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Andre B

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  1. Would we stop buying kits from Russia and Zvezda to support Ukraine? Would that be an signal to Zwezda that we are not supporting Putin and his actions against Ukraine? /André Braun
  2. Does it bother you that I mentioned it? Should it been kept as a secret?
  3. https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12339&start=10
  4. Mmm... Some builders have noticed sinkmarks on the fuselage sides outside of cockpit. Probably because "the boxes" on the cockpit sides... Cheers / André
  5. What I knew that still is an rather good kit of the "Super Jolly"... Cheers / André
  6. But if one compare the 1/72 scale P-51D Mustang from Lindberg (that shapeway almost fits to the not so late Matchbox and Hasegawa kits) with the ones from Airfix and Revell from the same era Lindberg made one Mustang that was much more accurate. I agree with you concerning those Airfix kits from the 70's and 80's are the real nice ones as "Vintage kits" including the Super Mystere and F4D-1 Skyray... Cheers / Andre From top to bottom: 1955 Lindberg, 1958 Airfix and 1963 Revell...
  7. I would say that the 50 years old Matchbox kits of the 70's are a lot better than the Airfix kits from the 50's and 60's. And most of us probably have better experience of building the Matchbox kits during the 70's than building the Airfix kits. Just take a look at the Matchbox P-51D and compare that one with the older ones from Airfix and Revell. Why Revell hasn't retired their own old mould and replaced it with the Matchbox or an new 1/72 scale Mustang is a bit of an enigma... Cheers / André
  8. I remember an old movie about an homecoming pilot or bombardier trying to settle down in the US after the war. In the ending scenes he was going among B-17 bombers lined up for scrap. Anyone knewing the name of that movie? Cheers / André
  9. I am not against "vintage kits". In fact, I usually am among the first to buy them. But I also want those good "vintage kits" that don't fool the builder (as the old 1/72 scale Revell P-51D Mustang). Airfix still has many nice kits, better than the Whirlwind helicopter that we havn't seen for ages. There are better moulds to dust of. Kits that isn't that much "of scale". What about these 1/72 scale kits? The F4D-1 Skyray, the F-86D Sabre and the F-84F Thunderstreak? And wasn’t the A-7 Corsair a rather nice kit? And the F2H Banshee? What about the A-1H Skyraider and the Dassault Super Mystere? Cheers / André
  10. As said, some moulds would be better left in storage...
  11. Some moulds better stay in storage untouched...
  12. "Making it's return after 23 years". Oh dear Airfix, wasn't it time to make new moulds for that Westland Whirlwind helicopter? Originally released 1956... https://m.facebook.com/officialairfix/photos/a.80699376270/10159618063351271/?type=3
  13. An 1/144 scale IX C submarine! At last the missing sub is in sight!
  14. Strange... I was wondering about the AK US Navy colours with the "three colour scheme". Obviously they didn't knew that it was a four colour scheme... https://www.cottage-craft.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1835
  15. Did AK miss something concerning the "blues"? https://ak-interactive.com/product/ww2-us-navy-and-usmc-aircraft-colors/?utm_source=Facebook+Catalog+Feed+%2F+Instagram&utm_campaign=Feed_FB_CD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=68869
  16. The Italeri P-51D when found in Sweden is usually a few Skr more expensive compared with the better Airfix and Tamiya kits. Even getting it from Poland is more expensive... https://www.super-hobby.se/products/F-51D-Mustang.html
  17. The crappy Italeri P-51D with swedish decals goes for 165 SKr... https://www.radiostyrda-modeller.se/default.asp?mod=product&cat_id=310,485&product_id=4964
  18. It's not about taxes. It's about retailers that doesn't knew what crap they are selling. And the want to earn money... Airfix P-51D goes for 99 SKr compared with an Revell P-51D for 129 SKr... https://cdon.se/hobby-fest/revell-p-51d-mustang-172-monteringssats-flygplan-med-fast-vinge-34-styck-p54481086?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8vSOBhCkARIsAGdp6RR83TnGXFXkX1_HkBgy_StQ3fiIbJLGFeYcpzp1DTYiiEoSQ9SpZCsaAgqKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  19. In Sweden I've seen prices for the Revell P-51D higher than for an Airfix or Tamiya P-51D...
  20. On the other hand... ...look at the Revell 1/72 scale P-51D Mustang. They are still fooling people with this "stonage kit" that is far from good and priced as a modern kit. And they must sell a lot of them as it can be seen everywhere...
  21. And I have an idea of building an Israeli Spitfire IXe...
  22. Great News! What is needed to convert it to an IXe? Cheers/André
  23. Maybe with two types of tails as on the P-51B/C and two (three) types of propellers?
  24. There is still not an 1/72 scale Airfix Spit with Douglas Bader decals...
  25. Not all helicopters where great. The Blackhawk/Seahawk series suffers from badly made clear parts that not fits the fuselage. That's why we never see any built Italeri Blackhawk/Seahawk kits. Most late Italeri kits are pool designs...
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