Author Topic: Zac's kits for swap UPD 19/09  (Read 972 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Zac's kits for swap UPD 19/09
« on: July 05, 2017, 05:18:11 AM »
Hi all,
I'm looking to get rid of some stuff I won't get around to in favour of stuff I will. At the moment I've identified a handful to go (ask if you want a photo). Items in italics are pending, struck out means she's gone.

- Italeri 1/72 M4A1 Sherman
- Academy 1/35 M3 Stuart "Honey"
- AFV Club 1/35 Aussie Centurion



- Airfix 1/48 Folland Gnat (started)

Mauretania not included, that one's almost done!

- Academy 1/72 F-15E (started)


- Dragon 1/144 X-1 double kit (one set of decals missing/used by me)


- Pit Road 1/144 R.A.F. TSR.2 Strike Role
- Novo/whoever 1/72 Sea Vixen
- Tamiya 1/72 A-10 (airframe together and painting started)
- Humbrol 1/72 Fouga Magister (painting started)
- Minicraft 1/48 Beech Bonanza v-tail (recent boxing)
- Airfix 1/72 Gloster Gladiator (the nice new one)

Although some cash would be nice, I'd rather swap for some kits I actually see myself building/finishing:
- Frog 1/72 DH Hornet or Skybirds 86 1/72 Sea Hornet F.20
- Academy 1/72 P-51 North Africa (the Allison-powered one)
- Revell 1/72 Stearman
- Eduard 1/48 Fw 190D-13 Weekend Edition
- Airfix 1/48 new-tool Stuka
- Mikro Mir 1/48 Lavochkin La-9
- Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki43-I Hayabusa (Oscar) (Japanese Army Fighter)
- Zvezda 1/48 Yak-3
- for no reason other than nostalgia a Monogram Snap-Tite 1/72 Martin Marauder, especially (dreams CAN come true) the blue 1991 box:
Untitled by Zac Yates, on Flickr

If you don't have anything I want but are keen to buy please get in touch and we'll see what we can do as I have PayPal and any extra cash will help feed me and my wife and the cats. :)

I'll be posting these elsewhere too but will do my best to keep the list updated.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 04:34:01 PM by KiwiZac »
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 10:53:06 AM »
PM sent.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 12:42:57 PM »
Thanks guy. List updated.
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Offline jcf

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 07:56:56 AM »
FYI the 'old' Nichimo Ki-43 I is more accurate in shape than
the Hasegawa. It also doesn't suffer from Hasegawa 'insert-itis'
the compromises and separate parts to produce multiple versions
from one main mould. The Nichimo kit is a dedicated Ki 43 I.
It's also very detailed.
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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 08:02:50 AM »
Thanks Jon, I appreciate that. A few reviews still seem to go for Hasegawa... Whichever one I get, the aim is to build the example that flew very briefly in NZ after restoration in 1996, now with Paul Allen's FHCAM:
https://youtu.be/Ovc86znQb74
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 10:07:44 AM by KiwiZac »
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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 10:50:23 AM »
The Hasegawa is hump-backed. Some of the reviews are of the 'it's newer it must be better' type.
Nick Milman picks the Nichimo as the best, Fine Molds second and Hasegawa a distant third.
His Aviation of Japan blog has a slew of Hayabusa info.

http://www.aviationofjapan.com/?m=1
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 12:01:47 PM by jcf »
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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 10:59:05 AM »
Excellent, I was looking for more reading material! Thanks!
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Zac's kits for swap
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 07:26:40 AM »
List updated.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Zac's kits for swap UPD 19/09
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 04:44:24 PM »
Updated as I want a DH Hornet :)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 04:54:30 PM by KiwiZac »
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