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Fighting Eighty-Four

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  1. 1/48 ICM MiG-25PD and RBF coming in 2018!

    Just saw in the 2018 ICM catalog that a 1/48 MiG-25PD and MiG-25RBF are in coming. I'm pretty pumped for both! https://issuu.com/icm2018/docs/catalogue_2018_small_c?e=32447008/57625963 Hopefully this link works... It's on page 15 of the catalog.
  2. 1/48 - Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" by Great Wall Hobby

    Same here. Got the tracking email and was charged the original shipping amount.
  3. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A (updated 21 Feb)

    I too have noticed this and mentioned it before. It is not egregious, by any means. But I have noticed the nose on the Tamiya kit looks slightly too pointy, compared to the Hasegawa nose, which looks more "correct" to my eye. The difference is small enough that I wouldn't notice it on any other aircraft, but since the Tomcat is my favorite I am more apt to notice the difference. Anyway, all in all the difference is so slight that it wouldn't keep me from buying or building the kit. In fact I have already bought three and built one. It;s easily the best engineered and fitting kit I have ever built (or seen). But in the same breath, I also will not be chucking any of my Hasegawa Tomcats either.
  4. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A (updated 21 Feb)

    Wow, that is fantastic work Cap! And of course I wholeheartedly approve of your choice in markings. ;-) Looking forward to seeing this one cross the finish line!!!
  5. Hobbyboss 1/48 FM-2 Wildcat

    Very nice Tom! The chipping and weathering looks just right to my eye. So what's next up?
  6. the48ers.48 a new modelling project

    Congrats Ilias! I have been a loyal customer ever since the beginning, great site and great prices. Just like Mstor said, I always go to the 48ers first for my aftermarket. Here's to many more years of growth and service!
  7. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-35S Flanker-E, Russian Air Force, 2014

    Thanks Skuki! I am in the same boat. I really enjoyed this and the Su-22 from KH. This kit even more so, it really is a nice kit and fit is generally excellent. But I too am going to get the GWH kit, looking forward to building it and comparing the two. Thanks Janne, it always means a lot coming from you. :-) Thanks Darren, I always am very grateful to see your feedback! Thank you Eric! Thanks Joel! One of the reason I love building Flankers is the creativity it allows me to have when painting the metalwork and heat stressing. I think that is the part of modelling I find to be most fun! Thanks Craig, I appreciate the kind words!
  8. My 2017 Production

    Thanks Cap! Yes, I do manage to eat AND sleep. Imagine that! Actually, I am currently mired in a slump. I have not touched a model in 2018, last working on my current project in early November. But I feel the mojo coming back, and will hit the bench this weekend!
  9. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Shipping to the US is $12.82 air shipped with tracking. So total is $62.18 and includes the bonus weapon set for the preorders only. I already have two on preorder from Victory Models, but I think I will put one more on order through HobbyEasy. http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/tare0bal4idjzfrztyrj.html
  10. Best 1/48 F-16I Sufa kits out there?

    There is a great comparison build thread here: The photobucket hosted pics are gone, but you can still get a good feel for the comparison from the commentary, the OP was quite thorough with his analysis. From my reading of the thread, it seems the Hasegawa is a bit more accurate in shape and accessories and fits better, but the Kinetic has better detail, however is more work. So it appears there is no clear cut winner here, just depends on what each modeller prefers...
  11. Thanks JB for the kind words! Your eyes are not off, it is not perfectly level, a product of applying the decals on the tails before attaching them to the model. I didn't notice it until after the pics were taken, as it is really not terribly noticeable in person. I ended up painting over them and applying new skull and crossbones, but never bothered to take new pics. :-)
  12. 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-35S Flanker-E, Russian Air Force, 2014

    Thanks Solo! I think you will really enjoy building this, I know I did. Thanks kike! It means a lot coming from you, I am a HUGE fan of your Venezuelan Su-30! Thanks Andrey! I have used your decals several times now and always are top notch. Thanks for providing such great products for us modellers! Thanks Richard! Thanks Cap, I always appreciate your feedback! Thanks Dan! I didn't really notice the canopy being too thick, and it doesn't seem to be noticeable on the finished model. Thanks Brad! I appreciate the kind words. Thanks Mh! It does look menacing in that color with all that ordnance... and that was my intention! :-)
  13. My 2017 Production

    Thanks Tom! How ya been man? Will you be coming to the Regional show in April? Thanks Thommo! I really liked those markings, and for my first WWII aircraft (and first NMF model) I am pretty pleased with the outcome. SrA Myles name is on the decal sheet if I remember correctly, but for the version I chose it called for another name on the canopy, which I forget right now. Thanks for posting that pic, it is so cool that you were there!!!
  14. Tamiya extra thin - new formula?

    Actually, there are two types of Tamiya Extra Thin cement, regular and quick setting. It sounds like you got some of the quick setting. Check this out:
  15. 1/48 - Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" by Great Wall Hobby

    Nice! Thanks for the info, I had already pre-ordered with them... That description about the two canopies was not there when I pre-ordered, so it is good to get confirmation.