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  1. ssculptor

    Ki-45 question

    Which dealer is selling this kit? Anyone know?
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    Eduard Bunny Fighter Club kit in 1/32 - P-40E

    Too late! I am building only 1/24 scale model airplanes from now on. I will eventulally sell off most of my 1/32 scale model airplane kits over the coming year or two. I will probably list everything on eBay. Some I will keep because I like WW1 and between the wars airplanes. I will stick with 2 scales for model choo choo. I will work in 1/32 nd 1/35 to utilize all those yummy military RR kits. These will all be converted to running models. This is No.1 gauge in Europe. I will work in 1/29, 1/25, 1/24, 1/22.5, 1/20.?? whatever for military railroad models in G gauge, usually American prototypes. All of these run on the same track so what's the difference. I'm happy. As to tanks I will continue to deal with 1/16, 1/15, 1/18, 1/17.??, 1/20 scales. All the 1/32, 1/35 tankies will be converted into sculpture or sold. I will work in plastic, wood, cardstock, fiberglass, compressed belly button lint, whatever. Keep on Trucking.
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    Not being 100% accurate- is it a big deal?

    I spent years in design of real products. It is embarassing how many items that looked wonderful on paper turned out to be total disasters, design wise, when the full size model was built. Bloody embarassing. But then one could modify the real item so the desgns worked visually and fuctionally. As to model railroading, I ignored exact anal rententiveness in Choo Choo models. Look, real railroads would order say 24 exact replicas of their new design steam locomotive and then would make changes as the designs were made into real things. Then there would be rebuilds where the designs were modified by the railroad for specifec parts of the railroad, to incorporate new elements into the design, all sorts of things. FACE IT! there are some guys who are not happy unless they are argueing over small changes in the prototypes. I determined early on that I would not listen to such delicate egos.
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    Eduard Bunny Fighter Club kit in 1/32 - P-40E

    What does BFC and FCB mean? Wouldn't it be convenient if people could write in English instead of Abbreviation?
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    Not being 100% accurate- is it a big deal?

    I'm a sculptor. I enter art shows for fun and recreation and to see what reactions to my art that my work brings forth. In fine art there is no such thing as objective criteria. Art is all subjective. Model building, on the other hand is mostly objective. There are measureable criteria by which a model may be judged. In any event, I never make art to fit into an objective or subjective judging match. No fun that way. I make what I make to please me, period. Some guys try to make the most accurate model they can. Some just plain out of the box, Some dont even look at the illustrations for guidance. Whatever floats your boat, as they say. But I do recall a most amusing IPMS show in Danbury, Connecticut (USA) about four or six years ago. I was wandering through the show perusing the dealers' tables for some goodies to add to my stash when I heard an anouncement over the PA system, Seems that more judgles were needed and the call was out for more attendees to volunteer to judge the show. Half an hour later the call was repeated but this time with the addendum that whoever volunteers will receive some immediate on the spot training in judging models. Some more guys stepped forward. Every 15 minutes this announcement was repeated through the rest of the show. Finally, I had to find a seat so I could catch my breath from laughing so hard. AIthough I did feel sorry for the guys who spent all that time and effort and money to make their super accurate rendition of the Lower Slobovian LS-069-A hydro bomber Block 30 as flown by Sgt-General Isador Stinkfinger in the spring of 1942 over Volvosaabograd, it was a rediculous situation. So much for making models for contests.
  6. ssculptor

    Ouch.

    Irrespective of the how and why of the crash, as for the crew, Rest in Peace.
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    Not being 100% accurate- is it a big deal?

    It is YOUR HOBBY. Hobbies are for your fun and relaxation. Make your models any way you like. Color and detail them any way you like. Stretch your imagination as far as you like. I have a most satisfying habit when confronted by a loud mouth anal retentive character who criticizes my not absolutely scale models. I usually have a cup of cold soda in my hand, Somehow it gets spilled all over the front of the character's pants. Tch, tch. Clumsy me. I do not criticize any modeler for how he or she makes their models. If anything, I encourage them all I can. I like to make my own design airplanes. At the other end of the scale there are modelers who like to make exact detailed replicas of real airplanes. We are all correct in what we do. Relax, love yourself, love our fellow modelers, we are all just enjoying ourselves. Cha cha cha.
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    Lublin R XIIIG revieuw

    Thank you.
  9. ssculptor

    Lublin R XIIIG revieuw

    Thank you but knowing that I can order it directly fro them does not help me since I do not know their address, mailing or email.
  10. Perhaps you could weather the uniform a bit with a light wash as we woudl apply to a model tank. The shapes of your dots is really too pronounced. Even the original clothing seemed to have lost its distinctness viewed at a short distance away. I used to have a collection of the real uniforms and and one would seldom see a newly issued one in the field. Try painting a light water color wash on a freshly painted model uniform. You can wash away the wash if you dont like the result. Enjoy.
  11. Excellent concept, rebuilding our elderly built kits. My intention, however, is to modify them because I am living in the lost country of Vulgaria and have become their chief designer. Vulgaria, a lost country of the Balkans, has their own specific needs in terms of design so I will keep busy. Vulgaria's offical motto: "You can't get there from here and if you could you would never be able to find your way out." Stephen
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    Lublin R XIIIG revieuw

    Excellent! Thank you for the review. I love float planes and flying boats. Question: 1) from whom can I buy this kit? If I can figure out how to buy or make enough sets of floats I would convert all my model airplanes to float planes. Which is a pretty big deal considering I have umpteen zillion builts and kits in storage. I can see it now, my own "Waterworld". I'm gonna look into buyng my own 3D printer. Of course the first thing to do would be to put the printer on floats.
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    The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...

    None of us know. But it is such fun guessing. Isn't one purpose of a hobby having fun? So we guess away and enjoy ourselves.
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    C-47 on floats - 1942

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_8ccwoVZTc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR35aUx2bPzWCgkP9uc7wbVUwowCI8QPCMecJeWgM-jguFsQQ2kZVNUjWog A C-47 on floats. Yummy. Enjoy
  15. I agree. But it is possible that the boss has a soft spot for the Lanc?
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