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  1. Appreciate that! Hey...finally someone who found it funny!!
  2. Yes and no. Wound up cobbling up a figure from two different police figure kits. Turned out all right. At least the magazine was satisfied. Here's a couple or three shots of the end result.
  3. Hey Carlos, Yep, that's the one. Here's the story that Lloyd told. When Revell decided to produce a kit of the F-104, it was still a more or less classified aircraft and the landing gear design was definitely classified. Ergo, the USAF provided Revell with the necessary drawings to produce a model of the aircraft...EXCEPT for the landing gear. Initially, Revell intended to produce a kit that could be mounted on a swivel ball in flight configuration, much as many of their earlier kits had been. For whatever reason that Lloyd didn't describe, Revell decided that they would really l
  4. Hello Carlos, There's a very interesting story involving the original Revell F-104 kit...not the one you have but the original F-104 Revell produced when the 104's landing gear design was still classified. Lloyd Jones was directly involved in it and I got the story direct from Lloyd during a telcon some years after the smoke had settled. I'm talking the original 1958 vintage kit with a Revell Authentic Kit logo in the lower right hand corner. The aircraft was identified on the boxtop as a Starfighter with Sidewinder Missiles but F-104 was nowhere to be seen.
  5. I know. Seems like that's one of my favorite errors! Thanks for the catch.
  6. O.K., what color would you suggest other than white? Also, rather than Times New Roman, which is a newspaper default font, what font would you suggest?
  7. Hi all, At the risk of wearing everyone out asking for opinions, I have finished revising my Scaleworld website...at least until your opinions show up. I'd appreciate it if y'all would check out the site...you can find it HERE...and need your opinions/critiques on it's overall appearance, how it works and more. Please be as specific as possible. Thanks in advance.
  8. Check out an architectural supply. What you're looking for is something on the order of Chart-Pak or similar graphic arts tape. Graphic arts tape in varying widths is designed to follow curves, some of them fairly tight. Staples carries black Chart Pak as narrow as 1/16", but I used to see it in artist's supply shops as narrow as 1/64" which is almost too narrow to see. Hope this helps.
  9. Bottom line is that the last few years....especially the last couple or three years....allows Squadron to be used as a classic example of "How to destroy a business in insert number here easy steps."
  10. Another indication of where they were going was when they 'reformuated' Squadron White Stuff to the point that it became useless. Allegedly it was the manufacturer's fault, but.....
  11. And what most people don't realize is that the pandemic will continue to cause changes...and many of those changes we won't like one bit...even after vaccines become widely available.
  12. Valid point. It'll be interesting to see what some of the rest of you have to say.
  13. The trickledown effects from Squadron closing are beginning to be felt. I have been working on a how-to e-book on the Encore/Squadron 1/48 A-37. So the question is: Do I complete the e-book and add it to my product list or scrap it and move on to a different subject?
  14. I never met Bill Matthews, being on the American side of the pond, but had been reading his RAF Flying Review Model Talk column for some time before his fateful mention resulting in the formation of the British Plastic Modeller's Society/International Plastic Modeller's Society. Every IPMS member, whatever country they are in, owe Bill Matthews a debt of gratitude. The worldwide network of IPMS...from National branches to regional and local chapters are a memorial that his family can be proud of.
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