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  1. In may ways, alot simpler than the Roden offering, too. Meaning: less parts forward of the ammunition magazines (no fuel/oil tank or engine detail aft of the firewall). The cryptic reference to the production models looking different is suggestive, but what specifically?
  2. Very sorry to read about this. Even though there was some inevitability associated with the events you described, it still is very trying and emotionally jarring when we actually lose our parents. I lost my dad 6 years ago. My mom remains. Nevertheless, I can still empathize with you during this time because my wife lost her mother almost 2 years ago and I saw many of the things happen that you describe in here. I believe you are in the health care field and I suppose this might help to inform your reactions to the events as they happened. It still hurts, though. You are in my prayers.
  3. There are many builders in the Atlanta area and many of them were in Chattanooga this past week for the IPMS nationals. Furthermore, many of them post on here. I am not one of them. I live in the Chattanooga area, but I used to go down there quite a bit and visit with those guys at a local hobby shop (AAA Hobbies) that has been closed now for approximately 3 years. The best way to connect up with those guys would be to do it through the Atlanta IPMS chapter, which is a very active chapter.
  4. Most underrated post in this thread.
  5. When I first walked up to the WNW table, I saw Richard Alexander and started talking to him about the Lancaster (a really nice kit, btw). After a few minutes of Lancaster talk, I turned to walk away, but looked down and saw the triplanes on their table. For about a split second my thought was: "what are they doing with Roden's triplanes on their table?" And then it dawned on me. I looked over at Richard Alexander and said, "so, you finally caved to all that popular pressure." He just smiled. I would say Richard smiles a lot these days...
  6. looks like a combination of PC 8 and PC 10.
  7. ^^ As a person who has lived in this area (Cleveland, TN) his entire life, it really can't be beat. The cost of living is the best in the country, Chattanooga, sits anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours driving time from Nashville, Atlanta and Knoxville. The Ocoee national forest is an hour away. Those who love Civil War history will appreciate the fact that there are several battles that were fought in this area and are memorialised, including the battle of Chickamauga. Outside of Gettysburg, Chickamauga national park is either on a par with or better than every other national park I have been to see. It really is a city on the edge. From a sports standpoint, we seem to have equal numbers of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Auburn alumni/supporters in this area. Tennessee probably has slightly more than the others. Anyway, it's a great place to live.
  8. WNW will be doing a presentation on Thursday, IIRC, in the afternoon. We need to ask these questions about those nacelles. I will be there this afternoon to check everything out.
  9. They are going to "oil can" the hell out of it.
  10. ^^ In addition to the Soviet Warplanes page referenced above, I would look at some instructions from manufacturers of Russian aircraft, such as Zvezda and ICM, who would be more credible on this subject. Regarding the Soviet Warplanes website, I seem to recall some time ago reading a post regarding ordinance used by the Soviets in the GPW. I can't find it now, but I want to say that bombs were generally painted black and the RS-82 aerial rockets were usually natural metal in appearance. I would find it hard to believe that these were "hard and fast" rules and it would not surprise me if some ordinance was painted 3B or 4BO Army Green or just left natural metal. EDIT: Check this out on the subject of the RS 82 and other air to ground soviet WWII era rockets. Looks like the truth is nuanced and coloration might depend on when the rockets were produced during the GPW: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=28369.0
  11. Coughlan's first law of model aircraft threads: All threads, no matter the subject, if left to their own devices and no management by a moderator, will always eventually drift into a "me want a (fill in the blank)" thread. It cannot be avoided.
  12. I may get a new copy of this book. I have the old version that is sold out, but this edition will ostensibly have more updated and improved illustrations and drawings. This is no doubt connected directly to the Zoukei Mura release of their 1/32 scale kit.
  13. This looks like the sequel to Pearl Harbor. Persons wanting accuracy without the phony melodrama need not attend. The ridiculous scenes of Zeros flying between trees at about ten feet off the ground to strafe pedestrians is just more than I can bare...
  14. "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated..." Mark Twain
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