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Rich in name only

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  1. Good to know! Haven't found Silent Service anywhere else. Even did a search on You Tube with no luck. Must have been quite a while ago but everything before yesterday was quite a while ago.
  2. Have not been on in a few months. How are photos added now? I see recent posts with Photobucket blocks, recent posts with the small square with an X in it, and recent posts with clear sharp photos. What is working that does not require a Photobucket work-around? Thanks! Rich PS I'll try the drag files below.
  3. First time on ARC in a couple of months---surprised no one replied but it would have been to tell you that you posted in the Ships Modeling section. You might want to shift over to the airplane, jets department.
  4. Steve---put B-47, which went to Edwards, in for comparison of assembly time. Some questioned whether it would be assembled in time. Ended up taking about the same time.
  5. Nice job! But don't have hi-res printer or a 350th modern CV. Hope folk find out about this---adds greatly to the finished model.
  6. Always good to see interesting Revell AZ work. Looks great! Nice job on the PE.
  7. Add WV-2 (EC-121K) static. It's the one from Chanute. Plan is for it to be assembled and open in time. Many components already there and fuselage is on the trailer. WAR Facebook page shows that they got the B-47 back together in a bit over 2 weeks so there's plenty of time.
  8. glad I didn't know of it in advance. Have seen each plane so a 1.5 hour normal drive would have been ruined. the F-22 and P-51 flew out of Battle Creek--watched from yard and neighbor open areas. Great shots by your buddy and you!
  9. wondered what their MiG kits would look like completed. Good job!!!!
  10. Agree that chart is too modern--number of stripes/position, and middle star are significant. One small aside---marshaller has cap on: okay since wearing ear protectors. At that time there was variation about caps on the flight line. Some NCOs/officers mandated wearing them while others wouldn't allow it. Some of the difference was based somewhat objectively whether working props or jets.
  11. Been off ARC for a while so apologies for late reply. One important thing about cutting wings in general is to be sure how the top and bottom surfaces vary. They may not line up on the real plane (like upper surface break is closer to fuselage than bottom. Another point, and pertinent to F6F, is non-straight lines. Just cutting with a large saw can result in a noticeably inaccurate model. Close check of photos very important.
  12. True story (look it up): Czechoslovakia had a seagoing merchant marine. Slovakia still does. In the 70s one of the big tuna "boats" in San Diego was registered with home port of Las Vegas. You can bet on this all being true!
  13. Cockpit is different (totally different layout), IFR boom different, fin different, MLG doors different, NLG different. I think you could use the stabilizers and tail gun but if you wanted an EB the tail cones are completely different. In short, there is almost nothing visible that you could use on a B-66 based on how conversions are done now (complete wings and fuselages). A Trumpeter A3 fuselage can be cut at seam lines and you could use the rear fuselage with reasonable accuracy but still need to fill/sand/scribe NEW (not rescribe) the fin/rudder. Price of an A3 for 2-5 parts?
  14. C-47s are C-47s. C-53s are C-53s. So Dorice should be built from a C-47 kit. Like Cubs2Jets says, C-53s had what looked like a DC-3 passenger door (modified for removal/opening for troop jumps. There were other significant differences but what is visible are small details.
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