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  1. Grey Ghost 531

    Great name for a town

    Vermont has a "Tickle Naked Pond".
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    Question about Re-scribing Panel Lines

    I second the razor saw for scribing putty. A light treatment with thin CA can help too.
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    Silly week on eBay?

    Well, I've seen people ask for more for worse. And I didn't see a claim of "pro-built" anywhere.
  4. Grey Ghost 531

    OOB RF-4B Hasegawa 1/48

    She really looks the part to me, and I worked in the hanger next door.
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    Masking over decals

    Little bits of paper over the decal image and Tamiya tape over that where the adhesive only touches non-decaled surfaces. MAYBE Tamiya tape won't pull off decals, but I don't take the risk.
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    AIM-9 question

    The carriers that had bad fires were the Oriskany, Forrestal and the Enterprise. Oriskany's fire was caused by an ordnance man accidentally igniting a flare during stowage and then chucking the burning flare into a magazine full of flares and then shutting the door. I think both the Forrestal and Enterprise fires were caused by accidental launch of a rocket on the flight deck during flight ops. The Forrestal's fire is what initiated thermal coating being applied to bombs.
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    Maybe it's Time for some Hawkeyes...

    I'd like to get VAW-113 off the I/O cruise of the Coral Sea in '79-'80. I paid for a sheet once but never got it.
  8. Grey Ghost 531

    Some cool Sci Fi from Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    The Ghidorah diorama was good, I liked the illuminated explosions with building chunks embedded. I think the Thunderbird 2 is the DeAgostini Modelspace kit that you can get for only 24 installments of £39.99. Thanks for posting!
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    Possible piece of Zacto History?!

    Not model related but a similar story: My wife volunteers at the local library. One of the books that came in donations for the semi-annual book sale fundraiser was a kid's book, one of those "Scholastic Book Fair" books. She looked it over and inside the cover was a stick-on book plate with her niece's name on it. It was about 25 years old from 100 miles south. The next time we were down to visit she gave the book back to her niece. It was pretty funny.
  10. I put together paper kits of the Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin about 40 years ago. They was 1:200 and they were pretty damn big. My brother was an airship fan so I built them for him. I built a 747-400 in 1:200 so he'd have something for scale. Also, the old Hawk vac-formed Zep; if you built it as the Los Angeles was 1:200.
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    May releases

    Yay! Thanks.
  12. Grey Ghost 531

    May releases

    Hey Kursad, Is there any action on the Revell box scale missile sheet you were considering a while back? Thanks!
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    question on FH Phantom

    Thanks Paul, but, if it's not already in my stash, I don't need it. I've already got enough to last until I'm 250 years old and I kind of like old, crappy kits. I can't wait to see your build of the new one though.
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    question on FH Phantom

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    question on FH Phantom

    Does anybody have the Ginter book on the FH? I'd like to know if the engine ducting intrudes into the main gear wells. Also, is the ceiling of the well the undersurface of the wing skin or is the well not as deep as the wing thickness? I don't really need a picture as I'm not super detailing, I'll guess as to details. I just want to block out the open hole in the MPM 1/72 FH. I haven't been able to find any undersurface pictures on the inner tubes. Thanks Dave