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  1. RB Productions is going to launch a new decal sheet at the IPMS Scale Model World show in Telford on 10/11 November 2018. This is a decal sheet featuring four P-51D-5 Mustang aircraft flown by USAAF aces. As usual from RB Productions, these decals have a Romanian link. Many of the victories included in the scoreboards painted on these aircraft were gained in the skies of Romania during the spring/summer of 1944. What makes these victories even more impressive is that these aircraft were based on the Eastern coast of Italy, a distance of over 1000 Km away from Romania. All aircraft feature a "Red Nose", a distinctive feature that helped the Romanian and Luftwaffe pilots identify them as their foe. These decals are available in the following scales: 1/32 (Perfect for the new Revell kit): http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=741 1/48: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_66&products_id=742 1/72: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_67&products_id=743 RB Productions will have a stand at the IPMS Scale Model World show held in Telford on the week-end of 10-11 November 2018. You can pre-order any items from the store to collect at the show if you wish to save on postage. A discount of 10% will apply to pre-orders collected at the show. To pre-order, you only need to log in, use the shopping cart to create your order, choose the "Shop Pick-up" shipping method, choose to pay in advance or pay at the show and then complete your order. Please place your order before 8 November. We are looking forward to meeting you in Telford. Thank you for your support!
  2. They are on the "to do" list. Radu
  3. Hi, RB Productions recently released the following new products: - Scribing Ruler. This 15cm/6in ruler is made from flexible stainless steel and features holes at each marker that will make it easier to mark measurements accurately. More details at this link: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_111&products_id=738 - Set Square and Protractor - Millimetres. This set of measuring tools is made from flexible stainless steel and features holes at each marker that will make it easier to mark measurements accurately. More details at this link http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_111&products_id=739 - Set Square and Protractor - Inches. This set of measuring tools is made from flexible stainless steel and features holes at each marker that will make it easier to mark measurements accurately. More details at this link http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_111&products_id=740 RB Productions will have a stand at the IPMS UK Nationals held in Telford on the week-end of 10-11 November 2018. You can pre-order any items from the store to collect at the show if you wish to save on postage. A discount of 10% will apply to pre-orders collected at the show. To pre-order, you only need to log in, use the shopping cart to create your order, choose the PRE-ORDER shipping method, choose to pay in advance or pay at the show and then complete your order. Please place your order before 8 November. We are looking forward to meeting you in Telford. Thank you for your support!
  4. Hi, We recently launched a couple of decal sheets tailor-made for the new Revell P-51D Mustang kit. http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=717 http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=718 The first sheet depicts the varnished wooden panels on the cockpit floor. During the war, these panels were coated with a black anti-slip coating. Many of the currently flying P-51D Mustangs feature clear-varnished wood panels. When the anti-slip coating was applied, it wore out. With this decal, you can add the "anti-slip coating" using black paint, in patches, in order to simulate the worn-out look. The panels also feature metal fasteners matching the raised detail on the Revell plastic kit parts. The sheet also includes the canopy rails, printed in metallic paint. The second sheet depicts the anti-slip coated wooden panels on the cockpit floor. During the war, these panels were coated with a black anti-slip coating, which often wore out in the areas under the rudder pedals. With this decal, you can add the panels with the worn-out look. The panels also feature metal fasteners matching the raised detail on the Revell plastic kit parts. The sheet also includes the canopy rails, printed in metallic paint. The decals are silk screen-printed by Fantasy Printshop. Thank you for your support. Radu
  5. The RB Productions scale 1/32 decal sheet with Romanian Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 is now available in the store: This sheet is available in the following scales: 1/32 http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=712 1/48 http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_66&products_id=714 1/72 http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_67&products_id=715 This decal sheet features six Romanian Hawker Hurricane Mk.1. Three of these aircraft can be built with two different marking schemes. The Hurricanes featured in this sheet include aircraft with metal wings and fabric wings. The package includes full-colour instructions. The decals are silk-screen printed by Fantasy Print Shop. RB Productions will have a stand at the IPMS UK Scale Modelworld show held in Telford on the week-end of 11-12 November 2017. You can pre-order any RB Productions items from the store to collect at the show if you wish to save on postage. A discount of 10% will apply to pre-orders collected at the show. Please note that we can apply this discount only to RB Productions products. To pre-order, you only need to log in, use the shopping cart to create your order, choose the "Store Pickup" shipping method, choose to pay in advance or pay at the show and then complete your order. Please place your order before 8 November 2017. We are looking forward to meeting you in Telford. Thank you for your support! Radu
  6. I.A.R.80 Decals This is a new decal sheet with markings for eight very colourful early-type I.A.R.80, including the famous I.A.R.80 No. 42. These silk-screen decals printed by Fantasy Printishop are available in scales 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72. The scale 1/48 decals will be particularly useful to those who want to build the recently-released Hobby Boss scale 1/48 I.A.R.80 kit, which contains inaccurate decals for the national insignia and markings. You can find these decals in our webstore: Scale 1/32: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_65&products_id=706 Scale 1/48: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_66&products_id=707 Scale 1/72: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_67&products_id=708 Thank you for your support., Radu http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=706
