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phasephantomphixer last won the day on April 15 2014

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  1. phasephantomphixer

    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    Gotta findya one of those chums to have your goods sent to "down south" so once in awhile you do a parcel run! Cheers
  2. phasephantomphixer

    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    Used to enjoy four LHS in Northbay California area (one a well stocked Hobbytown) two would hold monthly meetings (one IPMS), then when I moved north of Seattle 13 yrs. ago there were 6 LHS here (one Hobbbytown), none of them with monthly meetings. There is a Seattle IPMS chapter, but either too far, or on a day I can't attend. I went to the closing of four of the 6 over the years for mega markdowns, and Hobby Lobby showed up a few yrs. ago, but with only two chain shops to go to now, one LHS quite far away, times changed a while ago here. BTW, on visits to my old Calif. kickin' grounds, only ONE shop still open, and it is mainly RC or slotcars. Finally, I am in an online taxed State, so get taxed on purchases now.
  3. phasephantomphixer

    1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang "Old Crow"

    A great choice in subject Tolga, and good work so far. You may know of Bud's website; http://cebudanderson.com/ There is a modeler's tips section most of the way down the main page which can help with specific areas. Cheers. Erik.
  4. phasephantomphixer

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    I reside in Everett, used to work next (Hangar) door to the place, but of the two times I visited, no such luck getting near any aircraft as they are not just cordoned off, they have barriers placed. BUT I do plan to go soon and MAYBE after shootin' the breeze with an attendant, could surely ask a favor... I will be sure to have my tape measure on me JIC.
  5. phasephantomphixer

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Right, you do mean - A "Tail" of two Stukas?!
  6. phasephantomphixer

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Perhaps the kit makers thought the Stuka got a fuselage plug extension from the B to the D (like the FW-190D) without verifying...
  7. phasephantomphixer

    Aicraft LG... what are they made of?

    Modern Jets such as that Phantom are a Titanium Alloy and High strength steel alloy. Not sure of percentages, but believe they keep checks on carbon amounts.
  8. phasephantomphixer

    ICM 1/32 MiG-25 Foxbat?!?

    Or the Foxbat's out of the bag?
  9. phasephantomphixer

    ICM 1/32 MiG-25 Foxbat?!?

    Perhaps the plane it could never catch? Which I would also certainly welcome in 1/32!!!
  10. phasephantomphixer

    any interrest in F4U-5N decals?

    Thank You for the continued work - I did purchase one of the last resin sets from Harold last Month and am anxiously awaiting both a canopy (he was all out) and decals to complete my conversion set! I did get quote on individual canopy but shipping to the states was very expensive, so agree there should be one shipment when all set to send bulk amount.
  11. phasephantomphixer

    Revell 2019, 1st Quarter(+)

    Some nice 1/32 selection, but sure woulda been great if they threw in a new tool P-51B/C into the mix for competition's sake...
  12. phasephantomphixer

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

    Sure, was just considering that as a possible Ball turret issue. But cannot do the check myself yet, as mine is on back order from a Hobby shop in Germany. A purchase suggested by "ScaleRC" (Page 39) of which I not only thank for the $$ saving tip, but also
  13. phasephantomphixer

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

    The Ball itself may be okay, but IF they perchance used the Monogram kit as Ref. in any way, would check the location of it as the 1/48 kit has it either too far forward or aft. Can't recall which at the moment...
  14. Hopefully long enough to use my 30% coupon (which ties in with this post) that I wanted to use to get the HK Do-335B-6, which has of course vanished from their listings. And with all the whatnot sales they've since filled the days with, not any benefit yet.
  15. phasephantomphixer

    An F-4 detail I'd never noticed before...

    I added (or subtracted?) this when I fabbed Tamiya stabs with open LE slots. Had it so thin a piece of paper wouldn't fit. Speaking of 1/32 F-4 stabs, ever compare the Revell slotted and non-slotted stabs?