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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. Artful69

    Repopped Bf110C-7 ? ...

    As far as I am aware subsequent issues of the Dragon 110 kits had the instructions corrected ... and were then retconned for the next batches of the C-7. I believe that it was only ever the first issue of the C-7 kits that featured the dodgy instructions. Rog
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    Repopped Bf110C-7 ? ...

    Ahhhh Max!!! lol ... I was getting confused - thinking I'd missed something!! I was certain that you'd checked the OP!! ... Yep, listed as "Cooperation" which means their plastic ... though someone else moulds ... into their boxes ... usually with their decals. I know they used to do it a fair bit with folks like Hasegawa ... but with the Italeri and ICM before this ... it seems to be a thing they're doing more now! Rog
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    Repopped Bf110C-7 ? ...

    I'd say that, if it IS a Dragon Re-pop in a Revell box, it should fit exactly the same as it does with any other DML kit?!? Rog
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    Repopped Bf110C-7 ? ...

    If that’s the case it makes sense. Their own effort predates the Stone Age and is uglier than a sows ear. Also these repops come out cheaper, yeah? ... looks like with a bit of advertising AIMS might have to amp up production! Rog
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    Airfix News Just in from Telford: 1/24 Hellcat!

    Well, that's .... different! Rog
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    The Next Airfix 1/24 Kit Will Be...

    Dude ... read the OP and title again ... (I’m not saying we’ll actually get a new 1/24 - could be fake news!!) - that is what it says! If it DOES turn out to be accurate (1/24) and it’s a Hawker of some description, I’m in. Rog
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    The Next Airfix 1/24 Kit Will Be...

    ... but the OP says a new 1/24 kit will be announced?!?!? (although I'm sure that smaller scales will be announced too) Not surprised if there's been no rumours previously ... The Typhoon came out of nowhere if I remember correctly. Rog
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    1/16 Trumpeter Panther G Released

    Xzibit ... Pimp my panzer!! Rog
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    1/24 ju 87 d5

    If this thing is an exact, scaled up copy of the 'D' ... you'll need an aftermarket centreline bomb and cradle from somewhere if the markings from the kit are to be used. The one issued in the '32 'D' kit is suitable for a 'B' ... ... where, ironically (or maybe not - if you're used to Trumpeters releases by now), the centreline bomb and cradle in the 'B' kit is suitable for a 'D'. ... I believe you may also have issues with wing tip sizes and dive brakes?? Most of these issues are fixed in the '32 kits ... by buying all three in what would be deemed as either a brilliant marketing strategy on Trumpeters part - or a typical Trumpeter SNAFU. * Hint * - It's probably more than likely to be the later! Nevertheless ... after making said purchases, swap the centreline bombs and cradles over from the respective 'B' and 'D' kits. Then pilfer the spare 'G' load out parts from the 'D' kit so you can create an accurate set of 37mm for the 'G' kit. ... back to the '24 scale ... I notice that (as per the '32 kit) they've included the geißkanne underwing strafing pods as well as the large wing mounted 20mm barrels. If you have the short wing tips you can rig up a decent night marauder / strafer ... then you're only problem is unit markings. Rog
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    WNW Lancaster B.Mk.1/III or Dambuster

    Reputation may be good enough for you - and that's fine. I don't think they will be 'bad' at all ... just - steak on the plate for me, though ... WnW haven't ventured into the WWII market yet (and though I tend to think they'll do it well - there is no guarantee) Did 617 Lancs have oil canning? - or were their planes fresh from the factory? ... What will the oil canning actually look like on a built kit? ... Will the test shots be more ... or less accurate, overall, than the HKM offering? So for now the only certainty for me is that I'm definitely buying two 32' scale Lancasters ... and one of them, when built, will be a 617 Chastise variant. Way too many variables for me to vote a definite 'YES" to a purchase ... but it is definitely NOT a definitive 'NO'. There is one option I haven't considered ... WnW kits become quite pricey when sold out ... I may buy one just for an investment punt anyway!! I understand that the hype is real ... exciting times for all ahead! Rog
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    HKM Lancaster Dambusters conversion kit

    Its sounds like reasonable logic ... but for me, No.1 MAY only be correct if the 617 Lancs had oil caning ... If they were new kites straight out of the factory - the HKM kit + Iconicair conversion may prove to be more accurate. I haven't seen test shots of the WnW kit yet either, so while I suspect the kit may indeed be 'better' accuracy wise ... it's too early to call. Then there's the price factor ... will an HKM + Iconicair conversion be more expensive than a full WnW kit? ... again ... too early to tell. I completely agree with your reluctance to chop apart an expensive kit though ... Rog
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    I'm assuming the kit will have to be in the wind before any of these eventuate ... if at all. Rog
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    WNW Lancaster B.Mk.1/III or Dambuster

    Here's another choice ... I may or may not buy one ... I definitely haven't decided on a "NO' vote yet (or I wouldn't post here!). We have no actual display, no test shot, no actual price, no actual reviews yet ... too early to call. Rog
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    HKM 1/32 Lancaster Kit review

    We have a Lanc in a museum in Perth (Bull Creek Aviation Heritage Museum) ... I was thinking of dropping by to have a gander in the next few weeks. I'm pretty sure she's a wartime bird flown by an Australian crew in England - but I'll check ... especially if I can get a clear shot at the exposed engine/radiator shown in a pic on the link. Anything else, in particular, anyone would like a photo of ... or information on? https://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/avro-lancaster#!Lancaster_01_6 Rog
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    HKM Lancaster Dambusters conversion kit

    From my end ... too early to say. I don't yet have a Lancaster kit available for purchase ... neither do I have any idea what it'll cost when It arrives for sale on these shores. nice to know the sticker on your end though ... it'll help with the decision when the time comes ... does your's include the trolley? Rog