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Texas LongHorn
01-01-2005, 09:27 AM
Fellow sim lunatics, you will not believe the prescience of this site.
http://www.internethobbies.com/internethobbies/148scale.html
The 1/48th scale models list in order: the Avenger, Dauntlass, and Doolittle Raider B-25. Right down the list is the IL2m3!!! It looks like plastic modelers are catching up with us simmers; or that the plastic modelers ARE simmers <ggg.> All the best, LongHorn

Wseivelod
01-01-2005, 09:40 AM
most of these have been around for at least 8 years

Texas LongHorn
01-01-2005, 10:04 AM
Of course my friend, the models have been out a while. it's the order that's funny, me'thinks you are missing the point. The original Monogram/Revell line from the mid seventies and on really pushed forward the hobby with the release of the 17, 24, 25, B-26 and so on. Jeez, who can forget the MASSIVE B-29 with little Paul Tibbets leaning out the Cockpit! I still remember meeting Shepard Paine at a IPMS show in Chicago, maybe like in 78 or 80. Of all those AC he did, it appears that ironically the old Monogram P-61 Black Widow is still in kit production <ggg.> My point was it's just funny that the most popular and/or wanted AC in the IL2FBAces hanger are the AC that are most modeled <ggg.> All the best, LongHorn

TPN_Cephas
01-01-2005, 10:58 AM
These 1:18 scale models are really nice, too bad they are not netal though.

http://www.smallblueplanet.com/content/container.asp?target=sStep2&searchResultId=559422&brandId=10513&titleText=SBP+STORE%3A+Aircraft+Aisle&viewType=Brand&titleTreeText=SBP+STORE%3A+%3Ca+HREF%3D%27containe r%2Easp%3Ftarget%3Dstoreresults%26storeId%3D11869% 26viewType%3D%27%3EAircraft+Aisle%3C%2FA%3E

Feathered_IV
01-01-2005, 05:10 PM
I know this is going to sound silly, but what does <ggg.> mean?

Regards,

lkemling
01-01-2005, 05:49 PM
Yep, they've been around for a while and there's no way the old Monagram or Revell models can compare with them scale wise. Plus with the addition of the finescale detail prts available these plastic kits will if built and painted by a master model builder will astound you.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Texas LongHorn:
Of course my friend, the models have been out a while. it's the order that's funny, me'thinks you are missing the point. The original Monogram/Revell line from the mid seventies and on really pushed forward the hobby with the release of the 17, 24, 25, B-26 and so on. Jeez, who can forget the MASSIVE B-29 with little Paul Tibbets leaning out the Cockpit! I still remember meeting Shepard Paine at a IPMS show in Chicago, maybe like in 78 or 80. Of all those AC he did, it appears that ironically the old Monogram P-61 Black Widow is still in kit production <ggg.> My point was it's just funny that the most popular and/or wanted AC in the IL2FBAces hanger are the AC that are most modeled <ggg.> All the best, LongHorn <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

x__CRASH__x
01-01-2005, 07:46 PM
No bf-109.

This thread is useless.

Loki-PF
01-01-2005, 08:25 PM
Texas LongHorn!

You back? Say it's SO!

woofiedog
01-01-2005, 10:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Just a few they had.
http://www.aviation-models.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/32502.jpg

http://www.aviation-models.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/99126.jpg

http://www.aviation-models.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/33701.jpg

http://www.aviation-models.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/99127.jpg

http://www.aviation-models.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AM&Category_Code=CDWW2

JG51Beolke
01-02-2005, 09:58 AM
And I have each one up in my attic. The only one I've built so far was the TBM-3, I believe. And thank God for Canopy Masks. Those AM kits are really complicated to build if your really detailing them. But great kits. Interiors are highly detailed right out of the box and the photoetched parts make the finished model look like the real thing.

macd1102
01-02-2005, 03:55 PM
look at this site, they have 109'shttp://www.badcataviation.com/badcattoys/21cetoai.html

HotelBushranger
01-03-2005, 06:38 AM
www.stanbridges.com.au (http://www.stanbridges.com.au)
An Aussie shop in WA, they gots the Il2m3! I was gonna get it for Chrissie, but I still havent finished my RAAF F-111 model, so i had to put it on hold http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

HotelBushranger
01-03-2005, 06:43 AM
http://www.stanbridges.com.au/plane48.asp

Here lemme get you the right page, its about half way down, unfortunately no pics, but at least its there, huh?

Ketalar
01-03-2005, 08:19 AM
Nice kits! Make me want to dig out my old models and finish them. I miss getting high on glue and paint, but I haven't built any models for a really long time now. Somehow its more of an instant gratification to play IL-2 than to build models, and they never came out as nice as they look on the box...


(I didn't see any reference to any of the models being licensed by the N company, I wonder why they get away with it and we don't... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

scottmal1
01-03-2005, 09:01 AM
Look at 'WildeSau's' post- 'got an airbrush set as a gift- cool' we've been talking about accurate miniatures stuff on there- i started it!!

horseback
01-03-2005, 11:44 AM
I've built a number of Accurate Miniatures' kits- they are well designed, extremely accurate, and include a very good history of the aircraft type.

So far, I've built at least four of their early Allison engined Mustangs, an SBD-3, a TBF-1, a YaK-1, and a B-25B in the markings of a Doolittle Raider. None of them were easy builds (all that detail calls for a certain amount of attention that, say, a Tamiya kit would not), but all are very attractive and hold positions of honor on my shelves.

One of these days, I'm gonna get around to building the Accurate Miniatures Sturmoviks, YaK-1b, B-25H, TBM-3, SBD-5, P-51B (I was seduced by the Tamiya razorback), and the F3F I still have stored in my garage...

cheers

horseback