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  1. jetmex


    Thanks for the help and advice, everyone, it sure is appeciated! I will admit to having used CA on my RC stuff, but I sure don't like sanding it. Darin!! How are ya? You're right, it has been a long time.
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    Hello, everyone. It's been a while since I've been here, and I'm starting to ease back into plastic modeling after yet another long hiatus. A lot of things have happened since the last build, that's for sure. This may sound a little strange, but could I possibly get a tutorial on the various glues and when and where to use them? Seems like every time I read a post somewhere, there's a new adhesive I haven't heard of. Thanks in advance!
  3. Here you go: http://www.americanaeroservices.com/p51_engine_install.htm I think the correct color for a Merlin block is black. This site chronicles the restoration of a P-51 for Jack Roush.
  4. Here's the Hellcat. It's an F6F-5 from VOF-1 aboard the USS Tulagi. The image is from an old AeroMaster 1/48 decal sheet.
  5. US Navy F6F Hellcats saw combat in Europe during Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944. They flew CAP and ground support from the jeep carriers USS Tulagi and USS Kasaan Bay and were credited with several kills on German aircraft during that time. I've got some color plates at home showing one of these aircraft in the overall dark blue with a red cowl and four swastika kill markings under the windshield. No invasion stripes. If I get a chance when I get home, I'll scan and post the drawing.
  6. I got a little sidetracked from the plastic stuff and ended up with a Thunder Tiger R/C 1/6 scale F8F Bearcat done as the Reno racer "Rare Bear". Wingspan is 64 inches, power is a YS-120 four stroke engine. Can you spell F-A-S-T?? Engine is not exactly scale........ Started putting the decals on last week, still have a little cockpit work pilot painting and the landing gear installation to do before she flies. She's a little too big to fit on the shelf in my den.
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    P-47 Decals

    Techmod has some nice P-47 sheets: http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MGT32005 http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MGT32004 http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MGT32011 http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MGT32012
  8. I wouldn't mind having some extra time either.
  9. I think Chris meant any of the 1/32 Revell airplane kits, 1975 issue or older. That adds a little variety to the mix...
  10. There's a flyable Temco TF-51 at the War Eagles Flight Museum in Santa Teresa, NM. It's a beautiful airplane, and it was flown regularly up until a few years ago. They would probably be more than happy to send you any info you might need: http://www.war-eagles-air-museum.com/tf-51_1.html
  11. Hey Chris, you have a bunch of P-47s lying around?? Imagine that!! Sounds good. Let's get started!!
  12. I think aftermarket decals would be ok, given the possibility the kit decals might be a little less than usable......
  13. Cool! I have a Revell Corsair in the stash......
  14. Sounds like a good idea. I'd like to suggest an older 1/32 model, Revell, Monogram, Hasegawa, whatever. None of the modern wonderkits. OOB build, you can use resin wheels, props or minor exterior items, but no resin or PE detail (cockpit, wheel well, etc) sets. Scratchbuild if you must. Just some good, cheap, old fashioned model airplane building. What do you guys think?
  15. I like #6 also, just kinda jumps out at you, but agree the airplane should be made into something more recognizable, rather than generic.
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