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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-27-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By JML54
Re: PMA - New Tooling Horton Gotha GO-229

Here are some of their AFVs. Detailed!

359222

359224

359226

359228
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Bought it on eBay at the starting bid price of $25.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-09-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Well, I did find a Carousel P-36A.

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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-12-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Some possible P-36 liveries (just USAAF):

354260

354262

354264
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-11-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

I recalled another couple of kits in 1/48. There was an ancient Aurora kit, too, but there was a great one from Classic Airframes:
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-11-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Ah, the "Wind Indicator." Yeah, along with a 1/48 Devastator!
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-10-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Thanks. I'd love to find #6123. The P-36 was one of my favorite airplanes from my model-building years. I'd also love a P-6E, but with so few liveries other than this one it'll never see the...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

I've seen the Carousel models; there are actually a few on eBay right now. One problem with the P-36A you pictured is that Carousel was trying to do the same thing with the wing guns as HM did when...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-07-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

You're right, Carlo4. Check your PM for a message.

I'd also like to see a 1/48 SBD Dauntless. HM has it in their other scales, but it would go well with the Wildcat (and, hopefully, Hellcats).
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-07-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

I could also go for a Curtiss P-36, too. Plenty of great US and other liveries available.
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-07-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

Two of the Japanese planes noted, in photos I took at the Smithsonian:
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,694
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for hobby master

Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
F-82 Twin Mustang
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-06-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,833
Posted By JML54
Re: Wishes for Hobby Master - but this time in 1:4

P-38 Lightning (L or even J models)
F6F Hellcat
F8F Bearcat
P-40 (later models than what's been released)
Japanese WWII fighters (other than Zeros, e.g., Ki-84, Hayate, Hayabusa)
Russian WWII...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-13-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By JML54
Re: Calibre Wings pylon issue

I've used Liquid Fusion (https://www.aleenes.com/liquid-fusion-4-oz), a clear non-foaming polyurethane glue, to attach pylons. Any excess can be cleaned up with a swap dipped in isopropyl alcohol...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By JML54
Re: HM P-51 Cockpit improvement

I found that dry transfer stencils sometimes just won't adhere to the paint HM uses on some parts of some models. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I was trying to add propeller stencils...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-12-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By JML54
USS Essex & WWII Warbirds to Hawaii

Here's an idea for a gigantic display of your aircraft:

Amphibious Assault Ship USS Essex Carries Load Of Gorgeous World War II Warbirds To Hawaii
The antique aircraft hitched a ride on the USS...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 07-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By JML54
Re: Best f-4

Here's 1003.
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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-21-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By JML54
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,710
Posted By JML54
Re: Fellow forum member in need of help

Glad to hear from you in the thread! I was getting worried about you.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-10-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By JML54
Re: Loose Model Parts - What's Your Solution?

Go to the local craft store and pick up some clear urethane glue (Liquid Fusion is one brand) if you want a fairly strong and non-permanent bond. It can be cleaned up with water or isopropyl alcohol...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-15-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By JML54
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-06-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,734
Posted By JML54
Re: Aoshima 83864 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52

Just these two. The price for them has just come down, significantly, which was one reason I ordered the third release.

They're incredibly well-made, packed very well (styrofoam with tissue...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,734
Posted By JML54
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-04-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,734
Posted By JML54
Aoshima 83864 Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/K6Yx0UD76DJdRnJ9CQ-slvxHdwXqOFAvbRUUfWgyODhCYpsQ6dwL8YPBrnGVVAZAFuoGEJbwm8NS1D_c0kTZLQdG8FWR_Mg9a3HG-t0DbNZtqaNV7c9aHBhV5F9pzocoNtXpJ4L2_F0_3cR56uT6svg71nTYjuIZEkAAzm...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 08-11-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By JML54
Re: Air Force 1 1/48 P-38

Has anyone seen this? Aikens seems to show it as in stock, Flying Mule as a pre-order. All photos are manufacturer shots.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-28-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,228
Posted By JML54
Re: Century Wings CW001624 Century Wings Vought F-8E Crusader VMF (AV)-21 "Lancers"

Hallelujah! The secondary market prices on Crusaders has become ridiculous, so this is a very welcome move for those of us who don't have any F-8 models on the shelves.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 06-22-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,319
Posted By JML54
Re: Air Commander F-4J VF-96 "Showtime 100" announced for release in March

More photos (the canopies aren't fully closed here, but they do close flush).
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-15-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,752
Posted By JML54
Re: Caliber Wings (Actual photos)

Those glove vanes are a pre-order killer. Awful. And very disappointing.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-11-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,767
Posted By JML54
Re: HOBBY MASTER 1:48 Messerschmitt BF 109E-3 "Werner Molders"

The landing gear were shortened after the first release. They're fine! I have the second and third 109s, and they're pretty darned good.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-03-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,996
Posted By JML54
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-28-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,996
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA8702 Luftwaffe BF109E-4 "Adolph Galland" , JG 26, France, Sept 194

Yes, both were shortened! The official HM photos aren't accurate.

