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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Kevin in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    I knew a guy in high school who didn't have a bellybutton. Plenty of opinions, though.

    Kev
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Kevin in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Indeed we do.
     
    Kev
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    PhilB reacted to Out2gtcha in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Wow, come to think of it my initial "joke"prediction didnt come true at ALL. No wings, no engine, and no landing equipment. 
     
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    PhilB reacted to LSP_Kevin in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    It was actually 30 plus pages of speculation for everything except the front of a Lancaster.
     
    Kev
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    PhilB got a reaction from Starfighter in F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers   
    I started this build back in May last year but only got round to putting on "WIP" some way into the build.
    Here; http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=28804
     
    This is the Tamiya F-14A Black Knights kit. It is probably the biggest thing I've ever built.
    I converted it to a "B" using:
    Avionix/Black Box cockpit - Love those details but lousy instructions!
    Aires exhausts - Brilliant!
    Wolfpack wheels, and boarding ladder. I had the exhaust set as well but used the Aires in preference as its just so much better IMHO.
    Drop of Eduard PE for the IP's and canopy interior.
    Fine Molds turned brass "Plobes" Set (I kid you not) for the nose pitot and the small side sensor that draws blood if you are not careful.
    Finally Eli's brilliant Zotz decals (OK there's the plug now get on with those B25 sets!!!!)
     
    The kit needed a lot of work such as removing and rescribing the raised panel lines on the rear deck, and major surgery to get seamless intakes.
    I also had to rescribe many of the panel lines from the rear of the cockpit backwards as they were either missing or in the wrong place.
    I used Masa Narita's excellent build as a guide. Torsten Anft's site was a brilliant place for references and photo's.
    Paints are mainly White Ensign but with Humbrol for the main top colour.
     
    Enough of me blabbering on, no more explanations but plenty of photo's:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    More to come!
    Phil
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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_Matt in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Around 20 options from Kits-World with a couple more in the pipeline.
    Cheap too at around £10 a sheet.

    https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=339360&code=&product_type_id=all_decals&scale_id=953&keyword_search=Lancaster&setPerPage=25&currency_id=
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    PhilB got a reaction from kkarlsen in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Around 20 options from Kits-World with a couple more in the pipeline.
    Cheap too at around £10 a sheet.

    https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=339360&code=&product_type_id=all_decals&scale_id=953&keyword_search=Lancaster&setPerPage=25&currency_id=
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    PhilB got a reaction from Trak-Tor in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Around 20 options from Kits-World with a couple more in the pipeline.
    Cheap too at around £10 a sheet.

    https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=339360&code=&product_type_id=all_decals&scale_id=953&keyword_search=Lancaster&setPerPage=25&currency_id=
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    PhilB reacted to vince14 in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Meh. So after all 30 pages of speculation it turns out not to be a new kit, but rather a small part of an existing kit.
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    PhilB reacted to kkarlsen in New HKM 1/32 model coming soon...   
    Ditto, maybe even some 'oil-canning' would be manageable... 
     
    But a 'new subject and never discussed?' I guess it could have been a lot worse....
     
    Now get on with the Sunderland please!
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    PhilB got a reaction from MikeC in RAF VIP Transporter   
    The overall white is pretty much going back to the old RAF Transport Command scheme so no real surprises.
    The tail is very similar to the British Airways Chatham Historic Dockyard livery with the Union Flag.
     
    Having personally seen the aircraft that various heads of state turn up with on official visits then I think it was perhaps time we were better than "grey".
    Don't forget though that it's still an RAF aircraft so when not being used for visits it will still be doing it's "Day" job.
    It also seems the "Twitterati" who were screaming (as they always do) about it being red all over were wrong.

     
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    PhilB reacted to Darren Howie in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    look mate 5% of modellers make 97% of the noise about kit accuracy.
    Look at some photos if you cant see issues build the Trump kit.
    If you can save up some cash for a Hasegawa or ex Eduard N and build that. However if you saw issues with the Trump kit you will probably see the issues with the Hasegawa kit which are smaller but still visible, well unless your a Trumpeter hater.
    Then even an old poorly moulded over riveted frog kit is a vocal better choice. 
    Pay your money and take your choice but when your showing off your kits i can guarantee you 99.8% of people couldnt tell if it was an N, a E a P-39 or a Mustang.
     

