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About Jockster

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  • Birthday 09/29/1968

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  1. Used Veteran models bits on several builds and been impressed by the quality and detail. Expensive but worth it!
  2. That's nowt, I live in the UK and purchased a kit from 1001Hobbies.co.UK and have just been hit with 50 odd quids worth of import charges!!!!????
  3. Been looking forward to this kit for a loooooong time and insanely jealous of you. Looking forward to seeing what's in the box! Enjoy!
  4. Lovely little kit, and as you say, the plastic parts are so nicely produced that the PE on some parts just isn't necessary at all. Enjoy! Looking forward to following this one!
  5. You are a superstar Troy, to think that my grandmother used to by this and others for me when I was so very young, I guess she never actually read one. What a blast from the past. I even had the red arrow gift!
  6. The kit containers are fine but are full stacks, they look like large Lego bricks whereas the resin ones have the variety and appearance of randomness in their stacking. The reality is down to weight distribution and balance! There are also photoetch versions out there too!
  7. I have the England as the England and it's a great little kit, you've done a very nice build here, well done sir!
  8. Aw crap! Don't bring one of those credit card reading devices, you tend to sell a lot of stuff I like to buy!
  9. Once my mojo has returned I will be upping my supplies of Colourcoats, I will still be sending you my pennies no matter where you advertise. I've met you, I like you and you're a decent bloke and that's all that matters to me and my wallet!
  10. I'm on several other sites too and haven't seen any BM bashing on them, I guess I've been lucky enough to choose the decent ones. On another note, Duncan and Jamie are right in what they say, it's not being fair in penalising vendors just because of where they advertise, business is business and advertising can be everything to small businesses like those of Jamie, Duncan, Mike etc..
  11. Very nice Dermot, these Hobbyboss Arleigh Burke models are the business and you've certainly done a nice job on this one. Recommendations for you in 1/700 Cyberhobby/Dragon Type 42 destroyer Trumpeter Slava Class Revell Bismarck
  12. Very nicely done Sir, the subtle shading and weathering have really enhanced all your hard work!
  13. Good for you Harvey, you'll have many hours of frustration but many many more hours of fun. I wish you all the best with your build!
  14. You could go down the route of generic Japanese railings, ladders and steps. Combine that with barrels for the 460mm/155mm/127mm guns and a good wooden deck and that should turn an excellent kit into a jaw dropper! If you really want to go further then replace the radar with etched parts. Everything else in the kit is fine out of the box. Research is definitely the key, her final voyage was Ten-Ichi-go or Ten-go, a suicide run to Okinawa. This was the only time that the white chrysanthemum was painted on the sides of her funnel/stack. With this her aircraft, boats and crane mast wer
  15. I wouldn't worry about lighting the hangar Harvey, very, very little of it is visible. The bridge, however, lends itself well to the idea of lighting añd has plenty of room for LEDs and wiring. The Tamiya new tool Yamato is going to take you around 300 to 400 hours build time without adding photoetch. Add a detail set and you can double that. It is a lovely kit though and thoroughly enjoyable to build. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies also sells Colourcoats paints which has the right shade of grey to match. Kure Naval Arsenal grey, you are going to need a couple of tins of that.
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