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    etendard reacted to ericg in Revell Mirage questions (Possible use of parts for a 1/32 Mirage F 1?)   
    Revell is far too busy putting out surveys and then producing the least asked for kits to worry about interesting subjects!
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    etendard got a reaction from kkarlsen in 1/32 Bedford MWD RAF   
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    etendard reacted to fightersweep in Kitty Hawk Jag   
    Airfix is to Britmodeller what Tamiya is to Hyperscale! 
    To be honest though, I hang out over on Britmodeller and I am a bit of an Airfixophile...
    I like any kit as long as it's a subject I want....I'd even hug a Starfix kit if they made a 1/32 Dornier 17...
    Best regards;
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    etendard reacted to Jennings Heilig in Kitty Hawk Jag   
    Yes, but in this case for very good reason. Like their Mirage F.1s, the KH Jags suffer from poor research and poor execution (like so many other KH kits, for that matter). My money says the 1/32 kits will be just as bad. I hope I'm wrong.
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    etendard reacted to Hubert Boillot in Kitty Hawk Jag   
    Is anything not Airfix ever well received on Britmodeller ?
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    etendard reacted to williamj in Nuremburg.....NOT a new tool 1/32 Spit from Hasegawa?   
    Absolutely.........And a great looking Spit there Doug.
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    etendard got a reaction from Barry in Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5E/F Tiger II / Special Interest Group (SIG) !   
    I  WANT A "F-5A" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    etendard got a reaction from TANMODEL in TANMODELâ„¢ 1/32 Su-33 #3333   
    :yahoo:There goes my savings!!!!
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    etendard got a reaction from David66 in Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5E/F Tiger II / Special Interest Group (SIG) !   
    I  WANT A "F-5A" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    etendard got a reaction from Harold in Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5E/F Tiger II / Special Interest Group (SIG) !   
    I  WANT A "F-5A" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    etendard got a reaction from Whitey in RNZAF F4U-1A Corsair   
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    etendard reacted to Starfighter in US Navy ground / carrier equipment - scratchbuilt   
    Some progress has been made since the last post - I have designed and 3D printed quite a few carrier deck vehicles during the last year and a half.
    Among others, I have made two versions of the Tennant deck scrubber (late version shown)...


    ....the new mule A/S32A-49 and the A/S32-31A which has by now been replaced by the A-49.

    I am currently painting one of the A/S32-31As:


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    etendard reacted in Aluminised finish for F-100   
    In fact, I applied two very thin coats of diluted Tamiya X-22 gloss varnish - one prior to decalling, followed by another coat in order to "seal" the decals prior to washing.
    From my personal experience, a very thin coat of gloss or semi-gloss clear varnish won't barely affect the "sheen" of the Alclad 2 paints - if at all. Just in case this is what you are dubious about. Exception: Alclad Chrome...
    During the 1957-1959 timeframe, Triple Zilch depicted an overall satin finish and only a very moderate degree of heat staining on its bare metal areas. The fuel tanks were bare metal, though.




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    etendard reacted to DougN in Nuremburg.....NOT a new tool 1/32 Spit from Hasegawa?   
    Indeed it would be awesome if it was a new tool!  
    However, even if it is not, it's still (to me) a much better looking Spit than the fat-nosed Revell new-tool kit.  If they just put recessed panel lines on the fuselage like they did on the wings, it would be the best Spit I/II kit available. If not, an hour with the scriber and you're all set:

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    etendard reacted to Tony T in Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5E/F Tiger II / Special Interest Group (SIG) !   
    That's three in one month! F-35A, F-5E and MiG-29!
    A bit like buses. Not much happens then three arrive together.
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    etendard reacted to DeanKB in Oil method used to achieve wood grain.   
    Thanks, will certainly try those.
    Will increase my speed from continental drift to glacial movement.
    Glaciers don't look like they are doing anything, but they are slowly creeping along, a little bit more each day.
    Just like me.
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    etendard got a reaction from Jackson in Meteor T7. HK, Fisher Models Miracle Paint Masks   
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    etendard reacted to Dave Williams in New Tornado kit? Computer says yes?   
    Hmm, given the quality of the plastic in the Italeri 104 and
    Mirage III kits, I'll give it a wait and see. Aside from maybe getting the mythical GR.4 and F.3 versions, the main improvements I'd want over the Revell kits would be detail on the underside of the nose and the sides of the intake, where the blow in doors are completely missing.
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    etendard reacted to David66 in New Tornado kit? Computer says yes?   
    I have a Revell IDS just waiting for your F-3 conversion set   !
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    etendard got a reaction from MARU5137 in Hawaiian P40B   
    :popcorn: :popcorn:
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    etendard got a reaction from dmthamade in Revell F-15E built as a JASDF Aggressor   
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    etendard reacted to Menelaos in A-7 Canopy Correction   
    I have 2 A-7 waiting to build, so a corrected canopy would be great.
    The air intake is the other major point.... I corrected it with a LOT of work

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    etendard got a reaction from Girlscanplay2 in Tornado F3   
    I WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    
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    etendard got a reaction from Roy Noras in Tornado F3   
    I WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    
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    etendard reacted to LSP_K2 in "Wish list" stats (just for fun)   
    OK, folks, just for giggles (and because I'm especially bored), I've finally done what I'd suggested I'd do for quite some time now, and have collated all of the more relevant data from this thread, mostly to satisfy my own curiosity. Unusual and totally bizarre requests for 1:32 C-5 Galaxies and the like, were summarily ignored as being quite useless for this assessment. Not very scientific I'll admit, nothing at all scientific about it in fact, but just done for fun.
    The results are really quite interesting, I think. Of the 196 basic types requested, 42 have been kitted in fairly recent years (the last five or so), and that equates to roughly 21% having come to fruition, or are at least currently in definite planning stages, from one manufacturer or another, sometimes multiple manufacturers. I have only included what we might refer to as more mainstream manufacturers, dismissing all resin kit types, as I believe they do not accurately reflect mainstream purchasing desires for the majority of us. (Note: Many of the kits requested on this list, are in all probability never going to see the light of day as mainstream injected kits (strictly my personal opinion), but some are included anyway, just out of consideration of variety. If it were up to me, I'd probably eliminate 70% of these entries from any reasonably serious contention as being entirely too frivolous. I have also, for the most part, eliminated sub, sub variants, as there is a diminishing likelihood of those specific variants being produced, though possible, I guess. Make no mistake, not every kit mentioned has made this list, as many of those were frequently so bizarre as to warrant exclusion. By and large, what remains are kits that were frequently or repeatedly asked for (not only in this thread, but similar threads that have appeared on LSP (and elsewhere) over the years, and continue to arise from time to time).
    It quickly becomes fairly evident that manufacturers do pay attention to the pleas from “our kindâ€;… I can conclude nothing else, as chalking these results up to pure coincidence, would also be purely ignoring the evidence.
    It's quite possible that I may have missed one (or more) manufactured kits from the list, as I'm not a walking encyclopedia of what has and what has not been produced, but I believe this list to be fairly complete and accurate. Interesting stuff.



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