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Re: Roden
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2014, 04:25:32 am »
A 1/144 VC10 or 1/72?

1/144

This is excellent news.

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Re: Roden
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2014, 04:28:21 am »
Maybe even a Super? That would be even better.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Roden
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2014, 06:05:49 am »
Jeepers, I hate to think how much they weigh!  :o

I've the Magna one and it's heavy!  Never got any further than some basic cleanup and test fitting.

You can always try to find an Airways vacuform, got one of those and was able to pick up a TwoSix decal sheet, the one with the all black tail
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Re: Roden
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 06:26:40 am »
You can always try to find an Airways vacuform, got one of those and was able to pick up a TwoSix decal sheet, the one with the all black tail

The Sec. of my local model club has built one, it's HUGE, too big for my shelves, which is why I model my airliners in 1/144.
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Re: Roden
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2014, 07:41:15 am »
They're doing a Rolls Royce armoured car in 1/72, might have to have one.
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Re: Roden
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2014, 07:42:48 am »
They're doing a Rolls Royce armoured car in 1/72, might have to have one.

In plastic? That'd be a lot better than the white metal Merlin one, it's so heavy it bends its own rear axle!  :o
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Re: Roden
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2014, 05:13:39 pm »
Just read in AMW that the 1/144th C-119 has unused gatlings on the sprues, so presumably an AC-119K is on the card at some point, plus those 1/114th gatlings will be very nice spare parts for anyone contemplating their own whiffy gunship.

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Re: Roden
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2014, 05:17:06 pm »
Also, Presidential Jetstar in 1/144th (those decals could always find their way onto something else):


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ROD324


And a very expensive 1/72nd bus (what is Roden's obsession with these 1930s/40s German buses (not that I disapprove, mind)):


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Re: Roden
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2014, 02:52:20 am »
Good extras for dioramas, but they were also co-opted for military use.  I'm guessing that they come in useful for the railway modellers too.

That Vomag is a fairly big so partly justifying it's pircetag.  Roden have also released the flak version so I guess they're getting as much mileage out of the sprues as possible.  I forgot to post this when I first saw it, I instantly thought of you Harold as it seems perfect as retro moon-buggy!

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ROD727
http://www.model-making.eu/products/Selbstfahrlafette-auf-Fahrgestell-VOMAG-7-or-660-mit-8-8cm-Flak.html

I forgot to post this when I first saw it as I instantly thought of you as it seems perfect as retro moon-buggy!



IIRC these were Hitlers personal flak, following him around Germany so not many were built?  Makes them perfect whiff material, all sorts of other things could be mounted on them.
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Re: Roden
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2014, 03:01:30 am »
Ah, cheers Mossie: I saw the flakwagon when it came out, but didn't make the connection with the bus - doh!

Alternative scenario: get a bus and a flakwagon and paint them both in bus company colours, with one of two rationales:

1. Sensible option : put a crane and a winch on the flakwagon chassis and make it a bus company recovery vehicle

2. Silly option : leave the '88 (or a quad 20mm) on the flakwagon and have it as an armed bus escort, for the rougher areas of town.
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Re: Roden
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2014, 06:39:56 am »
....Or hide the 88 inside the bus body with some fold down flaps and you've got a Q-bus.........  ;D
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Re: Roden
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2014, 09:09:08 am »
Q-bus, I love it!
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Re: Roden
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2014, 09:28:38 am »
What a cool bus model ! Love the idea of using it as a Q bus ! The extra gun bits in the 119 kit is a nice touch a well.

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Re: Roden
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2014, 03:34:31 pm »
The bus is begging to be cut right down, painted yellow and decaled as the Hitler Youth "short bus" (they were the special kids after all...)
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Re: Roden
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2014, 04:46:36 pm »
That'll be a 'K-Bus' then. (Kurzbus)  ;D

We'll have a whole alphabet of them soon.  ;D
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