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VMA131Marine

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About VMA131Marine

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
  • Birthday 04/12/1964

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    USMC Aviation, Fleet Air Arm, Post-war British jets

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  1. If this is true, it probably rules out anything but single engine props and early jets: Here are my thoughts - All 1/32 Spitfire XIV Spitfire 22/24 / Seafire 46/47 Hawker Sea Fury Lockheed P/F-80 MiG-15 Yak-3 DH Vampire Ar 234 Focke Wulf Ta 183 Bf 109A/B/C/D F-86 Sabre Hawker Typhoon F6F Hellcat Hawker Hurricane
  2. Looking at Hasegawa’s strategy, it appears to me that they’ve decided to concentrate on things of interest to the domestic Japanese market and not try to compete with manufacturers from China and Eastern Europe, who probably have a significant labour cost advantage. Hasegawa is a fairly small company, especially compared to others like Bandai or Tamiya. They can’t afford many, if any, disappointing product releases. The center of gravity for advancing the hobby with new kit releases has clearly shifted to China, Ukraine, and Czechia. In Western Europe, only Airfix is clearly committed to an annual program of new releases. In the US kit manufacturers are mainly selling nostalgia - old kits in new boxes (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
  3. It seems like a relatively simple conversion: just cut-and-shut the appropriate sections out of the B fuselage and delete the IFR probe. It’s certainly a lot easier to make an A from a B than to go the other way.
  4. Squadron is taking pre-orders on a Tamiya 1/48 P-38H due for release in the US in July/August https://www.squadron.com/P-38-H-Lightning-p/tm25199.htm
  5. Regarding the correct dihedral for a B-36
  6. Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but AH-1Z KH80125 V 2.0 appears to have been released given I just ordered one from Hong Kong off eBay. It does not appear to come with figures as far as I can tell, which is a disappointment.
  7. I used pot noodle thinking it was a generic term; the Dave Lister character on Red Dwarf seemed to have a derogatory view of pot noodles (but supposedly he only has one working tastebud thanks to eating so many vindaloos) I also do not recall it as a brand I encountered while growing up in Lancashire.
  8. There’s a video ....
  9. Not only that, but the 1/48 Buccaneer was not done in-house. It was tooled by Ocidental in Portugal. I’m sure that the new 1/72 kit was a complete fresh start. It certainly would be nice if Airfix were to scale it up to 1/48.
  10. Airfix would do a takeaway curry, but it would be in the wrong scale.
  11. I’m wondering if the kit comes in a box or a Cup Noodle cup ...
  12. To “celebrate” the 50th anniversary of Cup Noodle ..... anybody know the correct FS-number for a ramen noodle? https://comicbook.com/gear/news/cup-noodle-ramen-model-kit-from-bandai-order-amazon/
  13. You can still get the Flightpath detail set for the Airfix kit as well https://www.djparkins.com/product.php?productid=17806&page=1
  14. The Revell 1/535 USS Missouri is still available and dates from 1953.
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