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Ol' Scrapiron

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  • Birthday 08/08/1968

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    Puyallup, WA
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    Just about anything vintage plane, with a special passion for the B-17 Flying Fortress.

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  1. I've only photographed one P-40C and that was P-40C 41-13390 at the Flying Heritage Collection. Not sure what is specific to the C, but maybe you'll see something in my pics of the area you are working on that might help in some way. - - - - - - Hope these are of some use (even if only as inspiration) -- but as with any restoration, use your own judgement
  2. Glad you caught that in time. What a potential nightmare. Just curious... did the Austria / Australia mix-up affect the shipping cost?
  3. I know there is plenty of period photographs, but here are some personal shots I've taken of Lanc noses that I hope will be of reference help -- or at least inspiration. Being these are warbirds in museums use your own judgement on how much to rely on what you see. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lancaster B Mk.1 TW911 (nose section) -- Flying Heritage Collection - - +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lancaster B Mk.1 DV372 (nose section) -- Imperial War Museum, London - - +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lancaster B Mk.1 R5868 -- RAF Museum London - +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lancaster B Mk.10 KB889 -- Imperial War Museum Duxford - Again, use as reference or disregard as you please. Hope they are helpful or at least have some inspirational value. Love the amazing work that you have done so far.
  4. My Skyraider pics are at https://447bg.org/air-modern/modern-usa/a1-skyraider/ I use that whole site (447bg.org) as my virtual museum of all the different planes and vehicles I have photographed at museums and events throughout the world. If you start exploring the site make sure you have some free time because there is a lot there. I started it as a way to organize my photos for future reference but it became a passion to log the things I got to see in person. The site scales all the photos down a little, but if you find something that has a detail you need, let me know and I'll hunt up the higher-res original. Enjoy... but I'm serious about the free time. You'll need it.
  5. We get to see the A-1D 126965 “The Proud American” flying a few times a year at air shows in the Puget Sound region - I am not an expert as to the fine differences between the A-1D and the A-1H, but I could share some nice shots of Proud American if they would be useful as reference (or just inspiration). So far, I've managed to photograph eight Skyraider examples for my own enjoyment, but I'm sure I'll be adding to that list eventually. Let me know if my shots of any of these would be worth posting for reference. AD-5 (A-1E) 52-132649 NMoUSAF AD-4N (A-1D) 127007 Patriots Point AD-5N (A-1G) 132534 Evergreen Aviation Museum AD-4N #7797 Planes of Fame, Chino AD-5W (EA-1E) 132789 March AFB AD-4W 7850 Erickson Collection, Madras AD-5Q (EA-1F) 135018 Pima Air Museum AD-4NA (A-1D) 126965 “The Proud American” (several events)
  6. I was lucky enough to catch Spitfire Mk IX MJ271 (G-IRTY) when it was at (relatively) nearby Paine Field in Sept 2019 during the world-round trip. Did not get to see it fly, but was able to spend some time in the hangar while maintenance was being done. Maybe one of my shots will be of some benefit to your project. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - And of course a selfie to celebrate the opportunity of photographing such a worthy warbird! Hopefully something here will be of benefit to you or someone else building a Spitfire project.
  7. Very nice. Glad the photo posting got figured out... project looks sharp.
  8. Maybe they were based on the ones seen at the Tillamook Museum... some serious underinflated rubber on the 1947 Bellanca 14-13-2 Cruisair Senior #1438 on display - And there definitely others there... The Nord 1101 Noralpha #175 might have been too low for consideration.
  9. Awe-inspiring work. Too bad the FHC has been closed down (permanently?) so all my pics are pretty dated at this point. You really captured the essence of the D-13 in Everett, and made her look even more beautiful.
  10. Here is the info I had found online regarding the B-25 interior colors. - I started out with the colors from this chart, but strayed a little in some areas. Hope that helps.
  11. I sent these and several others to your BM message, but in case folks here want to know as well: Yankee Lady Looking forward to where the control cables split up for rudder and elevators. Also note the V-shaped brace that the electric wiring is coming through) and Shady Lady when it was at McMinnville. This is looking up through the escape hatch. Note how the cables go back to the pulleys on the arm that actually raises and lowers the elevators. There seems to be a canvas cover for the elevator pole on the outside of the fuselage. Incredible dedication to this project. I've been thrilled with every update since I saw the Fuddy Duddy on the nose several years ago.
  12. Any further progress on this project? It was looking fantastic so I'd love to see how you tackled the rest of the interior.
  13. That icy mud roadway is fantastic... Just looking at the jeep I can "hear" the tires sliding through the paste and the puddles are nice touch. Also appreciate the unshaven crew. Very nice.
  14. Glad you went with the 447th BG option... Looks fantastic -- watching with much interest!
  15. You already have some great reference pics of the engine, but I'll toss up some pics the I have taken in case something helps out. Westland Lysander IIIA; Udvar-Hazy 2015 Westland Lysander III; RAF Museum London 2008 - Westland Lysander IIIA; Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008 Hope these are of some assistance... (had to re-load after my original website changed domains to www.447bg.org))
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