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  1. Sonoran

    Liberator tail

    It can't be that hard to pop them off and re-glue them in the correct position...
  2. Sonoran

    Liberator tail

    What do you think?
  3. Nice! I have a couple of those in the stash. Planning to do the one with the Kiwi roundel “zap” from the Fündekals sheet.
  4. Those are beautiful! What brand/type of paint did you use for the fluorescent red? That is notoriously difficult to paint.
  5. THANK YOU!!! You are the FIRST person other than myself who I have ever heard of who has noticed the major gaffe on the intakes. And unfortunately, the AlleyCat engine set looks just as bad as the kit. The intake lips are sharp instead of blunt, and the intakes themselves are probably 15-20% too large in area. This and the windscreen issues have put me off building this kit, as badly as I would love to have a Nimrod in my collection.
  6. Sonoran

    My Next Build

    Hahahah... I think the very first one I bought was a princely $1.49 at the original Squadron Shop location in Detroit! It was the first Airfix kit I had ever seen in the flesh. Airfix was pretty exotic stuff in Detroit in the mid-1970s.
  7. Sonoran

    My Next Build

    Where did you read that? Sure, it was underpowered, but so was just about every jet fighter of its era. Otherwise it did its job admirably, although simply due to the time period it was in service, it never fired a shot in anger as far as I'm aware. They were in service for a very long time with a lot of NATO allies. I'd hardly call it a failure.
  8. I always wondered why that Air France Caravelle pilot was landing on the wrong end of the runway, and why the runway was adjacent to the parking apron and passenger gates
  9. Sonoran

    Grey confusion

    The paint shop diagrams call for 16081, not 26076.
  10. The spring and summer of 1940 were noted for having especially fine weather
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    If you could post a photo of what you’re interested in that would be helpful.
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    F-5 aggressors have been around for going on 50 years, in both the USAF and the Navy. You need to narrow your question WAAAAAAAY down
  13. Sonoran


    No. Warren had original Kodachrome 25 slides he had shot, and it was a very orange red.
  14. I need to see photographic proof that there was an SNJ on a fleet carrier in 1941. I have been looking at photos from that time period for most of my life, and I’ve never seen even one photo, and never seen any mention anywhere in any book about carrier aviation that they were there. People *say* all kinds of things, but without the photographic proof, it’s just wind over the deck.
  15. The GE also has a noticably bigger thrust reverser arm fairing on the bottom.
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