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Tony T last won the day on February 13 2017

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  1. Has to be jets: Su-15 Flagon series Su-33 Sea Flanker MiG-25 Foxbat series I’d also add two-seat MiG-23UB, MiG-21PF and MiG-21PFM Tony, going back into hibernation now as I pass this new iPad back to its owner — the old iPad2 I use daily no longer interacts with LSP
  2. And the MDC Suisen 2 conversion is very nice. The beaching doodar is fragile but it's a nice little collection of bits. (IIRC Out2gtcha rebuilt some of his Rufe's trolley in brass, and I might use thin steel sewing needles in lieu of rigging, for that enduring confidence - overscale, but nothing's going to snap, rust, or render me blind). ICM have got a winning streak but they certainly seem to be giving Aerocraft Ali a bit of trade. I always havelikened ICM to Hasegawa or Tamiya moulding finesse combined with Trumpeter plastic — you need Ali's brass bits for a confident buil
  3. Sorry to go slightly off-thread. Have you got the QMT jetcans and how do they compare? They're designed for the Revell but I'm wondering if they'll work with the Tamiya — I can get two QMT sets for the cost of buying one American GT resin and having it shipped across the pond, and I need three sets! Best F-4E I've seen built. The finish is so realistic. We so need a resin drop-in version of that gun breech access door you've scratched. Tony
  4. Thanks for scotching the rumour. I'm happy with my Revells in this instance and still hope they might kit a G-2 or -4, although I'd rather see a Ju 88 C. Am not expecting anything new in 1/32 from Tamiya, though still dream of them doing 1/48 "Century Series over Japan" to supersede the ancient Revellogram kits. Tony
  5. What says it's 1/32? And the FB link is someone in Taiwan. Dragon? Not sure I want to add any Gustavs to my Revell stash of four (complete with Brassin legs and Barracuda bits'n'bobs), but if it does turn out to be Tamiya I might succumb to one. Still have to catch up with their Spitties, which I know will turn my potmarked Revells into instant trash — but the Revell 109s may be quite sufficient. Tony
  6. 1/32 ICM subjects are likely to be dinky and have a trainer and/or European bias and possess a propeller. I know therefore that a big Foxbat is highly unlikely. However, the 1/48 scale kit's design is "flat pack" in nature and not inaccessible. So, Foxbat (and Flagon) Cold War dreams aside, there are a lot of "smaller" jets that deserve attention that fit into ICM's portfolio if they can let go of propellers every now and again: especially a decent MiG-21 Fishbed family which could start with a PF. Something without licensing baggage which Eduard are too reserved to tackle i
  7. In coffee & sand it'll sit nicely next to the Airfix Vulcan and Victor, though I'm probably more interested in a USAF special mission configuration. Also have my eye on the Zvezda 1/48 Su-57 — the new tool titchy one is great, which bodes well for the medium sized offering. Zvezda, that would be utterly stonking in 1/32 scale. Tony
  8. Scaled-up MiG-25 series, with sensor pallet detail in an RBT. The smaller scale ICM Foxbat kits are exquisite. Others have made the same wish about the firm's Do 17/215/217 series. But maybe these are all too big in 1/32. Tony
  9. Stunning. Which brand jetcans did you use (the first time around)? Tony
  10. The suspense is killing me. Is this going to require an announcement or will it just dribble out ? If you're talking about the grey-green-brown "dielectric" panels, just put us out our misery. These were near and in the Sparrow wells. If you're talking about the metal cap on the tip of the radome, we know. If you're talking about the shape of the MLG doors (cf Navy), we know, and the extended oleo guide rods on the MLG too. Go on, kill the suspense, we're dying to know! And I bet it has nothing to do with pylons and rails (please). Tony
  11. I'm hoping for the slightly earlier Sukhoi's. Trumpy did a great job on the smaller scale Fishpot/Maiden, even if the Flagon series was slightly botched (but I'd take any of them as-is pantographed up to 1/32). Their Six is pretty slick too, but if they do a biggie they should include bubble and framed canopies — a major omission in the 1/48 offering. A big RF-101C and Su-15TM are top of my wants, along with the Spey Toom, Deuce, Six, Vark and Draken, but I'm not holding my breath. Wonder what companion firm Bobby Hoss has up its sleeve on the heels of the Invader? Probably WW
  12. Just dropping everything to slow down for a photo? But he's a very long way from RAF Turnhouse! Wonder if it had the range (?) I'd prefer a T.11 but an FB.5 will do nicely as a starter. Will go nicely with the Hong Kong Models/Fisher Meteors. Tony
  13. Great build, and love the gatling gun sticking out the back of the crew pod. Tony
  14. Thanks for that. The common parts look identical to the earlier D releases so I'll get a new nose scoop but as Renaissance no longer make the drop tank plugs — they just told me so in an email — that means buying Zacto or AMS parts from across the pond. Is Harold still selling the nose scoop and tank plugs (or whole new fuel tank front ends) set? I couldn't see any at Sprue Brothers. Tony
  15. Wondering if they'll stop with the TBD and F-100C or if December's 2021-2022 catalgue will add anything new in 1/32. Would be nice to see the missing subjects in the Century Series line-up, especially the Voodoo, Deuce and Six. Tony
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