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davenport49 last won the day on November 5 2020

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions, but I've considered the Airfix kits. The Quickbuild is too much like Lego, and the starter sets may be too advanced for the two us sitting down for an afternoon. I had a easy kit once before from a different maker, which would probably be about right. But that was so long ago I can't remember what it was. So, I'm still open to other suggestions.
  2. I need some recommendations for an easy build aircraft kit for my 7-yr-old grandson that he and I can work on together. Please let me know your suggestions. Thanks
  3. I'm researching the T-6 as used at Bartow AFB, Lakeland, Fl, in the mid-'50s. Memory is vague and I don't recall if they were canary yellow or tangerine orange. Can someone help? Any color photos, perhaps? And if you know the appropriate FS number, that would be extremely helpful.
  4. I'm fascinated by the recent discovery of the 109F-4/Z flown by Unteroffizier Hans Pilz and shot down April 1st, 1942. I've found a few illustrations for JG3 aircraft, but only while stationed on the eastern front. Does anyone have information or recommendations on the camouflage for "black 11" of 5.JG3 while stationed in Comiso, Sicily?
  5. I'm looking for an equivalent to Ammo Mig A.Mig-249/Vallejo Model Air 71.306 in either Mr. Paint (MRP) or Mr. Color laquer. Can anyone offer suggestions?
  6. LifeColor makes a paint set labeled "Regia Aeronautica WWII Set1 Fighters". According to the box lid, AU 527 is "Verde Oliva Scuro 2", but the bottle label says "Verde Oliva Scuro 4". Does anyone know which is correct?
  7. The instruction illustration is kind of ambiguous. Can someone provide an in place photo or better illustration? I'm especially curious about the dark brown rectangle; what is that, and does it have any thickness, like a parachute pack?
  8. The confusion only deepens - using https://ipmsu28.wildapricot.org/page-18051 and typing "Michigan" into the search, I only find the West Michigan and Mid-Michigan clubs; going to https://ipmsusa.org/chapter-map?title=&region=All&state=MI I do indeed find 6 clubs. So, it looks like the other 4 clubs haven't update the wildapricot page. But thanks for the info. We'll talk over becoming a chapter next month.
  9. Thanks for the basic info, Dick. But it emphasizes the first question, why would other chapters in the state identify themselves as IPMS/USA chapters and not be listed on the national list of chapters (https://ipmsu28.wildapricot.org/page-18051)?
  10. We've started a brand new club in Lansing, MI. Several of us, myself included, are members of IPMS/USA. We've talked about becoming an official chapter of the national organization, but some questions have come up. There are several clubs across the state that say they are chapters of IPMS/USA, but aren't listed on the organization's directory of chapters; does anyone know why that is? Bigger and more important, what are the benefits to the club of becoming an IPMS/USA chapter? Can someone provide some insight? BTW, anyone living in the Lansing, MI, vicinity, the Capital Area Scale Modeling Society (C.A.M.S.) meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Capital Area District Library main branch, 401 S. Capital Ave., Lansing. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 7. Call 517-323-3312 for more information.
  11. A new scale modeling club is being organized in Lansing, MI. The Capital Area Scale Modeling Society (C.A.M.S.) meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Capital Area District Library main branch, 401 S. Capital Ave., Lansing. Our next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Everyone in the greater Lansing area is invited to come join us. Call 517-323-3312 for more information.
  12. Thanks to both; I just found these photos a few minutes ago. Both of the models show yellow rafts; is it safe to assume that's realistic?
  13. Does anyone have a photo of the Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston III life raft as stowed behind the pilot?
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