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    modelcollect B-52D

    The movie used a model of both a G and an H. Which strangely enough, cast a shadow that looked like a B-17 while performing some goofy flight attitudes. Not the best of cinematic special effects, but it somehow adds to the absurdity of the film in a positive way. Rick L.
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    modelcollect B-52D

    You need the Universal Bomb Carrier rack to mount one of the big arse nukes to the B-36/47/52, but once its up in there you would never see the rack. Search for bomb bay pictures of the B-47E at the SAC Museum and you can see the item itself. Wouldn't be a tough scratch build at all. Rick L.
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    Regulus, Snark etc.

    Keep calm and crazy on. Rick L.
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    1/200 Bismarck,WNW Felixstowe & W.29, Testors 1/48 C-130

    Added some more smaller kits. Rick L.
  5. Lets start the New Year off BIG. https://www.ebay.com/sch/class84/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= If you've got Christmas cash and don't know what to do with it, well.... These are some of the larger kits I need to sell. 3 day auctions so don't delay. Rick L.
  6. https://www.ebay.com/sch/class84/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= I'll let these auctions finish, then take a break over New Years before resuming sales in January. Thank you to all who have bid in my auctions and facilitated my stash relocation program. Lots of good stuff to come. Happy New Year and blessings on you and yours! Rick L.
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    What's the deal with the Collect-Aire F-84e/g?

    I personally wouldn't build a Collect Aire resin kit with really nice injection kits available at a fraction of CA kit prices. It's really interesting to see how many of the CA kit subjects have now been released in Injection form. Surprisingly quite a few. The obsoleted CA kits rarely bring a significant amount of money in the market. Only the rare stuff gets silly. Rick L.
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    ModelCollect B-1B - a no show?

    XB-70? Now I'm awake..... Rick L.
  9. I honestly believe it started as a general measurement of a kit's buildability, or level of difficulty. Like the skill level numbers on some kit's box tops. Reviewers were just trying to help other modelers get an idea of a what to expect beyond "I had fit issues" or "smooth build". Now, how well that translated to the "average" modeler is an entirely different thing, given the relationship between the reviewer's skills and the readers skills. So it was just a tool for comparison. Or sales, depending on how you look at it. What point there is in mentioning such info for a general posting of a build, eh not sure. It might be slipping into the realm of chest thumping. I have never tried to build faster, just better than the last time. Rick L.
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    CD48150 - F-15 Eagle - The Early Years

    Nothing about metallic green in the gear wells in Jake Melapy's book. There are some photos with access panels in the area of the lower fuselage around the gear wells that show the metallic green on the door interiors. This would be A models, as he doesn't cover the prototypes. Rick L.
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    T-39 Sabreliner

    Now I have, "Goooooooooldfinger!" playing in my head. A VC-140 and T-39 in a proper visual scale of 1/48 would be awesome! And the McDonnel 199 is still sitting in the SW corner of El Paso International. Rick L.
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    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    deleted Rick L.
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    Possible new topics?

    Here's a vote for the early F/A-18A with the counter shaded camo scheme. Since you are doing early F-15As, might as well do equal time for the Navy and Marines. I've always thought the early countershading gave the Hornet the best looking paint job it ever wore. The old 1/48 Microscale sheets are overdue for replacement, and the 1/72 Hasegawa kit decals are most often yellowed out. Rick L.
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    Who needs an ejection seat?

    Apparently, I'm the only one who was expecting to look in here and find a really cool, totally improbable video. Or something like that. Ah well. Rick L.
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    A few ebay auctions

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/class84/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= More to come in the days and weeks ahead Rick L.