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Mountain goat

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About Mountain goat

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    Because a mountain is where it's at
  • Birthday 08/10/1977

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    History, aviation, modelling.

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  1. I agree reissuing a kit would bring costs and risks, but looking at the current market you see several companies bringing out much more obscure subjects - if the current trend of appearance after appearance of types which have until now been forgotten holds up long enough, we might even see complete coverage of ALL aircraft types in 1/72. In the 1/72 Transport aviation genre: Special Hobby brought out the C-212 Aviocar a couple of years ago and upon hearing that news I didn't think there would be a big appetite for that. But apparently it is good enough. And yes: different versions, different paint schemes, mean different markets. Oh and look, talking about the Caribou and Aviocar... imagine this scene of them together in 1/72:
  2. Hi, The other day I was wondering why in the recent past I have had so much trouble obtaining a 1/72 kit of the venerable Caribou (which also, coincidentally, happens to be my favourite transport aircraft). As far as I'm aware only Hobbycraft from Canada has ever brought one out to relatively modern standards, but it seemingly disappeared years ago. Any thoughts among fellow Caribou enthusiasts on what the chances are of this kit returning to shop's shelves? Also, does anyone know what happened to the molds for this model kit? Jay Pic by Bidgee
  3. Twice. Granted - nigh impossible to watch while sober. I completely agree with Tomohawk Kid about Tim Burton's Ed Wood. It's fantastic - Johnny Depp gives the best performance of his career I reckon.I remember a scene from that film in which Ed Wood's production team fashions paper plates into flying saucers by painting silver. Am I remembering right? Anyway - I found this on Youtube: Jay
  4. Together with Special Hobby's 1/72 Delta Mirage, the news of Airfix's Bucc means all my modelling wishes have been fulfilled. Will be taking at least four to finish in RAF schemes. By the way what are the differences between the RN and RAF versions? Jay
  5. That is good news. Here's hoping Hasegawa will simply re-release the whole range from the late 1980s as a limited edition. I am in the market for an E and F. Jay
  6. ETA is now January 2019: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/mcdonnell-douglas-fgr2-phantom-1-72.html Or is it February? https://hlj.com/1-72-scale-mcdonnell-douglas-fgr2-phantom-arfa06017 Jay
  7. Can't imagine any reason why it wouldn't be a new 1/72 G.91Y. It's Italian, it's cool and it's big in its smallness. Silly sales on the horizon - Go Airfix! Jay
  8. In this case it's a small model, literally covered with divots. The shape may get ruined by all the sanding. Also I can imagine that if I'd remove the rivets I'd end up removing panel lines too. I could rescribe everything - but then why should I spend money for removing divots and resribing if there are old kits which need similar treatment. My take: rivets make for great detail and when made well you have a seriously nice detailed-looking model. If you want realistic-looking however... Agree with Wez, won't be buying the six I want now, will wait for Special Hobby. Jay
  9. "Those of you, expecting riveting on the fuselage and wings, hope shall stay satisfied!" Jay (Sorry if I seem negative -- Delta Mirages have been a long time coming so perhaps good on Modelsvit in that respect)
  10. I see a camera dolly and track but no sound technician so that leads me to believe that's a film crew making stock footage for a publicity shoot or news story. Have worked with these kinds of crews lots of times. Would surprise me if it's anything modelling related. Jay
  11. What an interesting subject and fascinating history. Superb scratch build which deserves no demands attention. Most impressive about the model -I think- is the translucence of the surfaces, especially the control surfaces. Brilliant. I wonder what Fauntleroy Hubert Julian's mount looked like. Jay
  12. Looks like a Cadillac with wings on it. Beautiful and really really good work. Jay
  13. What an inspiring project. Really nice to see that great idea becoming reality. West Malling: nice memories but from a few years later Jay
  14. No. Well I tried to cook rivets in the past but try as I might they remain hard. I much prefer deep frying them -twice. Nomnom. But a plastic Mirage won't survive that. Getting coat already... Jay
  15. Will buy from both sources... UNLESS the Modelsvit iteration will turn out to be riddled with rivets -then I'd rather pass and wait for SH. I hope both will sell well though. Jay
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