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About JohnB

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  • Birthday 08/15/1947

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    Shreveport Louisiana
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    Primarily plastic and resin scale aircraft of WW II, Korea & Viet Nam. Some armor, ships and submarines.

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  1. Thanks. Lots of experience here.
  2. Thank you Peter. Strange how birthdays come around so much faster the older you get!
  3. I appreciate that Dennis, thanks!
  4. Sounds like it's time for a Spitfire build! LOL Tamiya's Spitfire kits are a pleasure to build (as are the Corsairs and P-51s).
  5. Thanks for the tip Gaz! I'll "look" into that.
  6. It's a good kit and builds up nicely.
  7. I'm glad you like 'em Jeff. Unlike some PE belts I've tried these are thin and flexible so are fairly easy to work with.
  8. Not too bad I guess. Some fabric ones would likely look more realistic but I just can't see well enough to thread the belts through the buckles. Getting old sucks!
  9. Some progress on the cockpit.
  10. Yes, it is a shame Squadron/MMD has bit the dust. One of the old standbys. I have to say I'm not particularly surprised at this though.
  11. I don't have a ICM kit to compare to the MH kit but here are some photos of the MH part trees, etc. Just looking at the unassembled parts it appears this is a really nice kit with lots of resin parts and some PE also. The panel lines on the wings and fuselage are a bit "deep" but not all that bad in my opinion. As you can see, you can build either version of the gun-nose a/c plus either the early or late canopy. I haven't seen a review on a built up kit so far. Just eyeballing the fuselage halves it appears to have the same width as the ProModeler kit. ( To be honest I never really thought the
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