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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1065 on: September 01, 2016, 05:28:22 pm »
Rec'd a big(ish) box of old dusty kits yest. Boxes rough and one was pretty obliterated. In good enough condition to keep, though.  These have been stored in some musty area for decades probably. Still, so far I've looked at All but 3 and no missing parts yet... (I got distracted looking at whifs here and put the models down for a bit LOL  )

I learned something and ALSO have nice news to report in that I learned that "F-84" could be the name of very different looking jets. I had no idea! Or at least they look quite different to me.



The good news I mentioned: the ThunderbirdStreak one has decals that are pretty much ruined and the Thunderjet had no decals... so....might have another whif or two builds in the future to show you all. ;)

Anyway.. also, it came with this, and certainly appears to be complete:


A Beechcraft Bonanza by Arii
A sealed Hasegawa Mig 21
And finally. a Testors GMC 21/2 Ton Truck (WWII era) with the worst shape box I've ever seen.. it's basically dust and if I don't sell the kit off only very little will be saved.

My favorite??? I think the U2! Nothing I ever planned on getting but I couldn't let it go at the price. Also kind of stoked about the little beechcraft, I've been wanting to get into civil stuff for a while now and haven't been able to until now.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1066 on: September 01, 2016, 07:35:59 pm »
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1067 on: September 01, 2016, 07:44:25 pm »
Good info there, thank you.  Always learning! 
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1068 on: September 01, 2016, 08:09:30 pm »
Check your U-2 kit carefully, it may be an original U-2A release, Hawk later modified the moulds to produce the U-2C
and that is what has been reboxed by others ever since.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1069 on: September 01, 2016, 08:27:40 pm »
It's the A version. That's awesome, didn't know this was somewhat rare.  Very cool!  This is from all the way back in 62, right about when Francis Powers was released back to the US after being shot down. Seems the people at HAWK were good at business at that time.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1070 on: September 02, 2016, 06:37:44 am »

The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't aware of that Jon. Always thought that the high 90 series of numbers were the penetration/long range escort fighters. Live and learn, cheers  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1071 on: September 02, 2016, 07:09:39 am »
Some of these numbers (98 and 99, IIRC), were also reserved for missiles - I think the BOMARC and also the (later) AIM-4 Falcon.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1072 on: September 02, 2016, 07:10:04 am »
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1073 on: September 02, 2016, 07:24:22 am »
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1074 on: September 02, 2016, 07:26:49 am »
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:


Hehehehe, dead right!  ;D ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1075 on: September 02, 2016, 07:48:36 am »
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:


Hehehehe, dead right!  ;D ;)

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1076 on: September 02, 2016, 08:40:14 am »
An order from Hannants arrived this morning

2 x 1/144 Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II's Eventually to be built as per the box but also to be used as a set of parts for moulding some engines for a little project I have.

1 x Falcon Triple Conversion V bought mainly for the F4H-1 conversion parts

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1077 on: September 02, 2016, 12:25:40 pm »
Yep, the old 'it's a derivative' game. In the current day the Super Hornet is probably the best example.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1078 on: September 02, 2016, 02:19:47 pm »
I found that my glorious U2 spy plane is missing the main canopy.  Or was it the windscreen...  one of them is missing. I'll either have to track down an aftermarket set or use fruit container plastic or something...   ehhh...   I'm not seeing any on Ebay.  Anyone know who does aftermarket U2 glass?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1079 on: September 02, 2016, 02:35:31 pm »
I found that my glorious U2 spy plane is missing the main canopy.  Or was it the windscreen...  one of them is missing. I'll either have to track down an aftermarket set or use fruit container plastic or something...   ehhh...   I'm not seeing any on Ebay.  Anyone know who does aftermarket U2 glass?

Squadron and Falcon both do vacform 1/48 U-2 canopies, the Falcon one being part of their USAF Post 1950 set along with ones for F-106A, F-80, T-33, F-15A, F-5A, F-5E, F-16 and F-100.
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