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Pierre Sacha

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  1. Privyet(?) Nino, How about THIS I see a central fuel tank in some of the pictures. Regards Pierre
  2. Hi friends, I have two P-38 questions I need help with please. The first concerns the Academy 1/48 kit. I see on my Hasegawa kit there are a pair of vent louvres just ahead of the turbochargers on top of each boom but when I checked my Academy kit there seem to be two plastic lumps in the same position as if the louvres were filled before molding. Is this a problem with all Academy kits? The second question concerns the Red Bull P-38. Would I need an F, G or H to build this plane? Thanks for any help, Regards Pierre
  3. Thanks kindly Mstor, great idea, since the stenciling would more or less be the same, and those are thankfully included. Think I'll do that! Regards Pierre
  4. Good day guys, Is it just me or are there no decal sheets for a Soviet era Russian MiG-25, specifically the PD version? I have the ICM MiG-25 PD and wanted to do the box top bird but on some other website a Russian modeler mentioned that BORT 56 is in fact a PDS (converted P), meaning I apparently cannot fit that humongous belly tank. I googled everywhere, Begemot, Linden Hill, Ebay etc. and no joy. I apologise if it sounds whiny but I really want to have a Russian PD with the belly tank in my display case. Anyone have any good news? Regards, Pierre
  5. All I wanted right there, you're a star jeffryfontaine. Thanks kindly! Pierre
  6. Hi Guys, Can someone help me with two questions please regarding the P-38L. 1. Can I hang a 1000lb bomb on one pylon and a fuel tank on the other or was this not done? 2. Unfortunately I have a Hasegawa 1/48 P-38J which has most parts for a Lima model except the dive brake flaps under the wing. Is there any aftermarket product for this available? Thanks kindly, Pierre
  7. It is always a bad thing watching CNN and seeing the misery of a tornado or hurricane hit on a town. I admire the resilience of those people after having been struck by these natural disasters or fire as in the case of California recently. How they still manage a smile during interviews is beyond me. Makes me feel like a total idiot when complaining about a bit of fog or wind. What does strike me though is that many houses that I see that got destroyed seem to be build out of wood in the USA. They seem rather flimsy in those tornado prone areas. In Namibia, where I live, houses are rather solidly build of brick and concrete. Why are so many houses in the US build from wood. Even big double story estates or mansions seem to be built of wood or plaster board. Would it not be logic to build houses of bricks and concrete in these tornado areas? Is cost maybe a factor?
  8. What I find detracts a little bit on cars and also on aircraft models. The wheels! Car/truck tires like aircraft tires always show some kind of sidewall bulge and a flat spot at the contact point. The thing is heavy after all. I have seen some stunning models that look like they are filled with helium perched on their tires like ballerinas on their toes. I always try to sand a little flat area on the bottom of my wheels. Might be a bit difficult on rubber tires of car models though. Pierre
  9. Now that is great service! Thanks Raymond, I will take you up on that. It is only for one kit - the F-16F Block 60 - as the DJ has been built. Much appreciated. Regards, Pierre
  10. Thanks guys, then I must have received two affected kits. Granted, they were early copies. Regards, Pierre
  11. Hi guys, Sorry if this doesn't work. First time uploading a picture. So here it is. Hope it is clear what I mean. Check the leading edge. Pierre
  12. I actually do have pictures that I sent when asking Raymond for a replacement. I will send them shortly. Thanks Paolo, now I know why there is a kink on the bottom of the "spike" as in the Hasegawa kit - must be the lamp then. In the meanwhile HERE is the HS image I was referring to. Just search for the sprue with the vertical stab parts and on the image you can see that the entire leading edge of the vertical stab is missing below the lamp spike. Regards
  13. Hi guys, Sorry but this has been bothering me for some time now. I was just wondering how many Kinetic F-16s are in modeler's stashes that have the same mis/short moulded vertical fin as in my kits. I have had both the F-16DJ and the F-16F in my stash with the same short shot problem on the vertical fin. I even requested a replacement from Kinetic but it had the same exact problem. If you look at the vertical fin part with the pitot sensor, look below the pitot and many kits have almost the entire leading edge of the vertical stab missing. I just looked at another review in HS and behold, same exact problem. Initially I thought it was just flash and had to be removed but looking at Viper pictures, there is a narrow panel all along the fin leading edge. I love Kinetic models but the reoccurring problem on so many Kinetic F-16s is interesting. Maybe Kinetic is not even aware of this. How many of you guys have the same short shot fins? Regards, Pierre
  14. Wow, thanks, I'll have a look now.Thanks for the info, lekker dag! Pierre
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