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Craig Baldwin

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    lifelong non-conformist

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    Your joking, right?!?!?

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  1. Great website for technical details on the F-104. http://www.rolfferch.de/F104G/index.html
  2. Yes, thank you for the followup John. But my point being the same, as I know they are in the kit, but correct or not, my first option is not googling aftermarket replacements. But that's just me, lifelong non-conformist. The kit looks great and mine arrived last week. I will anticipate Kinetic's future releases now that I see they have improved since my previous purchase from them.
  3. Do people still scratchbuild anything anymore? They don't look that complicated.
  4. The newer companies that have sprung up in recent years give the impression they are businessmen looking for commercial avenues to ply their trade. They've found a market when some customers are eager for new products and very willing to spend generous dollars to get them. They are not modellers and don't understand that parts get lost, damaged and so forth. After they initial sale, any other followup just takes away from their next project and venture. Lets say they produce a 1000 kits, sell them. What difference would it make to support the customer, they just sold the quantities they produced. Possibly they are not aware the size of the modeller community. Any more ranting I do will just take me down a spiralling descent.
  5. Great attention to detail John, but for those of us not intimate with the 104, where about's is this "bleed air heat exchanger exhaust" of which you speak?
  6. Looking forward to seeing how it goes together. My only other experience is with their AMX kit and was not impressed with a number of fit issues. The worst was the landing gear.
  7. Look at the image they are are using. Likely was their easiest reference source.
  8. I would be surprised if they made a new sprue for this part, likely we will be manufacturing our own if we chose.
  9. Totally agreed. I am looking forward to this kit which I have already pre-ordered. And thanks to Raymond for updates.
  10. The entire modelling population of Malaysia are anxiously awaiting a CL-41G Tebuan to hit the shelves.
  11. I'm more than happy with what they are offering, if this is all your complaining about.
  12. What do you consider thinned paint? I've moved to thinning my base coats up to 75% thinner, even the ones said to be thinned for airbrushing. Using a tinted clear, I would consider similar ratios. Less clogging but you must be disciplined as to not expecting to complete the job in a couple of passes with the airbrush.
  13. You sound like a guy who just enjoys modelling, nothing wrong with that. The problem with asking your questions on ARC is you will get all the expert opinions. The kit was good enough for Academy to box it and sell it under their label. I can speak as someone who fiddles with modelling details most people would not notice and maintained the aircraft with the Canadian Forces for several years. You will not lose sleep over the small dimensional issues with this kit. Go and build those kits and just have fun.
  14. Sorry I do not always visit this subforum. You've got all the colours and details spot on. You have the eye for this workmanship. Looking forward to more work of yours. Craig
  15. Why? When leaving them separate increasing the chances of people buying a second kit.
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