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  1. Airfix did the Widgeon in 1/72. As to the MU-2J, I had to do an eBay search to see what one is! I don't think there's much of a collector's market for those even though they're older. I'd say just go ahead and build it.
  2. The control stick in the rear cockpit was usually not installed in the flight position. It was stored and could be used in an emergency. I want to say it was on the left side of the gunner's position. I could be wrong though. It's been a while since I've seen the photos 😁
  3. If you need Hellcat control stick photos, send me a message. I have a bunch you can have, both with and without the canvas boot around the base. The purpose of the boot was, as previously mentioned, to prevent items from falling in and jamming the linkage. It would have been present on all Hellcats . The F6F-5 at the National Naval Aviation Museum happens to have it removed, showing the area below it. I have photos from that airplane as well as their F6F-3. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
  4. If you want, shoot me a PM. I got to go out back in the restoration area of the National Naval Aviation Museum a year or so ago and I got to photograph one of the Blue Angels Hornets in detail, including the cockpit.
  5. Not a bad suggestion at all. Bored? Stuck at home? Need something to do? Now's the perfect time to try a vacuform kit!
  6. Ah, ok then. It's been a while since I heard much about the X-32. I'm positive that it was the Nova "Battle of the X-Planes show that I saw last year. I'd say it's worth watching. There were interesting things about both designs that I didn't know about but I don't want to ruin it for you!
  7. I thought it was more than the intake lip. I thought they had to take off the gear doors and other things.
  8. I don't think there ever was one because it didn't get past the experimental stage. There was also something I didn't know: the Boeing team eventually revised the design to have the stabilators like in the painting. That was in an old t.v. program that I saw. I don't think that the Italeri kit had them. I could be wrong since it's been a long time since I saw one. Even if you had it, it might still take a lot of work to get it to look like the painting. Still, a very cool "what if"! That would look cool parked next to the suitability modified F-16XL. As a side note, I did get to see the real X-32 at the Air Force Museum's restoration hangar a number of years back. That wasn't a small airplane! I was also incredibly impressed with the MiG-25.
  9. I admit that I got 30 rolls yesterday. I didn't know exactly why people were stocking up on it, but if it's going fast, it's better to be safe than sorry. Plus, the way I look at it is that toilet paper is something that you can always use. It won't go bad or expire. This just saves me the hassle of having to buy it for a good while.
  10. Great news! Thanks! PM sent.
  11. That is a very sad post to read. I know that no words can make up for your loss, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and that there is a huge community here on ARC who is behind you during this difficult time. Chris
  12. I have been considering a new project: I want to do Lt. Lochridge's F6F-3 (#117, "Lolly") as featured in the most recent release of the 1/48 Eduard kit. The deal is that I prefer to use the Hasegawa model. I was wondering if anyone has the decals left over that they would be willing to part with. I would appreciate it!
  13. I have been considering a new project: I want to do Lt. Lochridge's F6F-3 (#117, "Lolly") as featured in the most recent release of the 1/48 Eduard kit. The deal is that I prefer to use the Hasegawa model. I was wondering if anyone has the decals left over that they would be willing to part with. I would appreciate it! (Also posted in buy/sell)
  14. We had that stuff at work and it worked excellent for cleaning engine parts! It would take the stink off you know what if asked. I can attest to its ability.
  15. The Rust-Oleum color, "Eden" comes pretty darn close to Interior Green. I got a can from Wal Mart and tried it. Rust-Oleum bought out Model Master, so it wouldn't surprise me if they took some of the MM colors and put them in spray cans with their own color names on them.
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