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Everything posted by eoyguy

  1. Well we know what the tail of the real thing looks like:
  2. I was just wondering, other than the position of the landing gear, were there any other differences between the prototype tail dragger 262's and the production model? Thinking of making a prototype 262 out of my Trumpy kit.
  3. Hand brushed? As in, bristles attached to a handle hand brushed???
  4. Limiting the production run may well have nothing to do with decals, packaging, etc.. and simply exclusivity. There is a large scale figure producer known as Filmy's girls that produce very sought after figure kits, but they are always done in limited numbers even though they have the masters to make more. Its simply their business model to do a run and that's it. People snatch up their figures VERY quickly and they rarely do second runs.You snooze you lose.
  5. Well, they were, until they weren't and Revell...were. But I like them.
  6. As big armor goes, their Panther and PZKpfw IV, , the SU-100, and of course their T-34's, are nice. Can't say they are 100 percent dead nuts accurate, but nice. And I still like their 1/32 Me-262 and 1/24 BF-109's
  7. That would be truly bizarre for many reasons. About the closest I can think of zimmerit on an aircraft is the corrugated surface of a JU-52.
  8. I have had a Narin large scale Predator figure sitting in Thailand customs since March 21st. No ETA as of yet as to when they are going to release them. Anything sent by a countries postal system to an overseas address is likely to be REALLY delayed. Commercial services like FedEx or DHL are seemingly business as usual.
  9. The Tamiya F-14 is ancient in modeling years, I believe it came out in the late 70's or early 80's, with a slightly updated version coming out in the 90's. I think it was their first 1/32 jet. I would go the Trumpeter route if you really wanted a Tomcat.
  10. F-16 then F-15. The F-4 is good, but has some warts. Don't overlook the Academy F-18C (or D) either, its on the same level (give or take) as the Tamiya F-16.
  11. The 510TFS was at Bien Hoa which was apparently a frequent target of rockets and mortars, so they may well have been loaded up heavy for that kind of mission. Maybe that smoke in the background isn't latrine barrels burning after all!
  12. Considering the lack of tanks and the smoke rising in the background, I'm wondering if this is going to be a VERY short mission? Nah, probably just burning the latrine barrels.
  13. All this proves a point. Imagine if someone wanted to build the "ultimate" 109 of (almost) any version, and were told to start with a kit from 1969... there are so many 109 kits that even the smallest deviation from plans has seemingly been accounted for, but for a MkI/II spit, your choices are a 50 year old kit with good surface detailing but fit and accuracy problems, a 30 year old hybrid kit with engraved wings, raised panel fuselage, and 30 plus year old detailing, and the recent Revell kit that looks like the Trumpeter mad riveter said "beat that", and the Revell Mad riveter said "hold my
  14. The thing that amazes me about this is all the effort required to get a good representation of what is undoubtedly one of the most important aircraft ever flown, yet we get how many different releases of every version of the 109??? Of all the Tamiya wishing that I have read, this would be the ONE subject that I would like them to do. Even better if they went with raised rivets, but that's REALLY dreaming...
  15. Just ordered 2 sets of the Bl-755, no issues.
  16. Hmmm, haven't seen the huge cost difference, and the Trump kit is actually available. I have only seen one or two of the Revell kits, even on e-bay, and they were not much, if at all, cheaper than the Trump kit. As I have said before, the fit issues that seem inherent in the Revell kit are more off putting to me than unseen wheel well detail and VERY petite rivets that could easily disappear if one is so inclined. Amazing how on a Trump kit, petite engraved detail is not wanted, when its as out of place on many other kits that should either have smooth or raised detail. When built and put sid
  17. Shoot Resin2detail an e-mail and let him know you are interested. Its still in their catalog but listed as out of stock. I asked about the 1/24th Oberursel engine that shows the same status, and he will be making more.
  18. Up until just recently, you could order directly from them. They stopped shipping I believe, in March, due to the plague. Recently he stated that they may start shipping again soon, but then their website went to what it is now. Its likely he will reply to your post, but I haven't seen their products anywhere except on their website. I want some of the BL-755's, I wasn't even aware of them until after the plague hit. Just my lucky timing I guess...
  19. Unfortunately they aren't doing business right now, due to the plague and uncertain delivery times...
  20. Definitely taking advice from someone who obviously knows nothing about weapons, calling it a "clip". You should go with the 10mm (its always the hardest to find) and be using magazines...
  21. Take a look at the upper right corner of the main forum page, there is "today's birthdays" listed there. Keep track of it for a week and do and average or median, that will give you a pretty good idea.
  22. Well, I guess it depends on what your criteria or definition is of "the hobby", and I am a "glass half full" kind of guy. Of course building models of various sorts has been around forever. The Amish still use horse and buggy but that doesn't make it any less dead as a means of travel for the masses. My criteria is thus: Growing up in the 70's (I'm 51 now) you could literally buy models ANYWHERE. Dime stores, department stores and drug stores. I caught the bug by looking at my older cousins ship models. KIDS built models. My nephew and I built them by the gross. By the time I was in high schoo
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