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Dave J

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I picked up these two kits at the 2013 Mosquito Con in New Jersey today.

 

Thia one will be used in the upcoming Great War GB. It has a full interior. This is an old kit I gather but looks pretty good. Pretty good for 25$ I guess.

 

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This next kit will be used with the M1070 Heavy Transport from Hobby Boss I got last week. $10 US dollars.

 

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I've got the sturmpanzerwagen by Tauro as well but not with the interior (I didn't know there was a kit with the interior !!) - this might help you, I found this on Google images so you might be able to do the same Paul.

 

 

 

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 - also you might want to have a look at one of these.  It's basic but could help.

 

 

 

 

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Nice finds by the way.

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Okay, I was gonna post this on SPAR, but that's down, so ignore everything in this pic except for the StuG III Reference. I got it from Squadron last week for when I start my StuG III Ausf. G this summer. It's gonna be my first major interior job, so I'm really excited. The book has a few really great pics, and I didn't pay tons for it, so I'm happy.

 

Just in case anyone is interested in the 1/48 trash (only because SPAR is down  ^_^) the other reference is for my other build this summer, a 1/48 Monogram B-26 Marauder. That too will have some interior work, I plan on completely scratchbuilding everything inside of it between the waste-guns and the cockpit. This one has some great pics of the positions I'm gonna be making, and together with the pics I took myself of the interior of the B-26 at the Smithsonian, I feel ready to get to work on it.

 

The decals are all 1/48, and they were picked up during Squadron's $2 decal sale. The F-86 markings are some interesting post-war ones and will eventually make it to my Academy F-86. The two other sheets will be for future Tamiya P-51Bs (after I make Hun Hunter Texas). I don't know what it is, I really love P-51Bs. If Tamiya's 1/32 kit had been a B instead of a D, I would've picked it up in a heartbeat. Anyways, the decals look nice and seem to have nice, well-researched literature.

 

Happy Modeling!

 

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6 weeks of unemployment are coming to an end next week. Decided to celebrate with the new Hobby Boss P-61B. Should be here monday or Tuesday.

Nice Matt! It's great looking kit, mine arrived the other day... Some small issues.. But nothing to major at my first look

 

Congrats on the Job too!

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6 weeks of unemployment are coming to an end next week. Decided to celebrate with the new Hobby Boss P-61B. Should be here monday or Tuesday.

Congratulations on the new job Matt, wish you all the best for the future.

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6 weeks of unemployment are coming to an end next week. Decided to celebrate with the new Hobby Boss P-61B. Should be here monday or Tuesday.

 

Could have swore you said somewhere that you weren't a fan of that airplane.... B) but congrats on the new job!

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6 weeks of unemployment are coming to an end next week. Decided to celebrate with the new Hobby Boss P-61B. Should be here monday or Tuesday.

Hey Matt

Awesome news!!

So tell us about the new job!

Really pleased for you

N

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Squadron all sending me emails...25% off (which is like16.25% since I'd have to pay tax) and free shipping on that Widow....NO...I won't do it! There's a show coming up.....but id does look nice..

 

 

EDIT: Because I'm stoopid and no goods at maths lol

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Revell He162 from eBay for £11 shipped

 

Didn't even realise I had won the auction!

 

Had a look inside and have to say I am very impressed - what a kit! It only retails at mega expensive Hannants for £16.99, so this really is a super cheapy!

 

Still getting the Aires mega set for it though ;)

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OOOOH! Matt broke down and bought a Widow. Let us know how it looks Matt, please. An in box review is in order,

 

Paul

 

Paul, The P-61 is next on my list after the B-17.... I am currently working on the B-17 now

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Initial thoughts, though.

 

- The detail is mostly up at Dragon/Tamiya levels.

 

- included weights = nice

 

- baffling clear parts selection (upper turret???)

 

- the fit will make or break this kit. There's just so much going on that something like boom alignment could be a massive pain.

 

Just a thought, It says a lot for Dragon and their obvious desire to make a decent product that we're talking these days of them being at "Tamiya levels".

 

I will definitely take wa-ay more notice of their new releases in future.  The AW Messerschmitt GB also highlighted the quality of the Bf109 and Bf110's to me big time.

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