  7. Hi Rod, no need to apologise. :-) your point was fair. I was only trying to explain the situation with the battery hatch. This way a lot more versions can be made. Radu
  8. Hi Rod, I designed the CAD parts you see in those renderings posted by Freddie. As you may recall, you and I have been in touch while I was working on this design and all of your much-valued advice was followed. The enlarged port battery hatch is a known "issue" and was going to be "solved" during construction by adding a photo-etched panel. It would be too costly to make a separate port fuselage half in order to account for just one slightly larger engraved panel. ;-) HTH Radu
  9. In the book "Vanator" I mentioned the circumstances in the "seatbets" sub-chapter. In the summer of 1943, an I.A.R.80 flown by a German officer belly-landed on Galati airfield. The harness on early aircraft had no lap-belts and the shoulder straps were held back by a lockable cable connected to a bungee that, when unlocked, allowed the pilot a certain degree of movement forward. This "bungee-cable" idea was not unique to the I.A.R., for example the Sutton Harness featured a similar system, although the "early" I.A.R. and the Sutton harnesses were quite different in every other aspect. The "early" I.A.R. harness had a lot in common with the Italian system (but not identical) and I suspect there may be a link there. Anyway, in this belly-landing incident, the cable snapped, the pilot struck his head against the gun sight and was knocked unconscious. The plane caught fire and by the time the firefighting teams arrived, the pilot could not escape or be rescued. This pilot was a valuable instructor and had "connections" going to "very high levels", and that caused a serious row, which led to an urgent order to find a safer seat harness. A number of seat harnesses were tested and then the "winning type" was replaced on all aircraft in a great hurry. This "safe" type of harness is easy to identify in photos because the shoulder straps were bolted to the head armour. HTH Radu
  10. I know that details and changes can be maddening and I would not blame HB for getting details wrong. I tried to make sense of them in the books, but they still require a lot of attention from the modeller. I think that the most important thing to do when you build the model is to find photos of the actual machine you want to build. As improvements and changes were made, some of these were also retrofitted to earlier machines. So that is why you can see early-series machines featuring late-series details, such as carburetor intakes/filters, second oil cooler and the associated "cooling gills" behind exhausts, head armour, gun sights, etc. One such example is the type of seat belts - during the summer of 1943, ALL early-type seat belts were removed and replaced with the final type. I know this may be confusing, but to help make things clearer, please look at the aircraft by time-frame rather than by serial number. For example, a machine from the first series photographed in 1944 may contain late-series retrofitted features. Also use the photos to identify the type of cross worn, which, again, was time frame-related rather than type-related. The camouflage schemes and colours proposed in the HB kit are pure fantasy. HTH Radu
  11. Thank you, I am glad you liked it! Radu
  12. RB Productions will have a stand at the IPMS UK Nationals held in Telford on the week-end of 12-13 November 2016. You can pre-order any items from the store to collect at the show if you wish to save on postage. A discount of 10% will apply to pre-orders of RB Productions items collected at the show. To pre-order, you only need to log in, use the shopping cart to create your order, choose the "collect at the show" delivery method, choose to "pay at the show" and then complete your order. Please note that will not be able to offer any discounts on Zoukei Mura products. Please place your pre-order for collection in Telford before 9 November. In Telford we will have a very limited stock of our latest products for the new Revell 1/32 Me 262 B1a/U1 model kit. These sets were designed for the new Revell kit and they may not be suitable for any other Me 262 models. - Me 262 Radar Antennas and Pitot Tube. These include a resin support frame and turned brass antennas and Pitot Tube: see more at this link: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_85&products_id=690 - Me 262 Drop Tank Racks. See more at this link: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_85&products_id=691 - Me 262 Main Wheels. See more at this link: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_85&products_id=692 - Me 262 B1a/U1 Canopy Masks. See more at this link: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=108_115&products_id=693 Please note that stocks of the above items will be limited in Telford, we are making them as fast as we can, so the few kits available will be sold on a "first come, first served basis". Therefore if you pre-order them for collection at the show please choose the "pay at the show" option. These sets will be in stock by the end of November. We also released a few sets of generic detail sets: - Rib Stitching Strips #1. See more details here: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_116&products_id=694 - Rib Stitching Strips #2. See more details here: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_116&products_id=695 - Zippers. See more details here: http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_116&products_id=696 For more new products from RB Productions, please see our home page: http://www.radubstore.com We are looking forward to meeting you in Telford. Thank you for your support! Radu
  13. Thanks, Matthew. PM sent. Radu
  14. Hi John, No problem, maybe you can make it next year. Thanks for your support. Radu
  15. Hi everyone, RB Productions will have a stand at the IPMS UK Nationals held in Telford on the week-end of 12-13 November 2016. You can pre-order any items from the store to collect at the show if you wish to save on postage. A discount of 10% will apply to pre-orders of RB Productions items collected at the show. To pre-order, you only need to log in, use the shopping cart to create your order, choose the PRE-ORDER shipping method, choose to pay in advance or pay at the show and then complete your order. Please note that will not be able to offer any discounts on Zoukei Mura products. Please place your order before 9 November. We are looking forward to meeting you in Telford. For our latest products, please visit our website at www.radub.com Thank you for your support! Radu
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