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Patrick HMD

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  1. Thanks Ron. Must have. I would like to do a simple -3 conversion Doesn't seem to difficult. Hope the AM guys are reading this. Name's Pat
  2. Nah, that's NMF. No brainer in my book with all due respect. Your kidding, right? Can't really tell nowadays. That's not a very good representation of NMF in that picture. Looks to me like a work in progress.
  3. Woopee fart, another 109. That's all we needed. I will resume my wishing now. Sorry, I just can't get excited about anything WWII German. I guess I'm in the minority, and a bit frustrated. Oh well, my credit card is safe for now. They ain't getting any of my money.
  4. Or better still, how about mating the nose of the recent revell Mustang. That might work out evan better. I've been chewing that one around for awhile, but just don't have the gumption. That would truly be a world of hurt. That trumpeter nose is an abortion.
  5. That side insignia is huge! Don't recall seeing one that big before on a 24 Does anyone know the diameter of the roundel part? I'm thinking Jennings might know. That's one of his specialties. Come to think of it, I would love to see Fundekals do a dissertation on B-24's and their markings just like they did with the Corsair and have decals to match. A ton of research would be required I'm sure. Just a thought.
  6. Nope, can't do that. Just cannot get past all it's flaws. I'll wait for a more decent offering which will surely come sooner or later. I'm in no hurry.
  7. Not tempted at all simply because I will buy one after all the hoopla subsides. I'm already thinking of backdating it to a dash 3 with tri color paint. Think of all the possibilities. Don't like the sharks teeth though. This guy has been on my 1/24th wish list for a long, long time. Thanks Airfix. From the looks of it, it will be up to the same standards as the Typhoon. Not to worry Airfix, these are going to fly off the selves I'm sure. I'm hoping a Corsair will follow. But who knows. Those Airfix guys are so tight lipped. Like the Typhoon, this was indeed a pleasant surprise. Hoping for another pleasant surprise later on.
  8. Me. I'll just keep waiting. No hurry. Too much other stuff to do in the meantime. It's still a sow's ear IMHO, no matter how you try to dress it up. It's the old lipstick on a pig scenario, or whatever. Wish someone would do a nose plug for the old Revell B/C kit. I'd be satisfied with that. I'm sure they would sell. Lots of the old Revell kits around gathering dust on modeler's shelves, several in my stash..
  9. Well, let's see. Squadron has their HK B-17's in stock for 299. Take 20% off and that's 60 bucks less. That sounds pretty good to me. Does anyone know of a better deal? If so, let me know. I've been on the fence with the 'E' waiting for it to come down in price, but so far it ain't happening. So I've got 2 hours left, and I'm about to pull the trigger on it. Thanks cxk5075 for the heads up. If I hadn't logged in tonight, I would have not known abut the flash sale. Such a deal! Ain't gonna find one like that on e bay that's fer sure. Just checked. Jeezz, what have I done. Not sure if I'll ever build it, but I'll settle for that warm and fuzzy feeling of just having it in my possession. BAM! I didn't see that one coming. My credit card just took another hit. We're a crazy bunch, aren't we.
  10. I can certainly verify that. A very good friend of mine whose grandfather flew Hellcats off the USS Franklin and was shot down during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and eventually my friend inherited his personal effects. One day on a visit he broke them out and let me go through them. Boy, talk about goodies! A set of AN style goggles, a khaki cloth flight helmet, some VF-13 logo decals, his purple heart and other metals, a set of full lieutenant bars, a dollar bill signed by his squadron mates, love letters. telegrams. Franklin cruise book, service record, etc. etc. And his log book. It shows several different Bu numbers of aircraft he flew, very seldom the same aircraft. Lots of CAP. It also shows when he transitioned from F4F's to F6F's. And sadly, his final entry on the day before he was KIA. FYI
  11. Amen! +2 I couldn't have said it better.
  12. Boy, wouldn't it be nice if Sprue Bros. would stock these. The F4U and P-51 have got my attention.
  13. 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.
  14. Hopefully, no more shallow cockpits.
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