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JG26Red
02-03-2004, 08:18 PM
diecast models? i just went to local hobby store to pick up the new Dragon Armor King Tiger and saw some new Corgi planes, its the history channel legends ww2 series, rather nice planes, no folding gear like normal but still very good quality, i picked up the 190a3 and 109e1... they also had a standD, f4u, lancaster and hurrican and spit mk1... all rather nice...

anyone else collect these type of things?

JG26Red
02-03-2004, 08:18 PM
diecast models? i just went to local hobby store to pick up the new Dragon Armor King Tiger and saw some new Corgi planes, its the history channel legends ww2 series, rather nice planes, no folding gear like normal but still very good quality, i picked up the 190a3 and 109e1... they also had a standD, f4u, lancaster and hurrican and spit mk1... all rather nice...

anyone else collect these type of things?

frag_bravo
02-03-2004, 08:31 PM
I DO I DOOO! then around 4th of july I get drunk and blow some of em up

Vladimir_No2
02-03-2004, 09:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG26Red:
diecast models? i just went to local hobby store to pick up the new Dragon Armor King Tiger and saw some new Corgi planes, its the history channel legends ww2 series, rather nice planes, no folding gear like normal but still very good quality, i picked up the 190a3 and 109e1... they also had a standD, f4u, lancaster and hurrican and spit mk1... all rather nice...

anyone else collect these type of things?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I build and paint little 1/3000 scale ships for tabletop wargames, if that counts.

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MustangWZI
02-03-2004, 09:39 PM
I've build a few in my time, strictly WWII. All plastic models and all 1/48 scale. I've got 16 built so far. Right now i've been kind of busy with school so I've been stuck on my FW-190A-3 for a couple months now, just need to finish the paint job and apply the decals.
http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/scotts/axis/t190a3bt.jpg
I love making models but it seems to me that not many people are into it.

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woofiedog
02-03-2004, 10:10 PM
Hello JG26Red,
I've been collecting the small die-cast for awhile. What scale is the new Corgi set in? They been making some excellant detailed sets over the years.
I use to to model but sold those all off, hands are not as steady as they use to be.
Thank's for the information.

JG26Red
02-03-2004, 10:46 PM
they are 1/72 scale, about $20

thats all i collect are 1/72, i have dragon armors 1/72 2 Tiger Is, 2 Jagdpanther early, 1 panther G early, 1 king tiger, cdc armors panver iv g, matchboxs panzer iv f1 and ivj..

also have matchboxs 1/72 fw190a, bf109g, those 2 corgis i got tonight and a corgi ju87b... just started getting the diecasts, iam not much of a painter lol...

altstiff
02-03-2004, 11:02 PM
I have mostly F-1 and Nascar kits but I do the odd plane now and then.

I have an early bf-109 I did as well as the Spit MkI. I have a B-25 waiting to be done but have not had the time to do it as it is an Accurate Minitures kit that is very detailed.

Last one I did was a Panzer Panther tank and it came out very well.

I'd be willing to trade with anyone as I have alot of kits.

See you in the fence....

Eagle_361st
02-03-2004, 11:31 PM
I do 1/48th scale WWII models, I am currently working on the Tamiya P-47D Razorback. Which I am finding is the best quality Jug model I have seen. I have about 10 built since I started again, but as a kid I did somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-40. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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westcoastphil
02-03-2004, 11:43 PM
I haven't built a kit in about a year and a half. Been spending more time with IL2 FB if anything http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Seriously, I've got about 20 planes built after returning to modelling about 3-4 yrs ago after a hiatus of 20+ yrs. I mostly build 109s but I've got a couple FW190s and Spitfires. I'll keep changing up my sig so you'll see some of the kits I've built.

I will be building a model soon for my daughter, as she requested Emilia Erharts (sp?) Lockheed Electra for a school project. Other than that I've got to build the P47 bubbletop. And yes it will be a Tamiya kit as that and Hasegawa are pretty much the only kits I'll build.

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lbhskier37
02-04-2004, 12:43 AM
Awesome paint scheme westcoastphil. If you want a skin in that scheme (its slightly different, pics I found were a little different) click my sig, I made a nice skin of that one.

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Menthol_moose
02-04-2004, 01:58 AM
I build tanks, cars, aircraft.. anything

Just love Tamiya stuff, great quality.

