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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #165 on: August 08, 2019, 09:44:55 AM »
Hey, at the end of the day they are in the business of selling kits.  If this is what sells, then so be it...

Yep, tells us more about the broader market than the manufacturers.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #166 on: August 08, 2019, 11:10:10 AM »
I bought one - the real Triebflugel model, not the unworkable fantasy night fighter.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #167 on: August 26, 2019, 08:04:43 AM »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #168 on: September 01, 2019, 02:56:46 AM »
I like this one, even if just for the decals:










One could do a diorama with said vehicle and say a Panzer with a delivery guy passing bottles up to panzer crew...
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #169 on: September 01, 2019, 03:11:16 AM »
Oh if only I could paint 1/35 scale figures properly........ <  heavy  sigh ! > :icon_sueno:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #170 on: September 01, 2019, 05:16:15 AM »
A diorama with one (or more) of these being "liberated" by Allied troops would be something different.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #171 on: September 01, 2019, 10:22:44 PM »
Have we finally achieved peak German kit?  :P

<...> One could do a diorama with said vehicle and say a Panzer with a delivery guy passing bottles up to panzer crew...

Go all the way and put the decals on a Sd.Kfz. 251.  :icon_beer:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #172 on: September 02, 2019, 01:25:07 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #173 on: September 06, 2019, 01:31:04 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #174 on: September 06, 2019, 06:03:37 AM »
Give it a good radio set and you've got a good start on an airborne observation setup.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #175 on: September 06, 2019, 09:29:31 AM »
Give it a good radio set and you've got a good start on an airborne observation setup.

Soviets did that, with their versions.  They even took them to war against the Japanese and the Germans (for a short period until they all got shot down).

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #176 on: September 06, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
Give it a good radio set and you've got a good start on an airborne observation setup.

That's what the French did with their Lioré-et-Olivier built Cierva C.30s, the Armée de l'Air   
had taken delivery of 52 by the end of 1938, used by Artillery Observation "flights" (squadrons).
the Navy had 12, primarily used for torpedo tracking trials during firing exercises.

On May 9, 1940 the Armée de l'Air had 47 on charge: 22 with five observation flights, 25 in storage.
The Navy had thirteen: nine with squadron 3S-2, 2 in reserve and 2 at their Autogiro school.

Focke-Wulf built roughly thirty C.30s under their Cierva license, all on the private civil register.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2019, 03:59:53 AM »
I could see a neat little diorama of a German C.30A in camouflage alongside a Panzer I or II either in France or perhaps North Africa being used in an Army Cooperation role.  Maybe even do an Air Ambulance version with carriers on either side for a patient.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #178 on: September 09, 2019, 05:46:07 AM »
I could see a neat little diorama of a German C.30A in camouflage alongside a Panzer I or II either in France or perhaps North Africa being used in an Army Cooperation role.  Maybe even do an Air Ambulance version with carriers on either side for a patient.

The French giros saw limited use after the invasion because the type was not suited to a mobile war -
too slow, too vulnerable, the German's wouldn't have faired ant better. As to side panniers, really a
no go for several reasons, the biggest being the drag on the underpowered airframe and handling
problems caused by the panniers. Which wouldn't be good on what was actually a fairly twitchy design.

A single AVRO Rota built C.30 was fitted with floats and it was a disaster, for the reasons stated above,
and, no, simply increasing engine power isn't a solution with the type, nor is increasing size as all of the
larger giros built in period were abject failures, most not being able to leave the ground and suffering
from major ground resonance issues.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #179 on: October 05, 2019, 07:11:55 PM »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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