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Everything posted by One-Oh-Four

  1. Okay, thanks!
  2. Mike, to ask maybe the stupidest of stupid questions: Does "armor and aircraft of any sort" mean that any scale goes, too? Or do you want it limited to Large Scale?
  3. It's friggin' AWESOME!! Great work, guys!!!!
  4. Fine review Jim! Could you possibly post the instructions for the different schemes, too, please? I'm always interested to see how the kivschemes would look when built... Cheers, Erik
  5. I'll take part with a Meteor F.4 from the (then) Dutch Air Forces, as they were still part of the Royal Army at that time. The Air Force only became the Royal (Netherlands') Air Force in 1953.... In any case, the Dutch Meteors weren't the most colorful variants to ever see the skies, but hey... There aren't many photos of the F.4 around on the internet either, so you have to make do with some early ones, BEFORE the introduction of squadron and base-colors. www.strijdbewijs.nl www.gahetna.nl / fotocollectie Anefo, J.D. Noske The second photo is from September 28th, 1949, showing a Meteor that made a crash-landing near the fishing town of Volendam, showing the squadron code "3P", meaning it was from 324 Sqn. The trigger to start the kit was a scale modeling day, organized by the Aviodrome Aircraft Museum on Lelystad Airport on June 20th. http://www.aviodrome.nl/dagje-uit-aviodrome?gclid=CjwKEAjwwZmsBRDOh7C6rKO8zkcSJABCusnbJ2GHPWa1iPn7Qk2rK6rPNFwMpY9N3MDpD_AI33QnFhoCtLTw_wcB The first thing to keep in mind is that the sprue attachments are on the contact surfaces of the fuselage halves and have to be carefully removed. If that is don, it's advisable to treat both contact surfaces to a little sanding with a sanding stick as there are some slight irregularities around the aligning pin holes, as you can see. To be continued.
  6. I decided to move this WIP from the HK Group Build to the Competition. The kit hasn't been worked on since June 2015....
  7. I shall visit both, Flying legends on Saturday and the RIAT on Sunday. How about you lot? Cheers, Erik.
  8. Special Hobby

    Well, I've got the kit and what a difference to the PCM it is! Wow! What I find a bit curious is that the name for "Le Grand Charles" seems t be missing from the decals?
  9. I thought that 1 or 2 years ago it had a 4-blade prop?
  10. All depends on the time frame. From the top of my head, in Sept. 44, the stripes were ordered off the wings and the top and sides of the fuselage.
  11. Ey Cees, do you remember growling about the lack of replies early on in the build? Sometimes a WIP has value as documentation too. I just revisited to see how you did a couple of things as I'm preparing for the SH Tempest I have lying in front of me!
  12. I know.... I regret I had to pay for our lodging before the referendum....
  13. Took loads of pics, Jack, but they need some post-treatment. Since I'm still in the UK, I can't do that right now. The online photos I saw of Flying Legends show that the weather was better on the Sunday than on Saturday when I was there.... Ah, well.......
  14. That's why I bought it in the UK! Never experienced before that kits were cheaper in Britain than on the mainland!
  15. More, more, MORE!!!!
  16. Special Hobby

    Good advice on the wheel wells, Jim! I'm wondering, would it be best to mate each nose piece to each fuselage half prior to mating the fuselage halfs together? That sort of thing usually helps me with multi-piece fuselages by Hasegawa and the likes... I scooped this kit up at Duxford during Flying Legends at the Hannants stand. Couldn't leave it, really, as it was €15 cheaper than at the Aviation Megastore! So now I'm looking at the box-art for over a week while on holiday in the Cotswolds! Maybe I should commence with cleaning up some parts already, eh? As always, I've got my basic tools with me...... Keep up the good work, I'm interesting how this will turn out!
  17. Wow, looks very attractive!
  18. Your address is probably in the system, I had that for a while with imports from Hong Kong. But what does the Douane website says is the maximum you can import tax free from the US? Look up what the rules are for scale (not RC!) models and -parts?
  19. No.
  20. Dragon has issued various Sherman V kits over the years, each one improving on the former. I don't know where they are now but I know that Tasca's (now called Asuka) Sherman V is very good indeed. I favour Tasca but don't like the tracks that come with the kit; invest in aftermarket. Also, the MG on the turret is a (beautiful) .50, although British Shermans were often seen with a .30 MG.
  21. Ah, we miss each other by a day, then...
  22. Euro Model Expo 2016, Heiden, Germany. On April 2nd and 3rd, the annual modeling show in the small town of Heiden, Germany was organized again. As usual, it was a very nice, laid back show with lots of German, Belgian and Dutch modeling clubs presenting themselves. Of course, there also was a competition and lots and lots of traders! IPMS the Netherlands had a stand: Some pictures from the competition: The rest will hopefully follow tomorrow as I experience some difficulty in the communicating skills of my iMac and iPhone with Photobucket!!
  23. Special Hobby

    It took some time, but seems well worth the wait!
  24. Wow, great results you achieved there, Wouter! Will we be seeing the model on Euro Scale Modelling in Nieuwegein in October?