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    PhilB got a reaction from Pup7309 in Does my 1/32 look big in this?   
    Time for some pedantry methinks...........
    When you say largest do you mean length, wingspan or overall area.
    Or shall I go and "phone a friend".............................
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_K2 in super thin plastic card?   
    I had to use 0.005" card to define an engine hatch cover on a 1/24 SHAR.
    Very thin Ca is your friend as it doesn't melt the plastic.
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Does my 1/32 look big in this?   
    Time for some pedantry methinks...........
    When you say largest do you mean length, wingspan or overall area.
    Or shall I go and "phone a friend".............................
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    PhilB reacted to Gewehr 43 in 1:32 Douglas A-26 Invader from Trumpeter/Hobbyboss?   
    Meh, I'll do what I did with their B-24: buy it, build it, and enjoy it as it's the only 1/32 option in town.  Sure, I'd love for it to be more accurate, but it's not going to deter me from buying it. 
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_K2 in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    I can still readily recall the happy days of my youth, slamming together whatever junk kit there were at the time, Hawk, Airfix, Aurora, Lindberg, etc., really not knowing (or caring) how inaccurate they may have been, and having just tons of fun doing it. Granted, some things have now changed since I've gotten older, but I still don't tend to obsess over the accuracy stuff too much, unless it's so whacked out that I just can't avoid it.
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    PhilB reacted to Darren Howie in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    I think everyone grew up building kits with far larger problems than the Trumpeter F-100.
    Times change peoples tolerance for issues change.
    I used to obsess over errors buying tons if resin which made kits overly complex to build for very limited gain except my obsessed desire for accuracy.
    Guess what the number of kits finished plummeted and enjoyment degraded sweating issues only i worried about.
    These days a resin seat and some burners are generally enough...kits finished escalated, enjoyment returned.
    So bring on the F-100F and some stuff to do a Wild Weasel 1...and a gloriously shiny F-100C.
     
     
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    PhilB reacted to Out2gtcha in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    I also guess I should state on my opinion, I would definitely get an F model or C if I found an attractive scheme. 
    I dont mind adding resin or modding a bit. 
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    PhilB reacted to ericg in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    I am building the D at the moment. Using the tweak list as a guide, I am fixing most of the issues with very minimal effort. 
     
    Don’t people want to use model building skills anymore?
     
     
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    PhilB reacted to Royboy in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    Great to see that at least THEY ARE catching up on those models promised so long ago and some!
    The Douglas Devastator is still on the list so maybe that might not be that far way now?
    Regarding the accuracy issues, IMHO....they will sell regardless!
    We sometimes forget that these things aren't so important to the majority of kit builders out there worldwide.
    If it is important to you then of course you won't buy it.
    Trumpeter have invested time and money on the kits because the F-100D must have sold well enough to warrant their production?
    I don't think they're finished yet either, between Hobby Boss and themselves they are delivering some interesting subjects.
    I hope it continues well into the future.  
    Let's stay positive for the hobby, and let's have some more upbeat remarks for a change please!
     
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    PhilB reacted to RadBaron in F-100C & F box art at Nuremburg   
    From the above linked review:
     
    "Even though the length of this list below would make it appear otherwise, the general shapes are good enough and most of the details are accurate enough that a good-looking facsimile of an F-100D can be built straight from the box."
     
    The intake is off, and the leading edge of the vertical stabiliser needs sanding back to reduce chord.  Other wise its panel line and specific airframe detail issues. 
     
    Am I missing the major gripe that makes it an unbuildable? 
     
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Ray in Due in late Feb.....   
    Damn! Forget the A-26's, need to send over the 747 tankers!
    Here's to praying for rain!
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    PhilB reacted to chrish in Due in late Feb.....   
    me too!
    I kind of go with what I like in terms of modelling. I'll fight my way through a resin or vacuum formed kit enjoying the "struggles?" of modelling then reward myself with an "easy?" Tamiya or Hasegawa kit that I'll almost always make harder by adding work of some kind to it. The biggest model I've built was my garage, it showed up with no instructions on a 5 ton truck in the form of sheets of plywood and a bunch of  2X6's.....while I was out looking at the pile of lumber my wife asked me what I was thinking? I replied this doesn't look like a garage to me.
    If the kit looks like an Invader and comes with instructions I'll be a happy man!

