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Greg B

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  1. Looked at both kits in the plastic. I went for the AMK kit. You should be able to pick it up with the brass gear legs as well either as an upgrade box or as part of a special edition release, that is a big plus. Mike also built it here: Link
  2. World at War, a series that needs to be re-broadcast on the streaming services. I’ll also add its recent contemporary - Vietnam by Ken Burns.
  3. Very surprised nobody has added Das Boot (The original 80's series, not the terrible remake). I would also add two more good German series to the list: Heimat Babylon Berlin
  4. There is a wanted and a free to a good home. That covers both bases instead of another forum area for wants.
  5. Thats a must buy if it is any good.
  6. Hmmm, the PM trail that Mike and Julien have been dealing with (unfortunately for them with more than some patience), and your actions after a warning and suspension, indicates a very different viewpoint and story to what you posted above Closed
  7. Those are the same seatbelts that are also boxed by Eduard. Only difference is that the etch is painted. However, the Eduard instructions recommend that you crumple the belts between your fingers to make them more flexible and lifelike. I used them on my F-4C build in the VietNam GB and all I found was that the ink rubbed off and they tore! Easy enough to fix with some copier paper painted with well thinned acrylics in the colours you want and then trimmed to width with a scalpel:
  8. Keep it coming mate. We seem to have similar taste in kits. I have the Hasegawa special boxing of this scheme in the to do pile
  9. Having the same problem, emailed them and was just sent a picture of a seat with the belts on...
  10. Nope, no indication in your account details of multiple attempts or weird IP addresses. Only potential I can see is the use of an android device, with the flubot going around thats a bit of a concern. But nothing flagging here. Flagging your email on a check system shows its been breached - check here https://whatismyipaddress.com/breach-check
  11. From looking at the speed that the Tamiya B's sold at, and the age of their 1:32 F-4 moulds combined with the fact that they ignored the flat (B/N) and slatted wing F-4s (Late E/F and S) in that scale, I would not be surprised if Tamiya dipped their toes back in the 1:32 Phantom market. But as you said John, a Spey F-4 is going to be a bit more niche. I still think it would sell very well because of: Its a Phantom Lots of interesting and varied schemes But its a UK machine, historically with model companies the centre of gravity for releases has been US/German/Japanese. UK comes a long way behind. Personally, I'm all for more modern tooling F-4's in 1:32. The Revell kit is fine, but has inaccuracies and the Tamiya kit is a better build, but again simplified compared to todays kits. If Sprue Bros release a good B, I'm up for one at least.
  12. Cheers, yep just checked the references and the USN seat had the bottle in the seat pack
  13. Since when were you a 72 monkey?
  14. Work up to this point. The camera really makes any error pop out! Just like Mike, it looks better with the naked eye (through a welders mask). Still a few things more to do in the cockpit, some gloss in dial faces and the radar screens etc. But should be able to button up soon. Intakes were glued, sanded and primed this evening along with the pylons. And some work has been done with the wing parts and tail.
  15. Cheers, I have the decals for this and I think the Academy decals are for an N. That’s another iteration for later!
  16. For inspiration. Probably one of the most iconic F-4 images from VietNam - Note the boarding ladder is also still deployed
  17. My entry will be the Tamiya F-4B. I started it a couple of weeks ago and as of Saturday morning, had the cockpit detail painted awaiting a wash. That was done on Saturday afternoon (lockdown has been good for freeing up time!) and today, up until this evening I've managed to assemble, paint, gloss and wash the gear bays and engine nozzles. All have now been flat coated and are drying, the drop tanks have been primed and seam checked, the seats have been assembled as discrete components with the initial colours sprayed. I'll take some photos tomorrow, when they are all dry. Intent at the moment is to do a VMFA-531 Grey Ghost Aircraft using the Impact Decals. F-4B, 151472, VMFA-531/MAG-33, EC/8, MCAS El Toro, 1969. I have a few favourite USMC/ USN F-4 Sqn's, VFMA-531 being one of them. So many schemes to choose from! The tail I'm unsure as to whether its insignia blue or black. It seems to match the stars and bars. Will probably dig out some TER's for a mud moving loadout as well. As for the kit, its sublime. I thought the ZM kit was excellent (last build before that was a KH Fitter, most things are good after that!), but Tamiya have taken it to another level again. My only gripe is the fin cap, they hobbled the choices with that one, however I have invested in some Flying Leathernecks fin caps and Quinta cockpit sets for later builds. This one will be OOB with the exception of the decals and a Kits World set for the MK.7 seat.
  18. So, I would like to join with a Tamiya F-4B. Kit has been started, stage of play is the cockpit has been assembled and detail painted. It is now up to the wash stage. Seats, undercarriage etc are off the sprues and cleaned up. Is that under the 25%? Cheers
  19. Probably a recount of the posts total after both a software update and the chat and buy/sell areas have been trimmed down.
  20. Funnily enough, finished painting the cockpit on my F-4 last night. Knew as soon as it was complete they would release it... However, I should make the 25% rule
  21. The ZM items are a bit wider in top section. Need a bit of sanding and reinstating of the rivets and they are good to go.
  22. J yes, S no. Very different wing to the C/D/J
  23. Checked the notes, you did not follow the rules, were flippant in your reply when contacted about it and when asked to: Didnt. So yes, evidently you did knock over someone's jam jar.
  24. Greg B

    Fake Iawata`s?

    Just buy from a known dealer. My HP-CH has not got a hologram on the case, mind you that’s probably a recent addition. However it’s also approaching 20 years of use and still my go to brush. I sent it off for its first service last year to https://airbrushes.com/index.php same place I also bought it from and it required nothing more than a further strip, clean and lube than I normally do. However, with second hand you pays your money and take your chances. Having seen some of the threads on here about airbrushes not working and then reading about either the complete lack of cleaning or the other extreme of forcing stuff into nozzles, I would be more inclined to buy new
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