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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-19-2019, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/Z7G8DtS.jpg

You've gotta admit, the B-29 looked a whole lot like a metalized Hebrew National Kosher Sausage, a gargantuan tube steak able to smack the livin' wu tang out of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-12-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/hPEt0qI.jpg

Maybe I shouldn't smirk, but tell me I'm wrong: The TSR.2, with its extended, gangly landing gear on final approach, bore a striking resemblance to a Puffin bird...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

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Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America's ace of aces in WWI, said of Frank Luke, “He was the most daring aviator and greatest fighter pilot of the entire war. His life...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-29-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 640
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Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/st41YZp.jpg

Not all toilet papers are equal, assorted brands differing in style, cost, softness, color, size and plies. Some are absorbent and soft while others aren't; some...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-28-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 997
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: When are you done with your collection?

I've been collecting military diecast models for over 15 years and own over 2,000 models. To say I'm addicted is an understatement, more probably an undiagnosed mental disorder (to be brutally...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

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Imagine you're a Polish lancer in the small town of Krojanty, and your commander orders you and your comrades to attack a horde of German panzers clanking your way....
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter Tiger II

https://i.imgur.com/iRO4t63.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

https://i.imgur.com/NnQATd8.jpg

There ya go, Mitanirc3!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

Thanks, Cheesecake! Yeah, the Mirage 2000 is quite a bird. :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-12-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

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Given that I relish French confectioneries, cuisine, and temptacious Mademoiselles, it should come as no surprise that I commend the Dassault Mirage 2000 too—one of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

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Given that the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk wasn't a fighter but a ground-attack aircraft, why do you suppose the Air Force designated it with an "F" versus a "B" or...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

(Dear readers: The DeAgostini 1/72 Mitsubishi A5M 'Claude' doesn't qualify as a 'Gone but Not Forgotten' model (having been issued as late as 2017), but I thought you'd enjoy reading about it...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/a5ykwA9.jpg

As a keen observer, you've doubtless noticed that some aircraft bear an uncanny resemblance to assorted fish or mammals. The Me-262, for instance, bore a striking...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-24-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/vPCaWSa.jpg

As wacky as this sounds, supermarket tabloids recently claimed that prehistoric Pterodactyls flew in formation above Washington D.C. and other cities, stoking fears...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-24-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

MiG-17

https://i.imgur.com/P3Bkzpa.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Lockheed S-3B Viking

https://i.imgur.com/y0IWW5V.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-21-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/DKtiTDD.jpg

Half past eight on the first morning of Operation Desert Storm, three Tornados streaked across a dazzling sky. Having just refueled far above Saudi Arabia, the jets...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/aEi184u.jpg

Stare in the face of a Ju-88 and tell me it doesn't look totally insectoid with its bulging, "beetle's eye"canopy and chucklesome multi-paneled nose glazing. It's...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-16-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

MiG-21

https://i.imgur.com/QhnY7xl.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-13-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/7cPvEKi.jpg

An icon is a symbol. It can be literal, like the little trashcan on your computer desktop, or metaphorical, like Michael Jackson, pop idol/creepophile. Similarly,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-13-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Grumman F-14 Tomcat ...

https://i.imgur.com/YViluUH.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/MZ4Xd13.jpg

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was the best "multirole" warbird of WWII, possibly the best warbird, period. That's saying a lot considering the plane's...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-04-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

MiG-29 ...

https://i.imgur.com/2aL49Vg.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-31-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/LP91UsZ.jpg

World War II emphatically demonstrated that no one nation holds the monopoly on effective, superlative weaponry. The Germans fielded the Messerschmitt Me 262, the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-31-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Tu-95 Bear ...

https://i.imgur.com/FeelQg6.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

Excellent buy, Blues Boy! You got yourself a fantabulous model. P-47s are the bomb!!!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-27-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Appreciate the thought, Cheesy. Thank you! :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/Sp7BLra.jpg

One of the great pleasures I get from writing model reviews on the DA.C is to research various aircraft, their strengths, their weaknesses, their histories. When...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-26-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Rockwell B-1 Lancer ...

https://i.imgur.com/OEM381k.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-25-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/xdn9U8G.jpg

Remember the part in the movie Jaws where Quint tells Hooper and Brody about the shark attacks following the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? And a Lockheed Ventura...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-25-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Antonov An-2 ...

https://i.imgur.com/SAQAx24.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

B-29 ...

https://i.imgur.com/OIHS7ue.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-24-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/b9tTxP0.jpg

Ask Israeli Air Force ace Giora Epstein and he'd tell you the Dassault Mirage IIICJ was bombtastical, so off-the-hook funkadelic that you needed only buckle in and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-24-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Dassault Rafale ...

https://i.imgur.com/6h6y5l7.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-21-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer ...

https://i.imgur.com/XCWZhaX.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-18-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Boeing B-52 ...

https://i.imgur.com/2uQduXV.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-18-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/eF4Nn7b.jpg

In light of this remarkable bi-plane's deeds, it's difficult not to drop praises on it like a rock slide. Bottom line, Germany fielded a wicked cool fighter so...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-16-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Ju-87 Stuka ...

https://i.imgur.com/uN7UG85.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-16-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/WQxxZNh.jpg

In an alternate universe, the Aichi-produced B7A "Ryusei" (nicknamed "Grace" by the Allies) might have proved a genuine whackasaurus-rex ship killer that routinely...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-14-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Had you in mind, cheesecake. Enjoy! :D
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-13-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Dassault Rafale ...

https://i.imgur.com/JVQ0YEx.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/IAoxgkH.jpg

Admittedly, I recently wrote about the MiG-15 and just what a cannibal corpse it was, a genuine Frankenstein of the skies but ultimately superb fighter with a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-12-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

F-16 ...

https://i.imgur.com/m07DJLC.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-11-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/bOanrSX.jpg

Pound for pound, muscle for muscle, nose hair for nose hair, the Hawker Sea Fury was one of the badest prop fighters ever conceived, Darth Vader and Steven Segal...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Gone but Not Forgotten

https://i.imgur.com/QSn8IjC.jpg

Exasperated that Chuck Yeager had broken the sound barrier in an experimental rocket-powered Bell X-1 (and not one of their own aircraft), North American drummed...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

North American Mustang P-51D ...

https://i.imgur.com/F8AwDKI.jpg

Bye, Folks!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Sukhoi Su-34 ...

https://i.imgur.com/CEJxbTt.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Harrier ...

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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

Fokker D.VI ...

https://i.imgur.com/OfPY93R.jpg
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Richtofen888
Re: Richtofen's Wallpaper

F8-E Crusader ...

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