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JadehawkII
10-02-2006, 09:48 PM
I folks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
MDC is going to release a new tool kit of the Ki-61 for thoes who are fasinated by this airplane here in IL2land! That's you LEBillfish! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
Here is a link to a review:

http://kits.kitreview.com/ki6132previewbg_1.htm

Enjoy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LEBillfish
10-02-2006, 10:17 PM
Thanks, yet I've not built a model since a little kid......

When roughly 10-11 I was living on my own mostly in the woods or barns of various farms in the mountains where there was this little general store on a 2 track, and the man that owned it was about the only one to ever talk to me, pretty much just telling me to do this or that (petty stuff like sweep the porch) and for it he'd leave out a candy bar or whatever.

Well of the 1 of everythings he had, one was a wood model of a Pfalz DIII that he noticed me stare at a lot (can still see the picture)....So he gave it to me under the condition I build it there with him and help out as needed. It was one of those balsa ones yuo build up the fuselage and wings every rib there, then cover it with tissue paper and dope it.

Weeks, maybe even months went by I can't recall, and it was done....Even right down to the dragonscale camo paint on the wings. The next day out on the front he had me wind up the prop EXACTLY 200x. Then walking with me as it seemed huge at that age, had me hold it and told me how to gently cast it aloft.

Now I'm sure it was just blind luck yet the thing flew and well, and landed on a dirt area near the store after its full gentle circle or so......Thrilled, I started running for it, just in time to see a bunch of the local boys run over and stomp it till it was destroyed.

Needless to say, though they were older and larger I still BEAT THE CR*P out of them being the little savage I was.....Naturally they all from established families, I was pretty much run off and the store owner I assume was pretty much told if you want to stay in business shun the little beast......

It was the first and last model I ever built, and though I appreciate the very kind thought of me, I just don't have the energy to beat the cr*p out of any more boys....well most of the time. Yet thanks for thinking of me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Akronnick
10-02-2006, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Thanks, yet I've not built a model since a little kid......

When roughly 10-11 I was living on my own mostly in the woods or barns of various farms in the mountains where there was this little general store on a 2 track, and the man that owned it was about the only one to ever talk to me, pretty much just telling me to do this or that (petty stuff like sweep the porch) and for it he'd leave out a candy bar or whatever.

Well of the 1 of everythings he had, one was a wood model of a Pfalz DIII that he noticed me stare at a lot (can still see the picture)....So he gave it to me under the condition I build it there with him and help out as needed. It was one of those balsa ones yuo build up the fuselage and wings every rib there, then cover it with tissue paper and dope it.

Weeks, maybe even months went by I can't recall, and it was done....Even right down to the dragonscale camo paint on the wings. The next day out on the front he had me wind up the prop EXACTLY 200x. Then walking with me as it seemed huge at that age, had me hold it and told me how to gently cast it aloft.

Now I'm sure it was just blind luck yet the thing flew and well, and landed on a dirt area near the store after its full gentle circle or so......Thrilled, I started running for it, just in time to see a bunch of the local boys run over and stomp it till it was destroyed.

Needless to say, though they were older and larger I still BEAT THE CR*P out of them being the little savage I was.....Naturally they all from established families, I was pretty much run off and the store owner I assume was pretty much told if you want to stay in business shun the little beast......

It was the first and last model I ever built, and though I appreciate the very kind thought of me, I just don't have the energy to beat the cr*p out of any more boys....well most of the time. Yet thanks for thinking of me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

That explains sooo much! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

leitmotiv
10-02-2006, 10:34 PM
May all the bastards die of piles after a lifetime of impotence!

leitmotiv
10-02-2006, 10:38 PM
If you ever want a custom Hien, let me know Billfish.

leitmotiv
10-02-2006, 10:40 PM
Hot damn, I'm getting one of those---wasn't crazy about their big Typhoon, but this is another matter.

Phil_C
10-02-2006, 11:30 PM
I love 1/32 scale aircraft.... im not much on building wwII birds, unless they are the US Navy but this may be a one and only in my collection..

