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  1. No worries on this end. I'm just grateful as you've given me plenty to think about. And I know it's not insurmountable!
  2. Ohmygoodness! My B-24 conversion is up next in the build pile and I’ve been trying to get my mind wrapped around this fix. I want it done right as I’ve already got a museum willing to take it. I’ve looked at this thread multiple times in the past few weeks trying to figure it all out—this version looks much more promising for certain! Can’t wait to see more and thanks for leading the charge! -Peter
  3. Great thing about dipping in Future is that you can remove it with Ammonia based glass cleaner like Windex. I'd be willing to try the old bottle, knowing that you can strip it if needed. And I'd dip it prior to painting, that way if you mess up the paint, the entire assembly can be stripped and reattempted. -Peter
  4. Those were called "Flaperons." Acted somewhat like ailerons, popping up to kill lift on the wing to allow the a/c to roll. With weight on wheels, they both pop up to kill lift and act like speedbrakes. It was a very Grumman and very 60s design. And with wings folded they did tend to droop. -Peter
  5. Yeah, I've noticed that too. Very bizarre. Also have been struggling to find things in that I'll type in words and their suggestions are vastly different from what I was looking for. At first I thought it was my OS, but it happens on my phone (Samsung), iPad and desktop.
  6. Going from memory here (mind you, never an Intruder guy but flew the Prowler, which had a lot of similarity concerning the systems). The flaps and slats could not be extended with the wings folded. I think later A-6Es that had been given new wings later in life (like Desert Storm and the few years after before it retired), had electrically driven systems vice hydraulic so they could in fact do that. But it's been awhile since I've looked at it, so don't quote me on that. Bottom line is for an A-6A, no dropped flaps/slats with wings folded. -Peter
  7. Always a treat Peter! And thanks for showing the hiccups to show that you are indeed mortal -Another Peter
  8. A few years ago I tore all the ligaments to my thumb while sledding with the kids. Put my hands down to act as brakes as we were flying towards a barbed wire fence. My thumb hit a rock underneath the snow and did some serious damage--like my entire hand was bruised. Was in a splint to immobilize for a good month. Pretty much put everything on pause--but the occupational therapist was pleased as she considered puttering around as a bit of dexterity work. Best to let it heal and when it feels well enough, start working for a few moments at a time. Key is listening to what you're body is telling you (easier said than done, and I'm not a glowing example by any stretch of the imagination!) -Peter
  9. You're correct on all accounts. Take a look at my F-8 build log. I ended up painting 'em myself and cobbling together the stencils... -Peter
  10. There's also at least 4 breweries, a distillery and a place called Trucks and Taps (does food trucks and beer) within 5 minutes. If you're into that sort of thing
  11. Love that attention to detail with the roundel. Wouldn't have noticed had you not pointed it out--but it's one of those things that makes it pop! Thanks for sharing. -Peter
  12. Loved that build and the amount of work you put into it. And one of the reason's behind what I build. There's usually a back story of interest to me. I'll research it and share in the off-chance that someone will find something (as esoteric as my subjects are) of interest to them. At the end of the day, most of my builds end up being donated in some way shape or form. I've found great success in giving them to associations to auction off at reunions and such. Helps them, and helps me from having a large collection of models sitting on display. If I can share as I build and we all learn something, either in the historical sense or in learning a new technique, I'll keep doing it. At the end of the day, I'm just puttering around at the bench in an attempt to relax. -Peter
  13. Don’t forget the SAC museum. Just down the road!
  14. To hang from the ceiling, for both I'd go with a 21st Century Toys kit. If you can find them. And the models, not the pre-finished ones. Especially as gear up, you won't have to worry about the poor landing gear and other toy like features. Fill in the holes for screws, and you've got a pretty good looking model for cheap. I made one back in 2006 for my son and it's still hanging in his room. He's in college and refuses to let me take it down. F4U-1A/D Corsair, 21st Century Toys 22104 (2005) (scalemates.com) and review here: 21st Century Toys 22104 1/32 F4U-1A/D Corsair Kit First Look (cybermodeler.com) Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Type 22, 21st Century Toys 22114 (2006) (scalemates.com) -Peter
  15. Well said Pig. I’ve received much more than I’ve ever given. I build for myself, but if I can help folks out long the way, I find that to be motivating. -Peter
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