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  1. Thanks Dave you found some really great pictures there, thanks for sharing cheers Ali
  2. Thanks Ray, this has made my day just the markings I was looking for my favourite little FELIX.......having seen the decal sheet I know and or almost 100% sure all the decals that I really need to fit, will fit, others can be adjusted or painted. Had no idea that these were even printed, went to the afterburner link at bottom of review that no longer works so I presume they are no more. Did a search and found some in stock at Sprue Brothers......so they are now on order, just need to wait for the delivery. Ali
  3. Cool news, I have just purchased a 1/48 scale kit, but to do one in 1/32 will be even better.......looking forward to this release....wow so many exciting choices these days Ali
  4. This is a really frustrating topic as just before this 'PHANTOM' Phantom kit was announced by HKM. I was all go to start pattern making on a conversion for the Tamiya kit. I had gathered loads of information and had even gone on a special trip to a museum approx 100 miles from where I live, to take pictures and some measurements of a real Phantom, I even dragged my wife along and promised her a good day out, a picnic and a cup of afternoon tea and cake at a garden centre, well somebody was needed to hold the other side of the tape measure. When this was announced I packed it all up and started waiting for baited breath for the kit to appear, here we are 3 1/2 years later with still just hope and wishes. I do sympathise with HKM a little, that is why I have stopped announcing projects before I have really got things in order for a release, before announcing it to the world, I got caught out many times before. BIG lesson DO not tell everybody what you are doing before you can deliver. Many companies do it and succeed but I recon more announce and fail to deliver, I am talking from cottage industry all the way through to large model companies. I know I could have developed and produced a conversion at a much better price that the CE conversion, even at 'normal' price for that conversion, never mind the silly prices that they reached. Any how I have moved on and like the rest of you live in hope we will see one one day, reasonably accurate and at a 'reasonable' price. Ali
  5. yes these ones are being done by DK Decals, their decals are really good and work well, just used some on a 1/72 Wellington see http://www.dkdecals.cz/ DK decals are sold by Hannants and other retailers, I think this set is due out in a month or two Ali
  6. Thanks guys for all the orders, many of you would have been notified your orders are on the way. For the ones that have not been notified as yet fear not yours will be sent soon, when the next batch is delivered from the casters, should be within the next week. Nice new picture of actual parts cast in brass cheers Ali
  7. 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
  8. Thanks guys, thanks Iain for the link correction, I have fixed that now, cheers Ali
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 
  13. 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
  14. 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
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