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  1. Found a picture of cyber hobby’s potential next aircraft release. It’s an F-22A which in the bottom right says it’s pending licence from Lockheed and is apparently a new tool.
  2. I've made my choice, it's the cyber hobby 72nd scale aew. 2 Falklands Boxing, I've got eduard masks, and cockpit, and exterior pe for it, hopefully make a start some time over the weekend The box art Cheers Glynn
  3. Morning folk's back with number three build as promised keeping the Royal Navy theme but a change of scale,I'm doing a couple of other GB's with 1/72 subject's including Airfix's Vampire T11 which led me to images of the Venom then to the fact a good few retailer's are knocking out this kit at a very reasonable £11:99 so ordered today from King Kit my fave pre -owned dealer.It has accuracy issues but don't we all,History tell's me it served at home in the Med and Atlantic as well as Suez.As it's rude not to order kit's in pair's I also ordered HB's Sea Hawk in the same scale which may make the GB too.
  4. Avro Vulcan B.2 Scampton Wing 1970's This is the 1/200 CyberHobby 'Blue Steel' boxing of the Vulcan B.2, recently completed for the 70's NATO v Warsaw Pact Group Build. There was a small amount of scratch building to make some bomb bay doors to turn it back from Blue Steel to a Free Fall B.2, but apart from that it was built OOB. I hope that you like it. This was the conversion work carried out to switch back to a more conventional role. And a final shot to give some idea of the size.
  5. Hm ... Very interesting! I'm working on a 1/35 CyberHobby Porsche Maus V2, and thought I'd just do a size comparison with a Churchill Mk VII in the same scale. My goodness, that think is huge!
  6. While I wait for the local hobby shop to get in my preferred Gunze Sangyo paints so that I can continue with my F-16s for the Cold War GB, I thought I'd do a tanky thing. I had planned to do the 1/72th Tamiya Sturmovik for this GB, but I'm a bit aeroplaned out right at the moment. I have here the CyberHobby JSU-152 '3 in 1' box, with a bonus set of Red Army figures. This one was in my stash cull box, but not as a serious contender - if someone had bought it at the last swap meet, no worries, but it didn't have to go. Therefore, seeing as I's still got it, it'll be built. All reviews tell me that this is a nice kit, the only significant flaw (according to Cookie Sewell, whose opinion I respect) being the too-small road wheels, which can be mostly fixed by the addition of plastic strip to bulk them up a bit. That will be the first order of business, then we'll proceed from there. There's a choice of 3 variants here, the Big Mother JSU-152 with the 152mm howitzer, the leaner (but not much lighter) JSU-122 with the 122 mm AT gun, or the JSU-122S (the sports model ) with a different version of the 122mm gun. I'm going to do the 152mm version because, why not! Kit comes with Magic Tracks, which are apparently not too painful to assemble, and it looks pretty nice - Dragon do good work as a rule. Blah blah history, I won't bore you with it, those who already know most likely know it better than I do (not difficult), those who don't but want to can look it up (lots of stuffs out there, including videos on YouTube), the ones who don't care either way... don't care. It was a WW2 AFV, with a big gun, and it played a major part in the Russians' successes against the Germans during the war in the East and on into Berlin. The 152mm version was especially useful in the house to house fighting that was engaged in during the final days, where its short barrel was better than the much longer barrels of the 122mm variants, which often had problems getting around city corners. The tentative plan is to do it as a vehicle mid-way through having its winter whitewash applied, stuck to a base with a couple of figures in the process of attempting to hide 47t of stronk Russian tenk with old brooms and a thin coat of watery paint... The box art option gives me the whitewash over green that I want, and Mr Dragon tells me that it's a vehicle from the 384th Heavy Artillery SP Gun Regiment, Czenstochova, Poland, 1945. On with the pix. Box. Instructions and decals. Plastic bits. No detail closeups, it's a plastic tank and I'm sure we're all familiar with what that looks like. And just for interest, the 122S gun (left) vs the 152mm howitzer, showing the length difference. Well, that's me away again, building photos as they happen!
