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Reply #11 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 6:31am

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Now, that is an impressive, fun looking build. Keep me posted on how it does in a stiff wind with wing icing. I'm beginning to despair of ever seeing a good flying day in this frozen mudbog!
 
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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 5:15pm

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Mike, that 262 looks way too good for a catajet. WOW!

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Reply #9 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 4:52pm

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Got the fuselage, fin and nacelles covered.  Wile E. is strapped in the cockpit - I played around a bit with a transparent blue layer over his image to make the effect a bit subtle.  Parts are now filling the garage with the sweet smell of nitrate.
 
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Reply #8 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 9:05pm

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Here's Calvin flying the Guillows 900-series Skyraider and Typhoon, and a pic of my "Friday" flightsuit name patch from Holloman.
 
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Reply #7 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 5:50pm

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I forgot about "Calvin and Hobbs" Roll Eyes

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Reply #6 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 8:45am

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Hah!  Spiff was my callsign when flying at Holloman AFB in the late '90s, as I was heading up the squadron's efforts to support the X-40 and X-34 spaceplane test programs.
 
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Reply #5 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 9:09pm

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Calvin & Hobbes,,,,,, that brings back memories "SPACEMAN SPIFF". I often wonder if the ideas for the strip come from the author or his kids.
 
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Reply #4 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 4:16pm

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I like the idea for Wiley as the pilot - I have Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbs" flying a couple of my 1990s Guillows builds.  No progress this weekend - been camping with the Cub Scouts.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 1:24pm

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Mike, Wiley would be a neat looking pilot. How does she fly?

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Reply #2 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 11:51am

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The weathered look is really neat, it should look good in the air.
I wonder if there is an actual short kit on the market?
If you put Wile E Coyote in the cockpit that will offset any other perceived cartoonishness  Grin lol

Mike
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 10:49pm

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Sized the graphics and printed some tissue today.  Flying surfaces are covered - looks nice but a little cartoony, like something out of a graphic novel.
 
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Apr 12th, 2018 at 10:34pm

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At the Gainesville TX meet I was given a short kit of an Me-262 Jetcat designed by Henry Toews, a Canadian gentleman I met at WESTFAC.  The model is about 17" span with a built-up wing.  Today I finished up the woodwork and put a coat of nitrate on it.  My plan is to print graphics from a flight-sim Me-262 skin onto tissue, then cover the model with that - we'll see how it goes.  Here are the bones:
 
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