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TimW last won the day on April 22 2013

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  1. The important thing is they look happy! Good work, keep it coming! Tim W.
  2. Well....since my J got burned to a crisp in the Great Hobby Room Fire of 2020, I'll be ordering a D model at some point. Sheesh! Tim W
  3. Yeah...maybe I'll get a new J and a D...
  4. They are doing a thorough job of photographing things. And luckily for me, the vast majority of my stash was not in the war room itself, so I have detailed info on what was ruined. Packing up the other stuff so they can do restoration work etc--that's going to be a challenge.
  5. No hard feelings on my part--they did what they had to do to ensure safety. Now I have an excuse to get another Frogfoot and really pimp it out.
  6. Insurance is on it--they've been great so far. My guess is a smoldering cigar butt--but that means something that was probably in there Saturday took 2 days to ignite? Plus, when i dispose of any cigarillo butts etc. I wet them just to be sure. Hard to know what happened for sure now, as the ashtray was soaked so if there were butts in there they are gone now. Friend of mine smoked a couple during a wargaming session Saturday but there's nothing to suggest they were (1) still lit or (2) got tossed in bucket. The bucket melted to slag, taking some 28mm WWI minis w
  7. Well....some of you may have heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home. Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited. No idea what, no idea how. But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24. On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors. So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat da
  8. Interesting! I'll check it out. Didn't have luck with the turrets, though. Tim W
  9. Main gear bays. I'll get some pics, hopefully this week.
  10. Could have been me--if those outer walls of the landing gear bay are not aligned just so, it causes problems. You really have to watch what you are doing. Did you find the tabs all worked? Some of them were too big for the slots, I found.
  11. And I'm also finding the various bits that go in the main landing gear wells also DO NOT FIT properly. This is disappointing. Really makes me wonder how much engineering actually went into this kit, which otherwise fits together OK. There are some major WTFs with fit. More to come... Tim W.
  12. Yeah, I know...wasn't done by 12/31. But I'm still working on it, so I suppose there will be updates in the WiP folder! Happy New Year, everybody! Tim W.
  13. Long overdue update....discovered some interesting things putting the fuselage together--or should I say "trying" to put it together. First, all the aft bulkheads are TOO BIG! This includes the smaller ones at the bottom of the fuselage toward the turret. The platform the tail turret goes on? Too big. You can't get the fuselage together with those parts as they are molded. I had to trim a bunch off all the edges and sand them down. Pics to come, but this was a major disappointment. How do you screw up something so basic? Also having some fit issues forward, but
  14. So it's a Polikarpov R-1, which was copied without a license. This is with the kit markings, from a Avaiotriad stationed in the Soviet Far East. Starting the rigging, still lots to do.
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