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  1. Hey guys, Not really hanging this guy out to dry just yet...or am i? But still i want to get the word out because things ain`t adding up. I bought three magazines from this ebay seller in ITALY. A relatively big seller with almost 2000 active listings (flybudget33) The parcel according to him was shipped out on july 24th and he attached a picture of the shipment. First and foremost there is no postage paid shown on the parcel and no official documents attached to help describe the contents to get it through customs etc. Sort of surprising for an international shipment. I have
  2. Why so? I can tell they don`t have anything up at the moment but the last listing they had ended on august 8th, not really cause for any alarm? I shopped with them on several occasions.
  3. I don`t trust the bank so i have a stash instead. I always bought a lot more than i needed so i could sell again later. The real question is how many kits can you build before you run out of plastic cement. I`m at the point where i no longer go look for models because i have pretty much everything i ever wanted. These days i spend a little money on books and such but without question the real foundation is my beloved stash, lol. I can pick & choose...cherrypick whatever i want, i don`t have to build "everything"
  4. Cutting the parts from their trees, cleaning them up and at the same time enjoying the parts intricacy that soon will build up into a complete model. That`s high quality therapy for me right there...every time 😉
  5. I wish Hasegawa would start making some new tooled single engined types, not just redo their old ones all the freggin time. Also i wish they would have made a few more soviet types when they did their nice collection back in the 80`s & 90`s. Maybe something like what Airfix is doing now, refreshing their old line of kits, lol. That`s at least doing some justice to all their fans around the world.
  6. Procuring a high quality/silent compressor is often the primary financial burden in a scenario like this. I was a grown man before i could buy one such for myself and oh boy it is SO worth it. As for airbrushes, you may obtain several different ones for your stash but as far as compressors, you usually only carry one in your arsenal over a long period of time. For sure look for used compressors unless you come fully loaded. Here`s one airbrush i find very attractive and good quality. https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=2198
  7. Is there a link to the book somewhere ?
  8. I bought a six pack of the Future bottles in 2014 from amazon. I think they were like $35 plus shipping to Norway. Mine came with a very sweet apple smell. A couple of the bottles were damaged due to the bottle caps breaking off from the poor design "open top" Pledge packs so they must have left an apple scent trail all across the Atlantic ocean, lol. Needless to say i still have a lot left and this future stuff really has got to be the most sought after stuff for modelers living in countries where you can not buy this product.
  9. I`ve been toying with this idea for a long time but it`s still just a daydream. I really want to try it out but i can`t seem to find a "way in" if you like. Is there anyone out there who has gone through the paces and sat down and learned the ABCs of casting your own resin parts? Maybe a clever "way in" would be to cast some spare parts for your project just to get started? I can see a lot of uses for this type of work. I have no idea what to buy but i know there are several good quality products out there.
  10. Ok so at first you say "form long strong bonds" and then you go on to say "potentially weaker in bonding strength" This "contradiction" makes no sense to me. Either we are talking about a stronger bond or a weaker bond when adding water. If you say both things you are confusing people. Soooo....which one is it? Don`t use too many scientific terms, talk in plain english so everybody can understand. I`ve been using thin ca as a filler on my aluminium rims to fill in small scratches which worked great but i did not want to apply any ca kicker since i believe the glue would become poro
  11. I`m seriously considering picking up one of these. I just found these shirts really really cool. https://theywillkillyou.com/collections/t-shirts
  12. So adding water could be a better solution than accelerator ?
  13. So i am curious to know why ca glue seems to react with water almost as if you added accelerator. Anyone know why this is?
  14. So is the Metalizer range discontinued or to be continued? I could swear i heard something about them going out with a bang.
  15. Just hopped on the bandwagon. Did i miss anything?
  16. The bigger the scale the bigger the costs involved. Probably why from early on i chose to build 1:72 scale models. There are kits in all priceranges, something just right for all the Joes out there. More than kit prices, i am much more attuned to the currency convertion rates which in the long run helps me decide whether to buy or not. I don`t really buy anything retail anymore. I most often find these prices too high for my liking even though i could afford it. Ebay is a chapter of its own, don`t put too much emphasis on what sellers ask there. With all the seller fees there, i don`t really b
  17. Anyone tried the Halford brand? I know the brits like that but have no idea if they ship overseas. Maybe it`s better for larger areas? ...anyone?
  18. Mojo appears somewhere in between fun and work. It goes both ways and if you do not posess harmony in life, you will have poor mojo. A proper balance is not easily achieved but you can find it if you look deep inside yourself. I am on the right track but have a long way to go. Wind in the sails !
  19. So what will happen with the True Details range now? I noticed some of them have been modernized not like the older sets. Never shopped with Squadron directly, just wasn`t my thing.
  20. Well i`m happy for you. This means you have not (yet) grown an emotional bond with your model kits/stash, in other words there is still hope for you. Trust me when i say this is not the case with many modelers 😉 At the end of the day you (most likely) paid money for something that ended up not being put to good use. Money down the drain...ethical issues...how to best consume a plastic model kit toy? Personally i don`t like the idea of throwing away a half completed kit. Why not save it for a rainy day? That being said, if it can be of any joy to someone else i would not hesitate to give it awa
  21. I think you tip #4 is a very good one and should be carefully observed. What are your thoughts on rectangular bases vs square bases ?
  22. Books are good to have around but not everybody has them even if the title is worth looking into which seems to be the case here. My guess is 99 out of 100 people here will not have access to that particular book. All in good faith of course but why not let`s use this forum for all its worth and share opinions with eachother here so all 100 out of 100 will have the possibility to learn more about this, not just the ones who have this book. That`s my goal with this thread...capiche ?! 😒
  23. I want to do a 72 scale diorama with a lot of stuff going on, not just a piece of wood, some foliage and smack the subject on top of it. I was even thinking about some variation in the height/topography. My main concern is getting the size of the framework right so i can fit everything i want in this confined space. I have some blue foam for the main base i will be trimming to shape but due to all the stuff i want to put into the diorama, i have a hard time visualizing the actual required size needed. I am hoping i can get away with a double "letter size" format or "A3" format but suspect this
  24. More than anything else : JUNKERS JU-52 (1:72) I`d like to see Hasegawa give that one a brand new tooling 😄
  25. Can`t help but wonder in these contagious times if some hobby companies have had to shut down their production lines. Are these smaller companies more prone to go belly up should the cash flow stop? My theory is most people spend less money on hobby stuff after covid became a thing. I haven`t actually heard of anyone shutting down yet, but it would not surprise me if one day this will become the reality. I just can`t see an end to this ongoing madness any time soon. Any thoughts on the situation ?
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