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  1. Cockpit Detail Set for A-5C Fantan

    Depending upon which air force you are modeling for. I know that Pakistan Air Force operated A-5 for a period of time and they had Martin Baker ejection seats. Dont know which versions.
  2. 1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    On Tamiya USA website https://www.tamiyausa.com/search.php?q=f-14
  3. Hobbico goes Tango Uniform

    That was a long time ago. If I recall, there was a distributor in Alberta before Hobbico took over from them. This was a transition period between two companies and I was directed to HLJ then. But as always, someone on the forum was able to get me the parts I was looking for. :) With Hobbico situation, I think if you write to HLJ, they will be able to help.
  4. What's up with Academy and Hasegawa?

    Every time I build a Tamiya kit, I fail to justify need for after market. Their kits are so complete and accurate that not even after market decals are needed.
  5. What's up with Academy and Hasegawa?

    You forgot F-104. What a beautiful kit it is. No after market needed except for two under wing drop tanks. Harrier isnt that bad either but its over engineered to accommodate several versions. I m talking about 1/48 only.
  6. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    By not announcing future release. Just like Tamiya. They never announce. They just show their finished product at some Hobby show and make little tweaks after some feedback and then release it to the mass market. Just look at how they recently released their Bf-109G6. Follow its timeline. By the way, what a kit that Bf109 is! Absolutely awesome. A must have :)
  7. Hobbico goes Tango Uniform

    You can always get Hasegawa replacement parts from HobbyLink Japan. Now that Hobbico is unfortunately going under. https://hlj.com/
  8. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    How much long what members have been asking for! This kind of release of piecemeal info makes people talking about your pending release but it leaves a bad experience of the company as well. It would be much better marketing strategy to just release the kit like Tamiya does instead having the tongues wagging for 78 pages with no kit in sight.
  9. Fitter loadouts?

    This one seems to have four bombs under the fuselage. https://ria.ru/syria_mm/20160224/1379541419.html#ria_media=g1379541419_0%3D1379538807 Wonder if Kitty Hawk kit provides such pylons to attach four bombs under the fuselage. This bomb seems to have been dug out of the ground. So dirty and rusty. Could be a good reference for weathering https://ria.ru/syria_mm/20160224/1379541419.html#ria_media=g1379541419_0%3D1379538879
  10. Fitter loadouts?

    Which bombs is the Syrian Fitter carrying in this link? https://theaviationist.com/tag/su-22-fitter/ Looks like a war weary example.
  11. Couple of years ago, I had an order from Hannants that took almost two months to arrive. I had thought it was lost so I mailed them. Their customer service said a lot of buyers from Canada had this complaint but the package will arrive eventually. It did arrive 3 weeks after my email. This was 2015. May be some time Customs in a given country randomly hold back shipments from a certain country of origin. Otherwise it must not take two months to arrive from UK.
  12. 1/48 Tamiya 109 G-6 - ANR

    Gorgeous paint work Adreas. This mottled effect is something I have not been able to achieve for Luftwaffe subjects.
  13. F-18A+ Splinter Aggressor

    I m looking to build this plane with this scheme and will buy Steel Beach templates. I too was intending to build Jorge's way of cutting my own masks using Tamiya tape. What an excellent build Jorge. As always, you set the benchmark.
  14. International shipping changes

    This is the second time I have been charged a sales tax. Earlier, the ebay item had the price wrong so I claimed and got the full refund. This time, the ebay price is the same as one declared on the package. So I dont think I can claim it. Deleted. Dont want to derail the thread.
  15. International shipping changes

    More recently, I have been slapped with an import duty on model kits I have bought from US. This adds to the pain of ever increasing shipping charges and then waiting forever for the kit to arrive from across the border with import bill attached on the parcel :(
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