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  1. In the meantime Eduard announced in 48th... Wildcat clan P-51B’s P-36 Entire P-40 family...
  2. Great news all around except for my bank account! Other great news We wont have to listen to guys saying Wingnut will never do a DR1 anymore! And finally the guys who love the Roden DR1 so much that they dont want a Wingnut one(more like 6) will have a lifetime supply of them on Ebay going for 10 bucks each. Everyone is happy today! Thanks Wingnut!
  3. Lucky the Eduard edition comes with a spare sliding section in each kit... Yep the upper fuse is more curved in section than Hasegawa. Hasegawa have been quick off the mark repopping kits released by others hopefully a P-40N run wont be far away..
  4. Just did a quick comparison of the Trump kit to the Hasegawa N. Fuselage wings etc are basically the same except better detail etc on Trumpeter. Spinner looks good prop is to narrow in chord ie blades are to thin, diameter is good. Only difference between them exterior wise is the air inlet is wider on the Trump kit and it looks better compared to pics than the narrower Hasegawa kit. Cockpit floor is flat on Trump kit and sidewalls id give to Hasegawa. Overall the only obvious thing i can see is the prop blades and cockpit floor. I have a pile of Hasegawa N’s but would have no dramas buying another Trump one and rate the nose shape better than Hasegawa’s with respect to width of the air inlet but the prop, cockpit floor are not as nice. Exhausts id think on both need replacing with resin or metal. Pretty decent effort from a side by side look over.
  5. The kit is out i have one in my bag to take home from Osaka. Very sharp detail, standard high quality mouldings and clear parts. I have a Hasegawa one sitting out waiting to put it up against. Im sure Has will repop the N now the Trump kit is out and the Trump kit is will be over double the price based off the P-40E.
  6. Just got 4 in the mail from the UK off Ebay. Took a punt based off Radu being involved. Kit looks fantastic. Slats are better than Trumps with fine actuators, overall detail very nice indeed it feel like a Revell Ju-88 in short outstanding. After the disaster of the F-18E its nice to see Revell putting out a really nice looking well researched kit. Impressed!
  7. Great review of a beautiful model kit. You get what you pay for...
  8. Given we have a beautiful Mossie in 32nd and Strike wing Mossies are a popular subject would you think a dedicated Mossie rocket set would be a good seller? Id be up for at least two sets...
  9. Personally almost anything you guys put out for this beast ill be buying. Your decals have always been of the highest order and be queuing up to get markings, stencils, whatever else you out out.
  10. Thats fine just trying to point out there is a difference.
  11. Ok Oil canning is the metal bending etc due to fatigue and tends to run at an angle to panels a great example is the B-52. Its skin flexes under load eventually stretching enough that it flexes in that wavey pattern..ie oil canning. Stressed skin is the flexing of the skin caused by riveting or other means and placing the skin under load ie P-51 flaps etc and the stress is visible along the panels ie spars and ribs etc where riveting took place. Trying to make a point that they are not the same one is fatigue shall we say generated one manufacture process. oil canning Stress skin page very well put together. http://www.ratomodeling.com/articles/stressed_skin/
  12. Having spent a few days pouring over the Hellcat...i bought another... Simply an awesome kit and a superb example of a great kit selling itself. Well done Airfix!
  13. Wow battered for 75 quid...i can buy them new in Japan for a tad over 40..lol...you guys get ripped on Japanese stuff over there.
  14. Oh just got my Iconicair Upkeep mine and trolley. Absolutely beautiful product. Packed with great care for the trip half way around the world, superb detail. Very impressive work. Off to buy a big cookie now highly recommended.
  15. Your “best” option to me is to use the nose from an E on the single seater C and apply whatever timeframe mods are needed. You will also end up with a conformal tank single seater you could throw 57th FS decals on who used them a bit out of Iceland. Obviously there are some other E things to remove but its how i did an F-15DJ Aggressor.
  16. Got my three the other day. What a cracking model kit. i love WW!
  17. Considering how much amazing modelling content is on there its certainly not time wasted...
  18. I thought that until i read this hence the question. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235036607-lancaster-bulged-bomb-bay-question/#comment-3005895 it would appear from the link above the 12000 was larger in diameter but id be interested to hear if it was as i to thought it was three standard cookies end to end.
  19. Graham a quick question. Was the Lanc bomb door requred to be modified to carry the 12000 pounder? Or was it the same diameter as the 4000 and could be loaded on a standard bomb bay doir lanc? thanks!
  20. Nice work mate! Ill have to add one of these to the Upkeep i ordered the other day.. looks fantastic..
  21. Easy to build, some great aftermarket generally pretty accurate with niggles only serious 109 guys will notice. Nice kit even 16 or 17 years after release just dont expect a hyper detailed beast.
  22. What is missed in the tweaks list is the pointy nose syndrome well discussed but rarely identified. It comes from an overly rounded lower cowl which causes the nose to look Pinocchio like. in short the sides of the lower cowl are noticably more rounded ie not vertical with sharper corners. If someone would produce a resin lower cowl it would fix the kits glaring issue that makes any Trump 190 easily identifiable. You just cant miss the pointy nose.
  23. All new photos and art. Definitely worth grabbing as are all his books.
  24. No the U12 was never added to a Ramjager. The Ramjager/Sturmbock was already incredibly heavy with the armour making it vulnerable to roving allied fighters.
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