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JeffreyK

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  1. Yes, I had a closer look at better photos and indeed you can see a bit of the impeller/compressor from the front, I thought it would be behind screens. But still, it's deep in the intake throat and guide vanes and much smaller...Airfix's representation is not right either. But anyway J
  2. err, centrifugal flow engine, right? J
  3. ...and having seen this model in person a couple of times I can say it's every bit as good as the pics and the article And if you have a 3D printer you can download all sorts of goodies Temma-san designed for free as well. J
  4. Where is that “slaps hand against forehead” emoji again…
  5. DEF Model is faster though... No association with DEF Model, just think the "first guy" deserves some credit as well J
  6. Excellent shots!! Your equipment and skill are certainly far more advanced that what I could hope to manage, really nice. I have to make it to Akeno sometime, hoping to catch some Chinook action. After all it's not all that far away... Stupidly, I missed the Yao (Osaka) base festical on Nov. 20th, only found out when I did some Googling wondering why a Chinook had been flying low over our house the last three days, including that Sunday. Too late by that time... J
  7. The more I see the less I actually like about it I must say. I pre-ordered the G model as soon as it was available, based on the early CAD images shown. The kit is currently winging its way to me from Hong Kong. I'll give it a proper hands-on investigation of course. But so far, with more info trickeling in, the only plus points I see are the one-piece upper fuselage, (potentially!) a better shaped cockpit/canopy area than ZM, inner canopy insert pieces and retracted slats. Everything else is looks rather meh, and that lower tail piece is a real shocker. We shall see... J
  8. ...or wait for what GWH will put out. GWH kits are generally on a higher price level and I don't think they will be had for 40Quid but corrected engines may put you in the GWH price range already...
  9. DBMK are actually a UK company and Armory/Dora have a UK representative so no travel invoved. As for overseas attanance: You have to account not only for governmental travel restrictions. You need to see that flight connections are not what they used to be and things are still often quite inconvenient and also unreliable. Flight times are also extended as you can't fly over Russia. The other big issue is cost. Travel cost has exploded and when I looked at tocket prices, I would have had to pay about 2.5 times the price in Yen for a return ticket to Telford from Japan, and that doesn't include likely increased cost for local transport like airport taxis. I just can't afford it. For those reasons I decided not to attend and cancel my booked table. I hope things wll look better next year... J
  10. so has anyone seen the Meng plastic yet?? Yes, so far only Tamiya has got the forward fuselage width more or less correct (and it is the fuselage width around the cockpit centre that’s the main issue - the canopy is just a follow-on symptom). But how accurate is Meng ? The CAD looked quite good but I wouldn’t draw final conclusions before investigating the plastic (or examine lots more CAD renders). so has anyone seen the Meng plastic yet?? Yes, so far only Tamiya has got the forward fuselage width more or less correct (and it is the fuselage width around the cockpit centre that’s the main issue - the canopy is just a follow-on symptom). But how accurate is Meng ? The CAD looked quite good but I wouldn’t draw final conclusions before investigating the plastic (or examine lots more CAD renders).
  11. Good job, that looks very nice indeed! I have recently received the same kit, how are the decals? They look a bit, hmmm, so-so on the sheet… My resin seats also have air bubbles, a bit unusual to see these days. Any need to reinforce the mounts for the skids? That crossed my mind as well when looking at the parts. Itching to start mine… Cheers, J
  12. While I can see your point it's not currently on the agenda as I hardly do anything else than 1:48. Besides, I don't have the kit and it's hugely expensive here in Japan. The master pattern was hand-made so it's not a matter of up-(or down-) scaling a CAD file... J
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