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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #600 on: May 09, 2019, 12:56:57 am »
RL "seems" to be easing off, with a little luck I "may" even be able to build something soon.  :blink:

Great, it can be a PIA at times, but it's better then most of the alternatives on offer  ;)
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #601 on: May 09, 2019, 03:27:21 am »
Good to see you checking in Brad F.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #602 on: June 12, 2019, 05:36:10 am »
Went to my local "hobby" shop* today with the aim of buying a few kit's for myself as birthday presents but it had been several months since my last visit and there was only a handful of kit's left to choose from, a total of six 1/72 aircraft, none of which appealed so I left with a bottle of Tamiya ultra thin cement and a aerobatic R/C quadcopter instead. :rolleyes:

* I say "hobby" shop like that as it's actually a electrical supply store that sell's a small amount of hobby supplies, by the looks of it they are not going to continue with model kit's and there is no other local hobby supply stores so it looks like I'm needing to rely on the internet again. :angry:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #603 on: June 13, 2019, 02:57:18 am »
Hey, mate, you still in Mount Gambier? :unsure:

If so, you may want to try Toy Kingdom in Millicent. I was there earlier this year & they had a fair* selection of (mostly Airfix?) kits at the time.



*:- I say fair but I really mean pretty piss-poor but it was certainly better than a "handful", being in the 15/20 kits range.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #604 on: June 13, 2019, 09:11:49 pm »
Hey, mate, you still in Mount Gambier? :unsure:

Unfortunately yes...


If so, you may want to try Toy Kingdom in Millicent. I was there earlier this year & they had a fair* selection of (mostly Airfix?) kits at the time.



 :thumbsup: OK I will have a look when I can, cheers  :thumbsup:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #605 on: August 16, 2019, 04:00:25 am »
Our new bubs has reached 5 months old now and life has settled down somewhat so time to do some modelling  :mellow:
Have ordered some kits from evilbay and will be bringing my other kits and bit's out of storage soon, until they are all in reach I have purchased some new auto body filler and will be playing around with attempting some BD-5 clones  :mellow:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #606 on: August 16, 2019, 05:22:03 am »
Cool, it'll be good to see you building something again.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #607 on: August 16, 2019, 06:54:40 am »
Yay for clones! 
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #608 on: August 16, 2019, 07:23:54 am »
Looking at old pages, I discover today your Twin-Texan, lovely! :wub: (belated congratulations, more than 2 year late sorry…)

The P-51 fuselage was lengthened for the F-82, so would it make sense to do the same for the Twin-Texan?
I personally don't know why the F-82 had the fuselages lengthened, if it was for weight or stability reasons I'd prefer to increase the horizontal stabilizer area instead.
I have read somewhere (I think it is in the book "Edgar Schmued, Mustang designer") that the Twin-Mustang was not at all a double-Mustang. The RD-1120 was a twin-fuselage design, bigger than a double-Mustang, then was adapted on it Mustang-like bubble-canopy and belly-scoop, then the marketing department lied "buy it, no risk of failure, as this is just a double Mustang", but it was not, almost no common part.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #609 on: August 20, 2019, 01:19:57 am »
I glued the fuselage halves of the BD-5J together and tacked on the canopy, pushed it into some play dough and have made a copy out of filler, I had planned on making heaps of copies for many variations but I think I'll just stick to making one, it's just too damn small and not as much fun as I expected.  :angry:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #610 on: August 23, 2019, 09:17:08 pm »
Purchased a Pioneer 2 Yak-15, mouldings, instructions and decal styles look identical to PM products so I guess they are the same company, lesson learned, avoid Pioneer 2 also with future purchase's :angry:
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #611 on: August 24, 2019, 01:53:46 am »
Hey, Brad - nice to see you back again!  :thumbsup:


Purchased a Pioneer 2 Yak-15, mouldings, instructions and decal styles look identical to PM products so I guess they are the same company, lesson learned, avoid Pioneer 2 also with future purchase's :angry:

Yup, and some of them have appeared under the Airfix name on occasion.

Scalemates will probably give you chapter and verse.

IIRC after the guy died, his widow had the moulds either deep-sixed in the harbour, or melted down, depends on which story you hear.


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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #612 on: August 24, 2019, 02:04:18 am »
Pioneer 2, PM and Matchbox are the same according to scalemates.
I suspect it could be improved somewhat by using Airfix Yak 9d parts.  I think I looked at doing this when I built mine but decided not to for some reason.
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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #613 on: August 24, 2019, 05:16:08 am »
I used a couple of the Pioneer 2 variant of that Yak-15 to build my Yak-15Db twinned variant, and found the things to be quite well moulded.

But to quote my write up back then :-

'.....The kit(s) were surprisingly neat and well moulded in a pale cream plastic the consistency of granite. I kid you not, it was quite possible to break a scalpel blade trying to cut through some of the components, and I did, at least twice.....'

Link here https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=23822.msg347150#msg347150
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Flyers Projects
« Reply #614 on: August 24, 2019, 05:35:50 am »
The Pioneer 2 Kansan, on the other hand, isn't too bad a kit - if a bit basic.
With a new rounded nose, it will pass for a Civil Twin nicely.