Tho i'll tell ya i cant wait for the new 32nd kits from Trumpeter that have been announced!
(they are also producing some 1/24 airplanes as well, like airfix did)

Among the notables are:
1/32 A6A Intruder Aircraft
1/32 North American F100D Super Sabre Aircraft
1/32 British Aerospace AV8B Harrier Aircraft


Now i know i have been dying for a 32nd scale A6 ever since i saw my first one, way back when i was a kid... they used to fly em from the test center at Calverton, which is about 10 minutes from home.

i better start saving my money lol

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leitmotiv
10-03-2006, 12:30 AM
Trumpeter is definitely in the big leaques, Phil_C. I bought their Spit V when it first came out and was extremely disappointed, but after seeing many glowing reviews of the 1:32 Me 262 I bought it and am very pleased. The brand new Wellington IC is the best WWII bomber in 1:48 scale, bar none. I am eagerly awaiting their 1:32 TBD Devastator---I can't believe it, a 1:32 TBD from a big company!!!!!!!

KIMURA
10-03-2006, 12:44 AM
Im still at work with my 1/32 A6M5.
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http://mypage.bluewin.ch/a-z/kimura-hei/001.JPG

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leitmotiv
10-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Magnificent work, Kimura! I just bought the Tamiya 1:32 A6M2. You wouldn't happen to know of an excellent source for photos of Rabaul A6M2s with green camou would you?

KIMURA
10-03-2006, 02:12 AM
The 1/32 A6M2 is a must haves, thats for sure. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Leitmotiv, Yellowhammer decals got a green Model 21? http://www.smileyhut.com/excited/dribble.gif
http://www.internetmodeler.com/2006/september/new-releases/decal_yh-zero1-inst.jpg

leitmotiv
10-03-2006, 03:01 AM
Thanks, Kimura! And, good luck on that Model 52---looks like you are going to have a gem!

major_setback
10-06-2006, 05:30 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Thanks, yet I've not built a model since a little kid......

When roughly 10-11 I was living on my own mostly in the woods or barns of various farms in the mountains where there was this little general store on a 2 track, and the man that owned it was about the only one to ever talk to me, pretty much just telling me to do this or that (petty stuff like sweep the porch) and for it he'd leave out a candy bar or whatever.

Well of the 1 of everythings he had, one was a wood model of a Pfalz DIII that he noticed me stare at a lot (can still see the picture)....So he gave it to me under the condition I build it there with him and help out as needed. It was one of those balsa ones yuo build up the fuselage and wings every rib there, then cover it with tissue paper and dope it.

Weeks, maybe even months went by I can't recall, and it was done....Even right down to the dragonscale camo paint on the wings. The next day out on the front he had me wind up the prop EXACTLY 200x. Then walking with me as it seemed huge at that age, had me hold it and told me how to gently cast it aloft.

Now I'm sure it was just blind luck yet the thing flew and well, and landed on a dirt area near the store after its full gentle circle or so......Thrilled, I started running for it, just in time to see a bunch of the local boys run over and stomp it till it was destroyed.

Needless to say, though they were older and larger I still BEAT THE CR*P out of them being the little savage I was.....Naturally they all from established families, I was pretty much run off and the store owner I assume was pretty much told if you want to stay in business shun the little beast......

It was the first and last model I ever built, and though I appreciate the very kind thought of me, I just don't have the energy to beat the cr*p out of any more boys....well most of the time. Yet thanks for thinking of me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

A story of joy, kindness, and cruelty. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Feathered_IV
10-07-2006, 08:06 AM
The 48 pages of how he did it are mind boggling

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=8922

ElAurens
10-07-2006, 10:14 AM
Somewhere I still have the 1/72 Revell Ki61 I built when I was a lot younger...

I'll have to see if I can find it.

M2morris
10-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Thanks, yet I've not built a model since a little kid......

When roughly 10-11 I was living on my own mostly in the woods or barns of various farms in the mountains where there was this little general store...


A story of joy, kindness, and cruelty. Thanks for sharing this with us. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, that was a very good story, thanks LEBillfish.