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Minicraft P-3C Orion in 1/72nd Scale

Minicraft P-3C Orion, No. 1147, in 1/72nd scale by Paul Gasiorowski Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración (EA6E) (Exploration naval Sqd) The first P-3 Orion entered service in 1962. It was based on Lockheed passenger aircraft the Electra, shortened in the nose and a MAD … Continue reading

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2017 February Meeting Notes

February 17, 2017 McKinstry Meeting Theme: South of the Border/South America Program: Using washes, Mike Hanlon Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, THE TICK, Mike Hanlon, Lee Lygiros, Charlie Scardon, Bill Soppet, Dan Paulien, Steve Kumamoto, Frank Ress, … Continue reading

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2017 January Meeting Notes

January 20, 2017 McKinstry Meeting Theme: Prop jobs and ships – Korean War Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, THE TICK, Mike Hanlon, Jim Batchelder, Frank Ress, Brian Gardner, Charlie Scardon, Steve Kumamoto The meeting was held in … Continue reading

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2016 November Meeting Notes

November 18, 2016 McKinstry Meeting Theme: Radial Engines Post-WWII Notes by Paul Gasiorowski and The Tick Attendees were: Frank Ress, Paul Gasiorowski, Jim Batchelder, THE TICK, Charlie Scardon, Steve Kumamoto, Dan Paulien, Carl Geiger, Mike Hanlon There were not so many … Continue reading

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Minicraft PB4Y-1 Liberator in 1/72nd scale

Minicraft PB4Y-1 Liberator in 1/72nd scale by Charlie Scardon   The Minicraft PB4Y-1 kit has been around for some time now and is one of five versions they offer. It was the best B-24 available until the advent of the Hasegawa … Continue reading

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Thundercals 48-005 for 1/48th P-47 kits

Thundercals National Insignia and Data Decals for the P-47, No 48-005 by the Tick 48-005 Type 4 national Insignia and data Decals Pt1 for the P-47 Thunderbolt Besides enough insignia to do 9 complete aircraft in multiple configurations, there is plenty … Continue reading

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2016 October Meeting Notes

October 21, 2016 McKinstry Meeting Theme: ADC (that’s Air Defense Command, for the acronym-challenged) Notes by The Tick and Paul Attendees were: Paul Gasiorowski, Mike Hanlon, THE TICK, Charlie Scardon, Jim Batchelder, Frank Ress, Brian Gardner, Bill Soppet, Lee Lygiros, … Continue reading

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