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LeadSpitter_
02-04-2004, 02:08 AM
http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/v43/leadspitter/models.jpg

i need to get better detailed photos of them, im working on a 190d in jv44 13 theme and have the b17 and p38 unopened 1:48th scale

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rangooon
02-04-2004, 07:00 AM
i've got some diecast planes but mostly dabble with the carved and painted mahogany planes - have alot of the 1:54 b-17s plus a b-17 with almost a 4 foot wingspan in the bedroom on the armoire. there's also a balsa stuka hanging in my officina with a six foot wingspan...bump my head alot...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

i gave up on plastic kits about 12 years ago...seems my hammer got involved a little too much...

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Fehler
02-04-2004, 07:49 AM
I build 1/48th scale WWII planes.

I am currently working on a P38 (Revell) kit. I should call it a P38 Squadron "Green" putty plane. (If anyone knows this kit, they get my joke) LOL.

Tamiya and Hasagawa are my favorite kits to build, but I dont mind a challenge like the Revell P38 putty wonder.

I had, but sadly they got destroyed in a move, 4 1/48th scale Bandai armor kits. They stopped making them in the late 70's I think. No one (That I know) makes 1/48th scale armor anymore.

If any of you hobby enthusiasts know of a place that is selling 1/48th scale Bandai, let me know! Thos kits were very nice, and go very nicely with 1/48th scale planes...

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westcoastphil
02-04-2004, 08:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lbhskier37:
Awesome paint scheme westcoastphil. If you want a skin in that scheme (its slightly different, pics I found were a little different) click my sig, I made a nice skin of that one.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks. That scheme was a challenge and the kit was, at the time, extremely hard to find as well, so I'm glad I didn't botch it up.

Nice job on the skin. It's downloaded and ready to use.

Cheers.

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JG26Red
02-04-2004, 09:23 AM
great models guys, i cant paint worth crap so i just buy diecasts... iam more of a tank man really, wish somebody would make a good tank game something like FB would be neat... now waiting on jagdtigers from dragon...

269GA-Pag
02-04-2004, 10:51 AM
Hi guys, I'm 44 (http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif) years old and I've built model since 12...for many years (9) I've been the Coordinator of IPMS-Italy Special Interest Group focused on Regia Aeronautica and ANR, and I've spent many hours building aircraft models (I'm a fanatic, too, and i measure every part of a model, rebuiding all those pieces that differ from the real aircraft even by only 0,5 mm...),but late years my job take all my time, so I'm changed to military figures (you know, metal little soldiers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif), that require less time... but the aircraft remains my first love! (One-O-Nine above all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif).
Hi all
Pag
PS: Hey, Westcoastphil, as I said in other occasion, nice work (...and, like the other aircraft picture in your sig, even this one is a '109..)

JG26Red
02-04-2004, 10:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:
I build 1/48th scale WWII planes.

I am currently working on a P38 (Revell) kit. I should call it a P38 Squadron "Green" putty plane. (If anyone knows this kit, they get my joke) LOL.

Tamiya and Hasagawa are my favorite kits to build, but I dont mind a challenge like the Revell P38 putty wonder.

I had, but sadly they got destroyed in a move, 4 1/48th scale Bandai armor kits. They stopped making them in the late 70's I think. No one (That I know) makes 1/48th scale armor anymore.

If any of you hobby enthusiasts know of a place that is selling 1/48th scale Bandai, let me know! Thos kits were very nice, and go very nicely with 1/48th scale planes...

http://webpages.charter.net/cuda70/FehlerSig.gif
http://webpages.charter.net/cuda70/9JG54.html<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Corgi makes some nice 1/50 tanks... there are a few companys that make 1/35 scale... it seems new companies really like 1/72 or 1/50 right now...

horseback
02-04-2004, 11:16 AM
Been at it off & on since I was 7 (that would be 1960). Currently in an Il-2 induced break for the last couple of years, but I have built over 250 models in 1/72nd and 1/48th scales in the last 25 years (my post-female chasing years), with a number done on commission.

My specialty most recently has been WWII fighters in 1/48th scale, but I'm severely limited by available shelf space.

My favorite subject so far has been the various flavors of 109 (I'm up to the G-4) and Mustang; my current favorite piece is a conversion of the Accurate Miniatures' P-51/Mustang Mk Ia converted to an authentic Mk I, with the chin .50s and 2 X .303/1 X .50 in each wing, in Hollis Hill's markings.