The pair of legs are preassembled and attached to a fuselage section that bridges the two legs, and the whole assembly needs...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-28-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,996
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA8702 Luftwaffe BF109E-4 "Adolph Galland" , JG 26, France, Sept 194

The landing gear legs on this release HAVE been shortened. The HM photos are misleading or not based on what was actually shipped.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 03-20-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By JML54
Re: A 1/48 ME-163 in our future?

Agreed. Add ME 262 to the list before the Komet.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-27-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master's 1/48 line

Even back in my model-making days, I preferred 1/48 WWII and 1930s aircraft and 1/72 jets. That's my diecast collecting theme today; I just keep them displayed in different locations. The 1/48 HM...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-22-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,657
Posted By JML54
Re: Century Wings F-8 Crusader

This would be great, because the prices of the Crusaders on the secondary market have gone pretty high except for the French one. So I'd be very happy to wait for a new release than engage in...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-18-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,691
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA8711 Messerschmitt Bf 109E Luftwaffe JG 2, Helmut Wick, BoB 1940

AARGH! It seems from the photo that the landing gear legs still look too long. HM promised correction after the first release, then after the second release, but they still can't seem to get it right...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-10-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By JML54
Re: Which one makes a better Zero? MARUSHIN OR SKYNET?

The landing gear is one of the highlights of the model. Beautifully engineered, well-made, and strong. Because I never display my planes on a stand, I did drop some glue into the gear pivot point,...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-09-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By JML54
Re: Which one makes a better Zero? MARUSHIN OR SKYNET?

Here's a photo of one of the Aoshima Zeros (the model is fabulous - only problem is the pilot seems to be glued to the seat, so I left him in place):
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 01-05-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,725
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA5102 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet Diecast Model USN VFA-

Great pictures. That's one pre-order I'm NOT going to cancel, thanks to you.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-16-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,018
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA5206 US Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-32, MiG-23 Killer, 1989

Here's the best I can do for now:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ffCF2EbKMtJtqvN22rh8fiN2wkyl-oo12-KuAoTIKcA9iW7asRkuQYRYKIh-2V3LrEfl3YMaLQ=w800-h600-no
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-03-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,018
Posted By JML54
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 11-02-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,018
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA5206 US Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-32, MiG-23 Killer, 1989

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JkUrcL0ktDVkBGQ3O6aAEBg3bVMlNxMxi6dr47BsR0DNt_Ro1InouKiYYmvZhmBB6v7zo2ShBWhuoXsYUsZxhZoB5QSprqc7CO0If0t7snXKGirsBNFFfYgPMokdfrs4-wUZ50jOevdhwc35PnG1zSY63CMoXkHIziZT_g...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-08-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,018
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA5206 US Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat, VF-32, MiG-23 Killer, 1989

Just got one of these. I'm very impressed by HM's finish work, quality control, and the new packaging. The styrofoam-and-tissue combination prevented any marring of the finish, which is a huge step...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-11-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA7419 Luftwaffe FW 190A-4, Major Hermann Graf, 1943

This is the first A-4 variant they've released so I guess that's the reason for the new tooling of the fuselage.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-10-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By JML54
Re: Hobby Master HA3609 USAF Convair F-106 Delta Dart, ADWC Tyndall AFB

I've wanted a Six for a while, and this one is likely to end up in my collection.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-09-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By JML54
Re: Aoshima Skynet A6M5 Zero

The prop and spinner are plastic.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-08-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By JML54
Re: Aoshima Skynet A6M5 Zero

Solid is the right word. I think it's the heaviest of all my 1/48 WWII single-engine planes, except for the HM P-47 Thunderbolt, which is a beast.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-08-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By JML54
Re: Aoshima Skynet A6M5 Zero

This is the second; I wanted the third, the one with only two wing guns and the more detailed rudder markings, but couldn't find any available at a non-exhorbitant price.

The undercarriage is a...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-07-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By JML54
Re: Aoshima Skynet A6M5 Zero, is eBay the only source?

I just posted three pictures. It's only available in the US via eBay from Japanese sellers (HobbyLinc is out of stock) or finding a Rakuten seller. Amazon has them listed every so often, and I...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 09-07-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By JML54
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