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The wooksta V2.0

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  1. Only snag is the Shattipuss has Griffon rather than the Merlin 85 of the Lincoln.
  2. I've a few Mach Poo kits tucked away - Ar 232, Ju 352, DH Comet 4 - but whilst I've wrestled the Valiant together, I've yet to spray it, albeit in a 70s tanker scheme. TBH, whilst it was a pain, it was a lot less painful than the Matchbox Victor. But yes, the best advice is simply "Run away! Run away!"
  3. Hopefully, Xtradecal will rerelease the sheet they did around 2005? Can't find any and I need them for whiffing!
  4. The flash on those photos looks shocking, especially when they're charging an arm and a leg, plus eyes and socketed. Free chisel? I'd want hot and cold running lapdancers for that price!
  5. At over thirty notes too. They can had away and s**** at that price! Some chancers in the UK have them for an eye watering £42.67 on eBay. Free postage though!
  6. Has anyone clocked that the new IBG D-15 has the wrong tailfin? All my references claim that the D-15 has a Ta 152 fin, along with very late production D-9s.
  7. May be worth keeping an eye out for the Formaplane Hastings - they did a vac one in 72nd that ended up with Aircraft in Miniature, getting decals, etch, resin and white metal bits, as well as being formed from plastic thicker than the tissue paper used earlier.
  8. Very happy to see the Basset back, although the three I already have mean I may not get one. Hopefully the decal sheet is all new design, even if it's the same aircraft.
  9. Is there any word on price, as they're on eBay now - in the Ukraine - and the chancers are asking 30 notes! That's before the twenty notes for postage... Sex and travel spring to mind. Suddenly the several Aeroclub ones I have salted away look vastly more appealing...
  10. Giorgio, you may as well just build the Aeroclub kit as a clothes horse for decals. It's a typical late 80s limited run kit so needs a bit of clean up but fairly easy to assemble, nothing I'm sure you couldn't handle. The lack of cockpit interior isn't much of an issue being black. I'd a few tucked away plus one to finish.
  11. I'd choose with the SH F1 kit, as it gives the parts for quite a few versions. Did that have corrected intakes? Got some Quick boost intakes tucked away too.
  12. I thought it clunky on the CAD and said so then. It certainly is compared with the Tamiya Mosquito. The props are vile too, thick and with little aerofoil section. I'm using spare Tamiya ones.
  13. Fixed wing catapult launched? I'd like a Scimitar, Attacker or Sea Hawk in 72nd please. Preferably the Scimitar. Really left field - it's a Manchester, as there were proposals to catapult it into the air. I'd best get me coat...
  14. There was an Esoteric resin fuselage conversion for the Fw 190 V-1, which came in two different versions, with and without ducted spinner. Not sure which kit they were intended for, it probably the Italeri one as it was intended as the base kit for the other Fw 190 conversions Esoteric released.
  15. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. If the latter, a reddish brown colour.
  16. As part of the new Series 2-1 "Grounds for Divorce' range? Others would include a 'Vulcan scramble' with four kits in the box, and the TSR2, which is the most expensive, but you only get two in the box.
  17. Given the owners of Final Touch, they're likely bad copies of another product. Most of the stuff I got from that source (legal considerations prevent me naming and shaming the individual behind it) were copies of other manufacturers products. I'd echo Dave's advice, but you could always use copies of the new tool kit FOD guards.
  18. The canopy in the 72nd Revell 262 was always poor, with mould damage to the rear from the word go when it was first released back in 1997.
  19. Largely what it says on the tin. I know the back end is bobbins and I have several resin correction sets. What else is wrong with it/ I know, probably easier to ask what's right with it. Picked one up fairly cheaply and wanted to know just what was wrong with it.
  20. I'm planning on Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green over PRU Blue for mine, if and when I get round to building it. IIRC, the serials were allocated for either 13 or 17 B2s then reallocated to additional B1s when the B2 was cancelled. I'm away from my references so don't have the numbers to hand.
  21. Revell's Buccaneer is the 70s kit, with no cockpit interior, no underwing weapons and much simplified detail. The new tool Airfix Buccaneer, in both Navy and RAF versions, is vastly superior. It's only real flaws are a simplified undercarriage, slipper tanks that are somewhat slim, and it was based on an airframe that had had all of the mods applied to the Brick in 30 or so years. The CMK one looks nice in the box, but those who've built it are less enamoured of it. One friend said he reckoned it was based on the 1989 Heller tooled Airfix kit. And even the latter is better than the Matchbox kit.
  22. You'll also need the larger tropical intakes for the engines - the B.VIIs were intended for Tiger Force.
  23. I'm using the usual Halfords primer for the aircraft I have on the go.
  24. I've always read it was in 02. Most prototypes were.
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