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Old 04-03-2019, 02:21 PM
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We should have asked you first, Ken! This is the mother load of information and answers most of the questions!

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Old 04-03-2019, 04:42 PM
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My, my....this could go on for ages! The link Zakopious posted, "Jack Armstrong" has links to many old time radio shows, long forgotten. I was whisked back to 1943, lying on the living room floor, listening with fascination to "Hop Harrigan, Ace of the Airways".
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:16 PM
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It's a bottomless pit of nostalgia. When I was asked why I became an Army East Asia Foreign Area Officer, I used to answer, "Because I listened to Terry and the Pirates on the radio as a kid."

Hop Harrigan was great too!

Incidentally, I have a complete collection of bound Milton Caniff-era Terrys, all of Scorchy Smith 1933-1936, the wartime Captain Easy (when he was a Navy pilot), and a fair amount of Steve Canyon.

I followed other aviation comic strips, including Smilin' Jack, but compared to the others, he was too - er - cartoonish.

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These models were also my introduction to paper models in 1966. They were a Wheaties re-issued premium with the tagline "Remember how well they flew!". I had no idea what they meant by that until many years later. BTW, it took two boxes of cereal and a quarter at that time. I remember getting a Zero and a Mustang.

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Old 04-08-2019, 12:30 PM
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I remember those! I built and flew them as a kid.

Chip Fyn used to give them out as extras when you bought a Fiddlers Green CD. I presume that I have at least some of those models on my FG CDs.

Don
I got those from Chip as well, and they still reside on my hard drive. I considered them historical curiosities, and never considered building one. I also got a "Lone Ranger" set from him. He was great about those kinds of things.

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Wow! It's been a while but finally had my login re-set and now I'm back.
The latest re-paint of a Wheaties/Jack Armstrong penny flier is a P-47 in my vBDownloads. Currently I am trying to upload some pics of how I put together the wing with a balsa reinforcement - the original design had stabilizer, rudder and wing as a thicker paper instead of 2 pieces folded onto each other. The tricky part of this design is that you need to glue just around the edges or wrinkling will occur, and that if you don't set the dihedral prior to gluing you get a sagging downward ... pouting wing.

These little flying models were also what piqued my interest in paper modelling, and were a gift from my brother a few years ago - Originals from 1944! and the Fairey Fulmar was one. ;-)
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