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Fred Jack

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  • Birthday 06/26/1948

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    Hmm, let's see........... could it be airplanes?

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  1. Fred Jack

    Fokker DrI Part photoetched set mysterious parts

    Actually, the German design was patiented in 1912. Fokker was subsequently sued and lost later in the War. The main reason that England did not have an interrupted gear a year after they captured an Eindekker was because they were too proud to use the German design. Instead England waited for a completely different design of their own. It was kind of the same thinking that prevented British use of Parachutes.
  2. Fred Jack

    Fokker DrI Part photoetched set mysterious parts

    Part is a company. They make very detailed interiors for a Camel, SE5, SPAD Vll, and Dr.1. You can get them in the US through Roll Models.
  3. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    Whether better than WnWs or not. At least by using either Salmson 2-A2 instructions, you have the Tamiya, Humbrol and Federal Standard formulas for the right colours for French Camouflage and aluminuum dope.
  4. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    I might actually get the early version, but I have upgraded my other Nie 17s with detailed interiors with Master Caster’s Nie 17 interiors.
  5. Fred Jack

    Frank Luke SPAD question

    I’ve been to the Smithsonian and I go to Paris in the spring and to Brussels in the fall every year. My favorite museum for WWl is the Musee de Militaire in Brussels. There you can see the very last Nie 17. This is funny considering Belgium never used the 17, but the 23 instead. The last 17 is in French markings.
  6. Fred Jack

    Frank Luke SPAD question

    Every original SPAD I’ve ever seen were eeru underneath. Actually every French camo aircraft I’ve seen were either eeru or light bluish grey, which Aviattic states the last SPAD Frank flew was. It would make no sense to paint over the eeru, since paint adds weight, something undesirable in a fighter. I’m going with the eeru. Thank you soooo much for your valuable input.
  7. Fred Jack

    Frank Luke SPAD question

    I plan on using two Aviattic sheets to build both Luke’s SPAD and his wingman’s SPAD. My question is What was the underside colour of both SPADs? The reason I ask is because my reference books, including Osprey, state that the undersides were beige, yet the Aviattic instruction booklet says gray. Which is it?
  8. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    I’d like to get the N48 Nieuport 17 to go along with my S48 SPAD 7s, and a Nie17 to convert into a Belgium Nie.23, which with a rat tail file would be an easy conversion.
  9. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    I guess it’s all in the timing. A Lanc is far too big for me, but I hope WnWs offers turrets as separate kits. I still have an unbuilt Scratchbuilders Defiant that I’d prefer to stick a WnWs upper turret to.
  10. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    What are those planes being produced by Roden, the ones with the rounders with the red on the outside and blue in the middle?
  11. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    I guess Wingnut Wings was like me. HKM kept promising the Lanc so long and month after month kept saying it was coming out then not releasing it, that I honestly gave up that they ever would until WnWs put a lit match on their tail. Now I guess everyone has a choice. Just realize it’s been years since HKM has released any bombers. Did you honestly think theyed actually release their Lanc?
  12. Fred Jack

    HGW A-20G Havoc - IN PLASTIC!!!

    I’d prefer a Hudson.
  13. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    Aviattic makes a very obscure Italian Fighter that is very detailed, but like a lot of very detailed models, you can spend a lot of time following very intense instructions drilling etc and detailing a lot of areas you will never see. I am just gluing and painting.
  14. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    Funny how everyone keeps building only Nieuports, when France made more types of all kinds of aircraft then all other Countries combined. This is something I didn’t previously realize. Did any of you know that Bleriot made some huge four engine bomber designs with two engines on the top wing which were directly above the two engines on the bottom wing, which left me with the question, how did they start them?
  15. Fred Jack

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    The only acceptable Camel was mage by Hobbycraft, and they no longer exists. The Dr1 is still in production and WnWs has now offered a decal for Roden to prove their willingness to not compete but help Roden to sell more Dr1s.
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