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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Blue Angels
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 01:45 AM UTC
New subject, 1/72 Hasegawa F9F-2 as an early Blue Angels jet, circa 1949 season. The blue was more like a royal blue, this was before they adapted the current color. Here's a picture of the color and my start.---John
bluepanthers by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 01:49 AM UTC
The kit and cockpit.---John
Panther 1 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
Panther 2 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
Panther 4 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 01:54 AM UTC
Better color picture.---John
Blue Angel F9F-2 web (640x375) by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 02:18 AM UTC
In that last picture I was hoping Lois Lane would come hopping out of that Studebaker parked off to the right of the picture! Miss the good old days.---John
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 04:46 AM UTC
Cockpit installed in fuselage, I added weight to the area forward of the nose well.---John
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:08 PM UTC
Wings and intakes assembled. I painted the inside of the intakes silver, although I have seen them chromate green also.---John
Panther 9 by jvandeu53, on Flickr
john53
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC
I added weight to the nose, glued the horizontal stabilizers on and painted the rear deck and anti glare shield over the instrument panel flat black.---John
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by jvandeu53, on Flickr