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Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26 pm

Stikpusher wrote:Nice score Doc! How does your dad figure into this project?


He's just always wanted a model of the Memphis Belle. We're both into WW2 (him more about the ETO and 8th AF and me about the war in the Pacific). When I saw this at Hobby Lobby I decided to build it for him.
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Postby Stikpusher » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 pm

That’s cool. Each theater has its own allure and for lack of a better term, legends or myths of history.
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Postby Stuart » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:21 am

Great stuff Mike - I'll keep a look out for that build. I don't live that far from some of the bases used by the Eighth.
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Postby Stikpusher » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:34 am

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Sounds like road trip material...

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Postby keavdog » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:54 pm

Got a pretty good deal on this one on ebay. She will be a fire bomber. I ordered the bellytank from LoneStar models and the decals from Draw
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Postby tempestjohnny » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:15 pm

Very nice.
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Postby Stuart » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:35 am

Nice - I've seen that conversion done before and it looks fantastic when done.
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Postby tempestjohnny » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:13 am

See if you can find the True Details resin wheels. The kit has the notorious rubber tires that eat styrene. Or make sure you seal the styrene before mounting the tire. Also don't bother putting weight in the nose. Front gear won't be able to handle it. Use the kit supplied barrel and crate as a prop
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Postby keavdog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:40 pm

Ya, I built this as the Marine bird back in highschool. Notorious tail sitter and I do recall the tires causing issues. Thanks for the heads up
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Postby Floki » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:20 am

Went to the IPMS Blizzcon show Saturday and picked up these kits while there
I picked up the Tamiya kit first then at the next table I found the Cyber Hobby kit for $9 so went a head and picked it up too. It goes back to the 1988 Trimaster kit I plan on building them together and comparing the two.
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I always wanted to build a Mosquito and a Avenger both of these had a good price on them. I've also order a Eduard PE set for and Montex marking mask for the Mosquito. I was looking at the Z-26 the guy told me to make him a offer I told him $20 and he took it!
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And finally the Fw-190 D-9 late that has the option for the larger Ta-152 tail
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