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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Other Chinese manufacturers have no problem asking for and accepting help. They can’t access a lot of the internet from within the PRC, so there’s a lot they can’t do.
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    Takka takka takka takka takka takka!!!
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    Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I underway

    There was a huge kerfluffle on Facebook the other day about how awful it was that Tamiya molded the elevator on the new Spit Mk.I in the neutral position, and how it would “require” resin to fix it, blah, blah, blah. This is literally (I timed it) six minutes worth of work from the first saw cut to finished stabs with dropped elevators. And another half hour or so and the wings were completely assembled. I even spent time reaming out the muzzles on the separate parts supplied (!) for the four outboard .303’s, which was silly, since they’re going to be covered up with red patches on the leading edges. Oh well... Really looking forward to building this one and the other five I have
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    New!! 1/32 Revell/Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1a ( TuAF )

    Tolga - looking great so far. I was just doing some reading on the plastic seat. That seat wasn’t available to the factory until May 1940. I believe the TuAF aircraft were from the L serial number block, which were built in 1939. Thus, they had the metal seat, which Edgar Brooks (the late Spitfire boffin of all Spitfire boffins) said were found in both interior grey-green and black. Hope it’s not too late...
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    Revell Bf 109 G-10 Erla

    Very nice!
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    Dark Blue Killer - Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair

    Damn John, you NAILED the gun ports! Absolutely perfect! That’s looking fantastic!
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    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    Did Floyd do a Buchon? I know he did an Avia.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Yes. And AFAIK that's the only time Trumpeter has done that. I know from personal experience that Trumpeter has been offered free assistance with research by myself and more than a couple of others, and every time it was patently ignored. They simply want your money. They don't care about putting out a quality product consistently. Good enough is good enough for them in many cases.
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    The new Tamiya 1/48 Spit Mk.I is out...

    Spent a few minutes at the bench today (did you feel the earth move?). This is one more sweet model kit! A grand total of about 45 minutes to clean up parts (minimal required) and assemble the wings and stabs. Including reaming out the tiny 1/48 .303 Brownings for the outer wings. Becuase - duh.. they're going to be covered over with red patches
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    "They Shall Not Grow Old" - wow!!

    For once, showing war for what it is.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    A friend of mine (not on LSP) send me some detailed pics, and it looks to my Mk.I Eyeball Computer like the spinner is about 20% too large in diameter, and the thrust line of the engine is too low, which accounts for the much too pronounced curve on the upper cowling. I'm just glad I have zero interest in the P-40F. What a sadly missed opportunity (again) by Trumpeter's C-team.
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    Dark Blue Killer - Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair

    Looking great John! Re the anti-glare - you can really see the NS Sea Blue anti-glare panel on brand new Corsairs, but in service the gloss flattens, and the flat gets something of a sheen on it, so the difference isn't that stark. It's almost impossible to see on many airplanes aboard the ships. Really looking forward to seeing her finished!
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    "They Shall Not Grow Old" - wow!!

    Yeah, only today and the 27th in the US. Definitely worth the effort to get to see it. The colorization and 3D are amazing. Be sure to stay after the credits for the 30 minute “behind the scenes” with Sir Peter.
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    "They Shall Not Grow Old" - wow!!

    Just saw this film, and all I can say is just WOW! Sir Peter is amazing. His team is amazing. "I have several pieces of WWI artillery - as you do..." Go see it!! And like me, you'll be singing and whistling "Mademoiselle d'Armentieres" for the next week, guaranteed!
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    Eduard Bf109G-4/Trop - Getting started

    Nice! But I don't see any evidence that the supercharger intake is blue. Compare it to the highlight on the RLM 79 along the upper cowling and the spine of the fuselage. Be careful you're not seeing what you want to see. Common things (supercharger RLM 79) are common because they occur commonly.
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