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Jennings Heilig

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  1. There are various stories about why that was, but one of them is that "Hell" was considered an inappropriate word to be publicized on a war bond tour. Memphis Belle's name and nose art were considered to be more appropriate. America was founded by puritans and that sentiment hasn't changed much since.
  2. Yeah, I don't see what's so awful about the Hasegawa kits. The 190 is a pretty simple airplane in terms of visible details, and IMHO Hasegawa has them pretty well nailed save for the A-1 through A-4 versions.
  3. When I was a student at Embry-Riddle in the early 1980s, a gentleman whose retirement job was working in the university's mail room had been a B-17 waist gunner. He was on the Schweinfurt mission, and recounted that he saw more of his friends die that day than any other. I wish I had thought to talk more with him about it and record it.
  4. Great job of getting it down without loss of life, and quite possibly even the loss of the aircraft (which appears to be virtually completely intact). Having been there and done that, I can tell you that you'd better thank the stars for your outstanding training when you kick into overdrive and do what you were trained to do without having to think about it.
  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_of_Naval_Operations_Aviation_Safety_Award
  6. Wow, that’s beautiful work! I’m so jealous of people who can paint figures like that. Great job!
  7. Not to mention passive-aggressive people.
  8. That's true, but I don't necessarily think the problem originated from what HKM said. I think people made assumptions and/or fabricated things. Whatever though. It's over and done with. Case closed.
  9. I don't think (Brian can correct me) they had the original radar or antennas, but have made facsimiles. It definitely has engines, props, gear, cockpit parts, etc.
  10. I had kind of tentatively planned on coming this year, but since mom got sick and with upcoming trips I'm having to make to Michigan, my PTO is vaporized for the rest of the year.
  11. Yep. At least as complete as the aircraft was when NASM got it.
  12. Again, I don't think HKM ever stated their new announcement was an LSP. That was an assumption on the part of many people that was not supported by evidence. They would have had no reason to do so, since the kit is NOT an LSP.
  13. But as I've said several times before, there are several new LSP's under active development at HKM. I just pray that the current goings-on in Hong Kong don't end up in disaster. I remember 1989 all too well, and that's going to look like a Sunday picnic if the PRC military invades HK.
  14. I don't think there was ever any intention to raffle or give away a kit in Chattanooga. Not sure where that originated.
  15. There will be people who (despite a five year delay) think it's the second coming of Christ, and will gush over it accordingly. There will be people who know a fair bit about the F-14 who will criticize its errors and omissions. As long as the former don't belittle the latter for their positions, nor the latter belittle the former for their positions, all will be well. Who thinks that's likely to happen?
  16. If by "a couple more years" you mean this weekend or early next week, then yes, a couple more years. Where did you hear that balderdash from?
  17. Meh... The 190 is almost as much a minefield as the 109. There are tons of details for them to miss, ignore, or screw up.
  18. It is not a "large scale" release (ie: not 1/32 or 1/24, etc)
  19. Just had an email from Neil. The new announcement that was going to be made at Chattanooga has encountered a slight delay. HOWEVER - it is NOT a new LSP subject. That’s not to say there aren’t new LSP subjects coming, there are. Just that the next one up isn’t an LSP.
  20. Instructions? We don't need no stinking instructions!
  21. He's expressed interest in a 1/32 B-29 too. Don't hold your breath on that one.
  22. And it would probably sell in the high tens. Maybe.
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