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Nice! I wanted to get a pre-built one, but this will be better! Of course it'll sit in the box next to its best friend the 1:18 SBD kit for a while.

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Ouch, Tony! I'd love to to build a 1/18 190, but I probably won't, due to space. Maybe a 1/24 one someday.

 

And I don't even know WTH a Tucano is.

Quite a cool plane built in Brazil, also license built in the UK. The Super Tucano is even better looking but this below is a standard Tucano..

 

LIN_06_289_B_014_big.jpg

 

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In Butch's defence, 'HKM' often get referred to as 'HK'... I always say HK.

Large Scale Planes (LSP) benefits from an international membership, some of whom do not speak English as a first language. Therefore, I find it of great importance to be accurate and clear in terminology, especially in using abbreviations when posting to LSP. Americans have perfected the art of abbreviation to make life easier and more convenient. However, using abbreviations can lead to confusion to non-native speakers as well as those who are either fatigued, or are suffering from information overload (saturation). What can normally happen is that one will briefly over-fly the text and misconstrue an abbreviation as something else entirely. As in the case of using HK for Hong Kong Models, this should be abbreviated to HKM. Many members may only unintentionally see KH which has been used previously as an abbreviation for Kitty Hawk model (KH). Whatever we choose to write, we should be as accurate as possible. Just imagine the confusion generated on our forum if a certain percentage of the LSP membership began referring to LSP as LS… what?? Are we now talking about Large Scale Modeller (LSM)??? I'm beginning to get confused… I know that we live busy lives and we are reaching information overload and saturation levels on an unprecedented level, but we should strive to be as accurate as possible in our terminology and abbreviations to support clarity and understanding. We must transcend our own ethnocentricity and articulate ourselves as best as we can to include the greater international membership here at LS… whoops, I meant to write LSP.

That's my two-cents…

Cheers

Alan

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Large Scale Planes (LSP) benefits from an international membership, some of whom do not speak English as a first language. Therefore, I find it of great importance to be accurate and clear in terminology, especially in using abbreviations when posting to LSP. Americans have perfected the art of abbreviation to make life easier and more convenient. However, using abbreviations can lead to confusion to non-native speakers as well as those who are either fatigued, or are suffering from information overload (saturation). What can normally happen is that one will briefly over-fly the text and misconstrue an abbreviation as something else entirely. As in the case of using HK for Hong Kong Models, this should be abbreviated to HKM. Many members may only unintentionally see KH which has been used previously as an abbreviation for Kitty Hawk model (KH). Whatever we choose to write, we should be as accurate as possible. Just imagine the confusion generated on our forum if a certain percentage of the LSP membership began referring to LSP as LS… what?? Are we now talking about Large Scale Modeller (LSM)??? I'm beginning to get confused… I know that we live busy lives and we are reaching information overload and saturation levels on an unprecedented level, but we should strive to be as accurate as possible in our terminology and abbreviations to support clarity and understanding. We must transcend our own ethnocentricity and articulate ourselves as best as we can to include the greater international membership here at LS… whoops, I meant to write LSP.

That's my two-cents…

Cheers

Alan

 

 

Well said Alan.   I think a lot of us Yanks get wrapped up in our "own little worlds" so-to-speak, and we could do with expanding how we think. I definitely think part of the large appeal of LSP is in fact how global it is.  I love that aspect; one of many. 

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Quite a cool plane built in Brazil, also license built in the UK. The Super Tucano is even better looking but this below is a standard Tucano..

 

LIN_06_289_B_014_big.jpg

 

 

Looks like a fun plane to fly!

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Well said Alan.   I think a lot of us Yanks get wrapped up in our "own little worlds" so-to-speak, and we could do with expanding how we think. I definitely think part of the large appeal of LSP is in fact how global it is.  I love that aspect; one of many.

 

I couldn't agree more!! No matter where we are geographically we are infinitely connected to the entire world!

Cheers

Alan

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Been to a restaurant in the US recently?

In a hotel in Connecticut I was served a creme brulee that was about 9ins in diameter. In Europe these are served in 3ins ramekins. I wasn't complaining but my wife ate half of it.

Big cocktails are good!

 

Just waiting to see the Hobby Boss 1:200 scale Titanic and 1:48 scale Ohio class submarine

 

Tony

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Hanging from the ceiling of my shop, I have the following 1/18 scale, 21st Century Toys planes:

 

F-86

P-51D (x2)

P-47 Razorback

TBM Avenger

Spitfire Mk.I

A6M2

P-38J

Ju 87B

Bf 109E (x2)

Bf 109G (x2)

Fw 190D-9

 

Always dreamed of a 190A, but haven't bought anymore of the big planes in years. This would be a great excuse to get one and, being able to paint it how I want from the start, is also appealing. I am anxious to see more details when they come out. I'm trying to stick to 1/32 scale (just finished a 190A-8 this morning, in fact!), but this is probably my all time favorite plane, so having a monster version is going to be difficult to pass up!

 

John

Edited by mywifehatesmodels

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Been to a restaurant in the US recently?

My wife and I were in Washington DC not long ago - two restaurants were visited and we left before ordering... massive portions of processed food (I'm being polite here), and nothing really healthy! A quick Google search for a healthy alternative revealed Founding Farmers so off we went there - normal portions of good wholesome natural food with a pretty hefty bill at the end - but well worth it! What always surprises us the most in the US are how friendly people are compared to the rude people in Europe and how LARGE some people are... I saw a couple sitting at a table once at a steakhouse in DC that were so big the chairs they were sitting on practically disappeared... and the four legs were straining away under all that weight! Holy Smokes! Very rarely do we see people of similar porportions here in Europe... I just wish people here in Europe would be as polite as our American brethern! But what is with the portion size in the US anyways?? It's gotten out of control!!

Cheers

Alan

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In a hotel in Connecticut I was served a creme brulee that was about 9ins in diameter. In Europe these are served in 3ins ramekins. I wasn't complaining but my wife ate half of it.

Big cocktails are good!

Just waiting to see the Hobby Boss 1:200 scale Titanic and 1:48 scale Ohio class submarine

Tony

I know I'm causing thread drift... but I just have to comment on this: portion size in the US has gotten out of control... the last cremé brulee I ordered was exactly four small dessert spoons worth - nothing more, nothing less! And that was at a small cafe in Lyon, France!

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I just wish people here in Europe would be as polite as our American brethern!

Ever hear the expression, "fat and happy"? That's us, we're friendly because we eat! If Europeans ate more, you might note be so rude.ðŸ˜

 

Seriously, though, our problem isn't portion size, it's just simple laziness. Too lazy to cook healthy at home.

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Seems like a lot of people assume that everything served on the plate MUST be consumed right there, right then. Portions are what the individual makes of them.

 

All the wacky size comments read just like the same type of comments made about 1/32 by smaller scale snobs.

 

Looking forward to a BIG '190 kit, just for the fun of it.

 

D

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