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Joe Hegedus

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

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  1. Hasegawa's weapon set A had a bunch of MK81s in it. I have a dozen laying around here if you want them. Actually, I have a dozen slicks and another dozen high-drag. Your choice.
  2. The Super Hornet should have been the F-24, so the JSF should have been the F-25.
  3. I suspect you'd be better off asking this in an RC forum.
  4. If the steam cats on a 27-Charlie Essex boat can shoot a loaded KA-3 whale off, I don't think they'd have any problem with a Scooter with 3K lbs ofweapons and a centerline tank. A loaded LAU-10 weighs about the same as a MK-82 Snakeeye.
  5. It's a reasonable possibility. I have about 80 or so in the stash, and on average build 20 or so a year. So, not counting new acquisitions I have about a 4 year supply on hand.
  6. Well, there you go then. 🙂
  7. Hasegawa is undoubtably the best option, but they may be a bit hard to find now. The only other option for a TBF/M-1C is the Academy (or ancient FROG) kit, which is not a bad kit in and of itself. Hasegawa has better overall detail and the option of an open weapon bay, and the Academy kit benefits from a replacment prop as the hub in the kit is kinda wonky. There is an Airfix Avenger kit but it is a TBM-3, and there was also an old Lindberg kit that is probably best left alone.
  8. They fit, but work better on the acrylics than the enamels as the plastic of the pop caps is permeable to the organic solvents in the paint; it seals against the liquid but not the vapors. For short-term use they're fine.
  9. I'll admit, I haven't been to Z5 in many months. I kinda gave up on it when I'd check in to the "see new posts", and there be something like 10 or 15 posts since the last time I visited - which was at the time approximatly weekly. It seemed the traffic just dried up, and what was being posted was of no interest to me. I guess my interests just parted ways with the direction the site was going.
  10. Gerry, you oughta know better. BRU-32 is the Hornet parent rack, and supports 14 and 30 inch suspension. The BRU-33 racks are only 14 inch suspension. But the rest is spot-on. As an addendum, the Air Force BRU-57 racks were converted from standard BRU-33/A VERs, so have the racks vertical, but the actual ejector racks are different than those in the BRU-33 as the AF doesn't use that particular rack.
  11. That’s one possibility. The other would be that the name was removed (airplane assigned to a new pilot) and the checkers painted over the red/yellow tips. The Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D canopy will sit correctly in the open position, but that kit has some other things that might turn you off it (shallow main wheel wells and raised flaps), but it builds up pretty easily overall and doesn’t look bad when done. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200132330627690&set=a.10200128978503889&type=3&theater
  12. Considering all the photos you post showing checkers on the wingtips also lack the name on the cowl, it is obvious that the markings changed over time. I'd go with the Eduard instructions unless/until you find a photo with the name on the cowl that contradicts them.
  13. Pretty sure that the steam cat was a post-war development, like the angle deck. At least for WWII US Ships, the installed catapults were hydraulic.
  14. That looks like an interesting kit. I’m not much of a car guy, but kits like this are the kind of cars that I do take an interest in, for reasons similar to yours. They’re what you see in normal life; the cars that we own and use. I would like to see kits of “normal” cars, as I would like to have some models of what I owned and drove. Stuff like a Pontiac Sunbird, Chevy Corsica, VW Jetta, Suburu Forester-even basic, bog-standard pickup trucks. No custom, no lift kits, just a normal, 2WD truck.
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