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As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

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  1. Well I too am hoping HB does a good job. Put the same crew that designed the A-6 and I would be a happy modeller. I have several Italeri kits and Cobra Company issued an update set to fix some of the issues. Lone Star has those moulds now so all is not lost. Hasegawa has several releases in 1/72nd and I was hoping to see that upscaled to 1/48th but the cost would be up there.
  2. Looks like a great start. I have several of the Italeri kits as they are way better than the old Revell kits. I have seen many builds on line so one more is always good to get other builder's perspectives. Cheers Chris
  3. What a great job on a difficult kit. The metal work looks wonderful and the scheme should be great. I had the EC-121 started many years ago but I just stalled with all of the trouble it was giving me. Maybe I should just pull it out and start over using your build a s a guide. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers Chris
  4. Maybe I missed it but when I saw the sprue shots did Airfix miss the window for the other double light in the starboard wing? We have a Sea Fury here in Alberta at the museum in Calgary so that is a good thing if I need to go get some detail shots. It has the two light feature.
  5. Thanks for the sprue shots, looks like a wonderful kit. So it looks like the clear parts are interesting. I assume the circular clear part is for the under wing lights but I believe there should be two, one on each side. I wonder if it depends on which Sea Fury version? I know the RCAF Sea Fury has two lights, one under each wing. I have actually been under the wing of the one here at our naval museum. As an aside there are two lights in one and a single light in the other. Cheers Chris
  6. So true . I did my Frankenfury thing and used the HC kit and the wings from the Trumpeter kit. As we all know the Trumpeter cockpit sucks. I got lucky and had a Cooper Details set to use so I was all fine there. Cheers Chris
  7. Oh that is some interesting info on Arms Corps Models. I was putting off picking up his set so now I may be out of luck? Hope not. I will have to keep an eye out for when they return, I hope. I have seen his resin set used on a Dragon Abrams and it looks great. Also, I recall seeing that Voyager is releasing an Australian Abrams update set? Maybe I am wrong and now I should go do a search. Cheers Chris
  8. Wow, nice. Looks like something out of a Sci-fi movie. I wonder if there are some camo schemes I could use on that? Probably out there but have to go looking. My local store is pretty good about getting in Takom kits so I will have to go there soon. I cannot believe all the stuff Takom is releasing. It is an armour modeller's dream.
  9. This is great news. I have been waiting on DEF Model to re-release their resin conversion of this exact vehicle but now I don't have to if this is on the way. Have not seen too much on the Rye Field Model Abrams kits so will have to go find some reviews. The Def Model kit would still need an Abrams kit so this new kit will probably save me some cash. Cheers Chris
  10. Wow very very nice. I get to see the real thing when I visit the Canadian Forces bases here at home so it sure looks like something I would see on the tarmac. Just one quick question please. Can you tell me what were the aftermarket products you mentioned? Thanks Cheers Chris
  11. I love this truck and I think Skunk Models for releasing it. I have done a Google search and the only schemes I can find are the boring olive drab ones. I did find some desert tank ones and even a mix with the cab olive drab and the tank in desert tan. The Taiwanese army also uses these trucks but they are green too. Personally I think these schemes are pretty blah so I am going to do mine in NATO tri camo. The only other think that bugs me about the kit are the tires with the lack of thread. I am even thinking of somehow doing a 3D drawing and get it done by 3D printing it. Have not started that as yet though. Cheers Chris
  12. AMK version is a D model. I will probably get both. Already have Tamiya version on previous order. Cheers Chris
  13. Dave I have Aeroguide no. 25 which is specific to the RAF Tiger Squadron Phantom. Lots of photos in both black and white and colour. As for stencils on the wing walk area there does not seem to be any and no walkway lines either. In fact the only stenciling I can see from the photos is around the cockpit with the typical ejection seat triangles and other small stencils. I was only able to see one set of crew names. On serial ZE351 "India" the crew is CAPT PARK and FL/LT. MARKS. Also on the other photos it seem that the crew names are only on the port side. I will send you message. Cheers Chris
  14. I am sure I have seen somewhere that there is an M1 Abrams in 1/48 but I think it is resin. I am looking forward to this kit when it comes into my local shop although there is the 1/35th version. Decisions, decisions. Cheers Chris
  15. Okay that is cool. Love that helicopter and I have even done some commission work for MBB but it was on their fibreglass and resin display models. Nice but not for me. I had completely forgotten that Revell issued this and neat to see a military scheme. Is that a real shot or fake (photoshopped) for the Iraqi scheme? Would certainly like to do something military. Cheers Chris
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