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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
Hi Rowan!

Are there any goodies in the kit? Like additional PE parts?

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
I want that TA-152!!!



How swift can you review it Rowan

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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 07:35 AM GMT+7
Hi Jean-Luc and Howard

I'll have the review ready by the weekend and you can see the etched parts then

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Rowan

I am looking forward to the review .. would have preferred a Walter Loos special .. but o.k.

Here is my last (self ordered) model for quite a while ... hope I find a job soon to fund more models in da future. had to get it from customs today .. very annoying (not to pay the toll but to cope with German public "servants").



cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Hi Steffen

A real beauty!

I bought a set of those etched razor saws a little while ago. If you're like me, you'll find them fantastic! Far finer than any of my existing "standard" razor saws and perfect for really delicate tasks. They've gone straight onto my shortlist of most useful tools.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 10:39 AM GMT+7
Hi Rowan

well, I do not like the Graf machine, but there is a 2nd marking included which I always wanted to do (Egon Mayer). The resin charger intakes look a little strange .. have to check the Rodeike book on those. Also the decals are a bit misprinted --- esp. the kill markings I need .. but I have his A-5 markings somewhere, which are from the same time frame. Egon Meyer had two aircraft at that time the A-4 as an altitude fighter and the A-5 for the other jobs.

I already have a set of the scriber saws and as you I like them very much. Sadly I damaged my first set in a heavy work project so I bought this replacement. The scriber also looks really nice!! and it has a grindstone included.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 11:38 AM GMT+7

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well, I do not like the Graf machine...



Hi Steffen

It's a shame about the problems with the kit, but thanks for the heads-up regarding them. I haven't seen this boxing of Hasegawa's '190 "in the flesh", so to speak. I've still got the old Dragon version buried in the stash somewhere.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:13 PM GMT+7

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well, I do not like the Graf machine...



Hi Steffen

It's a shame about the problems with the kit, but thanks for the heads-up regarding them. I haven't seen this boxing of Hasegawa's '190 "in the flesh", so to speak. I've still got the old Dragon version buried in the stash somewhere.

All the best

Rowan



To be sure you understood me right: I do not like the c&m of that machine. The Hasegawa Fw 190 A-4 is nice.

The box artwork rather looks like his A-5 ! (there are photos in Rodeike) but I think he also had two with JGr. Ost .. not sure though. Attention: the Dragon Fw 190 A-5 was no A-5 but a slightly altered A-8.

greets

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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 03:27 PM GMT+7

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Had to get it from customs today .. very annoying (not to pay the toll but to cope with German public "servants").


How, they checked the kit and cut off the swastikas from the decal sheet, or just acted sour because people ordered "nazi-related" goods?
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 03:57 PM GMT+7
Hi Eetu

No, thats no problem for private use (they did not even open the shrink wrapped package (hlj does that to keep everything together). Just to communicate / interact with "Beamten" is a challenge .... well, at least on their job

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Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 04:34 AM GMT+7
Swell little Fokker. Loads of extras for such a cheap kit. Lozenges, tape decals, two engines, three props. Sharp sharp detail Magic I think it was only five or six euro. First Roden kit I've bought, very impressed!
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Cheap and nasty, but in a good way. This will form my entry for the need for speed campaign
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 05:29 AM GMT+7
Hi Jaypee!

Nice kits. I'm looking forward to see how the Macchi will turn out.

This is what I've got from Hannants today...





I'm not a specialist of rivets but I thought I could give the new Trumpeter tool a try. It's not expensive at all compared to other products. I hope it will work well.

Some PE references from Eduard are currently on sale at Hannants. I've purchased some of them. Mainly for armor...

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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 06:10 AM GMT+7
Hi Jean-Luc


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I'm not a specialist of rivets but I thought I could give the new Trumpeter tool a try. It's not expensive at all compared to other products. I hope it will work well.



Have you ever seen a Trumpeter model .. if the tool is anything like their IM tools you could also buy an air rifle and some lead shot ... that all said with the tongue firmly in cheek

I have two of the "Rosie the Riveter" tools from Petr Dousek (new via ebay) and they were good in price and are very (very) good in production quality ... I am really curious what you can do with that tools

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 06:35 AM GMT+7

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Have you ever seen a Trumpeter model .. if the tool is anything like their IM tools you could also buy an air rifle and some lead shot ... that all said with the tongue firmly in cheek I



Hi there

I've wanted to try the rivetting tools for several months, but it's always been out of stock when I've looked. I'll be really interested to see how it performs.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 12:50 PM GMT+7
Hi again

I was away from work this afternoon buying new some new audio recording gear so, of course, I couldn't resist a trip to Hannants too! Well, it is on the same tube line (OK, in the opposite direction...)!

