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jimbo last won the day on July 11 2012

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About jimbo

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  • Birthday 06/06/1963

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    High Bridge, NJ USA
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    1/32 scale aircraft, of course!

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  1. Hi Dennis, I purchased mine from Scalehobbyist.com (they’re out of New Hampshire iirc), a few pennies under $200 delivered to NJ. No connection to them, just a result of a search. HTH; jimbo
  2. That is about the finest model of a P-40 I have ever seen. Just a joy to behold, what a lovely job. Thank you for sharing! jimbo
  3. I received my B-24D just yesterday. So I just got out my calipers and took measurements. Width of HB part at: Top frame: 1.390” 2nd frame: 1.480” 3rd frame: 1.520” 4th frame: 1.455” The HB part clearly is a little “jowly” at the 4th/5th frame, but IMHO it is actually far more accurate than the 1:48 comparison shown, and also the photo shown the HB part is not propped up to be parallel; it is a bit skewed, which increases the distortion. No disrespect intended, I welcome the info. Just want to inject a little data. My gripe is, my box took a hit in shipping and my left fuselage half is broken apart above the waist gun position. Grrrr....
  4. That’s quite a list this week Kev, thanks for putting it together. It’s an amazing time in this niche of the hobby. Jimbo
  5. Judging by the shadow of the crewman standing at the left edge of the flight deck, whose shadow is directly underneath him - it’s high noon in other words, I think the wing is shadowing the LSO and looks like it will clear, so I’m going to believe he got away with dirty underwear and nothing more. Boy I agree it’s intense the conditions these service members worked under. All due respect and admiration. Jimbo
  6. Can anyone speak to the shelf life of Eduard masks? Do they shrink or dry out? If so could age have affected the OPs efforts? It looks as if he’s using fresh new product (from another manufacturer) so I suspect no. I have numerous Eduard mask sets “in the stash” and have been curious. jimbo
  7. Well there you go then! Having satisfied my Dr1 needs looooong ago (it was my third completed 1/32 build ever, back in 2006: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/9248-roden-fokker-dr-1/) I don’t see a need for this but of course might just have to add one to the stash :-) I will say that the Roden Kit was very buildable and enjoyable, a few quirks but nothing a little basic modeling couldn’t straighten out. jimbo
  8. PM inbound Gunner..... jimbo
  9. Lol I guess so. 1/32 test done - strips are 7-1/8” long so 71-1/4 inches of tie-down strips would be $21 (~ .29¢/inch). Toms Modelworks does photoetched ones, 64-1/2 linear inches is $16.50 (~ .26¢/inch) . So slightly less for his.
  10. I started a 1/32 test sheet but had to cancel it to re-work the drawing file, it wasn’t cutting satisfactorily. So I can certainly do 1/32 but not sure of the costs yet and how it compares to the available photo-etch products; it would likely be more expensive. Plus I see no reason to compete with existing vendors?
  11. Greetings all; after seeing numerous mentions of a need for it I went ahead and did an ‘eyeball’ CAD drawing of 1/24 scale tie-down strips for laser cutting. [Moderators, kindly advise if this is inappropriate here in General and I’ll gladly remove it or relocate it. I wanted to gauge interest in this before committing to a “Vendors Board” or “Traders Board” topic.] Here’s a test-cut, the overall sheet is sized to fit a legal-sized envelope and contains ten 8-3/4” tie-down strips. The material is a cabinet-making product called Polybak, a resin impregnated paper product that super-glues fabulously. It’s .018” thick. So here’s the rub fellows; each sheet of ten 8-3/4” long strips takes 24 minutes to cut (ironic, right?). Laser cutting is typically $1/minute, so 87-1/2” of tie-downs would cost $24. They were spaced 11 deck boards apart; to do a 20” x 20” display base one would need about 140 inches of these strips (using 6” wide deck boards as a reference). That’s pushing $40 for 16 strips, more for a bigger base. I think postage would be negligible here in the US, to ship abroad I would need to research but since they will fit a legal-sized envelope (I’m sorry I don’t know what European size that is) they are easy to ship. SO, anybody interested? Should I take a hike? You won’t hurt my feelings to say it’s too expensive, but as they say time is money, and no, you can’t set the machine and walk away, that’s asking to burn your house or shop down. If there is sufficient interest I’ll start a Vendors board topic and take this off General. [PS: if anyone has any dimensional information or actual drawings of these strips I could easily tweak the drawing to make them more accurate. Mine are .25” wide, or a scale 6 inches.] Jim “Jimbo” Harr High Bridge, NJ USA
  12. I don’t want to hijack this thread but I went ahead and did an ‘eyeball’ CAD drawing of 1/24 scale tie-down strips for laser cutting. I’ll start a separate thread but just wanted to mention it here. Here’s a test-cut, the overall sheet is sized to fit a legal-sized envelope and contains ten 8-3/4” tie-down strips. The material is a cabinet-making product called Polybak, a resin impregnated paper product that super-glues fabulously. It’s .018” thick. Look for a separate thread. Jimbo
  13. Congratulations and may you both live long and prosper! jimbo
  14. Wow, that’s just super cool! Very imaginative and, imho, very plausible. Just to think of one of these screaming wide open over the open desert, whoooosh!!! Thrilling. Well done, friend, well done! Jimbo
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