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  1. It's a big modeling world and there are folks who still have this kit, and are building them. And accuracy is not so much of an importance to them. Also HobbyLobby is carrying the kit in the modeling aisle. Meaning more are picking it up. Thanks for responding!
  2. I think HobbyBoss would find a better market making vacuum cleaner nozzles.
  3. Revell 1/32 P-51B Malcolm hood. Came to me broken after modeler attempting to pose in the slid back open position. I glued the two parts together, made a mold, cast it in resin and cleaned up the break. Polished and now a usable die for vacuforming. Will be listing to Ebay soon. $10 plus shipping. Buy direct if you like. Resin die in picture not included.
  4. I am currently working on a new Emerson turret for this kit, to replace the old set I had been selling. I'm trying to make these as easy as possible for you guys. I'm taking some inspiration from Bill Koster and they way he solved the problem of the parts seam running over the top of the Monogram 1/48 B-24 turrets. I'm working on a three clear pieces ( Left and right sides with wind deflectors, and a center) that follow the actual two joints used in the real turrets. But I will be adding two inside resin formers that will make combining all three parts easier. I'll post pictures when I have all the parts ready. The one piece vac formed Emerson has become hit or miss for producing. It is a time consuming process that involves freezing before extracting the die. The failure rates were unsustainable , and I discontinued sales.
  5. I wasn't going to give up on the Emerson Turret for this kit. After a lot of trial and error, I have found the path to vacuforming the full Emerson dome in one piece. Just cut the excess sheet away and you have it.
  6. This P-51D set fixes the biggest issues in the kit. Starting with the poorly molded, unusable kit canopy. Followed by the again, poorly molded flaps with the valley like sink mark that runs the whole length of the two pieces. I include a one piece upper cowl ala Tamiya design that fixes the soft to missing engraving details found in the curve of the fuselage nose.All this fun for $20.00 plus lowest shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/303248689828
  7. Back To School Sale underway. Save $3.00 . Limited time only. $12.00 each.
  8. I underestimated nothing. I know well what's involved in producing a Privateer. In the past two months I've sold over 100 of them in 1/48 scale that I mastered. I'm selling the last 6 then pulling it off market to remaster it to make it even easier to build.The new version will have a three piece full fuselage. And recessed panel lines. Very little cutting and filling needed. In 1/32, much of the original kit will remain. https://www.ebay.com/itm/303244296128
  9. First off, I did have this in the general discussion forum. The moderators felt it was better here in the grave yard. Got an issue with that? Take it up with them. I think they have reached a point where they see anything I post, it must belong in the vendor forum. Second, what do you think is a fair price for a complete ground up conversion set to majorly change a very large model?
  10. Took a while and a lot of work, many moldings, and castings to get as close to a vacuformed, quality replacement canopy. This is not injection molded and will require modeling experience to install. (some shimming of windscreen will be needed) Eduard canopy masks will fit for painting. Click on the link to be taken to my Ebay sales listing. $15 plus lowest shipping. International buyers welcome' https://www.ebay.com/itm/303240190196
  11. Change of plans. This project will not be happening. I use responses to determine the interests in a set. ( This post has been a test ) The sad lack of responses tells me nobody cares or is interested. I will not invest what could easily be close to $1000.00 to create this set whose molds will sit unused. I'll put my monies into sets that will sell. Thank you for participating, or not, in this focus group.
  12. For the Hobby Boss of course. Kit is in hand. Plans ready for upscaling. Fresh can of Bondo, files, sandpaper, and sandable automotive primer await. Allow about two months for release. Sooner if i can help it. Hope it will be as successful as my 1/48 scale version. I am making an early prediction that pricing will be at or north of $250.00. And less then $300.00. But it's going to be awesome!
  13. Noted. But the modeler has to commit to either wanting the wheelwells closed up. Or keeping the toy like retracting landing gear. When was the last time any manufacturer engineered landing gear that functioned?The wing guns never looked right with their panels opened. Again, a gaping hole into the wing. You got to pick your battle.
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