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Fred Jack

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  1. Yes on the Vimy, Blackburn, and DH10, but first I’d like to see a Friedrichshafen for obvious reasons.
  2. I like it too. Don’t forget to unfold the wings before takeoff, or your crew will be in a nasty shock.
  3. The ones I’ve seen had different fuselage noses.
  4. I fell in love with the possibility of a Staaken after seeing what looks like a 1/32nd scale model at the Smithsonian being attacked by a fighter in a night scene in a special room. I read many Staaken were produced but most were all different, so do we have to choose which one we want. I can’t suppose owning more than one.
  5. I am sooo grateful for the WnWs Lancaster, not because I ever plan to get one, but that it proves that an Ilya Muromet or a Zeppelin Staaken is now within Wnw’s size frame.
  6. We already have D-1 through D-3 Albatrosses on the market. There are still so many gaps in WW1 aircraft that have never been produced. To me, the early Albatrosses being produced are good enough. If there are those who think they are lacking, there are Eduard upgrades.
  7. Frankly, I’m more than happy with my Roden and OOP Hobbycraft Dr1s. If I want more DR-1s whether I get more Roden or WnWs, it will end up which is cheaper. As far as items missing from inside the nose of the WnWs Dr1, if there is something I can’t see in a model, I don’t add it myself.
  8. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    So it’s 50-50 whether we will get a Do-17 or a Don’t-17.
  9. Thanks, but I’m strictly 1/32 when it comes to airplanes.
  10. The Lone Star resin kit has about the same amount of parts as an old Aurora WW2 fighter.
  11. The Ohka box reminds me of the time I was driving my old wrinkled up Toyota pickup in a left turn lane to make a left turn. I felt a slight bump. It turned out that a guy was driving a Ford Taurus and somehow changed lanes without looking. He hit me behind my rear wheel than stopped. Apparently he hooked his bumper on my wheel well, and since I didn’t know anyone hit me, I kept going and pulled off his front end. I only stopped because another driver pointed behind me and my right mirror showed what happened. The police and I couldn’t find any further damage to my wrinkled up truck. However at first the cop thought the guy had hit my entire right side until I showed him the dirt and the equally damaged left side. The previous owner had rolled it down a mountainside in Colorado. The guy stupidly in his anger ended up talking himself into a ticket. To make a long story longer, being his car was American and my truck Japanese, just in front of my driver side window, I painted a cherry blossom kill marking, like the one pictured on the Ohka model.
  12. They did account for one destroyer off Okinawa. You can see a good simulation on YouTube.
  13. The Americans called them Baka, which is Japanese for Foolish.
  14. All Japanese planes were eventually intended for suicide at near the end of the war. The Ohka only failed because the specially modified Bettys were all shot down. There were only eleven if I remember correctly.
  15. I have an old modification to convert a Revell mosey to a fighter bomber that sat forever in my stash. The canopy plastic didn’t survive. Either Barracuda or Grey Matter Figures makes the same interior but doesn’t have the canopy. I just found a Tamiya clear fret on EBay and purchased it. For those who don’t know. The fighter bomber had a flat windshield across the front of the canopy whereas the bomber had a pointed canopy across the front like a B-17. Revell never released a fighter bomber version. I’d like to eventually get a Tamiya Kit, but I’ll be happy with the Revell. At least the price was right. It will look great with my Revell bomber version and a Wingnut Wings Lancaster.
  16. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    I remember how inaccurate the old Aurora 1/48 WW2 fighters were, and we still loved them. They taught us a lot. ME-109s were metallic red, Zeros were yellow with black noses, FW-190s were black etc.... when better shaped planes eventually came out, we still used the old Aurora colour schemes, and were extremely disappointed that the wings and fuselages didn’t have raised lines for decal placement. Now those old kits cost more than a 1/32 bomber, when they originally cost $.85.
  17. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    What’s wrong with Monopoly money?
  18. I do remember that Battle Axe came out with one but good luck finding that. I had at one point making the nose like the late Rumpler by WnWs but the front of their nose was much too big to put on an Albatros. I wouldn’t mind having at least one. I just broke down and ordered a Roden Albatros lll OAW.
  19. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    I can see an open box review of the 17. “Well, folks it looks like, uh, looks like an airplane. Lots of very good lines with little injection marks. I just can’t figure out what it’s supposed to be. It kind of looks World War 2ish, and someone included WW2 German markings. I noticed no one put their Manufacturer’s name on the box or their instructions. I wonder why. Is it a JU-something or other? Why didn’t they at least put a sketch or a picture of the completed model on the box? Strange. Looks like a fat pencil. With a double tail. Kinda like a Dornier, forget I said that. Did they make a Junkers with a twin tail? It should be a big seller, but I’ll admit, if they didn’t give it to me for free to review it, I certainly wouldn’t have gone out of my way to buy it, but that’s me.I guess I’ll build it, if only to see if I can make rhyme or reason out of this kit. At least we can run it up a flag pole and see if anyone salutes it....”
  20. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    I’d even be happy with an enlarged Airfix 1/72 Do-17 at this point. At least I think it was Airfix. We have yet to see a FW-200 Condor.
  21. Fred Jack

    Do 17

    There is a Do-17 that was recently raised from the English Channel that was externally in good shape. You can see it on YouTube.
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