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  1. Dmanton300

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I'd rather the panel were there and took thirty seconds to remove than end up having to cut out sheet and add it to a subject that needed it. Honestly, if that's the extent of the problem I'll take it.
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    SU-34 nose replacements by QuickBoost

    It's definitely better. Not sure about right.
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    1/48 M346 from Kinetic - release in end of August 2018

    Jack up windscreen, add new aircraft. Then replace the windscreen. 😉
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    Cut then add decals, anyone order from?

    I haven't, but I know some who have via Ebay, and had perfectly good service.
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    Next 1:48 GWH kit - Su-25?

    Is not the question mark in the title as good as saying "rumour"? Was for me.
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    AV-8B Wheel Bay Doors - Position on Ramp?

    Normal configuration on the ground is mains closed, nose open. There is a circuit breaker panel in the nose bay (I think it was a circuit breaker panel) that can only be accessed with those doors open, so normal practice is to manually open those doors after shut down to allow access. But of course, "normal" does not mean "always" so exceptions will be found easily.
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    So The Music Died?

    I believe Hasegawa a few years ago had a permanent staff of 38. Can't remember where I read that, but they are a really small company in that sense.
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    It's not hype, it's Tamiya. You're buying into the best 1/48th scale fast jet model ever tooled, EVER, not an overhyped kit that then under-delivers.
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    Mirage quatre mille; update 20/04/2018

    That was a Mirage 2000. Later updated and re-released. The only Mirage 4000 prior to this was the Anigrand resin kit.
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    Nose weight for 1/48 Tamiya F-14?

    For many many years I have lived by the mantra "if it's a tricycle undercarriage, it gets nose weight". It's never let me down!
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    some more F-35A help Please

    Nope, that will get an uneven finish. It's matched, but very sharp - IMHO you'll still need to mask and spray it all, using a very slightly lighter grey, and then maybe even go back over and mist coats of the base colour to blend it even more.
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    some more F-35A help Please

    It makes me chuckle that many people are saying finishing an F-35 just got easier with the matched RAM tape. Looking at it I think it just got more difficult. In almost every picture of the new scheme you can still clearly see the RAM tape, only now you have to be a lot more subtle in achieving the required look. I can see a slew of models with no representation of the tape at all because they now "match" the main color, and the resulting models looking very bland, and failing to capture the look of the F-35 completely.
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    1/48 AH-64D Block II

    The E model has extra sprues for the E parts, all the original D parts are in there, so as long as you know your fit you should be good to go anyway.
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    Photobucket Update.

    I don't negotiate with terrorists. Besides, after the PB debacle, I simply found my own hosting for my pictures. Cost less than a quesrter of what PB wanted to charge, and I also have the option of setting up my own web page again if I want. But I don't negotiate with terrorists.
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    1/48 - Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" by Great Wall Hobby

    Those pictures kind of make me want a Kittyhawk one. . . .