droogie

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  1. droogie added a post in a topic Check your spelling   

    At least he spelled USA correctly.
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  4. droogie added a post in a topic What is with all of the AKAs now??   

    I thought Beef was a pretty funny character. His demise is one of my favorite movie scenes. I saw the movie (over and over again) when I was in the Army. The base theater was one of the few sources of entertainment at lovely Ft. Dix, NJ.
  5. droogie added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    Here is another option for a spinning prop:

    http://www.propblur.com/
  6. droogie added a post in a topic Surface replicating decals?   

    Take a look at these. Although not necessarily specific to what you are looking for, there may be something useable. They are good products and easy to use.

    http://www.archertransfers.com/catSurfaceDetails.html

    http://misterkitusa.com/Page18.html
  7. droogie added a post in a topic Revell's New Midget Kits   

    Good to know. A couple of those will probably be the only new kits that I buy this year.
  8. droogie added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    My guess is that the airframes are in short supply. At least half of all P-39s produced were given to the Soviet Union via lend/lease. Many of the types that are currently raced (P-51, F8F, Sea Fury) were built in much larger numbers or post war.
  9. droogie added a post in a topic Inspiration needed for a 68 Firebird 400 Ram Air...   

    I owned one back in the early 1970s. It was kind of a dog and broke timing chains distressingly often. My mother sold it for a pittance when I went into the Army. Oh wait, you were looking for inspiration.


    Update: The car that I owned was not a Ram Air, it had the base 400. I noticed that your kit is a Ram Air after I posted.
  10. droogie added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    Don't dismiss the P-39 Airacobra. A P-39 with an engine out of a P-63 Kingcobra won the 1st post WWII National Air Race Thompson Trophy. Although a pre WWII design, the P-39 was fast and highly maneuverable at low altitude (where most air racing takes place). The P-39 also features a unique mid-engine layout. Good P-39 kits in all of the major aircraft modeling scales are as common as dirt.


  11. droogie added a topic in General   

    Interesting commercial vehicle
    The execution needs work, but I'm giving max points for originality.








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  12. droogie added a post in a topic Hasegawa 250TR   

    No. 14 1958 Sebring winner Hill/Collins
    No. 14 1958 Le Mans winner Hill/Gendebien
    (most likely the decals are for the Le Mans car, because, as you stated, the Sebring car was RHD)


    No. 102 1958 Targa Florio 3rd place Hawthorn/Von Trips

    No. 12 1958 Nurburgring 10th place Kochert/Bauer
    (Bauer was killed at this race and in this car, when, not realizing he had taken the checkered flag, raced on and crashed, later dying from his injuries.)
  13. droogie added a post in a topic Belly tanks salt flat racing   

    How about this?

    http://www.islandcollectibles.net/prod02134.htm
  14. droogie added a post in a topic we can do to help the model companies sell more kits...   

    Why? Perhaps various obsessive/compulsive disorders, more money than time, more money than skill, easier to buy than build, eyes bigger than stomach, etc. The next generation of model builders should have a huge selection of unbuilt kits at rock bottom prices to choose from.
  15. droogie added a post in a topic Kit prices for a well detailed kit??   

    How about a survey asking what 1/25 scale kits people would pay $ 100 plus for if they came with resin, photo etch, pre-cut masks, multiple options, etc.?