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  1. D Bellis

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

    Yes. I don't know. Someone with the kit should be able to tell. From the leading edges to trailing edges of both, yes. This post: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/77661-hobby-boss-132-b-24j-initial-observations/&do=findComment&comment=1094949 I did check that previously-posted airfoil drawing's authenticity, and it certainly appears to be 100% correct. HTH, D
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    For those hoping to correct the cross section of the airfoil, here's what you're up against: Just an FYI post. Images previously posted in this thread were simply combined to show the true airfoil shape superimposed over the kit's parts. D
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    Need help guys

    Like this? Otherwise, a BMW is about as feminine as one can get... D
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    Hasegawa 1/32 Hellcat is out of scale!

    No, it is not out of scale. The wingspan in 1/32 scale should be 16.0625" (408 mm) and it is exactly that. Full scale wingspan is 42' 10" (13.0556 meters). HTH, D
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    I hope you're being sarcastic, because the upper line aft of 60% is most definitely "concave". If you're serious, maybe you might try printing it out and putting a ruler across those two points if you're unable to see the curve on your screen. D
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    Lone Star Models/Cobra Company news

    Anything for the Revell 1/32 OH-6A would be MOST welcome. D
  7. If it hurts when you do that, then don't do that. D
  8. I don't know where you people shop, but you might be doing something wrong: Tamiya P-51D - https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004WBBZWA/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new Zoukei Mura P-51D - https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B008X2JG4S/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new Just examples of fairly standard internet pricing for those kits. HTH, D
  9. D Bellis

    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Exactly my point. D
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Any minute now we'll have someone telling us how lucky we are to have plastic kits at all, let alone a (deformed) P-40F... Grey Matter to the rescue. D
  11. ZM announcing a 1/32 P-51B kit has made my year. I, for one, absolutely adore Zoukei Mura kits. I'll will definitely buy at least 6 of their P-51B kits, probably closer to a dozen of them. That's just to build all of the P-51Bs I've had in mind for the last 40+ years that I've been waiting for a passable P-51B kit in 1/32. Once decal manufacturers jump on this kit, I may even end up with more than a dozen P-51Bs on the shelves. I have 10 ZM kits, of which I've built 3.5 of them. So far, anyway. Already planning on getting the next long-nose Ki-45 boxing, as well as the Hs 129B kit when that hits the streets. Seriously hoping that ZM's Ar 234 is released as a four-engine C. Their announced '109G, while not as high on my priority list as their early Fw 190s, will also be a must-build for me. HKM? I have exactly one of their kits: their Do 335B-6. If there was even the slightest hope that ZM would release the B-6 variant, I wouldn't have bought that one either. If/when HKM ever releases their own P-51B kit, it will have to be pretty damn charming to get my money. D
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Sorry, but I'm not buying into that. We have to ask ourselves the question: Is that information correct? Probably not. How can we almost instantly know this? The engine was manufactured to metric specifications, the stated measurement is a neat even number given in inches and therefore very likely a generalization at best. Further investigation reveals that “20 inches” equates to 508mm, which is much larger than the Swiss source you cited, as well as every other source I could find. So the initial 'not likely' observation proves out with very little effort. Speaking of other sources… The Russian images showing the results of post-war measurement of the Me 262 engine in Switzerland, and that states “460mm” for the inside of the intake lip. This makes sense for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the diagram shows the exact line of measurement – across the inside of the intake lip. This measurement also compares favorably with Arthur Bentley’s drawings. That stated 460mm equals 14.375mm in 1/32 scale. My own kits measure out to: Revell 14.1mm and Trumpeter 13.5mm. This is a difference of just .6mm between them. If we accept the Swiss measurement of 460mm, then Revell’s intakes are .275mm small, and Trumpeter’s are .875mm small. If you can actually see a difference of less than one millimeter across the intakes of either one of those kits, then more power to you. But, maybe a quick swipe with some sandpaper to open the holes by that minuscule amount might solve the issue for you. Back to your original question: Given how well done both Trumpeter’s “A-Team” Me 262 kits and Revell’s Me 262B-1a/U1 kits are, and across a wide retail price range, there is almost zero chance that any other manufacturer would risk producing yet another 1/32 Me 262 kit. Cheers, D
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    Any 1/32 Me 262 on the horizon?

    Because that perceived inaccuracy doesn't exist. D
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    Question Re: Trumpeter Mustang Mk III

    Yet the image you posted clearly demonstrates just exactly how bad it really is. D
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    Question Re: Trumpeter Mustang Mk III

    If you really can not see how bad the Trumpeter kit is after looking at it and comparing it, then by all means don't let anyone discourage you from enjoying the kit. It still looks like a cartoon to anyone even slightly familiar with what a P-51B actually looks like. No amount of denial will change that. D
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