It looks very cool next to the Tamiya P-51D-5 without fin fillet in Don Blakeslee's vanilla livery. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Cheers

horseback

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flyingskid2
02-04-2004, 11:46 AM
Eagle, i'm also doing the 1/48 tamiya p-47 razorback. my first model. already had 1 mishap and 1 almost screw-up. i didn't glue the gunsight straight and now it's frozen in a slight tilt to the right. Also i glued the fuselage halves together but forgot to attach the supercharger exhaust piece in between. luckily i was still able to sneak it in throughy the rear wheel well and actually snap it into place by pushing with a pencil from the front fuselage opening. whew!

next step is to attach the nose and the wings.

BM357_Raven
02-04-2004, 11:54 AM
I am a very avid model maker. I am probably one of the finest modelers I know as a matter of fact. My skill and precision is unprecidented in the entire history of model making. And I am not saying that to brag. It is just the truth that I am utterly amazing.

That is, until I get to the gluing process.. Then everything seems to go down hill. Then there's the paint... And the decals. Ahhh those decals http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

So to counter these issue I no longer use any of the superfluous stuff. And it's great because I always have ample glue on hand for life's litte accidents.

And now that I dont need glue, I am free to really express myself as an artist. I have taken on the art of modeling wreckages. And have reach all new heights. And in the process I have really found myself. Something about a wreckage really stirs a deep feeling of self-awareness and recognition for me.. Yah know? A certain......Je nes se quoi... or however you spell that little French saying which says it all by saying nothing... and always leaving everyone nodding like they really 'know' what you mean.

I am currently trying to get a showing in the MET in NY. Once they return my call and I have a date set I will post and let you all know the show dates. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Taylortony
02-04-2004, 12:21 PM
Yes I did Build model Aircraft, But moved up a bit in size http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I Replaced the wing skins on top one and the complete front end on the bottom one.

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westcoastphil
02-04-2004, 01:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pagooro:
Hi guys, I'm 44 (http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif) years old and I've built model since 12...for many years (9) I've been the Coordinator of IPMS-Italy Special Interest Group focused on Regia Aeronautica and ANR, and I've spent many hours building aircraft models (I'm a fanatic, too, and i measure every part of a model, rebuiding all those pieces that differ from the real aircraft even by only 0,5 mm...),but late years my job take all my time, so I'm changed to military figures (you know, metal little soldiers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif), that require less time... but the aircraft remains my first love! (One-O-Nine above all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif).
Hi all
Pag
PS: Hey, Westcoastphil, as I said in other occasion, nice work (...and, like the other aircraft picture in your sig, even this one is a '109..)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Grazie Pag....yes I luv building 109s http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.
44 is not bad...I'm 42.

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Snow_Wolf_
02-04-2004, 02:05 PM
http://www.pmcsaar.de/unterseiten/Mitgliederseiten/Modelle%20der%20Treffen/treffen%20august/Bilder/fw190d9.JPG

http://www.warbirdsinscale.com/images/gallery/ju88mateus/ju88front.jpg


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http://www.afwing.com/art/wwii/do217.jpg

http://mitglied.lycos.de/worldwar/flugzeuge/do217n_300.jpg

http://wald.heim.at/wienerwald/550166/modelle/do335/pic1.jpg

BM357_Raven
02-04-2004, 05:50 PM
well, ahh, that makes me feel.....not good.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif. I guess modeling just is not in my genes.... Wish mine could look that cool.

Actually I do own a giant P-38.. But that was snap together.. It looks pretty darn real though... Can I take credit for snapping a model together or what that just not impress anyone ?

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westcoastphil
02-04-2004, 06:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BM357_Raven:
well, ahh, that makes me feel.....not good.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif. I guess modeling just is not in my genes.... Wish mine could look that cool.

Actually I do own a giant P-38.. But that was snap together.. It looks pretty darn real though... Can I take credit for snapping a model together or what that just not impress anyone ?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure snapping a kit works. It is a hobby and a model of something.

I didn't start really painting and building until I restarted the hobby. In fact my daughter showed me a Spitfire I built for her, which was my first returning to modelling, which was hand painted. God was it awful looking. Incorrect paint colors, incorrect camo deliniation, etc. But it was fun to build and return to the fold. My kid liked as well, she prefers this though which I built after a few models under the belt:

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/MVC-004S.JPG

The progression takes time and practice just like flying in IL2.

