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  1. One benefit of learning as much as you can about aircraft scale modelling, whether it is color research, interior and exterior colors, background information, etc. in addition to stimulating our brains, it can help prepare us to become (paid or unpaid) docents at a local air museum if that is something that interests you. Being a docent augments our hobby where you can relay shared experiences with museum visitors and possibly inspire them (adults and children) to take up the hobby. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing an actual aircraft on display.
  2. There are pros and cons to the types of paints (enamel, lacquer, or acrylic) we use for our hobby. Enamels produce a nice finish but they take time to cure. Acrylics dry fast and are more forgiving the finish is not as good. Lacquers are best used when airbrushed. They produce a nice finish and dry fast. If you are going to airbrush enamels, I would recommend using them on clear parts like canopies in the event some of the paint seeps through the masking. If you try to remove an excess enamel on a canopy with enamel thinner, it will permanently damage your canopy and you may have buy an
  3. Both Eastwood movies were great. I really enjoyed Letters from Iwo Jima because you get the Japanese perspective on the war. Toshiro Mifune played Rear Admiral in Storm Over the Pacific, (another Japanese perspective of the war) of which stock footage was used in Midway (1976)
  4. I think Oddball (Donald Sutherland) was a favorite of GI's when the film was released.
  5. I like the cinematography but I wished the film focused on a few characters. It was a fine film.
  6. I enjoyed the Bedford Incident with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier and Dr. Strangelove, especially when Slim Pickens rode the missile to its target. Dark comedy.
  7. Hi Riddo: I would like to recommend Richard A. Frank's Hawker Hurricane: A Complete Guide to the Famous Fighter. It is 240 pages and costs about $29.95 plus shipping and tax. I will receive my copy in a few weeks. Here's the weblink to eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hawker-Hurricane-Complete-Guide-to-the-Famous-Fighter-Valiant-Wings-AM16/284120371192?hash=item4226e4cff8:g:HrYAAOSwa6Jf3g~p
  8. I like the film but the series didn't have the same energy.
  9. Hi Mike: The name of film is Zeppelin (1971) with Michael York and Elke Sommer. I enjoyed it too.
  10. My favorites include: The Caine Mutiny (based on some truth of the author's experiences), Saving Private Ryan, Tora Tora Tora, and Midway (2019).
  11. My bad. It will Masters of the Air.
  12. I enjoyed the Band of Brothers, followed by The Pacific and A Piece of Cake. I wish there were more series on PBS like A Piece of Cake. Good news: The Mighty Eighth will be released sometime in the near future.
  13. Matt: Which one? Laurence Olivier (1944) or Kenneth Branagh (1989)?
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