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  1. jabow

    Notre Dame in Paris is burning

    Agreed, so sad. Have ya seen pictures of the one in Cologne, Germany right after the War?? (Goggle it.) The effort the Allies went thru to NOT hit it with bombs!! Photos show the city in rubble and that beautiful Cathedral still pretty much intact!! It did take some hits, tho. These beautiful Cathedrals took so long to build, destroyed in hours!! Bo
  2. That's as good as any. A wartime P-40 may have a bit more rust look due to weather; but, that's a good place to start. Be sure and show us the finished model, The old Monogram kit just 'looks' like a P-40. Bo
  3. Hello!? Ever feel like ur talking to urself?? LOL!!
  4. Shipped my Iwata compressor to Iwata Repair facility in Portland, OR and it was returned in perfect condition just now!! Great Service and excellent repairs!! Works like new!! Thanks again to Iwata USA!! Bo
  5. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    That's what this conversion designer said, too!! LOL!!
  6. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    This conversion has not been completed!! The tail gun is the REAL hard part, and that’s where builder STOPPED!! Now it is a ‘buyer beware’ conversion and should remain so UNTIL it’s completely finished!! Bo
  7. It'll need a sight for the cockpit as well. Monogram's F-80 should work!! Korea T-Birds had two .50 Cals in nose. Huh??? Should be a direct replacement for the kit nose. Bo
  8. jabow

    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Work on this conversion seems to have grind to a halt!! The Resin Mfgr hasn't made any progress in some time now. Wonder how that tail gun position is coming along???? Bo
  9. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    Ur up on it as good as any!! Sure alot more than I am!! Photo above has drop wing tanks. What's your memory on that??? That could be another Item for resin??? Bo
  10. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    LOL!!! This reminds me of my Tech Pub days. Illustration and Legend don't agree!! Illustration shows two guns and legend has (6) after.50 Cal MG!! LOL!!! Somewhere I read they were 12.7mm Brownings machine guns???? Bo
  11. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    I'm NOT totally sure that the T-Birds in Korean didn't have all six .50 Cal in the nose. I know that Lockheed did put two MGs in the nose for Foreign sells??? T-Birds did have provisions for six .50 Cals. (Even models have six ports covered.) IIRC, the two gun configuration wasn't .50 Cals???? Anyway, just wondered if some enterprising Resin person, didn't already have drop in replacements that included sight???? Bo
  12. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    Back to the topic at hand. Who's gonna be the first to make a resin replacement T-33A Gun Nose with sight for pilot??? Bo
  13. jabow

    Gun Nose for Great Wall's T-33A???

    Well, at least 1 was there. It was lost on a Ferry Flight from K-13 to Japan on 6 SEP 52 (Flame-out). Tail No, 49-982, Capt John Cartmill was the pilot. For a FACT, they weren't engaged in direct combat. I understood they were used as Area Familiarization birds for new, in country pilots. I sure don't know for sure, but I'd bet it was ARMED with .50 MG in the nose!! For a FACT, early T-33 DID have provisions to install .50 MGs. And I'm guessing, that most, if not ALL F-80 Fighter Bomber Sqds had at least one??? Other will know more. Bo
  14. Does anyone make a replacement Gun Nose for this T-33A kit?? I've checked several known resin manufacturers and Zippo!! The replacement nose would need extensions on each side the covers muzzle of aft .50 cals. And of course a gun sight like Monogram's F-80C. Seems it would be a given for this kit??? Ya think?? T-Birds in Korea would be so configured. Bo
  15. jabow

    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Seventy-tooth?? Get a rope!!😄 Bo