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Aerobat

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  1. Quite the journey from where you had to start. Magnificent result!!
  2. What an inspiring build of this fascinating subject! I first saw CF-BQM on the way to Quebec where it would get the Belvedere colors. I photographed it later in 1981 at Calgary before restoration. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Barkley-Grow-T8P-1/2369585/L I look forward to the rest of your journey.
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    Aeromodeller/MAP Plans still available somewhere?

    Thank you, I will pass this on. I have not seen this particular set of drawings, but the other MAP airliners I have show at least a few those section drawings I mention above.
  4. I have a friend looking for Vickers Viscount plans with contour sections in the drawings for a 3D project. Is there a source for MAP plan number 2358 on the Vickers Viscount 700 and 800 (or anything similar)? I have looked at the Aviation News (vol 7 no 4) set, but there are no fuselage or airfoil sections .... and those are not always the most accurate.
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    Atlantis 1/72nd DC-9

    Aurora original kit parts. Later releases had the passenger windows filled in. http://imgur.com/gallery/ObbzC
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    CF-18A Balkan Rats

    Quoting part of the article at the World Socialist Web Site : "Canada contributed just 18 CF-18 jets to the 800-strong aerial armada NATO deployed against Yugoslavia. But the CAF boasts that Canadian pilots participated in fully ten percent of all bombing missions against Yugoslavia. In two-and-a-half months, Canadian pilots reportedly flew 678 sorties, including 558 bombing missions. Because of bad weather and Yugoslav ground-to-air attacks, Canadian planes actually dropped bombs in just 224 missions, but their targets were spread across the breadth of Serbia and Kosovo. Canadian planes launched 361 laser-guided bombs and 171 regular, 220-kilogram bombs. According to Defence Minister Art Eggleton, so highly did NATO think of Canadian military expertise, that Canadian pilots were asked to lead more than half of the missions in which they took part."
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    1:72 AW Argosy - Mach 2

    I bought the Elan Cargo one and while it has the small and large thimble noses, it only has the rounded civil rear cargo doors. Gary
  8. Thank you for the quick response - It pays to be an early shopper. My Ebay transaction won't go through as shipping is not specified by the seller (although it shows up as "free" in the summary). I have sent a total request to the seller........ Ebay used to be so simple. Gary
  9. Hi Michael, How much was your shipping to the USA? Wanting one of these, I asked about shipping via Ebay on their listing, but never got an answer. Gary
  10. December 2015 release date announced for the T-28 Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=984990994886520&id=736521713066784
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    Hasegawa Mu-2's civil & military

    Like Andre said, not really rare kits. There is just a real rarity of decals out there for different markings. Just a note on the kits: The short bodied Mu-2 has been released several times in Japanese military markings. If you're thinking of doing one as a corporate (civilian) one from this kit, those usually carry the larger wing tip tanks like the long body Mu-2 kit. Not hard to do; splice in a couple of small sections of plastic tube fore and aft of the wing using the big ones as a guide. Gary
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    1/72 firefighting aircraft

    Some decals out there to make a firebomber or two. http://www.syhartdecal.fr/references.php?lang=ENG&ref=72/144-913&page=description Part one in this series is for the CL-415 and Lockheed C-130 - both are available in 1/144 and 1/172 Previously mentioned Mike West at Lonestar Models has a few decals as well as the conversions. http://www.lonestarmodels.com/Decals.html scroll down the page to the tankers & spotters Draw Decals (also in the USA) have a firebomber line. http://www.shopdrawdecal.com/searchresults.asp?cat=2184 Some of the markings require kit modifications (like the turbo Trackers and Tigercats), but there conversions are out there. Now if it's a weekend project, Minicraft issued their 1/144 DC-6 in Conair firebomber markings you might find on-line or at Ebay.
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    Combat Conversions - 1/72 Firecat

    Mike, Unfortunately, I don't know anything about Combat Conversions but since you've had no response so far ....... is this the same Turbo Firecat conversion as Wolfram Witschel's ? http://www.modellwolf.de/conversion/conversion.html I bought mine from Wolfram a year or two ago without problems. This might be a back up plan if you can't get in touch with Combat. Gary PS Thanks for the heads up on the Skyart decals. They are news to me
  14. Wow!!! I spent some time at the Airfix stand at Telford and was amazed with the kit. It's good to have Airfix back on top and you have really brought the Tiffy to life.
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    What are your favorite aviation films

    A lot of movies mentioned brought back some good memories. One not mentioned yet that had some great flying scenes is "The Hunters" with Robert Mitchum - Sabres and (F-84) Migs over Korea in colour
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