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    Hardcore reacted to Jan_G in Kagero books 50% off on their website   
    was looking for P-40 SMI book from Kagero and found out that they have 50% discount on almost all books on their website
    eshop is quite old school and shipping based on weight could be expensive but still great deal
     
    https://sklep.kagero.pl/
     
    hope it will help someone
    jan
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Books. Where to buy?   
    Thanks guys! 
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    Hardcore reacted to thierry laurent in Books. Where to buy?   
    The Aviation Bookshop and the Aviation Book Centre in UK are two of my favourite sources. Lella presse in France has also a good selection (particularly for Japanese books). 
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    Hardcore reacted to Ossington 1 in Books. Where to buy?   
    Try Abe Books. Good for old/out of print stuff as it's primarily for second hand stock. The V. cheapest item may be ex-library from somewhere but good enough unless you want a pristine first edition. That said, a lot of recent books (a year to three years) may have been remaindered or of unsold stock so will be brand new and unread. I got a lot of my university reading list this way and saved a fortune over the campus shop. 
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    Hardcore reacted to MARU5137 in Books. Where to buy?   
    I love reading and Books... 
     
    so here you are... some have gotten discounts and christmas discounts....
     
    Aircraft & Aviation Books | Book People https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=152790&catalogId=10051
     
    aviation books and publications from flyingbooks.co.uk https://www.flyingbooks.co.uk/index.html
     
     
    Hub: has 25% off on old and new  secondhand books  AND MODEL KITS right now. 
     
    https://www.aviation-bookshop.com/hub.htm
     
     
     
    Aviation Book Centre > Home
     
    https://www.aviationbookcentre.com/
     
     
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to MARU5137 in Books. Where to buy?   
    I Have used ABE Books.
    some can be very Expensive as they are rare..
    aviation - AbeBooks
    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results&kn=aviation&sts=t
     
     
     
    aviation non fiction - AbeBooks -Aviation Non Fiction.
    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results&kn=aviation non fiction&sts=t
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to MARU5137 in Books. Where to buy?   
    Aviation Non Fiction - AbeBooks ..Full Website.
     
    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?kn=aviation non fiction&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results&nomobile=true
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Books. Where to buy?   
    There must be other places to turn to than Ebay or Amazon, right? 
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    Hardcore reacted to chuck540z3 in Lancaster weathering   
    Ok, for sake of argument, without actually wanting an argument since this topic has been beaten to death 10,000 times, if you made all of the panel lines on the top of the fuselage and all the many panel lines and other details on top of the wings highlighted by pre or post-shading, most would say that it's overdone and unrealistic.  I get that this is done too often in modeling and I dislike it myself on most models, but sometimes it is realistic.  I've made the Lancaster before and I know where the panel lines should be.  In the pic above, I can see 80% of them on the lighter colors, so a semi-plaid look would be realistic as well.
     
    Case in point:  Overdone plaid or realistic, when compared to the above pic of the real deal?
     

     
    Cheers,
    Chuck
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Shawn M in Boeing/Saab T-7A   
    I think Saab hit gold with this cooperation. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from daveculp in Boeing/Saab T-7A   
    I think Saab hit gold with this cooperation. 
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    Hardcore reacted to eoyguy in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    IMGUR is your friend...
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    I notice PB have cut the resolution of the pictures:/
    Guess I have to resume my search for an alternatve host.
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Gazzas in Me-262 color schemes   
    I think there is one in the monogram books, both large and small. 
    That is the Luftwaffe colours book and the me 262 close up. 
    I got them on pdf if you need them. 
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    Hardcore reacted to MikeMaben in Well craaaaap !!! ...   
    So I popped a capillary in my right eye. Blood is floating inside
    that looks like somebody splashed some motor oil in my eye.
    Doctor says I'm lucky cuz the capillary that opened has plugged
    itself so there's no more bleeding. The big mess in my eyeball
    will dissipate over time so now all I have to do is wait. Could be
    days, could be weeks, could be months 
    Anyway, I've found it very difficult to do any modeling with this
    mess so I'll be slowed down at the least. ( yeah like I was a
    modeling whirlwind before ).
     
