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Lee in Texas

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss. They truly are man’s best friend.
  2. Yeah. Pretty darn impressive. I gotta get one of those things.
  3. That is so cool. I really want to get a laser cutter of my own...and learn how to use it.
  4. Yes. Engine bearers, too. I didn’t know you found the instructions, so one step of those are in the package also. I’m really looking forward to how this turns out. I had considered getting a laser cutter of my own, so this will be a good demo of its capabilities. Parts with complex shapes can be built up of flat parts, so lots of possibilities.
  5. I have that kit. I can measure the part, but I think it would be better to send it to someone who can copy it. A tiny mistake or omission on my part could result in a part that doesn’t fit. Let me know.
  6. Oh I would love to have it hanging from my ceiling. I just can’t justify $2k+ shipping for it.
  7. It didn’t sell. He relisted it. I have trouble wrapping my head around the eBay listings with bidding and make offer options. His starting price is US $20. I offered $250. He countered with $2,000. So, if you want that in your man cave...
  8. Love that King Tiger! Is it the Takom kit with that tank on the box? Great box art for that one.
  9. Fine Scale Modeler has a few pics of Lewis Pruneau’s 1/32 B-52 in the May 1991 issue. It was only a few pictures of the finished model, though. I wouldn’t rule out getting one of these for me, but mine would also be a ceiling hanger with an X-15.
  10. Nice work. Go to a show sometime. I think you would find that your work can be a contender.
  11. Do we LSPers get to bid on it? Why not ebay, which would give you a worldwide audience? Either way, I’ll offer US $250.
  12. I carried a tackle box full of tools and supplies on 3 deployments in the Army. It worked out great, but I would guess your travel situation is a lot different. (Two of the deployments were to foreign countries with no access to hobby shops) I used a Plano 6-tray box. Plenty of small compartments for small tools and supplies. The top trays have long compartments ideal for paint brushes and X-Acto knives, etc. The bottom could hold a 1/48 single engine fighter or 1/24 car plus a few other things like Evergreen strip stock and a few items too big for the folding trays. Not sure how well it would work for a 1/32 aircraft. If the kit can be carried separately, a big tackle box is ideal. That Plano with 3 fold out trays per side is as big as it gets for current production boxes, AFAIK. If you really like the idea of a tackle box and want to just go nuts, look for an old “Possum Belly” box made by Umco. Long out of production, but they can still be found. They had 4 fold out trays per side, a deep compartment at the bottom, and a detachable foam lined ice chest below that. Probably impractical, and there’s always the chance it could come with that weird used tackle box smell.
  13. Yeah, they’re the toy type. Already built. That’s ok with me, though. It’s an FW-190D-9 and two BF-109G-6s. No damage. $205 shipped. Not bad. Ooh, I know: a 1/18 BF-109Z!
  14. Rafju- Yes, the article was in the November 1978 Airfix magazine.
  15. Yes, the wingtips are from Trumpeter’s 1/24 D-9. The idea came from an article by Alan Butler in the November 1978 Airfix magazine. He did it in 1/32 and used sheet styrene to extend the wingtips, but the general idea is the same. Now I’m going to make a slight hijack; I looked for a review of the Hobby Boss 1/18 FW-190A-8. I wound up here and read some harsh comments. I don’t care. I’m still going to build one and hang it from the ceiling. It will get the wine red nose, which I believe is incorrect, but stil looks cool.
  16. Moving the wing forward. This is more work than I had imagined, but it’s still fun. This is a big beast. I had it at arm’s length and the phone pretty much on my nose. Those stiffeners in the nose may disappear later on, but I felt like they were needed at the time. There were some huge gaps to bridge.
  17. I got an Airfix 1/72 kit for a good price recently. My plan was to rob its props and spinners for Griffon powered Mustangs (those High Planes kits can be pretty rough). I have to admit, the Shack is growing on me. It’s a pretty cool airplane. While reading about it online, I found out that Sanger makes a 1/48 vacuform kit. I’ve never built a vacuform kit, but now I’ll have to learn how. It’s the grey and white MR. 2 Were Shackleton ever escorted by fighter planes? If so, what plane?
  18. An EIGHT STORY department store? I gotta visit Japan one of these days. Oh yeah- I also need to get their P-38
  19. Just getting started on it. I was worried about joining the airplane’s plastic with styrene, but super glue seems to be doing the trick. The plan, for now anyway, is gear up/no added cockpit detail and hang it from the ceiling.
  20. Big Red 1? That’s interesting.
  21. IIRC, Fine Scale Modeler had a cover story/plans for this plane back in the early to mid 1990s. edit: yes. March 1991
  22. I only have the hard copies. I would need to send them via snail mail. BTW that Patrick Stevens book is great. Some really good reference photos, plus drawings for converting to a P-51A and the old Miss RJ racer. 1/35? How about a 1/16 tank?
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