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  1. Love the F-104! Watched them fly at Edwards when I was a young guy! You could always tell when a 104 was in the pattern...The J-79 would howl at reduced power settings and really smoke! Great looking SEA painted 104! Cheers...Ron
  2. Nice Hornet! I have that kit on the shelf too. In the first set of pictures the blinds pulled the way they are almost look like a revetment wall! Cheers...Ron
  3. That's awesome! I was a C-5 loadmaster from 1975-1989/ C-5A/B at Travis and Altus. That M is so quiet but I do miss the howl of those big TF-39's! Cheers...Ron
  4. That's awesome....brush painted wow! Watched the Blue's fly in the Skyhawk at a lot of airshows! Cheers...Ron
  5. McGruff and his P-40..."Taking a bite out of the IJN" That's awesome! Cheers...Ron
  6. All great builds but really love the Skyraider and the Viking! All the best to you in 2020! Cheers...Ron
  7. It was...Edwards had a bunch of A models. They were unpainted and polished with Day-glow orange/red trim. You could hear them in the pattern with the howl of that J-79 engine. Watch them contrail across the sky flying with the X-15 on it's return to the lake bed. Was a great place to be a kid in the middle of historic aviation.
  8. Very nice Lightning! Another great aircraft from Lockheed! I read the book about the mission to Kill Yamamoto. Was well planned and stretched the fuel limits to the max with the intended result. Cheers...Ron
  9. Beautiful 104! Watched them fly at Edwards AFB when my dad was there and I was a young fella!
  10. I really liked the Air Superiority Blue Eagle with white tail codes and TAC patch on the tail! Looks great! My mom and dad are from Spencer/Salisbury NC...The home of Cheerwine!
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    Very nice B-1! So you're warmed up with the 1/144 scale...now...tackle the 48th scale one! When I was at Thumrait AB for the start of Enduring Freedom the Ellsworth B-1's moved there from Diego Garcia. I had a pilot carry my American Flag on his jet during the Tora Bora raid...6 ship takeoff in burner was awesome to watch. Cheers...Ron
  12. Great build! The Tomcat was an awesome carrier fighter. Love the old gray over white Hi-Viz paint too! Will admit VF-1 is my favorite Tomcat squadron but Jolly Rogers is cool too! Cheers...Ron
  13. My dad was at Edwards and he took my mom and me and my little sister down to Palmdale for the rollout of the B-70 and then watched it land at Edwards for it's first flight. I do believe it's first landing it had a brake fire and had the fire trucks chase it down the runway. Was a very pretty airplane on the ground and in the air. Edwards had a B-58 that they used as a chase plane in addition to the F-104's that flew with it. My dad had moved on to NASA at Houston in the Apollo program when it had the midair collision.. That's a great build of the B-70 in landing configuration...very cool! Cheers...Ron
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