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LSP_Kevin

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  1. My guess is that HpH will go the Special Hobby route, and do short-run injection-moulded kits with resin and multi-media detail parts, so the need for aftermarket should be substantially reduced (in theory). Kev
  2. Howdy folks, Ray Peterson takes a look at the second scale modelling eBook from KLP Publishing: KLP Publishing Build Special Series #2: Building Mac's Bird Dog in 1/32 Scale by Eric Galliers Thanks, Ray! Disclaimer: KLP Publishing is my own company, and this review features one of my own publications. However, I had no influence over the review itself. Kev
  3. Howdy folks, Andrew Birnie reviews some new Me 262 decals from AIMS: AIMS 32D013: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a/U3 Decals Thanks, Andy! Kev
  4. Tim, your own content is always available on your own profile, via the "See my activity" button. The main page of your profile also has a feed of recent activity, so it may even show up there. Failing that, you could always bookmark your threads for later reference. Kev
  5. Hi Tim, This appears to be the third time you've started a thread on this build - first here on February 5: And then again on February 13: I think we should pick one and stick with it! Kev
  6. Brian, they've already stated that option #2 is their goal, with the exception of the Me 321/323 project, and one other that I can't recall right now. Kev
  7. Welcome to the forums! Superb debut entry. Fantastic photography, too! May I publish it on the website? Kev
  8. Sounds like you've had some great service, Dale. Just a correction, though: Windex shouldn't corrode any part of your airbrush. I've sprayed Windex through mine many times, and it's never had any impact anywhere. It's just a mild ammonia-based window cleaner, and there's also an ammonia-free variety available these days. It's not corrosive by nature, but does clean up Tamiya acrylics like nobody's business! Kev
  9. Lovely build, Aaron! May I publish it on the website? Kev
  10. My experience with Kitty Hawk decals is that they're exceptionally thin, prone to folding up on themselves, and exceptionally grippy once they hit the surface. If you can get them down in one piece and in the right place, they suck down nicely and look great. The image below shows the wing stencil decals from the Kitty Hawk Texan, and for this kit I didn't even use any decal solutions: Kev
  11. OK, I've pulled the remaining two cover images off the Internet, so we can call this one done now. Kev
  12. FWIW Michael, I think the kit looks fine without modifying the fuselage length: Mind you, I'm not saying it's correct or accurate, only that I don't think it looks obviously problematic to me. Kev
  13. Fantastic work, Tim! Designing and printing your own parts = tres impressive. Kev
  14. I watched the TrekWorks unboxing video on YouTube, and he noted how impressed he was that Trumpeter got this subtle detail right. Kev
  15. Howdy folks, I've just published the latest What's New update. Enjoy! Kev
  16. And here it is, John! https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3411 Kev
  17. And here it is, Nenad! https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3410 Kev
  18. I've used wound guitar strings for this purpose before, and it works OK. The main drawback is that it's pretty stiff stuff, and wants to either straighten or kink. Kev
  19. Howdy folks, Ray Peterson takes a look at an eBook on building the CAC Sabre in 1/32: KLP Publishing Build Special Series #1: Building Brick's Sabre in 1/32 Scale, by Eric Galliers Thanks, Ray! Disclaimer: KLP Publishing is in fact my own company, and this is my own publication, though I had no influence on this review. Enjoy! Kev
  20. Beautiful build, Ernest! May I publish it on the website? Kev
  21. Howdy folks, Andrew Birnie takes a look at an RN night fighter conversion for the big Airfix Hellcat: Aerocraft Models Hellcat II NF Royal Navy Night Fighter Conversion with Decals for KD127 Thanks, Andy! And thanks, too, to Aerocraft Models for the review sample. Kev
  22. Howdy folks, Andrew Birnie reviews another Airfix Hellcat update from Aerocraft: Aerocraft Models Hellcat F6F-5 (Early) Conversion with Decals for MINSI III Thanks, Andy! And thanks, too, to Aerocraft Models for the review sample. Kev
  23. Howdy folks, Andrew Birnie reviews a new night fighter conversion set for the big Airfix Hellcat: Aerocraft Models Hellcat F6F-5 Night Fighter Conversion with Decals for Black Death Thanks, Andy! And thanks, too, to Aerocraft Models for the review sample. Kev
  24. More convenient? Yes! But sustainable? No! The fact is we don't have unlimited server space, and images take up a lot of storage on a server hard drive. Most of the forums that still allow direct image uploads are either smaller/less busy than we are, or aren't particularly image-driven. We (LSP), on the other hand, average around 300 new posts per day, with a significant portion of those containing multiple images. Take this for a conservative example: Let's say that, of the 300 posts made on any given day, an average of 100 of those contains an average of 2 images. And let's say, for argument's sake, that the average size of all those images is 1MB (many will be smaller, but some will be far larger, too). That gives us a storage growth figure of 73,000 images per year (100*2*365), or 73 gigabytes of new storage. Every year. Even if that estimate is out by as much as 50%, and it's only 36GB, that's just not tenable. We'd have been forced off the Internet long ago, or more realistically, had to make the same decision we've already made, just a bit later in the piece. I hope that explains it. Kev
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