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Jan 01, 2013, 12:43 AM
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"Shangri-La's" paint scheme is a eye catcher, just like Meyer's "Petie" and Preddy's "Cripes a Mighty". They are a guaranteed sellers. I'm I history buff as well. You don't see too many paint schemes such as Chuck Yeager's "Glamorous Glen III" or a accurate Boyington F4U "883". That's up to hobbyist to repaint and fulfill their desire. But it does no good to discredit a WWII legend to support your dislike of what paint scheme the manufacturer chose.
I found it interesting that Don Blakeslee kicked Gentile out, but let other guys like Hofer get away with the same antics. Maybe Blakeslee didn't like Gentile? And how is it I am digging up dirt? Isn't that what historians call work. Yes, his record stands. Ace with a hidden blemish.
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Jan 01, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Maybe Blakeslee didn't like Gentile, or he felt threatened. It doesn't matter and its history now.
I choose to celebrate and remember these aviators in a positive light.
....not as blemished Aces.
Jan 01, 2013, 01:52 AM
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I found it interesting that Don Blakeslee kicked Gentile out, but let other guys like Hofer get away with the same antics. Maybe Blakeslee didn't like Gentile? And how is it I am digging up dirt? Isn't that what historians call work. Yes, his record stands. Ace with a hidden blemish.
What historians try to do is eliminate opinion and not to take a story at face value unless it was from an original source and can be verified....ie fact.

The facts are the Gentile cracked up his plane and Blakeslee uttered something to the effect of "that guy" or "Gentile" will never fly for this unit again.

What if anything else behind the scenes is pure speculation. Personally I like the Shangrila scheme so I guess I'm in luck. If I did not like it, i would just change it.

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Jan 01, 2013, 02:34 AM
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Don't undersell yourself. You might be surprised what some rattle cans, patience, blue painter's trim tape and Callie's Graphics can do!

This is true...check my blog for my repainting of the PZ Gunfighter into a Red tail.
Jan 01, 2013, 05:10 AM
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I found it interesting that Don Blakeslee kicked Gentile out, but let other guys like Hofer get away with the same antics. Maybe Blakeslee didn't like Gentile? And how is it I am digging up dirt? Isn't that what historians call work. Yes, his record stands. Ace with a hidden blemish.
Did this Hofer and the other guys actually crash their planes doing these same antics??
Jan 01, 2013, 09:50 AM
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No Hofer did not prange a plane until his death. But he did do a victory roll at low altitude with most of his rudder shot off. The ground crews couldn't believe it. He also took his dog flying at least once on a training mission and hid down to make it look like Duke his dog was at the controls. He generally never followed procedures and would often lone wolf by himself which was really frowned on. The difference is I think everybody liked Hofer. Gentile was made fun of at least once when he radioed that he was "being clobbered" and needed help. The squadron even made up a song making fun of him for that. Draw your own conclusions.
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Jan 01, 2013, 12:15 PM
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One historically correct fact is that the Blue noses of the 486th flew missions together with the 4th. Including the Russian Shuttle. These two models Dallas Darling and Shangra La flown together would be accurate.
Jan 02, 2013, 05:13 AM
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I wish it would be available unpainted. I would make it into "Ding Hao!"
It's an easy fix.....that I plan to do.

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Don't undersell yourself. You might be surprised what some rattle cans, patience, blue painter's trim tape and Callie's Graphics can do!
Very true...I' ve repained all of my FMS P-51's so far...
Jan 02, 2013, 06:28 AM
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One historically correct fact is that the Blue noses of the 486th flew missions together with the 4th. Including the Russian Shuttle. These two models Dallas Darling and Shangra La flown together would be accurate.
Actually "Dallas Darling" was in the 328th FS which did not fly the shuttle missions. The 486th had the squadron code "PZ".
Jan 02, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for correcting me.
Jan 02, 2013, 06:17 PM
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The 1st P-51B has arrived at my door step. Opening the box now :-)
Jan 02, 2013, 06:18 PM
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The 1st P-51B has arrived at my door step. Opening the box now :-)
Are you the guy who won?
Jan 02, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Are you the guy who won?

Kinda, one of my friends won it and he doesn't fly. We worked out a trade
Jan 02, 2013, 06:24 PM
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kinda, one of my friends won it and he doesn't fly. We worked out a trade
doh!
Jan 02, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Kinda, one of my friends won it and he doesn't fly. We worked out a trade
She looks really nice. As soon as I can get a hold of the kitchen table I will get to work on it and post some pict's


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