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About gunpowder17

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  1. gunpowder17

    Are Hong Kong Models kits over-priced?

    Oh im glad this question came up. YES YES YES they are overpriced . I have built the B-25 , B-17 and some of the mosquitos. The slide molding they use i just dont get , and i have said this before. I dont see why we need wings that are molded in more or less one piece. It just moves the problem of the fit to the trailing edges and can be a real PITA. In my opinion they still lack detail for the money. Case in point. B-25 prop blades needed replacing or modifiying , wheels were not that good , fit was a bit iffy in places. B-17s same problem , lacked some detail , dodgy fit in places. Now the surface detail to be fair is beautiful on their kits , and they model great subjects. This whole Lancaster thing though i really dont understand. Yes i love the lancaster but seriously £400?? I would expect a model that doesnt need any aftermarket help. Im also really not impressed with it. The B-17 when it came out was around £299 , the B-25 around the £200. I just dont see the value in this particular kit. People are raving about this kit and bashing a £130 model of the Liberator , which has great interior detail. Its horses for coarses i suppose but i think my patience with HK kits has run its coarse. My closing commect on this is Compare a HK mosquito with the Tamiya one of the same price. No contest really.
  2. gunpowder17

    The Dukes of Hazard General Lee.

    Love it , looks great especially on that base.
  3. gunpowder17

    Bandai PG Millennium Falcon

    Correct https://www.revell.de/en/products/star-wars/star-wars-bandai/bandai-millennium-falcon-perfect-grade.html
  4. gunpowder17

    Bandai PG Millennium Falcon

    Ha Ha Thanks!
  5. gunpowder17

    Airfix 1/48 Walrus

    Gorgeous , clean crisp build. Love it.
  6. I was luckiy enough to grad one of these when they briefly came into stock at Hannants. This is the Revell distributed version. The only difference in the box is a small revell sticker on the back , otherwise its the premium edition of the Bandai kit with the leds and etched parts. Its a Beautiful kit with spectacular details. I made life a bit easier for myself by removing alot of the push fit connections and using Tamiya extra thin. Its a real time bandit , especially the paintjob with hundreds of tiny decals all over , and i still have not added them all yet. If you are a Star wars Fan and are thinking of getting one , do it!
  7. gunpowder17

    The first HK Lancaster WIP?

    Yup if you dont make mistakes you wont learn from them After 40 years i still make mistakes , and i still learn new things!
  8. Just out of interest I watched ANH yesterday on blu ray and i noticed That the 5ft Falcon model had transformed into the 32" model in the Death Star Hanger. Whats that all about?
  9. How about a Perfect grade ESB Falcon? I wonder what the chances are of that ever happening?
  10. The Blockade runner is definately on my to do list. I got one of the Revell/bandai PG Falcons from Hannants a few weeks ago , and i know my Amazing Wife has bought me the B wing for Christmas. Wonder if they will make a larger Blockade Runner in 2019 or maybe a Medical Frigate , Mon Calamari cruiser , Death star 1 .................etc!
  11. gunpowder17

    Deagostini Millennium Falcon

    Funny you should say that. I went and bought one last Saturday. I asked them to put one aside for me and he laughed and said "I cant see them flying out of the door! " , Funny i checked the website on the Tuesday and they had all gone! What was even better is that it was the Revell issue so it had the lighting set and the etched parts , so i was very happy. I think its confusing alot of sellers. The plain bandai issue is the standard version with stickers and no etch or light set. The Revell issue has the etched and light set.. Theres no difference in the actual packaging other than a sticker.
  12. gunpowder17

    Deagostini Millennium Falcon

    Its a metal frame with plastic panels and details.