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madmanrick

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    Models, music and collecting. I also enjoy traveling and camping.

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  1. Not to disparage anyone, but a guy with less than 10 posts comes on and offers up what some would consider a "holy grail" of a kit and for very big bucks? I would be very, very wary of such a deal, way too much risk for my tastes. Now if it were an established regular like Dong or any of our long-term members that have conducted multiple successful trades and it would be a much more comfortable deal for me.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    All I can add is that I cannot wait until this kit is actually released (assuming it ever is) and not simply because I have 5 on pre-order (2 of which I shelled out $$$ for). I cannot wait to finally be reading commentary about the actual plastic and not the vaporware that has so far been discussed for 177 pages ad nauseum. Let us remember that not one person that I am aware of, has seen the production plastic, either with their own eyes or even pictures purporting to be of production plastic. So until that occurs this is all baseless speculation, that may or may not even be close to reality. Although I will admit that AMK et al, have screwed up royally in the public relations department. They are far from the first and I am sure not the last, to "steal the joy."
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    95% of which are comments by whiners such as yourself, that a). have no skin in the game and b). get their thrills by watching the world burn.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Darren, I respect what you have to say and I agree wholeheartedly with most, if not all you have had to say. However, trying to beat back this mob is fruitless work at best. The ironic part about most of the detractors here, is that as I have pointed out many times, almost to a man (person) they not only haven't got any skin in the game, they would not have purchased this kit under any circumstances.
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    Aviation Art Su-33 1/48

    Dude, seriously I can hazard a guess why people don't want to communicate with you, perhaps if you took a breath between rants, people might answer you every month or so. Wait, this coming from the self-professed "Madman," disregard. Silly me for trying to throw you to the Rational Wolves.
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    Lau-128?s

    I believe by the end of DS, there were not many Iraqi fighters airborne to engage. Most of the kills late in DS were on helicopters. The last kill coming on 15 Feb.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    TLDR: AMK is reportedly showing sprues of the F-14D at the Moson show next weekend. No further information has been made available as of yet.
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    F-94C wing question

    Here's what I have, from the Aerofax Minigraph:
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Brother, all I can say is when those kits finally ship, play that tracking number in the lottery, because it will surely be your lucky day!
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    1/48 Jets for sale

    PM sent for ICM Mig-25PD $45.00 ICM Mig-25RBF $45.00 Trumpeter Supermarine Attacker F.1. $20.00
  11. You didn't mention what RF-8 resin you are specifically looking for. I have noticed these listings on eBay for a while now. I realize they are not cheap, but they may be your only shot, barring a new-tool kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RVHP-Models-1-48-RF-8A-Crusader-retrofit-kit-VFP-62-USS-Enterprise-Hasegawa-plas/273584825881?epid=16019121639&hash=item3fb2ed2619:g:W-sAAOSwuNNb~1Ym&frcectupt=true https://www.ebay.com/itm/RVHP-Models-1-48-Vought-RF-8G-Crusader-Photo-Reconnaissance-Conversion-Set/112744003038?hash=item1a4010f5de:g:JicAAOSwbWZaVJWQ I have the RVHP RF-8G (as well as the C&H RF-8A) conversion and all I can say is it is gonna take some work to get you all the way there. But, as I said this is pretty much the only game in town.
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    kinetic 1/48 hornet nose issue

    Since I know Mr. Roof has said he is building a dozen or more of this kit, I trust when he said he has it figured out, that he actually has. So I await his directions as to how he was able to beat the Kinetic Hornet into submission. Also, since nobody else stepped up, I guess we really have no other horse in the race.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Well, to be completely fair he only re-followed upon someone posting something else in this thread, so it wasn't as though he didn't truly leave. 🤣
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    Nuclear bombs and modern aircraft

    I believe that 105's could carry both mk. 28's & mk. 43's.
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    F-89J Scorpion "Pod"

    Well, upon reflection I have to say I am no longer convinced that this is an ordinary baggage pod. Most baggage pods I've seen are just functional items and not normally very well taken care of. However, not only are both the pods in these pics well taken care of, they are painted and marked in very similar ways. So I can't offer another opinion as to what it actually is, but I find the mystery very interesting.
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