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  1. I can't speak of the "E" version specifically, but what about the "A"? Are you going to fabricate retractable landing gear? I like where you are going. I think a dozen above and beyond your needs would be a good amount to be cast. Your marketing will be the issue. I'd keep my eyes open for build threads and jump in with your part(s). C2j
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    Unread. C2j
  3. This is about as close as I can come. That would be Huey on the left...
  4. Really nice job there! You even caught that the very first XP-38 had inward turning props. Well done. C2j
  5. From WiKi: The aerodynamic configuration of Tejas is based on a delta-wing layout with shoulder-mounted wings. The control surfaces include three-section slats on the wing's outer leading edge while the inboard sections of the wings have additional slats to generate vortex lift over the inner wing and high-energy air-flow along the tail fin to enhance high-AoA stability. The wing trailing edge fits two-segment elevons to provide pitch and roll control. The only empennage-mounted control surfaces are the single-piece rudder and two airbrakes, located in the upper rear part of the fu
  6. It has been said that "everything" that could be painted Gulf Orange was. Lore has it that at one time even even the tire sidewalls were painted orange. These picture may show that - or not... But, you asked about the Gulfhawk IV Grumman G58. You are correct that there seem to be very few pictures of Gulfhawk IV. This is the only picture I have where you can see the landing gear. It looks to me that "everything" was painted Gulf Orange - gear legs, insides of main and aux gear doors and maybe even inside the wheel wells...
  7. WOW!! That is beautiful work on the slats. My hat is off to you! And in 1/72 no less... C2j
  8. Your attention to detail - even in 1/72 - is impressive. This will really "pop" with the extra work! The inclusion of positionable wing slats on a 1/72 scale model is commendable. It is marred by physical limitations in molding technology - in real life the "step" along the aft edge of the slat cut out is only 1 or 2mm and when the slat is closed the trailing edge is flush with the wing top. That's just too hard to do - especially in 1/72! Smoothing the step with putty and making new slats from .005 sheet is probably over the top. The slats were actuated aerodynami
  9. I claim total ignorance about Spitfire minutia. This is a reasonable place to start even though it is mostly about decals... Spitfire early war.pdf Spitfire Mk I.pdf Take the time to read the information. Fundekals did a good job on their research. C2j
  10. 3000 1/32 scale Viggins. Hmmmmm... C2j
  11. I always identified the civilian models by the two "egg" shaped fuel tanks. At least one model kit has the earlier "rectangular" tank behind the rotor mast. Otherwise as Steven says - just paint and plusher interior. John
  12. I had the privilege of seeing Drew's work in person at the Charlotte Scale Modelers club meeting last night. The work he has done on this old kit is just stunning. Far beyond my abilities (or level of patience). Drew, thanks for sharing your build with the club. Can't wait to see it finished. C2j
  13. Chris, I'm in Charlotte. PM me your mailing address. I can help. C2j
  14. Those are all really nicely done. I guess I'm partial to the H-19 for the colors. Good job! C2j
  15. I enjoy adding details that I know are there too, but I'd have to ask myself how much will be visible without picking up the model and using a flashlight to peer through the windscreen? C2j
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