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VADM Fangschleister

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  1. I had this kit in my stash and finally re-sized and cropped the photos I have of the parts. I had been disappointed with Anigrand's products in the past but this one is better than what I was used to. I did some comparisons of the model with photos and line drawing overlays and it seemed to be pretty accurate in that regard. My plan is to make it an early BOAC jet...not the Super VC-10 to be sure but that dk blue with gold and gray was one of the nicest looking liveries I ever saw and it seemed perfect for this airplane. I will fill in the pax windows and then use a
  2. And to think that in 1980, if I had so much as a hand drawing in my possession of a B-61, I would've been spending time in jail.
  3. I think it was 1/53.0843 exact scale from AMT. (Almost Makes a Toy)
  4. The forced perspective effect came out really nice! Excellent work!
  5. Can't help with corrections to that old BOP....But how's about this? http://www.swannysmodels.com/AWBoP.html 1/350 Vac BOP. The article is a nice build description and adds special effects.
  6. Yeah, well, even though I'm single I found myself saying that if I bought it, I'd have to kick myself out of the house. Even I have limitations. Same thing when I look at the 1/48 Trumpeter Type VIIC unterseeboot. $400+ on eBay plus shipping. Still waiting on the 1/32 TOS Shuttlecraft. Stillborn....no new posts about it for some years now.
  7. Anyone considering this: http://www.nicenmodeldesigns.com/1-350-star-trek-original-series-klingon-d7-battle-cruiser.html 1/350 Resin Klingon D-7 to go with TOS Enterprise. Almost bought it a half-dozen times but just couldn't spend the money.
  8. "If at first you don't succeed, you suck at it so just quit." (j/k) But then again, perseverance has the word "severe" in it...or "sever", depending on your point of view. Sometimes, when one method doesn't work, it might take awhile for that old light bulb to flash back on when you get a brilliant idea. Edison's failures were in the hundreds but he kept at it until the workable, practical light bulb was created. It didn't just happen....it took time, sweat and effort. True, some people have a natural knack for this stuff but don't sell yourself short; You just haven't hit on th
  9. Howdy Lisa, You seem to have a handle on it. The Meatbox (Meteor) is/was a very popular kit and should fit together well. I used to be stationed at DM and spent many an hour at Tucson Hobby Shop on Speedway, I think it was and when I moved over to the East side, I spent the time at Craig's Hobbies. There are many tips, techniques and things to help you out. Much of it comes from experience...and much from reading. Us plastic addicts have many unfinished or half-addled/regretful builds but....just the same we take it as a learning experience and often, when someone comes along wit
  10. If you were anything like me (And I think I am), you would, instead, build a 1/24 scale P-51 and park next to it a 1/24 or 1/25 model of a Ford Mustang. This way, any errors in scale would be negelsish neligigli.......small and insignificant. Barring that, building a 1/32 P-51 would require that you carve, mould or otherwise create from scratch a matching scale car. Or, you could simply put a placard that says, "These two models are representing a forthcoming science fiction episode of "Voyager" whereby the shrinking ray did not completely allow for the return-to-full-size of the car.
  11. Just got Chris Wilson's (Zactoman) replacement intake for the 1/32 Academy F-16 kit. This piece of resin, like all of Chris's work is simply extraordinary. Absolutely professionally done, packaged and with a set of instructions that rival anything put out by anyone else. I can't praise Chris enough. His work is the kind that modelers really want to make their models something to really be proud of. The amount of careful, analytical thought that goes into his stuff is remarkable. Now...if we could just get him to make a 1/48 closed P&W F100 nozzle. :-)
  12. It's my personal belief that "Made Out Of The Box" means using the cardboard only and throwing the plastic bits away.
  13. How about that? Thanks, KEi, Interestingly, just searching 1/32 F-16 doesn't provide those listings. I snagged one for $110 w/free shipping and also bought one of Chris's superb intake sets. Will have to retro it (the kit) some to make it a block 25 for when I was @ Luke that's what the 314th had. I can resin-copy Tamiya's closed PW F100 nozzle, I think. I really appreciate the link assist. Much more reasonably priced than the over $200 bit. Now I anxiously wait the mail so I can fondle plastic and put it in the stash. (Yes...the stash...for when I'm much older and retired an
  14. Thanks, Dave. I scoped out their website---$216 + shipping. I guess their rarity is causing them to go up in price. I suppose if I had the cash to waste, I'd go and do that...but it seems a bit ridiculous. Deep in my heart of hearts, I am imagining that they are re-tooling the fuselage parts to correct the shape issues and are waiting until the original moldings are sold out so as to protect the investments of the retailers who bought them when they first came out. So, attached to that thought process it may be prudent to just wait and see if they re-release them with "new IMPROVED
  15. Seems I'm (very) late to the party and after realizing that Academy did a 1/32 F-16I SUFA, then learning that AFV Club sold the two-seaters as B's and D's....I'm hard-pressed to find them anywhere for sale. I read about shape issues, etc....but it didn't cause me all that much distress to force being disinterested. So...did they just pop one squirt of hot plastic through the molds and then realize the errors and didn't do any more cycles on the molds? Seems a shame that the ONLY 1/32 F-16 two-seater isn't being produced in greater quantities, shape issues or not. Anyone have the answ
  16. True but it's the only game in town for what he's asking.
  17. Afterburner effect Fairly common amongst the EDF RC crowd.
  18. No. Back in 2010 I was going through health issues, work issues and other things. I also had (and still have) a stable of full-scale sailboats that keep me occupied. I put it away and there it remains. I have moved to my own home (one of the issues I mentioned---a witch of a landlady who didn't understand the law nor home-repair requirements) and it has, among other things, a room that will be dedicated to the hobby of building little gems of plastic for display. However, I'm 55 and it may have to wait until I fully retire though I may become deceased before that occurs. I have ther
  19. Years ago I made a wish and also great sport of my desire to attain one each, 1/32 F-106 in an injection-molded kit. That dream has not been realized and I blame the modeling gods for it. :-\ Given that there have been some very significant kits produced in 1/32 of late and the last few years, I'm still wondering what the problem is. Is it something I said? The way I look when I'm just thinking? Who'd I so deeply aggravate that I cannot hope to see a gorgeous hunk of plastic in a big box that says "F-106" on it? Over the years, I was thrilled to see the 1/48 C-130 (long ago now bu
  20. Got the Skunk Models F-16XL kit today. Plastic looks very nice. I am impressed. The engine nozzle is the P&W F-100. Aftermarket can take care of that, though. The aftermarket two cockpit conversion will probably work nicely...though I'm still considering the Kinetic idea.
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