  etc...
     
    And of course so does the USA....
    Great thread about the thoroughbred work  horse as it were.
    Thanks Pete.
    Some great photos  gentlemen. 
    Thank you for sharing!

    USA shows...   
    Military Vehicle Shows, Rallies, and Reenactments Calendar of Events - Military Trader/Vehicles https://www.militarytrader.com/calendars/military-vehicles-show-calendar
     
    https://www.jeepbeach.com/participants/schedule-of-events/
     
    Jeep Beach | The largest Jeep Only event in the Southeast USA https://www.jeepbeach.com/
     
    And ALl things Jeep... scroll down link to see Jeep events !!
    https://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/activities
     
    Thank you.
    MARU 5137
     
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    Jack got a reaction from MARU5137 in Land Cruisers!   
    Oh my, that sure looks like an old "east german (DDR)" volks/army/GP contraption, are you sure it isn't a Jeremy Clarkson way of looking at a multi purpose vehicle???
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