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Wm Blecky

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About Wm Blecky

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    Pre & Early-Mid War USN/USMC
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  1. When I see this sort of question pop up and these kits mentioned, something that I always see not mentioned when it comes to the Revell kit, is the length and wingspan - both of which are short. I do not believe that the wingspan's width issue is due to the dihedral problem, mind you, I've not taken to chopping up wings to find out. I believe the wingspan is just too short period. I've kept my collection of Lancaster kits to the new(ish) Airfix one and their earlier 1979 releases - those ones particularly since the molds were new then and in the best shape. I've seen reissues of
  2. Tamiya makes a NATO green color (along with NATO black and NATO brown):\ acrylic lacquer
  3. Seriously guys, this new Airfix Firefly is a real let down. The detail on the running gear is soft. The old Matchbox 1/76 Firefly is better than this new Airfix offering. I am not prepared to pay the going rate for a Dragon Firefly kit, but I am also not prepared to waste money on this Airfix one. To make it even half worth the effort, one would have to spend a small fortune on replacement running gear from OKB Grigorov and even then you are left with a ho-hum kit. It's a real shame that Airfix did not collaborate with Heller on this one. Those Heller M4 and M4A2 Sherman kits gave Dragon
  4. When you say, "old Revell kit" you are not referring to this one - are you?
  5. Be curious to see how you correct the short wing span amongst other things.
  6. Thanks Ninak. A fantastic job on your 88s.
  7. A little off the topic at hand, but do you have a build thread of your 88? What did you do to convert the Revell 88C kit?
  8. That is absolutely the coolest thing I have ever come across related to the hobby. Thanks for posting the pic. Could you post a closer picture of the kit? I've seen some "printed" items on eBay and quite honestly, they look pretty rough. Not something that would encourage me to spend any money on. But yours is completely the opposite.
  9. Well, depending in just how badly you want this decal, this eBay seller (not me and no relation to me) has a copy with the decal for auction. Wm.
  10. D'oh! I missed that post. I have to say that I am really curious to see some pictures of the crew figures. If they are good, I hope Dragon keeps it up and even expands on the idea. Maybe offer them as a variety of different sets.
  11. Something to look forward to once the snow has hit, Eduard will be re-releasing their 1/72 Bf.110C/D kit with Battle of Britain period decals. They are also including their Mk.101 30mm canon which was previously only available with their kit #2115 Bf.110C-6 (discontinued some time back). For me, the big plus is that this release comes with pilot and rear gunner figures! I believe this is a first for Eduard and it's something that I hope they continue with. The information below also suggests, though not pictured, that there will be a pre-painted instrument panel on the photoetch fret with
  12. Can anyone recommend some good 1/72 British tank crew / commander figures - European Theatre. My preference is for resin as most white metal figure sets that I've seen look like crap. I am working on Dragon's Churchill tank and a Sherman tank and would like a few decent commander type figures for the turret and would even consider a few other for the driver's positions. The Churchill will be based on the Dieppe Raid and the Sherman is from the Normandy period. TIA.
  13. Adam, go with the one you want. At the end of the day, each of the kits look good as they are. Some of us are just a little more particular/fussy when it comes to our choices/preferences for kits. Buts as I said, each of the Lancaster kits mentioned do look good right from the box with no additional changes or add-ons. I do not feel that you need to blow a wad of cash on these kits. That being said, if you do want to go with some "enhancements", unfortunately there is no vac form canopy set for the Hasegawa kit at the present time. I went with the Airfix kits out of personal p
  14. elger, that is something I have not read or come across in discussions regarding the Revell kit. Could you elaborate a little more on this?
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