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About yardbird78

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    Blackbird veteran
  • Birthday 03/12/1943

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    40 klicks east of the Gateway
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    Radio Control Aircraft
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  1. Long time air show pilot Vlado Lenoch and passenger Bethany Root were killed about 10:45 Sunday morning July 16 in the crash of a P-51 Mustang "Baby Duck" near Atchison, Kansas. Darwin
  2. I have never been unfortunate enough to know or meet Mr Cleaver, but apparently I am much better off for that missing element of my life's experiences. I have know Hal Marshman for quite a number of years and it would be nearly impossible to find a finer gentleman, better modeler or better person for a role model. May Hal forever rest in peace with the Heavenly Father and may Mr. Cleaver find the professional mental treatment that he so obviously direly needs.
  3. Hal Marshman, Sr, passed away at 6:21 PM, April 4th 2017. He was a consummate modeler specializing in Luftwaffe aircraft and other WW-II German equipment and uniforms. He had a lifelong love affair with the P-47 Thunderbolt and was one of the most knowledgeable people on that subject. He will be sorely missed in the modeling community, especially in the Boston area. May he forever rest in peace with the Heavenly Father and may He guard, guide and protect Hal's family and friends. Darwin
  4. May they both forever rest in peace with the Heavenly Father and may He guard, guide and protect their family and friends.
  5. I had the flu shot back in early November, but I am still just getting over a severe URI that had me in bed for 4-5 days. Nasty stuff, whatever it was. Darwin
  6. Storing kits in 100+ degree temperatures for extended periods of time can be very hard on decals. Temperatures have to get about 130 or higher to warp the plastic. If you store the kits in a basement with high humidity, seal the decals in a plastic storage bag.
  7. I would like to thank all of the people who participated in this group build. There were 37 entries by 27 modelers and 11 of those were finished. I didn't get my entry finished due to extended family medical issues, but I am very pleased with the overall results of the group build. I am looking forward to more model building and maybe moderating another GB sometime down the road. Darwin Evelsizer, aka Blackbird.
  8. Mike Idacvage. Very nice work on a unique and unusual subject. Darwin
  9. Congratulations on finishing your entry. It looks great. The FOD cover adds quite a bit. Darwin
  10. Congratulations on finishing your entry. Darwin
  11. Your recce Spitfire looks great and is especially unique with the French roundels instead of RAF. Darwin
  12. I wonder if any of those things in real life have had the cameras replaced with a warhead of some type? Darwin
  13. The end date for the GB is getting close, but you still have time to finish. Darwin
  14. Those red areas certainly make it stand out a lot more than just the plain gray. Darwin
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