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  1. Excellent result! I do love an unusual aircraft and the Optica is certainly that. Now, what are the chances of us getting an injection moulded kit in 1/32 scale? Slim?
  2. Posting pics from Flick to here seems to be a bit of a mare, I managed to get one pic from the iPad ok, but resorted to booting the Mac for the other two... Grrr! If you are feeling a little flush then I can heartily recommend the crates from IKEA, they are the Samla range, lots of sizes to choose from and they are designed so that when you stack them the little feet on the bottom nestle neatly into the lid of the one below. They really aren’t that expensive and are built to last.
  3. Hi Pete, thanks! It has come in handy on so many occasions, especially scratch build sci-fi stuff. Aircraft Weapons by peely20, on Flickr Propulsion and Undercarriage by peely20, on Flickr
  4. Being a Northerner and a firm believer in getting your money’s worth, I have kept as many spare parts as I can from the very start of my modelling making days. I’ve certainly not kept all, but some of the one’s I do have are over 35 years old! I used to be able to tell which bit came from which kit, but my memory isn’t what it was... Anyhow, I used to keep them all separate in plastic ice cream tubs, until it started getting out of hand and the tubs were getting brittle too. So I had a sort out of the rubbish and an amalgamation of subjects/type. I then bought myself some sturdy crates from IKEA that interlock nicely like Lego and so the madness continues. I have mostly built aircraft, with armour, sci-fi, cars and then ships in order of preference. Whenever I get bored with a built model and feel it’s time is over I scavenge any useful bits as much as possible and bin the rest. The spares stash by peely20, on Flickr
  5. If it helps I managed to dig out the couple of whitemetal 1/48 RN crew from long ago. I suspect they might have been Airwaves in origin.
  6. I could be wrong but I seem to recall - some time ago - buying a couple of 1/48 FAA crewmen in immersion suits that were sold as helicopter crewmen, they were in whitemetal. I think they were intended for the Revell Wessex HAS.3 as they were out long before the Sea King or Lynx were kitted, talking early 1990s here. One fellow was stood upright, the other one was definitely kneeling and I used him as rear crew on a 1/48 Fujimi Royal Marines Gazelle that I built, the pilot for that was seconded from a Hasegawa Hughes 500. Will have a look to see if I still have the RN chaps. Are the Fujimi or Hasegawa US Navy deck crew too far removed to be adapted to RN crew? Bit of cross decking perhaps?
  7. Not sure why the B Wing is more expensive than any of the other comparable 1/72 Bandai SW kits. I was so looking forward to buying a B Wing when it was announced, but so disappointed that the price was - to me anyhow - unreasonable and has continued to increase. Yes, I am sure that the technical skills and effort required to tool such a kit are very costly and the detailing is beautifully done, as the other kits are... but I am loath to part with a large amount of cash for a 1/72 model.
  8. Just done a quick search and Hannants have it listed for £49.99, or if you pre-order you can get it for £44.99. Release is not due until July. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BAN01208?result-token=iiAcN
  9. Ah things are finally moving, we now have a trailer. The show is to be broadcast this Autumn.
  10. It now seems likely to be broadcast at Christmas... perhaps... https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-07-23/dont-worry-bbc1s-the-war-of-the-worlds-is-still-coming-to-tv/
  11. The second trailer was released yesterday and if you haven't seen it yet, link below:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n1T3HxHd7Y At about 1:21 in we some brief glimpses of what seems to be vintage B Wings, A Wings and Y Wings as well as what appears to be the Tantive IV and another craft I don't recognise. I am guessing that the Resistance being a bit down on their luck have had to scavenge whatever craft they can get their hands on in order to take the fight to the First Order... The next brief glimpse we get is of a massive fleet of Star Destroyers, presumably opposing the fighters... good luck then! Kind Regards NeilR
  12. Thanks for the comments, plenty of food for thought there. I am considering scratchbuilding, just working out the best approach.
  13. Hi Pilgrim I have the 1/350 Falcon and it certainly is small, then I had a crazy notion to build an asteroid diorama based on a scene from TESB and that’s when I started looking for 1/350 TIEs.
  14. Hi I have an idea for a diorama that would require a couple of TIE Fighters in 1/350 scale, but I am drawing a blank on where to source them from, if they even exist! I have tried browsing through Shapeways but that is a very tedious task and the search engine is not much use if people don’t call things by the right name. So if anyone has any idea of where to get the blighters from then that info would be most welcome. Cheers NeilR
  15. If you don’t mind other people’s cast offs, then searching eBay for ‘scrapyard’ or ‘junkyard’ or ‘spares or repair’ titled listings for models can be a goldmine. I have bought a few listings where people were getting rid of old or broken and incomplete models that they no longer needed so that I could cannibalize them for bits and bobs. Tanks, helicopters, warships, static railway models, cars, trucks, motorbikes all are good. Ok, so you may have to wash the dust off what you buy and do a bit of disassemby to harvest what you need, but if it saves you money then the effort is worth it. A trip to your local DIY superstore can be useful too, I have built several models featuring various bits of hardware - screwcups, fuses etc. to add detail. Must get round to posting pics of a Warhammer 4K themed model that I built entirely from scrap kits, greeblies from the bits box and RC tank tracks.
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