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  1. No much on shows. My greatest pleasure has always been in the research end of the build; the selection of a particular airframe. assembling pictures of same and attempting to duplicate the accurate markings. In the few instances where I have displayed at a show, I will include one or more photos of the original along with the model. Not done to influence or educate the judges, but simply to demonstrate the inspiration for my build. If you look at my library compared to my output, I definitely rather read than construct.
  2. Looks like Bruce can loosen his flight suit - he isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
  3. Wasn't the prone position tried as a way to limit the effect of G-forces on the pilot?
  4. Its use was intended as an advisory to North Korea more so than its effect against ISIS - hence the publicity.
  5. Tervo's, on Nassau Boulevard, just south of the Incorporated Village of Garden City, Long Island, New York. I spent many hours there in the mid-1950s among the Monogram balsa airplanes and the first plastic offerings of Aurora, Lindberg and Revell. Those were wonderful, uncomplicated days and only a 10-minute bicycle ride away from home. Nothing "exotic" such as Airfix or Frog ever graced Tervo's shelves, indeed I'm not sure if we even knew about such things at the time. As I was away from the hobby for a number of years in the early '60s, my first recollection about the vast number of 1/72 models that had become available was one day in the Summer of 1968 when I happened to drop by a small shop in Washington, D.C., where I was stationed at the time. I was absolutely amazed at what had happened during my 10 year absence.
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  7. Now that is wicked good!
  8. Many years ago I drew several lines on an upstairs windowsill of my parents' house to correspond with the location of sunrise at the times of the winter solstice, the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and the summer solstice. This morning I called on what little of Druid there might be in my Scottish heritage and stationed myself at the window to await sunrise. I'm happy to report that the sun rose exactly in line with the equinox indicator that I drew so many years ago. Apparently all is right with the World for at least another year!
  9. Very hard to tell from many Hornet pictures as the actuator housing is quite small, but it appears as if they were situated on upper left and lower right surfaces. From their size it would be hard to fault you for their complete elimination.
  10. Was a live weapon ever deployed from one of these airframes or did the capability exist as a design concept and inert carry only?
  11. I've done a number of Frog kits over the years and still have quite a few to go through. The choice of topics was superb and offered just the right amount of detail to look complete OOB yet was able to provide a good base for those interested in detailing. Here are some of my favorite subjects:
  12. http://www.shipcamouflage.com/specialtopics/BlueFlightDecks.html
  13. Still have my Calgary White Hat from the mid-'60s. Not so white or crisp anymore, but I'll visit it on the top shelf of a closet where it has rested for many years.