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  1. Looking to trade the above sheet for the Microscale sheet for the GSB sheet for FJ-3's. It had VF-33 and another GSB sqdn too. Contact vis PM. Tnx.
  2. I have another FJ-2 coming. Should be here by next tuesday if the tracking is correct. The vendor that I have bought this kit from has a place holder page on ebay for the FJ-3 Fury. I just emailed them to see if they have anymore info on a release date. If I hear back I will post here.
  3. I read several months ago that it would be released this November. We shall see it that is the case.
  4. Jeffrey at Hypersonic has USN seats that are great with the correct lumbar pad. USAF ones as well. I have a few sets and they are great. Unfortunately with the current airmail situation in Japan, Jeffrey has to wait until that situation improves to get his products out to his customers.
  5. Looking for the taildragger version in particular. I have the float version. If anyone has one that is surplus to their needs please contact me. Thanks.
  6. I agree with your comments Larry. I am surprised no one mentioned Kitty Hawk in all of this. Aside from their Banshee issues most of their kits are fairly accurate if a bit too fiddly. I think their interest in making their kits with so many individual parts the engineering of their kits fall a little short. Things like doors not fitting completely into opening if you desire them to be closed.
  7. I got a 10-12 pack of stainless steel restaurant condiment cups in the food service area of Sam's Club. I use them as mixing cups then clean with thinner. I also have a stack of smaller plastic cups with lids, again the kind you get with take out food. I also use those too but mainly the steel cups.
  8. Why did the USAF opt for the flying boom v the drogue? It seems the drogue is much simpler and more widely compatible with our allies.
  9. I ordered a second kit from a vendor in China last May, (actually it was April 14th), and it still has not arrived. It was sent via China Post and once it entered their system the trail goes cold. It could be anywhere. The vendor was complaining that he had lost a lot of business internationally because of the covid. Several packages had suffered the same fate as mine. He offered to repay me but it had to wait until he could sell some kits in China to get the funds. I told him I would wait to see if the kit would eventually arrive. After communicating with him recently , he said he would send
  10. I don't think it is OOP. The supply of domestically available kits has dried up while little to none are coming into country right now. The air mail to the US and elsewhere is disrupted by covid so little mail is coming in to the US via air cargo/mail. It is available certainly in China. If you choose to buy from a vendor in China, an expected wait of at least 60-90 days transit is the norm. You can buy one through Amazon. The delivery dates are quite long, however you will not lose your money as they will refund if it is not delivered.
  11. I don't know what the Scratchaeronautics kit sells for but the FM kit can be had for ~$100.00 give or take. Still a far more accurate model.
  12. Myself as well. Easily since the early 80's. I have heard that November is when it will be released. Whether or not that will happen is anybody's guess.
  13. It looks better in those photos than the ones I saw a year or so ago. Still, it's based off the Lindberg kit and Juan dressed it up as best he could.
  14. Yes but by looking at the shipping times they may be coming from China. Those shipping times cannot be be from locations in the US. The good thing is if you don't get it, Amazon will definitely refund your money.
  15. That is another bad resin copy of the Lindberg kit however it is a more extensive modification. Really if you want an accurate Tiger right now the FM kit is truly the only option until KH or Trumpy/HB do one. Bew prepared for a lot of work. The Tiger is one of my favorite USN aircraft. I saw the BA's fly them at airshows when I was kid. My dad was in the Navy at the time. Hopefully KH will actually do one. If they do as good a job on it as they did on their Fury it should be an excellent model kit. Chriss7607: If you don't mind I would like a copy of your BA reference
  16. Yes, the FM kit is an incredibly hard build. But it is accurate and it comes with BA decals. Now they are getting pricey because they are getting rare and harder to find. Ebay is probably your best bet for finding one if you want to buy. I sold my copies thinking KH was close to doing one. Kitty Hawk teased the possibility of doing a 1/32 Tiger. They have since decided if they do it, it will be 1/48 to go along with the Cougars, Banshee and Fury's they have already produced. A year or so ago they released a CAD drawing of the Tiger and it was well done with lots of detail. That's a
  17. Sorry but my file was unable to upload.
  18. What about the Hasegawa F-110 kit? Just leave off the large F-110 decal for the nose. If I recall the rest are pretty much standard. I think the kit will be essentially the Navy B but the decals should work on a C/D kit.
  19. jpk

    T-28A 1/48

    Use the USAF nose wheel instead of the USN wheel. The airforce wheel had the inflatable tire. The navy's was solid rubber. Both are in the kit. Where are you getting the A's cowling and prop? I don't know why some aftermarket resin company hasn't done it yet.
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