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Les Moore

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Les Moore last won the day on May 12 2014

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    Classic country music and well fitting 1/72 model airplane kits.

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  1. A pair of Fokkers ; 72nd scale

    Rodens kits started out well, but went by the way side. Their decals have never been that good. Thank goodness for aftermarket. Great builds BTW...I have built a lot of their WW1 kits, and you are right. Poor fit and poor decals on most of them. JMO
  2. I liked the concept...well done.
  3. 1/72 Hasegawa B-26B Marauder "Flak Bait"

    Excellent explanation of your masking technique. Thanks so much for sharing.
  4. 1/72 Hasegawa B-26B Marauder "Flak Bait"

    So Vaseline cream what??? Removed the paint? Nice job.
  5. Very nice...if I didn't already have two built, I would get one in a heartbeat. Well done!
  6. Greetings. A while back I started building this kit and promptly lost the nose gear. Airfix sent me an entire kit to replace the lost part. For that I am truly thankful. This is the result of my second build. I ended up scratching a nose gear for my first effort, and now I have two of these in my cabinets. Thank you Hornby/Airfix. The kit is "old school" with raised rivets and panel lines, but VERY buildable. No surprises at all. The fit is very good, and the decals are most excellent. Granted on the second build, I used mostly aftermarket 'cals. No idea where they came from. I hope you like build #26 for this year.
  7. WOW!!! Max...that appears purple on my monitor... Thats shocking!! Thanks for sharing.
  8. Oliver...sorry mate just now read your post...this build took me approx three days. We had hurricane Irma come to town and delay building for three days, but all in all the time spent on actually building and painting it was 3 days.
  9. Not being much into the history of them I have to plead ignorance and ask what their "own colors" actually were. I haven't the slightest idea. Thanks for the kind words Trevor.
  10. Meatbox...Somewhere I have an extensive article on that particular Buchon collection that (I believe) was located somewhere in Texas. He had a slew of them and claimed he was never paid for his involvement in the movie, so he KEPT all the Buchons. Now he is letting them go one by one eh?? Seeing a squadron of them all flying together would indeed be great. Try this.. (fingers crossed)...www.daveswarbirds.com/bob/109s.htm This is the URL to the article. Thanks for your positive comment and kind words.
  11. Thanks everyone for your positive comments and suggestions. Its appreciated.
  12. I had been waiting 20+ years for a 1/72 Buchon to be released. This filled the bill. Typical no surprise Eastern European kit. No locating pins, a fret of p/e, great decals, and a few resin parts thrown in. Three choices were offered. All from the Battle of Britain movie. Two German and one British. It appears they were used as not only Bf109s they were also as Spitfires (per the box). The decals are from the kit...very thin and reacted perfectly to setting solution. All paints used were Testor's Model Master. I hope you like model #25 for 2017.
  13. Meng King Tiger (Toon tank)

    Jim Wesley... They are not to any scale, they are a fantasy kit. Hence the name "Toon Tank". Strictly for fun. Still looking for the two newest releases. UPDATE....... just heard from my kit source that it takes 7-8 weeks for new releases to arrive in the USA from Asia. Now I know.
  14. This is the fourth kit that I've built in the series of 6 World War "Toon Tank" kits that MENG offers. I know nothing about armor, but I really enjoy building these little guys. They are a nice break from my normal routine. I hope to be building their new German Medium tank and the Russian T-34 ASAP. The Zimmerit was added from glazier's putty, and textured with a hair comb. I was told my a REAL armor builder that ALL Porsche turret tigers had it.
  15. Revell He-219 (1973 issue)

    Mike: the biggest problem was getting enough weight in the nose. The fit of the wings was atrocious. I did find one photo of an all black 219 and thanks to aftermarket decals was able to come up with the correct side codes. Putting any time into building or detailing the "engines" is a total waste of time. Nothing can be seen. Best of luck when you decide to build yours.