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  1. I have wanted this ship ever since,my Dad serviced on her,and I went aboard her ,in the late 70's.I will not go into her history ,there is plenty of books and on the net.I will talk about the kit.Its not the same standard as Flyhawk or Orange hobby,but I don't care.I have added a lot of detail around the walk ways and added more detail to the bridge.All the boat decks are not wide enough and the ships boats are not correct. You will need two sets of decals ,the reason ,I will show when I down load the photo's.The photo etching is to the high stardard from Peter Hall. Ever since I received the kit I have been working on her.First had to add the stern deck.Interesting approach . I have not added that much detail in the stern ,looked at my other carriers and realised it was not worth it.
  2. Not my best effort, could not get the paintwork quite right and therefore could not fulfil the full potential of the kit
  3. I have never built a Resin kit and I have bought some from Russia. I have paid for them and have heard no more!!!!!!!! If and when these kits turn up I would like to have built a resin kit so this will be the first. I wonder if Moa has built one of these? Box and instructions. Decals. Kits bits still in their plastic bags. I will take some better shots when the parts are removed from the bags. Thanks for stopping by. Stephen
  4. I thought "I have too many unfinished projects, why not to start another one" and pulled ABM MDR-5 box out of vaults. The box content is shown here: The prototype: Don't worry, the mast with a windsock is not an integral part of the plane The interiour will be mostly invisible, except for the cockpit so I did not put much effort to detailing it This is a big boat, the wing is moulded as a single piece of resin and therefore quite heavy As mentioned before, because of large cockpit windows one should not neglect detailing it Wing and fin attached. There is another freshly started project on the forefront - PR-12 resin kit by AirKits
  5. Besides putting the finishing touches to the A-10 which is in the RFI Aircraft section I also finished this off today. A good day for finishing American subjects.
  6. Would you pay a premium for ready-to-use resin? Having had to clean a good number of blocks from some resin parts I purchased lately (add to that the precautions you have to take not to inhale the stuff), I was thinking that I would be ready to pay a premium for clean, ready-to-use resin parts. Would anyone else?
  7. Aeropoxy next 1/72nd resin kit will be a Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee - ref. ? Sources: https://aeropoxy.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/piper-pa-25-235-pawnee/ https://www.facebook.com/121276231237463/photos/a.122285194469900.12687.121276231237463/860569227308156/?type=1&theater V.P.
  8. Source: http://shop.strato.de/epages/180804.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/180804/Products/73750 Aero Modell from Germany has just released 1/72nd Baade 152 resin kits. Baade 152: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baade_152 - ref.73750 http://www.tom-modellbau.de/epages/180804.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/180804/Products/73750 - ref.73751 http://www.tom-modellbau.de/epages/180804.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/180804/Products/73751 V.P.
