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  1. Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale Huey

    I was scared stiff that I was gonna fall out of the thing! gary
  2. Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale Huey

    I always stepped off the Heuy to the left side of the door gunner's position till I had a very bad experience. He didn't get the door latched, and the M60 hung up on it. The door slide forward as the chopper flared during an insertion. Not much, but maybe six or eight inches. After that I went out the right side of the door gunner with Top pushing me off the skid. Your post is quite correct! This is why we saw so many Hueys without doors. gary
  3. Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D---WOW!

    guess I won't buy it then gary
  4. 1/48 CH-53E

    somewhere I have an Academy MH53 in my stash. Have not looked at it in years, but could be talked into a trade. What I really wanted was a Jolly Green Giant. gary
  5. Kitty Hawk 1/48th scale Huey

    Did I hear the 1/35th kit is finally coming, or is it still a dream? I suspect that the next chopper will be a B or C Heuy. That way we can build a rocket ship or a generic gunship. Maybe even a combo of the two weapons systems. I've seen hunter killer teams that had two gunships and one out front chopper with a search light roll thru about an hour before dawn. Just all kinds of options. Cobras when I was on the ground, were the new kid on the block. Most all were kinda generic looking till they'd been down town a couple months. Personally, I'd like to see Kitty Hawk do a 1/35th scale H34 in Marine trim. This airframe was used by several special op's units due to it long range and yet able to carry a good load. gary
  6. Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D---WOW!

    Now I can build a Korean War Corsair out of this kit; right? Being as the Corsair in Korea was used as a fighter bomber (guess we could say that), does it come with the correct hard points and weapons systems? Anyway I'm buying one when the newness wears off the price tag<g>! gary
  7. 1/32 A-1E conversion

    I've seen at least three different canopies on wide body airframes. Two were very similar other than very dark tint on one. The one that really caught my eye was one that had all the middle glass replaced with metal. It was just bare metal! Think it was a Special Operations plane that operated with SOG. Although it could well have been Search & Rescue. I'd really like to have this conversion, but at $115 it's alittle out of my income bracket when you add the price of a Trumpeter kit in the mix. Maybe Trumpeter or somebody else will take a hint and do an A1E that's affordable. gary
  8. AMK 1/48 Kfir New Tool

    where's my F100D?????? I told you many moons ago to market the weapons sets separately for guys who bought other kits. Fine example would be your new F100D with some parts from other kits, or better yet taking weapons for this kit or that kit and use them on another Tomcat. glt
  9. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    And how well wee know! I need new glasses and about half my body replaced (girl friend says start at the shoulders and go up). Doctor says to be thinking about new knees, but then he says he doesn't know where to start. Right now I take no medicines, and finally got my blood pressure down to the low side (it never was super high). Just not fun getting old! gary
  10. AMK 1/48 Kfir New Tool

    kind of a dumb question, and it never occurred to me prior. I noticed the way you (AMK) machined the spru for the weapons systems. Looks like a guy could paint them just setting on a table top (or wherever). A true work aid for us old guys. gary
  11. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    dang! A get together for us old guys! (I just turned 72) glt
  12. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Alright! Now I gotta ask for you to do the version the Marines bought (KIFIR F21?) With that version, I'd be good for at least another kit if not two. Lastly; with the L29 kit out (I love it), how about some hard points and weapons for it? gary
  13. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I'll call Victory next week and order in a pair of kits. gary
  14. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    what's the time frame for the 1/48th KIFIR? gary
  15. 1/48 RF-4 Phantom. Which Kit Is "Good"?

    my conversion only came with the wings! Why? gary