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by Dauntless
Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: opinions on new Corgi Ju-88 AA36709
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

Re: opinions on new Corgi Ju-88 AA36709

The fact it's a torpedo bomber is the only thing that would make me buy it, but I can't get over how fugly it is, and the gaps show up way too much. if it looked like Epaps maybe.

There are some of the others still available, so maybe get a dark colored one or wait for a BoB version, or do without.
by Dauntless
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Nazi A-bomb site discovered
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Re: Nazi A-bomb site discovered

Cool! 8) I wonder how close they got to putting that on a missile? Things could have turned out quite different. :shock:

I'd seen the documentary on the nearby connected Me-262 underground complex.

Where's the flying saucer (if any) section?
by Dauntless
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C Lee
Replies: 21
Views: 5364

Re: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C

Very insightful guys. Interesting to note epap, you mention the Germans painting the leading edges of their fighters grey to distinguish friend from foe when the US went to all aluminum unpainted surfaces. I wonder if the Germans knew that after Jimmy Doolittle took over bombing operations the strat...
by Dauntless
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C Lee
Replies: 21
Views: 5364

Re: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C

Forgot to mention how interesting your explanations of British camouflage were Aferg, Epap, thanks. Makes sense though, but why only in the Atlantic? And did the Yanks figure the Brits had it down and or the white seemed to work better only in the Atlantic? For instance I can understand the use of a...
by Dauntless
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C Lee
Replies: 21
Views: 5364

Re: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C

Didn't know those things about the Virgin Islands USCGMK2, interesting. Yeah this type SBD is not high on my list unless I could get it for a really good price, and not really impressed with the Oxford anyways. May get the EM Atlantic Wildcat, but I pretty much have all that I want in F4F's with mos...
by Dauntless
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C Lee
Replies: 21
Views: 5364

Re: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C

The only Atlantic Wildcat I've seen Aferg is the Easy Model. Recently I bought the Pre-War and O'Hare Wildcats to see if I liked them and decided they were worth the usually inexpensive price. All Plastic of course, landing gear down, but nice I think. This one looks like it has the larger tail unli...
by Dauntless
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C Lee
Replies: 21
Views: 5364

Re: Oxford Dauntless Virgin Islands Pilot Major Christian C

The same plane was produced by Hobby Master. According to the brief description there was a Marine squadron in the Virgin Islands 1943-1944. http://hobbymastercollector.com/HA0160.html Also a Major Christian C Lee was awarded the silver star in the Korean Conflict. He was a Marine Pilot. Chances are...
by Dauntless
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up

I imagine the fuselage would be mostly metal with a seam near the bottom of it to make the Mk II hull. Could be wrong but that would be the logical thing to do as there aren't many Mk III Sunderlands that aren't typical white undersides. This would open up more possibilities with color schemes. Few ...
by Dauntless
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up

Yeah that would be a blow especially for four engine heavies. I dont see anyone wanting to make any but Corgi. Who is in the 1:72 WWII fighter game now except them. Every company who made mid to higher end models is either belly up, or they don't make them anymore. So somewhat pleased to see two new...
by Dauntless
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: Corgi Catalogue first half of 2015 up

The Do-17 is a model of the one recently raised from the channel and the Defiant is one of the aircraft that intercepted it. The Hurricane is a new tooling done with CAD so I'm hoping it's nicely dtailed and can compete with the larger releases from Hobbymaster. At least as good as a 1:72 HM. There ...
by Dauntless
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Good diecast aircraft forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Good diecast aircraft forums?

There are so many pop ups and adds at TDHP it's a little discombobulating. The price of doing business I guess. Pretty much have to go there for up to the minute die cast aircraft news from all the makers though, but I don't hang out there enough to justify paying for adds not to interfere with the ...
by Dauntless
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Good diecast aircraft forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Good diecast aircraft forums?

Besides this one? The old faithful? :lol: Only other one I know of is the Model Aircraft Forum Circle. http://tmwcf.forumcircle.com/portal.php However, it is limited to aircraft in service right up to 1970 I do believe. Former and current members (and moderators) of the Yuku site who formed a little...
by Dauntless
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Revell 1/72 Horten
Replies: 15
Views: 4984

Re: Revell 1/72 Horten

Nice dio cnq. 8) You built the Opel Blitz fuel truck? I just bought the Hobby Master one that looks exactly like it in yellow tan. Very hard to find these days. Haven't opened it up but I doubt it has the hose hatch in the back like yours. Cool you got a soldier and took the gun from his hands so he...
by Dauntless
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: BBI 1/32 Prototype SBD Dauntless
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Re: BBI 1/32 Prototype SBD Dauntless

Wow! :shock: I remember this was the original scheme they were going to release and we got the other one instead.

