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  1. Move your mouse to look around. Pretty cool video - and there are several others similar to this one. I had to download a 360 VR app to view on my phone but it worked fine on my desktop computer. Jon
  2. Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II I enjoyed this book Chris. Lightning Strike is also interesting reading. The early Lightnings are so very shark-like. Looking forward to seeing this one finished Jon
  3. * KOKU FAN FAOW #124 KAWANISHI N1K, N1K1, N1K2-J "REX", "GEORGE
  4. Maru, Usually you hear the phrase... "Clipped, cropped and clapped" Refering to a Spitfire modded for low altitude dogfighting. Cipped wings Cropped supercharger turbine vanes Clapped meaning not much use at higher altitudes https://books.google.com/books?id=RkeIAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT256&lpg=PT256&dq=clipped+cropped+and+clapped&source=bl&ots=Ft1BXJZfYr&sig=lBmvOesdkrJJEqPB87xVKV0hYUI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CGYQ6AEwEWoVChMIq9i68JDIyAIVzHc-Ch169AbA#v=onepage&q=clipped%20cropped%20and%20clapped&f=false Jon
  5. http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/August/Pilot/f_talltale You may have seen this already.... Cool story though. Jon
  6. Without digging through my Trump kits off the top of my head the Trump cowl tapers back to front. The old Revell is more cylindrical but front panel line is not in right spot. Maybe somebody else can confirm my recollection. Jon
  7. Sweet looking Eagle!!!! Very nice metalic and titanium finish. Jon
  8. Way to go Harv! Glad you have settled in and are building again! I need to do the same. Looking forward to seeing this one finished. Jon
  9. Remember the vapor ware 1/32 F35 by Lindberg? http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/121007.aspx
  10. The hottest and only 5th gen fighter? You bet ...because, America! Lot of Euro-centric prejudice in the responses. Maybe because they cant afford to build anything similar. I like the F-22A and although the F-35 initially repulsed me - it is starting to grow on me. If you think about it WWII props are very very crude and low tech although 1939-45 fighters is my preferred era and modeling subject. Jon
  11. This gear breakage is probably one of the most common hazards of plastic modeling. You will just add to your skillset by facing this problem head on after calm deliberate consideration Mal. You can and should approach this temporary setback as you have approached the other 99% of the Corsair, Calmly, Cleanly and Expertly. We have faith in your skills, and so should you. Relax and press on after regrouping. Jon
  12. Yes the tire mismatch would highlight the issues with the earliest corsairs.The oleo compression and rebound issues that VF17 and Vought worked through To carrier qualify the corsair. Also Cmdr Tommy Blackburn had a running bet about not blowing too many tires That he later collected on during the Empress Augusta Bay CAP. This is mentioned in the book "The Jolly Rogers". http://www.erichammelbooks.com/books/f_the-jolly-rogers.php Very nice job on your corsair Mal. You have done a great job documenting your work as well. Cheers Jon
  13. Yes shadows happen in 3d cad. Renders use ray tracing. The engine stand render has shadows and appears to float above the ground plane. Solidworks looks that way sometimes even when resting on the ground plane. Jon
  14. Master box has a female soviet pilot in their famous pilot figure set. Jon
  15. Unfortunately, it is very Interesting how a post about boxart can deteriorate into such an anorakish and tenditous back and forth. I just wanted to make that point before this thread gets locked down. It seems that is where this will most likely lead based on oh too frequent and similar "Discussions". Gee Whiz guys! Come on now.
  16. "Show me a hero, and I'll show you a bum." Pappy always flew the oldest, most beat up aircraft in the squadron. This one fits the bill. Perfect job on this aircraft. Great job on the model and the finish. I think this is very representative of what Boyington flew. Jon
  17. One of if not the best photo montage of the Tamiya P-51D I have ever seen. This really shows off how great the engineering of this kit is for facilitating building, painting and seam elimination. I see clearly now why this kit gets such high praise from everyone. I will have to save up and try one someday. Great job! Jon
  18. Maybe they are not listed or not labeled correctly Usually decal p/n start with numbers that have scale to start with. Usually??? http://www.modelcraftsandhobbies.co.nz/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=4437&category_id=0f591bbda68e01dbaecad974d8e97895&PHPSESSID=cdchtasogsnlsvmfncc9c8s5q2
  19. http://flightdecs.ca/images_a_ventura/VA3259.jpg http://flightdecs.ca/A_ventura_32.htm Ky ANG P-51D Mustang
  20. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantell_UFO_incident This plane crashed a few miles from where I now live. Interesting story. Jon
  21. Did you sculpt the figure in Zbrush? Just got that program and I am loving it. Jon
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