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  1. I take the comments by both of you above, npb748r and Sabrejet (who I admire for you knowledge and help to guys with regards to Sabre), however I do think my assessment was and is fair (the Vampire just does not have surface texture as shown) and I am entitled to my opinion. If the kit meets up well in other areas and depending on the cost I may change my mind, which is how I started my thread, I would like to see more. If you read carefully I said I may succumb to one, with a smiley face after, I also did state some guys would be quite happy with it as it is, added to that I do have a small model company, I am certainly not perfect in all I do but I do try, at the same time I do get critiqued on things that I do ‘wrong’ or do not meet expectations, but sometimes those need to be taken as part of learning. Enjoy your modelling, and have fun doing it. I certainly look forward to seeing some Vampires getting built soon.
  2. Agree with you removing soft over done panels is not easy, and or to match up to them as you need big blunt tools not sharp pins and scribing tools. I am hoping the shape will be correct where far to many Trumpeter / Hobby Boss have a nice feel to them as far as details go but the shape or major errors are far to common place. Maybe we are all getting too old and cynical and critical, I need to tread carefully being a small manufacturer myself, but I am inclined as with most to go for kits that look and feel right from the outset.
  3. I am the stage checking that all the parts work in reality, NOT just in CAD, once I am satisfied, the parts that are to be cast in brass will be off to the brass casters, then we wait a few weeks to get the product back
  4. Looking forward to seeing this kit a little more closely, the over done rivets puts me off personally. I know all the arguments that they can be sanded and or filled or many will not even care about them. I got one of the Helldiver’s because I really like the aircraft, but after looking at it for a few days I moved it on because I just thought this is going to be HARD WORK. As much as I would love a 1/32 Vampire, I have a horrible feeling this will be the same, which is great pity as the future subjects really interest me as well, but the soft details and over emphasised surface details just make me think twice…..but I may succumb
  5. Order now placed, so the wait begins…..:)
  6. Thank you for the reply John, I shall be purchasing these, as I still want to create more NEW Canberra sets, well a few big plans in my head, for future Aerocraft Model releases…..I need real aircraft information and not ‘model’ related information so glad you have produced two volumes that would seem to be packed with the ‘RIGHT STUFF’. cheers Ali
  7. These look amazing, what more can you tell us John. Will these be well suited to modellers, diagrams and or drawings etc? I am sure there is mine full of information within. For me up in Scotland what would you suggest, order through the pre-order link you have posted up. cheers Ali
  8. Hi Paul no they cannot be easily adjusted. However I intend to do a canopy set for the Echelon kit, so just wait a little longer. cheers Ali
  9. Hi guys The undercarriage is now drawn, needs to be printed and checked, then brass parts sent to casters. All being well and some design change you will be able to install the undercarriage after main assembly and painting of model, added to that a much stronger set of undercarriage.
  10. Hi guys The undercarriage is now drawn, needs to be printed and checked, then brass parts sent to casters. All being well and some design change you will be able to install the undercarriage after main assembly and painting of model, added to that a much stronger set of undercarriage.
  11. Hi Guys This is a response I posted on a similar topic on LSP earlier today. I have seen what resin2detail is proposing and obviously he is moving a lot quicker than I, well to be honest if I had pushed on it would have been completed by now. I wish him all the best with the project the way he is tackling it, and I never want to speak against another after market retailer or model producer, as each has their own ideas and need to generate sales. One of the main reasons that I stalled on this project was the huge task and cost it would be. With all the things that need changing and correcting you would be buying the base kit for say at least £100.00 in the U.K. and then from that you may salvage the rear fuselage and tail, and a few other pieces!! Which makes it a very expensive way to get a rear fuselage. The way that it stacks up in my book is that it would be more cost effective, and a better model would result from starting from scratch with an entirely new resin cast and 3D printed kit, along with brass u/c etc. I have no idea of cost and or full implementation but would there be any interest in such a plan?
