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froghawk

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Nov 9 12 7:17 AM

Welcome, Mike! Great job on your Air Power set! When I saw yours at our meeting I immediately had some regrets about selling mine. I really like the variety of color schemes and markings on yours. Well done.

John Goschke

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maturco

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Nov 9 12 9:58 AM

Thanks, John.  There is a fellow in Georgia who saw it at a show and also liked the variety of markings.  He expressed interest in purchasing the model.  I will consider that when I start the third build.  You put so much time and thought into something like this and, for me at least, it's hard to part with, even for a princely sum.

For the record, I've attached photos I have of three ways Monogram sold the planes other than the complete Air Power kit.  I thought I saw one of these posted already but I'll include all three nevertheless.

Mike T.




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snake45

Totally Living in the Past

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Nov 9 12 1:01 PM

$3.98, wow, I was thinking it was more like $6 or $7 or in there somewhere.

Of course you have to remember that $4 would have bought you between 12 and 16 gallons of gas in those days. What does 16 gallons of gas cost you today?

I remember the 1/32 Phantom Mustang was priced at an astronomical $4.99. By comparison, the Revell 1/72 B-17 and B-24, when they appeared several years later, were $1.99.

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martsuze

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Oct 28 13 6:55 PM

Hi folks.
I still have one of these Monogram sets unbuilt under my bed which has been there for 50 (Yes 50) years. I was too intimidated by it when I was a kid to even start it and was always going to wait until I had some skill to start it. Does anyone remember there were a few Navy planes made to the same scale and exact type tooling that were released by Entex? I wondered if these were to be for a U.S. navy set that never happened. One was the P2V Neptune and a Martin P5M Marlin (I have both). I need a better set of decals for my Monogram set. Any ideas? Marty

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Hertzair

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Sep 9 16 12:26 PM

Add a Sanwa C-124 Globemaster in 1/240!

Sanwa produced a C-124 in 1/242 scale that would appropriately fit in the display.  It rare and pricey but can be found on eBay along with a resin clone of it. I have this kit in built form and plan to restore it in my empty nest years...and add my Sanwa C-124!!

Erik

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