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    Looks like the Revell Super Hornet is out

    From my perspective, as a solid ‘average’ modeler, I try to pick and choose my projects carefully. Once I’ve identified/admitted to an emotional pull to a particular subject, I then have to consider whether or not my skills and available time will allow a reasonable chance of completion, to a level that looks good to me once it’s sitting in the display case. I have enormous respect for those on this site (and others) who can take a pile of plastic parts and turn it into a work of art, and enormous gratitude for their willingness to share their work so folks like me can enjoy their builds and pick up a few tips along the way. Having said all that, the latest generation of Revell kits hit it out of the park for me. They build relatively easily, and look pretty good from across the room when completed. And for someone like me, the price is a major factor. Looking at the new F/A-18e listings, they are a fraction of the cost of the Trumpeter F/A-18e or Academy F/A-18 family offerings. Yes, the Academy kit is amazing – I fully agree. But I simply don’t possess the time, patience, or skills to do a kit like that justice. The Revell kit has plenty to offer to keep me busy for quite a while, and presents an affordable canvass to experiment with various painting and weathering techniques, and I won’t feel completely depressed if I stuff it up somewhere along the way and it never makes it into the display case. So, to make a long answer a little longer – at this point, once they hit the shelves in the U.S., I plan to purchase one. Cheers! John.
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    LS-8 sailplane completed

    Absolutely gorgeous build - your paint finish looks perfect from here. Modifying the slot-car driver was brilliant - it really makes the build. Stay safe! Cheers! John.
  3. Hey Tim, an LSP gathering in Seattle is a great idea and certainly a relatively easy (compared to Texas, for example...) trip for all of us who live in the Pacific Northwest and Beautiful British Columbia. Do you think the Seattle folks would mind if we showed up as a 'side bar' to their excellent show? Cheers! John.
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    Manx Norton

    Awesome. Cheers! John.
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    Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC

    Epic. Cheers! John.
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    List of large scale Golden Era aircraft

    Very impressive stash there Hubert! Quick question regarding the XS Models Hughes racer - do you know if they are still available? Cheers! John.
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    Cricket on ESPN? Yep!

    Absolutely love watching Caribbean Premier League T20 matches - the carnival atmosphere is a treat, and the relatively short duration keeps things exciting. Cheers! John.
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    Dieselpunk BF 109

    An absolute joy to watch this one coming together. Thanks for sharing your skills, tips and tricks - a truly inspiring build on so many levels. Cheers! John.
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    Fantastic build on a very challenging kit - fit and finish are perfect. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! John.
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    Bravo Revell Germany P-51D Canopy Replacement

    Just to follow up on my post of May 31... today (June 12) I received a small box in the mail from Revell sent priority via Deutsche Post. Rattling around inside the box was a small, clear plastic bag that contained clear sprue J - the replacement canopy for my kit. Unfortunately, the canopy had separated from the sprue at some point and has a couple very minor scratches that will easily buff out. The quality of this replacement canopy far exceeds the one supplied with my kit. Based on my experience, I would rate Revell customer service as excellent. The replacement canopy came exactly when the email said it would, and the part is a vast improvement over what was supplied in the kit. Cheers! John.
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    Bravo Revell Germany P-51D Canopy Replacement

    Hi Chris - I simply clicked the link in the original post at the beginning of this thread, filled out the form, and hit 'Send.' The form appears to be located on the Revell of Germany website. The reply email came from "service@revell.de". Cheers! John.
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    Bravo Revell Germany P-51D Canopy Replacement

    I clicked on the link in the OP yesterday morning (May 31), filled out the form requesting replacement clear sprues, and received an email from Revell Customer Service last night stating they had received my information and 'handling time is 1-2 weeks'. Nice. Cheers! John.
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    Williams Bros Caudron C450

    Excellent work so far! Quick question - I can't seem to find a clear photo of what the exhaust stacks looked like and as you know, the ones in the kit are a little rough. In your research, have you been able to find any photos? Thanks! John.
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    F9F-5 panther, VF-111, Korea, 1953 FINISHED

    Hi Karl - Lovely work on this one so far! I have to say, Paul produces really exceptional resin kits - both aircraft and automobiles, and his customer support is among the best in the business. Cheers! John.
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    Aerotech Supermarine S5

    Hi Torben - Brilliant modelling skills on display right there! Cheers! John.