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Ghost of Kyiv... Asking for prayers

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MattP wrote:
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It's like I have no interest in building anything with a red star ...
Me too. I don't want to even look at anything Russian right now.

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Well people, by the Ukraine's own admission the "Ghost of Kyiv" is a myth... I can truely understand why. when the story was released the country was in the middle of a violent invasion. They NEEDED something to let them know there's hope. And this story of an unknown 'hero' was out there. I do not blame them one bit.

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Yes, I saw the story earlier today. However, like you said, nothing wrong with the concept or the intention. After all, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Captain America in March 1941, in part to boost patriotism at the time. Whilst the "Ghost" had a more realistic persona and used conventional weaponry, the idea was again to promote hope against overwhelming odds.
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smeg1959 wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 8:55
Yes, I saw the story earlier today. However, like you said, nothing wrong with the concept or the intention. After all, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Captain America in March 1941, in part to boost patriotism at the time. Whilst the "Ghost" had a more realistic persona and used conventional weaponry, the idea was again to promote hope against overwhelming odds.
Well said Sir, well said...

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To be honest I don't think many of us really believed that it was actually a single super-ace - unfortunately today's modern, computer aided air combat doesn't really allow for pilots to demonstrate their individual skills to that extent, compared to traditional hand flying and close range shooting - however I have no doubt about the bravery of the Ukrainian AF pilots and crew and I'm sure many individual heroes will emerge once the fog of war clears.

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Tim R-T-C wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:10
To be honest I don't think many of us really believed that it was actually a single super-ace - unfortunately today's modern, computer aided air combat doesn't really allow for pilots to demonstrate their individual skills to that extent, compared to traditional hand flying and close range shooting - however I have no doubt about the bravery of the Ukrainian AF pilots and crew and I'm sure many individual heroes will emerge once the fog of war clears.
Tim, as said I for smeg1959, "Well said sir, well said". you comments are equally appreciated and very correct. Time will show the strength of the Ukrainian troops and the resolve of the Ukrainian people.

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Incidentally, I note that ICM - another Kyiv-based manufacturer - will soon be releasing a 1/72 MiG-29 "Ghost of Kyiv". I get the feeling a 1/144 rendition - either from ICM or one of their fellow Ukrainian model makers - would be most welcome, too.
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smeg1959 wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 12:24
Incidentally, I note that ICM - another Kyiv-based manufacturer - will soon be releasing a 1/72 MiG-29 "Ghost of Kyiv". I get the feeling a 1/144 rendition - either from ICM or one of their fellow Ukrainian model makers - would be most welcome, too.
Indeed so! Wouldn't be bad if they also got hold of F-Toys' MiG-29C 9-13, to produce a 1/144 release...

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