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    • Here are a few pictures of my recently completed USS Choctaw from Flagship Models. I've been wanting a kit of this subject for quite a few years. I'm afraid I made a nuisance of myself asking Rusty and Flagship Models about doing one, repeatedly over a number of years!!  It was a happy day when Rusty sent me an e mail saying it was finally ready!! I think this is the first one he sold!! I regularly posted in progress pics on the Blue and Gray Scale Modelers SIG Facebook page, and I know Rusty was following along with the build because of some of the e mails he sent commenting on various parts of the build. I offer mine and the condolences of the entire Blue and Gray Scale Modelers family to Rusty's family.   It was a great kit to build and I added some extra detail here and there to enhance things a bit. The build took about 18 months to complete. I'm happy with the results, and the completed model looks great on the shelf with the other Civil War subjects I've done. To check out the in progress pics, or to check out our what's happening at a happening SIG home stop by and check us out!! We'd love to have you stop by and say hello!!  Blue and Gray Scale Modelers, an IPMS/USA Special Interest Group (SIG) | Facebook
    • Stuart, PM means Private Message. It's a way of 'talking' that does not appear on the Forum. Theres a icon at the top of this page that looks like an envelope. Click it and then you can send a message.   
    • Thanks very much John. The DH-9A looks fantastic, much more complicated rigging. Since this is the first time rigging for me I choose a method that seemed easier based on what I read and watched.  I’ve learned they all have their issues 😀 It sounds like I should paint the wires when I’m done. 
    • Best glass work I've ever seen on that kit, Gil.  I'd be happy if one I built was as good as yours, which by the way is much better than the real things that I have seen.  I don't know if it is true of wartime production, but here is a photo of the one at Travis, which has many panes which are flat glass.    
    • I have the same attitude you do about 109's, Gil.  Yours look great to me.  I'm glad the experten can enjoy the debate, but to me it is just an airplane like the Zero that was forced to soldier on way past its prime.
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