  7. Good evening all, First of all, apologies about the photos-they're not the best.... Secondly, being a rather large Vulcan fan I thought why not try the Cyberhobby 1:200 kit, I would have never thought of buying one, but it was on Ebay for £5. And oh, my. What a kit! The panel lines are crisp, the decals are outstanding and the options available (shrike, blue steel, gear up/down, open crew hatch, etc, are quite varied. It even includes parts for the instrument panel and ejection seats-which shockingly also include control columns!!! A brilliant kit- the one issue being that the pressure needed in order the keep the upper and lower wing sections mated together while gluing is fairly substantial-requiring a clamp to get a good fit. Furthemore, it doesn't come with a bomb bay, so I've scratchbuilt a fairly crude bomb bay and managed to squash that into the aircraft. -Painted using an airbrush and Vallejo "Model Air" colours. Scratchbuilt bomb bay- including hand painted VTTS logo and a sponsor's logo inside (very messy, i know!) So, that's pretty much it from me, Thanks for having a look around Sam
  8. "It was winter 1962, the worst of the Cuban Missile Crisis was just past, but everyone was still on edge. I was standing near the runway at RAF Scampton, home to the Vulcans of 617 Squadron amongst others, and I heard the unmistakeable howl of four Olympus engines at full power. A Vulcan had just taken off in a hurry, and as it passed I could see that it was carrying a Blue Steel nuclear missile - the training rounds were light blue, but this one was white, so I could tell it was live: It was taking off west, but as soon as it was airborne it began to swing around, trailing smoke from those massive engines: It banked around hard, and I could practically see into the cockpit, it was so low: It skimmed along low, and then suddenly pulled up into a steep climb which it continued until it was lost in the overcast: I realised it was now heading East, and my first thought was that the balloon had gone up and it was heading for Russia. I was a worried man until I saw it return later that day from what turned out to be a training flight. They were tense times..." This is the CyberHobby 1/200 Vulcan B2 with the Blue Steel missile underneath. It was supposed to be a relaxing and quick build, but this one fought me all the way! Firstly work commitments took away most of my modelling time which meant it took me four months to finish this. The intakes were a right pain to eliminate the seams from, and it was putty sand repeat ad infinitum. Then there was a terrible gap between top and bottom halves which refused to disappear no matter what I did with it.The primer I was using was Halford's white primer, and for some reason it went on so thick that it obscured most of the detail on the underside, meaning that copious amounts of rescribing were needed to restore it. And then when I thought it was all over, the decals were on and the final satin coat was drying, it took a nose dive from it's stand and snapped the IFR probe off and fed it to the carpet monster, so I had to replace it with a scratchbuilt one. All in all, it didn't want to be built, but as I've never scrapped a model yet, I was determined and won out in the end. Yay me. I put it on a stand with a picture of RAF Scampton on it, as this aircraft was based there in 1962. Hope you like it: Tiny little things, aren't they? Right, what's next...? Dean
  9. Can anybody tell me why the Cyber hobby kit is more than twice the price of the revell seaking. Does it come with EB or things like that. I have looked but cannot find anything on the forums if this has been covered before please point me in the right direction (did use google but to no avail maybe not using right search words) Rodders
  10. M46 Patton 1:35 Cyber Hobby The Patton was a medium tank named after the famous WWII General Patton, which was the immediate replacement for both the Pershing and Sherman the former seeing limited action at the very end of the war, the latter becoming more outclassed as the war dragged on. It's design was originally specified as a heavy tank with the coding M26, but due to the weight of changes to the tanks design, which included a new main gun and power plant to replace the underpowered unit that had plagued the Pershing, it was deemed sensible to change it's designation. The tank saw service in the Korean War, where it proved superior to the limited number of its predecessors that were fielded during the conflict, and took out a significant number of Korean T-34s. It came to be seen as a stop-gap before the introduction of a more capable platform, so only saw limited updates in the shape of the A1 variant, which had improved electrics, transmission and braking, as well as new fire-suppression gear. It was finally retired from US service in 1957 in favour of the M47 Patton, the M48 Patton(confusing!), and eventually the more long-lived M60 Patton that stayed in service until the introduction of the M1 Abrams. The Kit This is a reboxing of Dragon's older tooling of the Patton (the first one!), with the addition of a set of figures depicting American GIs during the battle of the Pusan Perimeter between UN forces and the North Koreans in 1950. The box is the typical Cyber-Hobby orange and white, with a side profile of the tiger-striped Patton on the front, with a small rendering of the boxtop painting of the figures in the top right. Inside are 12 sprues of light grey styrene, a lower hull in the same styrene, a set of Dragon "Magic Tracks" in their ground-breaking flexible styrene, a small decal sheet in separate ziplok bag, and a small glossy folded instruction booklet printed in colour. The styrene is typical of Dragon production from 1995 when it was first released, but there is some quite impressive casting texture present on the turret and mantlet. A few of the sprues have other variants on their info tabs, such as the road-wheels and suspension, which are shared with the M26, and the barrel