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Fred Jack

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  1. On 10/2/2019 at 11:03 PM, Gazzas said:

    In da UP you need something for those long cold winter days, eh?  I SO Do Not miss snow! 


    But I have my own backlog of WNW kits to build.

    I’m from the UP. Glad I moved to CA. For those who don’t know, The UP stands for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It has four seasons, Last Winter, Winter, Next Winter, and Mosquito/Black Fly Season. 

  2. 20 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:


    Traditionally, to the best of my knowledge, only the F-100 through F-106 (excluding the XF-103) are considered part of the Century series of operational/full production jets. While the number 107 itself would be included in the Century series numbering system, I don't believe anyone really considers it to be part of the established series itself.

    All of the 100s jets were Century Series. I don’t think the F-110 stayed Century Series when it was changed to F-4.

  3. 6 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

    I don't think the '107 is actually considered to be a Century series bird.

    The century series started with the F-100 and ended with the F-110, of course the F-110 later became the F-4 Phantom, so the F-107 is definitely a Century Series Bird.

  4. On 10/7/2019 at 3:20 PM, Fred Jack said:

    There are plenty of planes in production that are much bigger than the 101. Each person has different tastes.

    Have you folks ever had the privilege of seeing a wing of Voodoos in flight like I have?

  5. Since Fokker had the fabric nailed on instead of stitched, does anyone know if the striping bled through to the inside of the fuselage? I guess this applies to the early DVll as well.

  6. 1 hour ago, Out2gtcha said:

    I must be in the minority, as I'm not a huge fan of the Voodoo. I dont hate it, but I'm not a huge fan. 


    We have a 102 here at SAC, and cant say I'm a huge fan of it either. 106.....different story all together.

    The Voodoo is a decent looking plane, and we have on at SAC as well, but it would be HUGE in 32nd. 

    The cost to make an IM or resin 101 in 32nd would be pretty high......high enough that Im not sure any manufacturer IM or resin would be able to recoupe that cost 

    There are plenty of planes in production that are much bigger than the 101. Each person has different tastes.

  7. In the ‘50s every kid looked in the sky to see Voodoos fly overhead and fell in love with them. There are a lot of us baby boomers around, but not even one 32nd injection moulded model. If people knew how good they looked next to a F-104, everyone would want the pair.

  8. On 10/6/2019 at 7:26 AM, Stevepd said:

    If I was looking at doing a BoB mk1 Hurricane with no real subject knowledge, which kit would you recommend: PCM or the Fly kit?.



    I have both PCM Hurcs, the wood wing and the metal wing and like them both, although I have always preferred the Mkllc.

  9. On 9/15/2019 at 12:42 PM, LSP_K2 said:

    I saw one of these kits at the show yesterday, but the guy wanted a bit too much for it. Interestingly, I've yet to see any OD or neutral gray hobby paints that really look right to me, so I may have to mix my own for my big Lightning.

    Remember, some units in Europe used more available British green, and American OD became brown with age. This was told me by SSGT Marine, Chief Mechanic on Mag Gillard’s planes during WW2.

  10. After some 69 years, I found the NCA DC3 model of the plane My dad took me on when I was two years old, and there was only one model in the World. It is being sent to my house along with an actual photo of the real plane. As we were boarding, a class of school children had come to see the plane, but I was more excited over the school bus.

  11. 14 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

    According to this link, the Collings Foundation is a B-24J painted up as “Witchcraft”, which was actually a B-24H.  The article also states the the real wartime “Witchcraft” was scrapped after the war.




    Also, I believe the only other flying B-24 is the CAF’s bird, which is a B-24A, which is very different.

    That’s just it. They still say it is a J, but when I first saw it, it was an H. My favorite multi engine planes were always the B-24, Halifax lll, Do-17, Bf110,  P-38, and the Lockheed Hudson.

  12. On 8/22/2019 at 4:41 PM, esarmstrong said:

    I would have not expected a duelist boxing of Voss' aircraft.  So few F.1's built in the first place (3, IIRC).  If one of your two boxings is the F.1 (early Dr.1)  You are cutting down your options really fast for the five or six that WNW usually offers with their standard releases.  It seems so obvious and passe' but maybe we will see Von Richtofen vs. Brown as a duelist boxing that also features the markings of the other Camel that "the Baron" was chasing.  I know Brown is already featured in the BR.1 boxing of the Camel but the markings of the "chase Camel" are not out anywhere to my knowledge.

    The BR.1 Camel IS the chase plane and Brown’s last combat plane. As a duelist, it doesn’t make sense, since Brow really fires out of range and desperation to save his friend. The Baron never even reacted to Brown’s attack, having been mortally injured by the Aussie gunner.

  13. A few years ago I saw and flew in the last flying B-24. On the side of the port fuselage it said, “Made at Willow Run Detroit Michigan”. This would make it a B-24 H. But last year, I again saw the same B-24, but the Willow Run inscription was missing and the owners insisted this was the original Witchcraft which was a B-24J. Since I’d like to make a 1/32 scale of it, what really is this plane? If it isn’t the original Witchcraft, what was it originally? When I flew in it it definitely was an H, which means it wasn’t the original Witchcraft. I want a model of the plane I flew in.

  14. 12 hours ago, LDSmodeller said:


     I don't know, these Spitfires at the Castle Bromwich factory, their fuselage camouflage applications

    look pretty identical to me?


    Spitfires Castle Bromwich



    Whether odd or even serial numbers determined whether the paint outside the masks were painted light or dark. Spits were always factory or repair depot painted, whereas Hurricanes were repaired and repainted by the Squadron mechanics. Also dirt had a lot to do with aircraft of any Squadron looking different in a photo, even if they all were painted the same.

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