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by Mad Sam
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Super Cobra - Snake - how rare/value
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Re: Super Cobra - Snake - how rare/value

Thanks to you all for the advice. I've decided to pass on this Super Cobra, as the general opinion is that it's too expensive and there will be others in the future. I'll direct the funds towards a few more WW2 fighters instead. Also with some of the low rates you were able to pay for the helos make...
by Mad Sam
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Super Cobra - Snake - how rare/value
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Super Cobra - Snake - how rare/value

I've been offered a Snake Super Cobra for approx $350 but am not sure if this was a limited or low production model. so would like advice as to if this a fair price to pay? It's still in the box which is the red flame type. I've concentrated on fixed wing so far, so if anything has been mentioned pr...
by Mad Sam
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Old Crow minus the Crow
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Old Crow minus the Crow

Just bought a BBI one last week, and that's got the name on one side only.
by Mad Sam
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Ju-88
Replies: 17
Views: 3231

Re: 1/18 Ju-88

http://www.samsmodels.com/acatalog/shop.html
Never dealt with them, but the website shows the green version in stock and they do worldwide mail order.
(they've also got the B25, Mosquito and ME110)

Hope this helps

Mad Sam
(and no, I'm nothing to do with samsmodels...)
by Mad Sam
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 T-34/76 All orders have been SHIPPED !!!! !!
Replies: 166
Views: 18617

Re: 1/18 T-34 Build Turret Done ? 12-13 !!

This sir, is absolutely amazing.
You are a true master craftsman.
I know many others have stated it before, so all I can do is echo their comments.

Best regards from the U.K.
by Mad Sam
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My 1/18 carrier deck........
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: My 1/18 carrier deck........

trex0770; At least your wife raises her own eyebrows...My wife raises mine using hot pins at the mere mention of a 1/18 aircraft. gouchy ; lying to your wife...How very dare you!!!!! There seems to be a common theme - Excellent model aircraft collections in large scale = keep wife under need-to-know...
by Mad Sam
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: TENDER TERROR LISTED ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: TENDER TERROR LISTED ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ability to afford is one thing - I can very easily convince myself that the requirement is real, and the spend is justified. However, when I conduct a risk analysis of the consequences following Mrs 'Mad Sam' discovering how much I paid, I realise the stark truth is that the 'confirm bid' button wil...
by Mad Sam
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors

Black Lion VF-213 Thanks for the advice. The scheme I'm doing has red/white verticals and I'll only be post shading the panel lines to give some definition, so no heavy weathering on this one. Once I've got the aircraft painted, I'll have to find time to make a replacement for the missing centre lin...
by Mad Sam
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors

I just typed in the FS numbers you quoted and that has given me the answer. Lifecolor have the colors named in their range and the tone appear correct. My local hobby shop only has the Tamiya and Humbrol ranges, and all theirs seemed too dark. You describe the same scheme as on the decal sheet i've ...
by Mad Sam
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors

Yes, make that 499. Criminal it sure is, also made for one fairly abusive Brit when I found what I nearly had... Originally I thought I was going to uncover another Golden Dragon, wasn't expecting they'd used a Red Devil (this is the second time one has got away from me.) Even though I carefully cle...
by Mad Sam
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

bbi Golden Dragon Hornet colors

Can anybody please advise what are the best paint matches to the scheme used by bbi on the Golden Dragons Hornet? I recently purchased a Hornet which had been repainted (badly) into an aggressor scheme. (having removed the poorly applied paint, i found it started life as a Red Devil) I'd like to get...
by Mad Sam
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: starting to have to make hard choices..
Replies: 30
Views: 2104

Re: starting to have to make hard choices..

As we're waiting for builders to finish our new property, currently all my collection except 2 x 1/18 a/c is in storage. Our new house is going to be ready in April and will have a model room, but I know I've already got way too many in various scales to display in one go, so I'll have to rotate wha...
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: NEW GUY-BIG QUESTION
Replies: 20
Views: 2944

Re: NEW GUY-BIG QUESTION

GO LARGE

Just be warned though, once you're infected, there's no known cure......
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Badcat's 1/18 Wish List for 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2516

Re: Badcat's 1/18 Wish List for 2011

I agree with Snake. The F4 is probably the number one contender. In addition to 'tons of USN and USAF schemes' - there are about a dozen other Air Forces across the world who've had the type in service. (and that includes the jolly old R.A.F.) His other point is also valid - The aircraft has a uniqu...
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay

Never mind all that rare jet power on offer, There must be somebody tempted at the thought of adding a Loose JU87 Zero in green to their collection.
by Mad Sam
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay

Yes only in my case thats an eight and a half thousand mile round trip followed by instant death.

Probably have to give it a miss then.
by Mad Sam
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Instant 1/18 Air Force on Ebay

Compared to what I usually have to pay for 1/18, and considering what's on offer, this is small change. Now if I could just sort the 'collecting from Omaha' part out I'd give it a go for sure. As it is, I can just imagine the conversation.... Me - "I'm just going out to collect some models" Wife - "...
by Mad Sam
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Forum Threads
Topic: New Members Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 165
Views: 89735

Re: New Members Introduce Yourselves!

Thanks for that. Spent yesterday putting nearly everything into storage for about six months. as we just sold our house and the new one won't be completed untill then. Bad news is having to live with in-laws until it's ready and i've only found room to display a couple of aircraft. (Went for Galland...
by Mad Sam
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Forum Threads
Topic: New Members Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 165
Views: 89735

Re: New Members Introduce Yourselves!

Hello From damp and foggy England! New on here, so I thought i'd put up a quick note - I've been interested in aircraft and modelling since I was about six when my dad built me an Airfix B24 (He flew combat missions as a flight engineer on RAF Libs during WW2) I live in the South-West of England clo...