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  • Birthday 06/14/1971

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    Tampa, FL USA
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    Lots. Including sci-fi, props and models, WWII and digital illustration.
  1. There are a few in the area. Ralph's Hobbies 5208 66th St N # D, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-3137 (727) 547-8607. ‎ Ralph's is a great place with a very model swap-kind of feel. Ralph is a super nice guy and very knowledgeable. Phil's Hobby Shop 6050 Park Blvd # 2, Pinellas Park, FL 33781-3230 (727) 545-1251 . Another great shop with a good selection of plastic and friendly staff. 10% off all plastic. Charlie's Discount Hobbies 7530 W Waters Ave # K, Tampa, FL 33615-1597 (813) 882-4007 ‎. Not too bad, descent selection and good supplies. The owner is a very nice, cigar-smo
  2. Hi Thomas, Sorry but I have neither kit in stock. I will be making an order with them but since resin has been moving so slowly it might a while till I'm able to make their minimum order. Joy Bummer.
  3. Hi Gang: While researching another project I came across a really nice build of a 1/35 Skoda and fell in love with this ugly son-of-a-B. I found Wespe Models out of Romania offers a resin kit. Any feed back on the company? Any local distributors or even another option of the Skoda in 1/35?
  4. Ditch the Alumilite and go with Smooth-On 305. It will give you at least a 7 minute working time. Their Mold Max 30 RTV is also excellent. http://www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Plastic-...1209/index.html http://www.smooth-on.com/index.php?cPath=1135 I haven't head anything good about Micro Mark's stuff. Everyone I know uses Smooth-On. Burman Industries also makes great stuff; used it about 10 years ago but switched to Smooth on because they were less expensive, on my coast and sold small "Trial" sizes of their resin and silicone. Perfect for me as I don't do a lot of casting and unu
  5. Looks like the site was built in 1996...
  6. He was a local show and tried to tell me Revell of Germany was out of business in order to justify his high prices on the RoG Jaguar kit. After learning the news I asked around and no one else had heard about the collapse. Later in the day we email RoG and received a response reading something like, "We are not closing - just the opposite we are expanding." I would steer clear of this clown.
  7. THANKS! No insult my friend. I only recently learned what an M4A3 was! :) Really more of a German Armor and Aircraft and Sci-Fi kinda' guy. I don't even really care for Shermans, EXCEPT the Calliope, the one with the big honkin' mine-roller and the snorkels are cool too.
  8. Someone else mentioned the Tasca kit. They also wrote the Verlinden Calliope was crap? Are there any other options short of scratch building the rocket launcher for a good M4A3 Calliope model?
  9. I just purchased Verlinden's recently re-released Calliope and I was wondering what is the best 1/35 M4A3 Sherman on the face of the planet? :) THANKS!
  10. I also own both and they BOTH rock!
  11. Yawn...Might be cool if they included the tractor in the background. I'll pass.
  12. Ok, here goes: Dragon/Cyber-Hobby = T26E3 - older kit but is the best representation of the T26E3 Tamiya = M26 - better but more complicated and can be build as either a T26E3 or M26 version HobbyBoss = M26 - best kit but may be a Korean version with WWII markings. I've been reading up on the history of the early Pershing and understand it was originally designated the T26E3 and later M26. Were both designations used in late WWII or was the name changed after the war? What were the significant differences between the two. I'm thinking about recreating the illustration on t
  13. Hi Gents: At my wife's insistence I have decided to build an American WWII tank - too many German subjects for here taste I suppose. I like the unusual so right away I knew Shermans were out. Except maybe with that cool Verlinden mine roller or the snorkels or a Calliope...but I digress. I settled on a Pershing for two reasons: ) It's an unusual subject because it arrived late in WWII and 2) it is featured prominently in the PC Game, "Company of Heroes" I play from time to time. I have the old Dragon T26E3 version in my stash raring to go but I read recently that Tamiya's versio
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