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    fightersweep got a reaction from Derek B in Fw190 D-9 | 1/12th scale scratch build replica   
    Bernd;
     
    You are a true craftsman. Your attention to detail is amazing and your build looks more like a restoration. I can almost believe that your Dora will be capable of flight!
     
    Best regards;
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from scvrobeson in Do these two kits exist??   
    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235068940-132-zlínlet-z-37-čmelák-by-infinity-models-test-modelschemesbox-art/
     
    Hope this helps.
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Pete Roberts in Airfix 1/24 Mustang wheel wells   
    The 51 wheel well looks amazing, and fills a big (literal) gap on the Airfix kit. I'm well up for anything that appears for the Spitfire too. Those kits are crying out for any aftermarket.
     
    As far as the wing dihedral is concerned, and this affects the Spit too, just add what the real aircraft had...a wing spar. I use Evergreen box tube and make spars for my kits. Works every time and appears to give the kit more strength too.
     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Model_Monkey in Airfix 1/24 Mustang wheel wells   
    The 51 wheel well looks amazing, and fills a big (literal) gap on the Airfix kit. I'm well up for anything that appears for the Spitfire too. Those kits are crying out for any aftermarket.
     
    As far as the wing dihedral is concerned, and this affects the Spit too, just add what the real aircraft had...a wing spar. I use Evergreen box tube and make spars for my kits. Works every time and appears to give the kit more strength too.
     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from R Palimaka in Airfix 1/24 Mustang wheel wells   
    The 51 wheel well looks amazing, and fills a big (literal) gap on the Airfix kit. I'm well up for anything that appears for the Spitfire too. Those kits are crying out for any aftermarket.
     
    As far as the wing dihedral is concerned, and this affects the Spit too, just add what the real aircraft had...a wing spar. I use Evergreen box tube and make spars for my kits. Works every time and appears to give the kit more strength too.
     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Fanes in Do 17   
    Well, I'm still hoping for the Do-17 in 1/32. The 111 and 88 are needing the third Musketeer to complete the set. I won't hold my breath though, and besides, I've got plenty of other stuff to build while I wait for hell to freeze over.  Personally, I think it's one cool looking aeroplane...but I do have a thing for twin tailed birds. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from chukw in Do 17   
    Well, I'm still hoping for the Do-17 in 1/32. The 111 and 88 are needing the third Musketeer to complete the set. I won't hold my breath though, and besides, I've got plenty of other stuff to build while I wait for hell to freeze over.  Personally, I think it's one cool looking aeroplane...but I do have a thing for twin tailed birds. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Pup7309 in Do 17   
    Well, I'm still hoping for the Do-17 in 1/32. The 111 and 88 are needing the third Musketeer to complete the set. I won't hold my breath though, and besides, I've got plenty of other stuff to build while I wait for hell to freeze over.  Personally, I think it's one cool looking aeroplane...but I do have a thing for twin tailed birds. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in New Trumpeter 1/24 Ju87 B-2   
    I had a feeling this new B-2 would just scale up all the issues of the 1/32 kit. A shame and very lazy on Trumpeter's part I think. I even thought about robbing parts from my Airfix kit to put the Trumpy kit right, but heck, I may as well build the Airfix one instead. It's still a good kit. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Resin2detail 1/32 B26 Marauder   
    It's been a while since I visited Andrewsfield. I did go back a couple of times after the museum moved...and alway enjoyed a pint in the White Hart pub. It's a shame there's so little of the airfield left to see. 
     
    I do have the 1992 322nd and 323rd reunions on VHS tape somewhere. Gosh! I was young then...only 22. Highlight for me was spending the previous winter at the museum building a 1/48 diorama of a typical spectacle type dispersal at a B-26 Base. It was quite a size too! It was unveiled during the reunion by General John O Moench. I was quite proud!
     
    Sorry for trundling off topic!
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    fightersweep got a reaction from LSP_K2 in SH plans 1/32 Westland Whirlwind, Sea Fury and Typhoon.   
    Oh yes! Come to Daddy!!!
     
    Best regards;
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    Blimey! He's at it again! 
     
    There's the rest of us playing with plastic, and Peter's doing ground up reproductions of the real thing.
     
    ....Now, where did I put my Starfix kit? 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from BiggTim in Miss the 80's?   
    If we're talking musically, then I liked the early 80s. Very diverse and interesting. I started losing interest after about 84, and by the time we got to about 86/87, most chart music was garbage not too dissimilar to recent stuff (well, without that awful autotune nonsense) 90% of my record collection probably ranges from 1976 to 1983...the time frame of my first getting into music to my early teenage years. 
     
