Author Topic: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...  (Read 28450 times)

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #100 on: January 10, 2022, 12:38:34 AM »
Maybe...or in a "buyer has to transport them" configuration...or in parts... 8)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #101 on: January 17, 2022, 12:18:47 AM »


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #103 on: September 30, 2022, 06:12:13 AM »


CFBV
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #104 on: September 30, 2022, 06:44:24 AM »
Now there is a build concept !

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2022, 08:01:28 AM »
wrecked a kit or only got half of one ??

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2022, 09:46:16 PM »
There's a couple of companies that do a Link Trainer kit, here's one of them

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2022, 12:33:35 PM »
So whifish! I love it!  :-* :-*

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2022, 02:36:41 PM »
Free 1/24th scale card model from Ralph Currell:
https://currell.net/models/trainer.htm

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #109 on: October 18, 2022, 02:34:27 AM »
Free 1/24th scale card model from Ralph Currell:
https://currell.net/models/trainer.htm

Wow! That's impressive  :smiley:
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2022, 12:18:21 PM »
Stumbled over this on ETSY by CreativeTimeWasting, really neat way to display a kit.


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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #111 on: October 30, 2022, 01:34:50 PM »
I get the feeling the modeller thinks his/her painting may be better than his/her building. ;)
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #112 on: October 31, 2022, 01:06:01 AM »
Talk about an "out of the box build".
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #113 on: October 31, 2022, 01:06:29 AM »
I get the feeling the modeller thinks his/her painting may be better than his/her building. ;)

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #114 on: October 31, 2022, 06:33:03 AM »
First you need to find a kit with all the pieces still attached to the sprue!

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #115 on: November 01, 2022, 05:35:05 AM »
I've seen numerous variations on that theme, some better than others, in this case making the decision
to use the instruction sheets as a background was a mistake. The result is far too busy and detracts from
the effect.

IMHO the Zero is covered with far too much schmutz, the carrier based aircraft used in the Pearl Harbor
attack were all relatively new and maintained to an almost fanatical extent by the IJNAS ground crews.

But at least they didn't cover it with exaggerated paint chipping, I've seen more than one model of
an early war service Zero so chipped to hell it looks like a beat up Imperial Army fighter circa 1944.
:-X
Sorry folks the IJN aircraft built for shipboard service simply didn't chip like wartime IJA aircraft or
the land-based IJN types that were never intended for ship-board service. Like the USN and FAA the
IJN had very stringent metal protection and paint standards for shipborne aircraft, also the reality is
that their paint was no worse than that of any of the other major combatants and the lacquers were
actually better than those of their opposition. Japan had an old tradition of using lacquer to protect
metal and actively pursued using modern chemistry to create coatings with the same effectiveness
as the traditional plant sap lacquer. They succeeded admirably as I can attest from handling original
Zero airframe relics where the transparent blue-green* aotake is still tenaciously adhering to the
aluminum.

*the colour shifts over time and exposure, the areas that had been exposed to the air were more
green, the areas that were under riveted lap joints since construction were far more blue and the
colour is quite intense.
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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #116 on: November 09, 2022, 02:29:37 AM »
Found this while looking for something else, lots of neat details on the Comanche from the 'horses' mouth'
https://www.sikorskyarchives.com/RAH-66%20COMANCHE.php

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Re: Oddities that don't fit anywhere else...
« Reply #117 on: November 09, 2022, 02:33:46 AM »
Found this while looking for something else, lots of neat details on the Comanche from the 'horses' mouth'
https://www.sikorskyarchives.com/RAH-66%20COMANCHE.php

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