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About Astro32

  • Birthday 05/10/1965

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    Southern Weyr, Pern
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    Gardening, high-end audio, 1/32 scale aircraft kits

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  1. Greetings all Just picked up an early production run Airfix Hurricane for the princely sum of $35USD. Refer to my title considering my recent Spitfire find..... Down side is that the vinyl tires were resting on the lower wing. Epoxy putty will be needed to fix that, but it's doable. I received one as a gift when I was a kid, but it never got built, and I sold it on years later when I found it stashed away. I looked around the box with a fishy eye, and I'd forgotten just how well done this kit is. Unfortunately my few remaining kits will have to wait as I'm relocating. It's going to look great parked next to my Spitfire when the time comes though. Really looking forward to it.
  2. Greetings all! Seems like HU 78 is unobtanium now that I need some, both for my Airfix Spit & HK Lanc. Just got a new compressor so it's time to start airbrushing! I haven't looked around yet but if any of you all have suggestions, I'd really appreciate the advice!
  3. Is that a unit insignia on the front?
  4. Great news! The LHS I bought the kit from had a boatload of them arrive from an estate, so I got a smokin' deal on a replacement. Now I have new stock for the spares bin!
  5. I'm considering taking a mold from the inside and then add the missing section, then vac-forming a replacement from the plug thus made.
  6. As I recall the navigator's astrodome at the aft end of the canopy is a full dome, not the partial one as depicted in the kit.
  7. Kit is currently OOP but it doesn't hurt to try. Thanks!
  8. Today I ordered Airscale's instrument panel, Barracudacast wheels, and RB Production's Sutton harness. Sadly though I can't get the warp out of that right upper wing sorted. Anyway, thanks again for looking in and advising!
  9. Reminds me of the Shep Paine diorama booklet that came with the old Monogram version of that vehicle. Absolutely awesome job there!
  10. I've cast a fishy eye at foiling this one, then polished. Maybe.
  11. Still trying to give that upper right wing a go but it's not looking too good. Don't be surprised if a want ad shows up! Anyway, Airfix's upcoming Mk.IX should be a stunner. However I firmly believe they should reprise their BoB Spit & '109E.
  12. Thanks for the feedback! I've found the upper right wing half to be badly warped. Not sure if I can fix that yet. If not I'll try and source a replacement.
  13. Try copper snail tape from a garden center.
  14. Greetings all! Been awhile as usual. This time the 'vid got me and recovery will be slow. To help with this, I just picked up an early MPC boxing of the Airfix kit for a song. I built one when I was staying at my uncle's house over summer vacation as a young kid. Listening to the tales told by my uncle and my dad while building it are a priceless memory. And that of course is what drew me to it. Anyway, I'm not going to go too nuts on this kit. What aftermarket is out there? Cockpit & gear wells, decals, etc? Thanks folks.
  15. How did those Fury pilots keep their aircraft trimmed?
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