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  1. You got it! The tail wagging the dog.
  2. Planned but not true in this instance. Still in design.
  3. Yup, haven't we all, including the Sunderland, P-51B, Phantom etc. I have my purple paint and Milka Ju 52 images at the ready too!
  4. Not one post on both of these topics is even near the mark. Carry on dreaming!
  5. 250+ replies of wrong guesses....
  6. It's not a Ju 52. That's old news anyway.
  7. Thanks guys. I should've said...the fuselage is finished with Proper Plane's excellent plywood decals. It also has Proper Plane's wooden Axial prop, resin wheels and metal exhaust. There are also HGW's wood nail decals on the fuse. I opted to paint the stripes on the tail instead of using the kit decals.
  8. Hi all, I managed to get some work done these last weeks, and built this for Japan's World Scale Modeller magazine, as well as a yet-to-be-determined regular title. Not too many photos, but the usual reasons, clauses and NDAs!
  9. Have you taken a pew at that church recently and worshipped at the altar of PCM?
  10. I get sick of the same old crap, so this rendition of the HK Lanc is one of my favourites. Ernie Ling built this, and I love it!
  11. I believe that all Buchons originally had them fitted, but they were prone to falling off in flight, so only some Buchons continued with them. As for the cowl, it looks like you cut back too far. I had a very slight overhang that a sanding stick removed. The cutback line is level with the panel line on the wing root.
  12. I built a test shot and had no issue with fit....even the plug-in wings.
  13. No. I knew about the 'issue' beforehand but opted to keep them in situ. Maybe the wartime birds had similar struts for maintenance etc?It does make sense. I also thought the extra rigidity they may offer was worth the trade off in keeping them.
  14. Yup, a matt surface is needed. I think they suggest that. Even my beloved Prismacolor pencil won't touch a gloss surface.
  15. They are very similar to Gunze and spray with the same properties and thinner mixing ratios.
  16. WRONG!!! Now available at Uschi van der Rosten's web store: https://www.uschivdr.com/shopping-categories/shop-tools-hardware/
  17. Got the new complete set and can't wait to give them a try.
  18. Thanks Tim, I am using the nozzle and wheels, but they always fit without persuasion. If there are any things to look out for with the CMK stuff, that would be a help.
  19. I have all the sets, but need to know if there's anything unusual to expect along the way, or stuff that will make fitting them easier. I don't mind getting my hands dirty, but a tight deadline means that to be forewarned etc... Got to say they do look great. I have all the sets they make, including the engine, weapons bay, undercarriage, radar, avionics etc.
  20. Hi, Has anyone here experience of fitting the various CMK sets to Italeri's F-104G/S? My plan is to put as much as I can into the plastic kit, but the instructions are sparse regarding fit, regarding thinning plastic etc. Cheers, Jim
  21. Undercarriage more than holding up my Lanc.
  22. Undercarriage is plenty solid enough. No need to worry. It holds the model with zero issues.
  23. There is a form on your site for feedback. That is what I filled in before the FB post. I presume your software will send out an automatically generated email to you of any contact? HK is a very small company, and decisions about anything are up to Neil. He is the final arbiter of what is acceptable standard for HKM products. The kit has many flaws, non very critical, such as lack of chutes, dinghy panels on both wings, stabiliser confusion meaning two lower faces are shown as a matching pair, missing cockpit details, postwar/tropical intake filters, maintenance strut on undercarriage etc. In all cases, the first time we were aware of these was when (i) the kit had already been tooled, and (ii) customer feedback through both the HK Fans FB page and Lancaster Assembly Line FB page. Several of these are schoolboy errors. I'll PM you now.
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