What a nice and rare find, thanks for sharing.
by Dauntless
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New FOV. Where are they?
Replies: 7
Views: 3461

Re: New FOV. Where are they?

Hey D, how are you liking the 1/72 armor? I remember there was a discussion on here a few months back, about its small size and how some liked it and others didn't. I'm still hemming and hawing about it myself... Mostly I like the trucks and support vehicles, but got some tanks too. I wanted vehicl...
by Dauntless
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New FOV. Where are they?
Replies: 7
Views: 3461

Re: New FOV. Where are they?

In the last six months or so I started buying various 1:72 armor. FOV has two trucks that are new toolings. Looked at the pics and they seem to be a little better than the earlier offerings so I bought them. They are on the way. One has a figure (does he look a little big?) http://www.forcesofvalor....
by Dauntless
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New Oxford 1:72nd Scale Releases Announced
Replies: 62
Views: 25555

Re: New Oxford 1:72nd Scale Releases Announced

That is kind of a shame, but you either have to buy a piece of doo doo or an expensive model. There's almost nothing in between is what chaps my hide these days.

Though if you can find a good one and spring for it, I highly recommend getting at least one of the Hobby Master Avengers.
by Dauntless
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer

Had to look that up. It's called a David Brown tractor. Pretty cool in 1:1 scale. All they need is the bomb carts and some figures. Already have a Corgi Short Stirling. 8) Yeah one of those tractors should suffice. What's up with the Luftwaffe Bedford truck, is it captured? http://cdn1.bigcommerce.c...
by Dauntless
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: New Oxford 1:72nd Scale Releases Announced
Replies: 62
Views: 25555

Re: New Oxford 1:72nd Scale Releases Announced

The Do 335's colors look close to the Altaya ones with the brown. Minus the black panel lines of course. Probably good if you don't have the latter, but I managed to get one so I can pass. I would like a BF-108, though would prefer a Euro scheme. Hopefully they will make one later. The tank carrier ...
by Dauntless
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer

Yes a bomb cart. Was looking at an old Airfix box and the Oxford tractors look a lot like this one. Is the Oxford tractor WWII? One of them says 50's though so wasn't sure. http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Airfix%201602-200%20Stirling%20CF.JPG Wasn't aware the Queen Mary rig was available. Some sit...
by Dauntless
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Oxford Queen Mary Trailer

This is really cool. 8)

Wonder when it will be available?

Oxford seems to be the only one who will make aircraft related vehicles. Even if they are 1:76 they seem to work ok. I have a couple and plan on getting this and some others.
by Dauntless
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 Glenco Models Martin China Clipper in War Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: 1/144 Glenco Models Martin China Clipper in War Paint

Prop Blurs huh, I like them. Found the F-Toys Grumman Goose on Ebay for a reasonable price from a Hong Kong seller, though it's the post war version. My Altaya USN Martin Mariner, though I like how you blurred the two blues together on the Clipper instead of a solid line separating them, did you use...
by Dauntless
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/144 Glenco Models Martin China Clipper in War Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: 1/144 Glenco Models Martin China Clipper in War Paint

Nice work JR. That's got to be a big model. Got a soft spot for the flying boats and floatplanes too. Have every one of the diecast now except for the grey Italian floatplane. I thought about getting one of the F-Toys Goose and changing it to a WWII, or Pre-war. How did you do the props on it? They ...
by Dauntless
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: A-10 "not a survivable platform"
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: A-10 "not a survivable platform"

Cutting the A-10 is penny wise and pound foolish. The general is correct, we have no replacement. Since close air support is so necessary with today's conflicts, the A-10 serves a true purpose. Helicopter gun ships are great but they are probably more vulnerable to ground fire or even SAMs as well ...
by Dauntless
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Salvage Yard
Replies: 193
Views: 105662

Re: Salvage Yard

Anybody got a spare tail wheel for a 1:18 P-40?

Had my Flying Tiger hanging up for years, didn't notice it was missing one till now.

It probably fell out from getting bumped or something, got vacuumed up....gone. :?