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About Dennis_C

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  1. This is going to be a special hobby year probably. Great sets at great quality and in my area of interest.
  2. Sword is seriously covering AEW theme:) great job!
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    1/72 Eduard Bf-109 G

    True 1/72 revolution - spit mk.ix, bf-109g, fw-190a are definitely revolutionary selection. Hellcat or bf-110 were at least those requiring state-of-the-art kits.
  4. Retracted as any airplane is beautiful even those of unusual charm. I just spotted a glass of wine (or it's 1:1 scale model) on one of the construction photoes.
  5. Yeah. Glass of wine is something you need to have prior to looking at THAT "airplane".
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    US Coast Guard HUS-1G (later H-34G) Fuel Tank

    The most useful photo I saw on the web is here https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/h-34/h-34_walk.shtml Also a nice drawing of this pylon is available in squadron/signal in action series book on H-34. Tank itself is pretty standard - true. I personally got a resin tank destined for H-37 - it's the same.
  7. Nice pair of Caudrons! And excellent job as always! Surprise to see some elegantly looking aircraft in your collection:)
  8. Oh! Lovely helicopter and great job done on it. Seems main challenge during construction was not to accedentally drop it into paint bottle
  9. Fun model indeed. I can only applaud to those brave who are able to glue two piece of vacform transparencies together Anyway nice to see another twin-boomer I did not knew before.
  10. Very nice bird, and USCG scheme fits it very well! And great construction work too! I would add to your comment about adding something personal to the model - it works with mainstream kits well too. As soon as you decide to assemble a specific airplane from a photo or from the squadron history it immediately turns out you need to add/remove some bumps, you need different armament, you figure out model inaccuracies... Fixing all that transforms a standard kit into a unique personal model. Vacform, injection, resin, scratch - whatever you start with you always get something personal as soon as you make a step aside from the instruction.
  11. Another unique bird, we could never know about. Moa, I suspect you possess the largest collection of 20-30s types in the world! That's fascinating to look at all these cuties
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    Italian TF and F-104G

    Hi Giorgio, Thank you for very detailed answer! That is the most fascinating part in modelling - to get deep understanding of a piece of history - how politics were influencing structure of air force units, what were different configurations of armament again dictated by military or political circumstances. And now I think I'm clear about my Starfighter configuration A true rocket, armed with just two rockets! Should be looking speedy. Just need to go and remove all the underwing holes diligently done by Hasegawa engineer. Ciao! Dennis.
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    Italian TF and F-104G

    Yeah - seems the life of F-104G in interceptor role was fairly short in Italy as they got quickly replaced with F-104S in 4, 9 and 53 stormo. So this version just did not get all the clearance to carry variety of configurations. Also as I understand - 5 and 6 stormi were caccia bombardieri to be armed with B61 nukes in case of war. And 3 stormo was reconnaissance where Starfighters were carrying recce pods.
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    Italian TF and F-104G

    I will partially answer to myself - at least I found Belgian F-104G in the configuration I'm thinking about - photo from here: http://thecombatworkshop.blogspot.com/2016/11/sidewinder-overview-part-i-aim-9b.html Still interesting if Italy ever had their intercettori configured in the same way. And Norway did it another way around
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    Revell Hunter Canopy error?

    In Revell Hunter the canopy is also wider to accomodate for the possibility to model it open. Can this add to the problem too? And I actually looked at my Hunter (1/72) I assembled 10 years ago OOB before I started to bother looking at pictures/plans/etc. Anhedral looks right.