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by [CAT]CplSlade
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: E-bay Sales
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: E-bay Sales

The prototype shows under sold items.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: This is Hilarious!
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: This is Hilarious!

Of course there were; don't you recall they built a bunch in the '40s to wipe out a plague of Germans?
by [CAT]CplSlade
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: This Weekend's Show and Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: This Weekend's Show and Sale

Wonder if my co-worker's dad will be there with his 1/6 gear?
by [CAT]CplSlade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: The Thing-repaint question
Replies: 10
Views: 3611

Re: The Thing-repaint question

Unless the bits like the head and hands are removable, I wouldn't want to mask that off for spraying. I'd probably brush paint it myself or just start over.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: repaint King Tiger question
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: repaint King Tiger question

To be honest, that was a different circumstance as that method seems to be more about creating a gradient effect to blend similar colors, like a woman applying foundation to hide tonal changes or blemishes on her face. On something like the ambush camo, which was factory-applied and effectively hard...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: repaint King Tiger question
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: repaint King Tiger question

If it was me I would just do an entire repaint rather than try to match colors and replicate the camo.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm

Wouldn't you have to make three mounts then, since those three guns used different mounts?
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: SdKfz 7/1 flak
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: SdKfz 7/1 flak

The FAMO was the Sd.Kfz 9.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm

Oh, also the Mobelwagen had a modified upper structure to support that big box of shielding around the gun. Only the Wirbelwind and Ostwind used the upper structure as it came.

Just so you know.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen 3.7 cm

I would think the single-barrel 3.7cm a better choice since that was the production version. The 2.0cm Flak 38 was a single prototype.

I never understood why 21st went with the prototype for their 1/32 release.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Canopy Masks
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Re: Canopy Masks

cnq wrote:
Wait until you work with photo etch parts for 1/48 ww1 biplane :wink:
Well, then I guess I am fortunate in having interest in neither 1/48 nor WWI subjects.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Canopy Masks
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Re: Canopy Masks

I have masks for some kits I haven't gotten to yet, but they are certainly easier than cutting Tamiya (or other brand) tape yourself. I have the Revell Ju 88 and that one looks like less fun than the He 111 so I probably will get masks for it. Masking canopies has proven to not be fun. Still better ...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 21
Views: 6739

Re: 1/32 B-24!

Just got a Squadron catalog in the mail. Guess what's on the cover..... (hint: it relates to the topic....) The bastards at Squadron are forcing the highest price on U.S. buyers as apparently they are the only distributor right now. I bought mine from a Polish retailer and even with shipping I save...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Wingnuts 1/32 Lancasters
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: Wingnuts 1/32 Lancasters

Wingnuts WWI planes like the Gotha are expensive enough. This is their first WWII plane as far as I know( :?: ) : Supposedly it will be their only departure from WWI. It definitely was inspired by the work on the Dambusters remake but it was developed separately as the design work for the movie's C...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Wingnuts 1/32 Lancasters
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: Wingnuts 1/32 Lancasters

Well, Wingnut has more/better access to CAD processing power than HKM because of Jackson's WETA effects department.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 21
Views: 6739

Re: 1/32 B-24!

So where are all those 500 parts? Interior? engines? Doesn't look like any of them are from molding canopy or turret frames separately from the clear pieces, as usual. :( Much of it is interior detail, plus two sprues are duplicated for props/engines and bombs. You can see the sprues here: http://w...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 21
Views: 6739

Re: 1/32 B-24!

I bought mine from a guy in Poland; $181 shipped. Even with the problems I bought one. The only real issue for me are the turrets which can be fixed enough to pass. The other things don't matter as much as it will look like nothing but a Liberator when done. My next big plane acquisition will be the...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 21
Views: 6739

Re: 1/32 B-24!

quite a bit cheaper than the 1/32 Lanc and B-17. Let's just say the B-24 isn't as accurately detailed as those two. If you're very familiar with the plane you will be disappointed in some areas, but to the casual observer and the '3-foot' rule, it looks just like a Liberator and nothing else. They ...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-24!
Replies: 21
Views: 6739

Re: 1/32 B-24!

I bought one, but not for $250.

Kit has some issues but it looks like a B-24 when finished so I don't care.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: What Putty do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 4953

Re: What Putty do you use?

pickel, How does it sand with regular hobby files/sandpaper? I gave up on Squad green because I couldn't deal with the odor issue in the space I was using. Lacquer thinner is the only other substance I use that gives me the nasty headache that green 'tar' gives me. I have used bondo to auto body rep...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: What Putty do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 4953

Re: What Putty do you use?

pizzaguy wrote:I ordered some Deluxe Materials Perfect Plastic Putty to try out. From the youtube videos it looks like a nice product.
It has a tendency to dry up inside the tube before you've had a chance to use much of it. Apparently it is a flaw in how the cap fits. Other than that, it was quite easy to use.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret

Hey, here's the 1/35 kit by Dragon of Normandy's build:

http://dragonusaonline.com/item_detail. ... de=DRA6835

Looks like it's not on sale right now. And it really needs to be at the price they ask.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret

Yes, they could have machined a new ring, but this was just a bizarre one-off done in the field so the gear necessary wasn't available. They had to secure it into place and obviously facing forward was the most useful position. Dragon actually makes a kit of the vehicle.I guess it didn't sell too we...
by [CAT]CplSlade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: Panther G with Panzer IV Turret

There was a Bergepanther bassd on the Ausf G. The vehicle you built, however, had a fixed turret.
by [CAT]CplSlade
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

Re: Question about 21st Vietcong soldiers

Well, that explains why two of them looked Chinese and not Vietnamese.