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Everything posted by Gigant

  1. Excellent job working with the old Roden kits and their accuracy issues!
  2. I finally got my Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback today from Squadron.com via FedEx:
  3. I have yet to see a better build of one of my all-time classic favorites!
  4. Stunning! Congratulations! A refreshing change from the subdued war-bird schemes.
  5. Thanks for the excellent photos and info RB! Now the next question is how to best apply the red lines.
  6. Gigant

    A4 Skyraiders

    Excellent job on both of them! Where did you get the markings and color references?
  7. I think they look nice if you feel like adding them to your build, but not even having any such markings in my Luftwaffe references, I am skeptical that a typical war-production factory model would worry about such niceties.
  8. Knowing how rubber car tires "dry rot", I would take some nice digital pictures and store them in more then one media/device (I use both storage cards and a website) and don't worry about it looking the same 100 years from now.
  9. This is the main reason I don't spring for buying very old model kits, unless I absolutely cannot get it in a more recent release, and still then I don't pay for a higher-priced "collector's special" with a perfect box, etc. The other reason is the decals. I have had too many break into pieces instead of flexing onto the curves, cracks and crevices on a typical scale model's surface. I have seen in recent reviews where Hasegawa's re-issued 1/32 "yellow-wings" kits seem to be very brittle hard plastic, indicating old stock, re-packaged.
  10. For those I would if Hasegawa were to expand theirs to 1/32 and add a ROCAF Curtiss Hawk III option to their FB2C, plus an SBC-3 or-4. I guess the new Japanese manufacturing costs keeps Hasegawa from "taking back" the classical 1/32 market, especially for the Second Sino-Japanese war period (1937-1945) as well as the U.S. WW2 PTO.
  11. Hobby Link Japan is one of this site's main advertisers: https://hlj.com/product/WNG32601?utm_medium=banner&utm_source=largescaleplanes.com&utm_campaign=1/32 albatros d.v&utm_content= I would think contacting them would be worthwhile.
  12. Excellent painting on the upper camo scheme! That especially, as well as the national markings and the spiral on the spinner...
  13. Could you post at least a single picture of what you are proposing?
  14. Gigant

    My TBF Avenger

    I would think a "smart cookie" think about marketing their figures separately like ICM does in their figure sets. I reworked a seated spare pilot's masked face with that from a ground crewman to create a helmeted pilot figure with no face-mask for my Italeri A1-H Skyraider. I still think they are the best in any scale!
  15. Gigant

    My TBF Avenger

    Neat! Are those Monogram figures?
  16. Gigant

    My TBF Avenger

    Excellent job, especially with your accent-work on the panel lines and exhaust staining not being overdone! Having a built one in my collection, I know what you went through many would classify it as a "PITA" build: Their "no-illustration instructions". "Over-engineering" the cockpit interior so the panels all being too wide to simply fit into the fuselage interior require extensive sanding and filing. And then the gyrations you go through to fit the gun turret... Congratulations!
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