    Poor me 
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Pascal in Cute Porsche 956 / 962   
    This will be a slow build. I want to try to make a rubber mould and cast resin.
     
    The kit that I'll be using is this one, a cartoon, cute version of the Porsche 962  :
     

     
    The brand is Mitsuwa (long time out of production, company doesn't exist anymore), the kit is one from the Mid Racer Collection series.
     
    It's a "no-scale" kit, the finished model is +/- 9 cm long (which puts it in the 1/43 scale category I think).
     
    Basically it's a toy that has a "pull-back" spring-loaded motor so you can make it run. In it's hayday Mitsuwa even produced a track to run these kits on.
     
    Sadly these kits have become hard to find and are quite expensive for a toy. I bought mine years ago for 8 euros, now they go for 40-60 euros.
     
    I have another kit from the same series. It's boxed as a Porsche 956, but it's the same kit as the 962.
     
    In the box you'll find very few parts, the kit kan be snapped and screwed together :
     

     
    Now what I want to TRY is : add some details to the body - like opening up the NACA ducts, fill the inside of the body with clay, make a 2-part rubber mould and cast resin copies of the body, have a go
     
    at vacuforming the windows, and build some cute 956's and 962's.
     
    Why ? because I'm very fond of these cute Porsches and I want to build a bunch of them.
     
    Inside of the body :
     

     
    Topside :
     

     

     
    First thing I did was remove some unwanted plastic and open up the naca ducts and openings for the radiators :
     

     

     
    Had to take a few photos with the body on the tires. Oh yeah, real CUTE :
     

     

     
    I think that I need to remove the large wing at the back before I make the mould ?
     
    The rubber and resin products have arrived today, I'll post some photos later.
     
    Was thinking of making a box with Lego's.
     
    Please feel free to comment. I've never used rubber nor resin for casting before, I need all the help I can get.
     
    Sincerely
    Pascal
     
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    Hardcore reacted to kkarlsen in Fliegerhorst Grove - 'Fernaufklärer' diorama   
    Fliegerhorst Grove - May 1945. Arado Ar 234B-2 'Fernaufklärer' (Photo reconnaissance)
     

     
    Arado Ar 234B-2, (Wk. Nr. 140467), 8H+BH 1(F)/33, This Aircraft was flown by Oberleutnant Ulrich Planck on one of the last recon-
    naissance missions over British territory on 4th April 1945. This was almost certainly the last Luftwaffe mission over East Yorkshire,
    possibly over the British mainland at all, in World War II. As the Germans retreated in the final days of WW2, the Arado's of 1(F)/33)
    were relocated from Wittmundhafen to Schleswig. On 4th May 1945 Lt. Planck flew 8H+BH from Schleswig to 'Fliegerhorst Grove'.
    At 8.35pm on May 4th 1945 the German troops in the Netherlands, northwest Germany and Denmark surrendered.
    On 5th of May Lt. Planck departed from Grove to Stavanger-Sola (Norway) in Arado Ar 234B-2 8H+DH. German forces in Norway
    didn't capitulate before 8/9 May 1945. 8H+BH was captured at Grove by British troops in May 1945.
     



     

     

     

     
    Fly Models Arado Ar 234 B-2, Revell German Truck Type 2,5-32, Zoukei-Mura Power Supply Cart + various figures and bicycle.
    Jumo engines from Trumpeter Me 262 kit. Scratch built 'Portalkran', cameras
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Gazzas in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    Light!  Most places you go will have abysmal lighting.  So. first you need a flexible lamp with a powerful bulb(s).  Then you need plug adapters for your chosen country....  if you're going to a different country.
     
    You also need a hard shelled case.  I can't state this enough.   You don't want your stuff crushed, broken, or squeezed out of it's tube because you packed it in a duffle bag.
     
