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  1. OldTroll

    1/32 B-25J

    Where is a sensible moderator with "thread lock" power so we can end this pointless flame fest?
  2. Thanks for the "heads up" - I just ordered it!
  3. OldTroll

    1/32 B-25J

    By now OT's offensive remarks should have been removed by cooler heads (page back to check that...) Old Troll has promised to refrain from further insensitive postings until he records his vote for the KOTY in the "We Welcome Mediums Other Than Plastic/Resin" category. Posted by Old Troll's mommy - "I taught him better!" PS - he also apologizes to this thread's author for diverting attention away from the subject (soon to be released???) model.
  4. OldTroll

    1/32 B-25J

    1:33 versions of the B-17 and the Lancaster have been available for some time in a medium other than plastic/resin. Also several versions of the B-25, B-26, A-26, P-61, Meteor, Kate, Val, Betty, Dinah, etc., etc., etc. are currently available in 1:33 or 1:32 scale. Paper/card models cost a fraction of the plastic/resin ones and offer as much (or more) satisfaction in construction. The downside for many is that one must actually cut out parts and shape them thus moving oneself from the "assembler" category to the "modeller" category. Instead of speculating/whining/complaining about vaporware plastic/resin kits that may never get produced, just try an existing paper model - you might actually like it. This announcement brought to by LSAM (Large Scale Any Medium.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The post above has been removed by the originator. He had over-medicated with craft glue and let his overly sarcastic fingers run away with him. In attempting to promote paper/card as a legitimate modeling medium he used the term "assembler" in describing those who take precast or pre-molded pieces and connect them to one another with adhesive in order to achieve a whole representative of a larger object. He should have used the term "put-together-guys-or-gals" which his sensitivity coaches have assured him is less demeaning. He would have apologized in person but he is still obsessively searching the KOTY candidates for the several dozen non-resin/plastic candidates that were released/published in 2011. Posted on behalf of OT, Balthazar "Lego Master" Grumbacher Chairman, We Don' Need No Steenkin' Glue Guild
  5. LOL - if anything it just adds more realism to the model. Those are obviously field repairs after a skirmish with the enemy! Great build - I look forward to the remainder.
  6. OldTroll

