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    D&S F-8 Crusader Kindle version problems

    Totally unacceptable. This indicates a version problem with Kindle and someone dropped the ball when scheduling update pushes.
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    Ohh the old B-52

    Duffelblog is the military's Onion equivalent. Both have some amazing writers.
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    A Warning to Moai Vincent

    Best news I've heard in quite some time. https://petapixel.com/2019/05/18/easter-island-statues-threatened-by-nose-picking-selfie-shooters/
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    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    The industry term for the fineness of the holes in a screen is, logically enough, "mesh". Usually defined as the number of holes in a linear inch in the U.S.
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    Caribou wanted

    Post a want-to-buy ad in the Buy and Sell forum.
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    1/48 Dragon Ju 188

    I know next to nothing about the 188. What's with the ramp? Sighting fixed guns?
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    About e-books and our hobby

    A point I should mention that is important to me is bookmarking. This became an issue for me when computer app documentation changed from paper to HTML, particularly programming references. I often found myself having three fingers stuck into various sections of a book and flipping quickly between them to learn what was necessary to solve a problem at hand. Can't do that with electronic references.
  8. To quote Firesign Theatre, "Forward, into the past!" I agree with Pete: so what? It's close enough. Keep on going forward, it'll be the rare bird indeed who notices and even the rarer bird who will comment on it, what with all the other phenomenal work you've done. I mean, gee! A 1:20th B-17?!
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    Mid-80s Civic - Tamiya Style

    I liked the CRX, too, back then. That said, I bought a Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo instead.
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    Does this look lkie a 1/72 C-130 to you?

    There are sleeping cats and eating cats and grooming cats and, and, well, pissed off cats.
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    The Book Thread

    Finished the Stewart autobiography and am now taking up some old sci-fi books I haven't read in over twenty years. I remember nothing about them so they're like new books.
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    About e-books and our hobby

    I buy e-books for fiction or biographies. When it comes to things, I buy books because picture reproduction is several orders of magnitude better. I shudder to think of buying a Kindle version of a Squadron In Action or Walk-Around. Now, a .pdf verson that I can read on my 27" PC screen is a different kettle of pickles. An additional feature is that as long there is light enough to read, I'm golden with a book. An e-reader must be kept charged. And as Mstor mentioned, DRM might become an issue that is not possible with physical media.
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    Check out this nose art on this LN F-15C

    This is the third thread I've seen today of this topic. At least one is redundant.
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    Differences between the F-8E and F-8J Crusader ???

    There was a time when this was a hot topic, particular when the 1:32 Crusader hit the shelves. I have to agree its time has come to be moved to the Archives folder.
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    Custom Revell BMW DTM

    Well done, but quite outre to my eyes. As a motorsports enthusiast, I shudder at the thought of road hazards destroying the lower parts of the bodywork on a REGULAR basis. A time and place for everything, and form follows function. I'm sorry for the negative aspect of this post but that's what your work evinces in me. Maybe if I consider it as the state of the car before sponsor decals are added...
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    Does this look lkie a 1/72 C-130 to you?

    Yes, a J-model with those scimitar blades!
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    C-130 research questions

    Assuming that's a USAF serial, 61-2598 was a O-1 Bird dog and 71-2958 does not exist, according to Joe Baugher's web site. Is there another digit in the serial, by chance?
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    CD72090 - 1/72 P-3 Orion Part 1

    VP-46, please. https://www.google.com/search?q=vp-46&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjK29iMuYLiAhVI4qwKHSvKD4MQ_AUIECgD&biw=1338&bih=891#imgdii=BytdGz-TlU7x7M:&imgrc=M8iVvnSz4y8w6M:
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    The Book Thread

    The Mighty Eighth Thunderbolts Triumphant Viper Pilot The Generals (a counterpart to The Admirals but I was disappointed that it looked at Marshall, MacArthur and Patton in stead of the first two and Eisenhower. Patton, while charismatic and controversial, wasn't on the same level, rank-wise.) The Supreme Commander (about Eisenhower because of the failure of the The Generals) The Illustrated A Brief History Of Time Wave-off! Also read a dozen or so magazines I got in trade here that have been gathering dust. Currently about done with Winning is Not Enough, the autobiography of Jackie Stewart.
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    Great Navy Hornet (and others) Weathering Ref Shot

    What is that under the arm of the green shirt just aft of the stencil? Is the lower aft portion of the bones a separate stencil and I'm seeing some clear film that's not flat against the stab?
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    F-13 Superfortress references

    I recall a thread here within the past year or so that discussed the F-13 and provided photos. Break out your Google-foo.
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    A Warning to Moai Vincent

    And you regret it.
  23. Moai Vincent thread is still going because that basaltic bastich refuses to die.
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    Another noob

    Incredible! An actual warning of archeological activities. You are a special man. And thanks for your service!