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Ishthe47guy

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  1. Just purchased the audiobook from Audible. Looking forward to starting it just as soon as I finish this book on the Apollo moon program.
  2. As a lifelong bachelor, I don't have a frame of reference to relate to, lol. My level of freedom is such an unknown to most folks... Vegas in the summer... Can't be any worse than the Middle East in the summer... Just read that the 2020 Nats will be in Texas over my birthday weekend. Time to make some travel plans and get around to finally buying a dual flash unit and a 50mm lens.
  3. More comments from the YouTube peanut gallery: It looks like Maverick's body was able to cash all those checks his ego wrote. Watched the trailer four hours ago, the symptoms have not yet subsided...I may have to call my doctor!
  4. Good factual tidbits. https://theaviationist.com/2019/07/18/ladies-and-gentlemen-heres-the-official-trailer-for-top-gun-maverick/
  5. Some of the comments left on YouTube for the trailer are pure gold... Why did you click the thumbs down? Because I was inverted... 24K man...
  6. My post from 18 APR: Francesco Chierici, better known as Paco, the creator and producer of "Speed and Angels" was on the 22 MAR 19 Fighter Pilot Podcast. He was talking about his new novel "Lions of the Sky", and was describing a scene from the book where the hero ends up in Iran, steals a F-14, and flies it back to the carrier. He then goes on to say that he recently found out that something similar happens in Top Gun 2.
  7. At 1:32, my guess that the guy doing the "getting all emotional-pointing & yelling" trope is going to be Goose's son, the resemblance is there. I absolutely loved the original. It was the very first movie that I ever played at home, hooked up to the stereo when stereo VCRs were new-fangled, and just played the flight scenes over and over again. I could post images of the dozens of F-14 kits I have in the stash, the F-14 books in my personal library, me in an F-14D cockpit at an airshow, on, & on, with the point of origin being the summer of 1986. Buuuut... Its a hard pass for me. I got bamboozled hard by the last two Star Wars Trilogy movies, no need for Top Gun to do the same, going to be quite happy with the pleasant memories from my youth and the resulting plastic, paper & resin in the stash.
  8. I do believe that they the same are from what I can remember (away from my library right now). In 48th, if there is a difference, its might not be visible anyway. Royale Resin markets their wheel set for those aircraft as the same.
  9. Are you referring to the actual aircraft or the kit fuselage?
  10. To add to what Dave Williams posted, there is a difference between the A & F aft pylon. The A models has a fully faired aft pylon trailing edge, which came to a tapered point. From the B model onward, its been a blunt, squared off trailing edge. Also, the blades in the F kit are incorrect for the A. I just took a look at the sprues for the ACH-47A kit, and it looks to be a true A model, with the correct aft pylon trailing edge and short chord rotor blades. The F model kit fuselage, as molded, can be a B or C, so the modeler will have to make some corrections to turn it into an F.
  11. As an alternative, you could just sand off & polish just the forward portion of each mold line over each crew position to replicate the lightning protection strips that are part of the canopies.
  12. Fight Fight, by Kevin Miller. If you like modern day USN carrier aviation, then read this. Its a novel where China starts a shooting conflict with the US & its allies in the South China Sea. https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Miller/e/B00N72NNC0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
  13. Francesco Chierici, better known as Paco, the creator and producer of "Speed and Angels" was on the 22 MAR 19 Fighter Pilot Podcast. He was talking about his new novel "Lions of the Sky", and was describing a scene from the book where the hero ends up in Iran, steals a F-14, and flies it back to the carrier. He then goes on to say that he recently found out that something similar happens in Top Gun 2.
  14. What about Furball 48-036? Its got markings for a VF-74 B model in 3-tone TPS.
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