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@Rogerbass

Lets hope they didn't scrap the old car tooling

If they did, they have another thing coming, especially if it is the k3 and compareable toolings!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Simon Kohler's face said it all in the tool room.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

So I have just got my first short run kit with strut material included. I am wondering that as it is so flimsy, is it the rigging that makes it stronger or is there another method I have to use to strengthen them. By the way there is nothing in the instructions about it so do not suggest that please.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

To start off with, maybe a mosquito or a blenheim. Then move on to wellingtons and whitleys.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

@Ratch

I have replaced the glazed window with a sliding hatch.   Cab sides up.   A switch of the roof and some scratching on the flatbed.

Ahh, it is a bomb truck.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

@Ratch

Wait and see Tongue Out

Oo, exiting!

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Just been thinking,I am the only person who often makes kits. Thats bad. How can we get more young people into the hobby?

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

@Ratch

Where's the huge gap?

 

 

 

 

I used no filler

Right behind where the top of the canopy joins the main fuselage going down to the wing, and you can see the missmatch in the foreword on pic.

 

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

@Paws4thot

So you don't like details such as cockpit interiors, bomb bays and posable flaps then captain t?

Of course the new tool is better when it is done, but: The new tool has a giant awkward gap between the nose and the fuselage that cannot be easily filled. All I am saying if this was 1968 now I would be more impressed with the old tools fit and detail (injection molding limitations taken into account and other kits around at the time) than I am today with the modern blenheim kit, But I am still to build the 1/48 one and it could be different. And with the pilot issue, true the new tool has a pilot, but not an entire crew like the old tool.

Maybe airfix could do a set of ww2 crewmen to fill the b25, lancaster and whitley?

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

A while ago I built the new blenheim IV, now I have bought the old tool. When I built the new Blenheim, it fought me all the way. especially with the canopy. Today I picked up the old tool and opened it up. The parts breakup look better than the new tool and age considering it is in my eyes a better kit with complete crew and ok cockpit. Really the only bad point is to me is the raised panel lines and rivets, oh the rivets, so many rivets! Anyway what kit , age to be considered do you think is the better model.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

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