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  1. An alternative approach is to mask off the canopy, slather on the Milliput and sand to shape once it's dry.
  2. A few years ago, the owner of CanMilAir decals lost his ALPS printer, rendering the decal portion of his business defunct, a great loss to RCAF fans everywhere. Recently, Above and Below graphics of Victoria has taken over printing the CanMilAir line, and releasing new decal sets.
  3. Oh, wait. That's not right.
  4. I've always wondered why such an influential car wasn't better served by the model companies until ICM came along. There's so much potential for variants.
  5. I'm going to have to not get one, because I'd want to do all of those schemes and I haven't got anywhere near the room for them all.
  6. Who needs a TamiFujiGawa wunderkit when this one looks just as good when it's done right?
  7. That'd cause you strife with MikroMir kits, because the PE is essential to the model. Without it, you can't build the kit.
  8. Some thoughts about the 747
  9. This was also a problem in the air, and was a quick-and-dirty substitute for flaps. It produced more drag, but not any more lift, so it was an unpopular solution with pilots. It did, however, let you descend much more steeply at a sane airspeed, letting you set down on shorter airstrips or over tall obstacles on the glidepath. Pilots can use them to control their height and airspeed in the circuit much the same way gliders do.
  10. Puss Moths had a notorious weakness. They were prone to flutter, which caused several in-flight breakups with corresponding fatalities. The flutter was finally solved by a jury-strut leading from about the lower third of the forward wing strut up to the trailing wing mount. It's clearly visible in the photos above, like this one: Leopard moths didn't need this strut, so there's 2 readily seen recognition features to tell them apart :)
  11. Leopard Moths have a similar system, but since the struts are shorter, the airbrake portion is correspondingly wider, and looks a lot like an NHL goalie pad (or possibly a cricket pad for you English lot). Here's one with the brakes full on.
  12. Yep. Take a look at those wheel struts going up to the top of the windscreen. Do you see a linkage coming out from the bottom of the windscreen to the strut? That linkage turns them 90 degrees to the airflow, giving you lots of lovely drag. Look closely at this tiny little picture:
  13. I've always wanted to fly one of these, mostly to try out the air brakes.
  14. That's a very nice result. And really, apart from the missing bulges on the lower fuselage, that kit's more of a G than an F to begin with. Monogram released the G first, and later on the F without changing the antenna fit.
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