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Rick Griewski

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  1. Reading the Encyclopedia was my favorite rainy day pastime when I was a kid (yes I was and still am a nerd of sorts; I had a microscope too). Now I like them for the time capsule effect they present. Rick
  2. I have a beautiful and unbuilt VAC kit in 1/48 scale by Bill Koster. But alas, I will have to trade it in for the styrene version. Rick
  3. Nice thread and thanks I learned something. Rick
  4. I had no idea that this set existed. This giant kit is so tempting. Keep Going! Rick
  5. So JerseyChris, did you receive the instructions you need? Rick
  6. I Have all the P-51 kits and the A-36. To me they are good plastic, no flash, the detailing is uneven in places, spinner-nose is a bit off and they have funny looking wheels. They have simple cockpits. I want the owners of the tooling to just make more of them and sell them at a price that reflects the model's simple features. We have am wheels, bronze landing gear, cockpits, wheel wells and decals. Waiting for design changes to older tooling by a new company will be waiting too long for me. Rick
  7. Pretty much a yawn for me. This offering will make some folks happy. Rick
  8. Take care with the primer. The primer may stick to the hot plastic during the forming. It was painful but I cleaned up and primed my Malcom hood pattern and then recast it so there would be no need for primer. HTH Rick
  9. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30005481 HTH
  10. That's too hard. How about an easier warm up question? Rick
  11. I have zip about helicopters beyond Luftwafe types in my library. This book looks like a good place to start. Dangerous because after I get the book I will have to shop for the helicopter kit to go with it. Rick
  12. Someone already mentioned cleaning the bench... so build something simple. I took a break from my latest and more complex P-51 conversion build by building the new Special Hobby V-1 OOB. No cockpit or clear parts to fret about. This also meant grabbing the new airbrush and getting cozy with Luftwaffe mottling and other small dot-like paint things. Already stripped off the paint once. No big deal. It's a paint mule until I like it. The second try will be a keeper. It has been a fun change of pace. Nice kit IMHO. Rick
  13. The following may be irritating to some folks but if you just have to get started- build a colorful formation bird. I am no expert at all but maybe depict an aircraft where the accuracy of the turret(s) do not matter (e.g., removed, altered, painted over) or the color scheme wows the viewer that no one notices. Rick
  14. I still have a LHS Model Cave in Ypsilanti,that is about 35 minutes away. I usually plan a few errands in the Ann Arbor area so as to make the drive more cost effective. The couple that owns the shop are very receptive to suggestions. There a many car model builders in the area and they wanted lacquer based paints. They now stock the "Gunze lacquer" based paints. Prices are pretty good. Rick
  15. Now that I have the one set clear parts for one plane the next boxing (for other variant) can be grey for you guys. LOL I wonder if and or when extra sprues will become available. I want an additional engine sprue at least. Rick
  16. I was labeled a bit crazy by my work colleges when they found out I did not leave work early like they did to avoid a nasty ice and snow storm but I drove into it to pick up a kit. The unobtainium kit was once owned by a man that recently passed away and then on that day by me who needed more than three hours to drive home. Many cars ended up in the ditch or cracking together. Rick
  17. I would miss the surprises! And truely be honest now, how many of us are even close to keeping our build rate up to the rate of WNW kit release. Raise your glass to WNW; long live WNW (and stop all the hand wringing). Rick
  18. Awestruck and wow! The kit is just unbelievable. Even the boxing and the presentation is impressive. I too have been waiting for a modern kit of the Ki-45. My ID models kit is now a historical artifact. I plan to build variant 'B' with clear view (port side) so the clear parts are welcome. Too much interior to cover up. Thank you Zoukei-Mura and specifically "The Old Man". This kit is a winner! Rick
  19. I suspect that the 'them' is a poorly configured clean-up bot traversing, in this case your data and barfing out an email when it trips over some annoying outlyer to the Photobucket's business model and Marketing plan. I think you should mess with them. Send an email or twenty and see what happens. Rick
  20. +1 nichenson and BiggTim. Vacuum the RTV then pressurize the resin. An important note. One should use different chambers for vacuum and pressure especially aluminum types which are common for pressure. IIRC the wide swing in pressure will work harden the aluminum resulting in a dramatic failure. I would never use a garage sale pressure cooker for a vacuum pot. Rick
  21. Oh, my bad. I picked the wrong quote and forgot Dennis's name. I will build models with a different glue for me today for sure. Rick
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