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About e8n2

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    Suisun City, California
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    Mostly 72nd scale aircraft with some sailing ships (1/96 or 1/100).

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  1. Harbor Freight is on-liine. You may also want to check out some of the auto parts stores. I have a two gallon compressor that I bought about 8 years ago from Kragen (now O'Reilly) Auto Parts, and it was less expensive than Harbor Freight. Later, Dave
  2. Monty Python! Got to love it! Later, Dave
  3. Just sent you a PM with the details. Later, Dave
  4. I sent in an e-mail wanting to order one back in August when you first announced it. No reply. I sent a second e-mail on December 7th including the text from my August e-mail. Still no reply. My screen name here is part of my e-mail address if that will help you find it. Later, Dave
  5. Later in the instructions for the sheet, it is clearly mentioned that after the Euro 1 scheme was dropped, they went to overall Gunship Gray, i.e. FS36118. Later, Dave
  6. Maybe for the A model, definitely NOT for the B/C models. For the B model, Italeri gives you basically a square piece of plastic to mount the rear seat on to get it at the right height for the trainer. That leaves the side consoles down around the Instructor Pilot's feet if it was on the real aircraft. When I made my C model SR kit bashing the SR-71 and YF-12A together, I cut the one piece cockpit part in two and mounted the rear part higher up in the fuselage where the second seat on the trainer goes. I don't remember for sure now (it has been over 30 years since I did it, but it seems to me that I cut out a piece of thin plastic sheet and painted it black to fit into the front cockpit windscreen where the point of the windscreen is. The SR-71, like the F-102 and F-106 before it had a thin piece of metal there to block off reflections from the two sides of the windscreen. The Meng kits of these two aircraft represent the piece's presence, which Hasegawa did not originally do on their 102 and 106. Haven't looked at my Hasegawa SR lately to see if it incorporates it or not. Later, Dave
  7. Boelcke WAS NOT shot down. He "bumped" against the aircraft of another one of his unit's pilots. The pilot he "bumped" was just able to make it back to the field. The damage was more severe on Boelcke's aircraft which led to structural failure and his fatal crash. Later, Dave
  8. Having been stationed at Travis and now living in the local area I have been to the museum a number of times. They even have some of my handiwork on display in their extensive model collection. Later, Dave
  9. Sometime over the weekend I will have to take a picture of what Microscale had as it has the stripes and a shark's mouth. Microscale, now Superscale, has not always had a reputation for high accuracy. This could very well be another example of it. Later, Dave
  10. My ex pointed out to me that the "Noli Mi Tangeray" on the tail insignia was the book by Jose Rizal. Several years later I now have it and have read it as well. I don't normally read fiction, but that was a very good book. I can always do a second Shark. I just checked my current Shark and Microscale had three diagonal red lines going through the national insignia which I would imagine would indicate either a flight or squadron commander. I don't see that on what you have right now, but if it had them, I imagine that you will be including them. Later, Dave
  11. I had an old 72nd Microscale sheet with the Shark of Zambales on it, and it now resides on my display table, which is quickly running out of space. Looking forward to the new sheets. Later, Dave
  12. Ah, so that must be your Asawa in your avatar. Mas Maganda! My ex was a koriput Ilocana. I was always asking her to have her sister or herself on her trips to the P.I. to get me a book with lots of pictures of PAF aircraft. Never happened. I have done a P-51D in PAF markings and plan on doing some other subjects as well. Later, Dave
  13. Are the T-28 decals also going to be in 72nd? I remember when Gringo and his guys tried their coup attempt. Fortunately I was already back in the states at the time. I would also like to do another PAF F-8. Later, Dave
  14. Let me know when you start selling outside of the Philippine market. I picked up an Academy kit of the T-50 a couple of months ago, and when I go to build it, I plan to do the PAF version. I also got some aftermarket F-16 gear assemblies so it can at least have a gear of its own instead of the stand that Academy gives you. Later, Dave
  15. I did the C-141B about thirty years ago. The main thing that I can remember right now is that I may or may not have used C-130 prop spinners for the engine exhaust cones. When finished it originally resided at the Beale AFB museum. A couple of years later after spending a year in the Philippines and being assigned to Travis AFB, I was able to get it back, do some minor repair work and it is now on display at the Travis Museum. Beale had taken it out of display at the time I got it back, and later their museum was shut down. All in all is was a rather straight forward build, just like a lot of the Rareplanes kits were. I'm thinking I may have used some rather large fishing weights to keep it on it's nose gear. I did it with everything buttoned up, and stole some seats from an Italeri C-130 and a Hasegawa P-3. Somebody who had waaaaayyyyy to much time on their hands did one with the rear cargo doors opened up and everything all decked out. It was displayed at a now long closed hobby shop in the Torrance area of Los Angeles county. Later, Dave