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About Paul2660

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  1. Paul2660

    HK Models 01E021: 1/32 Dornier Do 335B-6

    Thanks for review. Any updates on release date? Had thought it was coming last month. Paul C
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    Contact for Trumpeter for parts

    I just wanted to pass on, that I did hear back from Jonna or a contact at Trumpeter. It took about 2 weeks from my email, but they did respond with an email with a link to send payment via PayPal. Today, I received shipping confirmation, so the email address I posted in the first post does work, just takes some time. Paul C
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    Zoukei Mura in 2018

    Another no vote on clear plastic. The ZM 335 have way to much. Sad they can’t make 2 versions for those who want it. Or supply both both clear and non clear like Rye model did on the 1/35 Panthers. And they did for a very reasonable cost. Just a thought. Paul C
  4. I wonder what happened to release last week? Wonder if it did get released or it's going to be a while. As mentioned, Freetime has their pre-orders up now, but if it is going into full release there should be plenty around. Paul C
  5. I have sent several emails to "joanna@trumpeter-china.com, attempting to order extra parts for a 1/32 kit. Does anyone have a different email address, and or contact info to reach out to Trumpeter to order a extra part. Thanks Paul Caldwell
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    Wow HPH 1/48 B-36, Spruebrothers,

    Someone grabbed the one at Spruebrothers. Already gone. Paul C
  7. http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/hph48049l-os.htm For 1K, most expensive model I have seen in a while. The must be huge however. I have seen it on the HPH website, but never in US before. Must be huge for sure. Paul Caldwell
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    Is Fly Model retooling the Ar 234?

    My problem with the MDC kit, is warpage. The main fuselage pieces on mine have both twisted and rolled back at the top. The wings both have warped, but were easy to fix in warm water, (noticed the other day, one has returned to it's warp). The fuselage pieces being solid really IMO can't be heated and returned to correct form. I notice this with a lot of resin, that over time pieces either shrink a bit or warp/twist. The work to glue fix the fuselage halves will most likely remove the fine engraved details, so they will have to be redone by hand to match. This kit has been kept indoors. I was surprised to see the amount of change, as I had taped the two fuselage halves together when it first arrived. I tried to order 2 new halves but MDC no longer is making the kit it seems. As for the Fly kit, I agree it may issues, but it taped up nicely. Paul Caldwell
  9. Paul2660

    Did anyone ever make a 1/32 Fw190D-11 conversion?

    Here is a link to the ebay store for grey matters: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GMAJR3207-FW190D-13-HASEGAWA-REVELL-D9-CONVERSION-JERRY-RUTMAN-FOCKE-WULF-/221805821550?hash=item33a4a83e6e As already pointed out, Grey Matters, took the original J Ruttman resin and re-worked it. JR took his mould directly from the Hasegawa kit, and did a great job, adding the correct cowling bulges. His resin was amazing. Now Grey Matters offers it, and they I believe have reworked the mould a bit as it appears very clean. I have put mine up against the Hasegawa fuselage halves and they line up perfectly. Panel line detail is all there. Grey Matters uses a different resin, which is softer and IMO easier to work with. I ran into a shrinkage issue a couple of years ago, but they were great and replaced my set. No problems since. Just for the record, Grey Matters also has the 1/24 update set for the Trumpeter kit. It is also from a JR original. Trumpter's kit was a D9, but they for some reason curved the cowling hinges on the top of the engine. Strange. The JR/Grey matters update fixes this and also allows for the D11/D13 conversion. I will say this update is beautiful in the Grey Matters resin. All of the rivet details are there and the work is very clean. JR did great work and I have many of his original conversions and full kits. If you are interested in a large clean D11/D13 look to the Grey matters update in 1/24. It's a work of resin art. If you get it, recommendation, is place the 2 fuselage half together and tape them in place for later construction as they might twist a bit in storage. One last note, the Grey Matter resin responds very well to warm water baths if you need to straighten it out or pull a warp out. Edit, forgot to mention, if you are looking at D11 or D13 Eagle editions www.eaglecals.com has both excellent decals for many different versions but several good reference books. J Crandall has a lot of personal knowledge on this one of the D13's that made it to the US and wrote a great book on it. Yellow 10. I guess it's out of print but it was available at Eagle Editions 2 years ago. Here is a link to Eagle Editions decal sheet on Yellow 10, one of the most famous D13's since it survived. http://www.eagle-editions.com/aircraft-decals-for-the-modeler/32/fw-190s/eaglecals-59-fw-190-doras-yellow-10-and-friends.html LInk to the book on Yellow 10 on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/YELLOW-10-Story-of-The-Ultra-rare-FW-190D-13-Luftwaffe-Focke-Wulf-Crandall-Book/222897775737?hash=item33e5be2479:g:gXAAAOSwodlat5Lq Paul Caldwell
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    HK Lancaster.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/145468296@N05/28267210878/in/dateposted-public/ This shot, from "The Modeling News" shows a good profile of the Lancaster, note the person towards the right of image. NOTE, sorry that I have to post a link, as it appears that this site can't embed links from flickr, (not sure what that would be). Paul Caldwell
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    HK Lancaster.

    Not to take anything away from the Land, but love the look of the 335 B6 also. IMO one of the best variants. Looking forward to seeing both the Lanc and B6. Paul Caldwell
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    Do335. Which one?

    I have both, love both, but just wish ZM would not use the clear plastic. It's IMO much harder to work, i.e. tends to be much more brittle. This seems to be trend for them to allow you to show all the interior details they give (not sure how accurate all of it is but it looks impressive). ZM has an excellent book on the construction of their kit, most of which can be used on the HK kit. Paul Caldwell
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    HKM Do 335A-12 Trainer - It's coming!

    Looking forward to both the HK A12 and B6, ZM and the clear plastic is just not what I want to work with. I am hoping that ZM won't continue with that on newer releases that they have stated are coming. Clear is OK for parts of the airframe, but the entire kit made from it, is adding a bit of difficulty IMO. Clear is just harder to work with for me, especially large pieces. Love ZM's stuff, but just not the massive clear plastic parts, keep it light grey please. Also Kudos to the HK box art it keeps getting better and better, loving this one for the A12. Paul Caldwell
  14. Paul2660

    Hobby Boss 2018 1/32 Releases...

    Yes I agree, lots of surface area. Hope this one comes true as the B-24 was a great plane, still is. I had hoped for years that some company would come out with 1/48 kits that are improvements over the existing Revell/Monogram kits. But 1/32 will work but the wing span will be massive. Paul Caldwell
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    Hobby Boss 2018 1/32 Releases...

    One that immediately comes to mind, The Dragon and his tail. One of my all time favorite nose art creations. That would be amazing in 1/32. Not sure if the HB variants would cover it however, I can't remember if that plane was a J or H. Paul Caldwell