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Thank you, Sir. This one has always interested me, I'm pretty sure I saw it in an advertisement in an old Life magazine back issue in the school library ages ago. It has a certain look about it....JeffOlive wrote: Well done. An unusual subject. The build looks great. Thanks for posting.
Thank you, Sir. Good on your dad. They flew a lot of Texans there. I concentrated on the twin engine programs, but even there, a stint on the AT-6 was often part of the initial transition from Stearmans and such.jshallman wrote: Love this. My dad trained at Williams Field. He was ultimately a Mustang pilot and they were flying Texans by that time. Love the training aircraft.
Thank you very much, Sir. I appreciate the kind words. Finding a story to tell is a good part of the fun for me.stilltubeglue wrote: I love your work and I love your stories, I learn something every time.
You, Sir, are a great and very thoughtful modeler.
Thank you, Sir. For all its reputation as something very difficult, I suspect foil does not require so exacting surface a preparation as do the various metallic paint finishes.731461154840 wrote: Outstanding finish!! She looks ""BEAUTIFUL"" !!
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Thank you, Sir. I had fun with the figures, and have a little bag of spare legs and arms to show for it, too. Usually when I put a figure in the cockpit, its a sort of sign to myself I'm more interested in the over-all finish than in the detailing of a project. This was different (though I did skip some detail work...).Frank wrote: Excellent build and finish. I like your figurines. Very nice work.
Thank you very much, Sir. That is very kind of you to say, and I appreciate your interest. I confess I chose the Williams subject because it did not have painted cowlings, so I did not have to guess from grey-tones what the color was. There is a nice little monograph in circulation on the Columbus Mississippi base, with lots of detail, and the decision was a near thing. I got lucky about the pilot who crashed it. One accident registry site had the name, and it is not a very common one. If it had been 'Pryce' or 'Pruitt' or something of the sort, getting any individual information would have been beyond me. I hope to be posting more frequently now --- have had some medical issues as well as family matters requiring attention.Lynn Ritger wrote: Another outstanding bit of work from one of my absolute favorite posters here - beautiful job on that Jeep, and I particularly enjoyed your writeup. I always learn something when you post. :)
Thanks for being such an engaging teacher!
Thank you very much, Sir. It wouldn't surprise me if you were right about the propeller blades. I figure I am doing well to get them true and with equivalent angles all around. I don't know who started this practice of individual blades and assembling propellers, but I would like a word or three with him --- sharp, pointed words....Yankymodeler wrote: Excellent work! Nice job on correcting the nuances of the cowlings, and a good job on the bare aluminum finish. The detail of the open cabin doors is a nice touch and adds much to the overall appeal. Check your propeller rotation, they may be reversed. And I'm a fan of the research behind not just the subject type, but of the specific example modeled.