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    November 2005
Attention pilots
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 6:04 PM
I am wondering how many fellow modelers who are also pilots have built models of your particular aircraft. I earned my private pilot certificate about three months ago, and I am working on a 1/48 version of the Cessna 152 in which I first soloed and then took my chickride. I would love to hear from any fellow pilot/modelers who have replicated their aircraft!

God Bless!

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    March 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by JGUIGNARD on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 10:20 PM

I also built a model of the C-152, but I just used the kit scheme, which did not match any of the planes I happened to have flown. At the time I just did not have the patience to do all that masking it would have taken .

When Airshow Models brings out their 1/32nd Pitts S-1S, I am going to build one and do it up in a "what if" scheme.

Most of us are acquainted with at least one "know-it-all". He may be as close as the mirror. [}:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 11:39 PM
I learned to fly in a Piper Tomahawk - PA-38-112, an awful airplane and the last thing I would want is a model of that little beast :-)
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 8, 2003 5:49 PM
The "Trauma-hawk"? You poor thing! I learned to fly in a PA 28-161 Warrior. They sure are great planes to start out in. Haven't tried building a model of one yet. I am thinking about doing a model of one of my customers aircraft. I'm also an A&P working at an FBOSmile [:)].

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    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Thursday, May 8, 2003 6:24 PM
As a pilot for over ten years and over 1,000 hours of flight time, I have yet to build a model of anything I have piloted. I find it more fun to build acft that I worked on, or was a Crew Chief on in the Air Force. A F-4D with six Mk-82HD. Two Aim-7 missiles, center line SUU-23 gun pod, ALQ-87 ECM pod, and two 370 Gal. drop tanks. Ser # 66-8711 with three MIG kills. The power of destruction.


 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 8, 2003 11:05 PM
I'm currently flying a B-717 which has not been kitted yet as far as I know. I also flew the DC-9-10 and -30 for about seven years and I do have a couple kits of that airplane around. I am a WWII nut though and I just can't get excited about building civilian stuff. Maybe someday!


P.S. No, I don't work for AirTran...Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 9, 2003 5:26 AM
I´m putting together a C150 that my younger brother solo'ed in. Thought it would be a nice thing to do.
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    December 2002
  • From: Oak Harbor, WA
Posted by Kolja94 on Friday, May 9, 2003 8:47 PM
I've done one EA-6B Prowler (600+ hours and counting) with several more in the stash. Also have a T-34C in the stash.

Wouldn't mind adding a T-1 (Air Force version of Beech 400), T-39 and a T-2C to the collection. Not sure if I'll ever find a T-39 though....


  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: Abbotsford, B.C. Canada
Posted by DrewH on Sunday, May 11, 2003 4:51 PM
I'm currently working(still) on a 1\48 CT-114 tutor that I flew in the CAF. I amounced about 75 hrs. and still wish it wasn't retired.

I started out on gliders, then flew muskateers for a brief time as a predacessor to the tutor. I still will fly anything that has the keys left lying arround.

Building WWII to modern keeps me going with the notion of flight and the memories of the times I had(sniff).
Take this plastic and model it!

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