I went there to get the new Classic Airframes He 51:



but couldn't resist picking up my probable entry for Speed campaign:

.

Looking in their second-hand section, I spotted this beauty in perfect condition for less than £10:



So, I set out to buy one kit and ended up with three... what's new?!

All the best

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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
Hi my name is Rowan and I am a model kit addict and glue sniffer

Nice loot! .. have to get one of those He 51 one day ....

cheers

Steffen

P.S. I just remember that I still have a kit on order ... doh another 60 bucks down the drain .. but I could not pass the sqn sale on the CA Do 17 (p&p was almost as much as the kit)
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 02:44 PM GMT+7
Howdy Gang,

Back in nasty El Paso from my cruise of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. Good to RTB.

Have mercy on me, all these new models you guys are buying, I gotta find another source for extra income!

Last month, in a moment of weakness after reading the review, I ordered the new Fine Molds 1/72 A6M2 Type 21 Zero. They were here to welcome me back. Though the "wrong scale" --1/72 (Siderius will be proud of me)-- I couldn't resist. Hard for me to refuse a nice ReiShikiSen!

Now that I don't have anything else scheduled for the rest of this year, perhaps I'll resume modeling! Be good to get back into the game!
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 02:47 PM GMT+7

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I'll be really interested to see how it performs.



Hi Steffen and Rowan!

What I liked about this tool, is that there are four different wheels included. Downside is that the wheels are rather big, so I imagine drawing the rivet lines on wing roots must be difficult for example. For flat surfaces I'm pretty confident it will work well. I've purchased a rivet maker from Hasegawa one year ago and it was unusable! The quality was very poor and I was really disappointed. I hope the Trumpeter one is better.

The He 51 is also on my list. But I will wait for sales on this one. Sales are very dangerous for modelers...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:51 PM GMT+7
While on holiday in East Anglia recently I visited Hannants warehouse.
6 Royal Class Me110's in a pile,I dont know how I resisted!
I was like a dog in a forest full of lamp posts
As for Hasegawa Thunderbolts,,,well,,,,,,,,the "original" kit which I seem to remember people having trouble getting hold of........I counted 62 on the shelf!
SIXTY TWO!!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 02:30 PM GMT+7
Ok just arrived from 'Models for sale'


Not my normal scale but I've got a thing for Fleet Air Arm and for them I make an exception although not sure when I'll get round to building it.
Must get the Eduard Hellcat dual combo

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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 05:35 PM GMT+7
Some very nice kits and tools in this thread. Looking forward to seeing them built in the next couple of years .
Now the postman visited me today, and as Brad Pitt once said "whats in the box, whats in the box" ( name the film ), well this

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Didn't know I built cars did you ! Niether did I until my Brother made me buy it for his birthday. So now i have to build it as well, and to make matters worse, he wants it the same as his car, which wouldn't be so bad if his Mazda didn't have a body kit on it. Oh well a little scratch building never hurt anyone .
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 05:54 PM GMT+7

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Looking forward to seeing them built in the next couple of years .





or decades ...

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 01:49 AM GMT+7
Hi all!


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Luciano, I've built the Fulmar not long ago (see here). The biggest problem was the front canopy. Watch out for this part of the build.

Hi Andy. Nice car. Show us some pictures when it is finished...

I've got this from the postwomen yesterday...



The Göppingen is a gift from Steffen (alpha-tango), thanks a lot to you! I owe you something...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 05:10 AM GMT+7
Hi J-L

I am glad it did arrive.

I thought about the sawing tools you bought from Hannants. As I mentioned in another thread I ordered the large Tamiya saw some year ago and it is the best saw I ever had. The largest resin gate is removed in a few seconds. The cuts are straight even in my finger not to forget it is pretty cheap if ordered from Japan (I linked to HLJ but I am sure you know more shops there; click Img):



cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Hi gang

as I already mentioned in an earlier post I bought a Do 17Z in a sale at squadron. 35 Dollar plus 25 p&P ... which is a bit expensive but not mentioned on the bill, so I could avoid visiting customs this time. Sadly the box is a bit beaten up, but inside is everything fine.



greets

Steffen