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hasegawa 1/48…eagle strike 48092…
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Editor said on April 14, 2013
bob mack said on April 14, 2013
thank you martin for the compliment and this wonderful site…everyone is so nice here
Editor said on April 15, 2013
Craig Abrahamson said on April 14, 2013
Very nice job!
thank you craig…i’ve been through all your builds in earnest here…you have really mastered the metal
AL HOFFMAN said on April 14, 2013
That’s definitely a stunner!
thank you al…your martin b-10 and f-84 were inspiring
Michael Presley said on April 14, 2013
I knew Bill Taylor for many years. His son, Roy, was my
best friend in the 6th Grade in Irving Texas in the mid-sixties.
Mary Nell was Mrs. Taylor.
Bill was an executive with Texaco, & the family moved to Belgium in
1966. Later returned to Arlington Texas. Last saw Bill & Mary around
1977, If memory serves.
I have Bill Taylor’s pilot’s wings.
that is phenomenal mike…what a wonderful story…and terrific that you have his wings…what a privilege…he must have thought a lot of you thank you for the wonderful post
Ah Roy gave me his wings…He, his brother Bill Jr., & sister Mary
thought all that war stuff was boring. I think me & my brother were the only ones who ever asked him about any of it.
I remember Mr. Taylor hated P-47s primarily because he had engine failure during a takeoff in one, got his sleeve caught in the throttle, & barely got out in time.
Once told me he chased a Me-109 into a terminal dive, that almost got him too.
Roy showed me the clippings from the Dallas Morning News (I think) about his capture. They were shooting up a German airfield in Southern Germany near the Alps, & he got hit by AAA. The SS captured him & beat him badly before the Luftwaffe showed up, & stopped it.
Anyway, to give you an idea how long ago that was, Jonny Quest was on prime-time TV, & the 6th Grade set never missed it.
I have the Eagle Strike sheet too, but just haven’t gotten around to the build….despite Tom Cleaver’s urging.
great story…and harrowing…i was born in 52 so i understand the time frame [ johnny quest]…when you build it notice you have to remove the fin fillet…alclad grey prime [any prime would do even ace hardware but alclad dries in seconds]…dura aluminum and aqua gloss…testors steel or magnesium on exhaust plate…and thank you for the compliment
1952 as well…
Yeah, I know the Alclad drill
Oh, & a really nice build, Bob!
Alclads, I take it?
Seamus Boughe said on April 14, 2013
Nice to see someone building the Hasegawa P-51. That kit is definitely underated. Wheel wells are a bit shallow so it makes perfect sense to leave the inner gear doors in the up position. Very clean and sharp build. Keep up the good work
bob mack said on April 15, 2013
thank you seamus you are a true master
Gary Brantley said on April 15, 2013
That’s a beauty Bob! Wow. She looks great from any angle.
Michael Smith said on August 19, 2017
Mary Nell was my mothers’s cousin and we grew up looking up to Uncle Harold (how he got Harold I don’t know) because his “Mary Nell” was one of the decal options for the 1/72 MPC kit that was in stores in 1970s. I told Mary Nell a couple of years ago shortly before she passed that I was going to get a model of her plane done soon, and just got the 1/72 decals in today.
Beautiful build! I’ll be studying it.
bob mack said on August 19, 2017
thank you mike…read mike presseleys comments above
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