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  1. I have never experienced such a committed and generous gaming community. Seems every week or so someone is offering a give-away or drawing for new piece of the BoX franchise. Just last week Tzigy gifted me the Battle of Moscow Premium edition! Is there a way the community can officially recognize these flyer-patrons? I was thinking a small star to be added to their badges under their call sign. Thoughts?
  2. flying_colander+BON Thanks for the chance, m8!
  3. I'm glad with now have a outfitter for WWI gear. Modern and WWII theatres are well covered.
  4. Bravo! Can't wait to see what you'll pick next to offer. What resin-plastic worked the best in the end? The stick looks fantastic.
  5. Tzigy, thank you for your generosity. I will pay it forward. Cheers, Flying Colander
  6. Tzigy, Do you have room for one for BOMp? Wonderful gesture.
  7. Very good way to collect a curated bunch of laughs, Busdriver. I just lost 46 minutes of life I'll never get back. Here's my contribution:
  8. Well done. Thanks for behind-the-scenes documentation. Vicarious engineering for those of us without the degree or innate talent.
  9. vonrickenbecker, Any news or new photos you can share? I'm keen to see how your project is progressing!
  10. Varibraun, Thank you for the gift of Kuban and your ingenuity of creating a new reading list for me and the community. Cheers, Flying Colander
  11. Varibraun, I'd like to second your post and thanks to all. Thanks for your generosity as well. There are a couple of books listed here I've never heard of and will now seek out especially from the smaller countries. I'd like to add another: Double Fighter Knight, the memoirs of Ilmari Juutilainen. He's a Finnish ace with 126 downs. The Finns have an incredible record even flying in second rate machines. Juutilainen started in a Brewster Buffalo and still managed 34 kills. I'd be interested in Bodenplatte, Kuban or Moscow in that order. The lucky number, of course, is 13! Cheers, FC
  12. Damn! Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your craftsmanship. Never heard of cold casting before. Thanks too for the education. Keep up the interesting work. Consider yourself bookmarked. Cheers, FC
  13. Nice batch! That Morane-Saulnier 733 looks like a goblin shark. Milo, great find on the jet powered bi-plane. Mother Brain, the Shrike is lovely with its spats. The interwar planes were interesting. No longer motorized kites, not yet formalized aerodynamically.
  14. Andy! I did forget to label my post. Thanks for catching it and adding to our cache of oddities. Both yours were new to me. Legion, I love the P-12 too. I don't recognize the Ag but share your enthusiasm for hedging hopping in a biplane. And the Guppy is its shiny, tumorous self.
  15. Hey, lads. As we risk airjacking poor Al's thread, I've created a new spot for this interesting topic. Please repost your favorites here: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/45845-odd-birds-post-your-favorite-obscure-plane/
  16. Before we overwhelm the generous Big Al's thread, we've moved our postings of ancient, antique and fossil dinosaur airplanes here:
  17. PFrances, I'll post piccies once everything has been bolted together. Right now I'm waiting on button head hex screws of the right length. Been bizarrely hard to find. Slaw's bog standard pedal plates are terrific but the 1:1 replicas are tank-like (Kurt Tank-like). I had to route out their interior channel to mount them. 2mm of headache but they finally slid into place. With the help of some Technic LEGOS, they fit perfectly.
  18. Hello, chaps. A bit of bait and switch there. Please excuse the sales puffery. I am in the process of modding my Slaw pedals by mounting 1:1 castings of real Luftie pedals. I have dismounted Slaw's foot plates and offer them to you for 45e + shipping. Shipping to mainland Europe 23-27e. Shipping to UK will probably run between 29-37e. North America 42-46e. Others, please inquire. l'll only charge exact shipping. Here are pictures of Slaw's beautiful work including Werknummer:
  19. Big Al, I wanted to thank you again for your generosity and share with you another dinosaur I never knew existed: the Aero 45, a post war Czech bird. I think its fantastic. Something you might see drawn by Herge and not know it was a real plane.
  20. Thanks, Big Al! Found in the wilds of Herefordshire, Entendard: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uoo-fr040519.php
  21. My favourite new fossil: The ferocious sea cucumber. A Spit or U2?
  22. Damn you, Happy Haddock. I'll now suffer more spiralling to earth burning from swanning about enjoying your lovely vistas. Keep up the great work, mate.
  23. I had it mounted on Baur's KG13 base. The adapter I made for it has a 29mm opening. Those who are handy can mount it on smaller joystick posts by cutting a wooden plug to the proper diameter. Hope that helps. Happy to answer any other questions you might have. Cheers, FC
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