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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:44 AM

To checkmateking02,

Thank you sir.  The detail Tamiya has placed in this kit is just amazing in of itself!  A kudos to you sir for going the extra mile to replace a part with a resin detailed set. 

Toshi

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:13 AM

Toshi

 

 
Eagle90

Toshi...there are no words!  Man, the detail is amazing!  It is a wonderful build you are doing!

 

 

 

 

Thank you Eagle90.  Your words are way too kind.  As for the detail, it's blown my mind, just out of this world.  I've really enjoyed this build yet it's been very difficult.  There are many a days I've needed to step away as I could not comprehend the directions.  Thank you Eagle90 for the read and reply!

 

Toshi

 

You are welcome sir.  The detail in the kit itself is great, but the detail and work YOU atr putting in to it...just amazing.  Great work Toshi.  It's a joy to watch you work.

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:16 AM

Toshi

To Eagle90,

All three builds are excellent examples of your skill work.  The nose art, any nose art in my humble opinion never offends me as it's what the crew depicted during a time of war.  They're allowed to.  I love all three choices of aircraft, they are quite unique in it's nature and you've done a fantastic job depicting it as so!

Toshi

 

Thank you sir!  The nose art has always been a fasination with me.  From WWII to modern, it is neat to look into the pilots eye on their nose art.  Desert Storm was a funny situation for nose art.  Being our host country was so strict on things like that.  But they were very generous in that aspect while all these different countries were there.  It is history.  Thank you again!

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:18 AM

tempestjohnny

Bobby great finish on the Bucc. Have always liked the look of the V bombers. Yours are looking great.

 

Toshi. The shear number of pieces in that kit is amazing. You are doing a wonderful rendition of the Wooden Wonder.

 

Thank you sir!  The V bombers are a great subject matter.  I'd love to pick up a Valiant at the model show this weekend and have all three flying together.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:49 AM

Hey those look great guys!!! 

Toshi: Great to see the 'Sketter on her feet as it were. 

Steve: I don't see any issues with her in the photos, I guess if were there in person the problems might be easier to see. Still that's some nice work. 

CMK02: Nice work there on the canopies. I think I've said it before- I absolutly loath masking them. I think I'd rather slam my head in a car door than mask a greenhouse canoply.

Bobby: Love the Buccaneer, great job on her. And the Victor and Vulcan are coming right along. 

Btw: I find your nose art horribly offensive and have sought out my safe space with a large Coke and a double-decker bacon cheeseburger for solace... Propeller

All joking aside great job! Yes

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:57 AM

Great finish on the Spitfire Steve.

 

        

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:03 AM

Gamera

Hey those look great guys!!! 

Toshi: Great to see the 'Sketter on her feet as it were. 

Steve: I don't see any issues with her in the photos, I guess if were there in person the problems might be easier to see. Still that's some nice work. 

CMK02: Nice work there on the canopies. I think I've said it before- I absolutly loath masking them. I think I'd rather slam my head in a car door than mask a greenhouse canoply.

Bobby: Love the Buccaneer, great job on her. And the Victor and Vulcan are coming right along. 

Btw: I find your nose art horribly offensive and have sought out my safe space with a large Coke and a double-decker bacon cheeseburger for solace... Propeller

All joking aside great job! Yes

 

Thank you sir!

LOL!  Large Coke and double bacon cheesburger!?  O.K., I'm offended too..scoot over and order be a burger and Coke!  LOL!  Wink

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:04 AM
I was looking at that Revell kit and wondering about the loadout for an RAF version. The Hase kit is £33.33 at Hannants which is a little steep for me and a 1/72 kit although I'm sure it's a wonderful kit. The Revell kit should be less, if I can find someone who sells it. I am really keen on getting an EF now.
I Thank everyone for the praise for the spit. It is weren’t for the wrinkled decals and the total lack of surface detail I would lean toward agreeing with you.
Your probably right Bish, I do tend to be hard on myself knowing what I'm capable of.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:32 AM

The best price i have found the Hase kit is around £33 on e-bay with freepostage from the far east. When i look on Hannants its £39.99, but i am guessing they remove the VAT for the price you get.

I have been doing some checking and i can't seem to find any differance in the Typhoons used by each nation. According to hannants the revell kit is a batch 3. I am guessing they mean Tranche 3 which would make it the latest type. But i found a couple ofreviews and there is no mention of which version it is or a FLIR pod. I could not see one in the sprue shots either. But seeing as i think its only the RAF that uses it in the air to ground role, that would make sense. An RAF FGR.4 would only need a small sprue with the FLIR and air to ground weapons, so it would not surprise me if that was forth coming.

Anyway, heres a couple of reviews, one of which is a build up.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2017/01/building-new-172nd-single-seat.html#more

http://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/previews/Revell/03952.htm

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:51 AM

Thanks Bish, I'll go look at those and bookmark them for study.