     
     
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    PhilB reacted to Stokey Pete in RAF VIP Transporter   
    What do we think?
    Looks classy to me. 
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Three 1/24 WWI kits from I Love Kit and an 1/18 SBD   
    Well, when the chips are down you might have to make do with a bit of a mash up.

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    PhilB got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Three 1/24 WWI kits from I Love Kit and an 1/18 SBD   
    Well, when the chips are down you might have to make do with a bit of a mash up.

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    PhilB got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Three 1/24 WWI kits from I Love Kit and an 1/18 SBD   
    Well, when the chips are down you might have to make do with a bit of a mash up.

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    PhilB got a reaction from phasephantomphixer in Three 1/24 WWI kits from I Love Kit and an 1/18 SBD   
    Well, when the chips are down you might have to make do with a bit of a mash up.

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    PhilB reacted to Quill4 in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    Seeing as the demise of WNW turned the LSP world upside down, I suggest that the phoenix fluttering out of China be referred to as MNM, or Meng Nut Mings. 
     
    I'll get my coat.
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    PhilB reacted to Kagemusha in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    The Lanc's already available...
     

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    PhilB reacted to Dave Williams in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    When did it become widely publicly known and was acknowledged by ex WNW guys that Meng did the tooling?  I’ve never heard that, and I’m willing to bet that very few people here knew that (if it’s even true).  I think it was widely known that WNW didn’t do their own tooling and that it was actually done by a Chinese company, but have never seen anything stating that it was Meng specifically.
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    PhilB reacted to John1 in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    I heard from a friend of the sister of my favorite Starbucks barista that Meng's next release is going to be a 32nd scale Lancaster!  
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    PhilB got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Whoops!   
    I'd say someone was working on the FlyBe prop and took off the parking brake and it wasn't chocked.
    Roll roll roll and a gentle but expensive jacking job on the Embraer.
    Of course it will probably be claimed as a sudden and unexpected brake failure...................
     
    During my time at Heathrow there were a few coming togethers, normally wing tip to wing tip when taxying.
    It's all Very expensive though.
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/24 Hurricane I, 32 Sqdn Biggin Hill/Hawkinge   
    Well after having a think I thought I would show pictures of the fuse after all.
    Here it is. You will note I've done the 13 Amp version:
     

     
    This version of the Hurri has an extended tail using what is known in the industry as a "plug" to extend it so here's the fuse in the plug:
     

     
    Thanks for looking in.
     
    Phil
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    PhilB got a reaction from Basta in WWII German or Japanese Aircraft Phobia: Is it just me?   
    Interesting that a lot of us may still have or had close relatives who were involved in WW2.
    It is interesting to get their take on their views on those that were enemies in conflict.
    My late father served in the RAF for 40 years starting as a "Boy Apprentice" and retiring as a Flight Lieutenant.
    He was an engineer.
    He was on Malta between 1941 and '43 during the blitz so in theory should have had plenty of hatred stored up .
    Considering some of the things he told me and his experiences, I wouldn't have held it against him at all.
    But he didn't, not at all.
    I asked him once what he thought of the Germans and presumably putting his engineers hat on he said "superb engineers".
    He was very impressed with german aircraft that he had had a look over after they crash landed.
    He also said a lot of the pilots were "just kids" who were as frightened as our pilots.
    I suppose it's down to individuals as to how they view their experiences and any bearing that may have on their personal attitudes.
     
     
     
     
     
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    PhilB got a reaction from JerseyChris in WWII German or Japanese Aircraft Phobia: Is it just me?   
    Interesting that a lot of us may still have or had close relatives who were involved in WW2.
    It is interesting to get their take on their views on those that were enemies in conflict.
    My late father served in the RAF for 40 years starting as a "Boy Apprentice" and retiring as a Flight Lieutenant.
    He was an engineer.
    He was on Malta between 1941 and '43 during the blitz so in theory should have had plenty of hatred stored up .
    Considering some of the things he told me and his experiences, I wouldn't have held it against him at all.
    But he didn't, not at all.
    I asked him once what he thought of the Germans and presumably putting his engineers hat on he said "superb engineers".
    He was very impressed with german aircraft that he had had a look over after they crash landed.
    He also said a lot of the pilots were "just kids" who were as frightened as our pilots.
    I suppose it's down to individuals as to how they view their experiences and any bearing that may have on their personal attitudes.
     
     
     
     
     
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