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Darren Howie

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  1. Great work on your A-10 mate love the devotion to duty! Only back for a few weeks from crawling all over the A-10 at Pima and the fantastic A-10 Stalag display. High level of A-10 motivation right now...still my favorite A-10's of all time are the Jaws schemes..
  2. Anynevknow if its comng with both noses and rounded LERX? Or are they saving those two parts for an 80's Red Flag boxing and the awesome Nellis schemes from the 80's.
  3. I knew there was a reason why we coukd never sell those Monogram things!
  4. You are not alone...but im sure there are at least three very happy modellers in the world who want one so good for them. Glad i dont have shares in HK though...
  5. The ailerons where i think maybe hydraulically powered and aileron droop is normal “if†the system is pressurized by engines and bleeds off pressure after shutdown. Most F-5E's in ground photos display some droop. Generally only about 10 degrees though not fully dropped. Any F-5 maintainer guys around who can chip in on it?
  6. If you search here ie LSP rhere wss a post which highlighted some shape issues on the HAS kit minor though. Quite a lengthy topic with excellent info and some great input
  7. There may not even be a Revell later this year based off the initial break up of Hobbico...
  8. Just ordered 2 Spads for conversions from Aurora on Ebay for 80USD equiv shipped. What shortage? Lol..
  9. An excellent seller bought plenty of Trumpetboss from them..
  10. Im actually not worried about getting Revell but i am hoping we get some resin i can use on my Trumpeter kits out of this release. Based off the Mustang hopefully it will be nice but then again the Spitfire ie B team might be working on it. Hopefully Radu helps them out..
  11. Lol. Ordered two sets then accidently ordered another 2 seater Spad and a pile more Connie stuff for another EC-121. Your shop is a bad place Paul!
  12. Be briliant to see a new tool 1/32 F-14 from the big T. Im not my bank account would survive though!
  13. So your ok with buying aftermarket or sinking many hours to fix the Tamiya ie cockpit, updates, etc kit but you wont buy a far more detailed kit that doesnt need complete rescribing with more options because it needs aftermarket intakes?Im sure ill understand one day but sinking 20 hours into rescribng, adding resin to a 40 year old kit to end up still hours behind the Trump kit in extra work to me doesnt make economic or life sense. We only have so many free hours how much value do you place on yours? I think its something everyone should value in dollars as a rule as to how aftermarket or kits are valued. Good luck with your project....out of interest you can fix the Trump F-14 intakes without resin as well to the point they are not noticable.
  14. Revell Mustangs have been on Ebay for great prices for months. Just get one from there?
  15. Thought about buying one but the differences are so subtle i cant justify the work vs reward. Now if Roy had done a new nose or lower cowl for the Trumpeter 109 fixing that under done over curved lower nose making it look to pointy I would buy 6. Nice review and more nice stuff from Barracuda.
  16. When you get to Osaka make absolutely 100% sure yiu get to the shops in Namba. The Volks there is 6 stories high with floors dedicated to armor, aircraft, ships, sci fi, tools.Makes the Volks in Akihabara look tiny. There are also a huge Tamiya shop. If you get to Kyoto always visit the headquarters of ZM. Been operating in and out of Japan for over 10 years, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo/Narita lucky its only 7 hours from home. Such a great place to visit. Yellow Sub and Volks both had big shops in Akihabara pity they had to move and squash into the new location. Some of the world best beer, foid and scotch and the home of hobbies...you dont really need anything else! Lol..
  17. I actually think these will come in quite a bit cheaper than HK's B-17. HK have very high prices worldwide beung more expensive than say the ZM Do-335 and ZM are not cheap either. Both are considerably more expensive than similar sized Trumpeter kits. Mid to high 200's is where i am putting my money.
  18. Such a pity one of the best 32nd kits of the last 10 years has been completely ignored by both mainstream and the cottage after market industry except for Eduard. The Italeri F-104 has been flooded with resin cockpits, guns, seats and its a tenth as good. Bizarre industry for a kit that has basically sold out 2 different versions..
  19. The Trumpeter 109 comes with a decent starting point engine in 1/32. Having the cowls open hides the lower cowl under curved shoukder issue which makes the nose look to pointy. I am going that route for open engine bay 109's the Trimpeter kits are excellent starting points for that. Not so much for closed cowl unless someone releases a new lower front cowl. Opened up and a little bit of work they are to me the easiest route to a great looking 32nd 109 with cowls opened.
  20. I actually quite like the philosophy. An 1/18th FW-190 packed with detail would be at least as expensive as an Hph kit and might cost more. The only people who are probably interested are newbies/kids and veterans who want to go all out and the detailed kit would not be detailed enough for them anyway. What mainstream modeller wants a huge FW-190? So cater for kids and newbies and leave the vets to detail the blankish canvas to their hearts content. If the do a 262 ill grab one the old resin one that i think was 1/18 was massive hard work and a injected blank canvass with good shapes would be a great start point for a one off center of collection piece.
  21. I wouldn't exactly say Revells re-release of the Fine Molds Xwing, Tie fighter or the 1/72 Millenium Falcon and the use of Economy Edition would go hand in hand.. Rip off edition or gouging version maybe... There is no guarrantee anything Revell releases will be cheaper than its original. I wouldnt be countng my Chickens..
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