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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2018, 02:27:29 am »
I think I may need to increase my medication levels as I'm strangely attracted to a couple of Unicraft's new releases (some may be re-issues).

I can certainly see the Fairey in my BPF squadrons.

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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #151 on: September 08, 2018, 02:49:25 am »
Many ones among them are interesting, yes, while they are not my favourites in the Unicraft catalogue.
What is the advantage of buying at Hannants rather than in Ukraine by mail? (for modellers living outside UK, I mean)
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #152 on: September 09, 2018, 01:34:02 am »

What is the advantage of buying at Hannants rather than in Ukraine by mail? (for modellers living outside UK, I mean)

None that I know of Tophe. They are just my first port of call. I tend to go to them automatically I suppose.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #153 on: September 09, 2018, 07:42:48 am »

What is the advantage of buying at Hannants rather than in Ukraine by mail? (for modellers living outside UK, I mean)

None that I know of Tophe. They are just my first port of call. I tend to go to them automatically I suppose.

Reminds me of some time ago when I first started buying models from Hannants. High Planes offered a number of kits which the mainstream outfits didn't and I bought a few through Hannants. They were a bit expensive but they were the only ones on the market. One time I wanted some bits that one of the kits had for a couple of mine I had already, u/c legs etc out of metal, and I wrote to High Planes to see if I could get them separately. I was sent a reply that I could with an attached catalogue and was surprised to see that everything they listed as a price was almost exactly the same number only Hannants had it in Pounds and High Planes had it in Aus dollars.  At the time the exchange rate was a bit more than AUS$3 to a GBP ---- I started to buy directly after that, it was still half the cost even with the postage attached ---

I've bought direct from Igor a few times too with no problems except it took a while in the mail.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #154 on: September 10, 2018, 06:16:30 am »
I must admit I do tend to buy direct from a couple of Central/East European firms now. Eduard,Special Hobby and Yahu to name a couple. The price does tend to be a little cheaper direct even with postage, you just need to allow for the "hassle" factor.

I was sent a reply that I could with an attached catalogue and was surprised to see that everything they listed as a price was almost exactly the same number only Hannants had it in Pounds and High Planes had it in Aus dollars.  At the time the exchange rate was a bit more than AUS$3 to a GBP ---- I started to buy directly after that, it was still half the cost even with the postage attached ---



I did find that a similar thing was happening with a couple of LF resin kits I bought a fair few years ago and mentioned it to them at a show. A couple of days latter the price on the website dropped quite dramatically. Nowadays I keep my eye on it. Classic case of buyer beware.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #155 on: September 10, 2018, 07:44:03 am »
Their rip off prices is one of the reasons I NEVER buy from Hannants.  If they have it in, I can get it from Uncle Frank.  He gets it trade, I get a discount and he keeps the profit and Hannants don't get such a large slice of the cake.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #156 on: September 11, 2018, 06:24:16 am »
Yup, but you are one of the lucky ones who has a fairly local model shop. Nearest one to me is probably Hannant's at Hendon ?
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2019, 02:05:04 am »
Need to up the meds again, I'm strangely attracted to this



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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #158 on: July 20, 2019, 02:23:27 am »
Weird! Like a Fury F.2 with a F4U tail… I like it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2019, 02:37:10 am »
Weird! Like a Fury F.2 with a F4U tail… I like it! :thumbsup:

It does look like a mash up of various types Tophe.

A bit like the Japanese entry in "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines"  ;D
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #160 on: July 20, 2019, 03:20:51 pm »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #161 on: July 20, 2019, 03:56:47 pm »
It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #162 on: July 21, 2019, 03:54:21 am »
Like a Brewster Buffalo with a contraprop!  :o

It always reminds me of an F8F Bearcat

My first thought was that a Buffalo had met a Bearcat one dark night.

I'm starting to see this in BPF markings. Must resist the urge  :banghead:
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #163 on: July 21, 2019, 04:00:19 am »
I'm getting bubble-top Boomerang vibes.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2019, 05:03:19 am »
The lift-line of the wings doesn't seem to match the thrust-line of the props ... and that fin seems a trifle scant.  I'd expect that craft to be a bit directionally unstable with an odd attitude in normal (straight and level) flight.  Probably take off like a homesick angel, but landings might be challenging. 

Interesting design.
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