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About RGronovius

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  1. I built that kit a very long time ago, or at least a Monogram B-24 Liberator of some mark. I know it had a Shep Paine sheet and he had made his into a formation plane with a white paint job and polka dots. I'm not sure if the same kit still exists, but I figured I'd point you in the direction of at least an option for a canopy.
  2. There's squadron's vacuformed canopies https://www.squadron.com/1-48-Squadron-Canopies-B-24J-Liberator-Canopies-p/sq9571.htm
  3. With most 1/72 scale armor, the kit builder is stuck with the tracks the kit comes with, good or bad, unless it is a common vehicle like a Tiger or Sherman. Then they may have an aftermarket alternative. I've been a 1/72 scale armor builder for many years and was sometimes recruited to judge that category. Very few 1/72 scale tank kits have what I would consider "great" tracks. Most are okay, but many are poor.
  4. It is beautiful. Is the camouflage paint scheme a purposeful one they use or a factor of repainting areas of the aircraft that received repair?
  5. Sad to hear. As far as dementia goes, my father-in-law was fine, his normal self at our annual Thanksgiving dinner (held the Saturday after T-day at our home). At Christmastime he was a little off. At their house, he commented about wanting to go home. He was home, but I guess all the family around was confusing him. That was strange since there was a family dinner at his home virtually every Sunday. The next big gathering was Easter Sunday. He was definitely "not home" upstairs. Thought I was the man who sold him his house, but he's lived in that home for ages before I ever married into the family. Kept asking about where his deceased ex-wife was. She had died about ten years earlier. It was sad to see him go from normal to needing help just to bathe in less than 5 months. It wasn't long before he was bedridden and died shortly afterwards.
  6. Many years ago, when going to one of those stores my wife often drags me to, I found a clearance kit of an Airfix Saturn rocket. I've never built it, but this moon landing anniversary has me wanting to dig it out. I remember it being dirt cheap, like $5. I looked on scale mates and it is this version: Smithsonian Apollo Saturn V
  7. RGronovius

    Takom SMK

    Looks good, the scheme resembles the Cold War US MERDC pattern.
  8. RGronovius

    Takom SMK

    what an interesting and odd looking tank. Did this exist or was it a paper panzer?
  9. I recently scored a kit with an MSRP of $169.99 for under $15 delivered. Guys from my model club in Louisville posted about some deep discounts on Dragon kits at Dragon USA. While the kit they were discussing was a 1/6th scale Panzer II normally $350 for $16 and discounted to $10 after using their Father's Day code, I searched other mistakenly discounted kits. I found the Dragon Iron Man Age of Ultron Mark XLIII kit listed for $10 and change; $7.18 after the 35% off discount code. With shipping, a whopping $14.82 delivered. Others tried to order the giant tank and one guy tried to order Iron Man, but their orders were cancelled. By the time they posted their orders were cancelled, I got a shipping notice. It arrived a two days later. By the time it arrived, the price had risen to $101.99. http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA38155
  10. Took several reloads just to read this message. Edit: and the submit button took about a minute to post this response.
  11. Lately, when I access the site I often get the above message. It will go away after reloading once, sometimes twice. I don't know if it's on my end or if it is the site. I don't have issues with other sites though. Just a head's up. it might be nothing.
  12. Impressive looking model. I'm not a ship builder, but I'd love to try one.
  13. I've always liked the looks of this helicopter. Very nice job.
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