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Lee Fogel@Rex
Going to miss you, Rex. Godspeed and I know you are flying your beloved Skyhawk in Heaven, my friend.https://wjle.com/obituaries/rex-alan-droste/
02. December 2018 at 03:31:24 Share
Greg Baker Terribly sorry for your loss. I didn't know Rex, but it's a sad day when we're a mate down. Heartfelt condolences to all who knew him.
02. December 2018 at 08:31:58
Nils Steyaert my deepset condolences, i know how you feel.
i have lost my mother in law earlier this week.
02. December 2018 at 09:51:16
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November 13, 2018

Rex added the Italeri HH-60H SeaHawk (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 HH-60H SeaHawk (Italeri 1210)
 
HH-60H SeaHawk Combat Rescue Helicopter
Italeri 1:72
1210
2000 | Changed parts
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13. November 2018 at 00:00:44 Share

November 12, 2018

Rex added the MPC McDonnell F2H Banshee (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 McDonnell F2H Banshee (MPC 1-4305)
 
McDonnell F2H Banshee
MPC 1:72
1-4305
1982 | Changed decals
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12. November 2018 at 23:59:51 Share
Rex added the MPC B-25 Mitchell (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 B-25 Mitchell (MPC 1-4301)
 
B-25 Mitchell Widely Used US Medium Bomber
MPC 1:72
1-4301
1982 | Changed decals
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12. November 2018 at 23:59:22 Share
Rex added the Italeri Vought A-7E Corsair II (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Vought A-7E Corsair II (Italeri 1224)
 
Vought A-7E Corsair II
Italeri 1:72
1224
2001 | Changed decals
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12. November 2018 at 23:59:00 Share

November 06, 2018

Rex
Before I make a mistake and mess things up,,,,,,is it possible to link one review online to two different aircraft kits?

https://modelingmadness.com/review/viet/us/usaf/plesrf4.htm needs to go on both the Esci and the Italeri 1/72 Phantoms timelines, since it is proof that they were different, and since it shows that the two toolings were actually competing for modeler's money at the same time back then. It also helps with a bunch of the other kits that so many think were the same, just because Italeri owns the molds today,,,,,that actually are different and competed for sales at that time, too.
06. November 2018 at 17:33:32 Share

October 17, 2018

Rex added the Planet Models M-978 Oshkosh Fuel Tanker in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 M-978 Oshkosh Fuel Tanker (Planet Models MV082)
 
M-978 Oshkosh Fuel Tanker
Planet Models 1:72
MV082
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17. October 2018 at 20:37:33 Share

October 10, 2018

Rex added the Wolfpak Decals Welcome to the Jungle (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Welcome to the Jungle (Wolfpak Decals 72-051)
Welcome to the Jungle F-100D, F-4D, A-4E, KA-3B, F-4E, A-37B, CH-21B, CH-53C
Wolfpak Decals 1:72
72-051
2011 | New tool
Multitopic
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10. October 2018 at 22:01:37 Share

September 21, 2018

Rex
No place else say this. But don't believe that young guy that claims that "precision weighing equipment " wasn't available until recently, and that there were no paint standards until the "latter half of the 20th century."
Paint components were mixed by multiples of the Pound or the Gallon, not some silly microdrops, and standard weights have been around for centuries.

As for standards, he needs to go to a library and look up books by guys named Archer or Elliot or something,,,,,they show and document Standards back to the beginning of US aviation,,,,,not "after 1950"

I'm going to continue to go with the guys that retired from the Smithsonian on this, and not some youngster doing a blog for clicks.
21. September 2018 at 18:09:25 Share

September 10, 2018

Rex added the Microscale U.S. Navy and Marines Skyhawks A-4C and A-4E (1:72) to his stash.
10. September 2018 at 20:51:20 Share
Rex added the Hasegawa A-1H Skyraider w/Rocket Pod (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 A-1H Skyraider w/Rocket Pod (Hasegawa 00073)
 
A-1H Skyraider w/Rocket Pod
Hasegawa 1:72
00073
2000 | Changed decals
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10. September 2018 at 20:47:55 Share
Rex added the Fujimi Vought A-7E Corsair II (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Vought A-7E Corsair II (Fujimi 25009 (F-9))
 
