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    Winter time: Model building, preparing summer events...<br>Summer time: WWII GMC 2.5to truck 1/1 scale (real one), going on vehicle meetings, WWII re-enactments, air shows, parachuting...

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  1. Hello all Everything has been said...Tamiya, then Monogram. Those two are the closest to the real thing in shape and form. If you go shopping for a Monogram Tomcat it is best to check online for the older kits. The older the better. I have a new(er) Revell boxing here and the molds meanwhile are clearly on the finsh line...worn out. In order to beaf up the Monogram kit a bit you could use left over parts of the Tamiya kit. I added resin wheels and Verlinden seats to my Tamiya Cat and used only half the weapons...the original parts will look very nice on a Monogram bird.
  2. Hi Be careful with the original Hasegawa VF-1 Wolf Pack boxing...I have it as well and the decals are not usable. They have yellowed very much over time. But there are aftermarker ones available. One day I want to build a VF-1 bird of the days when they flew top cover over Saigon in 1975. cheers Uwe
  3. Hello Martin Who would that be, please? I do not know what happend in Germany but MBK, where I bought my Kfir, does not seem to carry AMK any longer... thanks Uwe
  4. Hello I have a Tamiya A6M5 in 1/32 and a newer mold Hasegawa (JT17) in 1/48...both built. I do not see the canopy profile of the Hasegawa one to be different from the Tamiya, apart from the size. I understand that both companies have an old and a new mold version out there, new in Hasegawa's case means late 80ties? I also understand that the new 2006(?) mold from Tamiya is a scaled down 32scale kit? I will know once my ordered one arrives. All in all I can say that the newer mold Hasegawa, the A6M3 (JT17) in my case, is a beautiful little kit that with a bit of care builds into a Z
  5. Hi all Joinig in here now as well... I watched the "Zero" movie on Amazon last night...then started looking for a 1/48 model and found the Tamiya limited Edition with the movie decals...ordered! ;-) Started reading on Hasegawa's earlier models and hence ordered on of those... I have built the 1/32 Tamiya Zero when it first came out...OOB...and it was a pure pleasure and an eye opener back then but I have not build a Zero ever since...so now it will happen! cheers Uwe
  6. Looking at the first picture and following the panel line just below the wing bags backwards it looks ok...Towards the exausts it looks like some rather heavy sanding was done. Is there anybody in Telford who can get to that model and take better pictures without all the shadows? Also it would be nice to hear if the model on show is made from an/the injection mold or maybe just a sanded down 3D print? A couple of pages back there was a picture of the upper fuselage part before the wing bags were put on and without that primer cover...there I think the curve looked ok. @AMK...if you reall
  7. I can only second what the two guys in front of me said...the general shape and measurements are key, details are very nice but can also be added by the modeller to a certain extend. Speaking of the ZM Phantom...now that Hypersonic has a fuselage fixing set it will be a very nice bird once completed...
  8. Here a picture of theTamiya -A... cheers Uwe
  9. Strange...since in previous construction photos the curve looked ok! I agree though that the later pics show quite heavy hips… 😉 Here the earlier construction Picture... cheers Uwe
  10. Hello all I currently have a couple of BF109s in the making. F4 yellow 14 is getting decaled already but my very old Hasegawa G-10 is stalled since I do not have fitting decals. The kit decals from 1999 are not usable any more, they turned very yellow...apart from being super thick and the white 44 not being a G-10 . I also have the latest release of the Revell G-10, bought it for the decals alone, but those it turnes out are for a Erla G-10 which, as we all know, has a completely different engine cowling and oil cooler. Erla's also seem to have had (mostly/all?) the smaller
  11. Hello all I just started decaling my BF109F-4 with Lifelike decals and I ran into issues right away. The decals seem to have the strongest glue I have ever whitnessed. I do wet the surface before I apply the decals and yet I have almost no chance to move them into position, they stick right away and I already ruined one of the big wing crosses! Has anybody experienced this as well? Any tips on how to avoid this. The model surface was glossed wit Tamiya X-22 to a mirror like finish. thanks Uwe
  12. An early boat tail -A...very nice! High on my wish list...VF-1 over Vietnam! 🙂
  13. So AMK does not have a certain bump (yet) that should be there? It could be worse...since grinding a bump into a mold is a lot easier then removeing one that should not be there. AMK, Martin...over to you guys... cheers Uwe
  14. Looking at the construction pictures on page 114 and comparing them with the same parts on my unbuild Tamiya -D I see no difference but I agree that some of the pics could lead to such (wrong) conclusions since the rounded edge of the bags behind the wings make the curves look much more curved… I think we are ok, let's wait until we see a full build up one in primer and under good lighting. cheers Uwe PS: How about some cockpit pictures? 😉
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