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  1. Tim, for the WWII time period, it could also read 99-394I (on the left hand side as your looking at either front or rear) star (front only). On the right hand side should be HQ-# (or ##) for a headquarters vehicle. I found a pic of a 372 Field Arty, 99th Inf Div vehicle showing 99-372F on the rear.


    hope this helps

  2. It all depends where you ordered it from.
    Mark, the title does say "luckymodel.com."


    If the item is posted as "in stock" on lucky model, it will usually take about 11 days to get to the US Midwest. If it's listed as "Available" it means that the item is not in stock but can be ordered from the manufacturer- which will take longer. If you ordered the Mr Hobby Procon, it's listed as "available." Also, the shipping method will also determine how long it will take, air is faster and "surface" is quite a bit slower, because it's sent by ship. Personally, I don't ordering anything that's not listed as "in stock."

  3. Ok guys, I'm working on one of the old Tamiya 1/20th F-1 cars and the head covers have "Ford" stamped on them. They are to be painted white. I've always had a problem getting them to look right. I've dry-brushed the white over the black, looked like crap. I've tried to paint the white on, but that looked even worse. Any ideas?
    if you're talking about the raised "FORD" lettering, use a sharpened artists colored pencil.
  4. The E-10 series of Jagdpanzers were semi-based on the Pz38 chassis. The 38(t) chassis was enlarged and redesigned. This new design was to be called PzKpfw 38 (d), d standing for Deutschland as opposed to (t) for Tschechoslowakei. The designs based on this new chassis would all be in the 10 to 25 ton weight class.


    The name "Hetzer" was at the time not commonly used for this vehicle. It was the designation for a related prototype, the E-10. The Å koda factory for a very short period confused the two names in its documentation and the very first unit equipped with the vehicle thus for a few weeks applied the incorrect name until matters were cleared. However, there exists a memorandum from Heinz Guderian to Hitler incorrectly claiming that an unofficial name, Hetzer, had spontaneously been coined by the troops. Post-war historians basing themselves on this statement made the name popular in their works. It was never the official name like the other animal names were.(source: Wikipedia)


    I believe the E-10 was to be armed with the same 7.5 cm Pak 39 (L/48) as the JgPz38(t) and would have used the same 75 x 495R ammunition as the 7,5cm KwK 40 and 7,5 cm StuK 40 guns.

  5. On Dragon's MDFC forum site, there was an "in house" character code named Blogger Hiroshi that would regularly bash the DML competition (Bugler/Trumpeter, Lizard/Tamiya, etc) and also Terry's (aka Fosters) reviews of DML kits. Well, about 1-2 months ago, Terry decided not to review DMLs kits and Hiroshi was not happy. Not sure of the issue between Terry & this Brian Balkwill clown.



    EDIT: This just in from our on-the-street correspondants-


    Here's a link to Brian Balkwill's blog - it appears that Terry Ashley, or I should say Jon Bailey, wrote a less than raving review to one of his DVDs & then Brian found out Terry didn't write it & started a flame war. Ho-hum

  6. Uhmmm, Mark, Terry is NOT a member of IPMS/USA, you're wasting your time posting here.


    After reading his blogspot, I went over to FSMs forum but could not find the offending thread, too bad Terry didn't link to it in his blog.

  7. This may be their first "new" kit under that guise. I know of no other 1/32 F-35 kit, so it's new tool from somebody, even if they paid a Korean, Chinese, or Czech company to do the molds.
    Lindbergh/Hawk are also doing a Dodge Charger police cruiser- it was due out this past April. :smiley13: I thought PANDA released an F-35 about 5+ years ago?
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