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The Dude

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  • Birthday 08/22/1972

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  1. The Dude

    WnW Felixstowe

    Looks awesome! I may have to borrow some of the techniques you are using. I'll be following this build.
  2. Well how about a 1/32 scale section of the Mohne Dam? If we are working off Lancaster angle...
  3. Eeek. it actually looks like an A-7 and an F-22's offspring.
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    Is WNW nearing the end of its run?

    I am sure they will be around for awhile longer... I had very little interest in WWI until WnW came onto the scene. At the 2010 IPMS nats in Phoenix I spotted a cool 1/32 albatros on the contest table and made the comment that ' someone did a nice job with the Roden kit'. Fortunately the builder was standing across the table from corrected me and filled me in on the kit. I decided to try an alby since it was the only WWI plane I had any passing interest in at the the time. I built it and was hooked. Now this is what that day turned into...
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    Another LHS closing...sign of the times

    Bummer to hear another shop is closing, But judging by the lack of responses sadly few care that another shop is going away and it is indeed a sign of the times. Hobby shops in general will be far and few between in the near future. Years ago a city population of 1 million would support 6 or 7 shops and now just 1 maybe 2 shops could probably supported. Warehouse e-businesses will take over the rest. It would be unwise to start up a shop these days unless you had a very large amount of money backing it and are not expecting to get rich. The old saying is true, if you want to make a million in the hobby business start off with 2 million.
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    Wingnut Wings Albatros B.II early

    Looks great! Decals and finish are spot on, nice work.
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    ZM Ki-45 Toryu (Nick)

    Looks good! I like the colors and finish. I can't wait to get a hold of one or 2 of these.
  8. Man it must have felt like an eternity starting it if they pilots were on a scramble with zeros coming in...
  9. The Dude

    ICM 1/32 MiG-25 Foxbat?!?

    Oh wow! if this is real, then oh yeah i'll be all over that. As I have posted before:
  10. The Dude

    Chattanooga Nationals Meeting for LSP?

    I wanted to go to the Omaha nats but things always came up and killed those plans. I heard the Omaha Nats were always good from the guys I knew from here that went to them. I am hoping I can make it in 2021 so maybe third time is a charm. One of the other problem we have in this town is the crime is through the roof! There is a good chance everything will get stolen if we had a Nats here at this time.
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    Chattanooga Nationals Meeting for LSP?

    Our club looked into doing a Nats several times. The problem we run into is mainly the only place big enough here to do a Nats is the convention center which is mega big bucks! Plus like others have said man power that is committed for 2 years to do the show is hard to maintain. Most of the major cities out west are about 6 hours drive apart minimum whereas back east most major cities are 3-5 hours. People out this way are used to going long distances to get somewhere. The Phoenix guys are a rare bunch because they have it down and got a GREAT crew to pull it off. I have seen and heard of clubs falling apart and or splitting up because by the time the show is over everyone hates each other after bumping heads for 2 years and is stressed out. I'll pass on that last 2, I have too many friends in the hobby to loose and I can check the all the modelling forums to stress out reading about how bad the next model kit is probably going to be when it comes out later in the year. lol.
  12. Wow! that's cool, looks like an ex Honduran AF? You could probably recover quite a bit selling of those part if its turned into a museum piece. Too rich for my blood though. Thanks for posting that up.
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    Late to the party rlm 66 model master gone

    The international color line that had British, US, Luftwaffe etc was discontinued last year by Rust-Oleum and are pretty much gone other than some old stock at some shops as mentioned earlier. Those were the colors I predominantly used as they sprayed well and looked good IMO. It put a damper on my building output while I went searching for a good replacement. So far it's been spotty with MRP, akan and a few select others filling the void but I still have a lot to fill still. The search continues...
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Wingnut wings does the same thing and it seems to work for them. FWIW, 9 of the b 24s arrived at the local hobby shop on Friday and most of them were already gone at the strictly -enforced-by -MMD-price when I was there Saturday afternoon. Here is a quick pic of them just a they arrived at the local hobby shop and the employee there showing them off. Radu, yeah the flaps are missing from that picture. It doesn't look too bad IMO.
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    B24 in 1/48?

    That would be so cool for either to do one as they would be the best kits out there but the price for them would have people howling for months. If the 1/48 tamiya f-14 is right around $100 a tamiya 1/48 b-17 would probably top $300 .