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  1. RandyB

    Six Camels!!

    Thanks for the info Dean! I thought I'd read that he was... So, I guess that may have played a role in the decision to go with WETA as a distribution channel. And, as history has shown us, it didn't work out so well. For us in the U.S., Spruebrothers just landed a role as the U.S. distributor for WNW. I've had good transactions with them in the past. I just want a Camel before they all sell out. :-D I don't know which one - I don't know enough about them to really have a preference. Cheers, -randy
  2. RandyB

    Six Camels!!

    Isn't Peter Jackson still a partner with Richard and Tania Taylor in WETA?
  3. Barry... That is horrible news. Keep your chip up, our thoughts are with you. -randy
  4. I'm going to second what Thierry said... Setting aside accuracy and ease of construction, Trumpeter has set the bar pretty high with the breadth of their releases. When I got back into modeling 15 years ago, Trumpy's list of releases, especially in 1/32nd scale, was jaw dropping. A 1/32 Su-27B (and UB) was unheard of, as was a 1/32 Hun... not to mention the Avengers, Dauntlesses, etc. I'd have to say, all things considered, what I think the favorites from Trumpeter are: Avengers Dauntlesses Me 262 series Swordfish I like their later jets and have several of them. In my mind,
  5. When I tear mine down every night after an evening of painting, I make sure to seal the threads of that little bitty nozzle before I replace it... I have some beeswax that I got from somewhere - the pharmacy or supermarket most likely - and I turn the nozzle threads in the wax (being very careful not to drop it, it's very small) and then replace the nozzle in the airbrush body. Do not over tighten the nozzle, it's very easy to do. I had that same issue with my HP-C+, and sealing the threads fixed it for me. Cheers, -randy
  6. Hi Brian, If you can find them, Hasegawa makes a set (actually three sets I think) of photoetch saw/scribers under their Tritool line. They come in various shapes and sizes are are very handy for scribing and sawing various parts and shapes. Hobby Link Japan used to carry them - and they are backordered/out of stock currently. If you see them elsewhere, grab them. Otherwise, JLC and Radu Brinzan make some great, very thin razor saws. I have each of them and they all serve their purpose for a variety of situations. Here are some links to get you started: http://www.umm-usa.com/catal
  7. Hi Peter, Having not used them myself, at first I thought they were related to the Aircraft Colors range of paints... which didn't work out well with me. However, I did find a review on Britmodeller.com: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/48915-lifecolor-acrylic-paints/ Apparently, good old water will thin them just fine. Of course, Lifecolors own proprietary thinner will also work, but I'd opt for the more inexpensive option. :-) Cheers, -randy
  8. Those are Cartograf decals. They make some very nice decals, I don't think I've ever seen a bad set of decals from Cartograf.
  9. Bah. It's all good. It's fun figuring out all of this stuff...
  10. No problem... I'm not sure Contact-Resine is still is business. I know that they made a comeback in 2010 with a 1/24 (?) Sopwith Camel. I tried their website, and that is defunct. Although Design Marketing Int'l is still selling their stuff - perhaps Patrick is CR's storefront? Just thinking out loud on that last bit... -randy
  11. Ooooh... so perhaps a Nick, a Mossie, and maybe even an Me 110G (or even a 210)? That would be very cool!
  12. Do tell! For those of us on the other side of the pond who couldn't make it...
  13. Nope, it never materialized. :-( Chris did the preview for us way back when - and I think he still has one of the test shots... Here are a couple of previews of it when the test shots showed up: http://www.largescaleplanes.com/preview/Redux/p47/p47.php http://www.ipmsusa3.org/reviews/Kits/First_Looks/REDUX_P-47_Razorback/REDUX_32_P-47D_Razorback.htm http://kits.kitreview.com/p47d32reduxpreviewbg_1.htm
  14. Don't forget about the 1/24th Airfix Mossie: http://www.airfix.co...nfiifbvi-a25001 I thnk the OP mentioned something about "...a different area..." So, my guess would be Soviet or British... or even a different place in time, meaning not WWII - opening up the field even more. I don't recall ZM ever stating they don't do jets. Just some meandering thoughts...
  15. RandyB

    Tiny D.VII

    Nice job Kevin - on both! I just got that wee 1/72 scale D.VII at our recent club picnic/auction. It was given to my son by a fellow club member. Once we got home and he opened it, he said he couldn't build it 'cuz it was "...way too small!" So, he promptly gave the kit to me... Ah, I wish I had his common sense. It does look like a nice little OOB build - a quick build for a rainy weekend.
  16. Thank you sir, you are a scholar, gentleman, and all around great guy. Yep, I have a few of Harold's goodies and they are indeed worth the wait.
  17. I got and sent one right back... Thanks Harold!
  18. So, for the third time, I missed the resupply Harold's 1/32 B-25 update set. I used the Sprue Brothers auto-notify feature each time. And, each time, I click the link in the email to purchase the set and it's sold out! Arrrrgggghhhhh! Are there a bunch of psychic's out there that bought the HK Models B-25J...? I can't believe that I missed it three times in a row - only by a couple of hours this last time... Just venting... I signed up for the auto-notify again - I hear they say that the fourth times a charm.
  19. Holy Moly... This is shocking and saddening. It's a really big loss to the modeling community and to everyone who knew Charles. I first met him here on LSP way back when, his depth of knowledge and wisdom was/is incredible. He was always the voice of reason here and on other forums. He will be sadly missed... Rest in Peace Charles. -randy
  20. I'd be in for a couple of sets - got a few in the stash.
  21. Hey, I saw that one up close and personal! Great build. Congratulations on your 1st place. I see your from Austin... Have you ever been to the ASMS meetings? Great bunch of guys and gals. PM me if you're interested. Cheers, -randy
  22. Harold, The gunsight and IP fairing arrived safe and sound this afternoon. Fantastic work! Cheers, -randy
  23. Jeroen, this is a great build as usual. Very nice masking on that canopy... did you make those masks? The interior masks are great.
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