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  1. The interpretation I get from reading the Fine Molds tweets is that the kits for dealers who preordered have been produced ... and are still expected to ship at the end of May. That means dealers like Hobby Search and Hobby Link Japan will have them on hand to ship to customers in the first week in June. The F-2B is still on track for "sometime" in August. Based on past history, both HS and HLJ will initially have more kits than were preordered by their customers, so there will be opportunities to get them ... but be nimble and quick, Jack. 😉 Gene K
  2. Quite a bit, but shouldn't be too much of a challenge. (From nice walkaround here ). Gene K
  3. How come, Murph? Looks like a creatively simple way to get all the pieces lined up. Gene K
  4. From FM Company Twitter: Also -- here's a link to the FM president announcing new tools, including the F-2A and B starting at 7:30. His frequent Japanese "UH" growl is hard to take, but Closed Captioning does an OK job of translating his main points. Interesting that he goes into his philosophy of why it's important for him to create a really good kit, despite the kit not costing much for modelers. Gene K
  5. Gregg, You're my PH ... Photo Hero! Gene K
  6. Yes, and that dynamic box art should help sell out that "limited release". Something else somewhat unusual is the deployment of Snakeyes in a climbing bank -- as the boxart apparently shows. Gene K
  7. Richard, Do you need to be on-line to use the Cricut software, or is the program (and your files) stored on your computer? Gene K
  8. I sure agree. Technology is up, and prices are down, especially for resin printing (versus filament). Gene K
  9. I too am dazzled by this amazing creation! What a creative and imaginative mind you have (not to mention the modeling skill). Appears there is still no dedicated 3D area on ARC? Gene K
  10. I use an airbrush to get into nooks where resin may be hiding - once after the initial swish bath, and again after the final wash before curing. Also speeds up IPA drying. Fantastic work!! Appreciate all the detail you are providing ob 3D printing. Gene K
  11. Use an airbrush to blow out excess resin trapped in small nooks. Once after the initial swish, and again after the final IPA wash. Speeds drying the IPA. Gene K
  12. Thanks. Available in US here at Sprue Brothers. Gene K
  13. I think you meant slats, Murph. Thanks for all the links! Gene K
  14. Same here -- I had set aside a B model Hasegawa front fuselage insert to use on the FM A model. Gene K
  15. New decals and great box art. FM is on an Iranian kick ? - https://www.finemolds.co.jp/FP/72936.html Gene K
  16. Looking forward to this one too, Craig. August release: https://www.finemolds.co.jp/FP/FP49.html (As an aside - Couple of Phantom and an F-14 reissue here : https://www.finemolds.co.jp/2022SHS-new.html ) Gene K
  17. Parts layout has been posted, Craig -- new? https://www.finemolds.co.jp/FP/FP48.html Gene K
  18. Gregg, Appreciate all the great hi-res photos you are posting! Gene K
  19. "Good stuff", Craig. Thanks! Gene K
  20. Thanks for the interesting read, YKM. Gene K
  21. On the F-4, the only function of the spoilers is to "take the place" of ailerons on the wing being turned into. Reason is that the aileron extending up would create significant drag, thus adverse yawing the aircraft away from the intended turn. For that reason, the aileron up travel is very small. For example, for a left turn: left spoiler up, right aileron down, rudder to the left (depending on airspeed and Aileron/Rudder Interconnect switch). There is no separate control to deploy spoilers on the F-4. Gene K
  22. Ben always gives great (and substantiated) advice, in particular as concerns the F-100!! Gene K
  23. Thanks, Seaknight. Broken links, dead pages, etc had me throw in the towel (give up trying to find one). 😖 Gene K
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