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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from jimbo in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    Yeah. Pretty darn impressive. I gotta get one of those things.
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    That is so cool. I really want to get a laser cutter of my own...and learn how to use it. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from jimbo in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    That is so cool. I really want to get a laser cutter of my own...and learn how to use it. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from JT68 in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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. 
     
     
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from jimbo in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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. 
     
     
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from BiggTim in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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.  
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from BiggTim in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    Groovy. I’ll get it in the mail tomorrow.
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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.  
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    Groovy. I’ll get it in the mail tomorrow.
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from jimbo in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    Groovy. I’ll get it in the mail tomorrow.
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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.  
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from jimbo in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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.  
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Help! Part needed for Airfix 1/24 FW-190 kit   
    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.  
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from nmayhew in This has seen action over Schweinfurt and Tokyo...   
    That countertop is pretty groovy,  too.
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from curiouslysophie in 1/32 Fw-190 F8   
    Nice work. Go to a show sometime. I think you would find that your work can be a contender. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from BiggTim in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    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.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Hardcore in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    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.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from KiwiZac in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from catbloke in 1/32 Sikorsky Ilya Muromets - myth?   
    IIRC, Fine Scale Modeler had a cover story/plans for this plane back in the early to mid 1990s.
     
    edit: yes. March 1991
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Bruce_Crosby in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from rafju in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    Rafju- 
     Yes, the article was in the November 1978 Airfix magazine. 
     

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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from rafju in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from Menelaos in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
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    Lee in Texas got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/18 Ta-152H-1   
    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. 
     
     
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