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    Ahhh!! Smell the resin!
  • Birthday 12/05/1964

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    1st love: Aircraft... then the madness spread. Currently I do Aircraft, Armour, Sci-Fi, Ships, Figures... and the skills I've gained doing these have all helped do aircraft modelling better :)

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  1. Hard to tell from the CAD or box art really. The nose has the blister just aft of the nose cone on the sides which is unique to the Growler version, so it may be a different nose section. What is does have over the HB kit, for example: -includes Aero-5 launch adapter for Harm Missiles -includes low band ALQ-99 pod -the wingtip pods are mounted correctly (forward mount on wings) -the wingtip pods include the vents/scoops between the pod fins Looks to be an accurate out of box build, but actual plastic will tell the full story.
  2. On the HB kit? Huh… that is strange. I guess they made common side nose parts for the F and G then.
  3. I have the HB Growler kit. The small side blisters just aft of the radome are indeed there. As these nose parts (A1 & A2) are the same parts included in the E/F kits, those blisters would need to be removed for the HB E/F kits. The gun gas vents I am referring to that are there on the G (that should not be) are the series of square mesh/vents on the underside of the nose just forward of the nose gear. As you say, the gun muzzle port and side vent part is replaced with a blank part (J7) in the G kit, so that is correct.
  4. All the correct blisters aft of the radome are present on the kit (as seen on Growlers, including Aussie versions), unfortunately so are the gun gas vents. These will need to be blanked/ filled in. Another strike, Hobbyboss 🙄
  5. I just had this kit delivered a few days ago so I thought I’d give a few thoughts and comments: The base aircraft kit itself appears to be quite nice; well moulded, fine details, no real issues. Flory Models did a nice review on the HB F/A-18E that would be comparable to this kit. The problem arises when you start looking at all the bits you hang on the kit, namely pods and weapons. First up: ALQ-99 pods. They “look” nice on the sprue at first glance but there are several issues here. The prominent heat sink panels on each side of the pods are only represented as smooth r
  6. Possibly nothing was fixed? The thread was a while ago, so I’m just going from memory. Maybe it was incorrect weapons included? Yes, the G definitely had issues that were corrected. Seems then they merely created issues with the new H kit that previously were fine. Modelmkr
  7. Well… I just picked up the newly re-kitted B-52H from Modelcollect (via Lucky) kit number UA72211. This replaces the previous version kit number UA72200. This new kit includes the corrected parts that were needed and much discussed on this forum, but there is a problem. The new kit version no longer includes any weapons (previous one had sprue Z cruise missiles and PE for them), inexplicably NO unit/ sqn marking decals (neither of these are shown to be included in the instructions or parts map) and the common/ stencil decals are all printed in black now vs the correct grey (which the
  8. That very same subject is on my to do list (Tamiya+ Furball). You did a fantastic job; just love the treatment on the exhausts, really catches the eye. Marc B.
  9. The term "prototype" in this context was apparently via google translate, as I understand it, and does not mean prototype as you and I know it in the aircraft sense. This is supposed to be a production version AFAIK. Marc B.
  10. Lol! Oh, okay… completely missed the humour in your post. Marc B.
  11. Where did you hear it was squashed? I've seen nothing to support that claim. HobbyEasy still lists it with a Dec. 22nd release. Marc B.
  12. Hmmm, now if I could figure out a way to write mine off… I've got 2 now and as (fingers crossed) Tamiya release more versions I'll pick up a few of them too. Marc.
  13. Jeez Darren, how many of these kits did you buy? Marc B.
  14. Lucky Model just listed it as in stock. Marc B.
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