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    Sunny Devon United Kingdom
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    anything 32 scale

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  1. Thanks Dave I just don’t want to stand outside with my models on Saturday as we all know how busy it gets. The lanc will be in comp so I have requested to the comp sec for assistance. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can look convincing standing there with a 1/32 Lancaster that I am setting up! Lol
  2. Stupid question, my club were not expecting me to go Friday but events have meant I can now. Only issue is I don’t have a set up pass as they have all been passed out, so anyone who has a spare if they are willing to share it I would be grateful so I can get my stuff out of the car and set up instead of standing outside with a 1/32 Lancaster in whatever weather Saturday brings? regards john
  3. Don’t forget me I’ll be there both days between 32 sig and ipms Dartmoor.
  4. Some 20 or so years ago I had the privilege to be allowed to drive Iain’s Elise on the roads north of where I was living. It handled like a go kart and was a blast to drive on the open road. I was also lucky enough to get a trip in his esprit turbo too, that thing was crazy quick off the mark! Hope iain gets his mojo back for Telford! John
  5. German navy lynx us Navy f-5e if you want Them?
  6. Yes I’ll be there as normal between 32/lsp and Ipms Dartmoor. Will bring a couple for the SiG too.
  7. Interesting to note that the ejector seat looks remarkably like a Russian k-36 to my eye! john
  8. HI Scott Where there is a kit from my range duplicated in Injection I stop production and concentrate upon other things. I keep the patterns for a while before getting rid of them. The T-38 could be made from the F-5 nose I have n my range and adding Belcher bits conversion and an old Hasegawa kit. regards John
  9. To begin with I just want to get the shape right then we shall see what else can be added such as rotor head etc.clear will of course be included. There are various processes that may mean that a rotor head, wheels etc can be printed these days so if someone did drawings then that would be a great place to start. john
  10. I totally understand that and would say that this day and age there is plenty of resin and etched that can be utilised to avoid scratch building stuff. In essence the time and effort some put into plastic injection kits would net them good results from a vac. This comment was meant to start some thought provocations on what people really want as opposed to what is available, if you really want it and it’s there as a vac form and you don’t want to build that, then surely this means that you can’t want it that much? Regards john
  11. You guys make me laugh as some of those models you wish for are available as vac forms from me. I don't understand that when the manufacturers state that they are not comercially viable that you continue to dismiss Vac forms as a voodo art or something. They are nothing more than basic shapes granted but this is where the skill of the modeller comes in. I get it that not everyone desired to spend the effort making these type of models but with some work they can look spectacular and you will have the model of the aircraft that you always wanted! I am afraid that it will be down to people like me to produce these limited market models and if you really want somehting then don't be afraid and have a go. I suspect that some of those who decry Vac forms have never tried them and are happy to be assemblers of plastic and resin accessories. I can tell you that from eperience that often some the the so called modern kits are just as awkward as vacs and more work. Some resin kits are really bad and some resin accessories just dont fit so the work you do to make them fit is not far off the level of work required to assemble a vac form. Please dont be blinkered by the comments of others and have a go you may end up with something that you really wanted.
  12. You guys make me laugh as some of those models you wish for are available as vac forms from me. I don't understand that when the manufacturers state that they are not comercially viable that you continue to dismiss Vac forms as a voodo art or something. They are nothing more than basic shapes granted but this is where the skill of the modeller comes in. I get it that not everyone desired to spend the effort making these type of models but with some work they can look spectacular and you will have the model of the aircraft that you always wanted! I am afraid that it will be down to people like me to produce these limited market models and if you really want somehting then don't be afraid and have a go. I suspect that some of those who decry Vac forms have never tried them and are happy to be assemblers of plastic and resin accessories. I can tell you that from eperience that often some the the so called modern kits are just as awkward as vacs and more work. Some resin kits are really bad and some resin accessories just dont fit so the work you do to make them fit is not far off the level of work required to assemble a vac form. Please dont be blinkered by the comments of others and have a go you may end up with something that you really wanted.
  13. Ok Guys perhaps I can add to this thread having had both the new ray toy and the GIIC kit in my hands and compared the two. Despite the company telling me otherwise this GIIC model is as already stated in fact a copy of the New ray model. I bought one and was shocked when it arrived to find that it was well under scale and a copy. I paid a premium for the resin version and was determined to get to the bottom of it all. It appears that the resin model has been made from a modified copy of the plastic model. With the resin model in hand I found the plastic one on amazon and ordered it. I can confirm that the lumps and bumps are identical as tooo are the panel lines and reinforcing plates. Just about everything else is a slightly updated copy. Even the incorrect rotor head is copied! When I questioned the seller of the origin they stated that it was mastered by someone totally from scratch! I then asked about the scale and they told me that thier measuiements were based upon the overall length being inclusive of the rotor. This would make the dimensions closer. All reference including material from Sikorisky and Westland all had dimensions excluding the rotor. and this model and the New Ray toy come out as stated closer to 1/37 to 1/38. In essence I sold the Gicc kit and have started to master a 1/32 scale Sea King myself which I will hope to have progressed to vac forming soon. regards John
  14. Hi Scott I am still concentrating upon getting the old kits back into production before new stuff. I have a list of lots of things I would like to do ,however, running two businesses, building review models for magazines and family as well as a full time job tend to get in the way of each other. in short not for now I am afraid regards john
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