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XyZspineZyX
10-13-2003, 10:59 PM
I recently built a 1/72 109 model by airfix and well..it could of been a bit better for the $14 canadian I paid for it.

What are your preferred brand of models?

One time (i dont know the brand) but it was a Hurricane and the plastic was green and brown (anyone have any idea what company does this?) and it fit together well and was a great model.

XyZspineZyX
10-13-2003, 10:59 PM
I recently built a 1/72 109 model by airfix and well..it could of been a bit better for the $14 canadian I paid for it.

What are your preferred brand of models?

One time (i dont know the brand) but it was a Hurricane and the plastic was green and brown (anyone have any idea what company does this?) and it fit together well and was a great model.

XyZspineZyX
10-13-2003, 11:11 PM
I used to make models for myself and other people. It's not the Kit so much, as it's how you paint and the paints you use. I always tried to make the model so you could take it apart at sections to see into the interor. It's the small detail work you put into it that makes it. The price is jumped. They use to go for 4-6 US dollars. Good luck! Post some

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 12:42 AM
I've had fantastic kits from airfix, and really awful ones.

I like em a) because they're easy to get hold of b) they're cheap (e.g. the battle of britain memorial flight set is a fantastic bargain) and c) the nostalgia :-)

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 12:55 AM
I ordered a 1/32 Stuka b model from hobbytron, made by revell i believe, it was about $ 19... it should be here in the next couple of days. Ill let you know what i think of the kit when it comes.

The guy is right about the painting and such, and prudent use of glue, glue oozing out can wreck a nice model.

its been more time than i care to say since ive built a model, but ive been wanting to try it again. Good luck!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 12:59 AM
I don't build airplanes so I can't recommend a specific manuafacturer.

Check out web sites like the one FineScale Modeler has. You should be able to find kit reviews from there or on some of their links.

I use a hobby shop called Great Model Webstore. They occassionally have reviews of specific kits right in their database. Squadron Signal is another on-line source for kits and info.

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 01:06 AM
Hi,
There is a huge amount of models out there to choose from!!!
Online try Squadron.com or Greatmodels.com. They're good companies and have a pretty big selection.
For good kits right out of the box, I'd recommend something from Tamiya or Hasegawa but there are a bunch of other good companies to choose from and you'll be able to find a kit of almost any aircraft that interests you...
The quality does vary kit to kit and it always will come down to your building/finishing skills as a modeller!!
Good Luck!!
Regards,
Mark

"I like it, I like it alot"


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 01:25 AM
Hasegawa or Tamaiya in 1/48.

~Tate

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