  9. Products of Metallic Details is in stock: 1/144 Detailing set for Airbus A319 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the engines, fold chassis, sensors, winglets, wipers of the aircraft. Recommended for Revell kit. Detailing set for Tu-144 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for ICM kit. Detailing set for Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for Zvezda kit. 1/48 Detailing set for I-185 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Ark Models Detailing set for Su-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for Po-2/U2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: ICM Air intake grilles for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Academy Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8 x Compressor exhaust, 2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Revell/Monogram Detailing set for He-219 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Tamiya Detailing set for Yak-9 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Modelsvit Detailing set for Folland Gnat T.1 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Airfix Ejection Seat K-36 D/DM Resin & photo etched parts. The set has 2 seats with the possibility to assemble the chairs in variants K-36D and K-36DM. These seats are installed on the aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, Tu-160 etc. Detailing set for Po-2 mod. LNB/VS Resin & photo etched parts. The set contains 2 dashboards for the pilot and navigator for the aircraft Po-2 modifications LNB (light night bomber)and VS (Soviet Air Force plane connection). In addition, the kit contains parts for assembly and device for forming 2 spoked wheels with tires (original size 700x120 mm). Detailing set for Pe-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for Zvezda kit. Set contains parts for detailing the interior and exterior of the aircraft. Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. Detailing set for B-29, flaps Photo etched parts. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit. Set contains parts for detailing exterior of the aircraft. 2 sheets - 270*126 mm, 1 sheet - 270*70 mm Nose cone for Su-27 The nose cone for model aircraft Su-27 by Academy. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. Nose cone for MiG-23 The nose cone for model aircraft MiG-23 by Trumpeter. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. 1/72 FuG-200 Photo etched parts. Detailing set for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for T-50 PAK-FA Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8x Compressor exhaust,2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Academy Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. 1/48 & 1/72 Machine gun sights Photo etched parts 1/35 Soviet tanks set 1 Photo etched parts. The universal set for Soviet tanks of the II World War (IS-1, IS-2, SU-100, ISU-152, T-34). Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. German grenades M39 and M24 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin Eihandgranate M39, 5 resin Stielhandgranaten 24, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades Soviet grenades F1 and RGD-5 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin grenades F1, 5 resin grenades RGD-5, 4 resin capacity with UZRGM fuses, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades (14*9 mm) Soon 1/48 B-24 Liberator. Engines Resin parts.4 x Engine Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, 4 x Supercharger. Number of parts - 148. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit.
  10. Small Stuff (http://www.smallstuffmodels.com/) is to release a 1/72nd Polikarpov I-3 resin kit - ref.72003 Source: http://www.smallstuffmodels.com/2016/01/172I3WorkinProgress.html V.P.
  11. Model: Antares 1/48thMesserschmitt Me-262 V1 Paint: Model Master Metalizer Lacquer (Aluminium Buffing), Mr Hobby and Tamiya Acrylics, Rub’nBuff Silver Leaf Extras: Custom cast rear fuselage, CMK PE Instrument panel I built this as part of the Me-262 STGB using Antares 1/48thresin model. It should have been an OOB build and a simple straightforward build. Unfortunately there were issues with either the original casting or re-casting of the model that lead to issues with the main fuselage. This model is long out of production and after talking to the owner, it turns out the few remaining models have the same problem. Sorry these are not the best photos but basically the issue is where the two fuselage moulds meet, the top half has opened up and allowed the lower section to drop into it slightly during the re-casting process. Not a simple fix. I was left with either abandoning the project, try and reshape the affected sections (I did this with the front section, it wasn’t as bad as the rear), or remove the rear section and re-cast it. I did the latter. In the end it came out quite ok. Natural Metal Finishes (NMF) scare the out of me!!! This is the first one I’ve ever really attempted. I used just one paint for this, Model Master Metalizer Lacquer (Aluminium Buffing)and and played around with the effects you can achieve with it. I could find any real information on the actual finish of this aircraft so tried to go with a worked metal unfinished finish…if that makes sense. I just so loved the look of her without the jet pods, such a clean look, as someone mentioned she look just like a Swallow….or a Shark Swallow! Anyway do enjoy and thanks for looking. ….and finally “Alpha to Omega” (well not quite), it’s hard to believe there’s only 33 years difference between first flights of both of these aircraft (1941 and 1974)!