    1/32 B-25J

    Setting aside the racial/ethnic sniping - here is their website - HK Models
  7. Try anything from Wingnut Wings - you might like it.
  8. Don't count chickens (of any scale) until they are hatched. Corollary 1: Don't worry about the price until it's actually for sale. Corollary 2: A model isn't real until there are third party "improvements" on the hobby shop shelf. Final advice from the Old (Grumpy) Troll - spend time building the kits you have instead of spending money on more kits that won't get built. We now return you to this edition of LSP Radio's "Speculation - What's It Good For?"
  9. Of course there were many more 1:32 and 1:33 models released in 2011 in mediums other than plastic or resin - but we aren't quite ready to include them in such polls. Perhaps we modellers will someday realize that it's the models and the modelling that is important and not the medium. <<Tongue in cheek and with no ill will.>>
  10. That is a gorgeous model! Just goes to show that in the hands of a master even a Tamiya product can look good. (It's a joke - lighten up, you guys.)
  11. WNW FE2b, of course. Don't own any of the Limited Run Multi-media so I tried not to vote in that category (seemed silly to vote on something I have no experience with) but ended up with the Nate just to get my real votes counted. Silver Wings Fairey Flycatcher, of course. Please consider an honor system "vote only if you own it" method of voting next year.
  12. You might want to reconsider the floats, Glenn. The following quotes in bold are from Windsock Datafile 85: <<The floats were designed by Oswald Short. They were 16ft long by 2ft 10in in beam, and were simple pontoon-like structures, having a base framework of ash, silver spruce and Canadian elm. This was covered on the sides and top with 1/8in plywood, and the bottom planking was 3/16in to 1/4in thick.>> <<The tail float had a hull of three-ply with metal sheeting on its underside.>> Regarding the wing tip floats...<<To a wooden keel were attached a number of steel rings over which was placed a covering of balloon fabric. the resulting tube was inflated through a Dunlop tyre valve in the nose and the float body tapered towards its tail.>> With regard to float finish...<<Wood floats were either left in their natural finish under several coats of Marine or 'Yacht' varnish, oe else painted pale grey or even white, metal areas were painted 'Battleship' grey as were certain struts.>> Note that the metal areas referred to here are the ones in the vicinity of the shock absorber hardware and the strut attachment points. While the Windsock Datafile mentions experimental floats it also specifies that these were also of wood construction. A a number of the photos in the book show dark, evenly spaced "dots" along the float edges these are the heads of the screws that would be used in a typical boat construction fashion where the hull skins are caulked, glued and screwed to the wooden frame. I hope this of some assistance to you as that was my intent. This build is a great display of the modeler's art and I look forward to coming installments.
  13. Wow! I'm pretty much a WW1 diehard but that build is gorgeous -AND- I learned something new about the Turkish Air Force. Well done!
  14. Here's a bit of silliness... In order to "vote" you must actually own the kit, have opened the box and all the sprue bags, read the instructions cover to cover three times and have posted something at LSP at least once a month in each of the past 12 months. Once the votes are counted, count up the number of previously produced kits (by other manufacturers) of the same model and same scale - divide the vote total by that number. Then divide the vote total by the manufacturer's retail price (in soft US dollars) to arrive at the final score...then toss it all in the trash and get back to your workbenches!
  15. The core parts of the engine need to be installed because they support other fuselage parts. The "How to build..." book by Brett Green shows the necessary parts in one of the illustrated builds. An excellent book, BTW.
  16. If you want to do it in card or do a card to plastic build like the SB2C elsewhere on the forum, try one of these: http://www.gremirmodels.com/p-61_black_widow.htm http://www.gremirmodels.com/p-61_black_widow1.htm These are well-designed models by Rafal Ciesielski and are electronically delivered in a very secure format to be printed out on card or cover stock. Gremir has an "easy as pie" rescaling feature so the model can be printed at any scale you like (assuming you have the correct paper and a printer that can handle larger sheets if that's the way you want to go. Nearly all of Gremir's models are legitimate electronic versions of hardcopy models published by various Polish publishers. They are properly licensed and virtually immune to electronic pirating thanks to the heavy duty encryption. Mike is a great guy to deal with and gives lifetime support to his customers. I am not emplyed by Gremir nor am I receiving any compensation for this blurb.
  17. Both the Flea and the Hart are on a high shelf while other interests (non-modelling) have come to the fore. If/when I get back to these projects I will start new threads.
  18. Both the Hart and the Flea are on a high shelf while other interests (non-modelling) have come to the fore. If/when I get back to these projects I will start new threads.
  19. This brings back memories - I remember building the original Renwal model mumble-mumble years ago when first released... http://store.spruebrothers.com/132-revell-atomic-cannon-857811-p29070.aspx
  20. I agree - perhaps even something with chrome yellow wings...
  21. Is the Hawker Nimrod an indication of things to come? Now that my Flycatcher boxes are stacked neatly on the shelf I need something to stack alongside them!
  22. That's right! I forgot to mention the Saab TSR-2...LOL. That is a most impressive model BTW. Not to pimp excessively for IPMS Austria but they also have some free accessory downloads for some of their paper models. The most noteworthy is probably the full interior for the Fairey Rotodyne.
  23. BTW, Saab lovers, IPMS Austria also has the Lansen and the Draken (in three gorgeous schemes) all in 1:33 and paper. Beautiful models. In case you were wondering why I don't post photos of my completed models it's because my skill level is probably not high enough yet. At 69 years old I just hope I can do them in the time I have left...
  24. The Pitts S2B thread had many references to a desire for a Saab J29 Tunnan in large scale. Well.... Good news for the Tunnan fans - IPMS Austria has a 1:33 version in their online store. Bad(?) news for many of you is that it is a paper model, albeit a well-detailed, excellent model. I have all of their paper offerings and all are "top shelf" with gorgeous printing, clear, complete, well-illustrated instructions and, in some cases, multiple versions of the model available. Check it out here - IPMS Austria in the "Card Modelling" category. If nothing else the paper model could serve as an accurate pattern for a plastic scratch build ala the Curtiss Helldiver elsewhere in the WIP forum.
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