Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lindberg GT-200 model kit

These are photos of both the kit I have, and one previously on epay.

first, the box with my kit

Partially built up kit
following are a partially built model, not as far along as the one I got

 the bottom left part usually has the top part of the molding broken due to an injection molding problem.  of the SC100's I have 2 are broken two are not.
 interior parts

 the sprue's have a lot of parts still mounted on this kit from epay

Another kit, even more pristine

 why do they alwasy mess with the engine
more GT-200 material

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nikon 500 f/5's

s/n 181955   works fine
s/n 181424   works fine
s/n 181557   focuser jammed, optics clean
s/n 171635   rust damage, optics clean, won't reach infinity.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bell & Howell Aerial combat 16mm film titler fixture

This fixture was used to put a title onto gun camera footage either before or after a mission.  It'll be interesting to find out from any vets what the procedure was.

The unit is bakelite, which is delicate material to have survived.  I also have a sextant which has a large amount of bakelite (including the case, go figure for the sextant) and magnesium parts.

All of the fellows I know and can ask were with seaplanes or bombers, so don't have the same procedures.  Might have been used by them, however.