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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2019, 11:40:56 PM »
Maybe as a realistic scale vs deformed/"heroic" wargaming scale tank?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2019, 02:54:31 AM »
For some reason I see one in desert camouflage...

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2019, 02:04:24 AM »
New 1/35 Ho-Ri tank destroyer


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #78 on: March 07, 2020, 02:05:33 AM »


Just love the vehicle name.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2020, 01:37:19 AM »
Oh, things can be done with this...

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2020, 01:38:08 AM »
There's also this:



Msybr a non-UK version?  Israeli or Australian perhaps?
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2020, 05:02:56 AM »
Oh, things can be done with this...



Definite 1/72 potential.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2020, 05:04:43 AM »
Oh, things can be done with this...



Definite 1/72 potential.
Mid-Fifties diorama of one sitting next to an XV-3?  Come to think of it, I believe I have an old Hobbytime 1/48 XV-3 kit in one stash or another.  Lead me not into temptation...
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2020, 05:26:23 AM »
Oh, things can be done with this...



Definite 1/72 kit-bash potential.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2020, 04:53:01 PM »
There's also this:



Msybr a non-UK version?  Israeli or Australian perhaps?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #85 on: April 02, 2020, 06:37:06 AM »
Looking forward to that AVRE!  :smiley: Very cool!
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2020, 03:44:03 AM »
New release for July:  1/35 British Centurion Mk 5:


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #87 on: August 05, 2020, 03:56:46 AM »
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2020, 07:07:08 AM »
A bit puzzled as to why ?

Amusing is normally doing somewhat off mainstream offerings. The Elefant is one that there are multiple kits already out there.
Somewhat the same with the Centurion Mk 5 up against the well established AFV Club kits.

Although stepping back.. here I am griping about manna from the Gods in these halcyon days of modelling where kits are popping out from everywhere on all sorts of great subjects.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2020, 02:46:35 AM »
1/35 Pz.IV Ausf.K coming - first time in plastic (and another you can thank me for given I have an expensive resin conversion in the stash):



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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #90 on: September 13, 2020, 01:48:09 AM »
... I have an expensive resin conversion in the stash ...

Taking one for the team again  :smiley:  Pre-existing, pricey resin bits seems to be an essential part of the injection-moulded birthing process.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2021, 01:57:28 AM »
Two new ones announced for 2021:

1/48 Messerschmitt Me.329 Heavy Fighter Bomber:



1/48 Junkers Ju-187 "Super Stuka":

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2021, 12:20:50 PM »
The Me.329 will be a definite "WANT".  Lots of potential there.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2021, 12:42:09 AM »
What's with the tail lay-out of the Ju.187 in the images on the right? ???
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2021, 02:46:25 AM »
The Me.329 will be a definite "WANT".  Lots of potential there.

Both interest me.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2021, 02:48:32 AM »
What's with the tail lay-out of the Ju.187 in the images on the right? ???


It had a movable vertical tail fin, which could be moved 180 degrees in flight, thus clearing the field of fire for the rear gunner:


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2021, 12:55:09 PM »
Oh-kay ... :-\


Thanks, Greg! :smiley:
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2021, 04:08:20 PM »
It had a movable vertical tail fin, which could be moved 180 degrees in flight, thus clearing the field of fire for the rear gunner:

Of course it did. No added complexity or engineering required for that natty feature ;D

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #98 on: January 05, 2021, 12:51:54 AM »
So at some point during the rotation, the rudder would have become the elevator and viceversa?

It should have been called the Junkers Ju-187 "Stupid Stuka". If this plane had been built, I wonder how many Dummkopfs would have tried to land with the tail in the wrong position, or been forced to, due to mechanical failure or combat damage.

Of course, enemy fighters would have learned to attack from below or during tail transitions. It's an ugly looking plane, to boot.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #99 on: January 05, 2021, 01:46:39 AM »
So at some point during the rotation, the rudder would have become the elevator and viceversa?

As I understand it, the tail surface would not rotate around the roll axis but move up and down around the pitch axis in the horizontal plane.
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