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Royboy last won the day on November 21 2013

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About Royboy

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  • Birthday 10/04/1952

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    Land of the Iceni, United Kingdom
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    My main interest is in Post 1945 but I build most eras and types. Used to build 1/48 but now fully converted to 1/32 and 1/24 scales in aircraft and 1/35 and 1/16+ for armour.
    I also enjoy ship models in 1/350 scale, 1/200 is great but boy that's really big stuff!!

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  1. Perhaps the question might be what 'large' model will HB produce next? HB has broken any perceived size barriers that I thought they might have in 1/32 scale, although the P-61 is certainly no tiddler! The Liberator like Revell's He111 has definitely made a statement in my book, dare we look forward to other four engine projects in the future? I have to say a Halifax in 1/32 scale in both major marks would certainly 'float my boat' plus some Russian aircraft too!
  2. Great news and not before time! I can see some coming into my stash at some point.
  3. When I spoke to Neil of HK Models at Telford last year he seemed pretty upbeat that the Phantom would be released in 2019. Let's be patient and wait for the update to arrive. I'm sure the wait will be well worth it in the end!
  4. In the circle of my modelling friends, we are continually updating, or as we call it, re-imagining, some of our kits! It's great fun and truly amazing the difference in appearances of those models over the years of owning them. Great example from Kevin here, I'd encourage more people to do it rather then consigning them to the storage areas or even the bin! Good luck with the F-14!!
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    Modern RAF Weapons

    I'm not holding my breath atm! Rumour control some time back said it was cancelled? I'm afraid I don't know anymore on the real facts with the model's progress, but if it isn't, I'm also hoping for some up to date weaponry from it at some point? I'm also hoping they might consider doing the F3 version as well.
  6. If you can send him a picture of the door I'm sure he'd add it on. Cheers.
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    Revell super Hornet

    A rep from Revell who I spoke too at Telford suggested at least two years before another version might become available? Another rep was also concerned about the undercart over complexities. I guess all will be revealed in due course!
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    1/32 SUU-30 (CBU-54) B/B “early”

    Really cool, going on my next list!
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    Lockheed S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    Spectacular! Well done and thanks for sharing.........so inspirational!
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    1/32 B-29?

    Perhaps the collector market might be the key to sales here? I'm definitely a collector/modeller of LSP kits, and I very much enjoy taking them out of their hiding places occasionally to assess if I wish to make them at any particular time. Some make it and some don't of course, but I still buy more of them all the same! When it's time to go I hope other modellers enjoy owning them as much as I have over my many years of collecting. I also collect LSP decals, they'll probably never all make it onto models but I love looking at the pure beauty of the artworks and that's enjoyment for me too! Funny old bunch aren't we? You pays yer money and takes yer choice I suppose!!
  11. We need more LSP ground crews! Particularly in 1/24 scale! Every show I attend plenty of modellers agree with me, come on, no groundies no flying! The list of body positions for them is almost endless for the sculptor, and there seems to be more than just a 'casual' market for them too. This FAA pilot looks fantastic and will go on my buy list for sure!!
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    1/32 B-29?

    An interesting thread this one! There has been much talk about just doing a nose section of very large aircraft to display their artwork/kill marking etc over the last few months amongst some modellers I know. A couple of manufacturers definitely like the idea of just selling nose sections as well. Perhaps there could be a decent market there for them? The B-29 and B-36 would make very interesting displays as something different. The whole aircraft is another question, HK gave a 'wall climber' attachment in the B-17 kit, perhaps that could be the way to go including ceiling attachments as well. Food for thought perhaps? I'm enjoying this discussion!
  13. Well at least the F-100F is still on there! Been waiting for that one equally as long as the Devastator! Happy days.
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    Westland Whirlwind ?

    Last report from this Telford Show was that it was due sometime in 2019? I've stopped holding my breath on this one, heard the same story for 2018 last year! It gets here when it gets here I suppose?
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    Thank you !

    Good luck old buddy! May 2019 be the best restart for you both and I wish you well in your progress ahead.