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Goofyfoot

Anyone Into Nitto's Fledermaus?

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Just picked up a Nitto Fledermaus (1/20) from ebay..........it's been many years since I built my first one.  I checked the first 10 pages of commentary, and it appears nobody has built one.

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You had me super excited that someone had kitted this fine fellow..

 

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If you don't know who he is..

 

http://tick.wikia.com/wiki/Die_Fledermaus

 

Btw one of my favorite quotes of the entire show...

 

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But on the original topic,  I built one of those years ago.  I don't remember having any real difficulty with the build. 

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1 hour ago, Goofyfoot said:

Just picked up a Nitto Fledermaus (1/20) from ebay

Lucky you!

They seem to be going for crazy prices and I haven't seen

one for some time anyway.

There is a limited following for Ma.k on this forum but if you

do a WIP then I for one will be watching it.

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Blimey! That brings back memories. I’ve got a half made one knocking around up in the loft somewhere along with a few of the original Ma.K kits.

Excellent multi-media kits for their time (well, springs and wires etc.)

 

I’m in a bit of a Sci-Fi mood at the moment, so I might just blow the cobwebs off it (assuming I can find it first!).;)

 

Mart

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Do it! Now!

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21 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

 

Do it! Now!

 

I’ll pop up there tomorrow, but it’s a bit like the wardrobe in the ‘Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe’. So it could be years until I see merry England again.

I’ll see if I can pick up a Sherpa, 100ft of stout rope, emergency flares and some night vision goggles on the way home from work....

 

Mart

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Sandwiches and a bottle of cold tea

might be a good idea.

If you're not back in two weeks we'll

send the sniffer dogs in.

(They're trained to find Nitto kits and

bring them back to me. Mwahahaha!)

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Unbridled enthusiasm!  I like it, and plan on a WIP.  Searching for PE for the cockpit as we speak......

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After the Pigmy attack, the Sherpa nearly succumbed to his wounds and was forced to head back to base camp. Stoic in my resolve I headed on alone. After a brief fight with a bloke with a hat and a whip with what looked like a glass skull in his hand, I spied my goal.  Blowing the dust off, I opened the cobweb festooned crate…..

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Wrong box! I shook my fist to the Heavens and cursed the gods….. With a heavy heart I began the long trek back to the small square of light that I knew meant salvation and the possibility of a hot mug of coffee…..

 

 

 

It was then that a landslide of cardboard revealed more hidden treasures………

Including a nondescript brown box camouflaged against the others with the immortal words ‘Nitto’ and ‘MA.K’ carved upon it. The gods had heard my anguished cries and rewarded me thusly…..

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‘Hold on’ thinks I, I’ve got a Krote knocking about somewhere:hmmm:. I searched in vain, but the allure of caffeinated beverages had taken hold. I marked the area with a buoy fitted with a powerful strobe light, and decided to return at a later date.

 

 

Upon reaching civilisation once again, I liked my lips, took a deep breath and carefully opened my prize.

 

Well blow me……

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SORTED! :D

 

Mart

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Mart,

Jealous green glows my heart

as the fates burn my ambitions.

or something.

 

Nice little collection.

I like the Ma.k stuff (obviously)

and I've never seen the Glaug before

(though I know of the Regult) but I like that too.

The Cousteau Catalina could be worth

a few bob on t'internet to someone.

 

Will you now be building up the fledermaus & krote?

 

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29 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Will you now be building up the fledermaus & krote?

Not in the short term. I’ve been watching way too much Gundam recently, and want to crack on with a few of those (along with all the 1/700 ships, aircraft, etc. in the ‘to do’ pile). I’ll stick the maus and krote somewhere more accessible, but I will get them done.:thumbsup2:

 

Found this geezer in my hunt.

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Complete with realistic dust effect!:P

 

Mart

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1 minute ago, LotusArenco said:

but I will get them done

Good for you, Sir!

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Ah!! A ready source for spare parts when I glue part "A" onto part "D" upside down.......

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Whoa,  whoa,  whoa!! First off, there is no such thing as "too much Gundam."  Especially now that there are so many great new shows.

 

Second, you got a Hellhound and a Jigabachi?  I embarrassed the wife when I yelled 'Jigabachi!!' during the recent GitS movie.  All I can say is...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Goofyfoot said:

Ah!! A ready source for spare parts when I glue part "A" onto part "D" upside down.......

 

 

I've been there brother. 

 

 

 

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On 4/18/2017 at 6:40 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

 

and I've never seen the Glaug before

 

They're what the Zenrtradi officers bounce about in.

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