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1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate, Akagi
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1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:58 AM

Gamera

Hey those look great guys!!! 

Toshi: Great to see the 'Sketter on her feet as it were. 

Steve: I don't see any issues with her in the photos, I guess if were there in person the problems might be easier to see. Still that's some nice work. 

CMK02: Nice work there on the canopies. I think I've said it before- I absolutly loath masking them. I think I'd rather slam my head in a car door than mask a greenhouse canoply.

Bobby: Love the Buccaneer, great job on her. And the Victor and Vulcan are coming right along. 

Btw: I find your nose art horribly offensive and have sought out my safe space with a large Coke and a double-decker bacon cheeseburger for solace... Propeller

All joking aside great job! Yes

 

Thanks Gamera!  I was so anxious that I dry fitted everything and it literally snapped into place.  Then after the photo shot, the Mossie I thought, will it snap back out?  OMG!  What happens if I break it taking it out?  But it snapped right back out.  Whew!  LOL!  Thanks for the visit!

Toshi

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:27 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Next up is the landing gear.  They have to be constructed and fitted inside the bays before the wings are closed up.

Fortunately, the tires are not as elaborate as Toshi's Mosquito.

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:30 AM

checkmateking02
Fortunately, the tires are not as elaborate as Toshi's Mosquito.

LOL, now that's funny Big Smile

I like the tape idea with the labled part numbes.

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In Que

1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate, Akagi
1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi
1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by Greg on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:39 AM

Toshi, CMK, and Bish, thanks for commenting on my little control levers.

Toshi, it's amazing me about your Mosquito fitting together so seamlessly and the way it is fastened together. As Bish said, the undercarriage truly does look fantastic. It's all looking very good, Toshi.

Bobby, 3 at once, holy cow! Looking good, and I'm very glad you pointed out that offensive nose art so I could take a closer look.

Steve, I'll say it again. I look forward to building a build I can be dissatisfied with that looks as good as your Spitfire.

CMK, looks like progress with the canopy masks and fancy resin gun ready to dig into. Ah, and landing gear underway too.

 

 

 

 

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:37 PM

Hey CMK02, those are looking good! 

 

LOL, I've built entire kits with fewer parts than Toshi's landing gear... Wink

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:03 PM

"Bobby, 3 at once, holy cow! Looking good, and I'm very glad you pointed out that offensive nose art so I could take a closer look."

Thank you sir!  Yeah, big undertaking but great fun doing them.

LOL!  You're welcome!  Wink  I'll have some good nose art for the Victor too.  Whistling

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:05 PM

Thanks, guys!

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:41 PM

Greg

Toshi, CMK, and Bish, thanks for commenting on my little control levers.

Toshi, it's amazing me about your Mosquito fitting together so seamlessly and the way it is fastened together. As Bish said, the undercarriage truly does look fantastic. It's all looking very good, Toshi.

Bobby, 3 at once, holy cow! Looking good, and I'm very glad you pointed out that offensive nose art so I could take a closer look.

Steve, I'll say it again. I look forward to building a build I can be dissatisfied with that looks as good as your Spitfire.

CMK, looks like progress with the canopy masks and fancy resin gun ready to dig into. Ah, and landing gear underway too.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Greg!  I know the tolerance aspect for a high end kit like this is really tight.  If you mess up just a tiny little, that mistake turns into a big headache and lots of putty and sanding!  LOL!  Crying  

I learned the hard way with the 1/32 Tamiya kits and the Zoukei Mura kits.  Normally, thats just a learning curb we all got to go through.  In my case, I'm still trying my best in keeping up with you all!  LOL!  Stick out tongue

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:44 PM

checkmateking02

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Next up is the landing gear.  They have to be constructed and fitted inside the bays before the wings are closed up.

Fortunately, the tires are not as elaborate as Toshi's Mosquito.

 

Great idea and very organized!  

Toshi

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:55 PM

modelcrazy
 
checkmateking02
Fortunately, the tires are not as elaborate as Toshi's Mosquito.

 

LOL, now that's funny Big Smile

I like the tape idea with the labled part numbes.

 

I was thinking that as well. I think it would be fair to say its a tad understated.

And yes, the tape idea is certainly one to remember. The number of times i have looked at parts in a pot and tried to figure what they are for.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 19, 2017 2:11 PM

Been popping in during the day from work but stil had to work out where i was up to. Thought i better update the front page before i forget.

Boddy, got your Buc up. I used the less risky side, would not wnat anyone looking at the front page and thinking us Brits were a bunch of perverts now would we Whistling

Steve, got your Spit added and just noticed 2 things. First one was the Polish markings, so i think we have our first none Brit Brit. Then i was looking and thinking that look familar. And i realised i had seen those markings before.

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