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by Mad Sam
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 King Tiger
Replies: 313
Views: 63748

Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

I found some info on Tiger II production; Allied bombing caused the loss in production of at least 657 Tiger II = 940 planned v 283 produced from September '44 until March '45 when the Henschel factory was overrun. The highest monthly total produced was 94 in August '44 which dropped following a ser...
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina ANG
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina A

That's very good!!

Berkut - Like I said before, it's a small world...and it would appear even more so for this ANG F16!
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay

The Spitfires arrived on Monday, and having had chance to look them over, as expected there is indeed things to be done on both of the models. On the JE-J The radiators are too deep, and as can be seen there are areas of the model which will need sanding smooth and rescribing, but I think the majori...
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay

There's work needed for sure (On both of them) but at the very least I've got a good starting point as and when I get time to sort them.
They will be here later today as he's delivering them in person because we're only 25 miles apart...
by Mad Sam
Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Custom 1/18 Spitfires on Ebay

I'll let you know what they're both like when they arrive in a couple of days!
by Mad Sam
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WHAT IS YOUR MAIN AREA OF INTEREST WITHIN THIS HOBBY?
Replies: 34
Views: 59301

Re: WHAT IS YOUR MAIN AREA OF INTEREST WITHIN THIS HOBBY?

Collect 1/18 & 1/72 aircraft - build 1/48 & 1/32 aircraft Collect 1/35 & 1/72 armour - build 1/35 armour Also got a few 1/18 & 1/6 vehicles I used to build and paint models for a company called Forgeworld - who some may recognise a the specialist model brand of Games Workshop. WW2 German Armour is m...
by Mad Sam
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina ANG
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina A

I have recently done a great deal on another model with Berkut and I know I can buy from him with confidence - but when he made contact about another item and mentioned this F16, I realised I'd never seen - or indeed looked for a photo of that particular ANG model. Everything 1/18 is rare over here....
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina ANG
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina A

Ha ha! - Hello Berkut - it's a small world!! I created this thread before I got your message about the items...

rschaap - thanks for the picture - I didn't expect such a quick reply.
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina ANG
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Looking for a photo of the BBI 1/18 F16 South Carolina ANG

PLease could I ask if any members have a photograph of the above model,
I would like to see one to confirm the item which I've been offered is correct/complete

Thanks
by Mad Sam
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Can you ID this tiger?????
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Can you ID this tiger?????

This is Tiger 211 from Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 102, and it's one picture from a sequence taken during the units route march to the Normandy front which started on 21st June '44. I haven't found any record of its loss, only that on 9th July '44 during an advance towards hill 112 it suffered a mech...
by Mad Sam
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1047

Re: 2012

All the best for 2012 to you all.

Regards

Sam
by Mad Sam
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Dragon Armor 1/72 Historical Vehicles Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Re: Dragon Armor 1/72 Historical Vehicles Thread

I think the Panthers in the 60126 comparison picture are very rare in that they are two of the final production batch - They have loops for camouflage on the turret side and a post for the aa mg instead of the ring fitted to the cupola. Also they would probably have had a steel roadwheel on the oute...
by Mad Sam
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Ever think to yourself- I have too many planes!
Replies: 30
Views: 2754

Re: Ever think to yourself- I have too many planes!

I don't think I've got too many (yet)

I'm also in the 1/18 75+ club
by Mad Sam
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What's the last 21st XD you saw at retail?
Replies: 40
Views: 2456

Re: What's the last 21st XD you saw at retail?

Yep, I can believe it...Over here we've got one of those stores in every city. There's even one that only sells 1/18 Spitfires. Wall to wall they are, in fact you have to climb over them to get in the door. - And they have a 'buy one get one free' sale every Friday between 6 and 7 in the evening, I'...
by Mad Sam
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Dragon Armor Stug III at Crazy Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Dragon Armor Stug III at Crazy Prices

CRAZY!!! It sure is... I can't see anything that would make these so valuable... These were $30 when they first came out. Their auction starting price is about $2250!! BUT..... If anybody really feels the urge to bid on these, please contact me first, I'll give you an immediate 10% discount off thei...
by Mad Sam
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Got a lot of 1/18 XD bbi and 21st aircraft for free!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: Got a lot of 1/18 XD bbi and 21st aircraft for free!!!!!

flayrah - shelf pictures would be over in the 'Off Topic' forum?

LOL
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom tanker. LOL
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Custom tanker. LOL

Oh yes, sorry I missed that bit - he's VERY RARE - Make that a quadruple of value!

Thanks for pointing that out flayrah!

LOL


Cheers
Sam
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Custom repainted 1/32 tanks 3-16-13
Replies: 38
Views: 10986

Re: 11-27-11 1/32 FOV jagd panther Repaint

Actually I think your blue and white is probably most accurate because as far as I understand, when the 3 company was re-equipping with Tiger 1 in the months prior to D-Day, their turret numbers were originally painted in solid white, but this made them stand out too much, so the blue centres were a...
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Georg Amon
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

Re: Georg Amon

Up to now, other than finding loads more about JG53 and the battles over the Med, I haven't found any more on GA other than what's already been posted here.
Haven't forgotten, but just no more info surfaced yet.

Cheers
Sam
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom tanker. LOL
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Custom tanker. LOL

You gotta get him!
He'll look great in the turret of your winter Sherman - slap a couple of black crosses on the side, yer man in the turret, triple the value instantly!
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Custom repainted 1/32 tanks 3-16-13
Replies: 38
Views: 10986

Re: 11-27-11 1/32 FOV jagd panther Repaint

Great paint jobs on both vehicles. I like them both., especially the Tiger II which looks like a true battle-scarred veteran from fighting in France. The only thing I can add to the mix is regarding the turret numbers on Tiger II tanks. Normal tank establishment in the German heavy tank battalions w...
by Mad Sam
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Warhammer 40,000
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Warhammer 40,000

Like the paint job, is it Eldar? Looks like some kind of Phoenix?
by Mad Sam
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Dragon Armor 1:72 Late War Panther
Replies: 22
Views: 2459

Re: Dragon Armor 1:72 Late War Panther

I like the first one with the striped scheme, and while it possibly may not have been carried by
a steel wheeler, at least other Panthers were painted in a similar way.

Not sure about this latest one. Perhaps looks a bit too 'busy' for the size of the model. IMO,
by Mad Sam
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Tamiya Paint Quality Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Tamiya Paint Quality Issues

Sorry to hear of your problems with the Tamiya sprays.

I don't know what availability is like for you guys but if you need another alternative, the Games Workshop black or white primers are very good. I either use theirs or standard automotive primers in grey or black matt.

All the best.
Sam
by Mad Sam
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: What is your most valuable and/or favorite model?
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: What is your most valuable and/or favorite model?

Smaller scale ; Corgi 1/72 Liberator in 120 Squadron Coastal command scheme.

Larger scale ; BBI 1/18 Hornet Red Devil which took a while to get and had a couple of false starts before I managed to snag it.

Snake: Your 1/18 winner came as no surprise!!


All the best
Sam