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Sandlapper

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About Sandlapper

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  • Birthday 23/01/1973

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    South Carolina
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    1/35 Armor, 1/48 aircraft, 1/700 ships, 🙄

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  1. Sandlapper

    Hornby Group (airfix's owners) half-yearly results

    Just a quick observation from across the pond here. My local Hobby Lobby (a chain crafts/sewing/home decor store) has more Airfix kits on the shelves than I have ever seen in one place in the flesh. Apparently the Airfix folks are indeed pushing into the US market. Hobby Lobby offers a 40% discount which means my P51 and P40 were both bought for well under $20. That puts Airfix kits in the hands of the masses. Both of the kits are well molded, and have first class packaging and instructions. Just from watching the stock these kits are in fact moving. Cheers to Airfix for building a foundation! (I need also to point out that prior to these kits hitting our shelves Airfix kits were not widely available in our admittedly meager collection of hobby shops. The several 1/48 and 1/72 kits plus the 1/76 battle diorama sets that are no doubt compelling to those used to Revell US stock only.)
  2. Sandlapper

    What would be your ideal Job?

    Headbutting instructor. World’s tallest dwarf. Unemployed billionaire.
  3. Sandlapper

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    How about some 1/48 IJN IJAAF bombers to compliment the Ki-48? I’d love to see a G3M “Nell” or a Ki-67 “Peggy”. A Yokosuka E14Y Glen might be nice too...
  4. Sandlapper

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    And a Sherry after dinner sounds perfect too.
  5. Sandlapper

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Now that sounds good! TBH we sometimes overdo it and wind up in a vortex of gluttony that pulls everyone into a state if mutually assured misery. Add to that every family has someone who wants to add something exotic to the mix....
  6. Sandlapper

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow American Britmodelers! And a happy Thanksgiving to all you other ungrateful heathen!
  7. Sandlapper

    My Next Build

    I’m thinking you should hang around in the armor section they (we) use a ton of filter techniques that would really work well. Basically hit it with very thinned paint to give everything a washed out look.
  8. Sandlapper

    My Next Build

    You know building it up and weathering it just like the one on display would be interesting
  9. Sandlapper

    Hello, tank nut here

    Tank nut eh? Me too but I have one tank 43 planes 1 truck in progress right now. Welcome aboard!
  10. Sandlapper

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk Vb

    Heaps of styrene shavings... every type of clamp known to man... brassy bits... and she’s one of the prettiest girls to take to the sky.... I’d say we have a stunner in the works!
  11. Sandlapper

    No Guns,Just God's Glory

    Very compelling diorama. It’s sobering to think how many men of the cloth paid the ultimate price on both sides.
  12. Sandlapper

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    I definitely admire his commitment to it. As parts have rotted away he’s fabricated his own. Keep in mind this thing is road legal!
  13. Sandlapper

    Spot of the Day Part 2

    BECAUSE ‘MURICA!
  14. Sandlapper

    Ki-45 Toyru “Nick”

    Thank you Greg! I’m going with a dark grey for the panel washes. Weathering is going to be minimal on it too.
  15. Sandlapper

    Ki-61 Hien "Tony"

    Another masked Japanese fighter! I’m liking this!!!
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