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Joined: August 24th, 2004, 8:51 pm

April 6th, 2012, 1:45 pm #1

found this on the back cover of a July 1944 'Flying' (Air commerce edition).



Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
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Joined: January 27th, 2004, 5:18 pm

April 6th, 2012, 1:51 pm #2

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Joined: August 24th, 2004, 8:51 pm

April 6th, 2012, 3:06 pm #3

scan. I scanned it full size.

Anyone else want one?

Joe

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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 12:54 am

April 6th, 2012, 4:29 pm #4

Yes please, sir!!! n/t
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Joined: February 25th, 2012, 1:39 am

April 6th, 2012, 4:58 pm #5

found this on the back cover of a July 1944 'Flying' (Air commerce edition).



Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
I would like one. Thanks! n/t
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Joined: October 26th, 2005, 2:05 pm

April 6th, 2012, 5:06 pm #6

found this on the back cover of a July 1944 'Flying' (Air commerce edition).



Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
I spent many years looking at the same mountains while I worked on P-3's and S-3's. Hard to believe the Lockheed Plant in Burbank is now only a memory and replaced and covered over by fast food businesses! Bob
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 2:07 pm

April 6th, 2012, 6:35 pm #7

found this on the back cover of a July 1944 'Flying' (Air commerce edition).



Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
It always amazes me just how "bright" the interior green chromate paint actually was. When I've seen it on model kits it tends to look way out of scale and garish. Yet, in reality, as this photo shows, it really is that distinctively bright.

Thanks for sharing this find!
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Joined: February 15th, 2009, 5:46 am

April 6th, 2012, 8:31 pm #8


Just has that look to it.  My Grandparents used to have a ton of colored B&W photos, I think my grandad's brother did it as a hobby at one time, but I know some of them were done by photo labs, but they all have that same look to them, i.e. - very uniform skin tone and clothing colors, no color in reflections or shadows.  I don't think magazines at the time could reproduce full-color images anyway, they had to use a separate ink for each color. 

Might be an accurate representation, but I wouldn't trust it. Still a cool pic. 
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

April 6th, 2012, 8:47 pm #9

found this on the back cover of a July 1944 'Flying' (Air commerce edition).



Joe

Average Modeler and Builder of legacy kits Beyond the Pale. Proud builder of 3' "shelf" models for over half a century; 4' for Spits.
Clearly the censors weren't interested in censoring poor English lol - come on chaps, 'more often', please!

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:27 am

April 6th, 2012, 9:30 pm #10

I do wonder if that is an early F-5B in Synthetic Haze?
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