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    1/48 Italeri Hercules - opinions please

    I am doing a RAAF C-130E/H, and the Italeri kit is basically accurate and quite simple, given its size. I think the 1/48th Herc. has accurate engine positioning as opposed to the 1/72 version, but I could stand corrected on this. It is no Tamiya, but I have run into no particular problems with it. It is certainly a broad canvas for your skills and interpretation, give it a go!!
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    Can't believe I've done it again!

    My first model was a Frog Typhoon in about 1958....no cockpit detail, no radiator detail, and engraved markings for the "transfers". I do what you did all the time!
  3. "The flash has some easily removed parts............"
  4. Not to be pedantic, (so I will be), they don't "sag", they just open that way. (The air brakes, that is!).
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    A20 Havoc / Boston

    On my AMT 1/48th Boston, i just used a bit of plastic tubing, but cut them out with a bit of a "scallop", or a concave curve, rather than straight across...........if that is any help!!
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    Monogram 1/48 F-86D

    What AD210 said!! The old Monograms are "rewarding", straight out of the box! My bare metals are a matrix (big word) of AS-12 and TS-17 Tamiya spray-cans, I give one some time to dry B4 masking some panels off, and applying the other. I believe Tamiya have a couple of other sivers, but I haven't tried them.
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    FROG 1/72 FW Ta 152 H

    Don't you get annoyed when people's brush work Camo. is better than what you can do with an airbrush!! Well Done!
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    Tamiya 1/32 A6M5 Zero

    Beautiful Build...I am (well) into my 60's, and am a fan of the clean look you have portrayed. (I am in Adelaide!)
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    1/48 Spitfire XVI

    Looks great, good camo. demarcation.... Good luck buying Future in Australia! I use Pascoes for clear parts, it seems fine, but if you have a source for Future, I'm all ears!
  10. I built the Westland Whirlwind from Trumpeter, a couple of years ago, I wanted to recreate my Airfix series 1 experience from the '60's - the "transfers" were rubbish, but the spares box took care of that, and, hey, I have a Whirlwind.....(if only they put Merlins in that plane!). I also have built the Airfix Sea Vixen, and love what Airfix have been doing lately, I have most of the later Airfix stuff. The Trumpeter Sea Hawk was good, IMO, as was the Wyvern. I wouldn't discount Trumpeters efforts, and certainly not Airfix's, it is a buyers market out there, and we are the beneficiaries .
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    Airfix 1/48 P-51D - not that impressed

    I don't think i'd be building a Zvezda Pe-2 in a hotel room, myself.....but then I can't walk and chew gum.
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    Novo Gloster Javelin FAW.9

    You are a bit of a 'johnny come lately' to Frog Javelins..... I built the original frog prototype WT830 (?) in about 1959, perhaps!!
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    Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-19PM Farmer E

    Just beautiful, i will get mine out, again, and plug on, and will be happy if it is half as good!!
  14. Taking SCALE into account, the Monogram tail boom doesn't seem shorter than the Zvezda offering......The Monogram tail rotor clashes with the main Rotor and rear Elevator "wings', but it seems the rotors are too long, as opposed to the tail boom being too short, as has been stated many times. Anyone have any thoughts on this......?
  15. Just throwing it out there......I'm not seeing much discrepancy in rear fuselage length between the Zvezda sprue shots above, and the much maligned 1/48th Monogram offering. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?? (Off topic, I know, but it's something I have pondered on for awhile). Perhaps the fin leading edge angle is marginally different.....!?