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    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    I debated doing this, but for the German Scharnhorst, in 1/32. Turns out in 1940/41 the Scharnhorst had the Ar.196 catapult mounted to the roof of the turret... anyone have plans for a German turret? Lol
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    Barry, Yes, the nose is too sloped on the top, but as other have noted on other sites, there is enough plastic on the cowling that you can sand it more flat, but if I'm being Frank I'd say it really won't be noticeable unless you're a serious P-40F fanatic, and I reckon your pedestrian aircraft enthusiast doesn't even know the P-40 ever carried a Merlin powerplant. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary, but for my build, I'm going to focus my efforts on the cockpit and paint, and leave the nose and spinner alone. -Daniel
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I picked one up at the local hobby shop after looking in the box, and felt "it doesn't look that bad. . ." After getting it home and doing a little research/comparing to the excellent Hasegawa offering, I came up with a few solutions for it: First, I'm going to shoehorn an Avionix resin cockpit for the P-40E into it, which should look the part and upon initial inspections will fit just fine after doing a little sanding on the rear armor plate/cockpit wall (the quarter window profile on the two kits are different). Also, as confirmed and well-known, the cockpit is far too shallow, but not nearly as bad as the P-40B/C kit. The Avionix cockpit will obviously correct this issue, as well as addressing the flat cockpit floor in the kit (replacing it with the correct angled floor where the two wings junction in the center of the cockpit). The Trumpeter instrument panel is much larger (in width, height, and detail proportion) than the Avionix, so hopefully the Trumpeter fuselage isn't too wide for the resin cockpit to fit correctly. I can confirm the spinner is much more angular and pointy compared to the Hasegawa piece, but nothing a little careful sanding won't fix. If necessary, I could always make a resin copy of the Hasegawa spinner and mate it to the Trumpeter kit, but at this time I cannot confirm the noses have the same cross-section at the spinner plate. I'll get back to everybody on that one. Also, I wish Trumpeter would get over the vinyl/rubber tire fad, as they just don't look right. I'll be adding Brassin wheels to mine, which look like they'll slide onto the kit struts with no modifications. The Brassin wheels really are a treat, it's just a shame to cover up those gorgeous hubs with the photo-etch wheel covers! Hopefully I can do a WIP thread on this to show it's very possible, and with any luck I'll end up with a very passable (and cheaper) P-40F. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm still holding onto my Grey Matters conversion to do the long-tail P-40L. Both will be done in North Africa markings, with the Trumpeter kit possibly (maybe) getting French livery.
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    New, clean topic: HB B-24 Test Shot Photos

    How much, and where, do you put enough weight to keep this thing on its nose wheel?!?
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    Question Re: Trumpeter Mustang Mk III

    Well, I'm sorry if I offended anybody with my opinion of the kit. I'm still going to go ahead and build it, though, because that's what we do with kits...
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    Question Re: Trumpeter Mustang Mk III

    Brad, Currently working on this kit, and it includes both canopies. For what it's worth, the Aires resin cockpit fits great (unlike other Aires offerings), but I haven't attempted to fit the resin wheel bay yet. I think this kit gets a bad rap, but we'll see how it pans out. So far, so good, though! What are you doing for markings?
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    Aires Cockpit Fit Issues???

    Just have to pick and choose. Slapped an Aires resin cockpit into my Trumpeter P-51B today and it fits great, but I also haven't attempted the wheel well, yet. I may only bat .500 on this kit. That size difference between the resin and plastic pit is rather substantial, though. Not sure I'd be that brave. . .
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    Heck, I'd be happy if all he did were corrected turrets, and maybe minor conversion sets (ERCO turret PB4Y-1, or British Liberator rear turrets, to name a couple)
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    Best F-4G Conversion

    I have some of the GT Resin sets for the Revell kit for sale at a steep discount, if anyone is interested. Please PM me if you'd like to look at getting them. Thanks! -Daniel S. Westminster, CO US of A
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    Are the Hasegawa P40 kits really ill fitting?

    The tail parts fit just fine, they are just split on a vertical panel line that doesn't exist, so that requires filling. The P-40E/K windows also require a bit more work, for the same reason; the parts are split on panel lines that don't exist. Does it require a little extra work? Absolutely. Does it fit poorly? Only if you make it fit poorly. I've built four of the 1/32 kits and have two more in the stash. Great kit, just difficult to find (unless you want an E). Just my two cents.
  11. My AD-5 landed today, and all I can say is WOW! Get off your butts and order one of these gems. Any idea when the Caracal sheet will be released? I'm really itching to build a Naval Reserve AD-5.
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    Next Group Build, starting June 1st will be...

    Why not, I'll join in with an Fw.190A-6 night fighter.
  13. They won't be giving the kit away, though, and the E13A is a pretty big airplane. The price might sting just a tad.
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    Quick question (maybe) about BF 110-E2 schemes

    AIMS decals also makes a set that contains three similar E schemes, but at least they aren't desert schemes. It's the Bf.110 Stab decal set.
  15. Folks, Title says it all. I have the Hasegawa 1/32 P-47M in the stash and am not wild about the two marking options included in the kit, and would like to build a different bird. Does anyone make markings for the two-tone blue over natural metal schemes? Thanks in advance for any info you can give, Google was a little confusing to me. -Daniel S. Westminster, CO