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petrov27 last won the day on May 5 2016

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  1. petrov27

    HpH Macchi M5

    Looking great - love the dark wood fuselage with white underside and Italian roundels - fantastic! Have this one in the stash as well but a little afraid of it - test fitting seemed to indicate a lot of likely challenges and the vertical tail on mine is a bit twisted to boot....
  2. Excellent build and fantastic finish!
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    Fokker DrI Part photoetched set mysterious parts

    detailing for the tops of each of the nine engine cylinder heads maybe?
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    Fokker WW1 fighters seat belts?

    I don't think the lap belts went over the seat arms to fasten underneath as WNW Fokker has them - they actually attached to the inside wooden seat bottom. The notes I had from the old Aerodrome site were: SHOULDER BELTS: All Fokker shoulder belts were wrapped around the upper, rear cockpit fuselage crosstube frame member, then returned over the aft upper seat and pilot's shoulders to attach with the two seatbelt straps using the four belt's locking pin. SEAT BELTS: Two kinds of seatbelts (or lapbelts) are found on Fokkers. One type of seatbelt anchors to each inside of the seat and seat frame with pass-through bolts as seen in the E.V photo. Another type of seatbelt is anchored to the top of the wooden seat using two "U" shaped through-bolt fittings, each side attached with nuts on the top surface of the seat. These two U-fittings located on top of the seat anchor the two seatbelts, and are covered over by the seat pad. This second kind is also found in post-war Swiss Fokker D.VIIs (I have these drawings)
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    good lord that is one large kit.... Think we are gonna need a bigger bench...
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    WNW Christmas Surprise

    Shops in the US have them (Spru Bros, Section8 Hobbies) and are delivering the Halberstadt now (got mine yesterday)
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    Make the others jealous

    Merry Christmas to me. As always just totally blown away with what WNW delivers in their kits - just the best....
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    Hellcat Options

    Thanks man! Yeah health issues been a chore but slowly getting better. Not done a ton of modelling because of that this year but starting to get back into it. Regarding the windshield, my modifications to the trumpeter fuselage to thin it down was also done in front of the pit as it looks too wide as-is (IMHO). I think I have a pic of that in the thread - I cut a long narrow wedge off each fuselage side at the top in front of the pit. Doing that made the Trump clear front windscreen too wide and forcing it to fit seemed really risky (also distorts it at the top) so I went with the clear vac part that is sized to fit the Hasegawa kit (and with my mods my Trump fuselage shape is extremely close to the Hasegawa now) Not 100% sure that is going to work out - the last thing I did on the kit early this year was to fit that vac windscreen but I didnt glue it yet. It looks decent to me so far though....
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    Hellcat Options

    Yeah a 1/32nd new hellcat is one of my most wanted. The 1/24 coming out looks good but I have never done anything in that scale and not sure I wish to move to it. Regarding current Hellcats, the Trumpeter is very buildable but has some pretty strong shape issues in the fuselage if you care about such things. My attempts to resolve those are below - I really need to wrap that build up....
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    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Strange - the pic shows for me, but trying imgur below. If still doesnt show, this is a Dragon "Wing Tech" Bf109E-4B 1/32" https://imgur.com/Wvf8iFq
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    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Im in, donating:
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    Sprue bros incredibly fast/good service

    Been using Sprue Bros forever - always fantastic service. I am a little disappointed with the new shipping however as even the expedited seems to take several more days than previously but still looking at only a week for delivery so its not that bad really, just was spoiled with seeing things in three days before.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Hadn't heard of a range of P-40s, just the B model but if that has changed would be interested to hear as well
  14. yep - sure wish there was a good aftermarket set for the pit, the rear position, wheels, and wheel wells.