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  1. Yep..........really looking forward to starting one of these. I have a USAAF P-38H and Armee de l'Air F-5A on my 'to do' list. Having previously wrestled with the Hasegawa and Hobbyboss kits, I am very encouraged with the reviews I have read from both 'professionals' and, perhaps more importantly, individual modellers who are less likely to be under pressure to deliver a slightly biased verdict. This is not to 'knock' bona fide reviewers but if you have personally paid for a kit, one has every right to truly speak their mind. Well Done, Sir !
  2. Great Job Matthias, Brings back memories of my 1000s of hours on these ! Well Done, Sir !
  3. Avro Shackleton MR.3 (especially South African Air Force)
  4. Hi Folks, I recently purchased a copy of the Images of War - The Hawker Hunter by Martin W. Bowman. The book is sub titled 'Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives' which is, in some ways a bit of a misnomer unless the reader assumes the 'Cold War' is classified as a real War. The book is, nevertheless, a treasure trove of photographs although I was a little disappointed to discover that apart from the covers, all of the photographs in the book are in B&W. I have only completed a cursory look through the book but two queries immediately come to the fore. There is a p
  5. Very doubtful. I have been in direct contact with one of the Russian vendors that sold this kit - I got the distinct impression that Arma seriously underestimated the demand for this conversion kit and I very much doubt any got exported to overseas vendors. He had promised to advise me when it was next in stock but that was over 2 months ago. We may have to wait for another enterprising manufacturer to produce it or maybe Zvedza will oblige us with another re-release of their kit with the necessary parts to produce the AC-130 ?.
  6. Magnificent. truly magnificent. a work of art for sure. I would echo other co-respondents recommendations for the books ("A Separate Little War" and Les Taylor's Banff Strike Wing book - The latter provides some real atmospherics since it includes many photos of life behind the scenes too). Some years ago I had to go to RAF Lossiemouth on business and on the way home to Edinburgh I decided to take an early diversion and drive past Dallachy and Banff. I did not have time to visit either site although I did pay my respects at a memorial that sits on the opposite side of the road from Dallachy (I
  7. Very nice...... The F4U Corsair in a Aeronavale scheme, especially with Suez Campaign stripes is one of my favourite aircraft and you have done a superb job with this one. Well Done, Sir !
  8. GREAT JOB !. I really like the classic Bomber Command scheme and you have got it spot on with this unusual Lancaster. I am particularly impressed with the cowling rings and the weathering that has not been overdone. Well Done, Sir !
  9. Rich, Thank you for posting this and for your open and honest appraisal of the merits (or otherwise) of this kit. Don't get me wrong.........I have seen some very nice builds of this kit but some of the reviewers would have us believe its a shake n' bake kit when I always suspected it was not. I had the same story with the Great Wall Hobby MiG-29 Fulcrum. Granted it all came together in the end but it was certainly not an easy build like those from Tamiya. I appreciate that for many (including myself) half the enjoyment comes from facing and overcoming challenges with a kit but it
  10. Similar thing happened to us going into Little Rock one day in January. We waited for a spare to arrive from Lyneham. When the STC (Special to Type Container) arrived and was opened, it was empty. So we waited another 3-4 days for another.....same thing happened again.....another empty. Then some bright spark 'realised' that Little Rock was a C-130 base and that we could borrow a spare window from the USAF and get on our way to Nellis and Las Vegas. a seven day trip turned into a 18 day epic !.
  11. Brilliant...........Love the P-38 and especially this new Tamiya kit. I have two in the stash (one is earmarked to be a F-5A) and really hope Tamiya follow up with a P-38J since I have a ton of decals for those natural metal examples. Great, great diorama, Sir that has been beautifully executed.
  12. Not a subject that is normally on my radar (although I do remember my Dad enjoyed building the Airfix kit all those years ago). I have a number of GWH fast jets so I know what to expect with the quality but this is very nice.....superbly finished. Well Done, Sir !
  13. GREAT JOB !. A lovely job............very subtle weathering which really sets off this model. Well Done, Sir !
  14. Excellent............A very nice example which just goes to prove that you can produce an interesting model, even with a so-called dull overall grey scheme. Great weathering that looks just right. Well Done, Sir !
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