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  1. Ali62

    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Just incase some have missed it, there is now a set of u/c internal parts available through me. see the vendors section for details, or go directly to my website. https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/internal-undercarriage-set-for-hobby-boss-b-24-liberator cheers Ali
  2. Thanks guys, thanks Iain for the link correction, I have fixed that now, cheers Ali
  3. Hi Guys Well at long last I have a solution for the undercarriage of this kit. As the brass caster was away over the Christmas holidays I could not conform before now. After a long contemplation I have decided to just cast up the kit internal parts that should have been supplied in metal, I think that this still offer better options for assembly and detailing should the modeller wish. Also a full set cast in brass would have also increased the price quite considerably, and the brass inserts will offer just as much support as a fully cast undercarriage part. These can be ordered as of now, although production is just commencing. They are available from my website http://www.aerocraftmodels.com Direct link https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/internal-undercarriage-set-for-hobby-boss-b-24-liberator cheers Ali
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Most of what you have said on a technical basis here is NOT true.... Clear is tricky, I know I basically with a few others really pioneered the use of it a few years ago when I owned the Alley Cat range. As has been said many times over the material properties had to change at least within Europe, but I believe the rest of the world has as well. So for the last few years it has been very difficult to get good cast parts. I have a replacement 1/32 P-51 canopy in the works......well it has been for a while, I am hoping that there is some solutions around the corner (many trials have been done)....if so then I shall be back producing clear cast resin parts, however will wait and see I do not want to make too many promises just yet!!!!!! Small parts are being done as in the 1/48 light set I do for the Sea Fury but larger parts are still a little problematic. If it can be done I know I can do it, and what I did previously many know that I can produce good clear cast parts that stood the test of time. Yes they are more expensive because the resin is 5 times the cost of normal resin, the process takes longer (but not 24 hours) and making the masters IS A LOT MORE demanding..... cheers Ali
  5. Ali62

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    Just goes to show many of us giving a little, goes a long way. The main thing is that Paul and family and dogs are safe. I would just like to thank Paul personally for being an inspiration to me, and for assisting on a few occasions, even more recently he sent me quite a substantial package of parts for me to use / adapt for a complete 1/32 scale kit / kits I was and am still planning to do in the near future. With this horrible incident that has just happened I think I need to try and progress it a little sooner, but at best it will be 6-12 months away more than likely. When I get there I would like to raise some money from every sale and send that Paul's way. Strange how it all goes, and without sounding selfish I was hoping and was going to buy a Navy Skyraider conversion from him, after Telford, oh well it is a pity, but have lots else to do. Ali
  6. Hi Guys Just a quick heads up I have managed to squeeze a small space on the Blackbird Models table at Scale Model World at Telford this weekend. We are in Hall 3 opposite the overseas area and near the Eduard stand. If you are there please pop past and say Hi. Unfortunately there is no new LSP releases for the show, but I have two or three larger projects planned for next year, well if all goes well complete kits (mainly in resin, but mixture of other media). However there is a new 1/72 scale conversion for the Airfix Wellington....come and see what it is, and purchase one if you like, and mock up of a new 1/48 conversion due for early next year, for a kit that is soon to be released........ Hope to see you there. cheers Ali follow and like me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/aerocraftmodels/?modal=admin_todo_tour 
  7. Hi guys Sorry for any confusion caused, Brett at Hyperscale has been advised, and I am sure that will all get sorted out. I have received quite a few orders, and I am thankful for all support I do receive, however even from the pole taken on this forum there are still many that did indicate that they were interested in a full set and of that relatively few have responded. i am sure that more will role on in time and as others receive product in a few weeks the word will spread. As I have said before I am more than willing to do new and improved sets for almost any subject, but I do need help and guidance as to what is wanted and required, and then if it goes ahead for folk to support the project so that more can be rolled out in the future. This venture is all done as a part time, for the fun of it, and I do intend to make some money out of doing it, but it is not a driving force behind doing projects. Therefore I have a very open type policy I will try it and do it, and then the more support I receive in a scale or project type the more I will do. I have some grand ideas for larger and more elaborate 1/32 projects but those will come in time, as the “ball rolls and gathers some moss (or in this case money). i do not want to get bogged down in this thread on too much stuff, BUT, I am still persevering with clear casting, initially for the P-51 canopy that was announced months ago (I do not want to make that mistake again, announcing before I know I can supply), but so the guy casting just has not produced a product good enough to sell. However the project is not dead just yet. cheers Ali
  8. Thanks for the review and some great pictures Andy. Ali
  9. Hi Guys Thanks, well I do hope that the word gets out fairly fast and all the people that reacted in the poll saying they wanted them start placing orders, as production is now underway. Anthony, I will look at any options as long as I know what you guys are wanting and needing, then also I need help and guidance as to what kit they are wanted / needed for and also then any additional information that can be given to improve the undercarriage. Also I need to get some kind of indication that the set is going to be purchased by more than just a handful of people. So far Kagemusha (Andy) and Thierry Laurent have assisted with information and parts for this set to be developed. So if you do want or need something then please just follow a request with further information, as I say no promises until, there is a bit more than one or two asking for a set. cheers Ali
  10. Ok Guys there is now some results to this pole...thanks to all, see my post under vendors section cheers Ali
  11. Hi Guys I have just placed to new sets on my website for purchasing, both are with the casters, but are available for ordering as of now. The first is a set of brass undercarriage and the second set is a set of undercarriage doors that can be used either with the brass parts or the standard kit parts. For pictures and all the details please visit my website as below. Thanks to all for the continued support. http://www.aerocraftmodels.com cheers Ali
  12. Ali62

    HpH Wyvern breaks through the clouds...

    Boring........yawn........ ONLY KIDDING, that is great, I will have to save up some cash for this release Ali
  13. Hi Guys Well I am glad that you are happy with the parts / sets so far, I have more planned as time goes along. I am really pleased with what the caster is able to do, and as you can see with the Typhoon and the I-16 and I-153 sets he is able to cast in lots of 'holes' and very fine 'tripod' type parts. All of this is proving to be valuable lessons for me as to what can be achieved for future U/C parts and other parts. Thanks to all that are supporting me on a continual basis. Happy modelling to all, Ali
  14. Hi Guys I have just received the latest sets from the caster and they do look great and they are going to be great 'one' piece drop in parts. Best go straight to the Aerocraft Models web page to see some pictures and pricing for Eurofighter Typhoon Revell kit nose gear strut Polikarpov I-16 ICM main undercarriage struts Polikarpov I-153 ICM main undercarriage struts http://www.aerocraftmodels.com cheers Ali
  15. Would this set by AirDOC ADM32011 not help with some of your requested markings, available through Hannants but am sure you will find them else where. Ali