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hello from Montana

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So hello from the Rockies. Have only recently got into 1/144, but in deep.
I am focusing on Cold War history, with both sides missiles & the classic aircraft.
Started this Winter with one of those ancient "US Missiles" by Monogram in that strange 1/128
Very dirty from storage, I am still cleaning it up - dirt & an eight year old's handiwork
Then picked up 1/144 with the Monogram "US/USSR Missiles"
Then really found out about 1/144 3D printing
To finish today with rocketry, am building a kit USAF Titan IIIc & a scratch built Soviet La-350 Burya cruise missile
the one aircraft kit I am having great difficulty finding is an A-26 Invader
I enjoy the prop aircraft that endured the Jet Age - F4Us & F-51s
Just retired from thirty years of teaching history, best job in the world
before this, 7x years in the US Army paratroopers stationed in Italy;
then 20 years infantry in the MT National Guard "and a few wars"
But I keep busy with:
one good, the best wife
two jeeps '45 GPW & '51 M38
three great sons 1996 1999 2005
four fun dogs
five other vehicles to wrench on
44x ex-racing pigeons
as many rifles
twenty times as many books
& a ton of unbuilt 1/144

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Firstly, a very warm welcome from a slightly chilly Melbourne - Victoria, not Florida. Sounds like you've got one helluva stash, so we eagerly look forward to seeing your builds. And feel free to join in on any of the three Group Builds currently running. I suspect "1942" is out of your range of interests, but the Falklands definitely falls into the Cold War period, whilst there are some excellent Ukrainian kit options that cover the whole era.

PS. Are the racing pigeons to 1/144 scale? I know I'm tempting fate asking that because there's a couple of our members who are likely to go away and scratchbuild a detailed flock of the things! :lol:
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GB18 - B-25B Mitchell (F-Toys), Beaufighter Mk VIc (Mark I), MC.200 Folgore (F-Toys)
GB20 - AW.650-222 Argosy (MikroMir)
Other - Arado Ar196A-1 (F-Toys)

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Alpino

Welcome to the group, an intersting set of hobbies you have their - seems to be strong device between "summertime" and "snowtime" hobbies :D

BD99

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Greetings and welcome to the madhouse.

Well to paraphrase the old saying, you don't have to be mad to be a member here but it helps :D
the one aircraft kit I am having great difficulty finding is an A-26 Invader
There are some available but its not always easy to track them down. One of my personal favourites - I like the solid nose multigun version and built the Airfix 1/72 some years ago.

You need to track down the Platz kit (which is also the F-Toys model)
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Or the Attack Bomber Collection from F-Toys

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There was also an RAF example as a special item in that collection.

Finally there is a diecast model of the A-26 - I think its by Altaya - which is the solid nose version. I have an example somewhere and will post a photo if I can find it.

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Welcome! From London. The only time I went to Montana as a child it made a big impression. Greatly looking forward to seeing your builds. I started that monogram rocket kit but I got distracted by a house move and I’m not sure where they all got to! Great to have you here.

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I enjoy the prop aircraft that endured the Jet Age - F4Us & F-51s
Other good ones were the F-82 Twin Mustang, Grumman Tigercat and of course the A-1 Skyraider.

On our side of the pond, the Westland Wyvern (in service until 1958), Sea Fury (retired by Fleet Air Arm circa 1954 but remained in service with the Burmese airforce until the late 60s), and late model Spitfire and Seafires which were still in service in the 1950s.

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Welcome to the Kamp!

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And it's a welcome from here in Devon England where's it's sunny when it's not raining.

David

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Post by ID19 »

... and a warm welcome from the Eifel in Germany(eastern extension of the Ardennes, weather like in Devon ;) ), too!
I share your passion for Cold War equipment, both aviation and vehicles, and I'm looking forward to seeing your builds!
Fritz

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