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Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 07:49 PM UTC

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Hey there Luciano,

Unfortunately the Arrow is only made in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. And only available from Hobbycraft.

Nice looking Mig17 btw, and that weapons set would be nice to have!!!!



Scott I was very lucky with the weapons set a trader at a small show I went to had a few old 1/144 kits in a box and at the bottom was the weapons set which I snapped up as quick as lightning. Regarding the Arrow I have two of the 1/72 scale Hobbycraft kits but would love one in 1/144, one day I'll get around to building them

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 07:16 AM UTC
Gents,
Oh boy, you guys keep talking up the Platz F-8's and my F-18F will never get completed. Actually I do have several of their F-8's, and a terrific kit it is, as is all their later releases. I have also had problems getting Platz kits around my area. But the local hobby stores are slowly disappearing totally. Thank goodness for the internet, it is about the only way I can get stuff here.

I also managed to get several old Microscale decal sheets for the F-8, as well as one from Jasmine decals in Japan, so there are some products available if you dig around. I guess I'll just have to decide how much "Chopping" up of the F-8 wing I want to do. It just looks so neat with the wingtips up, and possibly the wing raised up.......we'll see.

Take it easy, and keep building....................................Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
Ok Mig-17F finished



And a purchase made at the weekend at a model show the Bulldogs displayed at, was started at the show as I just loved it. Carried on today and here she is so far:

No work tomorrow as I'm off shift so I'm going to give it a clean and then out with the Alclad

Ciao
Luciano
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 09:00 PM UTC
The latest finished. Its big even in 1/144, but was a plesure to build.




Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 03:01 AM UTC
Luciano,
Very nice job, especially on the "Aluminum Overcast" ! That was one beast of an aircraft. Excellent builds, Thanks for the photos................................Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 05:47 AM UTC
Thanks Bruce.
This is one large 1/144 aircraft its even bigger than a 1/72 B-24

Got a B-52 with Hound Dog missiles moving onto the bench at the momment


Next up will be B-47 and B-58

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 04:05 AM UTC
Wooooow!!! B-36!!!! Holly Gorilla!!!! What Brand is...THAT??? Where can I find one?????
Ehem...sorry, I got carried away again! Hmm mI realized I forgot to Post my Platz P-47 here.




I 've had alot of problems with decals and stuff and had a few accidents. Sleeping for now. Waiting. I'll post it as soon as I dare to finish it.
Be well....
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 05:40 AM UTC

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Wooooow!!! B-36!!!! Holly Gorilla!!!! What Brand is...THAT??? Where can I find one?????



Yalym the B-36 is made by Hobby Craft of Canada they do several different versions and are a pleasure to build.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 09:13 PM UTC
Thanks Luciano, I will keep my eyes open.
I know it's been a while but Björn, I found this , they look pretty good...
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 03:59 AM UTC
Folks,
It has been rather quiet on this thread for a while, including myself. So what's everyone building ?
Plus I have a question. Has anyone built and completed the Minicraft C-130 ? I know an aftermaket company (Can't remember which one.) Made resin engine fronts to correct the intake shape. Has anyone seen these ? I'm still trying to track them down.
If anyone has experience with the Minicraft kit, how did it go together, any real problems ?

Also Gang, be aware there is a Vietnam build just starting.... Good time to get those MiG-17's, 21's, F-105's, F-8's, etc. out and let them know 1/144th is alive !

I appreciate any information, Thanks.................Bruce
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 01:07 PM UTC
I totally forgot about this forum! Doh! I have finished a couple of builds since my last posting. Currently working on a 1/72 Connie in TWA livery. Here are the last two in 1/144. Thanks, "Q"





nicholjm
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 03:06 PM UTC
I tried my hand at 1/144 modeling one time. I got the 1/144 Dragon M109A6 Paladin & M1A2 Abrams two-pack for $5. If I had to do them over, I would redo the tracks & wheels. It was mostly just an exercise in fun.

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kenner
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 03:06 PM UTC

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I know an aftermaket company (Can't remember which one.) Made resin engine fronts to correct the intake shape. Has anyone seen these ? I'm still trying to track them down.



Bra.Z does a set.

Available from Hannants (currently listed as sold out)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BZ4052

and Airline Hobby Supplies
http://www.airline-hobby.com/shop/index.cfm?action=ViewDetails&itemid=14418

Bra.Z also does a stretched fuselage for the C-130-30/L-130-30
mbittner
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2008 - 12:57 AM UTC
Still chugging away on the Wolfpack Designs TSR.2. Need to add the rudder and masked canopy, then I can start painting. I'm just not looking forward to the dry transfers as there are a ton of 'em.

After this, I don't know. I have a bunch of 1/72nd I need to finish first, but after that? If I can find an ejection seat I would like to build the DML/Dragon F-117. Just don't know what to do about the ejection seat, without buying aftermarket...
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2008 - 02:37 AM UTC
Ken,
Thanks so much for the tip on the Engine nacelles for the -130. I ordered some today, so we'll see how long it takes to get them....IF they are in stock.(Ordered from AHS ) From what I've seen of the Minicraft C-130, it may have a few glitches, but overall it is light years ahead of the old Revell kit. Plus as I've stated before it has soooooo many color schemes and airframe varients possible, it could keep someone busy for years.

And Gents, some nice finished plastic there. I'm surprised that 1/144th Armor hasn't caught on more than it has. But I guess it will just take time for folks to realize the benefit of this scale.

And Matt, if I remember correctly, Aeroclub made a white metal generic bang seat. (Martin Baker type) in 1/144th....Should be stock # W006 if it is still available.

Thanks again for the tip, and keep building. ..............................Bruce
james84
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2008 - 09:24 AM UTC
Did you know Revell are issuing a C-17 in this scale?
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2008 - 11:20 AM UTC

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Did you know Revell are issuing a C-17 in this scale?



You Bet !!!!! Already on preorder. Plus the decal sheets are already being announced to cover most of the Aircraft in service at present. Needless to say, the model is a very smart move on Revell's part. Hopefully, the model will be up to Revell's recent standards as far as quality and fit. It may be a little pricey, but we are talking of a large transport here. Plus I have no doubt they will be around for quite a few years to come. (The real aircraft, that is.) Even so....no way it will come even close to breaking the Herc's record for longivity or adaptability.

I have no doubt between the C-17, and the Fletcher Class Destroyer in 1/144th, (again Revell) it will be an interesting end of the year. Plus I'm always interested to see what the competition between Revell and DML brings us in the way of tactical aircraft. And Platz has been extremely quiet for a while, so that could be another player.

So what say Ye, Crew ???? Take it easy..........................Bruce
kenner
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Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 02:27 PM UTC
Yup, definitely looking forward to the C-17
and the Xtradecal sheet to go with it.

Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 06:28 AM UTC

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If I can find an ejection seat I would like to build the DML/Dragon F-117. Just don't know what to do about the ejection seat, without buying aftermarket...



Matt try Matador models at the bottom of the page is listed the F-117 cockpit. I have this and it's a one piece molding in white metal so also act as nose weight.

Hope this helps

Ciao
Luciano
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 06:08 AM UTC
Guy's thought I'd share a couple of photo's from the IPMS Nationals at Telford, England. These are all from one club stand and all in 1/144.







Enjoy
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 01:41 PM UTC
Luciano,
Thanks for the photos. Extremely nice display, this really shows one of the biggest benefits of 1/144th scale....Size ! Plus for those who say there is no variety in 1/144th , think again !

How about in competition ? 1/144th well represented ? Given time, I do believe this scale will really grow. Take it easy, Gang.........................Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 10:08 AM UTC
Hi Bruce,
Normally the comp has a good show of 1/144 but due to a painful foot I didn't get over the to comp area this year. Last year there was a scratch built Fokker Tri-plane with cockpit!

Anyway heres what I've been working on.
Grumman F9F Panther (Ozmods) all the gear legs broke, one twice. So this will be a flyer, flying stand to be built.


And two P-51's (Sweet) built for the Ace's high campaign.




Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 03:41 PM UTC
Luciano,
Very nice job on your new builds, especially the P-51's. Plus I'm hearing today we have several new kits to keep a watch out for. Platz has come out with a P-47D Razorback plus a Grumman F6F Hellcat.
Of course, I know quite a few are watching for Revell's C-17. So we will have a very busy winter build session !
Anyone seen any of these new birds ? Take it easy, Bruce
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 10:55 AM UTC
Folks,
OK....it has been a while since this thread has been alive. So we need to get together again and share what Santa brought in our scale ?

For me, it was the Unbeliveable Revell C-17A ! My wife had it shipped in from Hannants as a surprise. What a kit ! So have any of you in Europe built this monster up yet ? How was the build ? From the looks of the kit in the box, I am very happy to report (In my opinion, anyway.) that Revell did not let us down. Once again, they raised the bar for 1/144th modelling.

Admittedly I'm finishing a ship at present, but after that I might have to reassess my build priorities. My poor F-18F is about 75% complete, but at this rate it just might have to wait. And yes...the C-17A is that good. Add to the kit the Xtra decal sheets on the Globemaster, (better known as the "Moose" ?????) and you have a great combination.

So if anyone has it in production, let us know........................Semper Fi...........Bruce

Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hi Bruce, nothing from Santa in any scale but I did buy myself a present in our glorious small scale.



On special offer from Hannants

Luciano