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  1. On 1/23/2023 at 9:08 PM, sinistervampire319 said:

    Need a new 6502 Processor for that shiny metal *** of yours! :lol:

    The first release btw came out 40 years ago! :cry:

    For how long ago they were made they built up really nice. They should rerelease them. But with an updated cockpit.
    Here's one right here on BM.

    Also a 1/32 F-111 was announced back in the day by Tanmodel. But went missing.
    I would like this as well. A full 1/32 Aardvark would be too big. 

    According to scalemates, there's an F-111 vacform....😈


  2. So  the 'overheating' just went away later?

    When they were camouflaged by just about every nation?

    Sounds a bit like a 'perceived' problem, that turned out not to be one....

    Euro Starfighters were used for training in the US.....

  3. 3 hours ago, Bronzemeister said:

    Some years back, never mind exactly how many, Wingnut Wings came into the world, and I loved them.  They were everything I wanted in a WWI Aeroplane kit, save one thing, the scale.  Oh, their initial offerings were grand!  Such fabulous choices and with a dearth of markings for them.  Fantastic kits that built up so well, but just too big for my humble collection of built kits.  See, I'm a 1/48th man, and while many who are blame Aurora (as I sometimes do myself), the real culprit for me was Mr. Bill Koster, and that Siemens-Schuckert kit.  Yes, sure, there are the occasional dalliances into 1/72 for a challenge, and a Revell 1/28 kit here and there in some sort of attempt to recapture the dayz of my yoof, but the commitment to 1/48 is strong in this one.  Wingnut Wings sorely tempted that many times over the years.  Many, many times!  I dreamed that at some point Mr. Jackson would see the profitability available to him and allow some WNW employee to take all that 1/32 goodness and distill it down into a smaller 1/48 brother, but alas, twas not to be.  Monies left on the table, lost to the dust of history it would seem.  And so, the 1/32 range, kept growing, and growing over the years, and the aftermarket decal enablers only added more fuel to the pyre burning in my soul.  "It's right in front of you, all you have to do it reach out and take it!" was what these flames of desire were calling me to to, and WNW did this themselves with all those beautiful Albatros (and others) sheets.  On occasion I would see some wonderful builds by Greg Crawford in the display cases at Brookhurst, and they really seemed to call to me and say "I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair in my onethirtysecondness"  O the pain!  How much longer could I hold out?  But sadly now, the maelstrom is passed.  It appears that they have decided to diminish and go into the west, and thus not hold mere mortals like myself in thrall any longer.


    I have no Wingnut Wings kits in my stash.

    You alright mate?

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  4. 17 hours ago, MrB17 said:

    Thanks @Bozothenutter for putting us onto ANYZ products. I wasn’t aware of ANYZ, (now bookmarked) and after having a good browse I will be picking up some goodies. Resin parts are 8K high res printed and look stunning. Braided cables, in stainless and coloured, bolts with washers, nuts with bolt threads protruding, ignition harness parts, spark plugs, would really make the engine into a masterpiece. He has great galleries, videos and reviews and is very in tune with today’s technology. The prices are very affordable and if you’re lucky enough to have a 3D printer, the files can be digitally downloaded for very little cost. Although his line doesn’t have as much specific 1/24 as it does 1/32, 1/48, much of it is not scale specific. Germany based with very reasonable shipping costs, Wow factor is certainly there.





    Wait till you see (and try to use) the flip switches...😱

    For some of it, it's better to drop down a scale. 

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  5. Watching atm...

    Guys go from Bearcat to Corsair, nobody thinks it's a step down?

    Corsair is said to have "torque to flip you right over", but it's basically the same engine as the Bearcat?

    Hollywood doing its thing again....

  6. 11 hours ago, Paul Thompson said:

    Don't know about the 9j but for the Le Rhone (80 H.P.)  Chrome nickel steel crankshaft. Steel crankcase.  Steel cylinders with cast iron liners. Copper induction pipes. Steel con rods. I'd imagine it was similar to the 9J.


    That's taken from the air board technical notes. Knew I had one somewhere. Doesn't help with the Oberursel though.


    Have a look at http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Engines/LeRhone/index.html


    This is the at-this-moment-still-accessible photo archive of the WW1 Modelling Page, the bit with a collection of Le Rhone photos. Telling one type from another appears hard even for the photographers.



    From the look of some (Virginia museum) the cylinders are indeed steel. (Rust)

    The heads and crankcase/cover seem to be aluminium (no rust)

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