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About UmTutSut

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  • Birthday 02/25/1948

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  1. Gang, As something of an apostle for card modeling, I suggest you take a look at the 1/32 (not a typo) SR-71 model now available at ecardmodels.com I've followed the buildup of the beta test model on the papermodelers.com Aviation forum, and the model is just spectacular! Besides the model itself, another designer is offering an add-on pack that allows you to build any of the blackbirds, plus gives starter carts, tow bars and other details. I have no connection with the designers or ecardmodels. I wish I had someplace to put a 40" NASA SR-71! I may buy one anyway in hopes of future shelf space. Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  2. More correctly, "Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear," the phrase with with Yossarian stunned a briefing into silence. He then repeated it in French. If you haven't read Joseph Heller's classic novel Catch-22 (to which Tench alluded), the reference is meaningless. At least they flew B-25s in the book and the movie! Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  3. More importantly, Ou sont les Neige-dens d'antan? Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  4. A Voice Crying in the Wilderness.... No market for X-planes? The Revell X-1 and Special Hobby X-15s seem to have done OK. I'd love to see an X-1A, X-2, X-3, X-4 and X-5. Maybe someone could "re-engineer" the CE X-1E conversion for the X-1? Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  5. My 1/32 Bell X-1 is progressing, but I'm just sloooooow, Hope to have some WIP pix next week. Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  6. "A dream is a wiiiiish your heart maaaaakes...." Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  7. I'm not usually a jet kinda guy, but I might be tempted to do this: http://avn.faa.gov/images/pic16.jpg Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  8. The Trumpeter TBD-1 Devastator is their absolutely best kit ever! I especially like the "all clear parts" edition; makes you think the model isn't even there.... Oh...right.... Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack
  9. The only LSP I have planned is the 1/32 Revell Bell X-1 in NACA (shield) markings. Think I finally have the pix I need to do it after my copy of Jay Miller's datagraph disappeared.... Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  10. Gang, I'm starting my Revell 1/32 X-1, to be built as the #2 aircraft (6063) in NACA markings. Somehow, my copy of Jay Miller's datagraph has gone missing. Does anyone have a pic of the rear of the instrument panel? Bonus points if you have the wheel well shots (fore and aft) showing the tubing visible thru the cutouts! Mucho thanx for any help.... Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum & ex-NASA flack)
  11. Of COURSE it'll come out soon, because I've decided to get out of 1/32 "Yellow Wings" kits! Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  12. I was seriously hoping they'd release this kit! This is a different Pegasus from the company offering the 1/18 Bell X-1??? Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  13. The scheme you quote is correct up to about 1934-35. After that, newly painted or reworked aircraft got aluminum lacquer overall on the fuselage. You still see pix of some aircraft -- notably SOCs and SBUs -- in the aluminum/gray scheme after the switchover. Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  14. I want the Trumpeter TBD-1 Devastator! It's bound to be out by XMAS, right, Santa? Santa? SANTA!!!!!!! Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  15. The reason I asked is because the resulting longer wing is absolutely perfect, not a hint of the stretch. Great work! Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
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