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    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. 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
  4. Hello!? Ever feel like ur talking to urself?? LOL!!
  5. 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
  6. A modeler has designed a Monogram B-26A (Short Wing) Conversion and is selling them on Ebay. Product is NOT all that bad; BUT, needs a lot of work to be usable. He currently is building it on another Site and it seems that he's running into alot of work!! He didn't use the left forward nose section at all???? So why have it???? (Master was cracked; but, was cast and sold anyway?) Can it be built??? Sure. I've learned something. Don't buy something like this UNTIL the Caster builds it and has several GOOD photos of the finished Conversion!! It's gonna be interest to follow his build!! I wanna see that Tail Gun position when finished!! Props??? Canopy, that NOT part of conversion but should be. Bo
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    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    That's what this conversion designer said, too!! LOL!!
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    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
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    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
  10. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    What are your top 5 dream model kits?

    Seventy-tooth?? Get a rope!!😄 Bo
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    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    No updates for this build in 10 days. Wonder if builder hit a stump trying to install that Tail Gun position!! Latest photos were carefully staged as NOT to show that Tail area???? Still waiting. Bo
  18. Anyone built this kit or seen review of it??? Thanks in advance, Bo
  19. Search function for this Forum is kinda WORTHLESS!! Try to search for something!! It hits EVERYTHING with those words in it!! My $2 !! Bo
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    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Latest is that model is in it's War Paint! Still no Tail Gun install; much less detailed gun position! Waiting for those photos!! Haven't seen model painted and weathered but STILL not finished major assembly?????? Oh well. Bo
  21. The number of Beers consumed is directly proportional to one's Flying Skills!! LOL!!
  22. I had similar encounter on my 2nd RVN in Country flight!! What I FIRST thought was Charlie's Mortar rounds impacting the LZ was in fact a Cobra light fire team's 2.75 FFAR with HE Warheads!! My AC/IP that day, was making home movies for his little brother while I was flying into a hot LZ for the very first time, EVER!!! And when our CC and DG went Hot with their M-60s, I nearly had to clean my pants!! My first day was somewhat less eventful until one of our UH-1Cs had an engine failure on our flight back to Phu Heip AAF!! Called Mayday!! Mayday!! Mayday!! This is Devil 5??? engine failure at ...... I had no clue WHO was Devil 5??, nor WHERE he was!! The AC took control of our Huey and did a 180!! Turns out, he was about 5 mile behind us!! We were the first to arrive on the scene. Like this guy, I said, "And I'm to live through a year of this??" (That said, I NEVER saw 140 KIAS on my Hueys!!) Bo Demon 68
  23. Likely was the Editor!! And the Editor is in charge of WHAT we read/see!! Bo
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    48th scale B-26 Conversion on Ebay

    Again, to the B-26A Conversion Modelers credit, he's finding more and more errors in his original release; but, is incorporating these corrected parts in his new conversions! A new prop spinner is added. At least he's listening to others that know something about this subject!! TBD is the final installment of that Tail Gun position and transparency!! Wish the Big Boy Mfgrs would do the same to their releases!! At 75, still learning!! DO NOT buy anything like this UNTIL you see it built!! Bo
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    Favorite Air Museums?

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