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Everything posted by Scooby

  1. The F-35s only just first operated off the Queen Elizabeth two weeks ago. They were the first F-35s to land on the QE. The program was filmed in 2017, so no you won’t see F-35s on the carrier.
  2. Not if you are buying a Monogram B-17. They can be found for $40 USD. The HK B-17 is comparable to switching from a Corolla to a Cadillac.
  3. I bet he did. In 1979 : An AMC Pacer cost $3,100 in California, while a Chevy Impala cost $5,471 in New York. An Oldsmobile Tornado cost $10,041 in the US, and a Toyota Carola was $3,698 in New York. Prices for most cars ranged from 4,000 to $6,000 in 1979. 2020 MSRP: Corolla $19,500, Chevy Impala $28,895 (almost identical increases 529% and 527%). The other cars don’t exist anymore.
  4. Of course they would be installed. ATC still needs to see them.
  5. I have color pictures, I’ll need to find them, yes light blue. I no longer have a picture hosting site though, can I email them to you. I’m ex-408, so I made copies from the squadron archives.
  6. I did courses and training in military procurement at Royal Military College. You always purchase equipment for tomorrow’s wars, not today’s. You plan for the strongest possible adversary, not your current enemies. Therefore the F-35 is viable and so are newer technologies in development. But so much for that thinking if politicians do the purchasing.
  7. Stashes are normal, the people with them are not. 😀 I’m one of them, I think I have 150 kits unbuilt. I’m trying to get that down to about 50.
  8. Only a few from one of them. Despite helping with the estate I didn’t buy much plastic. The second guy really screwed things up, he donated all his kits to the Cold Lake Air Museum. He stipulated in his will they could not be sold, that they had to be built for the museum displays. Very few have been built, I don’t know where they are now (last I heard in storage). The museum really could have used the kits as a cash infusion.
  9. I’m not at all excited about Midway after seeing those trailers. They would have been better off not releasing any trailers. At least that way they would have tricked me into going.
  10. I knew two guys who each passed away with over 10,000 kits in their homes. Both were single and neither had a completed kit.
  11. 1/48 P-38 F/G decals, the market is slim for current decals. I know WWII isn’t normally your realm but it would be nice to see.
  12. And you are correct, they are on the box top and in the kit. https://www.tamiyausa.com/blog/tamiya-61120-148-lockheed-p-38-fg-lightning/?fbclid=IwAR3sf3KfO9lm4iiFgsArIc4RmJF3_JKuV8Im4YBoSga4-c9zlEyTLFNijJ0
  13. My mistake, I recall we were always told we adopted it from Australia. I now see New Zealand introduced it in 1986 and they are who we modeled it after.
  14. I corrected my post after reading up on P-38s. Based on the engine panels I think that the kit will be a F/G/H. Prior to my edit I said E/F/H, which was wrong.
  15. GST in Canada stands for Government Screwing Taxpayers. Thank you Australia for giving this to us. It was supposed to be a temporary tax to pay down the deficit. Now it is permanent.
  16. It’s no longer a secret. The CAD image isn’t in this post, it is the nose cone. People have matched up the images in this link with P-38 drawings. It is definitely a 1/48 P-38 F/G/H and will be announced July 25.
  17. What a timely thread. But then again the CAD drawing leaked a few months ago so it wasn’t totally a surprise.
  18. There was the leaked picture from the Tamiya factory with what looked like a P-38 nose on a CAD drawing.
  19. It was in the works when Rick was still with us, his enthusiasm was likely the driving force.
  20. Super nice guy, I was looking for him at this years RMCC contest. So sorry to hear. He will certainly be missed on this site and at modeling and aviation events around Alberta. Please pass on my condolences to his family.
  21. The Spit was my favorite, most deserving on the awards. It was good to see you. The F-15 was gold, hands down. Yeah, some of the judging was bizarre. There was a model in one of the categories that I was in ( not mine) that was clearly the gold. It didn’t even place.
  22. I ordered one on eBay about two weeks ago. The seller’s auction said it was in stock. I found out today he won’t have them until end of June, first week of July. Kind of pissed being misled.
  23. It is still a visual representation of something that is there. I drove past a 104 everyday as the guard gate to my base, I could see the flush riveting on the wings from the road and the aircraft was mounted on a pedestal. No matter how well they were flush, and how well the finish was, you could still see them. A perfectly smooth clean wing wouldn't be accurate. It is all up to the modeller how they represent that visually. For me a black wash is a big no. It has to be subtle. There were two 104s on the way to work, one natural metal and the second in camo. I could see them on both.
  24. Those divots are a visual representation of something that is there. I saw Starfighter’s on a daily basis at one time.
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