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    Building and collecting large scale model kits, classic cars, typical guy stuff.

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  1. Gigant

    WNW New announcement

    Now that finely sculpted pilot figures are included, they are getting my attention! I must consider these...
  2. Here is the way I see it. Since I did not come here with any sort of ambition to be a monitor or any sort of "enforcer", I prefer to simply observe the given rules rather then change them. I actually did not realize at first that on this site the standard for "Large" is simply 1/32 scale, but since I have always favored the larger scales for single-engine prop-driven subjects, why not? On the other hand, I can see the argument for multi-engine aircraft, especially the four-engine (or more) prop types, or even the two-engined B-25, jet engined F-14 or Su-27 types with wingspans of 12" or more to be considered large as well. Personally, I do, but then that would add to the administrative headaches of the staff members here as to what is allowed as a "True LSP or not". Now then imagine having to check your chosen scale model subject against some sort of chart or list or physically prove the finished size of the aircraft in order for it to "pass the test". Then they would have extreme examples of airframe design like the sailplane type U-2 (1'-9 11/16" at 1/72 scale), or the lifting-body hypersonic SR-71 (nearly 1'-6" long at 1/72 scale), so where one might make it wingspan-wise, what about the other making it length, but not wingspan-wise. But, the main risk that is run in keeping it at a simple single scale or bigger rule is the obvious tendency to discourage many of the more challenging multi-engined subjects, especially more then two engines, or also four or more, which pretty much the nature of this website. Without using some sort of geometric "area-rule" which would probably be above the average enthusiast that participates here, or an on-going "approved list" that somehow would have to be revised every time somebody put out some sort of scale model that might fit the guidelines, and having to exclude something like a 1/144 scale Tu-95 bomber which has a 1'-1 11/16" wingspan, how could it be determined whether a subject is "large enough to be large or not"? In my stash, I have a hefty collection of larger multi-engined scale aircraft kits, including a 1/48th Monogram B-17G and B-29, the Trumpeter FW-200 and a 1/72 Tu-95, and the 3'-2" Hawk 1/245 scale Graf Zepplin (LZ-127) kits, but without a dedicated string or sub-forum, where they seemed to definitely fit with like-minded builders, I feel that the bother to share them here would be...
  3. Gigant

    Dragon Bf110E NJG 1

    Thank you Max! This especially makes me glad I was able to get one of these kits.
  4. Gigant

    AM/Revell 1/48 SB2C-4E Helldiver

    Very fine paint job as well! Thank you for sharing.
  5. Gigant

    Zoukei-Mura P-51 Mustang Miss Marilyn II

    Appears to be a top notch job with one of my favorite color schemes as well!
  6. At this time, scale model-wise, I am "kitted-up", so I am enhancing my photographic gear in order to do better "long-distance shoots" to develop realistic outdoor scenes.
  7. Gigant

    MiG-21 UM "Hungarian Air Force"

    Excellent work!
  8. Gigant

    P 51 D REVELL

    No problem
  9. Gigant

    1:32 scale SPAD XIII C.1 of Frank Luke Jnr

    I agree-that amount of re-work especially for the engine detail, for a basically accurate kit tells me maybe why WnW is reluctant to even touch one.
  10. Gigant

    P 51 D REVELL

    I like the new photos with better lighting very much!
  11. Gigant

    me 163 HASAGAWA

    And a beautiful one at that! Excellent work!
  12. Gigant

    vintage helicopter pilot by Reedoak

    Also, in the above scene, there are actually two types of "yellow vests". In this photo, there are pilots, aircraft directors, and general deck hands. The aircraft directors, who have the white head-covers as well, their vests are yellow are for safety, visibility, and for the pilot's need to quickly identify him. The air-crew members' vests, which are also yellow are also a flotation device, is being worn by the man on the right without the white head-cover. To go with my big Trumpeter SBD, I would like each and all the figures shown, including the seated pilot and gunner and the officer in the foreground as well as the handlers, different hats and all.
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    Looks like just a bit of gluing. My guess is that the parts that broke off were all CNA 'd-ready to be re-glued.
  14. Gigant

    vintage helicopter pilot by Reedoak

    And how about a complete WWII USN PAC flight deck crew: