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About Alburymodeler

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    WW1, exotic between the wars, WW2 fighters, early jets in exotic liveries, ie small air forces, and props in Latin America etc.
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  1. Alburymodeler

    Mosquito Mk IV: Beuteflugzeug

    I think I see the problem here...........
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    Got my Ki-45 Toryu..

    it seems Lucky Model and Hobbylink Japan are not stocking, so eBay Japan might be the go-to Greg
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    HB B24 discussion: AM and fixes.

    TBH Darren and Jennings, I am not overly fussed that windows might be in the wrong place, or turrets are frosted and unusable maybe due to a join line. I will happily cut new windows etc. But if I was doing Dragon and His Tail I would not just plonk them onto the kit if it is not correct in that area. Of course I could, and many will, but I think many of us here are trying to achieve a somewhat higher standard. I am somewhat bemused that many here fret about Me 109 spinners and blades being a tad off and spend $20 on replacements, but seem not concerned that the B-24 sort of has a B-17 wing on it. If that is not a serious mistake then I don't know what is. Maybe it is fixable, maybe not. But for many that issue seems to have become "nothing to see here, move along"
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    HB B24 discussion: Inaccuracies.

    I expect this will be a long thread.......
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I'll stick with the Hasegawa and convert when I need an F.
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    ICM Gloster Gladiator

    Another bet I lose with myself, I was thinking a Yak 9 would be on the 2019 listing from ICM. Now to build the Silver Wings Gladiator before the ICM kit hits the shelves.
  7. Alburymodeler

    ZM Ki-45 Nick Acquired!

    Anxiously waiting for some retailers to start listing it so I can decide where to buy, either locally or overseas. A wonderful release for sure.
  8. Alburymodeler

    HGW A-20G Havoc - IN PLASTIC!!!

    Probably way easier to do the oil canning using the method as here, where the solid inners are covered in etched metal skinning, rather than trying it in CAD. I read that doing so for the Lancaster totally maxed out HKM's computer capacity. Really so glad that this will now be IM, as resin is way to $$$y, and I have my fear that it will not be too happy with global warming. 'Tis already about 40degrees C here.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    At the very least, they could have just copied the Hasegawa (or even Academy) 1/72 scale kits and had a better result. As I stated before, the 1/32 Liberator does not figure in my purchase plans anymore. Life is too short to attempt a kit where the most salient feature is totally cocked up.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    "Indeed - 22% should be the thickness/chord ratio - on a quick measure it looks like the kit is almost bang-on root thickness wise (don't set this in concrete just yet) - but the shape needs tweaking." More than tweaking. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. While the thickness chord ratio may be close to correct, there is way too much below the centre line, and way to little above. Fixing it will throw out all the nacelles above and below, and someone noted that the undercarriage fairings were very shallow - because the wig is too deep on the underside. I doubt even a dose of twerking will help.
  11. Alburymodeler

    Breguet 691 / 693, project 1/32 scale resin

    Just thinking about this project today. Any word to report?
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    I don't think the word "probably" was necessary. It would need a whole new upper and lower wing, and a new fuselage so the new wing fits.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    That Consolidated flying boat has a better Davis wing than the kit for sure.
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    Valiant Wings Publishing The Bristol Beaufighter

    And a lot of reshaping as well. It is a bit like a time machine taking us back to 1968 or somewhere.