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#151 Troy Molitor

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:20 AM

Wow, ten full pages of civil Liberator banter.  Thank you all!   We must be seriously getting older & wiser, eh?   Who would've thought this would ever happen?   lol. 

 

I can only imagine the awesome decals and aftermarket items that might eventually come out for the Liberator.   ( Lancaster too).  

 

We live in some awesome times for LSP.  In the 70's-80's we begged for 1:32 kits.  I remember picking up that early Hasegawa high grade FW -190D kit thinking I hit the lottery.   

 

Carry on and finish your model gent's.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:58 AM

I remember picking up that early Hasegawa high grade FW -190D kit thinking I hit the lottery.   

 

Troy   

 

So did I, until I realized how truly terrible it was/is.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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#153 Troy Molitor

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:29 AM

I can certainly agree with your comments Kevin.  I had to go out and buy the Rutmann wing for the darn Hi-tech Dora.  A crappy Verlinden cockpit soon followed.  The list went on and on.  A damn money pit of a kit that Hasegawa finally had enough amusement coming from me to provide us with a really nice second generation Dora.  (finally).   

  

Shall I now direct us back to that 41.25 inch behemoth of a ill performing "at altitude"  monster, kindly referred to as the Liberator?  I'm kindly thinking Sir Clunkmeister has a serious crush on this flying corrugated freight train looking beast.  

Only a mother could love this bird, eh?  lol.  I think they finally put some well deserved horns on the front end of the "J model" Liberator to make it at least look the part.  Ha!   

 

Just humor gents!  


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:22 AM

Just picked up the Japo book on Liberators in Coastal Command ;)

Tried to order direct from Japo but apparently they don’t take PayPal or credit cards because it’s not allowed by the Czech Finance Authority.

Hmmm - utter bs - so I got cheaper locally anyway
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:45 AM

So lets see, B-17, B-24, Lancaster, can you say B-29? I'm in if they ever release one.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:17 AM

So lets see, B-17, B-24, Lancaster, can you say B-29? I'm in if they ever release one.


If that's going to be the case. How about a B-32 Dominator thrown in too. lol
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:01 AM

So lets see, B-17, B-24, Lancaster, can you say B-29? I'm in if they ever release one.

Before a B29 it must be a Halifax, Wimpy, Sunderland and Catalina surely.....


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:57 AM


Nah, more Consolidated (Vultee) Aircraft first, like the Convair Deuce, Six and "didn't fit LeMay's ar**" Hustler.

Interesting to learn that the PB4Y-1's upper colour was a dark blue-grey. I'm guessing the undersides are very pale grey in the same optical illusory fashion as 1970s-1980s Marineflieger jets' undersides were pale grey and not off-white (?¿)
All I need are Humbrol numbers.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:43 AM

I've personally seen a 1/32nd BUFF up close.......its not even remotely hang on the ceiling or wall big......its legitimately more like requires it's own separate ROOM to display big. We have one down at the SAC museum on display. I don't have a table in my house, including my main dinning room table big enough to put it on.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:03 PM

So we can hope the release of the Liberator will be before long? Any indication?

Cees


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:23 PM

So we can hope the release of the Liberator will be before long? Any indication?

Cees

 

 

No indication on time frame as far as Im aware. Just the release of the probable box art AFAIK.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:28 PM

Or you could say the B-24's now got one turning, two burning, and the last one half shot up and kinda churning.

And everyone running for the hatch.

No matter, I'll build it with a stupid grin on.

The B-24 took the war to places the B-17 couldn't dream of going. For everything the 17 did, the 24 did it higher, heavier, faster, and farther.
The whole "B-17 was better" schtick was a big bollocky bag of bunkum.

I agree. But from all that I have read over the years the B-17 was an easier airplane to fly. It was not as tiring as the B-24 which required constant wrestling with the controls. Which is perhaps why the Army Air Corps kept the -17 on as a bomber, rescue plane, etc. etc. when the B-24's were scrapped. 

Nonetheless I prefer the B-24 over the B-17. 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

So lets see, B-17, B-24, Lancaster, can you say B-29? I'm in if they ever release one.

 

Nope! The next 1/32 bomber that MUST be released is the Martin B-26 Marauder! ;)

 

But I'm in for both versions of the 24 if and when it comes out! YES!

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:06 PM

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In progress:   D-13 ; Ta-152V7 ; Mig-29 ; EMIL ; P-39 Аэрокобра ; Avia S-199 ; K-14 what if

Done:            F-8 F-8 Wurger Party ; D-9 ; D-15; Ta-152E ; P-40E 





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