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by Ara
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: My Armor Collection
Replies: 14
Views: 4436

Re: My Armor Collection

Wonderful collection Ed. I esp. like the Japanese SPG. Thanks for showing.
by Ara
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: My $8 1:72 Me163S
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: My $8 1:72 Me163S

cnq wrote:
Fantastic build of this kit. I wish I had the talent to scratch build something like that.

I like yours better. I think the next time you do a budget kit, invest a bit in aftermarket decals.

You did a great job!
by Ara
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 not available anymore? Build them!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: 1/32 not available anymore? Build them!!

Beautiful work Harry. How long did it take to complete? What's your favorite part of the building/finishing process?
by Ara
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 Hobby Master Hellcat
Replies: 18
Views: 4103

Re: 1/32 Hobby Master Hellcat

I've seen this for under $200, with the stand as a pre-order, limited time offer.

I think a HM 1/32 diecast Hellcat is worth that price. Glossy Sea Blue all the way, any day. Love it. More please.
by Ara
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: A HS-126 Redo
Replies: 8
Views: 3608

Re: A HS-126 Redo

Ed, you've brought another model back from the dead. I like what you've done, and the Hs 126 makes for a good looking model.
by Ara
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit Announcment
Replies: 388
Views: 76389

Re: merit Announcment

A 109E is not a yawn to me, that plane and the Spitfire Mk II are classic 1940 adversaries and many collectors love to display the pair in various scales. The pairing I'm talking about came before mottling went into effect, the 109's had sky blue fuselage sides, a small spine section of black green ...
by Ara
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/35 Armour collection
Replies: 16
Views: 4023

Re: 1/35 Armour collection

We're looking at a man's dream here. I am blown away by this.

That builder made it happen. He built the stash. Hat's off to him.

Good for you Mad Sam, for giving these models a new home. Very good.
by Ara
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit to release 1/18 Messerschmitt BF-109E Adolf Galland
Replies: 16
Views: 3330

Re: Merit to release 1/18 Messerschmitt BF-109E Adolf Gallan

I want Merit to be successful as well. I'm sure Galland's 109 will find its market. I happen to be a fan of the early war, fairly clean 109E look. The yellow nose days, with the heraldy, emblems, and an overall cleaner look than what came in the later years. This, coupled with, 1/18 scale is very in...
by Ara
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit to release 1/18 Messerschmitt BF-109E Adolf Galland
Replies: 16
Views: 3330

Re: Merit to release 1/18 Messerschmitt BF-109E Adolf Gallan

The heavy and even panel line weathering kills it for me. Step back Merit, and look at what you're doing. This weathering looks like markings or camouflage. The early 109's were babied, kept clean by the crews. I have never seen Galland's early rides look like this.
by Ara
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1/18 FW190 conversion on Finescale Modeler
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: 1/18 FW190 conversion on Finescale Modeler

^^^thank you for the tip! And mini-tutorial. It's a project that can be done on a weekend.
by Ara
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: 1/18 FW190 conversion on Finescale Modeler
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: 1/18 FW190 conversion on Finescale Modeler

Well, it's incredible when a project like this gets completed. To not run out of gas is so hard. I would have loved to see how he got scale thickness wheels. A wonderful model, I hope people who are 1/18 detractors get exposed to this work. I am not a Dora fan. I am a 190A fan and a Ta 152 fan. To m...
by Ara
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV March 2013 Releases!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3216

Re: FOV March 2013 Releases!!

Thank you Dragon53 and tmanthegreat. Very informative review... including thoughts on pricing. I don't like a lot of weathering so that aspect is OK with me. I am waiting for the overall dark yellow scheme w/ the Porsche suspension. But I'd take any JT 1/32 if the price and opportunity were right. I...
by Ara
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV March 2013 Releases!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3216

Re: FOV March 2013 Releases!!

I don't hear a lot about their 1/32 Jadgtiger. Anyone own one? I saw one in a box over the summer and it looked good. Not sure what the consensus is though.
by Ara
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Counter-Shading While Painting
Replies: 11
Views: 3776

Re: Counter-Shading While Painting

You did a fantastic job with your model and explanation.
by Ara
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Corsair replacement wheels. Available now.
Replies: 32
Views: 9863

Re: Corsair replacement wheels coming soon.

These look great, I'm tempted to use them on the P-47 as well.
by Ara
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"
Replies: 16
Views: 5980

Re: Custom 1/18 RAAF CAC F-86 Sabre "Black Diamonds"

Welcome to the forum, and beautiful work! You did a fantastic job. What a pleasure to look at.
by Ara
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 11331

Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Hi Pickel^^^. Good story. You must have loved building it. The Monogram 190 inspired me to no end... I fitted mine with every extra they put in that kit, underwing guns, the bomb, the tropical filters. I also mixed and matched the coolest decals, oh, the good old days. The 1/18 version will hopefull...
by Ara
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 11331

Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

190A was a childhood favorite in the old 1/48 Monogram days so I am considering this in 1/18. My decision will be on how the scheme looks.
by Ara
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Avenger Atlantic vs. Bunker Hill
Replies: 14
Views: 2781

Re: 1/18 Avenger Atlantic vs. Bunker Hill

Someone on Hyperscale two years ago was completely reworking his Atlantic 1/18 Avenger, literally rivet by rivet. He had a site dedicated to this work. Very fastidious stuff. I loved the passion to work on such a large model, I'm sure he made it look really nice.
by Ara
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 151602

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

I have mixed feelings on the 163 as a 1/18 model. Coincidentally, I'm reading Top Secret Bird, which is a good first-person account of the 163's training program and combat deployment. Honestly, the 1/18 paint scheme will be the deciding factor for me.

It would sit well with the 262B night fighter.
by Ara
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18-JU84-Stuka New 75$ (Ebay )
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: 1/18-JU84-Stuka New 75$ (Ebay )

My apologies. I did not know it was another member's sale. I did not see a connection with the ebay name and the poster's name.

I thought the post was an FYI on a good ebay price, that's all.

Sorry guys.
by Ara
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18-JU84-Stuka New 75$ (Ebay )
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: 1/18-JU84-Stuka New 75$ (Ebay )

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by Ara
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: long time lurker..!st post.
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: long time lurker..!st post.

Walt, there are lots of cool forums on this site. Take a look at "Board index" on the left of your screen. There you'll find a handy directory. The 1/32 scale and smaller forum is fun to check out. Lots of folks have posted info on tanks and planes that are, or were, available. The Customs and modif...
by Ara
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 151602

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

I think the standard retail price of $169.00 USD (or thereabouts) is quite reasonable for a model of this caliber. It is the best 1/18 model I've seen, and honestly, the exhaust stains are pretty darn good. In fact, Merit's paint work really gives it an authentic feel. I love this model and the feel...
by Ara
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 151602

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Here are some additional photos I found while digging through references. These are the only photos I've been able to find of White 12, and Leppla and Liska in their SBD. The notations are mine. http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/jacket_01/newsbd3.jpg http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/jacket_...