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  1. That it has a figure would have sold me on it anyway. (or did you add it?) On the rough edges of the intake trim, I'd expect that the normal tiny particulate stuff in the atmosphere at sea-level and ground-level altitudes would cause wear on that paint no matter what else was true. Grand looking model. Especially like the opening nose.
  2. Thanks! Will write that down. And probably use it for model rockets and sci-fi projects more than warbirds. 😄
  3. Thanks to the effects of having a couple other neurological things happening on top of autism, in order to use the web at all, I have to employ ad blockers, script blockers, GIF blockers, and ESPECIALLY the GIF blockers, those flashy flickery things are pure demonic spawn for sure. Have been wondering for a few years now how long it will be until I am fully shut out of using the web. Oh well, such is life.
  4. Here's another one to see what the response to it is; https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/lift1.html
  5. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/no-one-can-explain-why-planes-stay-in-the-air/
  6. ... and a miniatures game, imagine the fun one could have with figures for it ... in varying degrees of realism, satire, and outright farce ...
  7. Our local creative writers group meets Saturday mornings. We do a 20 minute timed writing exercise to one or more prompts. Today's is over & we won't meet the fourth of July, but there is email and we do send suggestions ...
  8. Remember that being discussed somewhere back then when I was a kid in the pre-internet age. That people would not understand one box equals one kit, and what mindset would lead to that conclusion was a mystery to me. Then again I had begun building models around 5 years old in the 1960s and had by that late 70s mentioned almost a decade's experience with kit contents. But, even so, my reaction was something along the lines of, These are the people who think I dream of Jeannie is a documentary, right? Interesting that, when you realize that I'm also the person who sees a peanut butter jar boldly proclaiming "NEW LOOK!" and says "WHAT "new look"? It's still beige and pasty."
  9. A most ironically appropriate typo. 🤣 the plane is Lightning with no e. Putting that e in lightening gives one, https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7798
  10. My brother speaks German pretty well, will have to ask him how to say "Yeeee-haaaa!" in German.
  11. Well, even though it is getting close to a year later, about that, see: https://www.airliners.net/photo/East-Germany-Air-Force/Mikoyan-Gurevich-MiG-21M/1533234 and https://www.airliners.net/photo/Czechoslovakia-Air-Force/Aero-S-106-MiG-21F-13/1467859
  12. What's that about jetliner nose gear tires with "chins"? Go to 6:28 for that segment. WHY do AIRPLANE TIRES have a STRAIGHT LINE PROFILE??? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE •May 21, 2020
  13. Interesting about blades in the rain; I only follow helicopter history loosely and occasionally, so there is much like that which is unknown to me. Hmm, either a title or the first lines of a poem; 'Snakes on a plane & blades in the rain.'
  14. There are several pin vises of average to decent quality available via model railroad hobby suppliers/retailers. Normally bits are sold separately in various sized packs of 2 to a dozen. A couple places to start looking in US, Walthers, Micro-Mark. Walthers is showing pin vises from around 8 to 15 dollars, you provide the bits. And from the RC plane and boat world, Tower Hobbies has a set by Testors, pin vise and 5 bits for $12. Even if one goes the route of a moderately priced pin vise for 10 to 15 dollars the bits are going to add up fast.
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