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About RobBenson

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    Never found one within 40 miles!
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    Monte Vista
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    Alamosa, CO AKA Northern Rio Grande Rift
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    US Naval Aviation
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    Sailing vessels (typically wood kits, heresy!)

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  1. I can't take any credit for the events and exhibit, other than posting the "bait" that some family members in the SF area are using to lure me out there!
  2. I don't think this news has been posted yet, but for everyone traveling through, or already in San Francisco over the next 6 months, here's some cool stuff to see: Aviation Evolutions The Jim Lund 1:72 Scale Model Airplane Collection San Francisco International Airport • Aviation Museum & Library September 23, 2017 – May 13, 2018 ONLINE EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE SAVE THE DATE October 28, 2017 The Jim Lund Model Aircraft Collection and Lecture Progr
  3. I am working on the AM re-pop of the same kit. I can send you the tab actuators. The Wolfpack folded wings aftermarket parts I am using came with the same, and now extra actuator parts. I will be happy to mail you my extras. Email me your mailing address at riogranderift@gmail.com and I will stick those parts in the mail for you right away. Cheers, Rob
  4. A friend of mine told me about a new PBY museum up on Whidbey Island. I haven't been there yet, but the website has some good pictures and it appears to have some great displays, like an eyeball turret! Their Facebook page is also excellent. I found some interior shots of PBMs and PBYs along with a few other gem details. Another good reference site and it certainly appears to be worth a visit. PBY Memorial Foundation http://pbymf.org/ Cheers, Rob
  5. Thanks Gentlemen, this gives me something to work with! Have a good weekend, Rob
  6. Has anyone attempted to model folded wings on a 1/48 F-4N (Hasegawa) or similar? I try to do this generally on carrier birds in my collection. I didn't find any conversion kits, like the ones G-Factor and Paragon make/made. Suggestions? Or am I insane to consider of this? Thanks for your ideas! Cheers, Rob
  7. I checked with a local chemist today. CA doesn't react with lead, but his thought was to try tungsten beads. Tungsten is denser and less toxic that lead. Fly-fishing stores often have them in the fly-tying materials section, and sporting goods stores may sell them in the reloading supplies. More expensive, but in the amount we use, maybe tungsten is a good choice.
  8. Hi All, While working on the RM EA-6B in 1/48, the forward canopy slipped off my desk unnoticed, that is until I rolled my chair across it. The resulting shards are beyond repair even for a vac-mold. I couldn't find any aftermarket canopies. Any ideas? Sources? Got an extra canopy to sell or trade? Thanks! Rob Benson
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