Get yer kits out.

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by von Poop, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Corgi Stuka made a short field landing at work today.

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Insanely good Uboat modelling.
    Possibly the most impressive modelling I've ever seen:
    Won-hui Lee
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  3. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I have to agree.
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    They are incredible, as you say VP, the U-Boat is amazing.
  5. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Recently finished this Airfix Tiger Moth for my nephew. It goes with the Spitfire I posted previously.

    Built straight out of the box. I nice little kit but have to say I struggled with some aspects of this kit and would not regard it as a beginners kit. I had problems with the wing struts, tail struts and the undercarriage bracing struts. The plastic is very finely molded and very brittle and tended to break easily, even whilst cutting them carefully from the sprue with an X-acto knife.

    I ended up making two of the struts out of a bamboo chopstick pared down. Not ideal, but at least the kit is now on his shelf. Just be aware of the fragility of the struts if you make one of these kits.

    Conversely I could just be getting old. I can now see how modellers move up to 1/48 and 1/32 kits. :-P

    Any recommendations for a nice 1/48 British tank kit?


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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    All in the same sort of league too. (His albums on Facebook are all open as well)
    What gets me even more about that incredible U-boat is the base kit is a frankly horrible Revell one.
  8. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    A 30 year old Spitfire 1:24 model did not survive a recent spring cleaning, so it was made to represent a crash scene (which it was).

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  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Good thinking, Marco!

    I have not done any modelling lately but I am eagerly looking forward to getting the Tamiya 1:48 Churchill Crocodile. I'll probably buy two... (One to make as a Crocodile, one to make as an ordinary gun tank)
  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Saw this on Facebook today. The little toy store in my town had a back corner that looked exactly like this.

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  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Thread poked.
    Now spent an hour looking at old kits on here, & kits to buy.

    Or I could just do one of the few I've still got from years ago...
    1/35 has got rather expensive.
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    If anyone gets you an etch kit by a company called Metal Earth... It's a trap!
    They plainly don't like you, and want you to have some sort of aneurysm.

    Clever (twist & bend), but... christ.

  16. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I quite fancy one of those 20p-style coasters...
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  17. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    An essential product, not to be sniffed at.

    Instructions should be (and were, along with everything else) adhered to.

    It bought much happiness.

    Kind regards, always,


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  18. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    I'm not revelling in this, an offshoot of tiger syndrome methinks.

    Outnumbered again too!

    Kind regards, always,


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  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Alarming how old-fashioned the ad looks, as you can still get that Maultier & doubtless many of the others.

    Things have come on a bit.
    Hints that Airfix are looking into more British 1/35 after their fine-looking forthcoming Cromwell.

    I'm tempted again.
    It'll look lovely in the stack of half finished & never started kit boxes.
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  20. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Alarming as the ad. may be Adam it's a lot better looking than me!

    Kind regards, always,

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