This Minicraft (Academy) B-24 has the nose molded separately in order to allow the same basic fuselage parts to be used in a variety of different B-24 sub-type kits. But this causes problems. The parts don’t really fit, so you have to do something about it. My approach is to attach any “inserts” early on …

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The secret of Brush Cleaning Kung Fu has been passed down by Wu Chi Masters of Ancient China. It was encased in the tanned intestine of a snow leopard and carried by specially trained monkeys to a far off monastery where it has remained for one thousand years. It was never to be revealed to …

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I received a comment from Zenek M. today that consisted, basically, of this message: Love lurking on the ATF because of the many kind souls, but I cannot stand the unwillingness or inability of the main mod to think… I deleted some stuff that was less thoughtful and more direct. This comment was intended to …

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I guess when a reliable WordPress plugin has an epic “oops” moment and crashes, but the author sends out a fix the next day, then that is something that should be taken in stride and accepted. I shouldn’t go shopping for a new “subscribers” plugin, because the old one is working. That one glitch should …

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The image below shows the fuselage from the Meng F-102 next to the fuselage from the Academy B-24. The F-102 was a large aircraft. So were the other “Century Series” fighter planes that were so darn huge and ended up being very large targets over North Vietnam. What happened? Why did U.S. “fighter” aircraft become …

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I’m starting to get excited. I found the lost and derelict decals from an old Revell kit in 1/72 of the B-24D. There, in yellowed glory, were the Skulls and Cross-bombs of the 90th Bomb Group. Like the aircraft pictured in this Jack Leynwood masterpiece. …and I’m a gonna build it. The only tricky part …

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I’ll bet you thought I was kidding about drawing cartoons. Or maybe the world I’m searching for “hallucinating.” Well, here a couple of my hilarious cartoons. I have more of them. ********************************************************************************************** Yeah.  Showed YOU. I DO draw cartoons. Told ya…

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