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Everything posted by trickyrich

  1. yup!!! the perfect name for that particular model.....a PIG!!! There is an awful lot wrong with that model, way too much to go into. Basically it's not a "C" model but a hodgepodge of bits from other versions trying to be a "C" model. They mention you can build a "G" model, but like the "C" version you actually can't! Whoever did the design work for this model has never actually seen one or even bothered to even look at pictures of one....the mistakes are that bad! Sorry to have to tell you this. Oh and the decals are rubbish as well! I built one and converted it to the RF-111C Recon version (custom made those bits), I spent a fortune on AM bits trying to sort/correct it. It would have been easier to scratch build one! The Academy version is probably the lesser of the two 1/48th evils! I pray and hope one day someone will finally release a proper model of a F-111.
  2. I'm now thinking I may have to downgrade my 1/48th MH-60L build to a wee MH-6J!! Moving/time/new work project look like they're going to eat up lots of time...plus a 1/32nd Skyraider may keep me busy as well. The Little Bird will be one of the Mogadishu Gunships...though I do have the figure to go with it.....if I could do figures I'd have the AH-6 with the dudes riding the boards on the side!!
  3. I really should have to be asked if I wanted to join this GB!!! I should have a few in the stash suitable.....or about to join the stash! hopefully it's not 1/48th as all of them are complete rubbish!
  4. Their 1/32nd Skystreak went on sale for $160 USD and for the lucky pre-ordered ones, $128 USD, that's not too bad at all when considering what you're getting. If the Viggen is around $250 USD it'll be a bargain!
  5. gee she does look really nice Reini!
  6. OMG!!!!! A 1/32nd Viggen and it's resin!! I've just died and gone to resin heaven! I now know what is top of my model list. I wonder how the quality will be compared to to the old Fisher Model & Pattern beasts?? I had heard rumours about this company and some of their other coming releases. I just had a look at their site!!! This is resin porn turned up to 11!!! Theres even talk of a 1/18th A-4 Skyhawk and a 1/48th B-47 Stratojet! No mention on the site yet about the Viggen. https://www.jetmads.com
  7. I'll be saving up my pennies for that one!!! Hopefully it's be a nice model.
  8. funny enough I've done the Singapore return trip on a C-130.......crap inflight service!
  9. oh I just found this one...a really nice model Pat, it really brings back some memories for me! I remember my father building this one sometime in the mid 60's, gosh it was a nice model. He still had it when we donated what was left of his collection to the "Caboolture Warplane Museum" (try pronouncing that name ) 6 or 7 years ago. For interest sake this is the mission list for this aircraft, http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/plane.php?plane=fingelly-bitolace#.XtGsAi2r3UI AS far as I know or have found out the rudder was OD, not sure where Airfix got their colour from....though I remember my father did it in the weird colour per the instructions!
  10. ....oh dear!!! There always has to be one.......... cheers Dave @stevej60 , they're just being mean, I think it's a great choice!
  11. gosh that does look really nice!! Plus you've done lovely work on the cockpit! These big Tamiya models look so nice I'm so tempted...... either their P-51D/K or Spitfire Mk.VIII.....RAAF versions of course. Maybe Santa will be nice to me this year!
  12. Well done Terry, she finally completed and boy she goes look nice! After the drama you had it so nice to see her completed, you've done and awesome job on her. Again thank you for joining the Gb it was a really pleasure to have you along and to follow this build.
  13. well done on finishing her!! She looks great from the photo, please post some more. I'm glad you manage to over come those dramas you had....often walking away and doing something else is the best way to get out of a hole. I do it often out of frustration...probably why I have so may shelf queens! But you succeeded and completed her and have done a great job. Thank you for joining us here, was great you could and I do hope in the end it was enjoyable.....maybe not model wise!
  14. if it hadn't finished I would have said deserters! I'm looking forward to this one, as mentioned I'm planning to go large with a 1/32nd ECR in Tiger Meet colours. My only issue is this GB falls right in the middle of the Vietnam one (I'm host) and will be building a 1/32nd A-1E Skyraider (Fisher conversion) so time will be an issue. I may get a 1/48th one as a backup plan!! But don't worry...I'll be here to cause trouble!
  15. to sort of put things in perspective, my Vigilante was the old Collect-Aire 1/48th resin beast (that for some crazy reason I added full resin AM stuff to!!), not an easy build at all. But a few people have built that one and the Trumpy model and all agree the Collect-Are one is an easier build (and more accurate one)...now that is saying something! If I could get another Collect-Aire beast at the right price (I think I only paid $60 for mine)I maybe tempted!
  16. welcome along....again! You are lucky #30!! there is talk in the wind (namely from those that barely finished in time!!) that we might extend the eligibility for started builds from 25% to 50% or a wee bit more. This would allow those previously started builds and shelf Queens a second chance to join the GB.
  17. as they say all good surprises are worth the wait..........
  18. well that is actually very easy....build the F-14A...as I haven't bought the F-14D yet! Though I could always sell my Draken to fund the purchase of it!
  19. Dam!!! big is the understatement here!!! Though many years ago I did come across a 1/18th or larger full resin Me-262 in Singapore (think it may have even been 1/12th!). Don't know how made it and haven't been able to find out anything about it since. Know it was really expensive....gosh I now really wish I had bought it!!
  20. I know where you build models! Nice work Pat........ naughty kitty!!! Mines too fat to jump on benches!
  21. I didn't know that happened with that GB, that is an idea. Maybe in the future to make GB's even more inclusive is that we have categories; 1, Un-built models & 2, Started models under 75%. This would give members a chance in some cases to finish models in a themed build other than the usual KUTA event? Maybe posted in a second? I do think we now need to look at having multiple gallery's for some of these big GB's. It's going to be the only way we can have any sort of a poll in the future. With these big open GB's , like this was, an aviation gallery and one for the rest.
  22. she's looking really nice Reini!!! I'd love to build another one but just don't think I could bring myself to build the Trumpy model!
  23. gosh those decals do look really nice, will have to go have a look to see if there are any that interest me. She looks so nice with the decals on, you must be very pleased with how she's turning out!
  24. great to see those decals have arrived, now looking forward to the final reveal!
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