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  1. Patrick HMD

    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    Amen! +2 I couldn't have said it better.
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    REXx Galvanically Grown Metal Exhausts

    Boy, wouldn't it be nice if Sprue Bros. would stock these. The F4U and P-51 have got my attention.
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    Trumpeter P-40F

    Excellent Brian. Love it. Man, it would sure look good foiled IMHO. Don't see too many of those at shows, due to intimidation (me) I guess.
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    Trumpeter P-40F

    Hopefully, no more shallow cockpits.
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    1/32 Tamiya F4U-1D!

    Thanks for those pics. (right click) I'm noticing the seams on those tanks. They are all horizontal except for one which is vertical. Probably a different batch. Those pictures I'm sure were taken with a large format camera. So clear and well defined. No white water behind that carrier. Looks like she's turning hard to port getting into the wind for launch.
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    AM/Revell 1/48 SB2C-4E Helldiver

    Love the paint job. Most excellent. I've always preferred the gray and white scheme over the blue. I would love to do one of these in 1/32. but what's available is too expensive for me. Now you've got me recalling and reminiscing back to the early 1950's when I was a kid. Cabiniss NAS in Corpus Christi, Texas was having open house during armed forces day. The only aircraft on display that I recall was a B-29, a T-33, and some Hellcats and Avengers. Those 2 were in dark very glossy sea blue. But that wasn't all. Off to the side and off the main stream were a large group of Helldivers with there wing folded parked and in storage. There must have been 20 or 30 of them. I remember them being very heavily weathered. I got on point and made a B line towards them with my Brownie box camera to take some pictures, but got stopped short by the military police. They said that it was a restricted area, and no picture taking was allowed. Not a happy ending for my story. lol
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    HK B-17...D??? 23/9 the "aisle stand" :)

    Wow Craig, I'm also speechless! Nuff said.
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    List of large scale Golden Era aircraft

    No, not that I'm aware of. Sorry, my mistake Thanks for that correction. Now I must google J1s. I'm still learning about those kites. Task Force, excellent movie BTW. The early part is set during the Golden Age, and the Navy's struggle to establish Naval aviation. I can't think of a Cooper movie that I have not liked. .
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    List of large scale Golden Era aircraft

    Has anyone mentioned the Curtis JN-4 Jenny? Feathered in 2 Gary Cooper movies. 'Task Force' and 'The Court Marshall of Billy Mitchell'. Beautiful airplane, but not very popular with the modelling community.
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    Not another Mustang!

    As much as I hate the Trumpeter 'B/C', I'm inspired by yours. You've managed to turn a sow's ear into a work of art. A real beauty indeed. I'm in aw. (jaw dropping) And it's not even finished yet! Take this as an advanced compliment on the finished product. Love the B/C. That's why I'm here looking. Very easy looking I might add.
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    1/32 Tamiya Corsair Mk. II

    Wow, just wow! The paint, the paint! Good eye candy. Just wow. Not many brit corsairs feathered here. Thanks for filling that void. Most modellers prefer to do the more colorful U.S. birds The more flash the better. The brit corsairs are rather drab in comparison. I guess that why they shy away from them. Your build bucks the trend. But whether you call it drab, call it dull, your build looks absolutely stunning. Got my attention.
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    When I first saw your 'before' picture, I thought it was your 'after' picture. It looked that good to me. The shortest wing barrel looks a bit odd. Shouldn't it be recessed a bit More? That before picture puts mine (Revell) to shame. I like your subtle weathering technic. You have now inspired me to shop around for a trumpeter razorback. I've been on the fence with this one. I'm off it now.
  13. Anyone know what color paint that is covering the national insignia on the side? Maybe a fresh dark green? Wouldn't it be on both sides? The profile calls it out as the same as the camo green but darker due to lack of weathering I guess. Am I answering my own question? Never seen that picture before. Good shot. TIA
  14. Me 4. That box art did it for me.
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    Trumpeter AD-2 VA-195 Skyraider

    Good choice. The early blues are my favorite.