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Yes, that's a beauty! :wub:
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Current and Finished Projects / Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Last post by Tophe on Today at 08:21:04 pm »
This photograph (obviously true) proves this was a secret aircraft, not a fantasy fake of lunatic! :thumbsup: :bow:
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The Flying Boat, Seaplane and Amphibian G.B. / Re: Mu-2J floatplane
« Last post by The Rat on Today at 08:13:03 pm »

the Mu-2 is cute  ;D

Try servicing one. Haven't met a ramp rat who likes Hirohito's Revenge. Been there, done that, invented new words.  ;D
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Current and Finished Projects / Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Last post by Glenn on Today at 06:01:38 pm »


Second view of the Iklwa ....better view of the wings.
Glenn
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Moments of Zen
« Last post by DogfighterZen on Today at 05:17:11 pm »

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yeah buddy. Makes perfect sense here in whif-world.  :laugh:

Lookin' like a million bucks, dude! By year's end? NAH, I bet you get it done right in time for Christmas.  :lol:



Thanks, bro. :thumbsup:
I'll probably be able to do that, i knew that painting would be the turning point for this build. It would either work well like it did, or it would need another paint job after the masks came off.
I've had a hard day at at work today, the storm that hit my area last night knocked down a bunch of trees and on top of that, i rained hard while i was cutting one of the trees down and i got home soaked and freezing so, i touched up a couple of areas where i'd chipped the paint while masking, also glued the torque link on the nose gear leg and painted the wheels tonight.



Tomorrow i'll try to give the model another Tamiya X-22 gloss coat. I'm converted, the stuff is great, the paint has been holding up pretty good, even held up the blade running over the masking tape with almost zero chips or scrapes, and also, no faded areas like i had on previous models from holding it in my hands after painting and gloss coating with the floor varnish stuff, this is way more durable.
If i can get that done right after i get home from work, i'll have a decalling session for the night. :thumbsup:
My backstory for the F-35 will be in a near future, around 2025, much like the F-16ADF, this F-35 will be an air superiority dedicated version, which would be developed for the Israelis, who have always had a strong dogfighting doctrine for it's pilots, and found the F-35I was not a good dogfighter in WVR combat so, they requested a more capable air superiority variant with a more powerful engine, 2D TVC flat nozzle, and also, the option to have additional wingtip stations for more air-to-air missiles in the non-stealth configuration. This variant would later be available to most NATO countries... :wacko:

 :cheers:
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One for you Chris.  ;D

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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Today at 03:40:50 pm »
Just won on ebay:

AZ Spitfire mk IX Joypack.

This finally arrived on thursday and upon going through it, I find there's an extra sprue - the fuselage sprue.  So it's 3.5 in one.  I'd say that's a result!  Sadly, there's no lower wing but somewhere in me spares box is a Fujimi lower wing and I know that it should fit.  And why?  Because the AZ lower wing is a copy of the Fujimi 14 wing - there's two blocked off holes in the radiator baths that are where the locator pins go on the Fujimi kit.
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Aircraft / Re: A 'different' Airbus A-400M Atlas - FINISHED!
« Last post by Martin H on Today at 02:48:22 pm »
I'm glad Steve liked it, it did rather dominate the stand, gert fat thing that it is.  ;D

Dominate is the right word for it  ;D It was the undisputed star of the stand.
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Ohhh, love those long struts. Glad you got the inspiration. 
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Documents recently released show that the Russians fitted nuclear powered Tu-4's. The project was cancelled when reports showed signs of radiation poisoning on the crews medical exams.

Interesting, do you have a source?  I see references to the Tu-95 test bed here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-95LAL, but a quick goggle didn't show anything on the Tu-4.  Appreciate any links you have.  Thanks.   
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