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About mquan

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    Mike
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    Quan
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    3925
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  1. mquan

    Question about Ejection Seats in F-5Es

    Northrop seats.
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    F14A tomcat engine nozzles

    Ronald, YOU are the modeler/artist and you should build it to suit your desires. The youtube modeler replicated the "typical" stance of shore based Tomcats, whereby upon landing, one engine is shut down and the engine nozzle petals open. The plane taxis on the remaining engine to the ramp and shuts down with the hot engine shut down with the engine nozzle frozen in the closed (taxi) position. Whether it is "correct" or not depends on your point of view or scenario you want to portray in your model. HTH.
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    1/48 P-47D Razorback engine question

    Jerry, I think the major recognizable differences between the R-2800 A/B and C series engines is in the reduction crankcase between the cylinders and the propeller. The A/B series engines had a one-piece, smooth crankcase while the C series engines had two piece crankcases fastened together with a row of bolts. That should make them distinguishable. Thus, the Vector instruction that a C-series for the P-47D is incorrect and that a P-47M/P-47N is more appropriate. HTH
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    WW2 C-47 National Insignia size?

    Pulling what is close to hand, I took these measurements off 72nd National insignia measuring just the blue circle surrounding the white star, as follows: Airfix kit A08014 C-47 Skytrain D-Day: 18mm wings and fuselage Xtradecal X72083 C-47: (WW2) 18mm wings and fuselage Eagle Strike 72052 C-47: (WW2 with bars) 16mm fuselage/20mm wings (WW2 without bars) 18mm wings and fuselage 18mm in 72nd scale comes to about 51" in real life. HTH.
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    Anigrand 1/144 Boeing 307 Stratoliner

    Beautiful job sir. Did you accent body/wing panel lines after painting? Your Group Build was an eye-catcher in Omaha - too bad there wasn't a Boeing 247 to complete the series!
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    raised panel lines

    NMF is an acronym for Natural Metal Finish. HTH = Hope That Helps! :)
  7. mquan

    Stars and Bars Decals - 1/72 scale

    Fundekals. Good product and excellent service. http://www.fundekals.com/starsBars72.html
  8. mquan

    Paint Masks for 1/48 F-4 SEA scheme

    Try Gator's Masks. http://gatorsmask.com/index.html
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    1:350 USS Carl Vinson Project

    Great job. Anxiously awaiting to see your finished piece.
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    USS ESSEX, CV-9 in 1944

    A quick search of Google says this about radars on the USS Essex: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex-class_aircraft_carrier#Guns.2C_radar_and_radios Your conclusion about aircraft fitment is accurate. Yes, Essex did have quad-40s in 1944. HTH!
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    RAF Vulcan Anti Flash Markings

    Hannants has in stock Airdecal sheet ADTS7228 RAF Antiflash Avro Vulcans which is what you want. (The Internet is your friend!) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ADTS7228
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    Marine Phantom presento

    Sweeeeet!
  13. mquan

    Spring 1918: The Victor Salutes His Foe

    Bravo on a beautiful piece, Chris. Your friend is going to love it. Safe travels. cheers, Mike Quan
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    USS Yorktown CVS 1-

    No problem Tim. Look at: http://www.starfighter-decals.com/540100-essex-class-cvs-markings-for-540100.html or http://www.starfighter-decals.com/5402-uss-yorktown-cvs10-.html Note that the last decal sheet features the 1968 time frame instead of 1962-3. HTH, Mike
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    F-7F-3 Question

    Tim, Steve Ginter's book on the Tigercat has the answers and photos you seek. VF(N)-52 deployed aboard USS Antietam with F7F-2Ns too late for the war. USS Attu delivered USMC F7F-2Ns of VMF(N)-531 to Okinawa the day before hostilities ceased, whereupon they flew formal patrols as VMF(N)-533 until the signing of the formal surrender. VMF(N)-533 flew on mainland China in a "police" role to prevent/quell clashes between the Nationalist and Communist Chinese factions. Photos in the Ginter book show standardized markings on these F7F-3Ns with no nose art, nor kill markings - which would've become unbecoming of a police unit. Many many years ago, I worked with a member of this unit who flew Tigercats in China and he said it was a very tense business to keep the factions apart.
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