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  1. Looks like I viewed the airport! The runway heading looks similar... TTR seems to have become bigger. There should be some of the Nighthawks buried underground somewhere there too.
  2. No surprises really. The B-117 is still used for dissimilar combat training specifically because of its levels of stealth and how it represents a few "other countries" levels of stealth in their top-line aircraft. I was poking around on giggle Earth the other day, and noted that the hangars and equipment at Tonopah appear to have gone (or someone has done a nice photoshop job on the area...).
  3. It's a Carpet Monster egg! Get rid of it immediately - before it hatches and you get an infestation of the blighters in your modelling area!!
  4. I certainly agree that production costs are high, but as I commented, these types of locally made, no "stars" involved (apart from a host, perhaps) are far cheaper to make. Hence attractive for broadcast companies. I know of a few youtube channels that have been approached by mainstream TV, simply because the legwork has already been done and the product is there to be put onto the airwaves.
  5. Having the cameras there (regardless of the channel involved with the production) will add an "income stream" to the people creating the items. It can then become viable/profitable. This form of TV show is cheap to make since you don't hire big-name actors (this means greater profits to the channel broadcasting the programme) meaning they fill their allocation of the airwaves & sell advertising, etc.
  6. I'm informed that Boeing used to require senior management to be engineers or some background qualifications, etc. That no longer happens and the "leadership" comes from people with a different mindset to the production staff. When the USAF refuses to accept the finished product because of quality control issues, then requires its own QC staff to final check the tankers prior to acceptance, there are bigger underlying issues.
  7. They didn't have to be too fussy. It's only a mockup after all.
  8. Also "exportable"... At a price-point that a country would be able to afford. This F35ski would need to be substantially cheaper than the Su57 for even the Russian air force to afford.
  9. I'm genuinely amazed that this thread hasn't spiralled off and become at risk of breaking site rules... Well done everyone!
  10. whilst being fashionably dressed
  11. regarding your vehicle's speed...
  12. Very nice work on the cockpit and paintwork so far. I found that the "rubber black" from Tamiya to be quite useful on this kit. (Also had similar fit issue on the lower leading edges).
  13. Terrible news indeed. Nigel's Luft 46 builds and his helicoptery were threads to provide us with education & entertainment in the arts of scratching, whom Nigel was a master. He will be sadly missed. R.i.P.
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