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  1. I have so far refrained from commenting on this thread, as I believe it is not quite right to raise issues pertaining to another site, and this discussions should have taken place on LSP first, but ...

    1) I want to praise Jeroen and Mikester for the way they have moderated this thread, exlained their point of view, and allowed people "venting off" ...

    2) The venting off was all the more "needed" by some, as the shift in the moderating policy in the last few months over on LSP has meant that threads like this one have not been tolerated, but rather promptly deleted on top of it. Ditto for the "farewell" threads, and the ones enquiring about the whereabouts of the farewell authors ...

    3) It appears this policy has generated frustrations -including mine -, even apparently with the staff over there, who could then came venting off here ...

    4) Without going into "bar psychology", this is another confirmation that silencing and hiding problems, rather than exposing and discussing them in a positive manner results always in these problems coming back haunting you, bigger than when they started ... It is true for all human interactions, including marriage ... or modelling forums ;) .

    One small - well-meaning - message for Wumm : even though I'm a Frenchman, I thought I had a good command of english. The expression you used and got PlasticDoc fired away got me baffled and wondering what it meant. No need to explain it to me, but if it was meant to be rude or vulgar, maybe there was another way to put things in perspective :) ?

    Ok, enough pompous lecturing :rtfm:. Let me have a double try : using the cool picture posting feature of the site, and bringing the thread back to ... squirrels :D

     

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    Back to modelling

    Hubert

     

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  2. I have a mitre cutter on the bench, and it is an invaluable tool, especially for repeat cuts.

    It is not this one however (mine is « The Chopper »). But this one looks sturdy built, with a number of cool features. My only concern would the way the blade protrudes from the arm. On « The Chopper », where the blade is set more deeply in the arm, there is already a tendency for the blade to deflect from the vertical on thicker plastic. I’d have the same worry on this one, but maybe this is not justified...

    Hubert

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  3. A double ration of hazelnuts for Martin :D !

    A cool scheme, isn’t it Martin ? Apparently Signal Blue fuselage, with Silver dope wings, and a white fin and rudder. Arctic decals have produced a 1/32 sheet for this one, with Alps-printed decals or masks for the larger registration.

    G-AJVH now flies under LS 326 « L2 » of the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

    I started gluing the Vector Pegasus for it this morning, btw ...

    Hubert

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  4. 24 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

    Is it a jet or prop? :)

    WWII = more likely a prop, isn’t, Martin ;) ?

    18 minutes ago, harv said:

    F6f...... Harv

    No ... (besides, the F6F is one of Trumpeter’s worst ..., and I said « best »)

    Ok, one more clue : probably « inspired » by a smaller scale kit of a famous Japanese manufacturer ...

    Hubert

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  5. On 9/15/2018 at 8:23 AM, JeroenPeters said:

    Hot damn!

    HPH or Combat Models? That looks like Vacform.

    Great work so far. Love the shape of this plane.

    My understanding of HpH’s masters creation process is that they carve a shape out of wood, form hollow parts around this plug, and the do all surface detailing with custom-made PE sets, before pouring the molds for the resin parts.

    And the smaller detail parts masters are 3D printed.

    So, some good old-fashioned modelling taking palce behind the scenes, before a resin kit is released.

    Hubert

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  6. Well, I have resumed work on my Gee Bee duo, but I am thinking of starting another build, of an iconic WWII aircraft, in a VERY cool civilian scheme :wub:

    The only indication I will give at this time is that the kit is one of Trumpeter’s best ...:secret:

    Hubert

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  7. Mine was stalled when one my cats decided he liked Paul’s resin and chewed the cockpit :( ...

    Nothing that Paul’s great customer service could not solve, but enough to break the momentum ...

    A piece of advice : be careful with gluing the engine faces. I was careless when gluing them, and mine are not properly oriented and aligned. Not a big deal, only for inquisitive and peering eyes through the intakes, but I know I got them wrong :( . And of course I glued and closed the fuselage, so I cannot change it now ...

    One day however, I will get back to it.

    Looking forward to your build, Harv.

    Hubert

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  8. Hello all,

    I was wondering where all my old friends had gone .. or whether they were all having a prolonged vacation :) ...

    Anyhow, after a (tremendously difficult :rofl: ) detective work that would have made Sherlock Holmes proud, I found most of the "usual suspects" here.

    So I registered to say hello.

    To those that do not know me, I am French (yes, I know ... but you need one everywhere, don't you ? Or so I want to believe), have been living in Portugal for the last 10 months or so, even though I am not yet retired, and my kit interests focus on 1/32 exclusively, and mostly civilians, racers, Golden Age aircrafts, early jets, no-swastikas, and non-camoed ...

    I also do ships from time-to-time, and may do more now that there are some 1/200 offerings, even for pre-dreadnoughts ;) .

    I am also a very prolific builder .... nooooo .... this is an outright lie. Between ordinary life issues, a business still to run in France, and a modelling-bias towards detailing and AMS, I have little time at the bench, and a very slow output.

    I hope I can bring something here nevertheless, and will follow my friends' works with interest :popcorn:

     

    Hubert

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