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  1. Thanks guys! All clear now, we hope!
  2. Hi Night Baron. I would love to see pictures of your work, as I have that exact model in the shelf of doom.
  3. Wow Fantastic Build!! That propeller looks amazing?? How did you do it? Did you use crayons or color pencils?
  4. Hi Bob Just contact Oleg directly by email: osrexxxx768@gmail.com Tell him that you got his contact from me or LSM. The catalog is quite good and everything looks available as is make on demand. Fran
  5. Hobby Elements Tools https://storehobbyelements.com/products Hobby Elements has been around from quite sometime and have some really good tools. Here I will just introduce you two tools: Molding Flash Sander Micro flat Files These tools are fantastic and very useful for any modeler, of any skills. Just leave you several pcitures of theses beauties in action. Note that the Molding Flash Sander is prepare to work with an electric Dremel Drill but I use it without and also works. The piece that I working is a resin bomb cart from Copper State Models, that have tons of flash and need lots of work. Enough talk. Enjoy and just go visit Hobby Element website for awesome tools. The pictures say a 100 words. And Ican only Very Higly Recommend these tools Fran Fran
  6. PLUSMODEL U.S. Telephone Trailer K-38 (catalogue n.º 538) Available from Plusmodel 17 resin parts, PE sheet and decals Prize tag:15.70€/22,40$ Plusmodel is the most prolific 1:35 model company of diorama accessories and we are lucky that over the past years, we having the privilege to have the opportunity of reviewing several sets. So for today, we got a telephone trailer! First of all, a little bit of history: “Although the K-38 is cited as produced by various manufacturers;[1] the SNL-G-685 parts list[2] reveals that the unique body parts all had AT&T part numbers. A list of serial numbers, manufacturers and dates of delivery is in compilation, and seems to indicate that Highway Trailer made the earliest units at the start of World War II, FWD production was later in World War II, and Regent Manufacturing post World War II production. The disc wheels, 4" wide by 18" diameter, are described as "motorcycle type". The earliest trailers had two tie-down holes stamped in a recess on either side of the wheel hub, visible in one of the images used here. Later plain wheels sometimes had a single hole cut in a corresponding place in each wheel centre, or a welded-on loop, and the post war Regent production had a different style entirely with more of a lattice section towards the outside of the centre disc. This variation can be attributed to manufacturers using whatever wheels were available at time of production, but all wheels appeared to have been made or altered to be able to be secured by hole(s) or loop. The bracket on the top is for a fuel-burning lantern used for roadside warning purposes, and on inspection appears rather more elaborate than it needs to be. A fabricated steel guard with mesh sides was provided for the lantern. No electrical wiring was provided on the original trailer, but a single taillight and reflector were commonly added. Security was by padlock and hasp on the main lid, the rear lower hatch being secured by a pin with a pull handle running up the rear inside of the main body. Production quantities are not known, but serial number spread suggest that FWD alone produced something over 3000 units, and there is a known spread of at least 250 units in the Highway Trailer serial numbers. The US Army Signal Corps K-38 trailer, cable splicer, 1/4 ton, 2 - wheel, seems to have been a standard civilian American Telephone & Telegraph designed product from the 1930s that was adopted into military service, and later augmented by the K-38A, a modified Willys MB/GPW jeep trailer which was outfitted for the same work - the repair and maintenance of lead-wiped telephone cable joints. The parts list below was published in January 1945, which supports the assumption that both types were in use at the end of World War II. Identical civilian trailers dated as late as 1948 have been found, albeit with slightly different wheels. Although the K-38 is cited as produced by various manufacturers,[nb 1] the SNL-G-685 parts list [1] reveals that the unique body parts all had AT&T part numbers. A list of serial numbers, manufacturers and dates of delivery is in compilation, and seems to indicate that Highway Trailer made the earliest units at the start of World War II, FWD production was later in World War II, and Regent Manufacturing post World War II production. York-Hoover and Transport Freight production has not yet been dated. USA serial number information does not seem to exist - at least in quantity, and images of the unit is service are very few. Most trailers seem to be identified simply as model "S" trailers on their respective serial plates, with just one known example of a late World War II FWD plate actually being stamped with the Signal Corps designation of "K-38". The hyphen is part of the Signal Corps designation and should not be neglected. The disc wheels, 4" wide by 18" diameter, are described as "motorcycle type". The earliest trailers had two tie-down holes stamped in a recess on either side of the wheel hub, visible in one of the images used here. Later plain wheels sometimes had a single hole cut in a corresponding place in each wheel centre, or a welded-on loop, and the post war Regent production had a different style entirely with more of a lattice section towards the outside of the centre disc. This