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Rob Owens

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  1. Future doesn't care about its application method. . . it works both ways
  2. Rob Owens

    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    Taxing internet purchases will no more benefit LHS's than raising the fuel tax will decrease oil consumption or raising the tobacco tax will force people to quit smoking/dipping/chewing. People buy where they do (on-line, brick 'n mortar, or combination) because of preference and economic (spend time vs. money) advantage. The Hobby industry is no longer "niche", it's down to the "square-root of niche", with fewer people spending more money on increasingly more expensive items. If LHS's want to compete, they'll have to compete on-line as well (e.g., King's Hobby in Austin TX sells as March22 on ebay), just like the Big Box retailers have been forced to do. On the up-side, I've noticed that my local Hobby Lobby has been stocking more and better model supplies, which saves me the time/gas/aggravation of driving to/through Austin to visit King's.
  3. Rob Owens

    1/32 WNW Albatros D.V Richthofen

    JBG (Just Bloody Gorgeous)!
  4. Rob Owens

    Any Americans who have Global Entry... beware!!

    OOOOOH! Federal Clustocracy and "they thought about that"???? Does not compute! Does not compute! Does not compute!
  5. Rob Owens

    A Wee Side Project: 1/24 Cardoor Tiffie

    Wowzers!! This is a museum piece in search of a suitable museum!!!!
  6. Rob Owens

    Copper State Models 1/32 Nieuport N. 17

    IMHO, the REALLY good news is that Italian, Russian, Belgian, and RFC releases are planned, according to Edgar. The plethora of users/camo schemes/markings makes the “15 Meter Nieuport” my personal WWI favorite.
  7. Rob Owens

    Buchon Scale Models 1/32 Hispano HA-1112 M1L Conversion

    I don’t recall seeing the movie scene, but there’s a still somewhere which shows Buchons in RAF paint/markings filling out the flight line of the Polish Hurricane squadron...
  8. Rob Owens

    SPA 48 question

    You’re corrrect about the Revell Spa48 markings. It was issued as a three-plane kit along with the Camel & Dr.I. Problem is that it’s wingtips were halfway between rounded (early) and square (late), so neither was accurately possible. The Osprey Spad VII photo & profile both show the “jolie demoiselle” (girl) on the starboard side of the aircraft. You didn’t say, but from your remarks I assume you’re using the 1/32 FFSMC decals. I had them and the rudder decals looked more Spad VII than XIII to me.
  9. Rob Owens

    SPA 48 question

    What is the serial number? A quick internet search suggests S1892, S1893, S1895 for his Spad XIII, and Osprey's Spad VII Aces shows his S1213 (profile) and S1415 (photo). Hth, Rob
  10. Rob Owens

    Hobbycraft 1/32 Nieuport 17 and Sopwith Camel

    Wow!! A right pair of silk purses out of sows ears!!
  11. Rob Owens

    Build us a resin Val or Kate? Please?

    Either or both might stand a chance from a resin manufacturer (with an appropriately hefty price tag), but don't hold your breath for plastic until 3D printing comes of age. Yes, I know that Pacific War fans would like to be able to complete the "Pearl Harbor/Midway Trio" in 1/32 but both the Val and Kate are just too "niche" for even Trumpeter to cut molds for.
  12. Rob Owens

    WnW SE.5a Nightfighter D3459 61 HD Sqd 2018

    Museum Quality choice, but if anyone would like a less involved & expensive WWI night fighter, the 1/32 Hobby Craft 1693 Camel "Le Rhone" offers markings for No 50 Sq Home Defense.
  13. Rob Owens

    Did anyone ever make 1/32 Dominican F-51D decals

    The 1/32 Hobbycraft Allison P-51 kit has national insignia for the Dominican Republic, and includes the same in 1/48 scale. You might find someone who is willing to part with them. Regards, Rob
  14. Rob Owens

    New from WnW

    WnW is not in competition with Roden or any other "conventional" manufacturer. Without Sir Peter Jackson's deep pockets and love of WWI aircraft, many WnW offerings would never have seen the light of day, and even the main-stream offerings would be out of the price range of all but the most ardent enthusiasts (like 1/72 AModel). I'm just glad I won't have to pay 200 quid for the Tripehound, as I want to do it as the Red Army version on skis.
  15. Rob Owens

    1/35 DFS 230 B1 Assault Glider

    Not to mention that you could do a Focke-Achgelis Fa-225V-1 conversion, which would be tres cool. . .