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Old 12-29-2008, 07:33 PM
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Hi Greg,

Yes, I was going to do Happy Jack,great scheme.
My Good friend JasonP51D will be on here soon and I think he would be more than happy tp help you, J is the man when it comes to the Historical facts on all your Warbirds,here is Jasons web page. http://www.361fg.com/

Here are some pics I have on Jacks Buggy.

Greg I would also recomend Nigel for your paint masks,as you can see on my 38 he has done a great job. http://www.flightlinegraphics.co.uk/

Keep us posted on your build , I'm sure we would all love to see.

Cheers Graham B.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:41 PM
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Thank's Graham, that was a quick reply here are some more pic's of the p-47 i'm also finishing up. I know i have too many squares in the row's but i could not get them in the correct size to match top to bottom front to back if you understand what im talking about.
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Hi Benny,

Yes I will be getting more Platnium for some other projects and I will be ordering in the new year,or you could just go direct, you can also give us a call as I'm not to far from you.

Here is my mobile no if you or anyone else wants to get in touch 07971674236.

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Old 12-29-2008, 07:54 PM
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Hi Greg,
I see you like your Duxford Gals!!!!

Your P47 looks sweet!!!,your making me itch to get started on our P47'S,
I will have 3 big 1/4 jugs to do next year thats why I need more Chrome paint,I do love the P47!!!!

Greg no probs I'm Glad we can help.

Cheers Graham B.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:15 PM
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Thank's Graham, I will try to send some pic's as i start this long and teadious adventure into the world of aluminum covering a p-38. I've been doing some playing around on how to polish this material for some of the accenting of the nose panel's and other panels on the plane. Here's what i found work's pretty good so far is something called never dull. It's like a can of cotton soaked with some kind of liquid. If anyone ever need's to polish some metal to a high shine it work's. I'll try to post pic's later.Hear are some pic's one of the polishing compond & one of the nose panels.Just thought i'd add these pic's of another lightning i built.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:56 PM
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Hi Graham.

I'll try to get in touch with you tomorrow. Would like to order some Lesonal Platinum paint. I have gone from thinking about scrapping the Flite Metal plans to deciding to do it. Have been drooloing over the pictures of your incredible P-38 since I found your thread... would love to see the miracle in the flesh, and as you say: I only live up the road...

Thank you for charing your experiance and your art with us mortals... well, at least speaking for myself...

Cheers!!

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Old 01-01-2009, 11:51 AM
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Hi Gregg,

There aren't too many photos of HJGB on the internet - however I can recomend Happy Jack's Go Buggy - A Fighter Pilot's Story by Jack Ilfrey & Mark Copeland available from amazon for 23 bucks - [link=http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Jacks-Go-Buggy-Schiffer/dp/0764306642/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230828469&sr=8-1]HJGB at amazon[/link]

It has some photos and alot of very interesting background.



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Old 01-01-2009, 05:34 PM
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Thank's Jason, I will check into that book for some reference, just thought somebody might have had pic's of the one that was restoried here in the states for the duxford museum over there.


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Old 01-02-2009, 11:57 AM
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Hi All!
Does anyone know if someone made/makes fiberglass cowls for the P-38 E/F/Gs that are sized for Ziroli / Robart kits?
It would be nice to build an early model P-38 for once...even if it exposes the motors more.

Please chime in if you know of a source.

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Howdy langerl,
I am in the process of building my robart p-38 as a F or G model. I already have the early model cowlings . When I originally ordered my kit from robart,( years ago), I asked them to make me an F, G, H, model. Sadly, the cowlings were the only thing their guy got right. They sent me L model radiators with the back cut off, a J and L model canopy, ( ziroli canopy), and the incorrect intercooler inlet. Thats the intake attached to the outside of the booms at the trailing edge of the wing. Robart could never get their guy to make the right parts and after awhile, I got tired of calling.
But!!, I like scratch building. I have completely scratch built my cockpit with the correct control wheel, instument panel, gun sight, radio deck, etc., etc.. I have the round wind screen cut out of 020 white sheet plastic and currently taped to the model now. Still needs quite a bit of fine tunning and fitting before I'm satisfied with it's look. I have one correct radiator made out of pink foam that I need to find someone local here with a vac-formmer to make four for me. I went thru alot of foam before I got one I liked.!!
I don't know who's more anal about scale detail, me or Ron! He may have a slight edge on me!!!!
Feel free to call me, I'm disabled and always home in my "hanger", ( I think my wife wants the garage back!).I will be doing steady every day work on this gal until I'm done. Engines will have to wait until someone comes up with a slim engine. Radio gear will come later also as I don't have the money. Hollar at me.
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Hi Graham.

I have done some research on the Lesonal paint. I don't know if you order your paint from Germany or the UK and you might already know about this company:

Movac
11 Portman Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BP

Tel. 08708-350048

They don't stock it but will make it to order. I don't know if there is a minimal amount when you order as I haven't spoken to them. I'm still interested in getting the paint from you when you get your delivery.

Regarding the flying site, have not checked yet as I have been up to my neck at work... Oh,wonderful X-mas!! So many teeth fractured on nuts and toffee. Bad for the tooth owner good for my wallet

Was great speaking to you and hoping to see you and Buckaroo soon!!

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More photos of Happy Jack
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HEY JASON THANK'S FOR FINDING THESE PICS ALREADY FOUND A COUPLE OF THEM BUT NEEDED THE OTHER TWO FROM THE TOP MIDDLE PICS.I also have an alternet color scheme that really turned me on because i'd like a highly polished finish.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:59 AM
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Hi Benny,
Yep got your text today, what i will do is wait and see what these new samples are like,{Argentum} and compare it with little Buck.

Here is the spec sheet, http://image2-9.rcuniverse.com/e1/fo...40/Fd92191.pdf

Yes Benny ,we are itching to get out and get some flying done, keep me posted.

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Hi Graham, How are you have not seen any thing posted in awhile so just though i'd send you some pic's of the beginings of my
adventure in the world of aluminium covering.



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DA 50's sweet Greg!

Happy landings
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Greg,

If you like a highly polished P-38 try these!!
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yesss!!!!!! i agree!!!
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Jason that is a G model the cowls are wrong for my J model but thanks anyway i've seen it and it is beutiful. I'll stick with this one. How about two of these in it for power. To big these are 1/4 scale castings for a rolls royce merlin made hear in USA.
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Hi Graham.

Any luck with the paint yet? Itching to see wat it is like... Checked the flying-site a few days ago and, no surprise, it's badly waterlogged and the grass is rather long.
Keep in touch...

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Hi Benny,
Hope you are well,
Sorry I missed your call ,been out of it for a few days with the flue.
Some good news, we have had some luck with a company/supplier in Bristol and are sorting it out, plus we should get it at a better price.

Benny, thanks for keeping us posted on your site,just let us now and we will be there.
Roll on the sunny dry weather!!!!

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Hi Benny,

Here is that firm from Bristol they are called JCA coatings at avonmouth bristol, 0117 982 1234.

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Hi Dave,
Good to see you last night even though only for a short while.
Here are the Pics from Raydon,look blue skyes[X(][X(]

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