  12. Ok the idea for this build is a bit of a mash up of a couple of builds I have wanted to do, but didn’t the time or the motivation for at the time. One has been running around in one form or another in my mind for quite a while now. I have come close a couple of times to starting it, (a Ho-229 was to be the base for one) and I sort of did with the Turbo-Prop Arado, but it still wasn’t quite what I had in mind. I have two similar projects on the go but they're on the back burner for a bit. The second was that I have a Planet Models Ju-388J nightfighter (Jumo 213 version) sitting in the stash that I have been dying to build and have never had the excuse to. So after seeing the Ju-88 STGB I finally had the idea of how to killer two birds with one stone and bring these two ideas together! So the plan is…… If the war had stretched into 1946 we would have seen some interesting aircraft and technologies in service, especially so with radar technology advancing as quick as is was. By the end of the war we were already seeing the next generation of radar systems which operated in the Centimetre band, like the RAF’s H2S and US H2X radars and the German FuG-240 (Berlin) & FuG-244 (Bremen) units. A few of the Ju-88’s were fitted with the FuG-240 and it was found they recovered their original speed which had been lost with the earlier radar units and their large antennas/antlers! It would have been only to be a matter of time before the use of the FuG-240 (and later versions) would have been more widespread, with it being fitted to newer aircraft models as they became available. With the venerable Ju-88 reaching it’s peak in the Ju-388 family this aircraft would have been a prime candidate for the new radar system. Well that’s the plan, chop the nose off a 388 and fit a new nose, simple really, but……….. I want it to be as believable as possible and not too whiffy which will make it a bit harder. So this will be the base, Planet Models Ju-388J-3 with Jumo 213 engines, of cause I reserve the right to add lots of other stuff as I go along, it wouldn’t a normal build if I didn’t throw in heaps of extras! The 388 is actually quite a nice model the only thing that may give me issues is the wings, they are very slightly warped and getting the dihedral right will be fun! The nose is just a resin cast of the long radome version, it looks a bit better in my opinion than the shorter version. Well best to start by cutting off the nose, luckily there is a very convenient panel line to follow for this. Strangely enough this happens to be almost perfectly round which will make life much easier as we go to fit the nose. Ok first fit, it doesn’t look all the great, I’ll need to move it forward a bit. That’s looking a bit better, so I’m going to have to add a bit to get the profiles right, I have a plan for that! First I’ll make a ring using plastic card, working with plastic will make this part so much easier! Next to fill the gap I’m going to use plastic strip like so. I just keep adding rings till I get the right diameter. Then add a disk at the back the size I require and the first part is done, only a small amount of filler required for shaping. Ignoring the joint gap for the moment I now have to decide how I want the new nose to sit, sort of inline with the horizontal axis or a bit dropped down? I like the inline one as it looks good, but I have to remember the flying attitude of the 388 (and 88 for that matter) was slightly nose up, they didn’t fly truly level! So I may need to have it slightly drooped down so the antenna face would be lined up to the vertical axis. Have a look at how the antennas were mounted on 88’s and you’ll see what I mean. Well I’ve made a start, there’s only a couple of hours work (I needed a brake from the Ta-152 as I was getting annoyed with it!) and the project is a goer. I’ve actually done the filling of the nose now as well and it’s looking good! This won’t be a full time project, just something to work on when my other builds frustrate me and I need a break from them. I can’t promise I’ll be finished by Xmas either as I’m bound to do other mods on this as I go along. This should be an interesting build!
