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 I am merely a messenger, somebody, somewhere is doing something to change the status quo 

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Sorry Martinnfb

 I wasn't trying to put this on you. But from what I have heard Trumpeter and HB are difficult companys to deal with. Especially if you are trying to get replacement parts, not very good customer relations. :(:help:

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I understand, it is frustrating situation. However, I have hope.  Hobby boss corrected mistakes on their armour in the past.  for instance(challenger), so as Trumpeter with their Wildcat. I think it is good idea to push in some feedback. 

Indeed, China is socialist country, but if they want to increase the profit, they have to change their ways. :)

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12 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

I understand, it is frustrating situation. However, I have hope.  Hobby boss corrected mistakes on their armour in the past.  for instance(challenger), so as Trumpeter with their Wildcat. I think it is good idea to push in some feedback. 

Indeed, China is socialist country, but if they want to increase the profit, they have to change their ways. :)

Thank you so much for this info Martin. i have contected them. As soon as I hear anything I will post it here.

I'm just putting together a new video on the B-24 to set straight some of the issues with the kit. Some people are totally missing the point about the issues. Please don't ask me to name anyone.. I won't.

 

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 5:17 AM, NigelR32 said:

Thank you so much for this info Martin. i have contected them. As soon as I hear anything I will post it here.

I'm just putting together a new video on the B-24 to set straight some of the issues with the kit. Some people are totally missing the point about the issues. Please don't ask me to name anyone.. I won't.

 

Hi Nige:  I really appreciate the work that you have done for the HK Lancaster.  That being written, I also appreciate the effort put forth on this kit.  Do you have a youtube video on this one as well?  If so, can you post a link?  Thanks

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Yes, I would love to see it Nige. And......who,who who??????lol.....harv

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Here you go guys..

Here's my original review..

 

 

Next up we have the lates look at the "issues"

 

Enjoy...

 

 

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New Airscale IP is out.. and I've put a review in the reviews section of this forum, and I made a video..

 

Thanks to Peter at Airscale for the review sample.. and for sending my bits back..

 

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WOW!!!  That's amazing. Peter sure does great work. Hey Nige do a contest or give away on here, all those with one of the Hobbyboss B-24 kits can submit an entry (one per member) and you can draw the winner. :D:2c:0:thumbsup2: (I already ordered mine so I won't play)

Ron G 

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Hey all

  I said I would post pictures of what I did to the cowlings on the B-24j. So here we go.

20190228_120357.thumb.jpg.fd286a05a88b5b44cabec5922ddb997c.jpgrear view of back of cowls.

20190228_120313.jpgmain landing gear opening.

20190228_120335.jpgcloser view showing were the landing gear strut mounts to the wing structure.

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20190228_120455.jpgareas that need to be relieved.

20190228_120532.jpg2 views from outer side.

 

20190228_120554.jpgany questions please feel free to ask.

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Whoops I almost forgot.

The main landing gear even with the brass inserts have a weak point. Check out the pics and you will see what I mean.

20190228_123745.jpgstarboard main landing gear leg.

20190228_125019.jpgthe area highlighted is the weak point. I my have to add a gusset even though it's not prototypical.

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20190228_123922.jpgthese last three views show were the leg mounts to the wing structure. So let me know what you think.

Thanks Ron G 

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Hi Ron,

I dont think that point on the U/C leg will be too weak. probably best do drill up the support and into the main leg and pin it with a piece of brass rod if it's a concern??

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Hey Nige

  It's definitely weak, I almost broke it off just test fitting it in the wing. Actually replacing that piece with a brass one would really do the trick. I wonder if we could gett the gentleman who did the brass inserts to do those pieces also.

Ron G 

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On 2/25/2019 at 6:59 PM, CrankyCrafstman said:

Hopefully Trump can change their mind :D:rofl:

If not, Ocasio-Cortez will attempt to shift the U.S. to full socialism and then we'll love whatever we get.

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On 1/14/2019 at 3:52 PM, 1to1scale said:

Thank you! I ordered a set of these engines myself.

can you point me to exactly what product this is and where you have ordered it from please?

never heard of Williams Brothers before

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3 minutes ago, nmayhew said:

can you point me to exactly what product this is and where you have ordered it from please?

never heard of Williams Brothers before

I found them on Scalemates. Williams Brothers is and old company they made scale models of different P&W and Curtis Wright engines in different scales from I believe 1/48 to 1/6 scale. They are long out of business, but check Scalemates to see if they have any left. They weren't expensive 15 to 20 dollars. There close but do need work to get good P&W r-1830's.

Ron G 

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Hey Nige 

 Just watched your video on the Aerocraft brass legs for the B-24. Great vid, but one thing make sure when you drill out the tow rings at the bottom of the main gear that you center the drill properly or you will break through and then you will have to fix :hsmack:ouch! 

  Since you live in England can you get in touch with Alister and see if he can make those leg braces out of the same brass he did the main legs out of, I know he would sell them no problem. I would definitely take a set.

These are the holes I'm talking about

Ron G 

 

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35 minutes ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

Hey Nige 

 Just watched your video on the Aerocraft brass legs for the B-24. Great vid, but one thing make sure when you drill out the tow rings at the bottom of the main gear that you center the drill properly or you will break through and then you will have to fix :hsmack:ouch! 

  Since you live in England can you get in touch with Alister and see if he can make those leg braces out of the same brass he did the main legs out of, I know he would sell them no problem. I would definitely take a set.

Ron G 

I will speak to him tonight Ron. Watch this space. 

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Got you locked in :D:unworthy:

Freshly painted Vallejo metal color 77.716 Semi Matte Alum. First coat and oleo done with Molotow chrome pen.

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Ron G 

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1 hour ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

I found them on Scalemates. Williams Brothers is and old company they made scale models of different P&W and Curtis Wright engines in different scales from I believe 1/48 to 1/6 scale. They are long out of business, but check Scalemates to see if they have any left. They weren't expensive 15 to 20 dollars. There close but do need work to get good P&W r-1830's.

Ron G 

Actually Williams Brothers is one of those Companies that keeps getting resurrected.  They have a line of esoteric aircraft kits as well. 1/72 transports and bombers, such as the Martin B-10, Curtiss C-46, Douglas World Cruiser, etc, and 1/32 Golden Age racers. Gee Bee Model R, Wedell Williams, caudron racer, Laird Super Solution, etc....   Great kits, actually

As of a couple years back, they were producing kits.

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Hey Clunky 

 Yeah your right, but I don't think that the engine kits have been made for quite a while. I may be wrong though.;)

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4 hours ago, nmayhew said:

can you point me to exactly what product this is and where you have ordered it from please?

never heard of Williams Brothers before

All you need to do Nick is;

Scratch-build an engine of your own...

Buy some RTV silicone and become proficient at mould making...

Buy some 2-part resin and become proficient at resin casting...

And make as many copies as you require.

Because that's what real Modeller's do apparently.

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