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Uncle Dick

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  1. Less for more - and the blind are thankful
  2. Blimey - just noticed that the AIRFIX B-17G + USAAF Bomber Resupply set boxing is not a gift set so no paint brushes or acrylic paints included...
  3. Yes after all that - I ended up buying the Modelcollect V1 (I am just the model junkie and cannot resist a hit - pun intended), probably end up buying the B-1 as well and B-52 as soon as UnLucky Model put on their $2 shipping sale
  4. Wot is wrong with the Hasegawa Frs.1 and Gr 3 ? They are not mentioned at all... What drives me nuts is the lack of det chord on the Airfix canopies Gr1/3/AV-8A cannot remember whether Hasegawa have det chord in their AV-8B and more modern marks...
  5. I love the crew entry on these things (like the much larger bombers) and it appears Trumpeter do provide the option for the boarding ladder...
  6. As the Donald would say "whats the deal" with the NK roundel national markings?: 1. some have a white back ground and some not; 2. they appear to be only slapped on the side of the aircraft and not on the wings? 3. some of the roundel circles are broken with small gaps in them and some not
  7. Just came across a GRAN SA-2 missile kit in 1/72 in my stash and decided to look to buy another - I see their kits are now very scarce and their web site no longer up - does any one know what happened to them? If they went bust - has another manufacturer bought their moulds? EDIT: HENK of Holland says: What a pity - I see that they had plans for a 1/72 Rapier Missile system as well a 1/72 HAWK SAM system...
  8. Apologies Der Lingerer only saw your post now when I came to post the below - yes I would be interested in your offer if your offer still stands I had ordered 2 of the Modelcollect V1 but alas I should not have as the image of the sprue below at least to my eye is that their V1 model is "Kaput"! (see my previous comments in this thread as to why)... ah well at least I can use the launch rails... I might try and cut the main wings off and move them back a little, try and re scribe, might also do a comparison with the very nice MAC kit but I will have to wait until I receive the kit by surface post! Below image from Hobby search Japan the fuselage and nose I think forward of the main wing will need to be sanded / sharpened as it looks too stubby cannot see the tail empennage and motor am guessing that will not be correct either...
  9. Ruddy Cheap Skates - not photo etch, not extra crew figures in fact no extra sprue or extra decals as a bonus but wait for it Bonus is a Poster of illustration for interior details! Perhaps they mean a poster of the box art? Also have a rare squiz at Hasegawa's research team in action 2nd photo below... (also full assembly instructions are up on the Japan Hobby Search Store CO.1999 where the below images are from) one of the many things I do like about this kit (not the price) apart from the detail is that it appears (and I am only guessing - so please do not shoot me if it does not work) you just might be able to attach and remove the wings for ease of storage!
  10. Apologies if this has been mentioned - but what exactly does "BONUS ! IN FIRST PRODUCTION" mean, does it mean you have extra parts in the box or is it just marketing hype and nothing extra in the box?
  11. I would hope Hasegawa release the crew as separate set as we could sorely use them in many more model kits and dioramas as they look to be very well sculpted!
  12. I still have not come across a corrected artwork Lightning box top... bloody frustrating as I wanted to frame the error & corrected boxtops!
  13. For those of you that shop with Lucky Model (Hong Kong) like me, Lucky Model recently introduced a new stock indicator which looks like this: The above meaning "In Stock with their warehouse in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) 5 items left in stock with a 2 week transit time from their PRC warehouse to Hong Kong." This all sounds very good but when I saw they had a few kits which I had ordered many months ago which were out of stock at the time, now showing as in stock with their PRC warehouse i sent them an email asking that they ship the outstanding kits, to which they replied, "yes their warehouse in the PRC had them as showing in stock but they could not find the kits in their warehouse." Moral of the story (and looking at many kits that have been long out of production as showing in stock at their PRC warehouse) the above said stock indicator is an absolute sham! Utter man-vegetables...
  14. Would like to see Airfix do their magic on the V-22 Osprey, Hasegawa took the cheap option and completely neglected the interior, not even an open rear ramp option, Airfix would probably also provide the wing swing and blade fold, F-35B would also be a treat!
  15. The Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18F Advanced Super Hornet release - are the conformal tanks and stealth weapons pod - in plastic or resin????