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    eBay fishy seller

    My take: The seller is in Japan. English is probably not his first language. He has good feedback. I would not call the listing fishy but rather more likely a mistake perhaps coupled with some unfamiliarity with the nuances of different Hasegawa Skyhawk kits. Just now when I looked at the listing, the title read 1/32 but the description read 1/48. You're looking for a 1/32 kit. Here's perhaps an opportunity for you to buy one, but it's also possibly a 1/48 kit erroneously listed as 1/32. You've exchanged messages with the seller seeking to clarify. The responses haven't clarified the scale to your satisfaction (mine either). At this point I'd probably write it off and keep looking elsewhere. Good luck with your search.
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    RF-101 model At Smithsonian

    Beautiful model. Too bad the horizontal stabilizer has been set to "speed brake" mode. Somebody at the museum really ought to reset it.
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    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    My Nieuport (late) kit arrived today. For what it's worth, I'll agree with the previous comments. In my opinion this looks to be a very, very nice kit. Given the quantity of unbuilt kits in my closet, and my age, I'm cutting way back on new kit purchases. But I've always loved the Nieuport 17, and I like to support bold ventures by small businesses like CSM. I hope this kit is successful for them and they're able to bring us more in the future. I'd love to see a SPAD 13 with a similar level of quality.
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    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    For what it's worth, I ordered a late Nieuport directly from CSM during the pre-order special a few weeks ago. I just got an email with tracking number showing that it's been shipped.
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    EC-121T Walkaround Photos

    The Aerospace Museum of California at the former McClellan AFB in Sacramento also had one you could get right up to. I haven't been there for a few years, but as far as I know you still can. No ribs on the tip tanks of their a/c, hence my appreciation for photo 46. Even more appreciation if Paul Fisher comes out with photo etch for them. I've got a set of his resin tip tanks waiting for them.
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    F-102A Delta Dagger help

    Actually, you're looking at the two parts sitting on my laptop screen (tips propped up with a tine bit of clay underneath). The grid pattern is courtesy of Microsoft Excel. You're looking at the them in left-side profile, upside down. Glad it helps.
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    F-102A Delta Dagger help

    For whatever reason, this photo appears to have uploaded upside-down, but hopefully it will still be helpful. The shorter nose is the Encore resin part, and the longer one is the Monogram part. There are 14 vertical lines to the inch. I propped the parts up with clay to keep them as square to the surface as possible. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O1BwIMe22W2Azy0VXNIg6VH-uzYg4sK3
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    F-102A Delta Dagger help

    I don't have a micrometer, but I measured the height of both parts pretty carefully with a combination square on a flat surface. The resin part is about 1/16 inch shorter. If you're willing to accept the Encore resin piece as "correct," I suggest cutting that length off the tip of the plastic part and then filing/sanding to reduce the diameter of the new tip and induce the very subtle kink extending about 1/4 inch back from the new tip.
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    F-102A Delta Dagger help

    I just dug out my Encore kit and eyeballed the shape of their resin nose in profile alongside the Monogram plastic part. To me, the resin nose shape does look much closer to your photo than does the plastic part.
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    F-102A Delta Dagger help

    The Encore boxing of Monogram's F-102 comes with a resin nose which is supposed to be closer to the correct shape. I can't vouch for its accuracy, but it is a little bit different and not merely a resin recast of the kit part. I realize you've already got a couple F-102s and might not want to buy yet another kit just for a single part.
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    EC-121T Walkaround Photos

    Jennings, thanks for these photos, especially number 46 which shows the orientation of the ribs around the circumference of the tip tank. I've been trying to figure that out, literally for decades. Finally a good photo!
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    New bridge or big Voodoo?

    The P-40 poster appears to advertise the 2019 IPMS/USA national convention in Chattanooga. (See the fine print in the bottom left.) A Google image search likewise connects the bridge photo to Chattanooga. It looks to me like the first two photos are merely advertising KH's planned presence at next year's convention. The Voodoo photo looks to be an RF-101B. I assume all they're saying with that is to expect an RF-101B addition to their 1/48 Voodoo line next year.