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Air Hockey Propellers

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  1. Hello everyone, Between Italeri's and Fujimi's 1/72 offerings, I rather Fujimi because the clear parts are far more realistic. However, I have a problem with the upper sides of the fuselage since they seem to be too boxy on the model. I'm not imagining this, right? I mean, has anybody ever noticed this before? If so, has anybody attempted to make modifications? I have seen modelers obsess over far less noticeable fuselage shape errors on other aircraft so I guess my question is not too farfetched. Images taken from the internet.
  2. It should be a nice project to build a 1/72 YS-11. It just looks so classic. And yes, they were both in separate museums in Aichi, Japan. I already sent a message to the walkaround moderator to see if they can be included in the section. Too bad I didn't take more pics, though.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11
  4. The real example was taken in the Kakamigahara museum and the scale model pics at the Aichi museum of flight.
  5. 10 over 10 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b007xvrp Skip to 18:00
  6. Hello there, I've just bought the Hasegawa 1/72 Huey and I would like to know what you mean by the inaccurate front end...
  7. https://www.italeri.com/uploads/news/m33hofTevksUE0AvH2udA168GpOPUL98Eq0JrDo6.pdf This one? Where do you get your info from?
  8. One sure way from telling an M from an MR is the lerx pylon that goes all the way to the top of the wing on the MR version (there must sure be a technical name for that). So is it me or are the right parts are missing in this kit. Talking about parts B4 and B17...
  9. Despite what many have said in this forum topic, I'd say that the Fujimi kit is the best in 1/72 because: 1) it represents the intake and exhaust parts so you can see the intake blades. You instil the blades for the exhaust but as in the real thing, you won't be able to see them after the kit's finished. 2) The canopy frames are not those ultra-thick-in-real-life types that Italeri is famous for. 3) it comes with slats which are harder to replicate than flaps if you want to take it to that level 4) It comes with two detailed MERS and 12 Mk. 82s 5) Very subtle recessed panel lines 6) Pilot figures with separately molded arms, and heads with oxygen masks with tubes. 7) Good cockpit detail, as in surface differences (how was it you called those?) on the instrument panel 8) Crisp landing gear 9) Decent Fujimi quality decals Cons... Some say it's not accurate but the finished model looks absolutely fantastic. No flaps down option but they are hardly ever parked that way. No folding wings No stairs for dioramas but then again... And finally, the absolute worst thing about this kit (drum roll) IT'S DISCONTINUED. We should make an "owner of great but discontinued models club". I've never done a nose job on a plane and I wouldn't recommend one either. And sometime this year, I'll buy Hasegawa's offering to see for myself just how bad it is. It's the only thing that's available until the 1/72 Trumpeter offering shows up for good.
  10. Hello Jonathan, ...eight years ago... well, do you have any pics of these experimental camouflage? I once saw one, just one, Skyhawk with and olive drab upper side like that used on the Huey.
  11. http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2804557302 It's a Chinese website. Careful you catch a virus.
  12. Hello there, has anybody built the Trumpeter one yet? Any information on how you can buy it... internationally?
  13. Thank you very much for the reference photos. I did also notice shortly after my first post here that my Fujimi a-7D kit has Mk. 82 Snakeyes to be attached in MERs. Comparing the snakeyes from both kits, Hasegawa's are too long. No wonder, they'll never fit. This makes in the second non-technical limitation error from Hasegawa's (the first calling the Strike Eagle in Euro One camo F-15E instead of YF-15E.
  14. On the topic of weapons' load on the A-6... and similar aircraft: Is it possible to put Mk. 82 snakeyes one in front of another on a MER? In other words, can I pack a MER with six of 'em? My 1/72 scale hasegawa weapon's pack says no for what, half a millimeter? But I beg to differ. (half a millimeter is around 3cm in real life in that scale and I've already pushed the rear bomb all the way back and the front bomb all the way ahead.
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