Vought A-7E Corsair II "Stinger"
Fujimi 1:72
25009 (F-9)
1996 | Changed box
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10. September 2018 at 20:47:19 Share

September 05, 2018

Rex added the Eagle Design A-4 H Skyhawk in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 A-4 H Skyhawk (Eagle Design 72-CK-04)
 
A-4 H Skyhawk
Eagle Design 1:72
72-CK-04
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05. September 2018 at 22:04:46 Share

August 13, 2018

Rex added the Fujimi F/A-18C (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F/A-18C (Fujimi 72026)
 
F/A-18C Independence
Fujimi 1:72
72026
1995 | Changed decals
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13. August 2018 at 05:58:49 Share
Rex added the MPM Production Fairchild M-62/PT-19A (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Fairchild M-62/PT-19A (MPM Production 72063)
 
Fairchild M-62/PT-19A
MPM Production 1:72
72063
1996 | New tool
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13. August 2018 at 05:57:37 Share

July 23, 2018

Rex added the IPMS USA A-4E/F to A-4C Conversion (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 A-4E/F to A-4C Conversion (IPMS USA CP-001)
 
A-4E/F to A-4C Conversion
IPMS USA 1:72
CP-001
1983 | New tool
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23. July 2018 at 19:52:12 Share
Rex added the Lindberg Bismarck (1:350) to his stash.
1:350 Bismarck (Lindberg 70825)
German Battleship
Bismarck
Lindberg 1:350
70825
2007 | Changed box
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23. July 2018 at 19:07:18 Share
Rex added the Lindberg F-4G Phantom (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F-4G Phantom (Lindberg 70962)
Battle Damaged
F-4G Phantom
Lindberg 1:72
70962
200x | Changed box
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23. July 2018 at 19:06:49 Share

June 28, 2018

Rex and Markus Antonius are now mates.
28. June 2018 at 16:11:25 Share

June 21, 2018

Rex
Just a note, to explain why I am disgusted with this. We are supposed to be typing actual kit lineage KNOWLEDGE on here when connecting the kits. Not "I think" types of guesses, or "someone told me",,,,,or "maybe my memory says."

My PC crashed, I finally found my password notes,,,,,,,,and now I see that the 1/72 Skyhawk and Phantom lineages have been "corrected",,,,,yet again, by someone that does NOT have the boxes in his hands so that he can compare the kits side by side. (as I do)

IMC Phantom was really a "new parts" release of the Revell kit. Italeri F-4S is a completely different tooling than the F-4E and RF-4E kits. Starfix Skyhawks were "new parts" release of the old Airfix kit. And the one Revell release of the Skyhawk was really the Italeri kit in the box.

That is why I had them that way,,,,,,,after opening the boxes and comparing the parts. There are more, but, it is not worth it. And I didn't even bother to check the rest of the kits' lineages.

I'm not even going to change them this time,,,,,,just type up my stash and place a copy at a friend's house.

Geez, people are making decisions based on what they read on Scalemates,,, and linking to the "facts" to try and help others. Getting it right, or leaving it right, should be a given on here.
25. January 2018 at 02:16:10 Share
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Rex We had a discussion about Locking a year or so ago. After a bunch of us talked about the pros and cons of doing it,,,I decided to go along with the guys against it.
Here's the problem with it. I have a ton of Skyhawk 1/72 kits,,,but, I don't have every single 1/72 release of every single tooling. I am a builder, with a collection of kits to build with, so there is no need for me to have more toolings of the ones that I am only going to build one of, to show off the tooling ideas of the various mold designers. So, use me for an example, if I am the one to propose a lock on that topic, and 9 others agree,,,,,,,then it will get cumbersome for someone with the other boxings to add in his models.

Maybe we could lock the source of the models, and have new models added in there, without changing the sources all the time on us? That is what is messing things up, having models suddenly coming from a design by company B when it is very plain that they came from company A.

Believe me, the Bf-109 modelers don't want me messing around with those lineages because I suddenly decide to go out and buy a -109 kit at some model show table. Or the F-16 guys don't want Rex muddling around when Rex enters his 5 F-16 kits into the Database.

