Model built 29 years ago

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    #1 at6, Jul 25, 2014
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    I built this model 29 years ago. Built to represent it as it appeared the morning of May 5, 1985. A scant two hours later it would be lost in a fatal crash at the NAS Lemoore Airshow. The pilot was Kirk McKee. To this day I remember every millisecond of that incident. I deliberately left out the last photo I took when the plane crashed. I built it in memory of him. That was the first and last time that I ever witnessed anything like that thankfully. 100_1257.JPG 100_1258.JPG 100_1259.JPG 100_1260.JPG 100_1262.JPG
     
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    Wow...that's creepy...
     
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    Very nice build, and a nice jesture sir.
     
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    A very nice model and certainly befitting of the memory it holds.
     
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    A nice model and a great tribute mate.
     
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    Nice photos, at6.
    I have ever seen a dozen of AT-6s painted in khaki at a JGSDF airfield when I was a kid.
    They looked huge fighters. Very memorable aircraft for me.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    #9 at6, Jul 26, 2014
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    Thank you for your kind words. I used decals from several differing sheets and a couple of other model kits to replicate the markings. I've always loved the At-6/SNJ. When I was small in the 1950s, I saw rows of At6 aircraft at Stallings Airforce base. Unfortunately, the clear coats has yellowed over time and I don't think that I can find a way to change that.
     
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