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About SkyKing918

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  1. Frederic Hultberg, proprietor of Fotocut, and known by his email signature, "oletcherfred," died last September at age 70. In association with the late Harry Woodman, Fred developed sheets of photoetch details for World War I aircraft models in the 1970s, and expanded the line to include photoetch details in other scales for specific models as well as sets of generic photoetch products.
  2. Mike: I have no children so can't even begin to imagine what you are going through, but please know that you and your wife are in my thoughts.
  3. You can download the official Boeing B-52G display model drawing here: http://postimg.org/gallery/1v2scszp0/ And the B-52H display model drawing here: http://postimg.org/gallery/2y1kywfhw/ These should answer your questions. They are courtesy Ron Downie's Aviation Archives blog (http://aviationarchives.blogspot.ca/)
  4. Same here as of about 5 minutes ago.
  5. Beautiful model! Not to change the subject, but were you able to locate any of the X-32 vertical fins I inquired about?
  6. Here's a very useful website I discovered, one that lets you print your own scale rules, up to (down to?) 1/200, plus other templates with modeling applications in both metric and Imperial measurements. Check it out: http://www.blocklayer.com/Scale-RuleEng.aspx Be sure to follow the instructions for printing, or your ruler will not be accurate.
  7. Where does one obtain acupuncture needles (in the US) if one is not an acupuncturist??
  8. Now there are no excuses for an inaccurate model: http://postimg.org/gallery/3b2m0zmji/ http://postimg.org/gallery/1kjtd53w/
  9. The F-35 story is proof of the adages that (1) the best is the enemy of good enough, and (2) you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
  10. I have only today learned that Jim Sage, the founder of the US branch of the International Plastic Modelers Society, passed away one year ago this past Sunday. No one in the Dallas area knew where he was, but I found this on-line obituary after some research: "Sage, James H. James H. Sage, 84, of Dallas, passed away on February 16, 2013 in a nursing home in Knox City, Texas. James was born September 4, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the son of Howard & Bonnie Sage. He moved to Dallas in 1951 where he was employed by Southwestern Life Insurance Company. He married Peggye Bright in the early 1950s. James enjoyed traveling & spending time with his church friends & others. He also wrote a small paper called Durango Drive News, with his friend Old Bear. James is preceded in death by his wife and brother Richard Sage. He is survived by his sisters Mary Popejoy, Penny Lamb, Pam Doherty & Hester Dulla; and a brother Howard Sage. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Hughes Crown Hill Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery." I'm pretty certain this is our Jim; I know he worked for Southwestern Life Insurance Company, his wife's name was Peggy, and they lived on Durango Drive in Dallas. I first met Jim in 1967 after joining IPMS, and I spent a night on their sofa once after Braniff cancelled my return flight back to home in Wichita Falls, and woke up the following morning to find one of their cats sleeping on my chest! It was Jim who was responsible for the "International" in IPMS, when he began promoting the British Plastic Modelers Society by placing announcements in kits that he imported in the early 1960s. As interest grew, Jim became the first Executive Director of IPMS-USA, running the US branch from his house in Dallas. He actually was the first member of IPMS-USA, but forgot to give himself a membership number! Accordily, he was named Member #0 by IPMS-USA some years ago. I have no idea how long he was in the nursing home, but what's really sad is that I moved back to Texas and the Dallas area in 2005, and Knox City is not so far away that I and others could not have gone to visit him had we known where he was.
  11. The kit you want is Hobbycraft #1393. It can be recognized, if you find it in a store, by a white-line CAD-style multi-view drawing of the airplane on a black background, with the words "New Tooling" in white on a red starburst "splash." I, too, am in the US, but I ordered mine from a Canadian ebay vendor as despite an extensive Internet search I could not find anyone in the US that still has them in stock. It was more expensive, but the price included tracking/insurance with the shipping. I just checked, and that vendor no longer has any available. Here are some alternate sources: http://www.hamiltonhobbyspecialties.com/hobbycraft-1-72-cf-105-arrow-fighter/ http://www.elmcityhobbies.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_278_279&products_id=2926 I know of no aftermarket products available for this kit. A UK company called MasterCasters did a corrected resin nose and other parts for the older Hobbycraft kits (http://www.mastercasters.co.uk/4.html) but it is temporarily unavailable. However, even if you model the canopy open, you're not going to see much.
  12. I just received Canuck Models decal sheet (WVD 72-003) and highly recommend it regardless of which kit you are building. I'm not affiliated with Canuck; just a satisfied customer. Nice work, David!
  13. My translation came from Google Translate. I took Spanish in high school, but that was a long time ago! I knew somebody who really spoke the language would chime in sooner or later. Thanks, Lucas.
  14. 1. "Su vez a abrir" (turn to open) or "Su vez a desbloquear" (turn to unlock) 2. "Para liberar la campana desbloquee y tire el mango" 3. "La campana release en el otro lado" De nada.
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