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/109f2.jpg

SKULLS Virga
02-04-2004, 06:41 PM
Taylortony that looks great but thats not what we meant when we said you should try skinning.
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Captain_Avatar
02-04-2004, 07:05 PM
Yeah I was a big kit builder from the 5th to the 9th grade. My favorites were Luftwaffe planes including a lot of the rare stuff like the BV-141, Do335, He177, He11Z, etc.. One of my favorites was the Boulton Paul Defiant. I got a model of one in 1977 at 1/72nd scale, cost me $1.00 !!!. Of course it came in a plastic bag which probably accounted for it's light price tag.

Also Like 1/700 navy ships, especially Japanese vessels. It was foreshadowing in a way as I ended up serving my 4 years in the Navy as the Auxiliaries Division Officer for the USS Wisconsin (BB-64). Now that was a warship!

Achilles97
02-04-2004, 07:38 PM
I used to really be into building models. I stopped doing it about 5 years ago because I could no longer find the time. I think the straw that broke the camel's back was attempting to build a 1/400 Heller Bismarck. The scale was way off, and some pieces looked plain wrong, so that took a lot of time to correct. Also, I applied the pre-Atlantic-cruise dazzle camoflage, so that was a real killer because I don't have an air compressor for my airbrush and those tiny cans of air are relatively expensive.

WestCoastPhil, I really like that 109 collection, wow.

Has anyone built a Tamiya 1/350 ship? Some of them can be motorized, that sounds interesting...

Snow_Wolf_
02-04-2004, 08:55 PM
I got a 1/350 Tamiya Musashi it lots of work that to make it cause about 70.00 to 80.00 bucks Canadian

voyager_663rd
02-04-2004, 09:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:

If any of you hobby enthusiasts know of a place that is selling 1/48th scale Bandai, let me know! Thos kits were very nice, and go very nicely with 1/48th scale planes...

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not going to like this but here ya go:

http://www.parabellum.co.uk/prc1.htm

my work-in-progress 1/8th scale RC bird: http://img13.photobucket.com/albums/v37/voyager_663rd/corsair_27.jpg

rcjarrell
02-04-2004, 10:56 PM
I collect 1/72 diecast planes. Mainly Corgi, but I have a few Dragon Model and Matchbox.

I also have a few 1/48 diecast planes including my favorite: Gabriski's P-47 from Armour.

I would LOVE to build models but my wife absolutely forbids it. I guess I am lucky that she lets me play IL2 about 2 nights a week.

Jagdgeschwader2
02-05-2004, 05:27 AM
I just started building again after several years. At the moment I am working on a diorama of a King Tiger. It will be tank #233 s.Pz.Abt.503 Budapest Ocotober 1944. This Tiger had zimmerit apllied to it so I'm using the Verlinden zimmerit kit. I used the Verlinden "The Corner" dioram and an extra section of street. I scratch built the base out of wood. It has a long way to go at this point. I tacked a few pieces on for the photos. Its 1/35 scale. I also have a 1/32 Dora, P-51D and Trumpeter's new 1/32 F4U4 to build after this one. I like the large scale 1/32 1/35. Here is a good website www.largescaleplanes.com (http://www.largescaleplanes.com) http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/104_0454.jpg http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/2.jpg http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/103_0353.jpg

A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
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wayno7777
02-05-2004, 07:52 AM
I'm 45 and have done hundreds of plastic kits.
I just started a Bf109-E4 by Matchbox in 1/32nd
scale. I have to dig some of them out and take pics. Most are brush painted as I hadn't really
got the hang of airbrushing.I have a Spit and a Bf109e in 1/24th scale.About a dozen 1/48th scale. And probably 25 in 1/72nd scale. Most of these I did back in the late 70's and early 80's when I was in the Army.

Wir greifen an!
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madsarmy
02-08-2004, 03:25 AM
Here is my latest model the MK1 Hurri.
I have stopped buying plastic kits and am now just making balsa & tissue aircraft.To make an aircraft from nothing is very rewarding. I am very much still a novice as this is only the second one I've made.
I just bought an airbrush & compressor so the paint job aint that good.(going to take a bit of time to learn to use it at its best) But then again I've always made all my plastic kits look weathered.

http://server5.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-Hurribalsantissue.jpg

P.S the wings & front of fuse are Aluminium foil covered. So as the years go buy & it gets knocked about all the Aluminium will show through adding to the weathered lookhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Maico_249th
02-08-2004, 03:37 AM
I cant keep count on how many models I have built. I built a lot of 1/32 Revell models so I totally get the Green Putty remark lol. I love Tamiya and Hasegawa models. I am now into the Trumpeter models. They have nice 1/32nd subjects. The Mig 3 is MINE!! lol. I have not built a model in a while. The last one was a 1/32nd Mig 17. I miss my airbrush....