variation can be attributed to manufacturers using whatever wheels were available at time of production, but all wheels appeared to have been made or altered to be able to be secured by hole(s) or loop. The wheels appear to be subject to more corrosion and damage than the rest of the trailer, and are a particular problem for current restorers. The bracket on the top is for a fuel-burning lantern used for roadside warning purposes, and on inspection appears rather more elaborate than it needs to be. A fabricated steel guard with mesh sides was provided for the lantern. No electrical wiring was provided on the original trailer, but a single taillight and reflector were commonly added. Security was by padlock and hasp on the main lid, the rear lower hatch being secured by a pin with a pull handle running up the rear inside of the main body. Production quantities are not known, but serial number spread suggest that FWD alone produced something over 3000 units, and there is a known spread of at least 250 units in the Highway Trailer serial numbers.” - in Wikipédia As all product from Plusmodel, the U.S. Telephone Trailer K-38 came with the usual packing, in small paper boxes with the parts wrap in bubbles plastic. Inside there are 22 resin parts, a photo-etched fret and small decal. The small decal (plusmodel self-productions I think) only have four white stars with an appearance of a solid white color. It´s does not look like to be a transparent white. The PE freet is a small one but it contains 37 pieces. In PE you will have all the small details like hinges, hooks, handles wire reel, cover supports, a sort of head “helmet” to communicate and others small exterior details. The resin is in dark grey and the majority of the parts have no flash at all. However, there´s two parts that have a protecting resin barrier to prevent damage. The trailer hinge and the axle for the springers. All parts are beautiful casted with no bubble or distortions... as usual, top noch from Plusmodel. And the surface detail is fantastic. For example, the trailer main pice have all the positive rivets and hinges well represented along the metallic reinforcements. The resin block are reduce to minimum making quite easy to remove with a saw. The trailer cover also have some really nice detail in and outside allowing the modeller to display this trailer open or close which makes perfect sense as the trailer has full interior detail. The springer and the wheels have exquisite detail, quite fine and delicated. The instructions are a simple paper sheet with assembly diagram, decal placement directions. Nothing to report on this one, as they are clear to follow in the construction and decal guidance. One more point this time and looks like Plusmodel have been reading our review: a small paragraph with a historic text about the model itself. Great! No color guide is given but the boxart is a good color reference. Conclusion Quality and Plusmodel are two words that can be together always. And to make a word “menage” you can add “creativity.” It’s a very good little kit that will enhance any diorama or vignette! Kudos once again to Plusmodel. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for these review samples.
  7. LukGraph has release two Dragon Rapide, one of them in Scottish version. I haven´t see the profiles from this version so LukGraph send us pic of the second scottish version. Cheers
  8. Harv, I have been told that this weekend on the FB page it will be some sales! So its a good chance to take some.
  9. ReXx Exhaust 1:32 Albatros D.V/D.Va AEG G.IV Roland D.VIb Today we have are taking a look to the new items form ReXx catalogue, all in 1:32 scale. ReXx produce exhaust from metal "galvanically”. I really have no idea how theses beauties are produce but it´s my first time I look in flesh to these exhaust so it’s really a premiere for me. Today we will be looking to the latest ReXx release: AEG G.IV and Roland Vb exhaust in 1:32, suitable directly to Wingnut Wings and Albatros D.V/DVa also for Wingnut Wings. Looking at the packaging, all the exhauts REXx exhaust sets in a small clear plastic bag, with a little piece of foam to give extra protection. To finalize all are packed in a small clear box with a cardboard surround. All the three model kits that these sets are design for, are all from Wingnut Wings so all of the models are excellent and need so little extra to add. Let`s see if, in fact, the ReXx aftermarket pieces give any extra live to the fantastic Wingnut Wings models. RX32.058, 1:32nd Scale AEG G. IV – for Wingnut Wings The AEG exhausts is a complex one with a small “hat” on one end. The kit exhaust comes in two pieces, so the exhaust is cut in half and some work has to be done to get a “solid” round piece with no marking. The “hat” system in the kit model is a bit of scale but resulting of the injection moulding limits. The main problem is how to make the exhaust hollow? It´s quite difficult, as the only way will take lots of time, patience and skill from the modeler. It´s not only drill a hole in it as most of the exhaust and the success is not granted. The only thing granted will be the time it will takes. The ReXx exhaust also comes in two pieces each, so the “hat” is a separate piece and the connect hinges are very very thin. The main part of the exhaust is in a single piece and fully hollow which makes a huge improvement from the Kit part, beside of being extremely thin, replicating the scale. The ReXx also has those tiny bolts but are really too tiny. The ones on the kit model look better to me