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  1. Hello, dear modeler I have found myself, that I am very critical of kits. Even I have often exaggerated the subject in the exuberance of my detailed knowledge and often spoiled the joy of other modeler. It was never intended that way. From today's perspective, I would proceed fundamentally differently. 1) There are kits that just don't fit. These kits have to be made to fit. This is then the job that you may place in the forum with good experiences and ideas. 2) On the other end of the flagpole is the perfect kit. Where everything fits and everything is correct. Well, does this perfect kit even exist? With the perfect instructions? From today's perspective, I can say that it is more like that, you think you have the perfect kit, but after the build there is usually a certain disillusionment. 3) Of course, there is also the wrong kit. Where variant details are all mixed up, or significant details are simply missing. Basically, the main dimensions should be correct and the shape reasonably correct. We should make sure that we could keep the joy and even increase the joy. Modeling should be fun. You can badmouth anything, but please consider: What is correct? With all today's tools, whether CAD or CAM, you will not be able to create a correct model of a Bf-109. The math and geometry speak clearly against it. This requires the patience and knowledge of a Leonardo or of a Michelangelo of the 21st century. As model builders, we have to compromise on accuracy. The extent to which the accuracy is compromised is individual. This also applies to accessories. Many of them that are on the market today do not even deserve this name. A very small range of these companies really produce a quality with which you can upgrade your model exceptionally. In the criticism, the photos of the original (year of design and construction and version) often do not match what the kit’s manufacturer or the accessory parts promises. Careful research is essential. But, we shouldn't put too many burdens on ourselves. I was often lost in a pile of books about an aircraft type or in 1000 self-made photos of an aircraft. I have to force myself to take a more relaxed approach to the matter. We can also talk endlessly about colors, nuances of colors. Our goal is to generate joy and we should keep that in mind. Happy modelling
  2. Hey guys, I am very very new to this site. I am an American veteran, now living in the Philippines. I have had an extremely hard time finding the paints and tools that I need to reenter model building, after a VERY LONG gap. My last build was in the very early 1990's, and I am hoping to get back into the game, so to speak. As I said, living here is not the best place if you need to find paints, tools and kits. I have resorted to using Ebay for most of my buys so far, and it just so happened that I sent a question to a seller located in Hong Kong, with more than 12,000 feedbacks. I was asking about a 1/48 scale V-22 that I want to add to my kits. He was able to send me to his website, which offers lower shipping costs than ebay. When I went to his store, which is NOT very well constructed for a website, but you can find a lot of items from different brands, at what seems to be extremely good prices. As an example, a Tamiya 87086 weathering stick, which sells for 4.10 dollars on Amazon (US), is only 2.30 cents on his store. Nearly half the price. The same goes for the paints, all of them seem to be at half the prices found on ebay/amazon, and he has different brands, some I know, others I have never heard of. The guys on here that can create military aircraft that just need an engine, and they would fly, probably have experience with the other brands available there. I am making this post, just because I am so happy to find a place that has a lot of what I believe I need, and at MUCH better prices than I have found in the Philippines. I am on a fixed, limited income, so money means a lot. When buying one bottle of paint, a few dollars doesn't mean much. But when you plan to fill up on FS colors or their equivalent, needing to buy a few dozen, every dollar saved, really counts. He also has a lot of tools as well, saws, sand paper etc, and at what appears to be some of the best pricing I have ever seen. Sorry if this post is inappropriate, I don't really know the rules, and I was so excited that I thought I would share this with my new friends and mentors, that have the same passion that I do, but probably a LOT more skill. I am doing reading and watching videos, trying to consume as much information/tips, as I can get. I hope that I too, can create the "it would fly" look that so many of your are able to do, probably with ease. I did post on my profile, a bit of information about myself, and requested and tricks/tips that you have, if you have the time. I would greatly appreciate it. Anyway, here are the links that got me to his page, let me know if these is indeed a good price as compared buying locally in your area. I know that it is HUGE savings in my area, which is more than double, even triple the prices that are offered on this site. Anyway, this is where I started on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-25163-1-48-v-22-oaprey-with-jp-marking/271350442464?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D51040936a9cb426480c9d0eb4e9292bd%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D271350442464&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%3A99717105-b704-11e7-a283-74dbd1809bac%7Cparentrq%3A433d2e6215f0ab6b48125d9efffcea63%7Ciid%3A1 And this is the link to his store, http://www.wahwahmodelshop.com Anyway, I hope this help others to save a buck or two, or at least to get an idea that there may be deals in your area that can stretch your dollar, peso or pound. Cheers, Stalker6Recon PS. I tried to add a photo of the item/price from a screen grab, but I can not add photos, not sure why.
  3. Hi, does anyone know of kits in say 1/32 or1/24 of racing cars from this era? Ferrari, Vanwall, Hawthorn, Moss, Ascari . Connaught even.... I can't find a single thing relating to these fabulous, beautiful cars.
  4. Going through the stash I found 74 Spitfire kits...all 1/48. I didn't count the resin conversions or pe sets. Is this obsessive? BTW, I have 64 books on the subject, with one more on the way.
  5. Just a select few from my photos, I didn't take that many this year... to busy chatting and generally looking around. Some superb models on display, the Bugatti in the comp blew me away, as it did many, but it did that much I never got a photo! How silly............. Good to meet Spence for the first time, and meet up with the likes of Andy (General), Tigger, Iain & 32ndSIG lot, RichC, Tom, Flory Models, Ken and sorry if I have forgotten anyone else. I might get some more up in the week, I have a busy week ahead of me as per usual, so I hope you like this lot for the time being! In no particular order.. Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr Untitled by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr
  6. Hi all, this is the Academy and Heller kits built for the recent Valiant Wings book, where you may find the complete build reports and of course much more... Cheers Libor
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