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About Artful69

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  • Birthday 07/22/1969

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    WW2 German Armed forces, military history in general, Reading, Writing ... Scale Models? lol :)

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  1. Odd ... well ... it seems so to me ... I thought that these companies doing the re-pops had the moulds under licence (eg - Dragon moulds, Revell plastic) ... same with the re-popped Tempest (Special Hobby moulds, Revell plastic) ... otherwise Dragon would be selling injection moulded plastic rather expensively I would have thought ... If the moulds are supplied under a fixed lease, Revell can pop as much plastic as they'd like, yeah? ... Anyway ... just goes to show you learn something new every day ... I never would have thought that thats how it would operate.
  2. Ok so first up ... we've all been saying this for ages here ... nothing new - you're right on the money! Who ever it was at Dragon / Cyber Hobby that designed the Bf-109.E and Bf-110.C, D and E kits should have been retained by the company at all costs ... They are the number one "go to" kits of their type. Why they didn't proceed further, we'll never know ... Perhaps, even with all it's boxing variations, it didn't meet sales expectations ... who knows? It does seem that Dragon has reduced their output significantly in recent years ... along with a lot of other manufa
  3. Obviously a discussion I wasn't privy to, Ray ... and with no time to look through the treads at the time .... Thanks for the assist! Rog
  4. Yo everyone ... is this a Special Hobby repop?!? Rog
  5. Actually this was the thing that bugged me when I first got back into modelling. It would be nice if it was all one scale and not the other - either way! When I was a kid I didn't know - or care - what scales were ... as i glued together, painted and then ran around making engine and machine gun noises. For me it was sort of important to have my Bf.110 night fighter in the same scale as my Lancaster for my own visual experience in my playtime drama ... but other than that I didn't give a rats rear end. When I first got back into modelling I started with LS Panzers
  6. Now that IS a weird choice ... Is the this the start of the "Great scale Reset"??? Rog
  7. Artful69


    Depends what you’re after ... For the most accurate outline in any kit: Hasegawa/Revell ... For the most detail - Trumpeter ... with the added catch that you have to buy all three B, D and a G kits to get a reasonably accurate rendition of any of them. Rog
  8. First it was going to be a resin kit ... produced by HpH ... then HGW was to kit it ... while including some of their AM details. I got all excited, thinking maybe in a year or so?? After a couple of years with only some basic looking masters to show for it ... We get the announcement that they've decided to do it in plastic instead ... great! Remember ... by this point a LOT of the design work has already been completed ... all that really remains is some finer details, moulds, decals, instructions, boxing etc ... And then look at the date on the "news" tha
  9. Most people turn off after 2 mins with just music / text ... voice over or on-camera are the best for engagement Rog
  10. Ok ... so you don't have a voice for radio!! So borrow someone to do your voiceover from a script then! ... a bit of music in the background occasionally ... but vocal description of what is visibly going on in front of me helps keep me focused on what is being done ... the robotic IA ones turn me off straight away ... Speed up the cutting and sanding bits for sure - but always show your technique first - because everyone does it differently!! ... Take your time to show how the end result should look, the possible pitfalls at various stages and how to avoid them etc ... remembering
  11. Two Words ... You Tube ... Make your kit alteration ... demo it ... then do a build conversion to demonstrate how easy it all is ... "if you enjoyed todays video, please like and subscribe - and for purchases click on the link to the web store in the comments section below" ... Title of the vid should have all the buzz-words too: "converting the 1/32 HK Lancaster into a 617 XYZ special - with a 10T Tallboy" etc etc ... ... there are a metric crap-ton of modelling videos out there with heaps of subscribers and regular viewers ... if you don't like being on camera - keep the camera f
  12. Dunno how you missed the news for the Val ... It's been around for a while. But the Kate is news to me??? ... Where did you hear that??? ... I know a lot of us are WISHING that someone would do a Kate at the same time to complete the Pearl Harbour / Midway trio ... but I haven't seen the announcement anywhere. Rog
  13. While I don't agree completely with ALL of the comments ... (Tamiya are good - but others just as much so in their own ways) ... I DO agree that the Tamiya cars are very well designed and fairly easy to build ... I built the Texaco Edinberger Ford Cosworth Sierras (each box had markings for car numbers 1 & 2) - after I saw them Race at Bathurst one year ... Senna's/Nakajima's F.1 Lotus Honda ... Senna/Prost McLaren Honda ... Mansell's/Berger's Ferrari ... Alesandro Nanini's Beneton Ford ... all excellent fun to build ... Rog
  14. Now all you need to do is get to work on the Kate Rog
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