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    Rules of the Road

    Okay, count me in. I'll push on with turning the HKM B-17E into Swamp Ghost (pre-crash). The nose section has been built, but I want to repaint it anyway, so it should fall pretty well under the 25% rule. Time to finish the other two builds in the bench in time for the new year.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    The wing is unforgivable. The kit is unbuildable, absolute garbage. Hobby Boss should just close. I'll go build all those other 1/32 Liberator kits out there. </s> I respect the fact that various details of the kit upset other folks, but man, all this hate is harshing my buzz. We've got a 1/32 scale injection-molded Liberator just weeks from the market. How incredible is that? I've only been back into modeling for 5 years or so and even I appreciate that this is something that - even with some issues - is something that we never could have dreamed of even a year ago.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    This is good news! I will no doubt marvel at the attention to detail as other guys correct these issues, but for me, I'll likely build it as is and be happy with it. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.
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    1/32 ZM Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Tei Toryu

    Following. Looking forward to watching this build.
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    New, clean topic: HB B-24 Test Shot Photos

    Has anyone seen an instance of this selling for less than ~$250 in the US? I know people are saying the prices will come down after the initial rush, but I remain skeptical. I wonder how much shipping would be from Europe as it's really looking like it'll be cheaper to have it shipped in.
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    Hasegawa Nakajima Ki 84 Hayate

    As I have this exact kit on the bench and I'm at pretty much the exact same spot, I'll be following this thread closely.
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    Squadron Flash Sale!

    If you can figure out how to post a pic on the forums, you don't need a printed catalog.
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    This is atrocious!

    I'm still on the fence: is the OP serious or joking?
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    Suggestions for ventilation

    Thanks for all the replies, guys. The exterior wall is brick, and is also the front of the house. I'm not too keen on cutting holes in the wall there, though would readily do so in the back of the house. (Of course, another room in the back of the house has normal windows that would easily accommodate my existing fan. But, it's earmarked for other stuff.) Anyway, I think I'm going to give it a shot at cutting some clear acrylic to fit in place of the screen, then cut a hole in that to attach the fan/ventilation. If it works as I envision in my head (though things rarely do...) it should make for a pretty effective spray setup. Any more, I only spray at low PSIs, so it's not like my early days when I was fogging up a tri-county area with fumes. Thanks again!
  10. Good morning, gents. I just moved into a new house and am looking to set up my hobby room, but I foresee a problem with venting for airbrushing. Here's a shot of my room this morning. In the past, I just used an in-window fan to pull air out of the room. It worked well because the window was at the same height as the desk and as soon as I'd turn on the fan, the room was fume-free. Great! Now, I have two problems. First, the window sits high above my work desk. Secondly, the windows crank open vertically - hinged on the outboard side. I could break out my dilapidated portable spray booth and run a vent line up to the window, but I'd have to remove the screen and then try to pinch the vent line with the window crank. There'd be a huge air gap and it's about to get Michigan-cold for winter. Replacing the window with a traditional upward-open unit isn't an option. Window dimensions are ~14.5" x 32.75" per side. For size and simplicity's sake, I'd prefer not to use my portable spray booth. So, here I am. A great new hobby room waiting for me, but with a minor twist. If you guys have any suggestions, I'm all ears!
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    New, clean topic: HB B-24 Test Shot Photos

    Off topic, but the perspective on that pic makes it look like the plane has a gargantuan nose wheel and itty bitty left main.
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    New, clean topic: HB B-24 Test Shot Photos

    While I share your general sentiment and, in a broad sense agree with you, I feel this is a bit idealistic. The armor community is just as poisonous as any other group out there. Ships too. It's perfectly okay to discuss a kit's shortcomings, but the anonymity of the internet gives people a platform to pretend they're personally offended by everything and to leave civility at the door. In the end, I recognize the HB B-24 has some flaws. More will undoubtedly be discovered after its release. But, I'll still buy it, build it, and be happy with it because we are getting a B-24 in our favorite scale.
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    Big Aviation icon Paul Allen has passed

    Sad to hear. Wonder if the historical wreck hunting he headed will continue.
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    Does anyone have any information on the price disparity in the US as everywhere else? At this point, it's cheaper to buy foreign and pay shipping than buying domestic. Despite my earlier comments, I'll definitely be buying at least one of each model. In the end, it looks like a Liberator, so I'm happy.
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    Trumpeter Liberators on facebook

    Woof o_0 Aftermarket to the rescue.
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