    I'll certainly check out Carpenter Brut though. Currently enjoying Marble Skies by Django Django...another recent band inspired by many genres, including synth pop. Very good they are too!
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Shawn M in Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun   
    Just surprises me it's taken this long to get one. A design well ahead of it's contemporaries and a bit of an icon. I'll certainly be up for a few!
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Shawn M in Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun   
    Yes! I've wanted a 1/32 Bf 108 for a long time. I always thought it would have been a good subject for Revell. So many possible colour schemes!
     
    Not heard of Striped Fighter either. Wonder what the kit and price will be like?
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    fightersweep got a reaction from David66 in Tanmodel.   
    F-111 for me too please in 48th TFW markings preferably. Practically live at Lakenheath in my late teens.
     
    One point for Tanmodel though. Looking down the list, I spy a 1/48 Blenheim. I thought that Airfix will probably have that sown up, so if Tanmodel would like to up the scale of their Blenheim to 1/32, I would be very, very happy. Thank you. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from MikeC in Tanmodel.   
    F-111 for me too please in 48th TFW markings preferably. Practically live at Lakenheath in my late teens.
     
    One point for Tanmodel though. Looking down the list, I spy a 1/48 Blenheim. I thought that Airfix will probably have that sown up, so if Tanmodel would like to up the scale of their Blenheim to 1/32, I would be very, very happy. Thank you. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Cees Broere in Tanmodel.   
    F-111 for me too please in 48th TFW markings preferably. Practically live at Lakenheath in my late teens.
     
    One point for Tanmodel though. Looking down the list, I spy a 1/48 Blenheim. I thought that Airfix will probably have that sown up, so if Tanmodel would like to up the scale of their Blenheim to 1/32, I would be very, very happy. Thank you. 
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    fightersweep got a reaction from CANicoll in Flak Bait at Udvar Hazy B-26   
    I shared a beer back in 1992 with Graydon K. "Rocky" Eubank during a reunion of the 322nd BG here in the UK and I asked that very question. Rocky flew Flak Bait on several ocassions, and was very proud that Flak Bait had survived. Not just that though, but also that a 322nd ship had survived for future generations. The only frustration being that she had spent so many years in pieces, and he hoped to see Flak Bait whole again one day. Sadly, "Rocky" passed away in 2003, so that wish will not come to pass.
     
    Very pleased to see the conservation work being undertaken, so much so, that I will have to see her once she is complete. Never had the pleasure of seeing a complete B-26 Marauder. I had to do with the chunk we had in our museum, although it was the largest chunk in the UK!
     
    As for a 1/32 B-26. Yes please! Anyone? One kit that would have me clearing my bench in a heartbeat!
     
    Best regards;
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80   
    I'd go with that Shaka!
     
    Close the thread just before the finale, write a book on the build and then we'll all have to go out and buy a copy to see the finished model.
     
    Brilliant idea!   
     
    Best regards;
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    Oh yes! I suggested a P-51B/C way back. Looks like I got my wish!
     
    I've only just re-stocked on pop corn after the Spitfire build, so I'm settled back and ready for the ride!
     
       
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    fightersweep got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 1/24 spit   
    There are two types of wing tips for the clipped wing Spit Vb, so both the Airfix and Trumpeter versions are correct. The Airfix versions are the earlier "solid" wooden tips that lacked nav lights. These would be correct for Ian Gleed's aircraft. The Trumpeter versions depict the later, more common type of clipped wing. Wooden construction with aluminium covering and nav lights fitted. I'm not sure if the earlier, solid wooden type was more of a field modification than the type depicted by Trumpeter. I do believe that the Airfix Vb does include both options. 
     
    I'm sure that Edgar (God bless him) would have supplied all of the required drawings and documentation if he were still with us. (Still miss him!)
     
    Hope this helps.
     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from David66 in Kitty Hawk Open 1/32 Poll.   
    Jaguar for me all the way! Would be the first large scale noisy pointy thing I've bought for years!
     
    Ah! The Jaguar! The only jet that has the distinction of making me jump out of my skin. RAF Mildenhall arrivals day, sometime around 1989. I had my back to it's arrival and didn't see it coming....sounded just like this (turn the volume up!)....
     

     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from MikeC in Kitty Hawk Open 1/32 Poll.   
    Jaguar for me all the way! Would be the first large scale noisy pointy thing I've bought for years!
     
    Ah! The Jaguar! The only jet that has the distinction of making me jump out of my skin. RAF Mildenhall arrivals day, sometime around 1989. I had my back to it's arrival and didn't see it coming....sounded just like this (turn the volume up!)....
     

     
    Steve
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    fightersweep got a reaction from Bomber_County in Best Battle of Britain era Stuka?   
    I've started building all my kits there. It's cheaper, takes up less shelf space and I can build whatever I want! Win win situation.
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