I wouldn't mind going back and looking at the timelines now and then and adding "1971" to an entry that says "19xx",,,,,but, it is frustrating to see that my 1986 Revell boxing is all of a sudden from the Esci mold when I can plainly see that it is the Italeri mold. (I keep my stacks batched according to the toolings, not the box labels, so, the Revell kits are in the three different stacks that they were tooled by)
21. June 2018 at 18:11:21
scalemates Requested info to person who updated the timeline (Unlinked hasegawa) and marked as new tool. (FYI, this was in November 2016) A-4E SKYHAWK (IMC 485-100, 1:72)

1:72 A-4E SKYHAWK (IMC 485-100)
21. June 2018 at 18:29:53
Rex Thanks, Tim

I did have a thought that might work.
Maybe a "please PM Sam Smith before changing the kit lineages for 1/48 P-51 models" could be added by each of us to the timelines that we know a lot about? And yes, it could be one, three or ten members that would be listed to discuss things before lineages were changed. There are often more than one expert on any given subject covered here.

That way, the PM convos would happen Before the lineages were changed, instead of trying to track down who changed what After the lineages were messed up?

Or people could do lineage articles on their own webspace, like I did for the Skyhawks, and link to them in each kit comment box?

And that date of November 2016 makes sense to me,,,,,that is after my PC and laptop crashed, and Jan 2018 is when I started using Anne's laptop to connect back up with Scalemates again. Now I have my own new laptop (thank you, Lady Anne), and can go back and fix timelines again. So, here I am again, lol.
21. June 2018 at 18:39:08
Rex Please keep in mind that I am only trying to share info for others to use. I "already have mine", and I am trying to share info,,,,,,I rarely use Scalemates to find things out myself. (yeah, I know that sounds like I am a "know it all", but, I wouldn't be writing books that other authors ask me to, if I didn't know "a lot of it" myself.)
21. June 2018 at 18:46:11
scalemates Requested info to person who updated the timeline (Unlinked Italeri) and linked to Esci McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (Revell 4358, 1:72) (change done August 2017)

1:72 McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (Revell 4358)
21. June 2018 at 19:13:41
scalemates This one is not linked to any kits. (it just sits not the same timeline as 2 older kits of the same company). Looking at the history I can not see any links/unlinks. It might be before I kept timeline changes as separate. So please go ahead and link this kit Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (Starfix 709/07, 1:72)

1:72 Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (Starfix 709/07)
21. June 2018 at 19:16:50
Rex Okay, I will fix the lineages so that all 86 of my Skyhawk models (just the stash, not the built ones) have a proper place on the Scalemates. Then I can go back and enter the decals options after that. Later, I will dig out the instructions and build notes for the finished models and add them in wherever they are really supposed to fit.
21. June 2018 at 19:40:40
21. June 2018 at 19:42:39
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April 27, 2018

Rex added this book to his library.
McDonnell FH-1 Phantom (Ginter Books 3)
 
McDonnell FH-1 Phantom
Naval Fighters Nr. 3
Steve Ginter
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27. April 2018 at 02:16:10 Share
Rex added this book to his library.
Grumman HU-16 Albatross (Ginter Books 11)
 
Grumman HU-16 Albatross USN, USCG, USAF and Foreign
Naval Fighters Nr. 11
Steve Ginter
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27. April 2018 at 02:15:54 Share

April 19, 2018

Rex added the Minicraft Hasegawa Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Minicraft Hasegawa 1088)
 
Beechcraft T-34A Mentor
Minicraft Hasegawa 1:72
1088
1979 | Changed decals
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19. April 2018 at 05:06:52 Share
Rex added the Eduard F6F-5N Nightfighter (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 F6F-5N Nightfighter (Eduard 7434)
 
F6F-5N Nightfighter Weekend Edition
Eduard 1:72
7434
2016 | Changed parts
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19. April 2018 at 05:03:59 Share
Rex added the Italeri Northrop F-5E TIger II (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Northrop F-5E TIger II (Italeri 1233)
 
Northrop F-5E TIger II "Swiss Tiger"
Italeri 1:72
1233
2002 | Changed decals
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19. April 2018 at 05:02:59 Share

January 25, 2018

Rex added the Italeri F-5E Tiger II Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary (1:72) to his stash.
25. January 2018 at 16:45:01 Share

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