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Looks real nice :dude: His spitfire and those other works in his gallery looks way better than model kits I did (hand painted) when I was a kid. It would be coolif he put beer barrels under the wings. That's what RAF pilots did when they're having a party in their airbase.
 

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nunchuck said:
Looks real nice :dude: His spitfire and those other works in his gallery looks way better than model kits I did (hand painted) when I was a kid. It would be coolif he put beer barrels under the wings. That's what RAF pilots did when they're having a party in their airbase.
I'd rather see a beer barrel in my garage.
:)

The Spit is the only pic in the gallery that is his. The rest are mine. Those were airbrushed.

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Dad once told me they got chilled beer in the Pacific by filling the ammo bays in a P-47 with beer bottles and flying up to 30,000 feet or so where it was 20 below zero. :)
 

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John P said:
Dad once told me they got chilled beer in the Pacific by filling the ammo bays in a P-47 with beer bottles and flying up to 30,000 feet or so where it was 20 below zero. :)
Thus, the bewildered but thankful Zero pilot learns at last why that feared P-47 didn't blast him from the sky.............
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Then there was the "beer run" from the supply base - they'd strap cases of beer in the bomb bay of a B-25 rigged to the bomb shackles, so they could drop the extra weight if they had to run from a stray Jap fighter. And reeeaaallly, reeeeeeeeaally hope they didn't have to. :)
 

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Thanks for all the kind compliments, guys. My son is about two inches taller now that he has seen your comments. :thumbsup:

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