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    PhilB reacted to quang in Due in late Feb.....   
    Isn't it what this hobby is all about? This hobby is not the kit, it's the modelling.
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    PhilB reacted to 1to1scale in Due in late Feb.....   
    Waiting for the first negative comment to come....
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    PhilB reacted to Out2gtcha in Due in late Feb.....   
    There are going to be issues. But it will be better than the other 1/32nd  IM Invader options. 
    I'll be getting one!
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    PhilB got a reaction from Rick Griewski in PhotoBucket Down?   
    When I saw the first post on this I logged into PB without any problems.
    Last night had an email from them saying they had a power outage and were having to get all the systems back online and were rolling out a new format in the new year.
    Perhaps I was lucky.
    I had a two year deal with them before all the ransom nonsense started so I downloaded all my stuff just in case.
    However, I believe thay are under new management and this September when my deal ran out I paid $69 for 12 months with 23GB storage and unlimited sharing on the web so still working for me.
    I think the free sharing people used to have came to an end hence old stuff being watermarked etc.
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in PhotoBucket Down?   
    When I saw the first post on this I logged into PB without any problems.
    Last night had an email from them saying they had a power outage and were having to get all the systems back online and were rolling out a new format in the new year.
    Perhaps I was lucky.
    I had a two year deal with them before all the ransom nonsense started so I downloaded all my stuff just in case.
    However, I believe thay are under new management and this September when my deal ran out I paid $69 for 12 months with 23GB storage and unlimited sharing on the web so still working for me.
    I think the free sharing people used to have came to an end hence old stuff being watermarked etc.
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Kagemusha in Maverick   
    I saw an interview with him about making of the first movie and how many times he threw up etc.
    Yes, the new one is using the real deal again.
    Obviously he's in the back seat of a two-holer but it looks like he might be flying his (or someone else's) P51.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHt1IbuYgJo
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in 75 years ago - Bodenplatte   
    Bodenplatte actually took place on the 1st January 1945.
    Looking at resources it would appear that several things went against the Luftwaffe's plan.
    Apparently over 800 fighters were mustered  and they did catch many airfields by surprise.
    It was said that there was some poor delivery and organisation of attacks which could have yielded more results.
    The figures I have seen were over 200 allied aircraft destroyed with many more damaged.
    But destroyed aircraft were replaced within days as was the superior allied chain supply of replacements.
    So there wasn't a significant dent in the allies capability, 12 pilots killed and one P.O.W.
    The Luftwaffe could also have been earlier as the early morning allied patrols had already departed who were then vectored onto the German attack.
    Figures are being quoted of 200 Luftwaffe pilots killed or taken prisoner and around 300 fighters lost.
    As an example, 486 Squadron was already up with 8 Typhoons and were vectored to Eindhoven which was under attack.
    They caught the departing Luftwaffe and shot 6 of them down without loss.
    The allies could afford to lose aircraft as they were relatively easily replaced but not pilots and in that case Bodenplatte failed.
     
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from nmayhew in 75 years ago - Bodenplatte   
    Bodenplatte actually took place on the 1st January 1945.
    Looking at resources it would appear that several things went against the Luftwaffe's plan.
    Apparently over 800 fighters were mustered  and they did catch many airfields by surprise.
    It was said that there was some poor delivery and organisation of attacks which could have yielded more results.
    The figures I have seen were over 200 allied aircraft destroyed with many more damaged.
    But destroyed aircraft were replaced within days as was the superior allied chain supply of replacements.
    So there wasn't a significant dent in the allies capability, 12 pilots killed and one P.O.W.
    The Luftwaffe could also have been earlier as the early morning allied patrols had already departed who were then vectored onto the German attack.
    Figures are being quoted of 200 Luftwaffe pilots killed or taken prisoner and around 300 fighters lost.
    As an example, 486 Squadron was already up with 8 Typhoons and were vectored to Eindhoven which was under attack.
    They caught the departing Luftwaffe and shot 6 of them down without loss.
    The allies could afford to lose aircraft as they were relatively easily replaced but not pilots and in that case Bodenplatte failed.
     
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Troy Molitor in 75 years ago - Bodenplatte   
    Bodenplatte actually took place on the 1st January 1945.
    Looking at resources it would appear that several things went against the Luftwaffe's plan.
    Apparently over 800 fighters were mustered  and they did catch many airfields by surprise.
    It was said that there was some poor delivery and organisation of attacks which could have yielded more results.
    The figures I have seen were over 200 allied aircraft destroyed with many more damaged.
    But destroyed aircraft were replaced within days as was the superior allied chain supply of replacements.
    So there wasn't a significant dent in the allies capability, 12 pilots killed and one P.O.W.
    The Luftwaffe could also have been earlier as the early morning allied patrols had already departed who were then vectored onto the German attack.
    Figures are being quoted of 200 Luftwaffe pilots killed or taken prisoner and around 300 fighters lost.
    As an example, 486 Squadron was already up with 8 Typhoons and were vectored to Eindhoven which was under attack.
    They caught the departing Luftwaffe and shot 6 of them down without loss.
    The allies could afford to lose aircraft as they were relatively easily replaced but not pilots and in that case Bodenplatte failed.
     
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from BrentE in Tiny Bird Versus F-35B   
    I think the title is a little over the top.
    It didn't "take down" the aircraft - it landed normally.
    After checking and doing a full power run up it was found to be undamaged and fit for service.
    This was a good series and I particularly liked how they trialled the rolling landing at around 40 knots to enable the aircraft to land with ordnance and higher fuel still on board.
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Tiny Bird Versus F-35B   
    I think the title is a little over the top.
    It didn't "take down" the aircraft - it landed normally.
    After checking and doing a full power run up it was found to be undamaged and fit for service.
    This was a good series and I particularly liked how they trialled the rolling landing at around 40 knots to enable the aircraft to land with ordnance and higher fuel still on board.
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Ford vs. Ferrari   
    Me too.
    Particularly interesting as the GT40's were designed and built just down the road from me.

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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Thank you !   
    Just seen this and I'm hoping this might help Paul and other victims out somewhat.
    It specifically mentions the 2018 fire in Paradise which I believe was the one that destroyed Paul's house.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50697816
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