  13. What seems like an eternity the Bucc build is complete. WiP here. This is my rendition of a Buccaneer S2D of the FAA. The partially started Airfix kit was started some months ago, and came with the resin bomb bay fitted, some resin seats and lots of resin bits-n-bobs. The cockpit was scratch built as were the wheel bays and slipper tanks moved inboard to correct position to avoid wing fold. Refueling probe and pitot were replaced by those from Master. Painted with enamels from Colourcoats and finished off with kit decals. Not mt best but not my worst. Glad it's finished and it's time to move on. Thanks for looking. Stuart
  14. After lurking around the maritime section and admiring the many terrific builds on here, I'm finally going to join in and build donald campbell's 1967 final version of bluebird k7, its a resin kit in 1/43 scale, including a vac form canopy, some white metal parts and decent decal sheet, after doing a little initial research concerning the colour it has become apparent bluebird k7 in its many tweaked versions was repainted a few times in different hues of blue, the final ral, colour , (i hope it doesn't have to be an educated guess at the end) still eludes me, i understand the true colour of the final version is a well kept secret after reading through the rebuild of the actual recoverd k7, @ thebluebirdproject.com, here's some pictures of the kit, i'll mull over it until cosford at the weekend, to see what can be improved upon (ruined) cheers, Glynn
  15. As usual something a bit different, not so much in the model, though it is resin, but in the colour scheme. For the base model I’ll be using Collect-Aire’s 1/48th RA-5C Vigilante, in resin. It’s a bit old and quite hard to find, but it’s still considered the best one available in that scale. The Trumpeter one has quite a few errors and really not worth the effort to correct. It’s a typical Collect-Aire resin model, some parts are nicely moulded while others…..well they’ll need some work. To help take the weight, cast metal U/C legs are provided. One item that is a bit of a worry is the VacForm canopies, they both appear to be a bit discoloured, hopefully it’s not too bad…. The only issue with the model was a broken cockpit frame on the RHS forward fuselage section, on the LHS one the fuselage was cracked. Ok now the extras….it wouldn’t be a build or mine without extras. The wheel bays are very basic, the cockpit is just as basic, and the exhaust nozzles…… The only replacements are form Aires and are for the Trumpeter model, so fitting them is going to be interesting!! For the colour scheme I’m going to do something completely different to the usual Vigilante colour scheme, I’m going to be one of the camouflaged ones of RVAH-13 (RVAH-6 was also a test squadron). During RVAH-13’s deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk (Oct65 to Jun66) the navy experimented with camouflage. At the end of their tour on USS Kitty Hawk they decide not to go with camouflage as the benefit from it was far out weighed by the issues it caused. There were 2 variations both with 3 colours; RVAH-6 went with Green/Dk Green/Grey and RVAH-13 with Green/Dk Green/Tan (USAF colour scheme). CtA (Cut then Add) provide a nice set of decals covering all the USN aircraft that wore these schemes. I started looking at how these new resin bits were going to fit and a pile of resin dust later……..well they’re going to fit, eventually! Well I’m glad it’s a 4 month build as I think I may need it, anyway it’s going to be an interesting build that’s for sure!
  16. - With this kit I make an intrusion outside my favourite 48 scale but still Russian, or Soviet should I say ......At the openning of the box I've been seduced by what those nicely detailed and numerous parts and phot etched promised. Say a straight forward building.....How wrong I was,! I succeed to kill the beast at last but for sure it is not a kit for beginners..... - The photos you are going to see are a bit underexposed and blurred that's means that I don't use photoshop, I even don't know how to do..... - Let's begin with inside view https://imageshack.com/a/img922/4686/z4QH3r.jpg Now the beast......
  17. Perhaps one of the best Alien Garage kits ever produced,The Aqua Alien from Resurrection,a film that many regard as the low point of the franchise(I kinda like it)This is another 20+year owned kit,did have a go at it back in the day but the end result was pretty dire,So into the box of shame it went! Added a few extra details to the back wall. Cheers Andy