but those bolts are quite easy replicate with the appropriate tool. RX32.059, 1:32nd Scale Roland D.VIb – for Wingnut Wings. Next up is the Wingnut Wings Roland D.VIb. This time the exhaust is a single piece, with no metal blocks to cut it off like the AEG Exhauts. The detail is very suttle but fantastic with a great reprodution on the exhaust tip The exhaust looks very thin and fragile and totally hollow… Its hyper realist… if unbelievable!! Attetion its really delicate as its look like the real thing but only 32 times smaller. It’s a fantastic extra to Roland DVIb. RX32.016, 1:32nd Scale Albatros D.V/D.Va – for Wingnut Wings. RRP US$ 9.20 / € 6.60 / £5.50 The last but not the least, the Albatros D.V/D.V.a exhaust. This is not really a new release from ReXx but I used already this beauty on my Alb. D.V that will appear on SAM Publications. Comparing with the exhaust kit, the upgrade is immediately. The fit is not as good as the kit part but with some care, it´s easy to get it in place. The exhaust is extremely fragile and all hollow with real looking. You just can work with this by using a real flame to get it burn, but be careful, its get really hot in just a few seconds. The effect is great and real! Atenttion, do not touch with your bare hands on the exhaust as your fingers will leave your fingerprint, so work with gloves. Conclusion Longtime ago, there was a brand called “Moskit” that have some exhauts that would be similar to these ones. I say “similar” has I never had any Moskit exhaust in my hand. I don’t know if ReXx and Moskit are “related” any how too. Returning to our ReXx exhaust, what can I say? Grat looking rust/platina look will save you from painting and you just can weather it more with pigments or natural fire! Or you just can put it on the model!! Its will look like the real thing! Totally hollow and very thin, these REXx sets are worth every single penny as they are very realist and will be a total plus to your model, at least a Wingnut Wing Model.! By the way I also love ReXx Logo! VERY HIGHLY recommended. Francisco Guedes My truly thanks to Oleg from ReXx models for these review samples. To order theses beauties, just go and email Oleg at osrexxxx768@gmail.com or via facebook: REXx scale model accessories
  10. PLUSMODEL BEER BARRELS Catalogue n.º 536 Price: €13,07 Available from Plusmodel here Plusmodel is my favourite diorama accessories manufacture in modelling world as they do allied quality with originality. If your project is a vignette or a diorama, then Plusmodel is your solution. Even if you need beer!! Barrels beers. His set is quite simple: perfect resin with no bubble, easy block cast to remove, perfect casting and detail. You get 10 barrels all equal (my samples has one barrel damaged but its perfect to a different look) And you get a decal sheet with good color register, with several beer brands: Stella Artois, Budweiser, Guiness, Pilsner Urquell, Heineken, Conclusion I`m afraid that I becoming quite annoying about Plusmodel quality but is their fault. It’s a fantastic set (quite cheap – 1,3€ for each barrel) with ten beer barrels or any barrel that you want it to be. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for these review samples.
  11. True! Well observed. But I think that could be possible to make it, without over do it as from pictures, they are not very weighted.
  12. True Hubert!! Theses little pieces have some of the best resin details I ever seen, really exquisite detail
  13. 1:32 A-10 wheels set Res.Kit Catalogue RS320002 Available from Res.Kit for $12,80 For Trumpeter A-10) Res.Kit is a new name for me. I found them on facebook and just went to their website. A quite good variety for wheels and details sets offer from this Ukrainian manufactures. I also found 3 set of figures and equipament, mainly for aircraft (very few sets in 1:35). I was keen to see their product in flesh so I plunge in and order several set (1:48 F-177 wheels, 1:48 Hellcat wheels, 1:35 Mi Mil 35 wheels etc). Here I just got to make a quick review with a side-by-side pic with the A-10 1:32 Trumpeter kit wheels. The presentation of the set is quite good but with small or barely none protection of the resin parts. But to be honest, the resin parts are quite solid with almost no change of getting damage or broken These parts have no flash at all and removing the casting block looks quite straightforward. The kit wheels are not that bad, in the detail but the tyres are in vinyl and I really don’t like the vinyl look and low detail The resin is a quite dark color. I tend to say that is a black color or a very dark gray color. Anyway, the details are very good and with smooth detail. The rims are very good and a better representation if the kit parts. But the really highlight are the tyres. The original part of the kit are just pure vinyl with almost no detail. The tyres from this set are very, very good with great surface and very smooth detail on the side. Conclusion: The wheels are a standing point in the model, at least for me so wheels with good detail just will stand out. The detail of all resin pieces is excellent. This new, at least for me, manufacture present very good wheels sets at very good price so it’s a very good option for the modelers. Check their website and the very large catalogue they offer. Very Highly recommended Francisco Guedes Review samples courtesy of my wallet. To purchase this directly, click THIS link.
  14. I have a few Zotz decas and they look fantastic. Lets hope for the best for Eli!
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