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    Steven Brown

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    1/72 scale Cold War and modern aircraft, all types, all services, all nations.

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  1. Roden 1/144 C-5

    I wonder, too, if they have a follow-on release planned (an A model) that will feature an interior and positionable nose and tail and be priced based on demand for the initial release. There's soooo much we don't know about how the manufacturers select subjects, choose their features, and price them. I have an article in the works for Scale Model Soup that will begin to address some of my own questions.
  2. Roden 1/144 C-5

    We shouldn't assume that kits are priced just above cost. Roden might have priced the C-5 based on perceived demand. Remember, like any business they're seeking to maximize profit. That said, they might have miscalculated demand vis a vis the price. Tricky stuff.
  3. CD48121 - 1/48 Piasecki H-21

    A few months? Fine by me, but you should know that someone will inevitably ask about its status within the next eight weeks, if not sooner.
  4. CD48121 - 1/48 Piasecki H-21

    What Rotorhead said.
  5. Roden 1/144 C-5

    $92 shipped? Totally worth it!
  6. 1/72 B-36 size kit ..displaying?

    A couple of thoughts. Keep an eye on eBay. The 1/144 kit comes up from time to time in the $45 price range. You could build the model without one wing. That would allow you more easily fit it into a display case. Maybe. At the end of the day though, the sheer size of the model prevents me from buying one, as much as I like the B-36. Ditto for other large bombers. Maybe when I’m retired and I’m in my “forever house" and can allocate permanent space to a few large models. Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  7. Model kit variances

    Precisely. The most insulting bit of hyperbole injected into a review is, "It's a caricature of the real thing." No, an egg plane is a "caricature." Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  8. Model kit variances

    Learn to love rivet counters. Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  9. New Tool su-25?

    What Berkut said. I think it's just a matter of time. The manufacturers are slowly producing all of the obscure (and not-so-obscure) subjects that we've wanted for years, so I'd bet a banana split that we'll see a new-tool 1/72 and 1/48 Su-25 within the next few years from Trumpeter, Hobby Boss, or Zvezda. More likely, from all three at the same time -- LOL. Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  10. 18th Fighter Squadron new paint scheme

    LOL - Of course we want to see them!
  11. Best method to replicate anti-skid areas on 1/48 jets

    Grey Ghost speaks the truth. Any grittiness present in the anti-skid surface is too fine to represent in scale. As an old mentor of mine once told me, "Paint what you see, not what you know is there." Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  12. ZM F-4 shape issue?

    This. http://www.scalemodelsoup.com/2014/03/this-model-is-crap.html Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  13. Nats was great

    Thread drift…. I don’t mind the 1-2-3 system of contests. It is what it is, as they say. But, to Paul and Darren’s point, it really is a shame there are only three winners per category. I’ve judged at the Nats often enough to know that there are sometimes five or six excellent models that get scrutinized for the final three awards. The modelers who don't make the cut go home not realizing how close they came to winning. IPMS really needs to consider awarding something akin to Honorable Mentions for those models that come close to placing. Recognizing a larger number of entrants can only enhance the contest experience. P.S. Paul, if one of my models won first place in a category of two models, it would be a meaningless award. Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  14. Roden 1/144 C-5

    UpperDeck…well said! Steven Brown Scale Model Soup
  15. Nats was great

    I have to respectfully but strongly disagree. This is one of the biggest myths in the hobby. The vast majority of contest entrants are not trophy hunters. They enter contests merely to participate in the hobby, support the sponsoring clubs, and show off their models. They certainly enjoy winning, no doubt, but that's not the goal for most modelers. Steven Brown Scale Model Soup