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Jackson Duvalier

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  1. You had better luck with the HGW rivets than I did on the 1/72 razorback. Very nice model you made there.
  2. With the 1/72 P-40N Hasegawa include a decal for the nose art on both sides, which I find suspect, although I used both anyway. There seems a strong urge on behalf of some manufacturers to assume bilateral symmetry WRT nose art. I just don't see some artsy bloke making the effort to get exactly the same freehand painting on each side while there was a war on and so many other duties to attend.
  3. Nice to see an early Avenger! The old girl scrubs up well, I really like the raised rivets here.
  4. Looks good so far. How have you found the building of the kit? Did it go together well? I have a Fujimi E-2C and the tooling looks less sophisticated than later Fujimi kits. The props in particular are obviously compromised by the mould design.
  5. I can't vouch for total accuracy as I merely lifted that summary from Goodthink-pedia, but it appears the Dash Five block had the transparencies, bomb racks, and gun arrangement most of us typically associate with "P-40N." I'm curious as to how thoroughly an airframe used in Alaska would (or would not) be refinished. Those birds got weathered something terrible.
  6. P-40Ns are a bit of a worm tin with regard to production blocks and options and I make no pretense at expertise. Just a warning that P-40N production was about as heterogeneous as could be whilst remaining a single mark. Some P-40Ns only carried four guns, for instance; some didn't have the trademark P-40N greenhouse and so on. Check your photos and references! Here's a basic outline, shamelessly lifted from the world's biggest (cough) "objective" open-source reference site:
  7. Not to be a wet blanket, but I'm pretty sure Corsair wheel wells were painted the overall underside colour (i.e., white for an F4U-1A). You could save yourself some effort with the masking.
  8. Congratulations on your build! I've heard this isn't the easiest kit to get together. Never even heard of that one. Off to do some research!
  9. Looking good, Jimbob. I'm also of the mind that Tamiya's stock engine is quite good enough for most purposes short of an all-out contest build. It looks good without wiring and great with it.
  10. Fox Two, the above Corsair appears to be an AU-1, a ground attack derivative of the F4U-7 (if I remember correctly). It has a four-bladed prop, a different cowling, wheels, extended nose, etc. Short version is you can't build one of those from the Tamiya F4U-1D, but I think Hasegawa offers one if you must have the gull grey over white. I look forward to watching your build-- Tamiya Corsairs are excellent and fun to build.
  11. You did a great job of getting this one together, Mark. Especially considering this is a limited run kit and you've recently picked up the hobby.
  12. Really excellent footage there. Makes me want to build an HO3S-1.
  13. I tried to model Levine's Spitfire, but it didn't turn out as well as yours... in fact it didn't turn out at all. You're off to a pretty good start with the weathering.
  14. That is a beautiful little model of an attractive aircraft. Well done, sir, well done!
  15. Fun and profit, mostly, plus the thrill of exercising power for it's own sake under the fig leaf of altruism. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” C.S. Lewis was right, as usual. I like your model, Bentwaters.
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