from the M26A1. Given the age of the tooling, this is quite a nice kit that should build up into an impressive model, particularly given the yellow tiger-striped upper hull and turret that is called for by the decal sheet. Unusually for a tank kit, the lower hull is missing its rear section, which is added after being built up from separate sides, incorporating the rear bulkhead and final drive housings. The rest of the hull has the suspension mounts moulded in, and the stanchions for the return rollers moulded in, plus a rear section of the underside, which is studded with access-hatches that would have been either more difficult or more expensive to mould integrally with the rest of the hull. The paired road-wheels and identical idlers wheelsare built up from two parts, and have a well-defined rim that should aid painting, with the return-rollers built the same way, while the drive sprockets are built from a pair of cicular central sections to which the outer toothed wheels are added. These aren't keyed, so a scrap diagram shows the correct orientation. The suspension arms are keyed and numbered differently to ensure the correct arm is installed on the right mount, and damper struts are added to the front road-wheel and the two rearmost stations. The tracks are the flexible-styrene type, which are too nice to be called "rubber-band", as they are both nicer to work with, and better moulded due to the technology used. They have separate guide-horns too, which are supplied on two small sprues and are glued in place individually using ordinary styrene glue. The sprues for these are marked T28, which is the unsuccessful super-heavy tank with four tracks that Dragon kitted some time ago. It's only interesting as I happen to have one in the stash, and it's worth Googling just to see one of the weirdest tanks that has been built over the years. The tracks are probably the same in that case, but there's no way of telling unless I was to dig my kit out and risk a stashalanche. Bronco are soon to release a set of plastic working tracks, and Friul already have a set for the Pershing and Patton tanks, in case you're interested in replacements. The upper hull is a single basic part with masses of moulded in louvers on the rear deck, and a restrained casting finish on the glacis plate. The bow-mounted machine gun and driver's hatch are added first, with small parts glued to the engine deck, including a non-functioning travel lock for the main gun. To the front are the light clusters and their protective fenders, which need to be adjusted to fit the slope of the glacis plate, as detailed in a scrap diagram to the side of their installation diagram. The fenders are added after the hull halves are brought together, and stowage is added to the left with pioneer tools mounted on frames along the right fender. At the back is a two part exhaust and rear muffler, which has a hollow exit pipe, and a large box surrounding it to keep the crew from burning themselves. Towing eyes are attached to the back, and the hull is then complete. The turret is nicely moulded as mentioned earlier, with some very well done casting texture already present. The seam between upper and lower halves will need some remedial work to hide it later, as it cuts across the textured area, so get the liquid glue and Tamiya putty ready. The similarly textured mantlet fits to a back-plate that has the pivots glued to the rear, and it is offered up to the aperture at the front of the turret, with optional searchlight mounted top centre. The 90mm main gun is styrene, and split vertically down the length, including the flash-hider/brake on the muzzle, and here a metal replacement might well be in order if you don't like hiding seams on cylindrical barrels. The coaxially mounted machine gun is provided as a short tube, which is presumably the armoured shield around the barrel, but there is nothing within, although there is an un-shrouded barrel at A34 you could possibly press into service? The commander's cupola, hatch and gunner's hatch are both simple affairs, with the gunner's hatch looking a bit basic by modern standards. The vision blocks in the cupola are moulded in with no clear parts, so a coat of silver with a top coat of transparent blue/green would be your best bet to get around this omission. Various lifting hooks, radio mast bases, brackets and stowage racks are added around the turret sides, plus a shell ejection port on the right side, all of which have very fine location points marked on the styrene. A simple commander's M2 machine gun on pintle mount is supplied, which could possibly be updated with an inexpensive set from RB Models. The turret then twists into the hull to lock in place on the bayonet lugs moulded into the bottom of the turret. Figures The figures provided in the box were originally released as set 6808, and there are four GIs in various poses. One is crouched and running with rifle ammo box in hand, another is doing the same, but with a machine gun over his shoulder, while a third is stooping and cradling his M1 Garand rifle in both hands ready to use it. The forth figure is kneeling and drawing a bead on an imaginary foe with his rifle. Their garb is still pretty close to WWII standards, with little in the way of protection other than their steel helmets. Sculpting is good, and although they aren't to Gen2 standards, they should build up into pretty useful figures for dioramas etc. Markings Only two schemes is provided with the kit, but as usual with armour, it's not difficult to portray almost any vehicle using generic codes and unit markings. You can build one of the following from the box: 6th Tank Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Han River, Korea 1951 – khaki drab with yellow tiger-stripe paintwork on the frontal surfaces of the turret and hull. 1st Marine Division, Chang Dan, Korea, 1952 Overall Khaki Drab with white C25 on the turret sides and glacis plate. Decals are printed by Cartograf, and are of excellent quality as you would expect. The tiger's eyes and mouth are provided in black, red and white, but you'll need to paint the turret and upper hull with the yellow and grey/black stripes. Colour call-outs are in Gunze Sangyo codes, as you'd expect from Dragon/Cyber-Hobby. Conclusion Not a state-of-the-art kit, but a decent one with some nice additions that should satisfy your desire for a Korean era Patton. Detail is pretty good despite the original tooling's age, and even out of the box it should build into an impressive model, especially if you give it the tiger-stripes treatment. