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My stash just grew again (2016)

Started by Spey_Phantom, December 29, 2015, 05:30:16 AM

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The Wooksta!

From ebay:

Revell Spitfire mk IIa (new tool)
Eduard Spitfire mk IXc Early
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic

Knightflyer

Yesterday

Revell Wellington Mk.II
and
Revell Merlin HMA.1

both from the Birmingham Ian Allan Bookshop (again!) and both £10 each
Oh to be whiffing again :-(

NARSES2

Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 29, 2016, 03:24:26 PM

Revell Spitfire mk IIa (new tool)


So what's the verdict on it ? You have a few now

Quote from: zenrat on December 29, 2016, 02:04:12 AM

1/72 Fujimi Mitsubishi A5M4 Hayabusa


Nice kit
Decals my @r$e!

The Wooksta!

Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic

Dizzyfugu

Quote from: KiwiZac on December 29, 2016, 02:21:59 PM
That Pikachu is the first kit my wife ever built! The ears wiggle when you move the head. He's not too big.

Oh, with special effects!?  ;D

NARSES2

Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 30, 2016, 03:52:15 PM
Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...

Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?
Decals my @r$e!

kitbasher

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 31, 2016, 04:48:17 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 30, 2016, 03:52:15 PM
Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...

Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?

Tis whifworld, Chris - Brother Wooksta will build 5 OOB whifs that assume the numerous kit faults are real world design features  ;)
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PR19_Kit

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

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Thorvic

A pair of Hobby Boss USS Momsen DDG-92 Arleigh Burke IIA Destroyers in 1/700, from Creative Models via eBay.

Looking to use one as the basis for the hull of a new RN Type 26 Frigate  in 2017, the other may follow r may be built as it.
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The Wooksta!

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 31, 2016, 04:48:17 AM
Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?

I  ordered 3 from Uncle Frank but couldn't resist the first one on ebay.  Got number 5 as part of a lot with the Eduard 9.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic

zenrat

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on December 29, 2016, 05:31:17 AM
How big (or small) is the Pikachu model?  :blink: I have some 1:6 figure models at home, and I wonder how the ...thing's relative size might be?

It'll stand about 4" tall when completed.  I was guessing with 1/6 scale as none is given on the box but from the cartoons a Pikachu is about the size of a large cat so that seems about right.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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