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  1. Hasegawa Basic mini kits

    Kingkit have got some, £4.99 a throw. Select Hasegawa and enter coin as the search term.
  2. Trumpeter F-106 Quick Review

    When I first saw the test shot I thought the fuselage looked too shallow top to bottom. If you look at the amount of fuselage between the bottom of the intake and the weapons bay you can see where it's missing. It makes the underside of the fuselage appear too flat towards the nose which in turn makes the nose all droopy. If you were to put the correct curve on the underside of the nose then it would finish up being too short. The opening to the intake is way too big. The intake itself should basically be a rectangular box but the top and bottom sides seem to diverge. The hub to the nosewheel is undersized/tyre is oversized. The wing seems to have a distinct upwards curve to it... I appreciate the above is only a test shot prototype thing but all the sprue shots look much the same. It's a shame because after the HB Intruder I was looking forward to this but I don't think I shall be investing.
  3. 318th FIS decals for f-106?

    Aeromaster did them as well... http://modelingmadness.com/others/decals/williamsam48509.htm They're also in the Hasegawa boxing of the Monogram kit if you can find one.
  4. Revell new tool 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair

    The cowling is split like that so they can do a -4 at some point. The lower half of the cowling, cowling lip, prop, exhausts, gear reduction casing and cockpit floorboards are all on the same small sprue. The upper decking on the nose is separate to preserve the fuel tank panel detail so there's no seam through it and is also moulded at an angle on the sprue so that you get a nice clean deep slot to mount the nose aerial post in. The fin half is separate because of it's offset design and I'm guessing the wingtips are separate so that the wing fits on the sprue, otherwise you might be looking at a bigger box and a higher price. All in all it looks like a clever little kit that's had some thought put into it. I'd agree the moulding could be a tad better in one or two spots but given that it's £6.99 vs £8.25 for the old Academy kit and £19.99 for the Tamiya kit it's a bit of a no brainer really.
  5. Tamiya announces new tool 1/72nd F-16CJ

    Zoom in on the pics on the Tamiya blog and look at the decal sheet. It's most definately a new sheet because the Spang jet has the 2010 onwards finflash with colours for the 81st and 480th only as listed in the profiles, which as far as I know hasn't been done by anyone else. At the bottom you can see stencil markings for the 3 tanks, AIM-9M, AIM-9X, AIM-120C, HTS, 'ECM pod', Sniper XR and AGM-88's. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be printing decals if the bits weren't in the kit. You can also see the sprues at the bottom right, the intake looks like it's only half the length of the 48th one.
  6. Academy 1/48 EA-18 kit???

    It's the Italeri kit in a shiny new box. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-48-ACADEMY-EA-18G-VAQ-129-VIKINGS-U-S-NAVY-GROWLER-12298-MODEL-KIT-/190875481754?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item2c7110b69a http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/it/kit_it_2641.shtml
  7. Academy F-4B Mold Pictures

    Doesn't look like there's much in those wheel wells :blink:
  8. F-111C quickie question

    That's a model http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal7...1G-Kemp/00.shtm
  9. HobbyBoss 1/48 F-14A

    Happy New Year to you too I think curiosity will get the better of me and I'll have to buy one :lol: ...I was trying to resist coz I think they're gonna be pretty $$$$$$ over here.... but there's a couple of guys on ebay doing them for a decent price sooo....and if they're relatively error free and they fit well I could be really tempted...certainly looks good, can't wait to see it done
  10. F-86D's 1:48

    Very cool, always loved the tan radome on these
  11. HobbyBoss 1/48 F-14A

    One of the coolest schemes EVER! Reminds me of the old tool 1/72 Hasegawa kit I had as a kid :)...Decals look fine, good fit. Whaddya think to the kit so far?
  12. EA-6B Prowler - Kinetic 1/48

    I like that, good job, just bought one, looks like a nice kit.
  13. A-7E VA-146 "Blue diamonds"

    Great job, I'd never have guessed the markings were painted on, very tidy.
  14. 2010 Builds

    Great taste in subjects Ken and some lovely work. I love the Eagles :)
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