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  1. Mine was easy. “Nick” flows through the generations on my dads side. We “russionized” it given his birth country. And no I’m not suggesting “Nick” but you get the idea. Look to your ancestors for inspiration. We are the mechanism through which our ancestors have continuity.
  2. Just read that Tamiya announced at Nuremberg its officially releasing the F for Freddie version. Guess I’ve been seeing things in this thread HA
  3. Well if it doesn’t involve white I DIY. or I’ve worked with Draw Decal. No idea if he still does custom work. https://www.drawdecal.com/about/
  4. So many new kits released... I’ll drop this here. Seems to have an example from just about every USMC HOK-1 operator https://www.ragay.nl
  5. Just found this great website while I was scouting about looking for different marking options. Hard to tell with B&W photos but I think they were all 34097 https://www.ragay.nl
  6. Great question. Never seen a photo of a USMC OA-4M or A-4M on a boat or come across well, anything for that matter, that indicated they kept up their Car Quals. Obviously that doesn't mean it didn't happen, just that I've never seen any evidence. Brazil, different story: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiD-q2j2-zmAhUaZc0KHVvzDJIQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffoxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com%2Ftheres-a-magical-place-where-a-4-skyhawks-still-fly-off-1594183306&psig=AOvVaw2liw6MzBEhHMNKp1lUNeH8&ust=1578322395447713
  7. Trying to get my hands on the decals from B-17 Fortress Mk. I Italeri - No. 1304 for Mary Ann from the movie Air Force. If you have the kit and aren't going to do that scheme, let me know.
  8. Trying to get a read on the “operating room green” cockpit color . Found some interesting images https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/6435665213/in/album-72157628027548881/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/6486319041/in/album-72157628027548881/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/6560777769/in/album-72157628027548881/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/6568777425/in/album-72157628027548881/
  9. And here I was going to say rubbish/photoshop/bad restoration But here it is over on Tommy’s site http://tailhooktopics.blogspot.com/2015/04/cockpits.html couple of pics down. Man that is a funny shade of green
  10. https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/81569-warning-not-lsp-related-got-the-tamiya-p-38fg-today/&do=findComment&comment=1158883
  11. From over on Bullseyes FB Page. Going to print now, will be available though Sprue Brothers when ready
  12. Interesting read https://sobchak.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/article-why-the-u-s-air-force-did-not-use-the-f-47-thunderbolt-in-the-korean-war/ “Years of lean budgets and the neglect of tactical air power meant that by 1950 there were simply not enough Thunderbolts and associated spare parts left to support long-term combat operations. During World War II, 15,683 Thunderbolts were produced–more than any other American fighter. Of this total, an estimated one third were destroyed in combat, a third were scrapped after the war, and the remaining third went into storage, served with the Air National Guard, or were sold to foreign governments. Late-model F-47Ds and F-47Ns remained in service with a few active-duty Air Force units until the late 1940s, and the Air National Guard did not retire its last Thunderbolts until 1955. When the Korean War began, there were 1,167 F-47s on hand, but most of these were in storage–only 265 Thunderbolts were active in ANG units and they were all considered second-line aircraft. (24) Additionally, the rapid demobilization after World War II affected the supply system and the availability of spares for the Thunderbolts throughout the post-war years. For instance, the 23rd Fighter Group stationed on Guam in 1947 had pilots who had not accumulated the required night time flying hours because their Jugs lacked functioning flight instruments. The group’s historian noted “the installation of these instruments is contemplated in the near future, depending of course, upon Tech Supply.” (25) Historian Kenneth P. Werrell was told the F-47 was not used in Korea primarily because of the lack of spare parts. (26)”
  13. Course now I think I know who sleepy is. Next time I see him I’ll have to ask what the fuss about daco is
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