  12. Guys Here is my plan for the undercarriage parts for the kits. I decided to get the best results ‘hopefully’ price, details and strength I would redraw the main parts so that I can offer a set that will have brass parts and 3D printed parts that can be used with the kit parts, and the obviously further detailed and upgraded by the modellers that choose to do that. The first picture shows some of the parts from my first trial print. The final brass parts will be developed from the final 3D printed parts and cast by the brass casting company, the grey parts will be supplied as 3D printed parts. Final tweaks still and details need to be made and more parts will be added to the 3D resin parts to complete the sets. I hope to have these available within June. I anticipate the price will be in the region of £25.00 to £30.00 per set, with no fixed obligation on your part an email on your interest in any of the sets would assist me greatly for planning please email me at aerocraftmodels@gmail.com you will have 4 choices Tamiya standard configuration Tamiya launch configuration Trumpeter standard configuration Trumpeter launch configuration
  13. Two new sets are available, please note 3-4 weeks lead time. https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/english-electric-lightning-replacement-canopy-set-for-1-32-trumpeter-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-a-18f-replacement-canopy-for-1-32-revell-kit
  14. Those look absolutely amazing, a modelling challenge in their own right. well done
  15. Hi Guys Here is the list and links to new brass undercarriage sets that are available, ALL ARE 1/48 C-130 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/lockheed-c-130-hercules-undercarriage-set-italeri F-15 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-15-nose-strut-for-the-great-wall-hobby-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-15-nose-strut-for-the-kinetic-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-15-nose-strut-for-the-revell-kit F-18 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-18-undercarriage-set-for-the-hasegawa-set https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/mcdonnell-douglas-f-18-undercarriage-set-for-the-kinetic-kits F-105 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/republic-f-105-thunderchief-undercarriage-set-for-the-hobby-boss-kits
  16. Thank you the comment, the seam is dealt with as well.
  17. Ok I get that in a way, will amend accordingly Thanks for that, I thought it would do the business, but sometimes the obvious is missed and I do the same
  18. Three sets are available, two canopy alternatives and a set of night exhaust shrouds for the 1/32 Revell kit unarmoured canopy for Ju-88 C-6 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/junkers-ju-88-c6-unarmoured-cockpit-canopy-for-the-revell-kits armoured canopy for Ju-88 C-6 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/junkers-ju-88-c6-armoured-cockpit-canopy-for-the-revell-kits night fighter exhaust shrouds for C-6 and A-4 https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/junkers-ju88-night-fighter-exhaust-shrouds-used-on-c-6-and-a-4-types-for-the-revell-kit
  19. This canopy set is now available as a kit replacement https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/hawker-typhoon-bubble-canopy-for-the-airfix-kit
  20. A new canopy set is now available for the Revell EF-2000A Eurofighter Typhoon kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/eurofighter-ef-2000a-typhoon-canopy-for-revell-kits
  21. Two new canopy sets are now available for the Special Hobby SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 late style https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/openable-canopy-for-siai-marchetti-sf-260-late-bulged-style Valom Curtiss C-46 Commando https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/curtiss-c-46-commando-one-piece-canopy-for-valom-kits
  22. Oh thank you so much for posting these very clear images. I too did not have super clear images to work from but i between what I had and using the kit supplied parts as a guide I reached my conclusion. thank you for the support of my product as well, always appreciated.
  23. 1/72 scale https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/o-1-cessna-bird-dog-brass-undercarriage-for-avi-kit 1/48 scale https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ov-10-bronco-replacement-tailplane-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ov-10-bronco-openable-canopy-set-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ov-10-bronco-canopy-upgrade-set-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ov-10-bronco-brass-undercarriage-set-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/de-havilland-chipmunk-brass-undercarriage-set-for-airfix-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/de-havilland-vampire-brass-undercarriage-set-for-the-mk-3-airfix-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/de-havilland-vampire-brass-undercarriage-set-for-the-mk-5-or-mk-9-airfix-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/avro-lancaster-brass-and-3d-printed-undercarriage-set-for-the-hk-models-kit https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/f-82-f-g-mustang-night-exhaust-set-for-the-modelsvit-kit 1/32 scale https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/westland-wessex-brass-and-3d-printed-parts-undercarriage-set-for-the-fly-models-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ah-1g-cobra-early-production-skids-and-tail-bumper-brass-and-3d-parts-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ah-1g-cobra-late-production-skids-and-tail-bumper-brass-and-3d-parts-for-icm-kits
  24. Hi Guys New sets for large scale choppers For the AH-1G Cobra, early and late production style skids for ICM / Special Hobby kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ah-1g-cobra-early-production-skids-and-tail-bumper-brass-and-3d-parts-for-icm-kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ah-1g-cobra-late-production-skids-and-tail-bumper-brass-and-3d-parts-for-icm-kits For the Wessex new undercarriage parts for the FLY kits https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/westland-wessex-brass-and-3d-printed-parts-undercarriage-set-for-the-fly-models-kits
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