  18. The Story so far... As @Black Knight has pointed out, I was an early backer of GB and I finally got back home and survived running out of heating oiil and dental abscesses! At least it gave me plenty of contemplating or confusing time. to re-cap... I was going with the Broden EAA VC10, but @Roland has that thoroughly under control, and having seen the state of the tail... You see, like many of us the new year brings a comiment to finishing some builds, so I want a mojo boost. Next on the list was a Midland Railway 10 ton brake van, I first came across these 40 years ago and they're as lop sided as me. There's a Slater's O gauge (1:43) kit available, but the review I read was not encouraging and I feared for my mojo Thoughts then turned to ships and I scoured every RN WW2 pennant number in search of a 10 before noticing at about the same time as @Corsairfoxfouruncle that Yorktown was CV(A) 10. The Trumpeter model looks a gem, but all those tiny tiny planes in 1/700 scared me But I found the Revell Fair play X (Roman in numeral) tugboat. Reviews say that lots of small parts are totally bounded to the sprue, and who am I to break a strong relationship! @SAU came to the rescue with some car suggestions. Topping the list was a Tamiya Alpine A110, what could better soothe the mojo? Especially as they do a precise Alpine Blue paint for it. Wonderful internet, I can order it and have it waiting for when I get home. Sorted. What is wrong with us modellers? And I know I'm not alone in being distracted look at KUTA. This time my downfall was seeing that there is a model auction in our nearest town this very day, and listed are... Fire brigade models kit of a Volvo FL10, resin and white metal but no reviews And Tenariv Porsche910, again resin and white metal. Found a generic reviews that says they are lovely kits from a French car fanatic who stopped producing in 2008- freaky eh... Those are my top contenders. Obviously I should go with the Tamiya for my mojo ailment. Even the Kindle auto correct makes resin into resign. But I suspect I'll be along with the Porsche, unless the bidding goes silly Which meant 2 weeks before I actually started Unless I have another good idea. I expect the gallery will be full of wonderful builds before I even start my engine; and there is a masterpiece in there already and some beauts well on their way. Which means that starting right from the back of the grid is me
  19. Scaleworx is currently working on a 1/48th Cheetah E resin conversion set for the Kinetic's Kfir C2/C7 kit (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935583-148-iai-kfir-c2c7-by-kinetic-sprues-decals-released/?p=1251802). Scaleworx has in its catalogue similar sets dedicated to the Heller & ESCI/Italeri Mirage III kits - ref. SW48-01 (Cheetah C), SW48-02 (Cheetah D), SW48-03 (Cheetah E), SW48-08 (Cheetah B ) (https://www.facebook.com/scaleworx/photos/a.235132476686101.1073741852.212054182327264/363249607207720/?type=1&theater) In time, the rest of the Scaleworx Cheetah sets will also be modified for the Kinetic kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/scaleworx/photos/a.235132476686101.1073741852.212054182327264/383498791849468/?type=1&theater V.P.
  20. Hello Guys, This is the ninth completed cat from my WIP here, covered on pages 19-21 - This is just a bland line bird, the type that doesn’t get much love from modellers or decal companies. The markings are made up from all different sources and some had to be adjusted with a steady hand and some enamels... This bird was finished in Mission models acrylics using a maskol postshade technique to get the corrosion control & overpainted markings look. The weathering was mainly done with Mig Ammo stuff. The build features resin & etch upgrades from either aftermarket parts or my own modified and/or mastered/scratched parts from several sources to improve the base kit. I tried to depict it similar as in this photo, where it appears it’s recently changed hands from vf143 to vf103. I took a bit of artistic license adding some extra ghost grey parts (eg one drop tank & lau-7) and ghost grey touch ups to add some more interest. What’s certainly visible in the picture is the overpainted tail griffins and then the ghost grey nose gear door and ventral fin patch. I added the overpainted look to the area of the where the modex and crew names would have been too. The weapons are inert/captive types as often seen when at NAS places, mainly to add a bit of colour (blue) to the buid. Reference picture used: 161164 in its previous life. Overview and products used for scale: Now, the pictures were took in sequential walkaround style order, but when uploaded to postimage they have all been jumbled up, apologies! (And also for the excessive quantity) Thanks for looking! As always any observations please feel free to comment. Now onto number ten... Cheers, Tony
