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    I have finally beat this thing into submission....

    I have finally beat this thing into submission. The canopy was a nightmare. To narrow, warped like a banana. But hot water lots of clamps and a little white glue to fill in the gaps between it and...
  2. A note on the picket line. The navy had expanded...

    A note on the picket line. The navy had expanded the "Big Blue Blanket" for the invasion to include airborne Early Warning planes using radar developed in Project Cadillac. TBMs and B-17s (PB-1s).
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    Treadheads. I'm guessing the number of info...

    Treadheads. I'm guessing the number of info screens that causes confusion, loss of SA would be two (I'm being generous)



    As John Allen once told us, when he was my battalion Commander, "You...
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    Not much work this week. I did get the colors...

    Not much work this week. I did get the colors painted.

    The LED lights don't show the difference between the Lemon Yellow tail and the Chrome Yellow wings. But it does show off the slight...
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    I've seen them do it on the EAF at the Stumps. ...

    I've seen them do it on the EAF at the Stumps.

    IIRC,They were all bringing back ord during a summer CAX
  6. Thread: Near miss

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    Probably the most famous one ...

    Probably the most famous one

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Black_Sea_bumping_incident
  7. Thread: Near miss

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    I guess no one is left in the Navy that served...

    I guess no one is left in the Navy that served during the 70s and 80s. Cause 50 meters is nothing.

    Back in the day, we/they would sometimes bump each other and it wouldn't even be news worthy....
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    Sticky: He doesn't need to pick up waitresses. Did...

    He doesn't need to pick up waitresses.

    Did you forget his main squeeze?


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    It may be "She who must not be named". But there are no restrictions on pics of her
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    I'm assuming you are talking bomb color. ...

    I'm assuming you are talking bomb color.

    That's what I thought also. But then I saw a color picture from 1941. And they weren't green.

    So I went here
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    The slow part. Painting. Especially with the...

    The slow part. Painting. Especially with the weather we have been having the last few days.

    First came the white primer on all the parts I'm painting yellow. And the cloth portions of the plane....
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    Working on filling the seams . And put the...

    Working on filling the seams . And put the cowling on. It just butt joints to the front.

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    and putting the bombs together. The bomb swing arm is one of the distinct...
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    The Wife just came in, Checked out the thread and...

    The Wife just came in, Checked out the thread and said If I'm going to post a pic of a plane with a "Fire spitting devil" I should at least show the "Fire spitting Devil"

    She has a point.

    A...
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    More filing and cutting to get the fuselage and...

    More filing and cutting to get the fuselage and wings together. Don't worry, I've got plenty of putty to fill those gaps. Sometimes its easier to "Go big" and fix it later than to inch your way into...
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    Special Hobby, Had been warned about them. No...

    Special Hobby, Had been warned about them. No alignment pins, soft "cheap toy" plastic. Parts warped, Instructions suck. Huge sprue gates

    And all of that is true. This is definitely not a "First...
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    It really is relaxing. Plus I enjoy the history....

    It really is relaxing. Plus I enjoy the history. I do research the models I build. But its more about the units and pilots that operated them and less about, "Panel 3B should have 7 rivets after...
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    Sticky: Pandora sent me a text, to let m know that it was...

    Pandora sent me a text, to let m know that it was the 20th anniversary of Blink-182s Enima of the State album

    here is some other stuff from 1999


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47fEXGabaY...
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    Yea, Pretty bad. We get annoyed down here when...

    Yea, Pretty bad. We get annoyed down here when we read comments about "Build better houses..." It seems like people think a Hurricane is nothing but a big thunderstorm.

    Hurricane Michael was a...
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    So here we are 7 almost 8 months after the storm....

    So here we are 7 almost 8 months after the storm. The new normal The gas station working out of a connex box is still working out of the connex box. The others have been torn down. A new one was...
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    Welcome back Sir ...

    Welcome back Sir


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmm3KTa601s
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    Here is what I've been working on. Can't see...

    Here is what I've been working on. Can't see opening a new thread for 1 or 2 pictures.

    First a 1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B+ VMA-542 Tigers

    Goes along with my F-15E and F-16C Tiger Meet theme
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