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Easy Add-on Details for your Warbird

Sep 05, 2012 12 Comments

While I was building my giant scale Top Flite F4U Corsair, I wanted to add just a touch of detail to help break up it’s all blue paint scheme. This is very easy to do with some basic techniques and supplies. Here’s how I did it…   The technique for adding panel lines with a [...]

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Building with Foam — The Latest Edition

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

Not only the novice builder but also the advanced scratch-builders will benefit from this easy to read Revised Edition of “BUILDING WITH FOAM” . The book is the result of 20 years of mistakes and successes updated with the current construction materials available today. Inside you will learn how to make “homemade” tools such as [...]

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Flying Warbirds: a Checklist for Success

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments

Wabirds, especially giant scale warbirds, are as popular as can be, and every day it seems there are new kits and ARFs coming to the market for RC warbird lovers to fly. Go to any warbird event and you will see at least these three classic fighters, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-51D Mustang and the [...]

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Scale Hinges: Building Secrets of the Pros

Aug 16, 2012 11 Comments

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do “scale [...]

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World War 1 Action over Long Island

Aug 13, 2012 5 Comments

If you like the sight and sounds of vintage WW1 biplanes, triplanes, spot landings and bomb drops, then the guys of the Long Island Skyhawks have an event for you. The “Skyhawks over the Front” is reminencient of the old mission days of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s WW1 Jamboree in that, this is a fun [...]

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Candid Moments from Warbirds over Delaware – 150 unpublished photos

Aug 10, 2012 2 Comments

 We just laid out our Warbirds over Delaware article for the November 2012 issue of MAN. So many great photos were taken and just a few could be used in our great 5 page layout. Here’s a gallery of un-used but still very cool and exciting photos shot by Gerry Yarrish and his assistant Rebecca [...]

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Masterpiece in the Making: 35% Model D Bristol Scout

Aug 08, 2012 17 Comments

During my recent trip to the Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston Ontario, I ran into my good friend Brian Perkins. One thing I have learned is that, whenever you see Brian on the flightline, chances are you’ll see an RC Bristol Scout in the air. Brian has been a scale modeler for most of [...]

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Recognition at the Warbirds over Delaware

Aug 07, 2012 No Comments

It goes without saying that a huge event like the WOD giant scale warbird fly in takes a lot of work. Contest Directors Pete and Dave Malcione have been tirelessly driving the WOD event and making it the event is is today. Working with the gang from the Delaware RC Club, the warbird event has [...]

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