  21. Evening All I've had this in the stash for a fair few years but have never been able to pluck up the courage to start it due to some seriously large casting blocks. A new razor saw I had as an Christmas present has proved ideal and I've managed to finally get the hull together. Sadly I didn't take any "before" photos as this wasn't planned to be a WIP build. There's a small amount of damage to the front (looks worse than it is on the photo), but all in all, I'm happy with the result. The kit is stunning and is mostly resin, using just the running gear and a few details from the revell king tiger. It also includes a turned aluminium barrel. I wasn't overly struck on the revell tracks next to the level of detail on the superstructure so treated myself to a set of OKB tracks which are superb. Also adding a set of voyagers very nice etched grilles to add the finishing touch Will try and update when I can but might be a lengthy build as I don't want to rush. All the best Ben
  22. My first GB of the year and straight into it with a big resin monster, Fisher Model & Patterns 1/32nd Sea Fury! I’m a huge fan of these guy’s, they turn out some of the best resin models available anywhere! I happen came across this model by chance and at a price significantly cheaper than normal so I couldn’t resist. The box is packed full of very carefully wrapped bits of resin….warning the photos below are pure hardcore resin porn!!!!! The fuselage is a one piece hollow cast thing of beauty with the only mould line being on the bottom of the fuselage, easy to fix and remove. The wings are cast in 2 pieces with the main gear wells moulded as a separate piece as well. They were moulded like this to easily allow you to have the wings folded, they supply all the extra bits for this as well. I’ll probably end up building her with the wings folded to help save some space. The rest of the bits, all nicely casted, the rockets are a wee bit wrapped but I may end up replacing/scratching building some replacements, something to think about there. The prop even comes with a special jig to help align the blades correctly as well.......which I forgot to add into the photo when I took it!! The final bits are the cast metal gear, they need to be as there’s some weight in this model and the canopy. It’s super clear and some of the most finely/think cast clear resin I’ve ever seen. The supplied decals are very extensive but don’t cover the bird I want to build so I’ll be using most of the kit supplied decals and the extra I need will come for the Nova Scale set for RAN Sea Fury’s. The scheme I've chosen is for a RAN bird that operated off the HMAS Sydney in 1951 off Korea. To go with this build I bought Valiant Wings “The Hawker Sea Fury”, it’s full of great reference stuff I’ll need, especially the wing folding section. The only issue with the model was that the spinner was broken, but I fixed this already. It’s a big build for the start of the year but it’s a model I’ve really wanted to build for ages. Plus with luck I'm on holidays for a week so with my shift pattern I get to have 3 week at home, so plenty of build time for me for a change. The only scary part of the build will be the folding wings……for that I have to cut up the wings!
  23. Long before I was came on and lowered the tone, I think there was a GB for anything that wasn't injection molded plastic. I'm proposing Vol II, maybe the No PIMP GB that's No Injection Molded Plastic. Or to be more positive about it, wood, etch, white metal card, vac-form ... Having just started on a resin car in the 10th Anniversary GB, I've discovered a whole new world, and I was inspired and awed by what @pheonix did with wood and metal in the floatplane GB. Plus all the amazing vac-form work. And I do have to card buildings that I have no reason to build unless a GB comes along. What I'm thinking is.. Any model you like, so wiffy, sci-fi, fantasy even more conventional subjects, no holds barred in any medium you like but the injection molded element can't be more than 25%. I'm putting that in because in the my case, I'd replace the rainwater goods with AM injection molded and to allow for raiding the scrap box for similar fiddly details for others. Then standard GB rules apply and fun to be had along with new experiences; after all why should New Media always mean Twitter etc? Any takers/ thoughts etc? So far (15) Me (I suppose I should) Bootneck Robert Stuart Jockney Jb65rams CliffB Black Knight Philp Angus Tura Sleeper Service trickyrich BritJet Zebra RayS dude_gan_ainm
  24. After the 1/48th CASA C-101 Aviojet & A-36 Halcón ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963138-148-casa-c-101-aviojet-a-36-halcon-resin-kits-by-scratchaeronautics-released/) Scratchaeronautics is working on a 1/48th Hispano Aviación HA-200 Saeta resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153499626716382&set=a.10152183015561382.1073741839.819351381&type=1&theater See also Scratchaeronautics 1/48th Hispano Aviación HA-220 Super Saeta resin kit. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010171-148-hispano-aviación-ha-220-super-saeta-resin-kit-by-scratchaeronautics-box-art-release-december-2016/ V.P.
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