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  1. I believe that is one of the ones Stalin caused to be cancelled because it could carry more than 50 passengers. He seems to have thought more than 50 deaths in one crash was too much. Who knew what a humanitarian he was.
  2. Ordered direct from LF on Mar 29. Arrived today in Pennsylvania USA, Apr 9. That’s really good service. Initial examination of parts suggests that the pictures don’t lie. A beautiful kit on the sprues, by far LF’s best. Can’t wait to get started. Sadly, three Bf-109E, a Bf-109G-10, a Ju-88A-1, a Gee Bee, an AMX, a M-346, an F-84F and four 1/700 ships are clogging up the pipeline. Really do need to control my urge to start kits while others are underway. At lest they are all to the decal stage so there is hope for my long dreamed of Wasp.
  3. Just ordered mine direct from LF. Had good experience with them in the past. Also got the masking sets and a set of resin torpedo’s for the Wasp. Also available from the Aviation Megastore, € 170 postage?
  4. Actually not. A few years ago I made a DB-7 from an early stepped nose A-20 and parts from the Hi Planes DB-7 ( engines, nacelles, fin, etc ). imagine my surprise when I went to mask the nose transparency , using some plans and found that the early A-20 stepped nose glazing and the BB-7 glazing were not the same. All ended well but I had to sand all the framing off the A-20 nose, Polish and and then mask a proper BB-7 glazing. Fortunately the overall BB-7 glazed areas were slightly smaller than that of the early A-20. Otherwise disaster.
  5. I actually have one. I like it. Now awaiting the withering criticism for being in sufficiently demanding. Unlike at least one commenter I see no basis to bring criminal charges. Seriously, some of the criticism has validity but it is a very nice kit. We all need to get a grip and that was a great review. And thanks for your common sense comments, Mike.
  6. Amen, and thanks for your comment. I guess one tries irony at ones peril.
  7. I had one of the Cobra kits. Excellent resin. Never built it and sold in on due to tiny vacform canopies and turrets. Beyond my skill to make a good job of so many tiny vac’s. I would buy it again if it had clear resin canopies. The parts shot doesn’t answer the canopy question. Some how I doubt it will have resin ones..
  8. Somebody, I think AML, does a Br-109 recce conversion in 1/72. I have one somewhere.
  9. Very nice. I do wish Welsh would get into clear resin. I am generally not adverse to vac canopies but find the difficult to fit well at such small scales. I like decal windows also but not where you can see thru to the other side.
  10. A render of a two seated appears on the back of the instructions and the unused parts on the sprues also say yes. Goes without saying, mine came on Monday. A very nice kit.
  11. The Mr Hobby thing was about safety labeling issues, same applied to Tamiya Sprays. Both were lacquer based. Both companies water based acrylics were not an issue.
  12. Found this thread while looking for info on why AK Real Color seems to be disappearing from the marketplace. One source said it has been withdrawn for reformulation. Based on many negative experiences recorded here, it is no wonder. Interestingly, I have used it with no problem at all. I did use their thinner, which I always do when trying a new to me paint. My only complaint was that it seemed slightly more likely to clog the airbrush tip than my “go to” Gunze Mr Color. as I understand it, acrylic refers to the pigment. It can be “carried” by a number of different “vehicles”. Any thinner needs to be compatible with the vehicle. Compatibility with the pigment is not the issue. Hence “acrylic” tells one nothing regarding the appropriate thinner. The type of vehicle does. There are three types know to me, water, alcohol, and lacquer (some times called cellulose in the UK, I think). Can’t imagine any good coming from dumping water or alcohol into lacquer. Mr Color is a lacquer based acrylic just like AK so the thinners (Mr Color Thinner and Mr Color Levelling Thinner) are compatible, in my experience. Gunze “aqueous” is not lacquer based nor the standard Tamiya X range so their thinners, ie. X-20, are not compatible. The newish Tamiya Lacquers are acrylic lacquers as their TS sprays have always been. So, does anyone know when AK Real Color is coming back? Some of their colors seemed quite well matched and I really liked their supporting books.
  13. Don’t know about Jean D’Arc but the Dido is expected within the month, at least according to posts on Model Warships.
  14. Sadly, the extended nacelles on N820UP, and some other really nice civil schemes are not available in any of the AV boxings.
  15. Quite a change in metabolism for Azur/Ffrom. After struggling mightily, seemingly forever, to birth a Fairey Battle, they now promise a twin engined bomber almost immediately after. Makes me wonder. Could it be the Special Hobby A-20B with replacement smaller nacelles, replacement smaller vertical stabilizer, and a new clear nose piece. The DB-7’s clear nose was similar to but not the same as the A-20B and quite different for all later A-20’s. That’s how I made mine using donor nacelles and fin from the High Planes very limited run kit. Sanded the A-20B clear nose free of all window frames and remasked to the DB-7 pattern. Getting those nacelles on was a real bear. This should be a real improvement.
  16. The decals are available for pre-order at HLJ. Suggested release date at HLJ is January. Ordered two.
  17. I can still remember bringing that one home, in 1976. Great job!
  18. Remember the Frog model? I still have one. Never worked up the courage. Now I don’t have to. This kit will spend no time at all in the stash. Thanks for all you do, for modellers and for the free world. Glory to Ukraine and Glory to her hero’s.
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