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  1. Very nice kits (although the f’csle shape of the HMS Prince seems a bit wide and « off » compared to my memory of XVII Century ships). Hubert
  2. Taking into account your forewords, I’d still go for « B », even though « A » is probably more accurate in terms of scale rendition. Hubert
  3. You’re talking height or length, Martin ? Hubert
  4. Truly outstanding work ! And a real lesson in miniature engineering : just my kind of modelling . Hubert
  5. If I may, the PZL P11 has NOTHING at all to do with Russian origin. PZL was a Polish company, founded by by the talented engineer Zulawski. It still exists today, and continue to produce some indignenous designs. As for confounding Poland and Russia, considering the centuries-old antagonism between the two nations, and the still-existing lack of love between them, this might be viewed as a tad insensitive ... Enough with pompous geo/historical lecturing . This kit seems vey god news to me (even though I already have the SW kit in the stash ) Hubert
  6. Yummy ! This is becoming « What is on your table right nw ? » Hubert
  7. The more I see the chosen subjects (read Nazi targets ), the more I am tempted to have a go at LV72, or a MFV, both from Operation Neptune Hubert
  8. Good to see an allied aircraft in the middle of all these Nazi targets Hubert
  9. It took me Martin’s pics to realise these were 128 mm (rather than 40 mm - got misled by the name on the kit pic) Would not have wanted to be an allied bomber in the path of one of these shells ... Hubert
  10. Yes ! Looking good. This is going to be a unique Lanc when it’s finished, for sure ! Hubert
  11. Looking for this one should be called « 50 shades of dark earth, and 50 shades of dark green and 50 shades of black, plus 50 shades of grey for a good measure » ... As you seem to enjoy suffering, let me remind you of this story : The masochist to the sadist : «I love suffering. Do you have a 1/48 FM Halifax you’d want to sell ? » The sadist : « No ! » The masochist « Awwwwww, yesssss .... » Hubert
  12. I’d have thought the weight and the recoil of these would just split the Kubelwagen apart ... Hunert
  13. I thought I had learned that you threw the glass over your shoulder (or in the fireplace) only after you had had a toast to the Tsar’s good health (because it would then be unfit to have other toasts in the same glass). If this is true, then a high level Party official would not have done that - even though he was otherwise relishing in the same luxury and using the same preserved precious furniture used by the Tsar and his family ... Hubert
  14. Awesome work and detailing. And I agree that the blue and white one will go nicely with these 1970’ seats Hubert
  15. Nice catch, Ernie, just in the wrong scale .... Here are some of my finds, that arrived yesterday, all in an (almost) correct scale : The PZL - H, in which Zulawski was unfortunately killed, comes with laser-cut cardboard frames: Then there was also this small almost-military addition And, don’t tell anyone, but I also got in the same parcel a 1/200 USS Brooklyn, with its laser-cut frames as well. I just love these pre-dreadnought battleships Hubert
  16. Neither did I mean any offence Kent, and I hope you did take it as such. I actually admire and am in awe of your dedication to get the best and superdetail the kits you start. When I see you tackle a new subject, it is with trepidation, because I know you will put your magic to it, and produce an unique masterpiece. Of course, you are not an OOB kind of guy, much to our collective pleasure. Can’t wait to see you Aeromarine conversion finished, btw Hubert PS: re your Aeromarine conversion. Great find with the Preiser figures. I would advise a quick check about their size, though. I had to hack a few mm off the legs of one Preiser figure I want to use on my still-in-being Gee Bees’ build. Without this surgery, he’d be a real giant
  17. Really nice result, and a great tribute to your craftsmanship and devotion to get things right . Funny personal feeling I want to share : I know this build is triggered by the Blue Max movie, but a WWI German single seater with the fuselage covered in hexagonal fabric just looks odd to my eyes. Interesting how we get into fixed cultural representations of things ... Anyway, great work and result ! Hubert
  18. Now, THAT is the understatement of the day ! Hubert
  19. Not sure I will participate, given my abysmal record on anything GB, and lack of time at the bench, and also because I do not like cameo things, being with wings or targets, very much ... But ... If I participated, I'd be tempted by this subject : Alternatively I was thinking of this one, but, although the decaying hulk still exists today, much modified from the 1944 period, I would have to find a way of drawing the hull lines first ... Both would fit my bill of not-too-military subjects, and the GB requirement, I guess ... Hubert PS : both pics posted under fair use principle, of course
  20. I’d check the Archer site for this kind of (armor) markings. For the parts themselves, I’m sure that you can find some in armor AM offers. Hubert
  21. I’d say plastic ... Hubert
  22. I’m a bit like you, Ryan, Must be linked to my modelling culture and past. I never flinch facing a difficult assembly, and quite the contrary tend to yawn when it’s too easy. Add to that the choice of subject, which is very often too mainstream for my tastes (at least for Tamiya, not WnW who created a new modelling model and market), and I end up with a lot of Special Hobby, or resin kits, and few, if any, Tamiya. Hubert
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