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    1/48 Aircraft, 1/35 Armour, IL2 Flightsim, Motorcycles.
  1. Thanks for posting this link. The posted images are very informative.
  2. Sorry to say, a few have closed their doors. Warehouse Hobbies and Cellar Dweller remain open according to Google. However a new store has opened, called Hobby Sense, (34-845 Dakota St, Winnipeg MB), which according to friends & family who reside in the 'peg has a decent selection. They have a web-store as well: https://hobbysense.ca/
  3. A little late for this, but my impression none the less. One of their poorest kits. You'll require 4 correction resin aftermarket sets from CMK to make it passable as a replica of operational aircraft. I started an out of box build a few years ago for my local club forums, unfortunately it's no longer online due to the loss of the website we had then. The farther I progressed in the build, the more errors I found with shapes of some of the moulded parts. Which aggravated an already poorly fitting kit. -landing gear doors are all incorre
  4. Thank you for such a quick answer! It is indeed back to the rate %.
  5. I took advantage of the half price air mail a few weeks back, ordered some kits, which I had not done in almost a year. The reason it had been so long was air postage rates to Canada. Prior to the half price air mail, changing from the USA designation to Canada resulted in an increase of 34% in USD. No issue with the percentage increase, as it appeared to be the current dollar exchange rate, however I did have issue with the 34% still in USD funds. That essentially meant that I would pay more than the 34%, once the currency converted to CDN funds - migh
  6. I've built both older Academy & Tamiya Tigers, at the time both kits were the 'standard' turret, where they did not correctly portray the asymmetric turret. I couldn't be bothered to obtain an aftermarket 'correct' turret, as they were priced more than the kit, at that time. Recent Tiger kits from other manufacturers, like Dragon, have depicted the correct shape. The Tamiya Late Tiger has individual tracks & a commander figure, along with the option of different barrels, loaders hatch, roof & gun sight. You only need to add zimmerit & their etc
  7. Welcome. You've already pre-ordered from Amazon, but for future reference, The Book Depository is also/now an Amazon company. Don'y know when that happened, but I noticed it awhile ago while looking for hard to find historical reference books. They were/are my 'go to' source when trying to find reference material, especially on European subjects or publications. So far, they still offer free shipping to most countries.
  8. Pen & Sword are publishing a book in May 2018 on these tanks. Author is M.P. Robinson. ISBN10 1526701677 ISBN13 9781526701671 The Book Depository (U.K.) is taking pre-orders for it. According to info, it will be the 1st English language publication on this tank. HTH
  9. Hopefully your search was fruitful, I usually try more than one search engine, as I find each search function to have a slight bias to certain sites/results. Using more than one search function occasionally results in alternative photos or sites. Interesting regarding the book on the 503rd. Decided to do a search for 503rd books and discovered there are a few. I've been using Tigers in Combat Vol I & II (W.Schneider) for most of my Tiger builds. Have built 2 Tamiya Porsche King Tigers using Vol I, a Normandy tank & 'Anneliese' Hungary winter '44
  10. Nice build!
  11. Box art depicted is 503rd Heavy Panzer battalion, 3rd company Normandy 1944. There are quite a few famous images of this unit in various publications. Try searching for images of: 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion - King Tiger Normandy 1944 Note: 503rd also had Tiger tanks in their other companies, so you'll most likely see some of those too. HTH
  12. Like the emanual PDF idea. New website looks promising. Sprue shots & PDF emanuals will help in marketing of your products. Although I realize that most sprue shots are available on your Lucky Model web-store. Would like to see an emanual PDF of your FRS.1 Sea Harrier #K48035 kit .
  13. The Modeling Madness list has parts break down of the Hasegawa F-16 kits. Along with other Hasegawa aircraft kits, as that company rarely has everything for more than 1 variant in a box. You'll need to scroll down , as they're listed below the Phantom II's & Eagles... http://modelingmadness.com/splfeat/kr/has48d.htm According to the list, your linked kit #06103 is PW exhaust. The GE exhaust kits require parts trees 'H' & 'L' to be in the box, according to the list, which is the next kit numerically at #06104 It's listed as a block 30
  14. No idea. Looking at the listings & considering how they market their Phantom II's, I'm doubtful .
  15. Monogram F-15 kit 1:48 from 1979 initial release, nose cone had a very pronounced 'step' under it, where it joined fuselage-tossed the kit. Monogram A-10A kit 1:48 1991 boxing, fuselage halves & pylons all suffered from sink marks & ripples. Monogram sent me replacement parts, but they too had the same defects, tossed all, except the ordnance. So technically never finished building those two! Definitely a fan of their Century Series kits & Phantom II's. Current kit, that is extremely poor, but hope to finish (haven't tossed it yet! ), is Kitty
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