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Joe Hegedus

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About Joe Hegedus

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  • Birthday 10/11/1965

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    Patuxent River, Maryland
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    US carrier aviation, post-WWII; Modern RAF/RN; Flight Test aircraft; some odds and ends...

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  1. Use the default autoblade settings for Washi sheets (it comes up blade setting 2, force 17, speed 7, and 1 pass on my machine).
  2. Agreed. I built one (converted it to a C-152 II a few years ago) as the airplane I soloed and took my checkride it. Biggest problems were self-induced due to the conversion bits required (wingtip droops, modifications to the cowl), the basic kit was quite decent. I think it may be a tad underscale though (close to 1/50?). https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3874724083260&set=a.3874723963257
  3. OK, I just checked my spares; I don't have that specific tank (odd, as I have a Monogram Razorback built that I used a flat tank from the bubbletop on - I should have the leftover but I don't). I do have an extra flat tank from the Monogram Bubbletop, and a crap-ton of cylindrical paper tanks from various other kits. You're welcome to either.
  4. Just to clarify, you need a cylindrical tank from a Monogram P-47? I may have one in the spares box; I'll take a look and let you know.
  5. If the XP-51G used a Griffon engine, then yes you can use that prop. If it had a Merlin (or Allison, or pretty much any other engine), then no. The Griffon turned the opposite direction from the Merlin, so it used a left-hand prop. Merlins and most other engines used right-handed props.
  6. No alcoholic beverages at the bench. No computer in the shop (too much distraction from actual building).
  7. Off the top of my head, a boxing of the Revell 1/32 WIldcat included a book on WWII USN Fighters, the 1/48 TBD Devastator had a book on WWII USN bombers, the 1/48 F9F Panther had part 1 of USN Jets. There was also a part 2 USN Jets that I t hink was in a 1/72 F-14 boxing of the newer Revell AG kit, one on the Century Series that I think was in a 1/48 F-105 kit, and one on the Blue Angels. I don't know what kit the Blue Angel one came with. All were from written by Bert Kinzey.
  8. That WAS the rollout scheme. It was painted over the white/orange flight test markings, I believe. The white/orange ships had ejection seats, basically the same seat as an FA-18A/B (not NACES).
  9. Other than the rollout scheme that was in the first Italeri kit, I don't think they exist. That said, it's not hard to put together a set from the spares box and dry-transfer letters for the "Bell-Boeing" on the fuselage side.
  10. QF-4N is based on the F-4B kit, which was never retooled with recessed panel lines. It is raised.
  11. I still think that "How to Build Plastic Aircraft Models", by Roscoe Creed and published by Kalmbach, to be a very good basic instruction manual on what it takes to build a decent model. It's not completely up-to-date with the latest products and fad techniques, but is strong on the basics. It was published back in the 80s, but shouldn't be too hard to find a copy second hand. The ISBN is 0-89024-065-5.
  12. Differences in color/shade can be due to several things: new paint against old paint that has been weathered/stained, different lots of paint that are labled the same color, or use of a different shade because that's all that was available.
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