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1 hour ago, Iain said:

Part of my reasoning Thierry was that I was nervous/felt bad cutting up a very rare model... :hmmm:

 

One thought I had was to make moulds off the parts and cast resin copies - purely for my own use, obviously - and keep the kit original, unbuilt, in the box.

 

But it's been a looooong time since I last looked at it.

 

If my memory is correct, I think the kits were originally commissioned/done for members of the Alpha Jet programme back in the '70s?

 

Iain

 

 

 

 

This makes sense. However, the molds would need to be quite large! To me the time consuming issue will be the canopy. For the rest, you cannot really assemble it without cutting/grinding/drilling. The exhausts are a good example of that. So, improving the kit will just mean going a little bit further.

 

Your remark about the original recipients is interesting. This would at the same time explain why the kit somewhat looks like a desk model but with a landing gear and why it was a one-off from Preiser. By the way, I've never seen anywhere the additional sets, nor seen anyone mentioning having seen them.

 

In any case, even if the kit is basic, I'm quite happy I finally found one as, to me, the Alphajet has exquisite lines.

 

Thierry

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This is not at all modeling related, save that being here in Toronto means I'm away from the bench and not working on any models.  But for a very good cause, and IMO very worthy of some jealousy!

 

Here's my stepdaughter with her brand-new (as of 11/24) baby girl

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Grandma and I are appropriately elated to welcome grandkid #1 to the family...

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While I'm not building anything right now while staying at their place, I did discover that there's a great LHS (Wings and Wheels) literally walking distance away in the new neighborhood that daughter and son-in-law moved to here in Toronto (near Danforth and Coxwell, for any locals reading).  Could not help myself and bought a 1/32 Special Hobby kit there yesterday...;-)

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2 hours ago, Alex said:

This is not at all modeling related, save that being here in Toronto means I'm away from the bench and not working on any models.  But for a very good cause, and IMO very worthy of some jealousy!

 

Here's my stepdaughter with her brand-new (as of 11/24) baby girl

pmwMNiquj

 

Grandma and I are appropriately elated to welcome grandkid #1 to the family...

pn97uTeuj

 

While I'm not building anything right now while staying at their place, I did discover that there's a great LHS (Wings and Wheels) literally walking distance away in the new neighborhood that daughter and son-in-law moved to here in Toronto (near Danforth and Coxwell, for any locals reading).  Could not help myself and bought a 1/32 Special Hobby kit there yesterday...;-)

Congratulations on being a grandfather! And welcome to my hometown. 

 

Wheels and Wings is my LHS so I'm glad you discovered it. They're a fantastic hobby shop with some great stuff.  I live in the west end but do a lot of work in the east end so am out there regularly. I'll probably be by the store Saturday picking up an order. 

 

BTW, if you order online this week, it's 10% off and you can select store pickup. 

 

Carl

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11 hours ago, Alex said:

This is not at all modeling related, save that being here in Toronto means I'm away from the bench and not working on any models.  But for a very good cause, and IMO very worthy of some jealousy!

 

Here's my stepdaughter with her brand-new (as of 11/24) baby girl

pmwMNiquj

 

Grandma and I are appropriately elated to welcome grandkid #1 to the family...

pn97uTeuj

 

While I'm not building anything right now while staying at their place, I did discover that there's a great LHS (Wings and Wheels) literally walking distance away in the new neighborhood that daughter and son-in-law moved to here in Toronto (near Danforth and Coxwell, for any locals reading).  Could not help myself and bought a 1/32 Special Hobby kit there yesterday...;-)

 

Congratulations! :wub:

 

I am not sure if this one is injection molded or 3D printed, but I guess you have checked if there are some leftover sprue gates or printing pegs... :whistle:

 

And, AND, you have found another very good reason to visit the kids in Kanada regularly. Just to have a walk or two... ^_^

 

Regards

- dutik

(still not grandpa)

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Black Friday sale was not very satisfying, but money saving. Beside some paints, thinner and glue I've got just this:

 

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The pilot is made by Zebrano from Belorussia. Nice little dude (just 1/35 scale) having a smoking break. Should look fine next to a Regia Aeronautica aircraft.

 

The tractor was used by the German Luftwaffe to haul trailers and other stuff like this. This model was made before the war and in the early years, but a number survived the whole war and went into civilian use after the war too. Looks nice, with some PE, clear parts and the option for a roof, but it lacks painting instructions and decals. Would have been nice to have some dials and some license plates in the box.

 

Regards

- dutik

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The order from Wingleader took just about a week to arrive. Unfortunately they had somehow used the wrong street number, so I spent about an hour tracking it down, but it was worth it! Just what I needed for my Sugars Blues build, Kotare’s new offering, and whenever Revell releases a Mk.I Hurricane.

 

Cheers,  Tom

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On 12/4/2022 at 12:22 PM, Uncarina said:

The order from Wingleader took just about a week to arrive. Unfortunately they had somehow used the wrong street number, so I spent about an hour tracking it down, but it was worth it! Just what I needed for my Sugars Blues build, Kotare’s new offering, and whenever Revell releases a Mk.I Hurricane.

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

I'm seriously considering the Hawker Typhoon book from them. What are your thoughts on quality and value?

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While I don’t have the Typhoon book, every one of the four I have (two Lancasters, one Spitfire, and one Hurricane volume) have been gold with respect to historical reference and detail. I plan to get the Whirlwind volume when it comes out next month. I strongly bet you won’t be disappointed with the Typhoon volume!

 

Cheers,  Tom

 

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