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Everything posted by Royboy

  1. Have ordered the sheet, some interesting schemes on there but the trouble is which one's first?
  2. Patience? What's that? Impatience tends to happen when people get excited about something! Look's like you have a winner here Mirek!
  3. Well you have to admire the fact that they aren't just sticking to military aircraft! That takes a whole bunch of confidence particularly producing an Ag aircraft of all things to do. I certainly wish them luck with all of their projects in the future.
  4. This model is superb! I wonder if it's such a big step to step up to limited run IM kits for him? Certainly should increase his sales from the non resin builders. I'm certainly tempted here!
  5. Like a lot of 'also rans' out there this machine is part of the story and therefore part of the legacy of WWII for the RAF. Perhaps you could liken the situation of the Whirlwind to that of the TSR2, lot's of promise but no real future for all sorts of reasons. The TSR2 also has a lot of fans out there but never served, it still stirs emotions even now! Who wouldn't get excited if a 1/32 TSR2 was announced in IM plastic?
  6. I think it'll be a natural 'growing up' process for them to do larger subjects in time. Kittyhawk are venturing out into this area now the smaller ones are being done. I'd say it's all about confidence in the subject. This one I think is bound to do well if it's ever done by someone. It certainly gets my vote alongside the Tu-2 also. Fingers crossed!
  7. If ICM tooled up a new 1/32 Westland Lysander I think it would sell very well indeed! The members here have come up with some great ideas, not a bad one among them, and it does show there are still a huge amount of interesting subjects yet to do in the larger scales. Personally, I'd love some twin engine aircraft. Some Russian WWII subjects like a Tu-2 or Pe-2 would be great! Right now loving what they're doing, whatever they do I'll probably be up for buying them!
  8. The newer 'Little guys' are showing the more established companies the way forward now. Just compare the quality of their instruction booklets to some others and they are poles apart! They aren't afraid of choosing 'off piste' subjects either. It seems to me that the 'Klondike' era of models is now opening up and we are gaining the benefits of it. Infinity have some exciting projects on the way with a lot more to come, the problem is affording them all now!
  9. Infinity have announced that they have 20 new projects on their list. Hope they're all LSP's!
  10. I believe that TrumpyBoss have several major projects in hand ready for the 'go' when the decision is made to announce them. Just how many LSP's have yet to be announced, but I hope HB go ahead with a 1/32 F-111 series, their 1/48 kit is an absolute gem IMHO! I also wonder if they will complete the modern Sukhoi's with the SU-24 and Su-34 before moving backwards thru the marks? Either way we're living in an astounding era of newly tooled LSP's for us to buy right now! Happy days.
  11. I've bought a few of them and they feel and look very good to my eye. Quite a novel way to do seatbelts, I like 'em!
  12. Why would a decal manufacturer produce an expensive set of decal sheets for a limited production resin model? I suggest he might know something we don't! Perhaps Trumpeter/HB or Revell have a surprise waiting for us!
  13. I don't think the F-100C will be very far behind the F variant! Yes, I think that finally the Devastator will come next year, and after that, an Su-17 / Su-22 series of fighters.
  14. I've been waiting on someone to release a P-40M to add to my collection for a while now. In the absence of my preferred option of the Hasegawa kit I'll take a punt on this one. If we get lucky they might get this one right, otherwise it's back to some AM I guess. At least there's another one available if your not too fussy!
  15. Yep paid for mine today, quality costs. There's more going into these model kits now more than ever! Accuracy issues aside, manufacturers appear to be listening to the modellers now regarding detailing and subject matter in all subjects and scales. Jetmads are going to produce three subjects in 1/18 scale, now those will truly be wallet breaking!!
  16. Perhaps we should all wait for the Revell repop at half the price? I also hope we get the right ordnance for it too! So far the detail looks interesting enough but I do agree that the price tag brings a big gulp!.
  17. I think we've been very lucky so far with all of the current releases in the larger scales. No doubt that 1/72 and 1/48 scales are still the 'kings of the road' when it comes to higher volume sales, and of course COVID hasn't helped this industry just like others. Z-M and the others will bounce back after a couple of years of relative quiet but I do think that the main scales will still prevail due to their money making prospects. Oddly enough I was told that the larger scales although smaller in volume sales make up for it by higher profit margins which tend to equalize the co
  18. If you had it would be a Debbie does Guinness which as everyone know goes down the throat so smoothly.
  19. Yes, Happy Birthday old bean. Now every day is a plus you can really relax and enjoy them all!
  20. Nice to see it coming, I love the two seaters!
  21. Hope so, I'd get a couple of them! Same for the F-86, one of my favourites!! Looks like HB is on a roll with all of these releases. F-18 anyone?
  22. Just hope i don't meet my maker before it turns up! My guess is the model will turn up in 2023 in a gold box with pretty ribbons on.
  23. Another kit if your one that likes a good challenge! Lots of 'scratching' on this one but I might have a go if the budget can go to it!
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