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Reply #245 - Feb 8th, 2021 at 12:38pm
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Thanks, Mike! Smiley  Always nice to have friends to share a hobby with...you're the best.  Wink

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Reply #244 - Feb 8th, 2021 at 8:58am
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Nice work again Neal - always like following your work.
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Reply #243 - Feb 2nd, 2021 at 6:50pm
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"Climb Mount Nitaka!Ē   From Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. 1943, originally marketed as Kit E3, the Mitsubishi Zero.   Considering the date of the modelís design, plan is relatively accurate in its outline and proportions. Only the aft end of the fuselage and rudder required a bit of tweaking to render it more to scale. Itís all the more remarkable because no doubt the planís designer was working from photographs made available through the media. Kit was contemporary with the Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21.

Iíve finished my model to represent an aircraft flown off IJN Aircraft Carrier Akagi (AI-158) on the morning of December 7 (8 th), 1941 as part of ďOperation ZĒ attack on Pearl Harbor. Pilot was PO1C Masao Taniguchi who ultimately became a 14-victory ace and a WW2 survivor.
  

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Reply #242 - Nov 27th, 2020 at 5:32pm
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Conclusion of my Battle of Britain Trio by Comet Model Airplane and Supply Company, 1941...dime scale.† Aircraft is finished as that flown by Wilhelm Balthasar of 1/JG1...Messerschmitt Bf109E4.

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Reply #241 - Nov 26th, 2020 at 6:43pm
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Comet 1941 dime-scale Spitfire....
  

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Reply #240 - Nov 24th, 2020 at 3:55pm
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It's been a while since my last posting here...but not been inactive, for certain.  Here's a third of my current project, i.e., Comet Model's Battle of Britain Trio...the venerable Hawker Hurricane.  This example is of an aircraft that operated with No. 43 Squadron...dime scale, from Comet's 1941 plan.

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Reply #239 - Sep 5th, 2020 at 12:41pm
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A quick build...whittling down my mountain of hoarded kits.† This is an old Peck-Polymers kit that I think is no longer for retail...a no-cal 15.25"ws Citabria.† Majority of construction consists of sheet 1/32" balsa.† Actually...it was a "day project."† The day included doing a lot of other things.... Wink Cheesy Grin Smiley

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Reply #238 - Sep 1st, 2020 at 11:55am
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Thanks, Tom.  And lastly...a corner of My Museum.  They all take to the air at night when no one is around.  Grin Smiley

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Reply #237 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 11:29am
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Well done! You've really captured the character and look of the aircraft! Very inspiring!
  

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Reply #236 - Aug 29th, 2020 at 7:54am
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One more for the barn...this time it's a "bird of a different feather" from the Second World War, the Horten Ho-IX V2...often referred to as the Ho or Go 229.† Wingspan is 18"...intended for display/glider/and/or powered flight...set up for propeller and rubber motor.† Simple build...just a wing...until one encounters those pseudo Jumo 004 engines...that's an exercise in tissue work...but not difficult.† The end result is a reasonable facsimile of a rare and very unique aircraft.

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Reply #235 - Jul 10th, 2020 at 8:29pm
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A tether flyer...from Comet Models 1955...North American F-100 Super Sabre...decked out as "Pretty Penny" of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, 1965.

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Reply #234 - Jun 20th, 2020 at 9:59am
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Thanks, Mike...I'll get there eventually.† I took the Vega out for a few tosses yesterday and that proved NOT so satisfying.† It all goes to demonstrate (over and over again) that building is one thing and getting them to fly right is another.† Right now I'm feeling as though I build display models of what are supposed to be flying models.† Wink Embarrassed† Does anyone else feel that way?† I definitely admire those out there who can truly get 'em to fly!  FreeFlight is a real skill! Smiley

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Reply #233 - Jun 17th, 2020 at 9:40am
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The Heath is a jaunty little bird Neal!  Have you been able to resist the temptation to take it out in the back yard, put a few winds on it and give it a toss?

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Reply #232 - Jun 9th, 2020 at 12:12pm
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Comet Models plan 1936...Heath LNB-4...wt. 15.5g with rubber, balanced and ready for flight.

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Reply #231 - May 21st, 2020 at 12:36pm
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Latest is a tribute to a great airplane and a great aviator...Lockheed's Vega and Roscoe Turner.

Model was constructed from a 1938 Comet dime-scale plan of Wiley Post's Winnie Mae...16" wingspan.  Scheme represents the Nevada Airlines aircraft NC-7954 as flown by Roscoe Turner in the 1929 National Air Races.

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