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Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Figarti. 1/30 scale shopgoodwill.com


https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/56094122
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What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:30 pm

Looked up some Figarti items. Came across this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FIGARTI-WW2-AM ... SwQYZWv4aA

What's wrong with this picture? (Other than the crappy excuse for engines and the price! :shock: )
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What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:27 pm

Wow, the seller is from my home town.

I agree the price seems a bit crazy, even though only 100 were made (is that true?) but I must be missing something. What is wrong?

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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:14 pm

I will admit I have an advantage as I spend a great deal of time around one. I've wiped off the props and dressed them to have one blade straight down many times (It not only looks nice but it avoids people gashing their heads on a blade tip pointed at head high position) I've cleared the props for start, counted blades for pre-oiling and watched dozens of engine starts.

Last I checked, the engines turn the props the other direction. Or maybe this B-25 had thrust reversers like a C-130? Anyway, for that price, I'd expect better.

(I've clobbered my head on a prop blade when they weren't dressed blade down so I'm real sensitive about it. On a four blade fighter like a Mustang, you normally make a balanced X rather than one blade straight down. That keeps a blade out of the way for hooking up a tow bar.)
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What makes the P-51 Mustang so special?

"It would do for 8 hours what a Spitfire would do for 45 minutes."

Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager

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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 pm

Ah, okay. I didn't really look at the props that closely but I see it now. I'm sure a handy person could fix that, but for $495 you should NOT have to.

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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by ketelone » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Axis, was the Sherman in the die cast section at Goodwill?
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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:09 am

ketelone wrote:Axis, was the Sherman in the die cast section at Goodwill?
Hmmm... Not sure. I just searched WWII in advanced search with titles and descriptions, all categories and it was in that group.

OK I see now. It was in Collectibles - Figurines. :?
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Re: Pretty Cool Looking Little Tank

Post by ketelone » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Thanks. I figured it out.
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