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  2. LSP_Matt

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    100% I purchased a few caps for my daughters at the Tyabb Airshow one year. No 2 daughter loves her Aussie Pig Driver F111 cap. Still an awesome aircraft. Matty
  3. Artful69

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    ... and that about sums it up, really. We're never going to get the ultimate, uber-accurate kit from anyone. Where we have a choice of manufacturers in regard to a certain subject we like - we will tend buy according to our preferences (whatever those may be). Where the subject in question is provided by only one manufacturer - the tendency will be to grab it regardless of issues. The only caveat being - again - our own personal parameters whether they are accuracy, engineering etc ... against our time, skill, exasperation levels. If there was ever an F-111 kitted in 1/32 with Australian markings ... I'd be all-in ... and I don't normally go for jets. Rog
  4. CANicoll

    Not Enjoying the Hobby

    Enjoy the break and take the time to rejuvinate yourself. Don't force it. I took about a two year break at one point. Hopefully yours will not be that long. Is there a local club you can get active in (if you are not already?). Judge instead of build, maybe get involved with the the admin part of the hobby? Or build something in a smaller scale, like 1/72, that you like. MUCH faster and easier than 1/32 for sure. The Eduard Spits are amazing, as are the 1/48 Tamiya Mustangs. Good luck! Chris
  5. LSP_Matt

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    I think most of us fit into that category. I suspect life's a lot happier in that space. Our personal expectations of other people or manufacturing companies standards of production (whether they be realistic or not) don't get in the way of us enjoying the hobby. Mostly because it is a hobby and largely for fun, even if the fun is in a bit of a challenge or chore (filling divots ) Mind you...if I was having a General anesthetic I'd want someone who had extraordinarily high standards of knowledge, dedication, and skill. That's a vocation that would attract people that set high expectations. Ditto for my profession, Dentistry. Get it wrong...people die. Not so much in modelling. Matty
  6. Maxim

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    I have yet to find the perfect kit as I'm always likely to make a mistake when building and then it doesn't become a perfect kit but the same as any other kit I build. If I like a certain kit I'll buy it warts and all. Give me a 70% accurate F-111 and I'd buy a dozen of them!
  7. Marcel111

    MiG-21 UM "Hungarian Air Force"

    Beautifully done, congratulations! Marcel
  8. Eagle Driver

    Not Enjoying the Hobby

    Maybe just glue something together and put it in the trash bin. Then start something and it will either "call you" in a few days or you will part from the hobby for good.
  9. Jennings Heilig

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    If they surprise the whole world with a thoroughly researched, incredibly well designed, readily buildable kit of the 190 family I’ll be ecstatic. I just don’t think their record to date gives me *any* reason to believe that any of that will be the case. I’m not whining, I’m being realistic. Fact based (as out of fashion as that is today).
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  11. Darren Howie

    WNW Albatros DV 'Richthofen'

    Commentary that MVR was “murdering” RFC and other pilots is completely inaccurate as it is misleading to his capability. Aces have been shooting down(as opposed to murdering ie shooting a pilot in a parachute) new inexperienced or incapable pilots since 1914. The rules of air combat as written by Boelcke where written because he observed the mistakes of both his victims and comrades. Aces become aces because they survive which is a feat in its own right given the size of the dogfights and the random chance of being in the wrong place at the wrong time which he ie MVR eventually was. The relentless schedule of combat would wear down even the most resillient. The history of air combat has shown any new pilot is at their weakest in the first 10 missions even when highly trained with survivability going up significantly after that. Hence the introduction of Red Flag and other hyper realistic training excercises trying to simulate those first ten missions. how many missions for an under trained barely capable of flying recruit? So aces on both sides took advantage in every war of this inexperience to rack up kill lists the Germans particularly in WW1 and WW2 with no return home program and plenty of cannon fodder being sent up by the RFC in WW1 and Soviets in WW2. MVR was every bit the ace surviving hundreds of missions before fate caught up with him like it has almost every big ace who rolled the dice one to many times. Just surviving that long while involved in so many engagements is testament to that..
  12. Martinnfb

    KHM 1/48 Su-17M4

  13. MikeMaben

    Mitsubishi G3M Nell Torpedo Bomber

    Now 'THAT'S' some scratchbuildin' !!!
  14. MikeMaben

    Suggestions?

    That 'would' be nice . Right after the DXXI (wasp)
  15. Darren Howie

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    People whining on about KH still how surprising. More than happy to see them have a go at a 190. The recent stuff is nice the F-5, SU34, OH-6,T-28... The Blackhawk family look like the will be something special as well..
  16. Reuben L. Hernandez

    F4U-1 BuNo 03829, Capt.James Cupp, VMF-213

    Great looking Corsair, love the weathering very inspirational. So tell us where do you find the time to build all these exquisitely and wonderful models? I need to know
  17. MikeMaben

    Uschi van der Rosten Leather decals.

    Did you try the 'transfer to tape' method ? https://www.uschivdr.com/products-in-detail/decal-leather/
  18. D.B. Andrus

    a debate about the Fw 190A-4

    I've got the Montex conversion for sale. See Trader's Board. Cheers, D.B.
  19. MikeMaben

    Not Enjoying the Hobby

    It's the drugs. Seriously , I had my heartbeat go wacky a couple of years ago and the drugs I was on killed my life. I didn't want to do anything. Couldn't eat, sleep, think straight, it was miserable. I had anxiety attacks but didn't realize that that's what they were. Long story short , they put me on an anti-depressant and it helped somewhat. The other drugs for my heart issue took awhile to do their thing but once my psyche got used to it all (took months) I calmed down and they gave me a different anti-depressant (citalopram) and I felt 'normal' again. If they have you on an anti-depressant , keep taking it. These things take awhile to straighten out but when they do ... boy will you know it. It may not be easy but hang in there, it will get better.
  20. Isar 30/07

    F16 D BLOCK 52 academy

    very authentic weathering!
  21. LSP_Matt

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    That edited quote is exactly like something Maxwell Smart would hear. . I find it almost amazing that my mum, myself, my kids all love that show. It just seems to have a level of appeal that cross generations. Very cool. My daughters basketball singlet number is 98. We tried for 99...for obvious reasons of course.
  22. red baron

    F16 D BLOCK 52 academy

    my last built , enjoy :
  23. LSP_Ron

    1/48 Churchill " Look Ma no fenders."

    Nice paint work. I like it Ron
  24. ScanmanDan

    1/48 Churchill " Look Ma no fenders."

    Progress - A bit of colour. Nice to be getting on with the base. Just some bits of rubble and muck then I can get to painting the Churchill. I don't know about figures yet but we will see what I can come up with. I hope you like the look so far. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  25. MikeMaben

    a debate about the Fw 190A-4

    Any inside news Jerry ??
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  27. Old Dog

    Mitsubishi G3M Nell Torpedo Bomber

    Great work, I wish I could have had the interior photos for reference when I built my Koster 1/48 scale kit a couple years ago.
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