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@navy-bird Bill Gilman

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Old man who still likes to glue pieces of plastic together. However, unlike my earlier years, I no longer rig fireworks inside in order to simulate a direct air-to-air missile hit.

Based in Rochester, NY, USA – one of the garden spots of the Western Hemisphere and home to the “garbage plate.” (Google it.)

Main interest is Naval Aviation, matters not to me whether pulling, pushing, or reheating. My brother flew Jolly Green Giants in ‘Nam, my uncle flew Hellcats in WWII, and my grandfather flew a Spad in the Great War. I flew a Chevy Corvair at university.

Build mainly in Braille Scale. The money saved from not buying larger kits will help pay for correcting vision problems from working with 1/72 scale photoetch.

1:72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I had the idea of building the 1:72 Trumpeter Lightning F.2A kit. It looked great in the box, so it should be a nice quick little build, eh? Those of you who are familiar with that kit and its foils know tha[...]