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Mike Delano

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  1. Thats is a beautiful Tamiya late Tiger I in the new reviews. I've had my eye on this kit for a while and wondered if there was any new tooling or not. I love the use of a hot knife to replicate zimmerit!
  2. I'd also be willing to bet DML could do the Ontos some well deserved justice.
  3. Well, I for one would love to build another Panzer IV C,D, or F variant.... I love cynicism.
  4. Still don't see a Panzer II L, KV-1, or a KV-2... (by Dragon, I mean - not Taska or Zvezda). These seem like such glaring gaps in their product line.
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    Looks great! What colors are you using?
  6. At the Atlanta show a few weeks ago, there was a really nice PaK 43 with simplified mount sitting on an SSy railcar. This was a bit of an inspiring piece, but unfortunately, the photo I got of it was not that great (see below) and I never got a chance to go back around and try to get more photos. Does anyone remember this one? Even better, can anyone her lay claim to it? I'm for possibly better photos, but also I recall reading in the description on the entry card that there were some detail sets used, which I'd love to know...
  7. Very nice - did you use acrylics?
  8. What gets me even more is what the cost would be of a Tamiya kit. LEt's take the DML Panther G with Zim, for example. That kit retails for about 55.00. Can you imagine what the Tamiya kit equivalent with zim would be? I would seriously not be surprised to see an MRSP of at least 75.00 on it. Look at the recent Jagdtiger mid production kit - they threw in an Otto Carius figure and a motorcycle and the MSRP is 99.00! Granted, it's a beautiful kit, but I don't know why someone wouldnt go for the DML equivalent kit which comes with a good bit of PE along with the turned barrel for about half the p
  9. Do we need an upcoming Journal issue with a nice Tiger I on the cover.....
  10. If only they had it for the Android OS...
  11. I remember this one from the Atlanta show - very nice
  12. sweet - I hadn't hit ebay yet!
  13. No, I never found them, but I found some good photos of the suspension - I just needed to make sure I had the suspension in the proper angle on the proper sides.... My next project is to locate a Tasca star antenna - I know that it has been sold as a separate add-on kit (like they do with their Sherman roadwheel sets) before, I just cant find it by itself...
  14. I originally started this as kind of a weekend project as this is one of my favorite kits aside from its various problems. After picking up a cheap Eduard PE set for it at the Atlanta show last weekend, I decided to pull some parts out of the spares box to make this one a little bit better... I Pulled various parts from my DML spares boxes. Jerry cans are Tamiya. The main gun is just a placeholder as I'm waiting for my Griffon 2cm kwk 38 barrel to arrive any day now. Hatch handles are made form leftover pivot wire from a set of Friul tracks. I'm considering getting a set of Friul tracks for th
  15. I wish Tamiya or DML would put out a Panzer II L - we know that DML's would be a little less costly than the Tasca version and would probably have a better track option. The Tasca kit is a little costly considering it comes with rubberband tracks...
  16. The review should be posted sometime soon - this was a really nice kit! I was very pleasently surprised as I was expecting the type of kit like the Tamiya armor kits of the 70's that inherited form my grandad years ago. I was very pleasently surprised!
  17. Has anyone had first hand experience with this product described on the Armorama website? http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?o...ead&order=0 They are tank specific reusable mask sets from aPolish company. I have been using circle templates in the recent past, but these look to be a bit more sophisticated in at it looks like you can mask and paint multiple roadwheels at once... I said to heck with it and ordered 1 each of a Tiger I and Panther / Jagdpanther set since those are my two most frequent builds....
  18. Does anyone possibly have a scan of the suspension portion of an instruction sheet from a Tasca Panzer II L I could look at? It doesnt matter which verison of the kit it is, I just need to compare them against the equivalent parts from the ICM Panzer II L kit... Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  19. Gil - All of that is in the same area - the address you want to look for for the Cobb Civic center is "548 South Marietta Parkway" Link to the Google Maps info below: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=54...ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA
  20. That's a beautiful aircraft. I wish I had the courage to try some of the German camouglage schemes...
  21. No problem Tim - I didnt even realize it, but this is a whole site devoted to studio models from various well- and not so well-known sci fi films...
  22. I started with a littlebit of detail work on this last night. All of the surface details and textures I'm using come from various German armor kits. The challenge is not overdoing the detail to a point that it looks ridiculous.
  23. I just picked up the rerelease of the K7 Space Starion as seen in the Star Trek TOS epicode 'The Trouble with Tribbles'. I've always wanted to build this one, but have never been willing to pay the 70+ dollars they have commanded on eBay. Since I have seen the original kit before, I was more or less expecting that quality, however I was surprised when James showed me the contents of the kit. In dry fitting, the parts mate up very well and the seams have been really easy to eliminate thus far. The high point of this kit is the decal sheet. It's not big, but it contains markings that would allow
  24. In doing some research for adding some extra detail to my latest project, I came across a neet (but dated) website with some photos of the original Battlestar Galactica studio model. For those who don't know, the original studio model surface detail was accomplished by using various parts from a plethora of Saturn V model parts and Tamiya armor kits - in some of the progress photos, you can even see Tamiya model kit boxes laying around. Also detailed is the studio model replica built by Jim Creveling. As best as I can tell, his replica is all but identical to the original... Just stare at
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