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Following on my previous post about duplicates, I know this has been asked before : what is the status of the idea to be able to group items that we want to sell together in the For Sale section ?
Is there a way to see a list of data requests that are on your To Do list (and maybe those that have been turned down), so we don't duplicate them ?
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Fantastic work so far. And interesting information!
Thanks Erik. This is definitely a week-end edition kit... In fact, I can't see how adding a fret of photo-etch details (and makss and decals) will correct the errors and simplifications of this 'cute' kit to make it into a ProfiPack... With no competion at this scale, it seems Eduard took the easy road sometimes. Still, a good base to practice one's skills on, and cheap (in WE boxing).
Nice pictures and nice build! I like this kit too.
Thanks for your kind words. It looks like we have a few interests in common : i-16, Meteor, Buffalo, Hurricane,...
Intersting to look at the 1:32 eduard (rebox) 108 kit : it has some of the same errors as their 1:48, but thankfully not all of them.
Great job, well documented. Congrats
excellent work and great documentation!
I checked my stash but can unfortunately not help out with a replacement propeller cap
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Thank you Lukasz and Akira, that is very useful. So photo 14 was taken on May 21rst 1937, when the Kamikaze landed back in Japan. I know there were a lot of celebrations, including a big air pageant in June, but I did not have a picture of the landing in Haneda airport.
On the morning of April 1 1937, Kamikaze's naming ceremony and departure ceremony were held at Haneda airport, and after that, they headed to Tachikawa airbase in Tokyo.
It is said that Haneda's runway is too short to take off for full fuel loaded Kamikaze.
They took off at midnight the next day, but returned due to bad weather and a radio failure.
The restart took off from Tachikawaa at 2:12 am on April 6.
On May 21 1937, they first landed at airfield in Osaka and arrived at Haneda airport in Tokyo that same day.
The next day, they were invited to the court and awarded a medal.
Grand celebration ceremonies were held in various parts of Tokyo, and crowded rushed in.
Over the months that followed, they traveled around Japan and were welcomed and blessed by large number of people everywhere.
As far as I know, no Japanese has received such a large celebration ceremony from so many people. Even the parade of Olympic medalists of JAPAN is much smaller. (^o^)
photos can be seen here.
THE JAPANESE LINDBERGHS | Album by akira (1:48)
Hi Boris, your detailed research and beautiful accurate work is wonderful!
Actually, I wrote a new kit review of this Finemold's Kamikaze in "Hobby Japan" model magazine in Japan about two years ago, so I'd like to post more materials on my album tomorrow night.
Thank you for your kind words, Akira. I thought this would be a 'week' build (I have yet to complete a kit in a week-end!) after a couple of longer builds needing modifications, but now I find that even FineMolds can make some mistakes, so construction is slowing down...
I would of course be very interested in your other documents and a link to your review maybe ?
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do you see the message here?
Yes, I see it in the newsfeed, but I don't go there often. Is there a way to see it in your 'For Sale" items list ?
adding it now 👍
Please check this thread, you can now change the pricing info from the newsfeed
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It's their shop on Boulevard Maurice Lemonnier 55 (not the Chaussée de Waterloo one). Only some of the kits (mostly figures) were out on a table in the DVD and Games section when I was there this weekend. But if you ask the people working there (insisting maybe a bit), they can show you the piles they have in the back room. Many, many kits in 1:35, including what looks like some very good deals (not all, as they don't really know what they are dealing with).
It's first come, first serve, obviously. Unfortunately for me, I'm mostly into aircrafts... But I got a few sets of pilots/ground crew in 1:48 (5E. each).
Boris, I went there for a second time, I specifically asked for somebody to let me in the store room and I asked everyone who was there, but to no avail. They also said that since yesterday they don't let people in there because of works. I suppose they were too busy as there was constantly a queue. So I left with some of the small stuff like the Roden Lanchester and the three Tristar figure sets. So either you try to almost bust your way in or you'll wait until the entire stash comes slowly out in the store. One thing I learned when I was in the Escadron bookstore later today, is that the former owner of these models is also a customer there and he sold everything but his IDF models. I got a Lanchester reference booklet there too.
Hi Steven, Sorry to hear about that... I suppose it's best to ask for special favors when there are no crowds. On Thursday afternoon, it was unusually quiet.
Did you go for anything in particular there ?
Well, a friend asked me to look for that SdKfz222, and now I also realise that the Baureihe would be about 60 euro cheaper than average here...
That might justify a specific trip at a low-crowd time... 😉
Sunday mornings are probably ok.
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they do not really know how to price kits. Last time I bought them 1/72 aircrafts, prices were varying from 30-40% of catalogue price to 10% more than in a shop. So buyers beware ...
Wow, wish I was near Brussels. Pêle Mèle is an accurate name 😄 Thanks for an interesting view, Boris 👍
Which store location please?
It's the one on Boulevard Lemonnier, near Midi Station. See the discussion in the NewsFeed.
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