Jagdgeschwader2
02-08-2004, 08:36 AM
My God someone actually built one of those balsa and tissue kits! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Great job MAD. I tried one of those when I was a kid and it did not turn out so well. Although it actually flew! It was a Guillows Hellcat. Plastics my specialty. As soon as my King Tiger diorama is finished I will post the photos. By the way anyone that gets the new Trumpeter 1/32 F4U4 will be in for a nasty suprise. There will be two deep *%#!*"*ing sink marks running down the top of the left wing. This is not just on my kit but on all the F4U4 kits due to Trumpeters mold. I read a review about it before I bought the kit and sure enough its there. Its fixable it just takes a lot of patience a lot of sanding and a little putty.
You have to be very careful because the two sink lines run between the ribbed section of the wing and you don't want to sand off any detail. There seems to be a lot of ejector pin marks on the landing gear legs and wheel wells also so you better stock up on putty and CA. It is however one the best kits I have ever seen so it will be well worth the effort.

A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.
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Spinnetti
02-08-2004, 10:06 AM
Yah, off and on..
Mostly into R/C versions and bulding a real flying replica...

IF you are into it, Hasagawa makes the best stuff by far.. Not cheap but quality never is! (though tamiya is the best of the rest)

wayno7777
02-08-2004, 11:28 AM
I'll post these one at a time when I have time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://server5.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-m.jpg

Wir greifen an!
Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann


http://server5.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-Hartmann3a.jpg

wayno7777
02-08-2004, 11:31 AM
1/24th scale Bf 109e-4

http://server5.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-k.jpg

Wir greifen an!
Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann


http://server5.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-Hartmann3a.jpg

wayno7777
02-08-2004, 11:34 AM
If you like, more pics to come. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif gotta go

Wir greifen an!
Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann


http://server5.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-Hartmann3a.jpg

aerick2
02-10-2004, 08:07 PM
Yeah I know I'm a little late on this one, but oh well.. I've been working on a model Spitfire, here are a couple of pics:

http://aftereleven.net/images/spit03.jpg

http://aftereleven.net/images/spit04.jpg

I'm working on covering it now, maybe I'll post more pics when it's finished if anyone is interested.

madsarmy
02-11-2004, 02:55 AM
Looking good aerick2

Here is the first Aircraft that I made that was not a plastic kit & I jumped in at the deep end on this one.
It?s a mkIX Spitfire full R.C. 63? wingspan, retractable undercarriage, working flaps.
Took me months to build & lots of cash. It has not flown yet because I am going to learn to fly this year & hopefully in the next few years I will have gained enough experience to fly it.
Before anyone says that there is no such ?squadron markings!? your right.
I dedicated the Spit to a very close friend that I lost to leukaemia the other year.
So the TLB are his initials.

I will post a better pic at a later date


http://server5.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-spitfire.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/fbscreenshots/images/0-picture.jpg

"LOOK MUM NO HANDS!"

tripmcniely
02-11-2004, 04:14 AM
hey I build Models and stuff but I thought I would do my best and make you all very,very jelouse. I'm a huge Fan of WW2 Fighters. Not as big as this guy I know.

He has his own ME109G-6. yep he is currently rebuilding his own 109. Has talked to the pilot and the plane served on the Eastern Front.

I thought it was pretty cool so thought I would share that with you. So hopefully there will soon be another fying example of this fine aircraft, (as you probably know, there is only one other FLYING example in the world , thought I heard recently it was banged up. You guessed it, in a landing accident....)

Anyways I said what I wanted!
Can't wait to see this thing on it's first engine runs, will be awesome!

madsarmy
04-09-2004, 10:34 AM
Dragging up an old post. Heres some better pics.

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-spit1.jpg

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-spit2.jpg

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-spit3.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/fbscreenshots/images/0-picture.jpg

"LOOK MUM NO HANDS!"

Flying-Psyduck
04-10-2004, 03:52 AM
I just bought Me 262, Bf 109G and Heinkel He 111 H-6. All are 1:72. I collect the luftwaffe and Finnish air force. I own also the F/A 18 Hornet, DC-3, a finnish Mig, Fokker DR.1, Fokker D. VII, B 747, B 757...