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  11. Here is a review of the CyberHobby 1:72 Vampire kit, including sprue shots: http://imodeler.com/2013/05/imodeler-review-cyberhobby-172-dehavilland-vampire-fb-5/ Sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything. Sounds like CyberHobby has been up to its old tricks again - I can't believe that photo of the top/bottom forward fuselage seam. Ugh!! Is this really a new kit, or a re-box of something? Cheers, Bill
  12. F6F Hellcat Propeller with Tool for Cyberhobby Kit 1:72 Quickboost from Aires Whilst the fanfare that accompanied the release of Eduard’s superlative Hellcat somewhat overshadowed that of Cyberhobby’s new kit, the Hong Kong based manufacturer’s offering is still a class act and is worth considering, particularly if it can be found for the right price. Indeed, if you want to build your Hellcat with folded wings, it has a distinct advantage over the Eduard kit as it provides that option. Now Quickboost has released a replacement propeller to enhance the basic kit. The set is comprised of three replacement propeller blades and a new hub, along with a tool to assist in recreating the correct alignment of the propeller blades. Everything is cast in flawlessly smooth grey resin, and the removal of the parts from the casting block should be an absolute cinch. In usual Quickboost style, the finished propeller is a direct replacement for the kit part. Nicely cast, easy to use and accurate – what more could you want? Recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  13. F6F Hellcat Propeller with Tool for Cyberhobby Kit 1:72 Quickboost from Aires Whilst the fanfare that accompanied the release of Eduard’s superlative Hellcat somewhat overshadowed that of Cyberhobby’s new kit, the Hong Kong based manufacturer’s offering is still a class act and is worth considering, particularly if it can be found for the right price. Indeed, if you want to build your Hellcat with folded wings, it has a distinct advantage over the Eduard kit as it provides that option. Now Quickboost has released a replacement propeller to enhance the basic kit. The set is comprised of three replacement propeller blades and a new hub, along with a tool to assist in recreating the correct alignment of the propeller blades. Everything is cast in flawlessly smooth grey resin, and the removal of the parts from the casting block should be an absolute cinch. In usual Quickboost style, the finished propeller is a direct replacement for the kit part. Nicely cast, easy to use and accurate – what more could you want? Recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  14. Eduard Photo Etch Detail Sets for Cyberhobby De Havilland Sea Venom Kit 1:72 Eduard Cyberhobby’s recent aircraft kits have acquired something of a mixed reputation within the modelling community. Whilst superb engineering and flawless fit can usually be taken for granted, the occasional dodgy shape issue and dimensional goof have often blotted their copybook. Their Sea Venom was no different in this regard, but despite a rather generous wingspan and skinny tail booms, some beautifully finished examples have already appeared on the forum. Now Eduard have released some photo etched detail sets to help you make the most of this interesting kit. Sea Venom FAW.21 (self adhesive) 1:72 Eduard Eduard have followed their usual convention for smaller 1:72 scale kits and have released two sets for this kit. The first is a comprehensive set containing two frets of parts. The second is from their ‘Zoom’ range and contains just one fret. The larger set contains plenty of parts for detailing the cockpit, including a full set of pre-painted harnesses for the Martin Baker ejector seats, a pre-painted instrument panel and side consoles and a variety of smaller parts. The kit’s undercarriage receives particularly close attention. There are parts for detailing the undercarriage doors, including new hydraulic jacks as well as scissor links and brake lines for the undercarriage legs. The wing folds also receive some attention and some rather nice parts for detailing the hinges are included. The external airframe is not ignored either. There are a number of surface panels on the fret, as well as new fins for the wing tip tanks. Whilst you are cutting the old fins off, you might as well remove the whole tank and reduce the wingspan to correct one of the kit’s faults. Landing flaps are included as well. These are designed to fit around the kit parts, although some cutting will be required to install the flaps themselves. The end result should be worth it though, and at least they don’t have any fiddly ribs to make life difficult. A few fine details such as antennae, aerials and a windscreen wiper round off a very comprehensive set. Sea Venom FAW.21 Zoom (self adhesive) 1:72 Eduard The ‘Zoom’ set is simply comprised of the pre-painted self-adhesive fret from the set reviewed above. Opt for this set and you’ll miss out on those lovely landing flaps, but at least there are enough parts to bring the cockpit to life and add a bit of interest to the undercarriage and the rest of the airframe. Conclusion If you have chosen to invest in Cyberhobby’s kit, then I’d recommend you consider picking up one of Eduard’s sets as well. It will make a really positive difference to the finished model and can be firmly recommended. Review samples courtesy of
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