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rgood, Comment for image # 3980817 Jan 18 14:27
Wonderful view there Don. It looks to me like an expanded Blue Ridge Mountains scene.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980617 Jan 18 12:32
Yes.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980817 Jan 18 12:28
In that first valley.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980717 Jan 18 12:27
I guess we're sort of between them. The Yaak is about 100 miles NNW and Ruby Valley is about 150 miles SSE. We are on the west side of Flathead Lake about 30 miles south of Kalispell. This, unfortunately, is a fairly typical day in the valley.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980817 Jan 18 12:18
This is about 6500 feet. Home is somewhere under the cloud to the right. This one is a couple of years ago. They call it "an inversion".
BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3980717 Jan 18 12:17
do you live near the guys on the show mountain men don?
Don C, Image # 3980817 Jan 18 12:15

BriandKilby, Comment for image # 3980617 Jan 18 12:15
radar night fighter don?
Don C, Image # 3980717 Jan 18 12:09

Why altitude is important. This is at 3200 feet this morning.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980617 Jan 18 11:13
Thanks Ray and Creosotewind. One of the things I like is how much you learn about it as you research. While Strombecker calls this a "C" model, it's actually closer to the "A" and I am shooting for the "B". The external differences were mainly an 8" longer nose and 2 piece main gear doors. The last 2 aerial "kills" were made by a P-61b out of Iwo Jima.
Creosotewind, Comment for image # 3980617 Jan 18 09:53
Beautiful work. Something about solid wood models that are really special. Especially the ones that are built well, like this one.
rayl, Comment for image # 3980617 Jan 18 07:49
Damn, that's cute. I had one of these back in the late fifties when I was 10ish. Couldn't wait for the glue to dry, so my brother set it on top of the oil stove that heated our house and of course all the plastic parts melted and the plane looked like it had been shot down in flames.
Don C, Comment for image # 3980616 Jan 18 20:53
Not sure if I will detail landing gear. It's so small you almost need a microscope. Decals, etc. will be a challenge.
Don C, Image # 3980616 Jan 18 20:50

ADF antenna,guns,pitot installed.. Hole in side for another antenna (one each side) to be aded after paint..
Don C, Image # 3980516 Jan 18 20:45

Bottom done
Don C, Image # 3980416 Jan 18 20:43

Top side done
Don C, Image # 3980316 Jan 18 20:42

Landing gear
Don C, Image # 3980216 Jan 18 20:40

Automatic cowling flaps
Don C, Image # 3980116 Jan 18 20:36

Landing gear doors: top - nos. bottom - main
Don C, Image # 3980016 Jan 18 20:35

Mini atomic subs
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