    Happy journey!
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    Hardcore got a reaction from BiggTim in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    Thank you guys! You pointed me in a good direction! 
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    Hardcore reacted to Lee in Texas in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    I carried a tackle box full of tools and supplies on 3 deployments in the Army. It worked out great, but I would guess your travel situation is a lot different. (Two of the deployments were to foreign countries with no access to hobby shops)
     
    I used a Plano 6-tray box. Plenty of small compartments for small tools and supplies. The top trays have long compartments ideal for paint brushes and X-Acto knives, etc. The bottom could hold a 1/48 single engine fighter or 1/24 car plus a few other things like Evergreen strip stock and a few items too big for the folding trays. Not sure how well it would work for a 1/32 aircraft.  If the kit can be carried separately, a big tackle box is ideal. That Plano with 3 fold out trays per side is as big as it gets for current production boxes, AFAIK.
     
    If you really like the idea of a tackle box and want to just go nuts, look for an old “Possum Belly” box made by Umco. Long out of production, but they can still be found. They had 4 fold out trays per side, a deep compartment at the bottom, and a detachable foam lined ice chest below that. Probably impractical, and there’s always the chance it could come with that weird used tackle box smell.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to branchline in Making a travel kit for modeling   
    Hi There, another thing to consider when traveling by air is think about what you pack. I usually take a small box with a couple of files, a knife with spare blades, a pin vice with drills (specific drills if I know what I need otherwise a selection and some roaches), some emery/sand paper, a 6in metal rule and small pliers and sprue snippers. If working with metal or electrics I'll throw in a soldering iron and solder. Finally, the kit pieces I'm intending to work on of course.
     
    The challenge is when travelling through the US and carrying tools. You can almost guarantee to have your bags opened and searched,. It's been every time over the last 10 years for me so far but never had any issues with this. They will take a look and so far everything has been put back where it was. However, I've learnt to put the tool "box" near the top of my bag to minimise disturbance and make it easier for the security folk. Never had any issue in the UK/Europe either but it's been about five years since I traveled there so not sure what the story there is now.  
     
    Regards Brent
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    Hardcore reacted to chrish in 109 question   
    Wowzers! I built that kit as a kid.....wonder what happened to it....I’m thinking now the box may be more accurate...and easier to build than the kit?
    still, I remember it being fun, it probably hung from the ceiling until the tape let go and dive bombed the cat.
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    Hardcore got a reaction from USMC Herc in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    So, some progress. Applying the classic tail band. Gunze white acrylic, but it turned out to be lighter than the cross on the fin, which is basically a primer. No big deal. It is hard to notice. 
     

     

     
    Adding the fasces. They are 1/48 Scale and are too small. Hmmmm. Maybe I got bigger ones somewhere. Note to self. Scrounge bombs. 
     

     
    I am happy with the result so far, but I worry about weathering. I'll think I will use the sponge technique. 
     
    Thanks for looking!
     
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from USMC Herc in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    Another commission for a friend. It is basically a toy that I have modded, or destroyed, depending how you see it. 
    Getting rid of the wings simplified things a bit. 
     
    Primer is some powerful plastic Primer i bought specifically for this project. 
    (The toy is not exactly made of styrene but some other plastic i suspected could cause trouble.) On top of that i should perhaps have used white overall, but for some reason I only used it on the fin to make markings. 
    Instead I sprayed on Citadel 'Zandri Dust' directly from the can. It didn't cover well and i had to apply many layers of paint to get an opaque surface. 
     
    I tested new 0.2mm needle and nozzle in my Iwata Neo when painting the mottles. It originally is an 0.35mm AB but I bought spare parts on ebay to make on unofficial upgrade. 
    It worked reasonably well, but then the paint was Gunze RLM82 light grun IIRC. Good paint that. 
    The panel wash is just earth oil colour. Next session I will clean that upp. 
     


     

     

     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Revenge on George Lucas.   
    So, some progress. Applying the classic tail band. Gunze white acrylic, but it turned out to be lighter than the cross on the fin, which is basically a primer. No big deal. It is hard to notice. 
     

     

     
    Adding the fasces. They are 1/48 Scale and are too small. Hmmmm. Maybe I got bigger ones somewhere. Note to self. Scrounge bombs. 
     

     
    I am happy with the result so far, but I worry about weathering. I'll think I will use the sponge technique. 
     
    Thanks for looking!
     
     
     
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