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  1. Thanks to all for the great info! Ken, I REALLY appreciate the quick run-down of your Modelsvit experience. I am definitely going to check out your build links. Thank you for taking the time to post the info and your links. Best wishes, Eric
  2. I've never built a Modelsvit kit. How are they? Any info on the price point? I, too, built the Czech Models kit and it was pretty good in spite of the fact that it had a vacuform canopy. I hate vacuform canopies but I was able to make it turn out pretty good in spite of myself. If Modelsvit makes good kits that aren't overpriced, then you can put me down for one of these. I love these early U.S. X-planes! Eric
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J/D Liberator

    All I can wonder is what the story is behind the naming of that plane. With a name like that, there's GOT to be a story! Eric
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    I enjoyed the song when it first came out but then the local radio stations played it ad nauseam. It got to the point where I couldn't stand it because I heard it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The original Simon & Garfunkle version was perfect and no remake was going to improve it. The remake was okay but then the local stations just ruined it. Eric
  5. That was HIGHLY disturbing! I actually stopped watching it part way through. Eric
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    "Coming soon" definition

    Thank you Kursad! I truly appreciate the update and am very excited about the soon-to-be new releases. As I've mentioned in the past, I've never purchased a Caracal Model set of decals but, from the way everyone raves about them, I can't wait to get my hands on an upcoming set or two (or more)! Best wishes, Eric
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    "Coming soon" definition

    Hello Kursad! It's me, the pest, again. LOL! I'm just excited to hear about any progress that might have been made on the F-94A decals. Also, I know you had mentioned that you're planning on releasing some F-89 decals next year. I don't know if you can reveal this now or what but, by any chance, would you be able to tell us for which variant (B, C, H, etc.)? Just super curious. I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve! Thanks, Eric
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    The cost of Freedom

    So very sad to hear and I offer my most sincere condolences. God bless him for wanting to serve his adopted country. Eric
  9. I thought it was a great idea for a movie! LOL! Being a plastic model builder as well as an RC airplane flyer, I look around and see all the large guts and pasty-skinned guys who partake in our beloved hobbies. If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? Eric
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    How would you rate the 1/48 scale Phantom kits

    I also depends on what you're using as your rating system. Most expensive? Over-engineered? Simple? Weapons selections? Least expensive? Ease of construction? To ask how we'd rate the Phantom kits, we'd first have to know the criteria. Based on my own beliefs, I'd rate them as followed: 1) Monogram 2) Everyone else Eric
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    NFL 2018-2019 thread

    Hey! Current GB resident here! The game was so exciting we actually let our daughter stay up to watch the whole game. Rodgers might have hurt his knee but the rest of us were on the verge of a heart attack! Eric
  12. 1/72 always seemed toy-like to me except when it comes to the large bombers such as the B-36, XB-35, B-1, etc. 1/32 is great but I don't have the luxury of having the excess space to display a shelf full of 1/32 F-4 Phantoms, Mustangs, F-15s, etc. 1/48 is juuuuust right. Much less expensive than 1/32. Amount of detail is not too little and not too much. Space-wise, I can fit more 1/48 planes on my shelves than I can their 1/32 counterparts. Eric
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    Our Names

    Same here. Call me old fashioned but I believe our names are more than just labels for us. I believe we have to stand by our names because, in the end, it's all we have. If something is important enough to say, then stand up to it by signing your name on the dotted line rather than hiding behind something fake. If your name is fake, then how can I trust what is being said by the person? Eric
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    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    1/32 F-89 Scorpion series 1/48 XP-79 Northrop flying wing 1/48 XP-67 Moonbat 1/48 L-133 Lockheed jet precursor to the F-80 but far more advanced.
  15. Thank you, Scooby and Sevastijan! Lesson learned. A couple of models ago, I built the Pro-Modeler P-47N. I finished that one off with the Alclad polished aluminum and that one turned out great. I'm fairly certain I masked over that one as well but nothing pulled up. I'm 98% certain that I gave that plane a base coat of Testor's Model Master gloss black which I had polished. Who knows. Maybe the Alclad adheres better to the enamel more so than the Tamiya primer. Eric