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PeteJ last won the day on May 23

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  1. PeteJ

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    I agree and disagree. Yes this is a very sloppy line but it is one photo of a single aircraft at a single moment in time. To extrapolate that to sloppy lines on other birds, is a stretch. Notice that although the prop is a mess, the checkerboard is perfectly straight and crisp. All of those lines were field applied because nose art was always applied in the field. I am of the opinion that if you are replicating a given aircraft at a given moment in time then yes, that messy line would be necessary to achieve that. Just don't use this example to say that all lines are sloppy and thus any model with sloppy edges or lines could be correct. Don't use this as an excuse for poor painting and masking skills.
  2. Well they are plastic and have to be assembled! May 1st limited production run. They make me smile.
  3. Never thought of that, but you are right. Any of these would look amazing in brass.
  4. Yes indeed. I just got these as well! Looking forward to the marble race!
  5. I was first introduced to UGears on Kickstarter years ago and was intrigued by the engineering but never got around to buying one of their kits. Well, the other day I got a message on Facebook(I follow them). I did not know that they where a Ukrainian company(that is what the U stands for) with their factory on the outskirts of Kyiv. I have found no information on the state of the factory, but I cannot believe that it is good. The message said that the US arm is donating 10% of the sale price to Ukrainian refugees funds. I don't know about you, but that was the impetus to get me to dig out the credit card. I may just order another one just to try to keep the company afloat after the war is over. To the administrators: If you deem this to be an inappropriate post, please remove it. I am a bit caught up in this moment in history and want to do what I can to help the Ukrainian people in some way.
  6. The Airforce just released 50 downloadable high resolution images of the restored 109 in there collection. I can't imagine that there are any photos that will give you better detail! https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196264/messerschmitt-bf-109g-10/fbclid/messerschmitt-bf-109g-10/
  7. Ok, I have wanted to build one of these since I saw them on Kick Starter. Very interesting laser cut wooden models. I know a young person who is interested in making technical stuff and decided to get her one of these. I ordered one on Amazon and had something happen that had never happened before. They cancelled my order. Well being the determined old codger that I am, I went to the web site for UGears https://ugears.us and to my surprise found out that the U stands for Ukrainian. That explains the order being canceled, but it made me more determined to get one. Well, I ordered directly and I now have a package on the way with a tracking number. I know it is small but every little bit may help.
  8. So far from this discussion, it seems that very little has been solved by this "new" class. I understand what the NCC is trying to do, but it will never be a "fair" evaluation of building skill only as long as there is such a significant variation in the quality of kits available. The only true way to eliminate all this is to have a single kit class. Pick out one readily available kit for each class(aircraft, ship, auto, armor, and scifi) and let the building begin. Forget all the other hogwash. Way to complicated and full of loopholes and definitions.
  9. Thank you! You took the words right out of my mouth.
  10. When I bought my Optivisor 30 years ago, I was uncertain which lens to get so I bought 4. The #3, #5, #7 and #10. I am glad I did. I started with the 3 and 5 used the most. As I got older I had to move up the scale. I am now use the 7 and 10 the most. I also use my glasses under the visor kind of like a bifocal. Works well for me. New lenses are not ridiculously price for a precision piece of optical equipment.
  11. Just for an idea if anyone from San Marcos is watching, here is a photo from the Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas Heritage air craft site. Looks like a lot of potential for a special decal sheet that represents south west Texas.
  12. Ok, I just thought to search Two Bobs for them and was surprised to see that they still had them listed as "in stock". Here is the link https://www.twobobs.net/contents/en-us/p732_2020-IPMS-Nats-Decal-Sheet.html
  13. They did list them on this forum for purchase. I bought several sets to support the lost income to the club. I looked for the post that offered them but couldn't find it. They were for sale from Two Bobs. If they decide to redo the decal sheet, then perhaps they would reoffer them.
  14. Just wondering if anyone organizing the convention in San Marcos knows? Are you designing a new decal sheet or are you going to reuse the original. If you are going to design a new one, it might be fun to have a class or special award for models built with the 2020 sheet.
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