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You ever make a scale OOPS?

Started by PanzerWulff, May 11, 2009, 12:12:26 PM

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PanzerWulff

I ordered a Revell Germany Sea Venom I thought it said 1/72 when I ordered it.It just arrived and DOH!!! :banghead: it's a 1/32 scale kit LOL.So now the decals I had planned for the build are waaaaay out of scale so now to start Schemeing Anew  ;D ;D ;D
So have any of you made Similar Goofs???
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PR19_Kit

Hell yes!  :o

Being a Spitfire nut I read any and all adverts concerning Spitfire conversions, and I've bought most of them in my preferred 1/72 scale. When Brigade Models bought out their Tr IX conversion I eagerly sent off for it, not noticing that it was 1/48th!  :banghead:

Actually I still have it somewhere, anyone interested? Never raced or rallied, only one owner etc. etc.
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Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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Weaver

Ooooooh yes..... :rolleyes:

Wanted an Eastern Express 1/72nd An-72 and I knew they were thin on the ground, so when I saw one on ebay for ¬£10, but in America, so the postage was steep, I decided to have it anyway. After weeks of waiting, and passing over several others that appeared in the meantime, it arrived............... and it was the 1/288th version.  :huh:

Went back and checked the ebay auction thinking I'd been had, and nope: there it was, clear as day "scale = 1/288th"  :banghead:

By the time I'd been through this performance, Hannants had found some more stock, so I reluctantly paid full whack for one. Mind you, it took the Post Office two attempts to get it to me.......
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NARSES2

Yup - Special Hobby Macchi Mc 200 - thought it was 1/72, turned out to be 1/48 !
Decals my @r$e!

sideshowbob9

Quote from: Weaver on May 11, 2009, 03:01:41 PM
Wanted an Eastern Express 1/72nd An-72 ............... and it was the 1/288th version.  :huh:

That happened to me as well  :banghead:

Mossie

Yep, me too!  Was after a 1/72 OH-6/Hughes 500.  Spotted the Academy kit in my LMS, only realised it was 1/48 when I got it home.  What threw me was it was a very similar size box to the Italeri 1/72 OH-6, which I picked up later!

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lancer

Picked up a Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden at a show last summer thining it was the 1/72nd version, got home and discovered it to be 1/48th.
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Quote from: NARSES2 on May 12, 2009, 02:16:37 AM
Yup - Special Hobby Macchi Mc 200 - thought it was 1/72, turned out to be 1/48 !

I'll give it a good home in exchange for some beer tokens if you still have it?

I was convinced I had got a 1/48th scale F-100F once  - nope 1/72nd scale kit in a big box. (Just call me Steve) -sorry!

John Howling Mouse

Yeah, back when evil bay was young and kit re-releases seemed few and far between, I spotted an old Testors Convair C-131 and jumped on it, believing it to be 1:72.
The Seller never mentioned the actual scale and his image of the boxtop wasn't clear enough to read the small print (not that the scale was shown, anyhow).
I remember my surprise upon opening the mailed parcel.  I just laughed and thought, "Serves me right for ASSuming"

Wasn't as funny when I bought an extremely rare kit one time on Ebay (no details, please!) only to learn that I had indeed paid $30 USD for a mint BOX only!  The seller had definitely noted that's what the auction was for but Mr. Stupid over here got excited and missed that part.  To pay for my sins, that box now sits under my bench with enormous feltpen-marked word "PARTS" on every side, to remind me how dumb I can be.   :banghead:
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chrisonord

yes, done that but it wasn't my fault. I saw an airfix mig-21 on ebay and the ad said it was 1/72nd scale, and the writting on the box picture was way too small to read. So I put a bid on it...and won it for much cheapness, only to un wrap it when it arrived to see it was 1/144th :banghead:
So I looked at the ad for it and double checked it said 1/72nd scale and it did, the vendor said she had put 1/44th on the ad, but in reality didn't.
So I had to go through the rigmarole of posting it back and getting a refund, oh and Paypal taking a cut off me in the process :banghead:
Thinking back I should have kept it and made a missile out of it, to stick on one of my 1/72nd scale Russian Bombers :huh:
Chris. 
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Pee on it and walk away!!

Ed S

I don't recall every getting a kit that wasn't the scale I thought.  But I have picked up a couple decal sheets over the years, got home and found out that they weren't the scale I thought they were.  Fortunately, they may still be useful for WHIFFing.

Ed
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: chrisonord on May 18, 2009, 10:51:48 AM
I saw an airfix mig-21 on ebay....................... So I put a bid on it...and won it for much cheapness, only to un wrap it when it arrived to see it was 1/144th :banghead:

But do Airfix make a MiG-21 in 1/144 scale?
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit


PR19_Kit

Well stap me! I thought Airfix 1/144 output was all airliners. I wonder what got them into that market.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit